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FCC's new net neutrality rules opposed by 100+ internet companies (update: vote still on schedule)

Despite FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's insistence that he is on the side of an open internet, the controversy over proposed net neutrality rules continues to expand. Resistance to the new rules is now coming from voices within the FCC and major internet companies including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, …

Apple iWatch Already in Production, Report Says

The long-rumored wearable computer from Apple, affectionately known as the iWatch, has reportedly gone into production.<p>Reports of the highly …

GuestLogix Was In the Right Place With the Wrong Solution

Toronto-based GuestLogix, which crunches ancillary transactions for airlines and other travel partners, is in the midst of restructuring the business …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Interview: Viking's Culinary Director on Connecting Cuisine and Culture on a River

As Viking Cruises director of culinary operations, Anton Brunbauer is responsible for creating menus for 25 different itineraries, sourcing local …

Rock-Bottom Prices Contribute to Carnival's $15 Million First Quarter Loss

Carnival’s marketing campaigns stimulated increased demand during the first quarter, but cruise pricing was lower than year-ago levels.<p>For its fiscal …

America's Coolest Hotel Elevators

Certainly, kids can find all kinds of thrills in any hotel stay hotel stay -- pretending to talk on the phone, playing with the ice machine down the hall, or joy-riding the elevator up and down from the lobby. But these six hotels up the ante on that usual hotel elevator ride.<p>(photo: Legoland Hotel)<p>…

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4 mind-blowing facts about stars

Oh come on. You’re really gonna sit there and just focus on your life all day and not think about the universe at <i>all</i>?<p>Imagine if there were a …

Researchers can now reconstruct your memory of someone’s face

“It is a form of mind reading,” said Marvin Chun, professor of psychology, cognitive science and neurobiology and an author of the paper in the …

Silent Killers: 6 Things That Need a Little Extra Warning

Many dangerous chemicals have no smell or taste, while electric cars are so quiet they can sneak up on cyclists and pedestrians.<p>Many dangerous chemicals have no smell or taste, while electric cars are so quiet they can sneak up on cyclists and pedestrians.

Food Giants Want 'Sustainable' Beef. But What Does That Mean?

McDonald's made a big green splash a few months ago by announcing that it will start buying "verified sustainable" beef in 2016.<p>A chorus of voices responded, "What's 'verified sustainable' beef?"<p>McDonald's, it turns out, is part of a group that's trying to come up with an answer. It's called the …

Pythons Have Surprising Homing Ability, New Snake Navigation Study Finds (VIDEO)

Taking an invasive Burmese python (<i>Python molurus bivittatus</i>) out of the Everglades may be a lot easier than keeping it out. That’s because the snakes have an impressive ability to find their way home, report biologists who tracked snakes in Florida’s Everglades National Park.<p>They relocated six …

Atheists have their number: How the Christian right is hastening religion’s decline

Research suggests Americans raised in Christian households are increasingly shunning the faith of their parents<p>CJ Werleman<p>March 25, 2014 11:50am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Of those aged 18 to 35, three in 10 say they are not affiliated with any religion, while only half are …

U.S. steel executives urge duties on some imports from South Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. trade officials should slap duties on super-cheap imports of steel products from South Korea and Turkey, steel industry executives, unions and pro-steel lawmakers said on Tuesday.<p>A worker takes a nap in front of steel products stacked at a steelworks in Seoul January 28, …

Australian Dollar Trades at $0.9385 in Early Asia... 2013.10.02 (en)

PayPal’s secret weapon: A Silicon Valley success story you’ve never heard of

Stan Chudnovsky might have a classic Silicon Valley story, but he’s anything but a typical tech exec.<p>Chudnovsky landed at San Francisco International from his home in Moscow in 1994 with $20 in his pocket.<p>Twenty years later, the affable and intensely intelligent Russian emigre finds himself …

National Bitcoin Alternative Auroracoin Launches To Save Iceland's Economy

As many of you read this, all the good people of Iceland will have just become about 30 Auroracoin richer, which translates to nearly $350 if current prices hold.<p>Auroracoin is among the first serious attempts to use a new Bitcoin-inspired crypto-currency to save a flailing European economy.<p>Based …

Hong Kong banks have loaned 165% of the territory’s GDP to China

A few years ago, Hong Kong banks had issued almost no loans to mainland China. Now that number is at nearly $450 billion, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.<p>The regulator reports that, at the end of 2013, nearly 40% of Hong Kong banks’ total loan books were net claims on China, up from …

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Spotify introduces 50% discount for college students

For U.S. college students, a month of<p>Spotifystreaming now costs a little more than a large frappuccino.<p>The Swedish digital music company, which launched in the United States in 2011, is offering college students its ad-free streaming service for $5 a month as it tries to get more young people to …

Google’s Cloud Platform Goes On The Offensive With Price Cuts, New Features

Google is launching a wide range of updates for its Cloud Platform today that aim to make it more competitive in a market where Amazon Web Services is still the de facto platform for cloud-based applications.<p>To say that Google is getting aggressive is likely an understatement. The company today …

The absurd ebook case: Apple fights on as consumers spend settlement money at Amazon

The high-fives must have been flying at Amazon(s amzn) this morning: millions of the company’s customers got notices to spend credits at its Kindle …