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Fossil Find Clears Up Big Cat Origins

Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record.<p><b>Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET.</b><p><b>Paleontologists have long sought the answer to where and when big cats—mighty predators like lions,</b> …

Share stampede sends Twitter's value to $24bn on stock market debut

The hotly anticipated stock-market debut of Twitter exceeded expectations on Thursday when a stampede for shares sent the company's value to more than $24bn – an extraordinary debut for a company that has never made a profit, and whose launch had already been the subject of considerable hype.<p>The …

Report: The CIA Pays AT&T $10 Million Each Year For Phone Records

The arrangement is voluntary and there is no court order requiring the company to cooperate with the Central Intelligence Agency, officials told the Times.<p>The program differs from controversial data collection by the National Security Agency, which receives phone records or other "meta-data" from …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

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Gigaom | Apple is guilty in the ebook case. For consumers, not much changes; for Apple, a lot could

Advertisement<p>The decision could have taken months, but U.S. District Judge Denise Cote took only a couple of weeks to rule that Apple (s AAPL) was …

Apple played 'central role' in ebook price-fixing conspiracy, says federal judge

Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by US …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

Marketing

Senate passes sweeping rewrite of immigration laws

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill Thursday that would allow the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants to become U.S. citizens, overhaul the country's immigration system and spend billions to secure the southwest border with Mexico.<p>After years of failed attempts, …

US CEOs now earn 273 times the typical worker’s pay

CEOs: They used to be just like us. Well, at least a lot <i>more</i> like us. Thirty years ago, the average chief executive of a large public company earned less than 30-times more than the typical worker. But today they rake in between 202 and 273-times the pay, as shown in the graph below from a new …

Income Inequality

NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

China’s ghost cities epitomize the problem with printing money Paul Krugman-style

In a recent article in Quartz, Gwynn Guilford made the crucial point that the turbulence in China’s financial system is a debt crisis, not a liquidity crisis. She explains:<p>What it means is that China’s massive stimulus from 2009 to 2011 sunk money into projects that are generating little or no …

International Monetary Fund

My (Simple) Workflow To Design And Develop A Portfolio Website

<i>A look behind the scenes of my design and development workflow</i><p>After receiving a bunch of emails asking me about the design decisions I made during …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

Now Entering North Verizon: See a Map of The Corporate States of America

In his magnum opus, <i>Infinite Jest</i>, the late author David Foster Wallace wrote of a future where the name of each calendar year was auctioned off to the highest corporate bidder (the ultimate ad buy-in). It is perhaps in the same spirit that writer and graphic artist Steve Lovelace has created a map …

Better Ways to Look for a Job and Ask for a Raise

Quick decision: You're on the way to the office in the morning, and you need a pick-me-up. Should you stop at Dunkin' Donuts for a coffee or grab a smoothie at Jamba Juice?<p>According to the series of diet books <i>Eat This, Not That</i>, the decision could make a big impact on your waistline. If you go easy …

Sergey Lavrov Says Edward Snowden Hasn't Crossed Russian Border, Won't Be Extradited

<i>By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</i><p>MOSCOW -- Russia's foreign minister bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, saying Tuesday that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border.<p>Sergey Lavrov insisted that Russia has nothing to do with Snowden …

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

The Collapse Of The Honeybee Industry Could Cost Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars

One-third of the food we eat depends on insect pollination, mostly by honeybees that are raised and managed by beekeepers.<p>The value of insect pollinators on world agricultural production, which accounts for their role in producing better quality and quantity of harvests, was estimated at $208 …

On Too Big to Fail, All the Warning Lights Are Flashing Red [VIDEO]

<i>Video of Too Big to Fail panel, Netroots Nation 2013</i><p>"Too Big to Fail" banks played a key role in causing the last financial crisis. Since then they've grown even bigger, without much discouragement from the government (and in some cases with government support). Not a single executive has been …

Oakland Police Department Settlement: City May Pay $1 Million To Protesters

The City of Oakland has agreed to pay approximately $1 million to end a lawsuit filed on behalf of 150 demonstrators alleging police misconduct in their 2010 mass arrest.<p>The preliminary settlement approved by a federal judge ends the class-action lawsuit filed by the National Lawyers Guild on …

Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in Gulf of Mexico

Oxygen-deprived area may be size of New Jersey, scientists say.<p><b>A possibly record-breaking, New Jersey-size dead zone may put a chokehold on the Gulf of Mexico (map) this summer, according to a forecast released this week.</b><p>Unusually robust spring floods in the U.S. Midwest are flushing agricultural …

7 Common Myths You Thought Were True (PHOTOS)

<i>Excerpted from Deceived Wisdom: Why What You Thought Was Right Is Wrong by David Bradley ($19.95, Elliott and Thompson)</i><p>There is much deceived wisdom in the world - from fitness fallacies to dietary deceptions and countless miscellaneous misconceptions.<p>Given that human beings are inquisitive by …

The Roots of the Next Financial Crisis—How Wall Street Undermines Reform

As Wall Street money flows to Republicans, Democrats are scrambling to get back in big money’s good graces, writes Lawrence Lessig.<p>Fifty-one percent, …

What's the 'Internet of Everything' worth? $613 billion, Cisco reckons

Cisco Systems wants its customers to know that there is a huge amount of money to be made if they focus their strategy and IT budget on what the company and others call the Internet of Everything.<p>That's the idea that more than half of the people and 99 percent of the things on the planet are …

Internet of Things

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications

Britain's spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has …

Facebook Security Bug Exposed Personal Account Information, Emails And Phone Numbers, Six Million Accounts Affected

A Facebook security bug exposed users’ personal contact information (email or phone number) to other users who were connected to them; the bug has affected 6 million accounts.<p>“When people upload their contact lists or address books to Facebook, we try to match that data with the contact information …

The Supermoon is Coming

Get your cameras ready. On June 23rd the celestial event known as the Supermoon will happen. The sun, Earth and moon will be in alignment, with the …

Supermoon

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hiking