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MYOB Can Do Better than KKR's Bid. But It Won't

Having initially offered A$3.70 per share for the Australian accounting-software maker, the private equity firm cut its bid to A$3.40. KKR’s A$2 billion ($1.4 billion) offer prices MYOB at about 4.5 times sales, compared with the 5.5 times median for a group of peers such as Intuit Inc. and Xero Ltd. The bid, at 20.6 times estimated current-year earnings, also falls short of the 25.8 median of others in the sector. All these numbers indicate that shareholders ought to hope for more.
Tags: Science, KKR, MYOB, Intuit Inc, Xero Ltd


Oil rises on signs low prices crimping U.S. output though economic worries weigh

Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Monday on signs that the recent price plunge may start crimping supply from the U.S., currently the world's biggest oil producer, though concerns about global economy continues to weigh. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 37 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $45.96 a barrel after earlier climbing to as high as $46.24. The price plunge has caused U.S. shale oil producers to curtail drilling plans for next year.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg up and working from hospital after cancer surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up and working as she recovers from lung cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Doctors haven’t said when the 85-year-old might be released.
Tags: New York, Science, Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Doctors, rescuers work in tsunami-struck Indonesian areas

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Doctors worked to help survivors and hundreds of people searched on debris-strewn beaches for more victims Monday from a deadly tsunami that smashed into houses, hotels and other buildings without warning in the darkness along an Indonesian strait. The waves that swept terrified people into the sea Saturday night along […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, LESUNG Indonesia


NASA spacecraft hurtles toward historic New Year's flyby

A NASA spacecraft is hurtling toward a historic New Year's Day flyby of the most distant planetary object ever studied, a frozen relic of the early solar system called Ultima Thule. Four billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away, the unmanned spaceship, New Horizons, is poised to zoom by at 12:33 am (0533 GMT) on January 1, at a distance of just 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) from Ultima Thule.
Tags: Science, Nasa


RIP B-2, F-22 and F-35?: The Next Generation of Stealth Might Be a Game-Changer

Here is everything we know. 
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Introducing Russia's Ultimate Weapon: A Nuclear Bomb 'Cannon'?

A Cold War weapon that proved to be obsolete. 
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Who Drives Electric Cars in Dubai? The Government and the Rich

The biggest buyer of electric vehicles is the government itself, dealers say, with hundreds sold in bulk to local authorities over the past few years. The few others spotted speeding up Dubai’s highways tend to be Teslas, which start at 335,730 dirhams ($91,400). It costs about $41 to fill a 16-gallon tank of gasoline in Dubai, compared with about $50 in the U.S. or $125 in Norway, where plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles have boomed faster than anywhere else.
Tags: Science, Dubai, Norway, Rich


Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

Indonesian rescuers battled heavy rains Monday in a desperate search for survivors after a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 281 people, with experts warning the devastated region could be slammed by more tidal waves. The national disaster agency said casualty figures were set to rise as it issued the fresh death toll -- up from a previous 222 -- and said more than 50 people were still missing. "The number of victims and damage will continue to rise," said disaster agency spokesman Sut...
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Facebook Project Intended to Reduce 'Toxic Content' Was Shot Down by Top Executives: Report

Everyone by now is familiar with the specific kind of partisan rage that manifests on Facebook, particularly with the kind of tailored memes meant to incite political outrage that find a home on its platform. But according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Facebook mulled a tool meant to facilitate greater…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Wall Street Journal Facebook, Joel Kaplan, Facebook Project Intended


Oil eases on oversupply concerns ahead of holiday

SEOUL (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Monday ahead of the Christmas holiday break, adding to last week's steep losses on concerns about a global oversupply.
Tags: Science, Seoul, Reuters Oil


Alexa Snooping, Robot Takeovers, and FBI Surveillance: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The holidays are nigh, and this year’s naughty list is long indeed—and from revelations of reckless privacy violations over at Facebook headquarters and continued labor abuses at Amazon to the generally terrible way humanity has treated our homeworld, your erstwhile chroniclers at Gizmodo have been adding names to it…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Echo, Science, London, Movies, Biology, Labor, Internet, Climate Change, Animals, Doctor Who, Christmas, Economics, Global Warming, Surveillance


The Teaser for The Walking Dead's Mid-Season Premiere is Actually Pretty Frightening

I expect a lot of things from The Walking Dead. Action. Melodrama. Zombies. But actual, deep-seated fear, that Texas Chainsaw Massacre kind of creeped out? Not usually. It’s not that kind of show anymore, most of the time.
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Horror, Amc, Texas Chainsaw Massacre


‘Aquaman’ Tops ‘Mary Poppins’ in Pre-Christmas Wave of Blockbusters

The film won the weekend while still falling short of the $82 million predicted by analysts at Box Office Pro. Key Insights“Aquaman” brings fresh momentum to the DC Comics’ extended universe, which began with “Man of Steel” in 2013. It was positively reviewed by 64 percent of critics, according to RottenTomatoes.
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Mary Poppins, Box Office Pro Key Insights


SpaceX completes its last mission of 2018 with the launch of a military GPS satellite

SpaceX successfully launched the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System  (GPS) III satellite, nicknamed Vespucci, from Cape Canaveral, Florida this morning in what was the aerospace company’s first U.S. national security mission to date. The company had planned to complete the launch, its last of the year, earlier this week but heavy winds imposed delays. SpaceX won the National Security Space (NSS) contract with the Air Force in 2016 and intends to launch an additional ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, United States, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Global Positioning System, United States Air Force, Cape Canaveral Florida, StarLink


JD.com Averts a Crisis as Billionaire CEO Cleared in Rape Probe

Chief Executive Officer Richard Liu won’t be charged in connection with a rape investigation in Minneapolis, ending a months-long probe that made global headlines and cast doubt over JD’s leadership. On Friday, JD gained 5.9 percent to $21.08 -- still well below roughly $30 before Liu’s arrest became public. Liu, who controls a majority of the $35 billion company’s voting rights, was arrested Aug. 31 and accused of raping a 21-year-old female Chinese undergraduate student.
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, Liu, Richard Liu


Report: Wall Street Is Getting Cold Feet on Bitcoin as Crypto Crash Continues

The crypto crash has continued, with about $700 billion wiped off the market since its peak at around $800 billion at the start of the year, and leaving a trail of destroyed startups behind it. Bitcoin at one point closed in on the $3,000 price mark, well below both its peak of nearly $20,000 in 2017 and a so-called…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Finance, Wall Street, Bitcoin, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain


Another tsunami could hit Indonesia, experts warn

Another tsunami could strike Indonesia, experts warned on Sunday, a day after more than 200 people were killed by a wave triggered by a volcanic eruption. - What caused the tsunami? The tsunami "appears to have been caused by an underwater collapse" of part of the Anak (or "child of") Krakatoa volcano, said David Rothery of The Open University in Britain.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Open University, David Rothery, Krakatoa


Venezuela navy confronts Exxon oil ship in Guyana border dispute

GEORGETOWN/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's navy "intercepted" a ship exploring for oil on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp in Guyanese waters over the weekend, neighboring Guyana's foreign ministry said in a statement, while Venezuela said the incident occurred within its territory. The latest incident in a century-old border dispute comes after a series of offshore oil discoveries have given Guyana the potential to become one of Latin America's largest producers. In OPEC member Venezuela, by contr...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Latin America, Guyana, Exxon, Exxon Mobil Corp, GEORGETOWN CARACAS Reuters Venezuela


Report: Episode IX Takes Place A Year After Star Wars: The Last Jedi

And Kylo Ren has been brooding the entire time.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, John Boyega, Rumor, Kylo Ren, Star Wars Episode Ix, The Last Jedi


Trump Administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Immediately Comes Under Fire

The Trump administration’s latest gambit to erode constitutional and legal protections for asylum-seekers will be tested in the courts, and if recent experience is any indicator, Trump’s probably going to lose. Again. Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, Mexico, Trump, Asylum Seekers, Trump Administration, Kirstjen Nielsen, Migrant Caravan, Remain in Mexico


Blindfolded Speedrunner Demolishes Outlast 

I don’t care for first-person games that are heavy on jumpscares, and so speedrunner AcrohTheBeast’s 10:24 blindfolded run seems like the perfect way to play the game. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Speedrunning, Outlast


At Least the Government Shutdown Won't Cancel Santa

While Santa Claus himself may be sovereign, the people who work behind the scenes to track his movements in real time are not. But any concerned parties can breathe easy knowing that in spite of a government shutdown that may or may not continue on through the new year, the government organization that’s tracked…Read more...
Tags: Science, Christmas, Santa Claus, Norad, NORAD Tracks Santa, Santa Rides On, Cancel Santa


There’s a Miniature Ferrari Engine Inside Tag Heuer’s New Monaco Timepiece

It was a Ferrari Enzo that brought the new Monaco V4 up to speed.
Tags: Science, Monaco, Ferrari Enzo


Hubble snaps gorgeous image of epic ‘holiday wreath’ in space

Science never stops for NASA but while space observation and research continues regardless of the season or special occasions, the space agency still likes to celebrate holidays in its own unique way. Last week, NASA took the fast-approaching holiday as an opportunity to show off a very special snapshot captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The image provides a view of a distant star known as RS Puppis in all its glittery glory. The star and the massive cloud of dust that accompanies it, form...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Hubble


This Dark Star Wars Fan Film Perfectly Captures the Feel of Darth Vader's World

“Vader Episode 1: Shards of the Past” is the first installment in a fan film series by the Star Wars Theory YouTube channel, and it’s a good ‘un. Taking place in the early months of the Empire—after the full fall of the Republic but before the Clones were replaced with cheaper Stormtroopers—the film focuses on Darth…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Darth Vader, Republic, Fan Films


SpaceX Wraps Up 2018 With First National Security Launch for U.S. Government

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its first national security payload for the U.S. government (specifically the Air Force) on Sunday, delivering a roughly $500 million GPS satellite constructed by Lockheed Martin into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 a.m. ET, the Guardian reported.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon, Cape Canaveral


SpaceX launches Air Force's best GPS yet, ends banner year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Ap, Air Force, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla, U S Air Force


Harnessed horse unearthed in ancient stable near Pompeii

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists have unearthed the petrified remains of a harnessed horse and saddle in the stable of an ancient villa in a Pompeii suburb.
Tags: Science, Ap, Rome, Pompeii





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