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Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) By U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Recall Summary Name of Product: Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15, 2016 Hazard: The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers. Remedy: Replace, Refund Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the…

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Visit Orlando’s New Mobile App a First for Travelers

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) /via PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The No. 1 most visited destination in the U.S. – known for innovative vacation experiences – unveiled another “first” for visitors today with the beta launch of a destination mobile app that uses WayBlazer’s IBM Watson-enabled technology. The new app taps Watson’s artificial intelligence to understand conversational language…

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Twitter Announces Partnership With Campus Insiders To Livestream College Games

SAN FRANCISCO (FNN SPORTS) — Twitter today announced a new digital media rights partnership with Campus Insiders, highlighted by the live streaming of more than 300 college sports events. “Twitter is the fastest way to see what’s happening in sports,” said Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer. “Our partnership with Campus Insiders will bring live streaming video of…

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Free Communications Software Features Full Audio and Video Functionality

CHICAGO, (FNN NEWS) — FreeSWITCH, an open source soft-switch and media platform, has released version 1.6.9 earlier this month. The latest version of the software provides all the functionality of a central telephone system as well as modern WebRTC features to make communication possible with popular web browsers like Chrome, FireFox and Microsoft Edge. “FreeSWITCH bridges the…

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Obama Cabinet Member Spotlights Women’s Entrepreneurship at United State of Women Summit

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) — SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will host a United State of Women entrepreneurship summit on Monday, June 13, to examine entrepreneurship, innovation and ways to support female entrepreneurs with access to capital and increasing markets.  The Summit will include discussions about opportunities for women entrepreneurs and experiences from experts in the field.  Summit…

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NASA Announces Coverage, Media Activities for Juno Mission Arrival at Jupiter

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) – This Fourth of July, NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter after an almost five-year journey. News briefings, photo opportunities and other media events will be held at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, and air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. In the evening of…

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Science Channel To Air ‘Droned’ This Summer

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) – Science Channel will show the world through a different lens when DRONED premieres this summer. The series, which is shot on location in countries that include Bahamas, Mexico, Barbados, Canada and the U.S., will follow drone build teams and their clients while exploring the impact drones are having as viewers…

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Microsoft Announces Streamlining of Smartphone Hardware Business

REDMOND, Wash., (FNN NEWS) — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced plans to streamline the company’s smartphone hardware business, which will impact up to 1,850 jobs. As a result, the company will record an impairment and restructuring charge of approximately $950 million, of which approximately $200 million will relate to severance payments. “We are focusing our…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando Officials Opens New Police Headquarters

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and Police Chief John Mina…

Cities Congratulate Dr. Ben Carson on Confirmation as HUD Secretary

WASHINGTON, -- Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Ben Carson as the 16th…

"March 4 Trump" Rally To Take Place In Orlando Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) – A celebratory peaceful program and march supporting President Donald J.…

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AARP Launches New Health & Wellness Digital Magazine

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By AAPR -- Take charge of your health with AARP The Magazine's Special Edition Health & Wellness Issue, the only digital health magazine for people ages 50-plus. The issue unveiled today offers inspirational advice and practical tips to help you get fit, eat better and live a…

NSA Knocks Down WH Claim of British Spying

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest on a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, is denying that the British intelligence community was ever asked to conduct electronic surveillance on President Donald Trump at the behest…

Florida Prosecutor's Anti-Death Penalty Stand Surprises Many

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida prosecutor who thrust herself into the forefront of the anti-death penalty movement is a political novice who was elected just seven months ago. Aramis Ayala, a Democrat and former public defender and assistant state attorney, surprised many of her own supporters when she announced this…

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Magic Founder Jimmy Hewitt Set Be Inducted Into Orlando Magic's…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Today, the Orlando Magic announed that it will induct Orlando Magic “founding father” Jimmy Hewitt into its Hall of Fame on March 29. Hewitt becomes the sixth inductee into the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame. Other inductees are: Nick Anderson, Pat Williams, Shaquille O'Neal, Rich DeVos and Penny Hardaway. Team's Statement Hewitt, an Orlando native, was the architect for…

Orlando Officials Opens New Police Headquarters

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and Police Chief John Mina opens the $50 million Orlando Police Department headquarters with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the corner of South Street and Orange Blossom Trail in Parramore Wednesday morning. Orlando Police Chief John Mina stands in the 400 seat community room at Orlando Police…

Danny Eslick Wins 3rd Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN PORTS) – Danny Eslick used a classic slingshot move coming out of NASCAR Turn 4 to pass Cory West on the last lap Saturday and win the DAYTONA 200 motorcycle classic for the third time. Eslick, riding the No. 69 TOBC Racing Yamaha 600, traded the lead repeatedly with West’s No. 13 Trackside Suspension and Engineering Yamaha…

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Enrique Iglesias And Pitbull Live! Sharing The Stage For Co-Headlining…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Two of music's most captivating live performers will share the stage this summer when multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull reunite for a co-headlining tour with CNCO as support, announced today. Adored by fans and critics alike, the celebrated duo and longtime friends…

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