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Mysterious smart energy company raises $150 million, led by ex-HTC executive

<i>Horace Luke, Gogoro's CEO.</i><p>Taiwanese firm Gogoro came out of stealth mode this morning — sort of — announcing in very broad, vague terms that it's looking to "utilize the power of mobile connectivity and data analytics to transform energy distribution and management in the world's cities." It's hard …

Startups

Study: Solar Energy Will Be as Cheap as Fossil Fuel Energy by 2016

A new study on solar energy from Deutsche Bank bears very good news. Thanks to technology and innovation, solar energy will be just as cheap as …

How do you solve a problem like the NHS? The Spectator asks the experts

So ingrained is the NHS as part of British life that it’s hard to imagine it disappearing. But it can’t go on as it is: its budget is being squeezed while its costs are rising and people are demanding more from it than ever. We want ongoing treatment for chronic conditions; exemplary care for our …

Health Care

India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion: official

Jenny Toomey (Tsunami, Grenadine) sings on Franklin Bruno’s Human Hearts 7″, her first new music in 12 yrs (listen)

by <b>Bill Pearis</b><p><b>Jenny Toomey</b> has a great indie rock CV — she cofounded influential label Simple Machines Records (which led to writing a guide on how to …

Chely Wright Fans Break Kickstarter Record in Funding New Album

Singer vows to remain loyal to country music, as fans prove loyal to her post-coming out<p>"As a country artist, you can really keep your audience for …

Emmylou Harris

New Music: Jay Rock f/ Kendrick Lamar Chantal – 'Pay for It'

After dropping “Parental Advisory” earlier this month, Jay Rock connects with his Top Dawg labelmate Kendrick Lamar on their chilling collaboration …

BLACK SABBATH Guitarist TONY IOMMI Composes New Music For 'CSI' TV Series

Legendary <b>BLACK SABBATH</b> guitarist <b>Tony Iommi</b> has issued the following update:<p>"People have been asking what exactly I'm doing at the moment. Well, I'm …

New Music: Joe Budden “I Might Need More Than 16 Tho”

The Slaughterhouse boys are keeping the theme of “honesty” prevalent today. Following Joell Ortiz’s “Q & A” video, Joe Budden flat out speaks on some …

New Music: Diggy Simmons f/ French Montana – 'Ain't Bout to Do'

Jetsetters up. Diggy Simmons turns all the way up on “Ain’t Bout to Do,” the first single off his upcoming EP <i>Out of This World</i>. The 19-year-old …

Preparing For Rihanna’s New Album, The Music Industry’s Worst Kept Secret

Everyone knows a new Rihanna album is in the works. We just don’t know when it’s dropping.<p>Earlier this year, rumors began circulating a top tier artist was in the process of planning an unannounced album release, similar to Beyonce’s monstrous self-titled project last December. Would it be Adele, …

The Dead Weather stream new song ‘Buzzkill(er)’ – listen

The track was originally released as part of Third Man Records' 'Vault' subscription …

'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta' News: Benzino and Althea Won't Be on Season 4? Joseline Shoots New Music Video With Stevie J

There are rumors that "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars Benzino and Althea won't be appearing on the show's upcoming fourth season. The couple was …

Is Taylor Swift’s Navel the Tesseract, and Other Deep Questions About 1989

As to the Lord above with his eye on the sparrow, to a celebrity fashion blogger no detail is too minute to notice. Thus this summer <i>the Cut,</i> as well …

Taylor Swift's new single to benefit NYC schools

SPICA to Make Comeback Next Month with New Single “Ghost”

It has been confirmed that girl group <b>SPICA</b> will be making its comeback as a full group next month!<p>The group debuted its very first project group …

Kendrick Lamar May Be Dropping A New Single Called “King Kunta” - XXL

<i>Entourage—</i> <i></i><p>The tweets from Scott Vener sent Twitter into a frenzy, with everyone wondering when this new track from Kendrick will drop. No word from …

Nas Previews New Single “The Season” Produced By J Dilla In NYC

Earlier this month in an interview on New York radio, Nas revealed that the new single off his forthcoming 12th solo LP would arrive very soon. Fast …

Lil Wayne says his new album is delayed because he’s been ‘skating too much’

'Tha Carter V' has been pushed back to December 9<p>Lil Wayne has explained the delay in releasing his new album.<p>The rapper was originally slated to …

Phil Collins calls Adele a ‘slippery little fish’ after being dropped from her new album

The singer is alleged to have not replied to Collins' interest in a collaboration<p>Phil Collins has revealed that Adele snubbed him after initially …