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April Issue 2 2014

Review: Office for iPad is pretty and functional

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Office fans who’ve spent the last nine months using the software’s suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad’s significantly bigger display surface.

FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones April Issue 2 2014

FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there’s no cellular service or internet connection.

Great Alaska Quake shook up science March Issue 4 2014

Great Alaska Quake shook up science

When North America’s largest-known earthquake shook Alaska for all it was worth at 5:36 p.m., on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, George Plafker was in the right place at the very right time.

March Issue 4 2014

Evidence spotted for Big Bang expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they have spotted evidence that a split-second after the Big Bang, the newly formed universe ballooned out at a pace so astonishing that it left behind ripples in the fabric of the cosmos.

Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon March Issue 4 2014

Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 tsunami that devastated a nuclear power plant in Japan.

March Issue 3 2014

GCI grows total revenue 14 percent to $812M in 2013

General Communications Inc. reported total revenue growth of more than $100 million for 2013 compared to 2012.

March Issue 3 2014

Net income soars for Alaska Communications after merger

Although Alaska Communications reported a decline in revenue from $367.8 million in 2012 to $348.9 million in 2013, net income for the third and fourth quarters was $41.3 million compared to $17 million the prior year.

March Issue 2 2014

USDA rural development initiative aimed at Western and Interior Alaska

The federal government has launched a new initiative to improve rural Alaska infrastructure and address other issues.

FCC won’t appeal ruling on Internet neutrality March Issue 2 2014

FCC won’t appeal ruling on Internet neutrality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says it won’t appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equally. The agency says it will fashion new rules.