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What If Apple Bought Tesla?

Rumors about Apple showing interest in buying Tesla have resurfaced after the SF Chronicle reported that Apple’s M&A chief met with Elon Musk last spring. Considering Tesla’s market capitalization of more than $24 billion, such a deal would be unprecedented for Apple, but the two companies do …

Despite Anti-Gay Propaganda, Grindr Use Is Exploding In Sochi

The number of users on the app have more than tripled since the start of the games.<p>Grindr, the social dating and hook-up app for gay men, now has 541 active users in the Russian beach town, according to a Grindr spokesperson who spoke to Vocativ.<p>Before the arrival of the athletes, Sochi only had …

12 Touching First Look Photos That Show Grooms Crying

In wedding photography, the first look is that beautifully authentic moment when a groom first lays eyes on his bride. Usually occurring before the ceremony, it's a quiet moment filled with anticipation and emotion. Dressed in white and with her hair and makeup done to perfection, the bride is a …

Versace's Miami mansion sells for $41.5M

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A corporation had the winning bid for the South Beach mansion that once belonged to Gianni Versace.<p>VM South Beach LLC bid $41.5 million Tuesday for the oceanfront property on Miami Beach's touristy Ocean Drive.<p>The <i>Miami Herald</i> reports that VM South Beach's principals include …

Tim Tebow Has Been Released By The New England Patriots

It is unclear at this point if another team will give Tebow a shot or if this is the end of his NFL career.<p>After not playing in the third preseason game, Tebow received considerable playing time in the final regular season tune-up. But like much of his NFL career, he was at times both great and …

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Android or Apple? How about agnostic?

Whether it's Apple or Android, a Nexus tablet or an iPad, it just isn't that big a deal anymore.<p>For me, that is. A couple of years ago the iPhone and iPad were easy choices. Today, Android is, well, Android. It's everywhere.<p><b>Apps:</b> Just mentioning apps in the context of Android versus iOS can be …

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Free Jay-Z album prompts flood of spammy auto-tweets

There's no such thing as a free download. Jay-Z announced he was leaking his new album, <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail</i>, five days early via an app, which seemed like a generous and innovative move. However, he didn't note that fans would be forced to give him access to their location and phone status. The …

Why Tipping Should Be Outlawed

Many people don't understand what a tip is for, mainly because it's not the way we choose to compensate most of our other people-facing professions. Imagine if when you went to the doctor, you decided how much he got paid based on how happy you were.<p>It was the coat check tips that did it, back when …

This Week In The Supreme Court

<b>And thus does another</b> signature domestic policy initiative of the Clinton White House fall by the wayside.<p>The Defense Of Marriage Act -- and, my god, what an odious piece of legislative euphemism that was -- always was a breathtakingly cynical piece of electioneering that was doomed at its noxious …

Meet Sony’s new phablet: an unwieldy slab with a beautiful screen | Financial Times

By Dan Thomas, telecoms correspondent<p>Sony will bolster its mobile range with a large screen “phablet” phone that is sized neatly between the high end …

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Ray Allen's late 3 forces OT, Heat edge Spurs to force Game 7

MIAMI -- LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration.<p>The toughest part now might be topping this performance in Game 7.<p>"It's by …

Dolce and Gabbana Sentenced to 20 Months in Italian Prison

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the legendary designer duo whose billion-dollar fashion empire …

How Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Is Making Good On Facebook’s Billion-Dollar Bet

Solve the social network’s mobile dilemma. Make a mint on advertising without annoying 100 million users. No problem, right?<p>Inside Facebook’s Building 14, just a door down from Mark Zuckerberg’s office, Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team plot the future of their beloved photo-sharing app. It’s no …

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Illuminated Three-Pointed Star Emblems

The three-pointed star emblem, whether it lives floating above a Mercedes-Benz’s hood or it’s stuffed into the grille, is one of the most recognizable brand marks in the world. Even so, Benz thinks the star can carry even more, er, star power and has introduced a new option for <i>illuminating</i> the …