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Why Vox is not “the next Wikipedia”

There’s been a lot of discussion this week about “the next Wikipedia”, with articles about Quora and Vox. Ezra Klein’s Vox Seeks Google’s Juice With a Newsier Wikipedia Q&A site Quora raises $80M to build the next Wikipedia To be fair it appears that the journalists are making the comparison more than the site owners themselves.......

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2014 Ford Hood Shootings -

0Lockdown lifted

BREAKING: All-clear sirens sound at Fort Hood as lockdown lifted hours after shooting at Texas Army post. — The Associated Press (@AP) April 3, 2014...

2014 Ford Hood Shootings -

0Four dead including shooter, 14 injured

Law enforcement officials, speaking anonymously, tell the Associated Press that  internal Justice Department updates say the gunman killed four people, including himself, and that 14 others were injured. The Justice Department reports say the shooter died of what appears to be a self-inflicted wound....

2014 Ford Hood Shootings -

0Shooter identified as Ivan Lopez

A senior Department of Homeland Security source tells FoxNews.com the shootings were a “soldier on soldier” incident without any apparent terrorism link. Senior U.S. officials confirmed the shooter’s identity as Spc. Ivan Lopez, who was based at Ft. Hood. Lopez was reported to be in full uniform....

2014 Ford Hood Shootings -

0President Obama comments

President Obama makes a statement from Chicago, Ill., where he is scheduled to attend fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee I just got off the phone with Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Sandy Winnefeld to get the latest report on the situation in Fort Hood. Obviously we’re following it closely. The situation is fluid......

2014 Ford Hood Shootings -

0No connection to earlier terrorist threat

An FBI spokeswoman says “there is no indication at this time” that an alert that an Army recruit planned a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soliders” is related to Wednesday’s shooting. Fox News reported on Monday (April 1) that the alert, referring to the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead, said FBI became aware of......

2014 Ford Hood Shootings -

0Base: Shooter is dead

Fort Hood’s Directorate of Emergency Services issues a report that a shooter is dead but this is unconfirmed and states that injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. The number of injured are not confirmed and the post is still on lockdown....

2014 Ford Hood Shootings -

0Lopez kills self after confrontation

A female police officer draws her weapon and confronts Lopez after he “reached out under his jacket” to pull out a gun that he used to shoot himself in the head. Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commanding officer at Fort Hood, later calls the officer a “hero”. What she did was heroic. She did her job and......

2014 Ford Hood Shootings -

0Lopez arrives at base. Attack starts.

Shots are heard at 4:35 p.m. near the outdoor motor pool. Lopez had been assigned to the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). Lopez ran into the medical building and fires shots from a .45 semi-automatic pistol at individuals in the 1st Medical Brigade. Some people try to flee by jumping over a seven-foot-high barbed wire fence. He leaves that......

Mt. Gox -

0Judge orders Karpeles to U.S

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stacey Jernigan orders Karpeles to appear on April 17 in Dallas at the offices of Baker & McKenzie, the law firm that represents Mt. Gox. Last month, Karpeles asked a Dallas court to grant Mt. Gox Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection, in part to put a stop to a class action that had been filed by......

BitAngels -

0First close on 10,000 BTC debut fund

BitAngels closes on its first structured fund, called BitAngels Fund I, with 10,000 bitcoins (value: $4.5m) available to companies that are developing distributed applications built on top of the blockchain. Michael Terpin, a founder of BitAngels, calls this “Bitcoin 2.0.”  BitAngels wants to deploy the money in 15 to 20 companies, and would like to invest the fund within......

Mt. Gox -

0Staff questioned use of funds

According to interviews with Reuters, in 2012 a small group of employees met with Karepeles to ask him to address their concerns that Mt. Gox was overspending. Costs included rent in a Tokyo high-rise, high-tech gadgets such as a robot and a 3-D printer and a souped-up, racing version of the Honda Civic imported from Britain for......

Mt. Gox -

0Karpeles refuses travel to U.S

In response to a motion filed Tuesday 25 March, where Gregory Greene and Joseph Lack ask a U.S. judge to order Karpeles, as CEO of Mt. Gox to go to the U.S. to testify in the U.S. in order to protect domestic creditors, Karpeles proposes to go to Taiwan instead, where he would allow lawyers to question......

Mt. Gox -

0Finds 200,000 Bitcoin

In a filing, Karpeles discloses Mt. Gox has discovered 200,000 bitcoin in a digital wallet, which is worth about $118 million at current exchange rates. The Bitcoin was discovered in one of the “old-format wallets” that Mt.Gox had used in the past and assumed no longer held any bitcoins. The recovered 200,000 bitcoin brings Mt.Gox’s total loss down to......

Mt. Gox -

0Customers can login, see balance

Customers are able to login to the Mt. Gox site and check their balances. A notice on the site says: This balance confirmation service is provided on this site only for the convenience of all users. Please be aware that confirming the balance on this site does not constitute a filing of rehabilitation claims under......

Mt. Gox -

0Canadian class action announcement

Canadians with deposits in Mt Gox announce a class action for $500 million in compensation for  losses on the exchange. The lawsuit targets Mt. Gox, Karpeles and Jed McCaleb, and Mizuho bank, one of the largest banks in Japan, according to a notice of action to Ontario Superior Court. Toronto litigation lawyer Ted Charney said: We’re never going......

Mt. Gox -

0Exchange remained open despite knowledge of large-scale theft

According to a sworn declaration in Mt. Gox’s  U.S. bankruptcy filing, the company may have collected a large sum in trading fees in the weeks before its closure, even though it was already aware that a vast number of Bitcoins had gone missing. Even though Mt Gox told customers it was investigating possible fraud on Feb 7,......