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Latest GOP shutdown proposal fails; no separate funding for vets, parks - NBC Politics

President Obama delivers a statement from the White House Rose Garden addressing the Affordable Care Act and the current government shutdown.<p>By Carrie Dann and Michael O'Brien, NBC News<p>As the federal government shutdown neared the end of its first business day, the House failed to pass a series of …

Immediate Hurdles the LA Lakers Will Face This Season

The Los Angeles Lakers know that the way they come out of the gates to begin the 2013-14 NBA season can seal their fate for the entire campaign.<p>Based upon the decisions that team management made in the offseason, it's clear that the Lakers will endeavor to field a competitive team and strive to …

Basketball

Michael Jordan says he'd beat LeBron James in one-on-one

In his prime, Michael Jordan thinks he would have defeated LeBron James and other NBA legends in a game of one-on-one. But there’s one matchup Jordan wasn’t sure about.<p>Jordan was interviewed by Ahmad Rashad for an upcoming promo video for NBA 2K14. He said he’d like to have played games against …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

AdWords

FTC won't interfere with Google's $1 billon purchase of Waze

Google purchased Waze, one of the more popular mobile mapping and navigation apps around, back in June — and the FTC quickly indicated that it would review the purchase for potential antitrust violations. However, it's now looking like the purchase should go through as planned without any …

Mobile

Checking email now means breaking the law for many federal workers

The hundreds of thousands of US federal employees furloughed by Congress' failure to appropriate funds for the 2014 fiscal year are legally required to turn off their work phones. If they check their work email they can be fired and may face civil or criminal penalties.<p>Government shutdown …

Surveillance

Time for Gates to go, some top Microsoft investors tell board

Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp. are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been under pressure for years …

Bill Gates

Apple's Schiller calls 'shenanigans' over Samsung benchmarking boost

Apple's marketing chief tweets link to Ars Technica article which found that Samsung has again tweaked code to speed up benchmarks for phone performance - this time the Galaxy Note 3<p>Apple's marketing chief has called Samsung's use of coding tricks to make its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone run faster in …