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What happened today - 4/11/13

The meeting of G8 nations in London ended today with little agreement agreement over how to resolve the ongoing concerns over Syria and North Korea. The diplomatic inaction came as North Korea prepped a one of their mid-range missile launchers for several hours in a show of force that the U.S. Pentagon finally admitted could be a realistic threat of nuclear war. China's bird flu has killed a tenth victim while some citizens remained unphased by the virus, focusing instead why Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' was suddenly pulled from Chinese theaters on the day it was expected to premiere.

The White House guilted the House over a lack of consideration toward civil liberties in the recently revived CISPA bill currently heading for a vote on the House floor. Meanwhile, the disgraced politician Anthony Weiner was rumored to be considering a run for mayor of New York. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a political action group called FWD.us, which he stated will focus on the topic of immigration reform. Zuckerberg will partner with several other high level tech CEOs to lobby the U.S. Government on immigration topics such as increasing H-1B temporary visas.

Bitcoin, the digital currency that had seen extreme fluctuations in value recently continues to make news with speculations being put forth of it being an intricate Ponzi scheme even while Silicon Valley venture capitalists continue to consider investing in it. Google submitted a formal set of concessions to the European Union in an attempt to settle an on-going antitrust investigation without a fine. Twitter announced their acquisition of music app We Are Hunted, furthering their dedicated interest for getting into the streaming music business. Linkedin revealed their 90 million dollar buyout of the news app Pulse, stating that the company intends to use the Pulse team to build new products for their professional networking and news website. To finish the day, Samsung showed off their ultra-sized Galaxy Mega phones which will be released in the hulkish sizes of 6.3 and 5.8 inches.

Not so notable news:
Digg reveals the obvious and expected results of their Google Reader survey
Iranian man claims to have built a time machine
20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded shack in Kuwait
Jackie Robinson biopic "42" opens on Friday

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