POPAPP POP, an app that lets developers quickly turn paper sketches into prototypes for iOS or Android apps, has raised an angel round of $ 700,000 from ZPark, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups (which POP participated in last year) , and other investors. POP, which launched for iPhone first, also released a new version that can be used to create apps for iPads, Android devices, and desktop as well. Read More


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Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

by Blogburger on July 23, 2014

KARIN LAUB Associated Press= GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he’d rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Like Zain, many Gaza residents say the closure, imposed by Israel and Egypt after Hamas seized Gaza in 2007, is like a slow death: It prevents them from traveling, from importing cement to build homes and increasingly from earning enough to feed their families. “We want a good life or no life,” said the unemployed 44-year-old father of nine whose small scrap metal business fell victim to the blockade last year….
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Medical News Today: HIV ‘eliminated’ from cultured human cells for the first time

July 23, 2014

A potential breakthrough in a cure for HIV/AIDS may come from a new molecular tool designed to hunt down and ‘snip out’ the HIV genome from patients’ cells. Featured Health News from Medical News Today

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Tony Dungy releases statement clarifying his Michael Sam comments – Los Angeles Times

July 22, 2014

New York Daily News Tony Dungy releases statement clarifying his Michael Sam commentsLos Angeles TimesTony Dungy elaborated on why he would not have drafted Michael Sam. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press). By Houston Mitchell contact the reporter · Minority GroupsMichael SamPhilosophyIndianapolis ColtsOprah WinfreyNFL Draft. Tony Dungy clarifies …Brian Billick: 'Dungy Talking Strictly From Business Side'CBSSports.comDungy: Sam […]

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5 reasons why the market won’t crash

July 22, 2014

Bears point to many reasons why stocks should plunge. But bulls have knocked them down. Business and financial news – CNNMoney.com

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FAA bans US airlines from flying to or from Tel Aviv – Washington Post

July 22, 2014

SFGate FAA bans US airlines from flying to or from Tel AvivWashington PostThe Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday afternoon ordered U.S. carriers to stop flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, prohibiting them from traveling through Israel's largest airport after a rocket landed nearby. Airlines were …US Airlines Cancel All Flights to […]

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Actor Morgan Freeman Talks Mars Trips & More with NASA Astronauts

July 22, 2014

Actor Morgan Freeman grilled NASA astronauts on the International Space Station about how their work can get humans to Mars someday. "So you guys are out there, floating around, tossing that microphone back and forth there cleverly," Freeman said during a webcast Friday (July 18) featuring the station's Expedition 41 NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and […]

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Apple Gets An Exhaustive iWatch Patent

July 22, 2014

 Apple has received a patent from the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that covers multiple kinds of smartwatch devices, including a modular design that includes a smart strap with built-in sensors and controls that can host a plug-in personal media device (like the previous iPod nano) and an all-in-one that likely bears more resemblance to the coming […]

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More than 20 members of one family killed in Gaza strike

July 22, 2014

A hospital was shelled, killing and injuring staff and patients, and up to 28 members of one family died in an air strike as Gaza endured another day of relentless bloodshed on Monday . As heavy shelling and fighting on the… WN.com – International English News

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Ortiz homers twice in Sox rout – Boston Globe

July 22, 2014

Boston Globe Ortiz homers twice in Sox routBoston GlobeTORONTO — David Ortiz had one hit over the weekend against the Kansas City Royals, part of a longer slump that dropped his batting average to .249. There was one home run this month. Some hitters get grouchy during tough times, but it's rare to see Ortiz …MLB: […]

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