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Now Turkey’s prime minister is attacking Twitter for tax evasion

Twitter is no longer banned in Turkey, but the country’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan today pledged to “go after” the social network for evading taxes, Yahoo reports.<p>We were unable to find any proof that tax evasion has or has not occurred, but it’s certainly a serious charge from the …

U.S. Agency Backs Down In Standoff With Cattle Rancher

Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who refuses to pay grazing fees for the use of federally protected land, seems to have won at least a reprieve in his fight against the Bureau of Land Management. The agency has reportedly rounded up hundreds of Bundy's cows and impounded them.<p>The BLM announced …

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

Why Asia's Messaging Apps May Be Worth More Than $19b

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>It’s clear that the Messaging Age is among us. As Facebook becomes more of a place for parents, potential employers and schools, coaches, etc. to check up on people, young users no …

Bitcoin mining leaves some speculators in a hole

Small-time speculators lose money as larger operators join crypto-currency action<p>The bitcoin mining rush is sputtering.<p>Speculators, known as miners, use powerful computers to solve complex software problems and verify transactions to unlock new bitcoins. They're finding that the enterprise isn't as …