Monday, September 8, 2014

Let's Do The News! (September 8, 2014)

The big scoop today...

Twitpic,  a site that lets user share pics on Twitter, will be shutting down on the 25th of September, 2014. Reason for this closure is when a few weeks ago, Twitter demanded Twitpic to abandon their trademark application or risk losing access to their API.  Twitpic was launched in 2008 and its trademark application has been in the USPTO 5 years ago. Sadly, they don't have enough resources to maintain their trademark against Twitter.

Farewell, Twitpic

- Cadillac, the luxury brand of General Motors will launch the semi-autonomous Super Cruise technology in the next two years. This bizarre tech can speed the car up, slow it down and keep it in its intended lane.

- Red Bull Racing rookie, Daniel Ricciardo, was awarded the Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini at the recently concluded Italian GP match in Monza.

- Senate President Franklin Drilon expects the Bangsamoro Basic Law to be passed by March of 2015 as long as there are no problems hindering their way.

- There was a diplomatic row between Israel and New Zealand after South Pacific officials told that their new ambassador was denied by the Israeli because he's also part of the Palestinian Authority.

- GET READY! It's your last chance to win limited-edition prizes on the QUAHOG COMIC-CON AND THE FABULOUS FOUR special event on Family Guy: The Quest of Stuff mobile game. Last chance to have Peter, Lois, Chris, and Quagmire dive into geek trash and become The Fabulous Four! Last chance to win celebrities to use in-game, last chance to save Quahog from mutant Stewies, and yes, you get the idea. It ends tomorrow!

- Good news! Pre-orders on upcoming Disney titles on DVD and Blu-Ray by Amazon are back! However, Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises still listed as unavailable.

- Molly Glynn, an actress who played as a doctor in the NBC firefighting drama series, Chicago Fire, was killed by a falling tree during a powerful storm.

- Renowned scientist, Stephen Hawking, said that the Higgs boson, the God particle, could care enough energy to annihilate the entire universe. Whoa...


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