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Chicken of the sea is nothing to squawk at

Tony Wagner Dec 19, 2014
34 percent

That’s how much profits fell for BlackBerry Ltd., as shown in its third-quarter revenue report. As reported by Bloomberg, the $793 million in revenue is well below analysts’ expectations. 

58 percent

That’s how much value Bitcoin lost in 2014. The online currency has tanked even harder than the ruble, Quartz reported, which is down 47 percent this year.

1 in 5

1 in 5 Europeans age 16 to 74 has never used the Internet. But you already knew that, didn’t you? So test your knowledge of tech news over at Silicon Tally, Marketplace Tech’s Friday round-up quiz.

2

That’s how many minutes of film “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” gets from each page of its slim source material. That’s very high when compared to other blockbuster adaptations, FiveThirtyEight reported, and it’s even more mind-boggling to consider its just one of three movies adapted from a 293-page book.

300 men

That’s how many men have signed up as test subjects for a childbirth simulator since the trial began in November. The Jinan Aima Maternity Hospital in Jinan, China, offers expectant fathers the chance to sympathize  and we mean really sympathize  with their spouses in what it calls “Pain Experience Camp.” Four electrodes are attached to the subject’s stomach, sending electric shocks that simulate labor contractions. Head over to the WSJ to read more.

$1.5 billion

That’s how much Thai Union Frozen Products PCL will pay for Bumble Bee Seafoods (think Tuna). They are effectively purchasing the big tuna of seafood in the U.S., as Bumble Bee is the No. 1 producer of canned tuna and sardines in North America, as reported by Reuters

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