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BlackBerry Board Refused to Break Up Company Despite Interest From Apple, Others

Apple and Microsoft both expressed interest in acquiring portions of BlackBerry, according to a new report from <i>Reuters</i>. BlackBerry's board ultimately elected not to break up the company, despite Apple's interest in its intellectual property and patents. According to the report, the company also had …

Samsung's acquisition list zeroes in on software -- report

Samsung's recent acquisition shopping list zeroes in on several software names, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.<p>According to the paper, some of those possible targets have included Unity Technologies, a San Francisco-based gaming platform developer; Green Throttle Games, a Santa …

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Apple is sitting on 10% of all US corporate cash

Don’t be surprised if the next rumor out of Cupertino is that the new gold iPhones are forged from the company’s own melted-down ingots: Apple is richer than ever. It is holding onto $147 billion, which amounts to 10% of all corporate cash.<p>Non-financial companies are collectively holding onto $1.48 …

BlackBerry billionaire Prem Watsa defends $4.7bn bid against market doubts

The Canadian billionaire behind a $4.7bn (£2.9bn) offer to take the ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry private has insisted he will complete the deal.<p>Prem Watsa, the chairman of Fairfax Financial, spoke out to defend his all-cash bid after BlackBerry shares tumbled 6pc on Wednesday. The closed a …

GM unveils heavy duty Chevrolet, GMC pickups

General Motors says the heavy-duty versions of its new-generation full-size pickups go on sale first quarter of next year as 2015 models.<p>Those account for about 25% of all Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra sales. Within that, the 2500 models, so-called three-quarter-ton, are 75% to 80% of the mix. …

What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …

BlackBerry goes big with the 5-inch Z30 smartphone

BlackBerry is expanding its lineup of smartphones today with the new BlackBerry Z30. The fourth BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the Z30 is the largest and most powerful BlackBerry ever, with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display and new 1.7GHz processor with quad-core graphics. It has the largest battery ever …

Wall Street’s greatest enemy: The man who knows too much

<b>Michael Winston (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>What Michael Winston knows about corporate crimes will horrify you. That’s why financial giants want to destroy him<p>David Dayen<p>August 28, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>You may know Michael Winston’s story from a series of articles by Gretchen Morgenson in the New York …

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

It seems almost sacrilegious to question the wisdom of Julia Child.<p>First with her opus <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i> and later with her PBS cooking show, the unflappably cheerful Child helped rescue home cookery from the clutches of convenience food. She taught us how to love — and take pride …

BlackBerry: Now's the 'right time' to explore alternatives

BlackBerry is paving the way for a major change -- perhaps even routing itself toward a sale of the company.<p>The beleaguered smartphone maker said Monday that it has formed a special committee to explore "strategic alternatives" for its itself. The company specifically said that it's trying to …

BlackBerry's 5-inch Z30 for AT&T shown in leaked video

BlackBerry's long-rumored A10 handset has leaked again, but this time it has a new Z30 moniker. In a new video by <i>Channel S</i>, the Z30 is shown with a rumored 5-inch AMOLED display running at 720p resolution, and a dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, and 16GB of storage. The specs are the same as …

BlackBerry May Still Have A Bright Future Ahead, But Not Making Phones

BlackBerry has done the unthinkable, although perhaps also the inevitable: it has confirmed that it’s looking for a buyer or other external partnership to help breathe new life into the company, reverse its recent smartphone market floundering and get BlackBerry 10 out into the hands of as many …

Flat sales add to Coke’s challenges

It is one of the world's most recognized brands, and boasts investment guru Warren Buffett as its largest shareholder, but Coca-Cola Co.'s growth prospects are being questioned amid a slowing global economy and changing beverage tastes.<p>Shares of Atlanta-based Coca-Cola dropped by nearly 2 per cent …

GM's first-half global sales up 4%, beat VW

General Motors reported a 4% increase in global vehicle sales for the first half of the year, placing it ahead of Volkswagen.<p>But whether it's on pace to regain status as the world's biggest automaker in 2013 remains to be seen: Toyota, the world's biggest automaker in 2012, has not yet reported its …

Wild Outdoor Sex Stories, As Told By Women

<i>Photographed for Maxim by Zoe McConnell | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2013</i><p>Between the steamy temperatures and overflowing margarita pitchers that …