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Obama stands behind decision to act on immigration despite GOP warnings

President Barack Obama says he intends to issue an order easing the threat against deportation for immigrants in the country illegally.<p>He'd act despite warnings from Republican leaders that he would be poisoning the well with a newly elected GOP-controlled Congress.<p>Obama tells CBS' "Face the …

Will music be free in the future?

As corporations and musicians look for new ways to get our attention – and our money - what does this mean for the fans? Greg Kot explains.<p>From Taylor Swift and U2 to Garth Brooks and Iggy Pop, there has been a lot of noise in recent weeks from artists and bands testing new business models, …

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Forget Taylor Swift: Spotify is facing a much bigger problem

Spotify is growing nicely. The Swedish-born streaming music service now has 12.5 million paying subscribers, and 50 million active users.<p>That’s an increase of 25% on both measures over the past six months —attractive growth rates in anyone’s book.<p>The update on subscriber growth was contained a …

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Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe

There’s a joke about Larry Page that’s been making the rounds at Google X, the “moon shot” factory where Google is developing self-driving cars, …

FIFA's ethics prosecutor was ignored by FIFA during investigation into ... ethics

The 2022 World Cup remained in Qatar, after a FIFA judge cleared the country and 2018 host Russia of corruption charges.<p>“The evaluation of the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cups bidding process is closed for the FIFA Ethics Committee,” FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert said in a statement.<p>The evaluation is …

Small Firms May Soon Turn To Crowdfunding To Sell Shares

Crowdfunding is popular among musicians, filmmakers and artists looking for a way to finance their next project.<p>Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering rules that, for the first time, would allow small companies to solicit investments over the Internet and sell shares to the …

Why Did President Obama Say the Healthcare Website Would Work?

He must have known that his words would be quickly disproved. His public optimism before the rollout remains a big mystery.<p>There's something I don't understand about the rollout of Healthcare.gov: that President Obama expressed unqualified confidence about it shortly before it was …

Bill Gates Thinks Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Prioritize

Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that’s great. I don’t.<p>— Bill Gates, …