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Sales of the Day: June 20, 2013

<b>Highlights from Today's Flash Sales</b><p>Calvin Klein Collection apparel and New Balance sneakers at Gilt<br>• Simon Spurr suiting and neckties from Gianfranco Ferré at MyHabit<br>• Cole Haan shoes, bags, outerwear, and other accessories, available at Rue La La<br>• Sharp tailoring from cult French label The Kooples at …

Today Among People In Robes

<b>It remains my ill-informed opinion</b> that the Supreme Court is pursuing a dump-and-run strategy on the most crucial cases that it will decide this term -- namely, marriage-equality, the Defense Of Marriage Act, the affirmative-action case out of Texas, and the demolition of the Voting Rights Act. I …

Gilt

Rolls-Royce Design Director On Why America Can't Make Cool Cars

Yesterday at the New York Auto Show I spoke with Giles Taylor, the design director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. We discussed a lot of things, including the design direction of Rolls over the next decade and why American manufacturers haven’t been able to produce an iconic new model in years.<p>Here’s …

Apple's 'Next Big Thing' Will Be an Innovation, Not an Invention

Lots of people are wondering what Apple will invent next. If it’s true to its own history, it won’t invent a new type of product but will improve on one someone else already brought to market.<p>I’ve never questioned that Apple is an innovator. Its iPod, iPhone and iPad were all very innovative …

Data visualization startup Visual.ly grabs another $2M to take on ad agencies (exclusive)

Big data may be cool, but it’s not pretty. Visual.ly, a startup focused on data visualizations and infographics, has raised a new $2 million round of funding, the company has confirmed to VentureBeat today.<p>Visual.ly’s platform is like a “basecamp” for design projects that want to utilize big data …

Everybody Solar helping nonprofits go green … for free

Everybody Solar is helping charities like the Bay Area low-income home rehab volunteer organization Rebuilding Together Peninsula go green by accessing the free energy of the sun — with free solar panels, to boot.<p>This week, Everybody Solar funded the installation of a 13.5 kW system on the roof of …

Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

The Google April Fool’s train continues with the announcement of “Gmail Blue.” Yes, it’s a version of Google’s email service where everything is the color blue. The YouTube one from earlier was OK, and the Nose one was just so-so, but I’d actually use this product if it existed, especially since it …

Apple will reportedly launch iRadio by Summer

Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch its own web-based music streaming service, and one that will rival Pandora. The new music service will be …

Radio Industry

Why Samsung holds the lion's share of the smartphone market

Img Source: Flickr:iam_photo<p>Have you ever wondered how Samsung got to where it is today? A few years ago, it barely had any presence at all in the worldwide smartphone market. In fact, its very first smartphone was a huge flop. But it slowly rose to become not only one of the biggest names in the …

FoldIt creator wins Bill Gates nod for science crowdfunding site | FierceBiotech

Microsoft ($MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates saluted a new crowdfunding platform site called Microryza, which has started funneling cash to dozens of …

UPDATED: J&J wins first FDA approval for new class of diabetes drug

The FDA has approved the first drug in a new class of blood glucose-lowering diabetes drugs. Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) won the agency's nod for …

Sequoia-backed genomics startup, others face who-pays hurdle | FierceBiotech

In recent years, young software and bioinformatics outfits have emerged to deliver on part of the promise of making puzzling genomic data useful in …

Your bank isn’t much safer than the ones that failed in Cyprus

Why are Cyprus’s bank depositors scheduled to take such a big haircut when their banks are wound up?<p>Not just because so many are Russian, but more simply: Their banks didn’t have enough equity to avoid losses when loans went bad. Cypriot regulators, eager to attract foreign money, let banks skate …

Finance

U.S. sends F-22 jets to join South Korea drills amid threats from North

The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea.<p>The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, …