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American Express CEO Ken Chenault to leave after 17-year run

Kenneth Chenault will step down as Chairman CEO of American Express in February, to be succeeded by Stephen Squeri, the company said on Wednesday.<p>It …

Investing

New Apple Watch might cut the iPhone cord

The next Apple Watch won’t be dependent on the iPhone for cellular data connectivity, according to a new report that sheds light on the unannounced wearable.<p>Some of the new Apple Watch Series 3 models will allegedly come with LTE chips, allowing the Apple Watch to be more of a standalone device.<p>All …

5 key takeaways from Apple’s surprising Q3 earnings call

Apple posted its second-highest Q3 earnings ever today, surprising investors with $45.4 billion in revenue powered by strong iPhone, iPad, Mac and services revenues.<p>CEO Tim Cook sounded pleased during Apple’s earnings call, but he wasn’t just looking back on the past three months. By the end of the …

WhatsApp is apparently really popular because 1 billion people use it daily

WhatsApp is just one of the many available messaging apps for mobile, and apparently it's also one of the most popular.<p>The company announced on …

Apps

Airbnb is about to launch a luxury version of itself

Airbnb is expanding its empire by launching a new service dedicated to luxury travel.<p>The popular site already offers some high-end accommodation, but …

Artistic Impression: The Surface of TRAPPIST 1f

If you could stand on the surface of the newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f, what would you see?

Astronomy

Help us find out what our possibly habitable exoplanet neighbour is actually like

There was a lot of excitement when Proxima b was discovered – a potentially habitable exoplanet around our nearest neighbour star, Proxima Centauri. …

Universe

NASA to Gwyneth: Your Goop 'Energy Stickers' Are Not Made With NASA Material

Well this got awkward.<p>NASA just schooled Gwyneth Paltrow about wellness stickers promoted on her lifestyle blog, Goop.<p>Goop said in a post that the …

Twitter goes wild for Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary

There’s no better place to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone</i> than the closest social …

The first Apple Store in Taiwan opens doors July 1

Apple has its eyes on Asia with additional first-party stores in China and the first retail spot right up against Samsung headquarters in South …

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren will reportedly step down

Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren plans to step down from the job, according to a report from Recode, which cited anonymous sources. …

Startups

Brad Pitt & Elle Macpherson Reportedly Spotted Flirting ‘On Intimate Date’ In LA

Single life ain’t looking too shabby now! Hot on the heels of their divorces, Brad Pitt and Elle Macpherson got extra cozy on an ‘intimate date’ in …

Brad Pitt

They're visiting all 2,563 train stations in Britain

<b>(CNN) —</b> Train travel was once the epitome of elegance. Now it's more associated with busy morning commutes. Has the romance of the railway been lost forever?<p>Not according to a London-based couple whose mutual love of train travel has inspired them to embark on an epic quest. Geoff Marshall is a …

Trains

Larry Ellison's Net Worth Just Rose $5 Billion In Two Days

As the dot-com bubble deflated, Larry Ellison’s fortune dwindled, too–from $58 billion in the autumn of 2000 to $22 billion the following fall. As of this week, his net worth has finally surged back; Oracle shares are soaring, and Ellison is richer than ever.<p>On Wednesday afternoon, the software …

Women in Tech

Mark Zuckerberg just sold $42.5 million of Facebook stock

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, sold $42.5 million worth of his company’s stock this week.<p>The transactions were executed on June 21 and 22 and were largely related to charitable efforts by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.<p>The Chan Zuckerberg Foundation sold $20 million of …

Mark Zuckerberg

Iceland's central bank says $850 million crisis-era bonds still held after new deal with funds

LONDON (Reuters) - Iceland’s central bank said on Friday that about $850 million (88 billion Icelandic crowns) worth of assets are still being held under crisis-era controls after a new round of purchases of the legacy bonds from foreign funds.<p>As part of the lifting of capital controls imposed …

Economics

Sail away with the heroes of 'Star Wars' and Marvel adventures

<b>M</b>ay the Force be with you, and you and you.<p>And if "Star Wars" heroes aren't exciting enough to make your day, throw in Marvel's superheroes and supervillains, who will fight battles of epic proportions while you stand at the sidelines watching — or maybe you'll even participate.<p>It's all part of the …

Walt Disney Company

Leonardo DiCaprio Seems to Be in a Funk

The actor makes tabloid headlines for being glued to his phone at a swanky party.<p>It’s summer in New York City, and <b>Leonardo DiCaprio</b> is single. One would assume this would mean a slew of sightings of DiCaprio cavorting and carousing with an assortment of lithe models. If you were to see a trail of …

The Path to Mars Will Probably Include a Pit Stop on Phobos

The wobbly moon might be key if we want to colonize the red planet, say experts.<p>Broadly speaking, there are basically two ways we might land humans …

The case for protecting half the Earth in its natural condition

E.O. Wilson wants to finish what Carl Linnaeus started 300 years ago: cataloguing and naming all of Earth's species.<p>But we're only 20% of the way …

Ecology

The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom poster is just a single nostalgic callback

Thanks to a brand-new poster, we now know the title for the <i>Jurassic World</i> sequel: <i>Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom</i>. We have no idea what that means, though it may suggest that dinosaurs were royalty at some point? Who knows? Look, the new <i>Transformers</i> movie opens with a King Arthur battle. Literally …

Movies

Ron Howard signed up to direct Star Wars spin-off Han Solo movie

Veteran director takes over after Lego Movie co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller fired two days ago following clash with studio heads<p>The Da Vinci Code’s Ron Howard has replaced The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller as director of the Han Solo spin-off movie, the much-anticipated new …

Mark Zuckerberg explains why he just changed Facebook's mission

Mark Zuckerberg has spent the last dozen years making sure you know what your friends' babies look like and what your high school friends think about politics.<p>And, of course, transforming media and politics by presenting news and opinion -- true and fake -- to billions of people around the …

Social Media

The company called Blockchain raises $40 million

Blockchain (the company) just raised a $40 million Series B funding round led by Lakestar. Blockchain has been working on the most popular bitcoin wallet in the world. You can open a wallet on the company’s website or through its mobile apps.<p>GV, Nokota Management, Digital Currency Group and …

Ashton Kutcher defends Uber's Travis Kalanick

Commentary: On the "Howard Stern Show," the actor says people should be allowed to make mistakes. How many, exactly?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Regrets, I have a few. But then again, how many does Travis Kalanick have?<p>I only ask …

Warren E. Buffett Comes to the Aid of a Big Canadian Mortgage Lender

When big financial companies have needed a rescue over the years, one man has often stood at the ready: Warren E. Buffett.<p>Mr. Buffett, the billionaire investor and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, has proved time and again that he is willing to help — for a price.<p>The latest company to turn to …

What Can Prevent Alzheimer's? Here's What the Evidence Shows

“At present, there are no pharmacologic or lifestyle interventions that will prevent mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease,” said Dr. Ronald Petersen, an Alzheimer’s expert at the Mayo Clinic, who was on the committee.<p>“All this is not new, but this review is the strongest evidence base …

Dementia