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Google Under Fire For Quietly Killing Critical Android Security Updates For Nearly One Billion

Android smartphone owners who aren’t running the latest version of their operating system might get some nasty surprises from malicious hackers in 2015. That’s because one of the core components of their phones won’t be getting any security updates from Google, the owner of the Android operating …

Information Security

10 Startup Incubators That Are Changing The Web

Business incubators have been around since the 1950s. Typically attached to universities, these entities offered a proving ground with back-office resources for fledgling entrepreneurs. Now a new breed of incubator, catering mainly to technology types, is springing up all over the country. These …

15 Intrepid Predictions For 2015

With a recap of last year’s predictions (currencies and the economy were good to me; sports and IPOs were not) in the books, it’s again time to look ahead to the year to come. Economic uncertainty seems to be in a recession of its own as unemployment continues its slow march downward and GDP …

Cops killed man at Walmart, then interrogated girlfriend

After killing a man at an Ohio Walmart, police interrogated his girlfriend, accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail time and suggesting she could be on drugs, according to a video obtained by CNN.<p>The man, John Crawford III, was holding an air rifle he had picked up off a store shelf when …

It’s concerning that Intel doesn’t have a better answer to the question of what’s next

<i>Intel once turned down the opportunity to become the sole supplier of iPhone processors. Why hasn’t it let go of its defocused search for the Next Big Thing and, instead, used all means necessary to regain the account?</i><p><b>Intel is a prosperous company.</b> For the quarter ended in September, Intel scored …

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Chipotle "Guac" To Be Discontinued After FDA Inspectors Find Harmful Chemicals In Ingredients

<b>DENVER –</b> It is being reported that the signature “Guac” from the popular Chipotle Mexican Grill food chains, is being discontinued in a few weeks …

Opec willing to push oil price to $40 says Gulf oil minister

Senior Opec ministers says cartel has no fear of oil prices falling to levels as low as $40 per barrel amid price war with Russia and US shale<p>Opec's most influential producers are willing to allow oil prices to fall to $40 per barrel before discussing whether the cartel should hold an emergency …

PetSmart's $8.7 Billion Buyout A Second Mega Deal For Jana Partners In 2014

Petsmart's $8.7 billion sale to a consortium led by private equity firm BC Partners is a big year-end coup for hedge fund Jana Partners. The deal is also the second major leveraged buyout spurred on by the Barry Rosenstein-run activist fund in 2014, after the firm urged the sale of supermarket …

2015: The year the stock market slows to a trot

The bull market may need to tap the brakes in 2015.<p>That doesn't mean the party is over for stocks. Investing pros surveyed by CNNMoney expect the S&P 500 to climb to 2,184 by the end of next year, implying an 8% gain from Friday's close.<p>It would be a solid gain, but not as spectacular as recent …

Why Apple's e-book appeal is a big deal

When the Department of Justice charged Apple with conspiring to fix the price of e-books, the case was widely seen in both Silicon Valley and New …

Here’s the now-debunked story of Stuyvesant High’s $72 million kid

<i>Editor’s note: The high-school senior mentioned in this report was later quoted by the New York Observer as saying the story was fabricated. For an</i> …

High School

Italy's Renzi vows crackdown on corruption after Rome scandals | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposed changes to the law to crack down on corruption on Tuesday, after dozens of arrests last week uncovered a “Mafia Capitale” criminal network in Rome.<p>Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi talks during a news conference in Rome July 4, 2014. …

CIA Made Cash Payments To Countries That Hosted Black Sites, Report Says

The report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence also says two secretaries of state were not informed of black site locations.<p>WASHINGTON — The CIA paid millions of dollars in cash to foreign governments to get them to host secret detention facilities where "enhanced interrogation" …

Astronaut: Mars Can Wait; Let's Make Camp On The Moon

NASA successfully tested the Orion spacecraft that could eventually take humans to Mars, but the Canadian Bowie-covering astronaut sensation Chris Hadfield says we should re-visit the Moon before setting foot on the red planet.<p>“That is a great vehicle,” Hadfield complimented Orion at a Guardian …

Nasa researches Star Trek warp drive for future space travel

Nasa scientists are developing a Star Trek-style “warp drive” that may eventually allow spacecraft to travel to the stars faster the speed of light.<p>Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.<p>These so called “warp bubbles” …

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