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NBA Training Camp 2016: Notable Position Battles to Keep an Eye On

Link to Media<p>Opening night for the 2016-17 NBA season is less than an eternity away, which means training camps will be ready for business in (slightly) less than a lifetime. That means we can already address the elephants in certain locker rooms around the league.<p>Some teams have their preseason …

NBA

Activists call for Facebook 'censorship' change after Korryn Gaines death

A consortium of activist groups has sent an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg asking him to implement an “anti-censorship policy” at Facebook in its dealings with law enforcement officials in the wake of the death of Baltimore woman Korryn Gaines.<p>Gaines, killed just after her Instagram account was cut …

Internet

All of the Outrageous Details from Viacom's CEO $72 Million Pay Out

Today I get to do one of my favorite things (really) which is reading a long, complicated SEC filing on CEO pay. And this one, filed yesterday, is a …

Manchester United Transfer News: Mario Balotelli Eyes Move Amid Latest Rumours

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is reportedly keen on joining up with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.<p>The surprising story came from <i>Gazzetta dello Sport</i> (h/t Matthew Judge of Goal), which reported that the Italian forward has been offered to the Red Devils by his agent, Mino Raiola, having …

Soccer

Tesla just hiked up the price of Autopilot

If you're planning on buying a Tesla, expect to pay a little extra for Autopilot.<p>The electric car maker raised the price of its semi-autonomous driving system from $2,500 to $3,000, Electrek first noticed. The change went into effect on Wednesday.<p>Autopilot enables safety features like automatic …

NFL Power Rankings 2016: Breaking Down Preseason Look at League's Pecking Order

We're halfway through the NFL preseason, and many questions are starting to be answered as we gear up for the 2016 NFL season.<p>Position battles are starting to come into focus for many teams, while other teams are finding more questions than answers.<p>Not much changes in the power rankings at this …

Football (U.S.)

3 important lessons learned from building an app in 6 months

Building a new product is like flying a plane as it’s being built. Building it when nothing like it exists in the market is like flying blind.<p>Two years ago, LinkedIn noticed salespeople were using LinkedIn to source and connect with prospects and customers. During the early days of social media, …

Bank boss apologizes to 75,000 staff over alleged affair

Well this is embarrassing.<p>The CEO of a big U.K. bank has apologized to its 75,000 employees after he was reported to be having an extramarital affair.<p>Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio sent a memo to all staff Wednesday apologizing for the damage caused by reports that he spent …

Point Stance: Hopkins Learns the High Cost of Early Stardom

<i>The NFL's powerless rookies, a player responds to Michael Bennett and, oh, about that Donald Trump debate story...</i><p><b>1. A Lesson in Leverage</b><p>This is what a Texans player, on Sunday morning, told me about the holdout of teammate DeAndre Hopkins: "I don't know how long De will hold out, but I know he's …

Angry players find Pokémon Go bug changes rare monsters to common beasts

The latest bug to affect Niantic’s smash-hit Pokémon Go Android and iOS game has players swearing at their phones, as rare monsters become common beasts after capture, with Blastoises turning into Rattata and Ninetails into Ekans.<p>The glitch appears to have appeared in the last 48 hours following an …

Pokémon

Aldon Smith Reportedly Checks Himself into Rehab: Latest Details, Reaction

Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Aldon Smith has reportedly checked into a treatment center.<p>TMZ Sports reported Friday the decision came after a video that allegedly showed Smith smoking a blunt was posted online. He denied it was him in the video, and the report noted it's unclear why he's …

NASA orders a second SpaceX crew mission to the ISS

NASA has ordered a second mission from SpaceX to send astronauts to the International Space Station. The order is part of the Commercial Crew Program, which was started by NASA six years ago as a way of making sure the United States continues to have human access to space. NASA ordered a first …

Trump, Bloomberg escalate New York billionaire brawl

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It's New York billionaire vs. New York billionaire.<p>Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unleashed a wave of …

McCann's RBI double in 11th helps Yankees beat Indians 7-6

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aroldis Chapman admitted he was a little tired following Saturday's 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians.<p>Chapman (3-0) struck out four …

Facebook just took away the last reason to watch TV

She opened the Facebook app on her phone and broadcast the aftermath of the shooting using the new Facebook Live feature. (<i>Warning: content is graphic</i>.) Anybody who tuned in was able to watch the graphic image of Castile bleeding.<p>The next day, protests against police violence erupted around the …

Social Security's Got an $11.4 Trillion Problem

Image source: Flickr user Pedro Ribeiro Simones.<p>Social Security's trustees recently issued their annual report and in it were startling revelations about the program that every current and would-be retiree ought to know. Among a slate of stunning statistics packed into this report, perhaps the most …

At long last, the NBA is giving shot clocks a big upgrade

The NBA shot clock hasn’t seen very many revisions since its debut in the 1954-55 season. The last time a major revision came was when the clock moved on top of the backboard prior to the 1977 season. But change is coming, via the partnership between the NBA and Swiss watchmaker Tissot.<p>An updated …

Avast to buy AVG in $1.3B antivirus acquisition

The goal: get bigger to get tougher on malware, with your devices acting as "de facto sensors."<p>Avast has announced plans to acquire AVG in a $1.3 billion deal that will combine the antivirus products of both companies.<p>On Thursday, the Prague, Czech Republic-based company said an agreement has been …

Mozilla could get $1 billion if Yahoo is purchased

Yahoo is up for grabs, and there are some big hitters trying to get the former champion of search. In an odd twist of fate, the biggest winner in all of this may actually be Mozilla, who stand to reap a billion dollar payday.<p>Recode has discovered a clause in Mozilla’s contract with Yahoo stating …

World Cup ticket prices break $1,000 barrier for 1st time

MOSCOW (AP) — World Cup ticket prices have broken the $1,000 barrier for the first time.<p>FIFA said Tuesday the top price for the 2018 final in Moscow …

China discourages sites from using social media to report the news

China's famously strict Internet rules regarding news websites took another odd turn this week: News sites cannot publish stories sourced from social …

China

Facebook's former chief technology officer is joining Twitter's board

Twitter's newest board member once belonged to the C-suite of its much bigger competitor.<p>The social network announced Tuesday that Bret Taylor, …

Jack Dorsey

Jason Day cites Zika threat for bowing out of Rio Olympics

Jason Day on Tuesday became the highest-profile golfer to drop out of the Olympics due to concerns about the Zika virus.<p>"The reason for my decision is my concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus and the potential risks that it may present to my wife's future pregnancies and to …

Nancy Pelosi on Apple CEO's Republican support: 'Poor Tim'

At least one powerful Democrat thinks that's a horrible decision.<p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — who represents San Francisco — essentially said in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle that she thought that Cook was making a mistake.<p>"Poor Tim. What a nice guy he is, but somebody gave …

Barnes & Noble Education Perks Up With a Profit

Image source: Barnes & Noble Education.<p>The college bookstore is a mainstay of campus life for millions of students, and <b>Barnes & Noble Education</b> has sought to tap into the business opportunities those students create by specializing in providing the textbooks, digital content, and retail needs for …

Barnes & Noble

The Latest: Geno: Pat Summitt had 'indelible impact' on game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Pat Summitt, the former Tennessee women's basketball coach who died Tuesday at age 64. (all times local):<p>7 …

Amazon adds 50 new Dash Buttons and claims solid growth despite skeptics

Despite ongoing doubts that Dash Buttons will ever truly be a thing, Amazon announced today that 50 new brands have joined the program, bringing the total to 150.<p>The wireless buttons launched last year and were greeted with skepticism and not a little mockery. In breaking news about the new buttons …

Dow Chemical to Cut 2,500 Jobs as Part of Dow Corning Deal

Dow Chemical Co said it would lay off about 2,500 employees globally, or about 4% of its workforce, as part of a deal to assume full control of Dow …

Here's Why the Drone Industry Just Had A Milestone Moment

Law and order could be coming to the skies for the commercial drone industry.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration finally revealed on Tuesday its …