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2011-05-28 06:30:00

Google Inc.'s plan to displace credit cards with a smartphone-based payment system has led to legal challenges with online payment service provider PayPal, which claims Google stole its ideas by hiring away two key executives. Paypal, owned by eBay, filed the suit just hours after Mountain View, CA-based Google unveiled its new "Google Wallet" payment service in New York. The lawsuit described a story of betrayal and espionage, alleging that Google tapped into Paypal's expertise for its new...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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