Tag Archives: U.S.

Periscope expands virtual tipping via Super Hearts beyond the U.S.

Twitter’s big push to draw in more live video stars to its Periscope streaming service is now expanding beyond the U.S. The company announced today the Periscope Super Broadcaster program, which allows video stars to earn revenue from their streams through a virtual tipping mechanism, is now available in Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Other countries will be added to ...

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Amazon reportedly blames the U.S. Postal Service for Amazon Fresh issues

Amazon is blaming the U.S. Postal Service for having to shut down Fresh in some areas, Recode reports. Internally, sources told Recode that Amazon is saying the USPS was responsible for making the deliveries in most of the affected areas. As the story goes, Amazon is throwing shade at the USPS, telling food brands the USPS wasn’t reliable in delivering ...

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HTC cancels plans to release wireless VR headset with Google in the U.S.

One of the only questions I’ve asked HTC VR execs consistently over the past several months is whether the Daydream version of its upcoming standalone headset would ship on time in late 2017, they have consistently said it will, though now it seems as though the entire project has been cancelled. HTC and Google both confirmed to TechCrunch that a ...

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Nadal wins U.S. Open title with straight-set win over Anderson

Muy bien hecho, Rafa. Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis artist and world No. 1 player with the big biceps and the blink-and-you-miss forehands, won his third U.S. Open title Sunday, a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson on Arthur Ashe Stadium court, under an open roof and in front of 25,755, which included plenty of bold-face names. ...

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L.I. Teamster deported to Guatemala determined to return to U.S.

The wife of Eber Garcia Vasquez learned he’d been deported when he called her from the country that hasn’t been home for 27 years. “He said, ‘I’m in Guatemala. . . . They brought me back,’ ” Maria Chavez Marino, 61, who uses a wheelchair because of a recent accident, told the Daily News from her home in Virginia on ...

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Sloane Stephens routs Madison Keys to win her 1st U.S. Open title

Sloane Stephens dominated a shaky Madison Keys in the U.S. Open final and won 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to earn her first Grand Slam title, capping a remarkably rapid rise after sitting out 11 months because of foot surgery. The 83rd-ranked Stephens is only the second unseeded woman to win the tournament in the Open era, which began in 1968. ...

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Rafael Nadal takes aim at 3rd U.S. Open title vs. Kevin Anderson

The “Vamos Rafa!” chants are back in full swing in Flushing. Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard with the bulging biceps and the blistering forehand that appears as if a locomotive is coming at you when Nadal blasts one from the baseline, is back in the Open final, and will look to win his third singles title in Flushing and 16th Grand ...

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Juan Martin del Potro upsets Roger Federer at U.S. Open

Somehow, throughout the epic 14-year rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the two legends who have met 37 times, including 12 matchups at grand-slam tournaments, have never faced each other at the U.S. Open. They appeared to be on a collision course for a semifinal showdown this year, but perhaps it isn’t meant to be. The local crowd must ...

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Juan Martin del Potro upsets Roger Federer at U.S. Open

Somehow, throughout the epic 14-year rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the two legends who have met 37 times including 12 matchups at grand-slam tournaments have never faced each other at the U.S. Open. They appeared to be on a collision course for a semifinal showdown this year, but perhaps it isn’t meant to be. The local crowd must ...

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U.S. base in Afghanistan attacked after 'offensive' dog flier

The Taliban has said a suicide bomber blew himself up in response to U.S. leaflets that insulted Muslim Afghanis with a picture of a dog and a Quranic verse. America’s military has apologized for superimposing the Taliban’s banner, with an Arabic quote from the holy book, on a picture of a white dog, considered unclean in many Muslim countries. The ...

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