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Wining Lottery Tickets Sold In Florida And Maryland

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State lottery officials said the winning tickets in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing with a jackpot of about $400 million, the third largest in its history, were sold in Florida and Maryland.

According to a report by BrevardTimes.com, the Florida winning ticket was purchased at a Sunoco gas station on Merritt Island in Brevard County.

The Lucky Numbers

The Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday night are:

11-19-24-33-51 Gold Mega Ball 07

The jackpot swells after no one matched all six numbers in the drawing held last Friday, March 14.

Biggest Jackpots in Mega Millions History

The biggest jackpot in the game’s history was $656 million, which was split among winners from three states in March 2012. The second was $648 million, which went to the lucky winners from Northern California and Atlanta in December 2013.

The game is offered in Illinois and 42 other states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The store that sold the winning ticket can receive up to $1 million in winnings, depending on the size of the jackpot.

Amazon Raises Prime Membership Fee

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The cost of an Amazon Prime membership was increased, a service which provides members free two-day shipping on millions of eligible items.

Price increase

Amazon announced the annual membership will now cost $99 every year, up from $79, while a student membership will cost $49 annually.

In its nine-year existence, this is the first time Amazon has decided to increase the annual fee.

Prime members get two-day shipping at no extra cost, apart from the right to access Kindle books and stream more than 40,000 movies and television shows.

Fuel and shipping costs

The e-commerce giant blamed the increase in fuel and shipping costs.

“Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same,” Amazon said in an e-mail statement. “If you consider things like inflation and fuel costs, a Prime membership valued at $79 in 2005 would be worth more than $100 today.”

Amazon also sent this statement to some Prime customers to explain the increase.

20 Strangers Kissing: Tatia Pilieva’s Short Film Went Viral

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Filmmaker Tatia Pilieva paired up with Wren Studio to bring 20 strangers together and kiss for the first time in front of cameras, which became a viral hit.

Awkward result

The result seems like real-life romance. The twenty strangers talked  to each other awkwardly at first.

But once they’ve kissed, they suddenly became intimate and even compassionate toward each other.

After the awkwardness, the pairs just go for it.

Instant hit

“It’s cute to see the strangers be all hesitant at first (as most sane and sober people would be!) but once they go for it, it’s like watching fireworks, man (as barf-fully cheesy as that sounds),” Gizmodo’s Casey Chan said in a statement. “It’s unexpectedly touching, like watching a documentary turn into a romantic comedy that doesn’t suck.”

The post has received more than 4 million views since it was uploaded and is still climbing.

Facebook Regulates Gun Posts

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facebook likeSocial networking giant Facebook has imposed stricter measures on posting anything related to guns.

Removal of posts

Facebook said that posts from users who “indicate a willingness” to commit breaches against the law to sell firearms would be removed. The site would also restrict access to posts relating to the sale of guns to users over 18 years old.

Some groups have lobbied and pressured Facebook to change the site’s policy regarding the issue.

Speech may have consequences elsewhere’

“People sometimes use our free tools to discuss products that are regulated or controversial,” wrote the company in a blog post, following reports that some users have expressed concerns about the private sales of guns on the site.

“It is one of many areas where we face a difficult challenge balancing individuals’ desire to express themselves on our services, and recognizing that this speech may have consequences elsewhere,” said Facebook.

Facebook collaborated with various stakeholders including New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in drafting the new policies which will also apply to Facebook-owned photo-sharing site Instagram.

The 86th Annual Academy Awards: The Complete List of #Oscars2014 Winners

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Tinseltown’s biggest night ended with some well-deserved wins across the board, as the 86th Annual Academy Awards, more popularly known as The Oscars, was held Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

Here’s the full list of winners:

BEST PICTURE: 12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Great Gatsby

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING: Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED): Mr. Hublot

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Frozen

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION): Helium

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: 20 Feet from Stardom

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Great Beauty (Italy)

BEST SOUND MIXING: Gravity

BEST SOUND EDITING: Gravity

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Gravity

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Gravity

BEST FILM EDITING: Gravity

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Great Gatsby

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Gravity

BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Let It Go – Frozen

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Spike Jonze – Her 

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Reportedly Engaged

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Mila Kunis is reportedly engaged to his boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.

‘Crazy’ in love

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According to a report, the former “That 70s Show” lovers are all set to tie the knot and Kunis was even seen wearing a diamond ring while out shopping in Los Angeles.

A source confirmed, saying, “She is crazy about him!”

The two started dating in 2012 but they kept it under wraps early on. Kutcher finally made it official as he finalized his divorce from Demi Moore in 2013.

Officially hers

A source said the couple, who have been together for two years now, have been getting more and more serious about their romance.

Kunis is wearing what appears to be an engagement ring on her left finger while shopping.

Kutcher and Kunis met in 1998 as co-stars of the popular sitcom, in which they played an on-screen couple.

Mean LinkedIn Rejection Makes Internet Rounds

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A rejection letter posted on LinkedIn is making the rounds on the Internet as people deride it as unprofessional and demeaning.

A Heck of a Rejection Letter

The letter comes from a Cleveland professional who runs a job bank with over 7,300 subscribers, but has shut down her Twitter and LinkedIn accounts since the controversy. The professional in question has not yet made any official comment on the matter.

Some excerpts from the letter read: “Your invitation to connect is inappropriate…beneficial only to you and tacky. Wow, I cannot wait to let every 26 year-old jobseeker mine my top tier marketing connections to help them land a job

She ends the letter by saying: “I love the sense of entitlement in your generation and therefore I enjoy denying your invite…you’re welcome for your humility lesson for the year…Don’t ever write me again.”

Inevitable Backlash

According to social media experts, the exchange may have risen from a misunderstanding about the job bank’s policy on who it accepts invites from. The letter has since appeared on Facebook and Twitter, drawing angry responses for its rudeness and unprofessionalism.

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton Split Up

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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton couldn’t make it work in the end, as they have decided to separate after nearly nine years of marriage.

When love isn’t enough

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“We will always love each other and be best friends; however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” the pair said in a joint statement.

“I knew she was special the night I met her. I was only 14, but she was already the most special girl,” Thicke said  in a September interview. “As a relationship progresses, you fall in love again in so many deeper ways. You realize that you need each other and you can’t live without each other.”

Third party

The two married in 2005 and have a son together, Julian.

News of separation comes after Thicke was photographed getting close to women other than his wife.

Last year, a socialite claimed she kissed the singer after meeting at a VMAs after-party. While recently, he was seen “dirty dancing” with a woman in Paris.

Drones, A Future Car Accessory

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Renault released a concept SUV that’s getting a lot of attention for its travelling friend, a drone.

The Flying Companion

Future Car AccessoryAccording to a Slashdot report, the “flying companion” takes off from the vehicles hatchback to check on traffic conditions and off-road hazards. Controlled by a dashboard tablet or GPS system the drone will feed images back to the vehicle, much like the early missions of its military counterparts.

But, analysts note that the drone is more gimmick than an actual production proposal at this point. The possibility however, is already raising red flags among those concerned about how it might affect driving if it becomes a reality.

Safety Concerns

Driving concentration will undoubtedly be affected, as solo drivers will refer to the images now and again. Air traffic control will also be an issue, as multiple drones will vie for air space with each other, as well as Amazons delivery drones, if that becomes a reality too.

Sergio To Take On Another Challenge: ‘Put Maserati On The Map’

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MaseratiSergio Marchionne managed the impossible when he revived Chrysler, merged with the Fiat, and energized both companies with his personality, all in four short years as CEO. Now Sergio wants to add another item on his challenges list: putting Maserati on the map.

The Name

Though Maserati is a brand with some recall on US consumers, it falls short on converting it to actual sales. The American luxury market prefers the likes of Jaguar, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz, but Sergio wants to change all that.

The Plan

The CEO launched his campaign through a commercial ad on the Super Bowl, which is an unusual move for an inconspicuous brand, especially when competing with Chevrolet, Toyota, and Ford. But the ambitious part of the plan is yet to come. Marchionne wants to expand Maserati’s number of US dealer’s by two-thirds its current number and triple its annual global sales in two years.

Only time will tell if this aggressive plan pays off, but if there’s one thing Chrysler’s CEO has proven he can do, it’s win, and win big.