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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... 

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, July 28-29, 2014

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks tonight and with a new moon phase on July 26, they should be pretty easy to spot in the dark night sky. The best place for viewing the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is in the lower latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere and the entire Southern Hemisphere. Look towards the southeast at around midnight local time for the best chance to catch the meteors. The meteor... 

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... 

Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice Suspended First Two Games of Regular Season

Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The NFL announced with the two-game suspension, that Rice will also be fined a third game check. Rice was fined $58,000 and he will forfeit nearly $500,000 of his salary. Rice is paid $235,294 per week during the regular season. The ban comes after... 

17-year old Boy in India has 232 Teeth Extracted

A 17-year old boy in India had 232 teeth extracted in a seven-hour long surgery. Ashik Gavai sought medical help for swelling on the right side of his lower jaw, something he had been suffering from for 18 months. He travelled to the city from his village after local doctors failed to identify the cause of the problem. He was finally referred to the city’s JJ hospital, where they found he was... 

American Red Cross Facing a Blood Shortage, Urgent Need for Donations

The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage and is encouraging all eligible donors to donate. “All eligible donors are encouraged to make and keep donation appointments to help prevent an emergency situation,” the agency wrote in a news release declaring the shortage Tuesday. “The number of donors continues to decline and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience... 

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... 
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