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Anti-tracking site Disconnect gets more money, do-gooder status

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / vlad_star<p>Disconnect, a site run by an ex-Googler, has received an additional $3.5 million to help …

Pew: Americans Agree U.S. Should Stay Out Of Syrian Conflict

Americans are polarized about many things, it seems, but according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & Press, they agree that the United States should stay out of the Syrian conflict.<p>Seventy percent of those polled said they oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms to …

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The huge misconception at the heart of “too big to fail”

<i>As banks continue to swell in size, the public might conclude that legislators have gone back on their promise to never again let a bank grow “too big to fail.” But making banks smaller was never what legislators—most of them, anyway—had in mind.</i><p>American banks? Those things that were nearly wiped …

Finance

At the altar of the Big Green Egg: How a product becomes a cult

The sociologist Robert Bellah once wrote that the real purpose of Memorial Day, a US holiday that’s celebrated this Monday and commemorates those who have died in battle, is to re-indoctrinate the American public into the “national cult.”<p>His point is that federal holidays serve to reinforce …

BBQ

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

Apple Explains Position On U.S. Taxes As CEO Cook Prepares For Senate Hearing

Apple released a 17-page position paper on its view of U.S. taxes the day before CEO Tim Cook is set to testify before a Senate committee on the issue.<p>Saying that Apple is “an American success story” and that the Cupertino, California-based company has “likely become the country’s largest corporate …

Why Tumblr's Sale To Yahoo Is Worrisome For Native Advertising

Plenty of ink and pixels will be spilled in the coming days over Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr, but the fact that Tumblr could not cash in on native advertising should not be lost in the noise.<p>Tumblr’s sale is a clear indicator that it could not reap the revenue it imagined when it introduced …

Burger King Launches Rib Sandwich to Battle McDonald's McRib