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Government Workers Cost 45% More Than Private Sector Workers

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on March 12th that the total cost of employing a state or local government worker is 45% …

Social Security

What A Surprise! It Turns Out They Lied About The Deficit Last Year

<i>Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,</i><p><b>Truth can be a damn difficult thing to digest sometimes.</b><p><i>Some of us have been there. You get that news</i> …

Study: Obama Most Well-Traveled, Expensive President In History Through Five Years

President Barack Obama has spent more time traveling abroad than other U.S. president in history at this point in their presidencies, according to a …

Military

The US Is Now Spending 26% Of Available Tax Revenue To Pay Interest

<i>Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,</i><p><b>By the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire had become a has-been power whose glory days as the world’s</b> …

U.S. to Give Up Key Internet Governance Role

The Obama administration announces plan to give up oversight role over ICANN in favor of some international organization to be named later.<p>Obama administration officials moved late Friday to end the U.S.’s role in overseeing Internet domain names and addresses, announcing plans to relinquish its …

Addictive puzzler Dots updated with multiplayer mode

Dots, the popular connect-the-dots puzzler for Android and iOS received today a multiplayer mode dubbed Challenges.<p>Dots v.2 finally adds a multiplayer component, and expands the social component by allowing you to challenge Facebook friends to a quick game. You can also pair up via email, but if …

Realmac teases upcoming Reminders feature in popular ‘Clear’ task app

Fantastical isn’t the only app with a new version on the way. Realmac Software, makers of the popular to-do list app Clear, have been hyping the addition of Reminders functionality since late last year and expected to ship the update around this time. Realmac says its still fine tuning the …

The rock stars of gaming start their solo acts

Three industry vets leave big studios behind to go indie<p>Last week, iconic <i>Castlevania</i> designer Koji Igarashi announced that he was leaving Konami. After more than two decades with the company, most of them spent on the same franchise, he decided to venture out on his own. Last year, <i>Mega Man</i> creator …

King.com IPO Does Not Crush It: Shares Open At $20.50, Down Nearly 9%, Close At $19

King Digital, publisher of the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, began trading as a public company today on the NYSE not with a pop but with a drop. The stock, trading as KING, commenced trading at only $20.50, down nearly 9% on the $22.50 per share it announced on Tuesday.<p>By the close of …

Five consumer tech standouts from Y Combinator’s newest class

A delivery service just for healthy food, peer-to-peer fashion lending and matchmaking for mobile — here are five of the most promising …

Despite A Low Stake In Box, Aaron Levie Has A High Influence

Box CEO Aaron Levie made enterprise startups sexy again, though this week’s Box IPO announcement revealed that Levie only owns 5.7% percent of the company. (Levie sold off stock to raise the money he needed to punch through the enterprise space).<p>But 28-year-old Levie, who has been credited with …

Selling to Facebook is no Longer 'Selling Out'

Facebook has again created waves in the tech world after announcing a $2 billion deal to acquire Oculus VR, the virtual reality gaming company that began life as a Kickstarter project less than two years ago.<p>The deal has created controversy among Oculus VR’s loyal fanbase, many of whom are wary of …

Jawbone's Up24 fitness tracker lands in the UK, Europe and Asia

If you've been eagerly waiting for Jawbone to bring its first wireless fitness tracker to your locale, today could be your lucky day. After a period of exclusivity in the US, the accessory maker has expanded sales of its Up24 wristband to 29 new markets (including the UK, China and Japan) letting …