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Bitcoin ‘Has No Intrinsic Value’: Business Insider CEO U-Turns On Digital Currency

As analysts predict Bitcoin’s price anywhere from $1,470 to $6,000 in days, Business Insider CEO told CNBC the virtual currency “has no intrinsic …

Cardale Jones Is Taking A $4 Million Gamble By Not Entering The NFL Draft, But It's Not As Risky As It Seems

Jones is being both criticized, for taking a gamble on his financial future, and commended, for wanting to graduate before moving on to the NFL.<p>But while Jones is taking a gamble, it is not as big as it might appear and the upside is much bigger.<p>ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. projected Jones would …

Leftovers: Goat/Sheep Hybrids, Shake Shack Chicago, Space Bacon, and More!

News has been scarce about Shake Shack's potential Chicago location for awhile, but Eater Chicago noticed that the company is now hiring managers for the River North location, which is also directly across the street from Eataly. Still no official opening date, though "fall" is rumored, but those …

Confirmed: José Andrés to Open Bazaar Meat in Las Vegas

Nearly five months after first dropping hints of a new Las Vegas project titled <b>Bazaar Meat</b>, chef <b>José Andrés</b> has made it official: According to a website update by the revamping <b>SLS Las Vegas</b>, Andrés' carnivorous concept — which "goes beyond the steakhouse" — will open on-site when the hotel's <b>$415</b> …

Start a Garden Week 2: Building the Raised Bed and Adding the Soil Mix

(Image credit: Regina Yunghans)<p>Last week I showed you my plans for a raised-bed garden. This week, let's talk about how we built the beds.<p>When we …

Shakira: Shakira.

If you're Shakira's ex-boyfriend – specifically, the one who sued her for $100 million in 2012 – you really don't want to hear this record. On …

For the fun of it, Martina McBride tries R&B

What's<p>Martina McBride, one of the most decorated country singers of the last 20 years, doing devoting an entire album to vintage R&B, soul and rock songs?<p>Having a blast.<p>That seems to be the main motivation behind "Everlasting," her just-released studio album, which was produced by Don Was and …

Carnival Marches on Stomach

<b>Co-owner of Golden Wheel Amusements Jacqueline Leavitt makes pancakes for the crew at the Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River, Alaska last July.</b><p><b>"An army marches on its stomach." -- Napoleon Bonaparte</b><p>No great carnival exists without great carnival food and showmen cooks.<p>When Flash was a young man in …

13 People You'll Meet in Seattle

It's a whole different breed in the Emerald City.<p>I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Some of that was spent in a small town, some in Portland for college. I left the PNW to attend Berkeley and live in Oakland. Then I ended up in Seattle about three years ago. Surrounded by the same …

A craft beer lover's guide to London

In the last 15 years, London has seen incredible growth in its brewing industry from a mere two breweries in 1999 to more than 50 today. Almost all of these new enterprises are small, independent and produce high-quality, innovative styles of beer – an approach to brewing that’s been given the …

Step Inside The Rosewood Sand Hill, The Swanky Hotel Where Tech Billionaires And VCs Go To Socialize

Conveniently located just across the street from a cluster of venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road — Khosla Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and the Blackstone Group among them — the hotel has seen its fair share of high-profile guests.<p>Power lunches are popular here, but the hotel has really …

San Francisco 49ers: Trends in Mock Drafts for First Round Cornerbacks

Last week, we looked at trends in mock drafts for the top wide receivers in this year's class. Most draft experts have the San Francisco 49ers targeting either a wide receiver of a cornerback.<p>Unlike the wide receiver rankings, there’s much less of a consensus as to the top cornerback in the draft. …

Joe Dumars will reportedly resign as Pistons president

The Joe Dumars era in Detroit is about to be over.<p>Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars intends to step down and it could happen this week, according to a report from the Detroit News' Vincent Goodwill:<p>Dumars has told multiple sources within the NBA that he plans to resign - …

A Masters without Tiger Woods: The silver lining

There's no denying the world's top-ranked player moves the needle when it comes to golf, but without his injuries and fruitless major-chasing as a distraction, the tournament that transcends the game can still shine. But will it?<p>There's no avoiding or sugarcoating it, this year's Masters will …

Petition Calls for Michael Vick to Be Banned from Jets' Training Camp Site

Quarterback Michael Vick is nearly five years removed from serving a 19-month prison term for his involvement in illegal dogfighting, but many have declined to forgive and forget.<p>Vick was signed by the New York Jets this offseason; however, a Change.org petition is seeking to ban him from taking …

Football (U.S.)

Nicklaus: Tiger will break mark

Tiger Woods has been stuck on 14 majors since winning the 2008 U.S. Open, and that won't change anytime soon as he won't compete in the Masters and …

Golf

Practice resumes with dry weather at the Masters

After a stormy beginning to the week, with more than an inch of rain falling on Augusta National Golf Club, players got back on the course for Tuesday-morning practice beneath high clouds and sun.<p>"I know we're going to have good weather,"<p>Hunter Mahansaid. "But it's probably not going to dry out …

Golf

Celebration sees arrests, vandalism

STORRS, Conn. -- Jubilant fans celebrating UConn's Monday night national basketball championship win smashed a window in an engineering building, …

Shabazz Napier will be one of the most divisive prospects in the 2014 NBA Draft

Is Shabazz Napier a first round pick after his remarkable run in the NCAA Tournament? The 23-year-old guard is bound to be one of the more polarizing players in the 2014 draft.<p>At this point, there is little doubt that Shabazz Napier is one of the best college basketball players of his generation. …

Doc Rivers praises Kevin Durant

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Kevin Durant is a virtual lock to win his fourth scoring title this season. He could win his first MVP award, too.<p>And as far …

Gregg Popovich Sums Up Secret to San Antonio Spurs' Success in 1 Sentence

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is known as a man of few words. He is concise in his interviews...pithy, even.<p>It should come as no surprise, then, that Popovich's explanation of his franchise's remarkable consistency over the past few decades can be contained within a single tweet. Per …

NBA

Mason Plumlee had a game-winning block on LeBron James

Yeah, you didn't misread that sentence.<p>The Miami Heat were down one with less than 10 seconds on the clock, but victory was all but guaranteed. After all, the best basketball player in the world, LeBron James was streaking towards the hoop with a seemingly clear path to a dunk.<p>But his path wasn't …

UConn women finish 40-0, win record ninth NCAA championship

The Huskies pounded their way to a resounding championship on Tuesday night, earning Geno Auriemma a record ninth NCAA title.<p>For the second straight …

Atlassian, Now Worth $3.3 Billion, Is Helping Employees Pocket $150 Million

Now it is helping its 800 employees cash out $150 million worth of their equity.<p>Without any sales people.<p>That's right, its 35,000+ customers (mostly IT people) in 130 countries (including most of the Fortune 100), buy Atlassian's software on a self-service model. They head to the website, sign up …

Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Internet

I saw a t-shirt one time. “I’m a bomb disposal technician,” it read. “If you see me running, try to keep up.”<p>The same sort of idea can be applied to net security: when all the net security people you know are freaking out, it’s probably an okay time to worry.<p>This afternoon, many of the net security …

Death Toll From Washington Mudslide Rises To 35

The number of dead from last month's mudslide near Oso, Wash., has now risen to 35, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said on Tuesday.<p>In a statement, the medical examiner's office said the last person identified was two-year-old Brooke Spillers of Arlington, Washington.<p>Snohomish County …