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Nike+ Running iOS app offers virtual races with friends, group chat

The loneliness of the long-distance runner may have been reduced by the latest update to the Nike+ Runner app. Version 4.3 allows you to challenge friends at other locations to virtual races, set a distance and duration, and then the app keeps track of how you are doing against your mates.<p>A group …

JCPenney Exec Delivers Candid Assessment Of The Company's Turnaround Strategy

Last year, CEO Ron Johnson laid out a revival plan that included boutique-style shop-in-shops, a "fair and square" pricing strategy that eliminated sales, and fancy marketing.<p>But Nick Wooster, the brand's SVP of product development and design, had a more straightforward idea for how the brand could …

Wal-Mart mulls getting customers to deliver packages to online buyers

Business News<p>Wal-Mart Stores Inc is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier delivery services that the company hopes will enable it to better compete with Amazon.com Inc.<p>Tapping customers to deliver goods would put the world's …

Customers

Subaru WRX concept revealed at New York Auto Show

The WRX is arguably Subaru’s most popular car ever, so it makes sense that the company would be addressing the model during the New York Auto Show …

Ivy League Admissions Letters Just Went Out, And Acceptance Rates Are Lower Than Ever

Admissions decisions for the Ivy League schools went live at 5pm EST, and acceptance rates at the most selective schools were expected to hit record lows.<p>While not every college has released acceptance statistics yet, Princeton said it had offered admission to 7.3 percent of almost 26,500 …

College & University

The Trick To Selling Fancy Wine From New Jersey: Don't Say It's From New Jersey

Halfway between the New Jersey Turnpike and the Atlantic City casinos is a little slice of France: Amalthea Cellars. There's an old farmhouse, and a field full of grapevines.<p>Lou Caracciolo, who founded Amalthea, is walking through the field. "Here's something I put in the ground in 1976," he says. …

More Than 300,000 US Homes Are Foreclosed 'Zombies'

Florida tops the list of zombie properties with 90,556 vacant homes in foreclosure, according to a foreclosure inventory released on Thursday by RealtyTrac, a real estate information company in Irvine, California.<p>Illinois and California ranked a distant second and third with 31,668 and 28,821 …

Time is running out at JCPenney

Damaged undersea internet cable causes widespread global service disruption

A cut to the largest internet cable that connects Europe and Asia caused severe service disruption that stretched from from Africa to Pakistan.<p>Chief …

Rumor: Sony planning Xperia Cyber-shot and Xperia Walkman smartphones

It looks like Sony isn’t going to be resting on the laurels of its flagship smartphones, the Xperia Z and ZL. Rumors of future Xperia devices have been flooding in over the past few days, including a low-cost 5-inch quad-core smartphone powered by a MediaTek processor, the Sony Xperia A or Dogo, …

iOS ups lead over Android among business users, Citrix says

iOS continues to be the preferred mobile platform in the business world, at least according to a recent report from Citrix.<p>Looking specifically at business customers who use its cloud-based management software, Citrix found that iOS was No. 1 with 58 percent adoption in last year's fourth quarter. …

Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

Last Friday, <i>The Verge</i> revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online.<p>The conventional wisdom is …

US Cellular Samsung GALAXY S 4 pre-orders begin April 16

Hot on the heels of AT&T announcing their pre-orders for the Samsung GALAXY S 4, US Cellular is announcing that they’ll be opening up pre-orders for …