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LinkedIn's 4Q tops analyst views, stock surges to new high
Technology
Published in 5-2-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) LinkedIn maintained its perfect record of pleasant surprises as the online professional networking service expanded its reach during the fourth quarter and added more tools to help connect salespeople with potential customers. The results announced Thursday marked the 15th consecutive quarter that LinkedIn's earnings and revenue have exceeded analysts' projections si ...>>
UT's Harry Ransom Center lands Gabriel García Márquez archive
Energy
Published in 29-1-2015
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The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids
Energy
Published in 29-1-2015
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Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Maisy the mouse and pals Cyril and Tallulah prepare for the holiday, from trimming the tree to singing carols. Santa, by Bob Shea: A smiley little dino wears a bright-orange snowsuit, makes gifts for his parents and sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve only to scurry back to bed due to someone in red ho, ho, ho-ing in t ...>>
Website propels audiobooks' popularity
Energy
Published in 29-1-2015
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"The Starling Project" will test the appetite for an emerging art form that blends the immersive charm of old-time radio drama with digital technology. Just as original TV series such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" transformed Netflix into a content creator as well as a distributor, Audible is aiming to distinguish itself in the booming audiobook market with original audio dram ...>>
Clifford creator Bridwell dies at 86
Energy
Published in 29-1-2015
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Bridwell wanted to name the dog Tiny, though his wife, Norma, discouraged the obvious joke and named him Clifford, after an imaginary friend from her childhood. The books, which have been translated into 13 languages, have sold more than 129 million copies, according to Scholastic, and have inspired an animated television series, a full-length animated film and stuffed animals.

St. John's claims Athletic Directors' Cup again, maintains top status in SPC
Heights
Published in 29-1-2015
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On the strength of SPC titles in Division I field hockey, girls cross country, girls lacrosse, girls track and field and Division I softball, St. John's was a runaway winner in the girls division. The Mavericks grabbed their sixth SPC crown during the 2012-13 school year in wrestling, which fueled a second-place showing in boys sports behind Dallas St. Mark's. While St. John's rep ...>>
Carr leaves Westbury Christian to rebuild St. Pius boys hoops
Heights
Published in 29-1-2015
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Carr's dozen years with Wildcats - six as the head girls basketball coach and, more recently, six in charge of the boys program - culminated in a combined four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championships. [...] Carr recently left the only school he's ever worked, accepting the position as head boys basketball coach at St. Pius X. "St. Pius is a football and b ...>>
St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 29-1-2015
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St. Thomas head football coach Tim Fitzpatrick didn't have his full squad during the Eagles' spring practice last month, but he didn't seem too bothered. [...] Fitzpatrick was satisfied with the effort and, even more so, the enthusiasm. The defensive line was hit hard by graduation, with senior defensive end Joseph Lowery the lone returning starter. Sophomore Lorenzo Neal Jr., th ...>>
Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 29-1-2015
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Since Netzel's arrival, St. Thomas has made major improvements to its athletic facilities, including: Various updates to Reckling Gymnasium, including a new sound system, lighting and flooring and increased capacity for fans with the addition of ADA-compliant bleachers Upgrades to Father Wilson Field, with new protective screens, improved drainage and changes to the bullpen area, and The E ...>>
Also opening in theaters
Entertainment
Published in 29-1-2015
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'The Loft' James Marsden and Karl Urban star in the psychological thriller "The Loft," the story of five married guys who secretly share a penthouse loft to carry out hidden affairs. The fantasy becomes a nightmare when a woman's body is discovered in the loft, and the friends begin to suspect one another. Rated R: for sexual content, nudity, bloody violence, language and some drug ...>>
'Mr. Turner' a dull portrait of great painter
Entertainment
Published in 29-1-2015
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"Mr. Turner" is a flaccid, interminable movie by a talented director, Mike Leigh, which means it has its moments, but moments are all you get. There's the grunt of approval, the grunt of disapproval and even the noncommittal grunt, which recognizes that it's his turn to speak, but he passes. Usually, an artist biography attempts to account for the art, to make a bridge between who the ...>>
Billy Joel sets Houston date
Entertainment
Published in 29-1-2015
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Billy Joel sets Toyota Center tour date. The Piano Man's last local appearance was in 2009.

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin donates rare 'Hobbit' to Texas A&M
Entertainment
Published in 29-1-2015
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George R.R. Martin, author of the "Game of Thrones" book series which spawned a monster HBO hit show, is donating a first-edition copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" to the Texas A&M University library.

Three Houston dining rooms make Open Table's list of most romantic restaurants in U.S.
Entertainment
Published in 29-1-2015
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Just in time for those pondering their Valentine's Day plans, the online reservations site Open Table has announced its 2015 list of the "100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America."

FTC settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator
Technology
Published in 29-1-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) A Colorado man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website has settled with federal regulators who said he broke the law by posting nude pictures of women without their consent or knowledge. The case signals an increased interest by regulators in revenge sites, which have proliferated in recent years in part because of lax laws aimed at protecting free speech on the Internet an ...>>


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