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Google backs farm-focused startup as 'AgTech' bloomsGoogle backs farm-focused startup as 'AgTech' blooms

Reported by GPS Daily
San Francisco (AFP) May 19, 2015

Google on Tuesday pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying Internet innovations to growing food. The funding round led by Google's investment arm brings to nearly $28 million the total amount.. »more

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Beijing's new smoke-free law

Beijing's new smoke-free law
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), all indoor public places in Beijing will be required by law to be 100 per cent smoke-free by June 1, 2015.
Digital Journal 8 hours ago

 
FACEBOOK »
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Here's why you spend spare time on Facebook

Can't help skimming through your Facebook timeline even as you take a break from work? You may just be wired to do so as the brain prepares us to be socially connected to other people even when we get some rest, says a new research.
Zee News 3 hours ago

 
TWITTER / IPHONE »
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iPhone text crash bug targets Twitter

 If you're a victim of Apple's text messaging bug and have suffered an iPhone crash, there is more shock in store.
Zee News 8 hours ago

 
JAPAN »
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Strong quake hits off Japan coast

A strong undersea earthquake strikes south of Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo almost 900km (550 miles) away, but no tsunami warning is issued.
BBC News 6 hours ago

 
SWISS CHEESE »
Science explains holes in Swiss cheese
*Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck*

Scientists from a Swiss agricultural research center have poked holes in the longstanding theory that bacteria is responsible for creating the distinctive holes found in some types of Swiss cheese, discovering instead that tiny bits of hay..
redOrbit 8 hours ago

 
BLATTER »
FIFA’s Blatter hits back at ‘hate’ campaign after election win
A defiant Sepp Blatter said Saturday he was "shocked" at the way the US judiciary has targeted FIFA and slammed what he called a "hate" campaign by Europe's football leaders, a day after winning re-election as president of football’s governing body.
France 24 9 hours ago

 
BURUNDI »
Top Burundi election official flees country
The vice president of Burundi's election commission has fled the country, sources told AFP on Saturday, in a new blow to government plans to push ahead with next week's first stage of controversial elections.
France 24 9 hours ago

 
CHINA »
US calls for ‘immediate halt’ to China island-building
The United States on Saturday vowed to keep sending military aircraft and ships to disputed parts of the South China Sea and called for an immediate halt to reclamation works by Beijing in the tense region.
France 24 11 hours ago

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