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1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sells for record $39.8 million

This might not come as a shock, but ultra-rare vintage cars are only going to get more expensive as time rolls on, particularly if there's a prancing horse on the car's nose. For example, in 2011, a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $16.39 million. In February 2012, a 1964 250 GTO sold for nearly …

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LinkedIn Acquires Job Matching Service Bright For $120M

LinkedIn has made its biggest acquisition deal to date today. The professional social network has purchased the job matching service Bright for $120 million, made up of 73 percent stock and 27 percent cash.After the deal closes in the first quarter of 2014, several members of Bright’s team will …

Google Doodle Upholds Gay Rights Ahead of Sochi Olympics

Google<p>Thursday’s Google Doodle is a not-so-subtle pre-Olympics shot at Russia’s less-than-stellar record on gay rights. The doodle, which is also …

Tesla Teams Up With Rdio in Europe

It’s been a while since Tesla integrated Slacker Radio in its US cars for users to stream music easily via a voice command. Unfortunately Slacker didn’t have the licensing rights for music in Europe, which meant that Tesla’s cars in the region didn’t have such a feature — though that’s set to …

Flappy Bird dev makes $50,000/day from the collective frustration of 50 million people

Let the games begin! Sorry, not those games, I am talking about the free to play indie smash hit, Flappy Bird, that is reportedly pulling in over $50,000 per day from in-app advertisements. Game developer Dong Nguyen of .GEARS Studios says that he chose the ad-supported, free to play app style …

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Let the Games Begin! Sochi Sets Stage for Power and Glory

SOCHI, Russia — The Winter Olympics about to start in this coastal resort city are unlike any in recent memory — promising the glow of international harmony and fierce competition but opening in the shadow of terrorism, politics and uncertainty.<p>Almost 3,000 athletes from a record 88 countries will …

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