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October 20, 2014

Satya Nadella’s karma is in mint condition.

  The Microsoft chief who recently suggested women not ask for raises but depend on “karma” instead was awarded an annual compensation package worth $84.3 million—mostly in the form of one-time stock awards—making him one of the highest earners in the tech sector.  
October 20, 2014

Total’s CEO dies in a Moscow plane crash.

  Christophe de Margerie and three members of the plane’s crew were killed after their plane collided with a snow-clearing machine, according to a spokesperson for Moscow’s Vnukovo airport.  
October 20, 2014
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Wall Street versus Silicon Valley just got serious.

October 20, 2014

You can buy a Tesla in China now—on the internet.

  Elon Musk has put the Model S on sale via Alibaba’s website. Buyers won’t be able to customize their vehicles; instead they’ll have a choice of 18 pre-configured models. No word as to when the cars will ship, but buyers are being asked to put down a $8,200 deposit.
October 21, 2014

The US military wants to play in sandboxes.

  They are equipped with Xbox sensors (video) to create customizable 3D terrain maps.
October 21, 2014

Fish invented fornication.

  New research suggests they did it “sideways, square-dance style” in Scotland, some 385 million years ago.

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