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Go to Prison for File Sharing? That's What Hollywood Wants

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways. It will force other TPP signatories to …

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Google's YouTube tentatively agrees to stream 'The Interview': CNN

<b>Reuters</b><p><b>Wednesday, December 24, 2014 4:13 PM GMT</b><p>(Reuters) - Google Inc's <GOOGL.O> YouTube unit has tentatively agreed to distribute the Sony Pictures …

The Wall Street Journal on Twitter: "Lego has triumphed over Barbie. It's now the world's biggest toy company. http://t.co/fuHj8FbBty http://t.co/cfd2yFzMnD"

Replying to @<b>WSJ</b><p>RT @<b>WSJ</b> Lego has triumphed over Barbie. It's now the world's biggest toy company. http://on.wsj.com/1pxY6zI pic.twitter.com/l332gH9BhT<p>…

Some Supernova Explosions Triggered By Dead Stars That Act Like ‘Cosmic Zombies’

Scientists using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered that not all powerful supernova explosions mark the end of massive stars’ lives, as …

Eight Companies That Owe Employees a Raise

<b>5. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA)</b> <b><br>> 1-yr. stock price change:</b> 30.3% <b><br>> 5-yr. stock price change:</b> 280.0% <b><br>> Total employees:</b> 136,000 <b><br>> Total CEO</b> …

Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter<p>J. Craig Venter, the scientist and entrepreneur involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and the first synthetic cell, today announced a typically ambitious project: tack another few decades onto everyone's lives through the largest human …

10 Questions to Ask Before Naming Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's in a name? When deciding what to call your company, the answer is plenty. A business name can be too broad--or too confining. It can be too quirky--or not memorable enough. The challenge is to pick a name that's catchy, but also …

NASA satellite image shows the Great Lakes are over 80 percent ice

Images taken by NASA's Aqua satellite showed the Great Lakes were more than 80 percent iced over this month. The image above was taken on February 19th in the early afternoon, and, according to the NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, shows ice covering 80.3 percent of the lakes. …

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Supersonic private jet to use giant displays instead of windows

Spike Aerospace's S-512 supersonic jet project is far from being a real thing, but when the plane arrives and is actually sold for $80 million dollars a pop, one thing buyers won't be getting are windows — at least in the cabin. The company recently announced that the plane will eschew cabin …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Google acquires SlickLogin to use sounds for passwords - Pocket-lint

Google has acquired SlickLogins, the startup that wants to use sounds as passwords.<p>SlickLogin announced on its website on Sunday it "is joining …

A Valentine to the 99 Percent

"We are the 99 percent," has been The Occupy movement's famous rallying cry. A unifying slogan, indeed.<p>Not since the Great Stock Market crash of 1929, had the top wealthiest 1 percent of Americans held so much of the country's collective wealth. More importantly, the top 1 percent captured more of …

Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From the Walking Dead

They may not be a pretty bunch, but there is much to be learned from a world over taken by zombies.<p><b>The Dead Never Sleep:</b><p>There is an old saying, "It trickles down from the top." If you are asleep at the wheel, your employees will be too. To keep your company alive, you need to metaphorically remain …

Bitcoin Exchanges Facing 'Massive & Concerted Attack' From Hackers: BitStamp Suspends Withdrawals

Hackers have launched a “massive and concerted attack” that led some of the largest bitcoin exchanges on the Internet to halt all bitcoin withdrawals.<p>…

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

The Government Is Paying IBM To Build A 'Vanishing' Network

By vanish, they mean press a button and the thing goes "poof," with every component turning itself into dust, preferably biodegradable dust.<p>Alternatively the network should be able to self destruct after so many hours or at a specific time.<p>DARPA just awarded a $3.5 million contract to IBM to try …

Apple pulls Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from iOS App Store

Apple on Wednesday removed Blockchain from the App Store due to an "unresolved issue," leaving some 120,000 users of the only iOS-compatible Bitcoin …

Inside Satya Nadella’s CEO Comp Package From Microsoft

Through a filing, Microsoft has revealed the compensation package for its new CEO. In short, Satya Nadella is buying all the beers for the next few years.<p>In numerical terms, Nadella will pick up a $1.2 million yearly cash salary, with installments doled out twice monthly. Nadella is also eligible …

FDA approves swallowable 'PillCam' after almost a decade (video)

It's been about <i>nine years</i> since we last heard from from Given Imaging, but the FDA has finally granted a version of the firm's minuscule snapshooter its blessing. Not everyone has an easy time undergoing traditional colonoscopy procedures (due to drug allergies, for example), which is where the …

The Two Biggest Casino Billionaire CEOs Are Betting Against Internet Gambling

Sheldon Adelson is no longer alone among big shot U.S. casino company CEOs in betting against online gambling. Steve Wynn has flip-flopped his position on Internet gambling—again—although he is not exactly joining Adelson in his war against online gambling.<p>Wynn’s new position was reported by Jon …

So comedians are prone to psychosis? Comedy is more complex than that

I first did stand-up comedy in 2004. I’d always enjoyed making people laugh, which led me to take part in numerous comedy plays and the like in school and university. I never had the nerve to try stand-up though, I simply wasn’t brave enough.<p>Then I spent 18 months embalming dead people for a …

Overstock makes $124K from 780 Bitcoin orders a day after giving the crypto-currency a thumbs up

Overstock.com took a gamble on Bitcoin that quickly seems to be paying off.<p>The company made $124,000 through 780 Bitcoin orders within less than 24 hours of accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment.<p>Overstock announced a partnership with popular Bitcoin wallet Coinbase yesterday, making it the largest …

The Story Behind Chrysler And Fiat, And Why The Stock Is So Cheap

<i>The following is a guest post by George Schultze, founder of Schultze Asset Management LLC, an alternative investments firm founded in 1998 that manages approximately $260 million in assets and specializes in event-driven and distressed securities investing. Mr. Schultze is author of The Art of</i> …

CHART: Here's How Long You Can Stay Outside In Extreme Cold Temperatures Before Getting Frostbite

With the "polar vortex" bringing frigid temperatures across the country, going outside isn't just uncomfortable — it can be downright dangerous.<p>The temperature will drop to -25 F in Fargo, N.D., -31 F in International Falls, Minn., and -15 F in Indianapolis and Chicago, according to the Associated …