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Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen puts Norway top of the medal table

Marit Bjoergen has won the final event of the Pyeongchang Olympics, taking gold in the women's 30km mass start classic. Her gold medal took Norway to …

Google details 2018 office and data center expansion plans for the U.S.

As Google noted during its Q4 2017 earnings call earlier this month, the company is planning on hiring thousands of more people in 2018, which will require office and data center expansion. The company further detailed those U.S. plans today as it breaks ground on its first of several new …

Google gives Gmail the Android Go treatment to save data and storage

Last December, Google launched Android Go, a lightweight operating system for less capable phones typically used in places like India and Indonesia. The company has also been creating apps for these less-capable phones, too, including YouTube Go and a Go-enabled Assistant. Now Google has Gmail Go, …

Coinbase is mistakenly draining customers' bank accounts, and people are freaked

All your money is gone. Whoops! Sorry for your loss.<p>The world of cryptocurrency trading is notoriously risky, but it wasn't supposed to be like <i>this</i>. …

Customers

How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States. Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world.<p>America's unique relationship to gun ownership -- enshrined as a right in its constitution -- is also in the middle of an emotional and divisive debate about the meaning of the Second …

Guns

More than 50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons

The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.<p>Related<p>The number of U.S. mass shootings depends on how you count<p>Public mass shootings account for a tiny fraction of the …

Guns

Chloe Kim wins women's halfpipe gold for Team USA at Winter Olympics

Chloe Kim wins gold in women's snowboard halfpipe at 2018 Winter Olympics<p>Rachel Axon | USA TODAY Sports<p>10 to Watch: Chloe Kim<p>The 17-year-old U.S. snowboarding phenom discusses her career.<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Chloe Kim stood atop the Olympic podium and wiped away a tear.<p>It …

Team USA

Why Microsoft's New Deal With Lenovo Matters

Microsoft makes a lot of money from Android, thanks to its patents being used in Google’s operating system. That income has recently been faltering …

Samsung may be planning refurbished smartphone program

<i>SEOUL/SINGAPORE (By Se Young Lee and Miyoung Kim, Reuters)</i> — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch a program to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.<p>The South Korean technology firm is looking …

Someone is selling 33 million Twitter passwords on the dark web

Twitter's account hacking woes aren't about to end any time soon.<p>Days after a number of prominent Twitter accounts got hacked — including those …

Apple’s patent case against Samsung ordered back to lower court

<i>SEOUL (Reuters)</i> — Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it welcomed “overwhelming support” from the U.S. government and other parties to overturn a U.S. appeals court ruling favoring Apple Inc against the firm.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn …

This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

Entrepreneurship

Salesforce spikes to an all-time high as Wall Street buys into its growth story

Salesforce reached a closing price of $83.57 Wednesday, just a day after breaking its previous $82.14 record, which was set in December.<p>Salesforce shares have jumped nearly 55% since early February when the overall tech market was hit by fears of a broader industry slowdown.<p>The surge in …

Profit

Brazilians are using a demonic chant to protest their new president

From WaPo:<p>Musicians railed against Temer at shows across Brazil this weekend, and their audiences sang for his ouster. Some chanted "Temer out" to a famous and melodramatic opera melody — its sense of impending apocalypse playing with unfounded Internet rumors that Brazil's unpopular new leader is …

Brazil

Google's new products prove it has still the best tech chops — but it might not matter

Its new conversational assistant, for example, will take its traditional search product to the next level, letting users ask it questions, find suggestions, or book services through text chat in its new messaging app Allo or voice, in its new smart speaker, Home.<p>Google's building on many years of …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s What You Can Do to Avoid Making Really Bad Business Decisions

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

One of the top Apple followers is worried that it could turn into BlackBerry

In a blog post, Arment argues that BlackBerry was great at creating phones and dominated the market before Apple released the iPhone.<p>The problem was that the iPhone release didn't just create a better smartphone — it changed what people used them for entirely.<p>BlackBerry was great at creating at a …

Artificial Intelligence

Tim Cook got the red carpet treatment during his last big trip

He was there on business, not pleasure, but even still his trip seemed more fitting for a diplomat or a head of state than a corporate CEO.<p>That's not surprising. Apple's almost like a country in and of itself. It has 115,00 employees, and claims that it's responsible for creating and supporting 1.9 …

Tim Cook

Google Tackles Group Messaging Again With New Spaces App

Just because Google+ and Wave were massive flops, that doesn’t mean Google is giving up on trying to launch a social communications app.<p>The Internet …

A study of the top 100 billionaires in recent history found they have 6 unlikely characteristics in common

What do the wealthiest people on this planet have in common? A great business sense? Luck? A strong work ethic? The likely answer is a combination of all of these and much more. However, when we look at the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and investors, we tend to limit ourselves to …

List-Worthy

A 25-year-old Photoshopped movie posters to highlight Hollywood's diversity problem

"Star Trek" actor George Takei has been especially vocal about whitewashing in big-budget films.<p>"Hollywood has been casting white actors in Asian roles for decades now, and we can't keep pretending there isn't something deeper at work here," he recently wrote on Facebook.<p>Now William Yu, a …

Posters

This Popular Porn Site Debuted a Bug Bounty Program on the Same Platform as the Pentagon

Pornhub, one of the world’s most popular pornography sites, unveiled a bug bounty program on Tuesday.<p>The company, owned by Canadian private firm …

Silicon Valley's $20 billion secretive giant, Palantir, is reportedly having some struggles

That article, based on confidential information and interviews with six past and current employees, provides our best look yet at the famously cagey Palantir.<p>Here are its highlights:<p>In the last 13 months, big-ticket customers Coca-Cola, Nasdaq, and American Express have decided not to continue …

Silicon Valley

Scientists are working to make cows obsolete

We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no longer need the cow.<p>Scientists are …

Cows

The Harsh Reality of Running a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

China is buying up US companies, and no one's doing much about it

When Americans think of China, here's what comes to mind:<p>They've taken our jobs (see any Trump speech).<br>• They've hacked our government and corporations.<br>• They keep their currency artificially devaluated.<br>• They can't wait to do business in China.<br>• They can't wait to visit this beautiful and historic company.<p>…

China

Prices for 4 of our top 10 drugs have shot up more than 100% since 2011

Prices for four of the nation's top 10 drugs increased more than 100 percent since 2011, Reuters found. Six others went up more than 50%. Together, the price increases on drugs for arthritis, high cholesterol, asthma and other common problems added billions in costs for consumers, employers and …

All emerging markets in Asia are going to slow down this year

The bank now expects growth 5.7% in both 2016 and 2017, below the 5.9% level achieved in 2015. Previously it saw growth of 6.0% this year. For developed nations, referred to as industrial economies by the ADB, it forecasts growth will remain at 1.8% this year before ticking up to 1.9% in …

Emerging Markets

UBS INVESTMENT BANK CHIEF: 'There is a severe dislocation and change in the industry'

It referred to the bank's 2012 decision to drastically slash its staff, specifically in the fixed-income-trading department.<p>These days, though, everyone seems to be "doing a UBS," and the bank is being held up as an example of Wall Street's leaner, smarter future.<p>Not that it isn't also seeing the …

Markets

Why any 'magic number' you hear for retirement is all wrong

Now how many times have you then thought about punching yourself in the face because trying to save $X Million is harder than having a civil presidential debate?<p>(Totally random, but did you know that Marco Rubio's net worth is only $100,000? A chunk of you reading this right now has more than …

Retirement