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Google Earnings, Revenue Beat Expectations

Wagner Bowman Management Corp now owns 660 shares of the information services provider's stock valued at $559,000 after acquiring an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. The company had revenue of $26.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.61 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $8.42 EPS.

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Microsoft Crosses $80 On Top- And Bottom-Line Q1 Beat

As predicted Microsoft was able to beat their 2015 goal of $20 billion in annualized run rate for the commercial cloud. Shares in the company, which reported its results after the closing bell on Thursday, inched up nearly 4% to about $81.75 in after-hours trading.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Announced for iOS, Android in November

Yep, Leaf Tickets are the microtransaction currency in this game . From the press release, "If you level up your friendship or decorate your campsite with an animal's favorite items, she or he might pay you a visit". Bells are acquired by selling items like bugs and minerals. Where this would feel like a gross intrusion in most series, when it comes to Animal Crossing - whose entire reason for being is to revel in the most fucked up elements of capitalism - what does it matter! ...

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Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away, he was 69

Calling him the "master of Malayalam movie industry", Mohanlal said, "Portraying the life of commoners, I V Sasi was a man who created wonders on the silver screen". Sasi was at his prime between 70s and 90s, during whichhe also directed popular Tamil actors like Kamal Haasan andSuperstar Rajinikanth . It is not just in Malayalam cinema that IV Sasi made a mark.

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Microsoft puts an end to the production of Kinect

Breakthrough titles never really made their way over to the Kinect , and it seemed as if no major franchise was willing to develop big-budget games specially designed for it. That was our goal with the Xbox One launch ... In 2014, Microsoft cut bait, removing the Kinect from Xbox Ones and slashing the console's price to $US400 ($514).

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Albert Einstein's handwritten theory about happiness just sold for $1.56M

Gal Wiener, CEO of the auction house, said the bidding on that note began at $2,000 and continued to escalate for about 25 minutes, AP reported. Two notes written by the famous physicist recently sold for well above their expected value at a Jerusalem auction house.