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Zillow Acquires Trulia Through a Stock-for-Stock Deal at $3.5 Billion

Zillow announced it has bought Trulia in a stock-for-stock transaction. In a press release, an announcement was made that Zillow acquired Trulia in a definitive agreement for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. The two companies will remain separate entities, though real estate agents will be able to advertise on both sites and gain access to combined tech efforts, the company’s CEOs... 

Creepy Porcelain Dolls Left on Doorsteps of Girls Whom they Resemble, Mystery Solved

Like something straight out of a scary movie, porcelain dolls being left on the doorsteps of girls to whom they have an eerie resemblance too. At least eight families received the dolls in the Talega community of San Clemente, California with all of the girls targeted around 10 years old. The girls are connected through school or activities they participate in, authorities said. “Families in each... 

Universal K. Allah Sentenced to 3 1/2 years in Prison for $5M Stradivarius Violin Theft

A Milwaukee man was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for pleading guilty in being a party to felony robbery of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January. Universal K. Allah, 37, pleaded guilty in May to the robbery as a party to the crime. His stun gun was used to steal the violin. In addition to his prison term, Allan will remain under extended supervision for another 3 1/2 years. His attorney... 

Target Launches In A Snap, an Image Recognition Shopping App

Target launched a new app called In a Snap that enables customers to shop for Target items from the pages of magazines and printed ads, without having to scan barcodes, look up links, or search store shelves for the product. Just scan select ads, choose your favorite items, and make quick purchases without ever entering the store. Users can also save products to consider buying at a later date. According... 

Stubhub Hacked: Cyber Thieves Compromised Over 1000 Customer Accounts

Stubhub is the latest retailer to be targeted for a cyber breach by hackers. Cyber thieves got into more than 1,600 StubHub customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday. StubHub, which is based in San Francisco, said that the thieves didn’t break through its security — rather, they got account-holders’ login... 

FAA Bans US Flights to Tel Aviv in Israel Due to Safety Concerns

Delta Air Lines, United, and US Airways all canceled flights to Tel Aviv in Israel on July 22 because of safety and security concerns. The FAA prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to Tel Aviv’s airport after a rocket landed nearby. Air France, KLM and Lufthansa also canceled flights on Tuesday. Many travelers were being re-booked on El Al, Israel’s national airline, whose flight schedules... 

2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan Equipped with Driver Easy Speak for Parents to Shout at Kids

Toyota will be releasing their new 2015 Sienna minivan with a feature that will give parents the ability to shout at their kids in the back seat, via microphone. The feature is called “Driver Easy Speak.” It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent’s voice through speakers in the back seats. Toyota says it added Easy Speak “so parents don’t have to shout to passengers in the back.”... 

South Carolina Man Kidnapped by 3 Mexican Drug Cartel Members

Three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped a South Carolina man in a dispute over drug debt, authorities said Wednesday. The kidnapped man was involved in delivering cocaine, marijuana and money throughout South Carolina and North Carolina, according to a complaint filed in federal court. The 23-year old man received about $200,000 worth of marijuana from the cartel and delivered it... 

Free Slurpee Day 2014 at 7-Eleven From 11-7 Today

It’s free slurpee day at 7-Eleven today. Between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at participating stores, visitors can receive a free small Slurpee drink (while supplies last). This will be the 12th year 7-Eleven has offered free Slurpee drinks on its birthday. In addition, participating 7-Eleven stores will also offer ¼-pound Big Bite® hot dogs for $1 as part of the birthday celebration. 7-Eleven is extending... 

Grandmother Sentenced After Toddler Drinks Meth-Laced Tea

Cynthia Watson was sentenced to 60 days in custody, including 43 days served in a work-release program after pleading guilty to child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance, according to Riverside County Superior Court records. Watson was visiting her family in Garner Valley, California, a community near Idyllwild, last month when she prepared a cup of tea with methamphetamine to get... 
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