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Microsoft Denies New Reports That It Let The NSA Spy On Email And Skype

This one says that Microsoft collaborated closely with US intelligence services to let them spy on its users' email, cloud files and Skype conversations.<p>Microsoft denies the report, saying it only provides user data in response to a due legal process and that it does not "provide any government …

Kobe Bryant: No snags expected

Kobe Bryant told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Wednesday that he fully intends to retire as a Laker someday and doesn't believe there will be any problem …

Sports News & Articles – Scores, Pictures, Videos - ABC News

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Tiger Woods will likely have the opportunity to spend more time on his yacht this...<p>Tiger's aggressive start led to tough round …

Nick Young signs with Lakers

Nick Young signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, the team announced.<p>Young, 28, spent last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging …

ESPN Body Issue 2013: Athletes Who Will Benefit Most from Appearing in Magazine

The 2013 ESPN Body Issue is taking the world by storm once again, as the masses are left in awe of some of the most prolific athletes in the world baring it all. In that same breath, there are also those who may be at the top of their sport but hardly household names.<p>The question is, which athletes …

Lenovo Shares Jump As PC Shipments Overtake HP

China’s Lenovo passed Hewlett-Packard in the second quarter of 2013 as the world’s number-one PC supplier. That’s a milestone that the company is keen to trumpet, and investors seem to agree: shares in Lenovo Group were up 3.5% to HK$7.14 (92 cents) in afternoon trading in Hong Kong. IDC said …

EU Expands Cigarette Bans

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is Pumping Out Cars Faster Than It Expected

In an interview outside the company's Fremont, Calif. plant, Ohnsman writes, Musk said:<p>We're above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it," adding that in late 2014, the pace is "going to 800 a week. I'm very confident we'll get there."<p>Tesla's stock is up 2% today.<p><i>Read the</i> …

Billionaire Carl Icahn plans to improve Dell offer

<b>Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is ready to raise the stakes in his bid to take control of computer maker Dell.</b><p>Mr Icahn said he plans to improve his $15.4bn (£10.1bn) offer for the company.<p>In May, Dell's board recommended that shareholders should accept a $24.4bn (£16bn) offer led by company …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

UK banks ready for new crisis, Moody's declares

Britain's banks are strong enough to withstand a fresh financial crisis and are poised for a surge in profits, Moody’s has said as it upgraded its outlook on the sector from negative to stable.<p>The ratings agency claimed that UK lenders were far stronger than their European peers, thanks in part to …

Why one of the world’s largest beer markets only has two competitive beer brewers

In the Mexican beer business, cash is the surest way for beer companies to win a vendor’s heart. The country’s lucrative beer market is the world’s fifth largest by volume, and yet only two companies, AB InBev’s Modelo and Heineken NV’s Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, sell 98% of the country’s …

Antitrust Laws

Zynga is feeling lucky with its online gambling bet

Online gaming company Zynga today unveiled its online gambling apps for Facebook that use real money, a major part of the company’s revamp to expand beyond social games. The online gambling apps will be launched in the United Kingdom, where online gambling is legal. Zynga investors cheered the …

Zynga

Why China’s slowdown could be really great for America

China is slowing down—that much is clear. (Especially after this morning’s dismal trade report.)<p>What isn’t, though, is what that means for everyone else. For those pondering America’s fortunes, China’s $1.26 trillion in holdings of Treasurys are a source of particular unease, for reasons …

Economics

People Are Starting To Wonder If Bill Ackman Can Raise $1 Billion In 10 Days

One of his clients, the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico, which first invested with Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management in 2010, has already said it will take a pass on the new special investment vehicle, unwilling to hand over so much cash for such a long time.<p>"We were …

Panera Bread Pulls 'Pay-What-You-Want' Chili

Panera Bread is halting its "pay-what-you-want" chili from its bakeries in St. Louis after 15 weeks, saying the company is "evolving the program."<p>The …

The Dollar Is Getting Smooshed

Earlier we mentioned how Ben Bernanke gave some decidedly dovish comments during the Q&A of a speech held in Boston this evening.<p>He said two things that were definitely of note.<p>One was that there was some concern at the Fed that the rise in interest rates could slow the recovery. That's a hint that …