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Best Buy is surging after an earnings beat

The consumer electronics company reported earnings per share of 37 cents, beating analysts' forecasts for earnings of 29 cents, according to Bloomberg.<p>The company posted revenues of $8.56 billion, versus forecasts for $8.46 billion.<p>The stock rose by up to 10% in pre-market trading, after closing …

Investing

Sling TV brings its cord-cutter app to Android TV devices

So far, Dish has done an exceptional job of launching its internet television service, Sling TV, on most major mobile and stationary platforms. And now Android TV is the latest to offer support for the cord-cutter app, joining others like iOS, Roku, Xbox One and, of course, Android in doing so. At …

YouTube adds 60fps live streaming into the mix to take on Twitch

YouTube has supported 60fps playback on videos for a while now, but until today, it didn’t offer a high-rate option for live streams. Now, it does.<p>Available from today in ‘early preview’, any time you start a 60fps stream, YouTube will transcode it into either 720p60 or 1080p60 for “silky smooth …

Amazon teams with Manhattan stores for one-hour grocery delivery

The online retailer expands its Prime Now rapid-delivery service to include prepared meals and baked goods for certain neighborhoods in Manhattan, starting Thursday.<p>Amazon is working with a handful of stores in Manhattan to expand its one-hour delivery service to include pasta salads, cookie …

Streaming

Bin Laden's declassified documents reveal a family-oriented conspiracist

Library-sized cache of declassified material seized at the former al-Qaida leader’s compound paints a portrait of a man past his prime who obsessed over security, micromanaged staff and enjoyed an eclectic mix of literature<p>He was far from the only tetchy middle-aged senior executive in the world …

Osama Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden considered leaving Abbottabad refuge

Five months before his death in a US commando raid, the al-Qaeda leader wanted to find a new hiding place<p>Osama bin Laden considered leaving the compound in Abbottabad five months before his death in a US commando raid.<p>The security measures that surrounded him were so complex – and the strain of …

National Security