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MakerBot Acquired In $403 Million Deal

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It looks like MakerBot just started 3D printing money! In a release, the companies said it was a stock-for-stock transaction worth about $403 million, based on Stratasys' stock price as of Wednesday. Stratasys will exchange 4.76 million shares of its stock for 100 percent of MakerBot's outstanding stock. By agreeing to be acquired, MakerBot becomes part of one of the leading industrial 3D printing companies. Comments
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Mad Max with an American accent? Not so fast

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Change.org petition protests the use of a U.S. lead actor in the game version of upcoming game based on the classic Aussie film: film. "Carn mate, you just gotta get a true-blue Aussie bloke to do the yapping in this game." game," one protester says. [Read more]


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That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go

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Redmond has reportedly left the table

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business – the deal you probably assumed would happen sooner or later – has been scuppered before talks were even made public, according to a new report.…

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Microsoft has 'no plans' to revisit Xbox One's $499 price

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Even as the company backtracks on its unpopular game-sharing policy, a company executive exec tells CNET that it won't budge on the price for the console, some $100 more than the rival PlayStation 4. [Read more]


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Teen Threatens to Kill His Little Sister If J. Cole Doesn't Retweet Him

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Teen Threatens to Kill His Little Sister If J. Cole Doesn't Retweet Him

In a sick twist on the classic National Lampoon magazine cover, a craze J. Cole fan threatened to kill his little sister if the North Carolina rapper didn't retweet him.

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Sean Parker's Life Has Descended into Hell, Says Sean Parker

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Sean Parker's Life Has Descended into Hell, Says Sean Parker

You monsters. Shame on you. A Facebook billionaire wants to nudge a few redwoods in the comfort of his own forest, and you think less of him for it? I'm disgusted—and so is Sean Parker, who says he's being "spat upon" and "hunted" by "psychopaths" ever since he got hitched.

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