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Sony sells more than 1 million PlayStation 4s

Sales of the next-gen home video game console is fastest start ever for popular product.<p>Sony's PlayStation 4 is off to a hot start. Consumers in North America bought more than 1 million PS4s within the first 24 hours of the new $399 home video game console going on sale Friday. That's the fastest …

Berkshire Hathaway Buys $3.45 Billion Stake In Exxon Mobil

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Thursday disclosed a new $3.45 billion stake in Exxon Mobil Corp, after buying 40.1 million shares in the world's largest publicly traded oil company.<p>The purchase was disclosed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that detailed …

In Bali, An Entrepreneur Builds An Eco-Friendly Workers' Paradise

In eastern Bali, where the climate is dry and the soil unforgiving, just about the only trees that thrive are those producing cashew apples. But while the residents depend on their crops for sustenance, perhaps 90% of the processing is done in places like Vietnam and India. Meaning: Most of the …

India set for Mars mission

On Tuesday India aims to become the first country to launch an orbital flight at the first attempt<p>India is aiming to join the world's deep-space pioneers with a journey to Mars that it hopes will showcase its technological ability to explore the solar system while seeking solutions for everyday …

Space

The Milky Way might harbor 20 billion Earth-sized planets

Planets the size of Earth are 'a general feature of nature' according to new research<p>Gazing up at the stars is something of a shared human experience. We look and we wonder. Are those stars like ours? Do they have planets around them? Are we alone? While ET hasn't phoned home yet, a new study from …

One In Five Sun-Like Stars Have Earth-Like Planets

Earth-like exoplanets are really common, and that's pretty cool.<p>Back in February, a team at Harvard announced they had found a possible Earth-like planet just 13 lightyears away. The study detailed the prevalence of these planets orbiting red dwarf stars and found that about 15 percent have …

The Rise Of A Giant Solar Power Plant In California's Central Plain

A 250-megawatt solar power plant has risen from the beautiful Carrizo Plain in central California, a project that relied on a hefty federal loan guarantee and will help the state meet its renewable energy mandate.<p>The project’s builder, SunPower, announced Thursday the completion of the California …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

Instagram serves its first advertisement, users unsurprisingly irked

A new era has begun in the kingdom of photo filters and hashtags. Instagram has recently served users in the US its first ad ever, and (as par for the course for a change this big) not everyone's happy. The unlucky guinea pig getting all the hate is fashion designer Michael Kors, who featured one …

Bill Gates Thinks Tech Billionaires Have Their Priorities Totally Out Of Whack

"Take this malaria vaccine, [this] weird thing that I'm thinking of," Gates told Richard Waters of FT. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."<p>It's a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at tech giants like Google and …

Calif. Woman Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass While Driving

<b>Update:</b> She got the citation dismissed because there was no proof Glass was being operated while driving.<p>Technology and the law do not always get along. In the latest example, Cecilia Abadie reports that she was cited by a San Diego police office for wearing Google Glass while driving. She was …

Tech Companies Write Congress Begging For Surveillance Reform

A day after the Washington Post reported that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo’s and Google’s data centers where data travels unencrypted, six tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AOL signed their …