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Hamlin Wins Daytona 500 By a Nose: Pictures

AT&T Debuts New Unlimited Plan for Phone Customers With DIRECTV or U-Verse

AT&T today announced the first new unlimited data plan possibility for its customers since the company removed the option over five years ago. Officially starting tomorrow, AT&T users who already have or decide to add AT&T DIRECTV or AT&T U-Verse onto their plan can choose to opt-in to an Unlimited …

This Crazy Amphibious Corvair, Built by Chevy Engineers, Can Be Yours

The Corphibian, a prototype of a dream that never quite took off, goes up for auction in January.<p>How wild were the 1960s? Not only did automotive giant General Motors launch a whole lineup of air-cooled, rear-engined, flat-six-powered cars, vans, and pickup trucks—two of its engineers tried to make …

General Motors

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns amid controversy

Reddit, one of the most highly trafficked websites in the world, is replacing its interim chief executive, Ellen Pao, ending an eight-month tenure that was enmeshed in controversy.<p>Ms. Pao is resigning and being replaced by co-founder and former chief, Steve Huffman, the company said. He will rejoin …

Ellen Pao resigns as Reddit CEO in fresh sign of turmoil | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ellen Pao resigned as acting chief executive of Reddit Friday in the latest sign of turmoil at the site, recently roiled by the firing of a popular employee and ongoing tensions over the limits of free speech on its social-news platform.<p>Ellen Pao speaks to the media after …

Controversial CEO Ellen Pao leaves Reddit and co-founder Steve Huffman steps up

Reddit announced Friday that Ellen Pao is stepping down from her post as CEO as co-founder Steve Huffman returns to run the sprawling online …

Here's Ellen Pao's resignation letter from Reddit

The following is the (unedited) letter Ellen Pao posted to the Reddit community after resigning Friday as CEO:<p><i>After more than two years at reddit, I have resigned today. My first day was April 1, 2013 (go orangered!), and every day since has been an adventure.</i><p><i>In my eight months as reddit's CEO,</i> …

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Reddit CEO Ellen Pao's exit has users asking: who was responsible?

Reddit's Ellen Pao is latest female CEO blamed for inherited woes, experts say<p>Read more<p>While vitriol against the Reddit chief executive Ellen Pao dominated the site in the weeks leading up to her resignation on Friday, in the hours after her departure discussions centered on whether this had been …

Reddit's new CEO Steve Huffman: 'We will reconsider all our policies'

Reddit's new CEO isn't wasting any time trying to make amends with the site's users.<p>Just one day into his tenure, and one day after embattled interim …

The 10 most affordable cities in the world

Of all the cities in the world, your dollar will go the furthest in Mumbai, India.<p>It's currently the cheapest city to live in, according to the Economist's World Cost of Living Index.<p>The index, which is calculated every other year, compares countries based on the cost of things like food, drink, …

New York City asks Google Maps to discourage left turns

Making a left turn in a bustling place like New York City can be dangerous — even deadly.<p>Case in point: 17 pedestrians and three bicyclists were …

Google designed a new wearable that allows doctors to monitor patients away from the hospital

Google is bringing wearables to the medical profession. According to a new report, the company has developed a wrist-worn device laced with sensors to give physicians detailed information on patients in real-time, even when they’re away from the hospital.<p>The device can measure heart rhythm, pulse, …

USA Defeats Colombia at Women’s World Cup

Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 US victory over Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Now that Alex Morgan has a goal, she doesn't want to look back on the opportunities she's missed.<p>She wants to look forward …

Samsung is releasing an Iron Man edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge

<i>Avengers</i> fans, assemble: Samsung is tapping its Marvel partnership to give its newest flagship an Iron Man-themed makeover.<p>The company will be …

Browse your recent Google Play tunes on your Android Wear watch

Google Play Music just got a lot more convenient... if you're using a cutting-edge Android wearable, that is. Smartwatches running the new Android Wear 5.1.1 update (such as the LG Watch Urbane) now let you browse your recent Play Music items. If you're bent on finishing an album or can't stop …

Google is pursuing the development of next-gen battery technology

While it seems as though current lithium-ion batteries in the tech world are slowly improving, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for companies to build high-end devices that won’t waste precious battery life. A number of research labs and universities are trying to solve this battery …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

Anderson Silva Legacy Forever Tarnished by Drug-Test Failure

Anderson "The Spider" Silva's legacy is forever tarnished.<p>On Tuesday evening, Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole yanked the curtain on the nearly 40-year-old Silva's Oz act, revealing an illegal aid in the Spider's camp leading up to his UFC 183 main event against Nick Diaz on Jan. 31.<p>According to Iole, …

6 Killed When N.Y. Commuter Train Hits SUV

A crash involving a commuter train north of New York City and a car on the tracks left the SUV's driver and five train passengers dead and a dozen people injured Tuesday night, according to WNYC.<p>"It was not immediately clear why the car, described as a black Jeep Cherokee, was on the tracks. In an …

Pete Carroll explains why the Seahawks ran what is being called the worst call in Super Bowl history

The decision backfired, as Russell Wilson threw an interception to help seal a 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots, and is now being referred to as the worst call in Super Bowl history.<p>After the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll explained the decision, and it basically comes down to the …

State of the Union Address

State of the Union 2015 analysis: What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Serena and Venus Williams withdraw from doubles at Australian Open

Serena and Venus Williams withdrew from the women’s doubles competition at the Australian Open on Wednesday before the first-round action got underway.<p>Tennis Australia, which handles all of the withdrawals for the tournament, was unable to provide a reason why the 13-time grand slam and three-time …

Tennis

Report: 11 of 12 Patriots Footballs Were Underinflated in AFC Title Game

The report that came out Sunday night from longtime Indianapolis sports journalist Bob Kravitz, indicating that the New England Patriots may have …

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