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Elon Musk says he lost a multi-billion-dollar contract when SpaceX didn’t hire a public official

<i>This item has been updated.</i><p>Elon Musk isn’t afraid to shake things up, and he did so again with accusations that US defense contracts awarded to a competitor were the product of corruption.<p>SpaceX, Musk’s orbital transport firm, has been competing for a major contract to put US Air Force satellites …

Space Travel

Online Retailers Hustle To Build An Alibaba In India, take on Amazon

India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is acquiring competitor, online fashion retailer Myntra, in a deal estimated at around $330 million, the biggest such transaction in the country so far. Another large online retailer and Flipkart rival, Snapdeal, has just raised $100 million in a further …

Facebook wants you to think hard before you share

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Facebook will now start bugging you about whether you really want to share that photo or that comment with all those …

Social Media

Lenovo Defies The Odds, Outperforms Overall PC Market And Overtakes Apple

Many experts—and I use that term loosely—have been predicting the death of the PC for quite some time now. While it is true that the overall PC market has been struggling as of late, it is not a market that is going to disappear anytime soon. In fact, with the right strategy and product stack, it …

Is Thailand safe for tourists? Essential info for travelers

Thailand's military announced Thursday that it has taken control of the government.<p>Here's what that means for travelers visiting one of Asia's most popular tourist destinations.<p>The biggest implication of the coup -- declared after rival factions were unable to come up with a suitable agreement to …

HTC M8 Ace image shows peculiar speakers

The recently-leaked HTC M8 Ace gave us an idea of what the manufacturer could have in store for us. A plastic smartphone with curves, and possibly a lower price, could really shake up the market and give Samsung a run for its money. The device looked gorgeous in that image, but it didn’t give us a …

Home resales rise 1.3% in April as housing market heats up

Sales of previously owned homes rose nationwide in April as the housing market picked up some steam amid the spring selling season.<p>Home resales climbed 1.3% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million, the National Assn. of Realtors reported Thursday. That was the first gain …

Ukraine Orders Its Troops Out Of Crimea As G-7 Meets On Crisis

Ukraine announced the pullout of its troops from Crimea after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula and took control of the military bases there. The decision comes as President Obama arrived in the Netherlands on Monday for a summit of the G-7 group of industrialized nations that is certain to …

Pebble Steel Review

Wearable technology has slowly been picking up the pace over the past year or so, and the growth and popularity should grow exponentially with Google’s announcement of Android Wear, along with a bunch of hardware partners that plan on releasing smartwatches and other wearable tech this …