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Texas A&M Football And The Secret To Managing Elite Talent

Texas A&M University head football coach Kevin Sumlin knows that success can be a leader’s worst enemy. For prosperous organizations and winning teams, nothing halts progress like taking for granted that one’s past victories will continue into the future. Leaders like Sumlin are imminently aware …

Sonny Bill Williams snubs All Blacks to stay in rugby league with Sydney Roosters

Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams will not rejoin the All Blacks next year, opting instead to stay in Australia's NRL.<p><b>New Zealand</b> rugby union chiefs have failed in their attempt to secure Sonny Bill Williams' services next year.<p>It is understood that Williams, who played for the All Blacks in …

Samsung Denies Buying Fingerprint Tech Firm

<b>Update:</b> It’s certainly not been a quiet and uneventful Friday in the technology world, after Samsung was forced to deny claims that it acquired Fingerprint Cards AB, a Swedish company that develops biometric components and technologies for fingerprint identification.<p>An initial press release from …

Rory McIlroy and Bill Clinton played a round of golf together in Ireland

No matter what the PGA Tour tells us, this is normally as much of an offseason as we are going to get in the golf world. Tiger Woods hibernates from …

Perfect Pitch: It begins with the proper setup

<b>By John Strege</b><p>Trouble with your chipping and pitching? See your PGA professional, as they say. But those not inclined to do so, consider this: A good short game starts with the proper setup.<p>This was the motivation behind a new product, the Perfect Pitch Golf Mat, designed by a PGA of America …

Ronnie O'Sullivan: 'I was offered £20,000 to fix snooker match'

<b>World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan will be asked to explain claims he rejected a £20,000 offer to fix a Premier League snooker match about 10 years ago.</b><p>"Someone rang me and said he'd like to meet me over in the forest and have a walk through the woods," O'Sullivan, 37, wrote in his new …

Match Fixing

Maria De Villota: F1 reserve driver died of 'natural causes' in Spain

<b>Formula 1 reserve racing driver Maria De Villota died from natural causes, a post-mortem examination has confirmed.</b><p>De Villota, 33, was found dead in a hotel room in Seville, Spain on Friday.<p>"I can confirm that her death was due to natural causes. The family has been informed," Dr Joaquin Lucena …

Motor Racing

Gary Lineker criticises 'pointless' FA commission members

<b>Former England captain Gary Lineker says most members of a new Football Association commission to improve the national team are "utterly pointless".</b><p>Eight people, including former England boss Glenn Hoddle, will assist new FA chairman Greg Dyke on the panel.<p>"No wonder they announced Hoddle early on. …

Soccer

Dwolla Abruptly Shutters its Bitcoin Service

Payment processing company Dwolla is to stop supporting Bitcoin and other virtual currencies from the end of this month, in an unexpected move that is likely to impact a number of Bitcoin startups.<p>In an email to customers (highlighted by Coindesk) Dwolla, which processes “millions” of dollars in …

3-D Printing A Masterwork For Your Living Room

You may never be able to get to Italy to see Michelangelo's <i>David</i> — but advances in 3-D printing technology are making it possible for you to create an almost perfect replica.<p>It's an idea that Cosmo Wenman is hoping will catch on. He's pushing the edges of how 3-D printing can be used to make …

iWatch could control your home as well as your phone

The Apple iWatch could be a remote control for your home as well as your iPhone. Where the Samsung Galaxy Gear and other smart watches are second …

Remote Controls

5 Ways to Get Out of Startup Mode And Grow Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs stay in startup mode way too long. Keeping a small business in startup mode requires you to stand on the brake. If you keep telling people you're "just a startup," you will never take actions for real growth.<p>It's time to …

Small Business

NY Attorney General slaps Airbnb with subpoena for data on 225K local users

Apple's next iPhone will have a big 4.8" screen (analyst)

Despite rumors to the contrary, we didn’t see a larger iPhone from Apple this fall when the company released the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.<p>That will change in 2014, according to one analyst.<p>“iPhone 6 [will] launch with its 4.8″ screen,” Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek said today in a research …

This company's new tech finds you open parking spots — in real time

In the city, getting somewhere is only half the battle — and sometimes much less than that. Finding a parking spot can be an even bigger time-waster.<p>Not any more, if Israel-based Anagog has its way.<p>Via multiple apps and a service for developers to integrate into their own apps, Anagog has built a …

ITLG creates a €25m Global Irish Investment Pledge Fund to scale start-ups - Start-ups | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

The Irish Technology Leadership Group is to create a Global Irish Investor Group that will support scaling-up Irish tech companies with capital, …

Swrve in battle for the planet of the apps - Start-ups | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

Characteristically ahead of their time, Dr Steve Collins and Hugh Reynolds in the late 1990s set the template in Ireland for what many university …

Startups

Hudl: Tesco Tablet Review

When a major supermarket chain announces plans to enter the tablet space, one’s natural instinct is to run for the hills. Or, at the very least, dismiss it as crap before it’s even gone to market.<p>And with the likes of Google’s Nexus 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 already serving the portable …

The 7 Counterintuitive Social Media Mistakes You May be Making

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I’m pretty well known for making mistakes. It’s kind of a known trait of mine. Just this weekend I walked into a door because I didn’t open it properly first.<p>We don't shill.Check out TNW's Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>When it comes to social media, …

Samsung Denies it is Investing in Best Buy

It may be the weekend, but the world’s biggest companies don’t take time to rest and — to that end — Samsung today spoke up to deny speculation that it is planning to invest in US retailer Best Buy.<p>The Korea Times reported that senior executives at the two companies — which partnered in April to …

What To Expect Before Becoming 'Engineer #1' at a Startup

“It kinda sucks to be engineer #1.”<p>That’s what a couple of my friends – engineers at Google and Bloomberg who have been following the rise of startup culture with intrigue – told me recently. They were referring to non-founder engineers, most commonly the first hire for technology businesses.<p>Often …

Five questions with Polara Golf CEO Dave Felker

<b>Q: What's wrong with today's equipment rules?</b><p>The USGA likes to say they're here to preserve the game. Well, they've been around since 1894. Why didn't they just keep everything the same as in 1894, or 1910, or 1940? One of the traditions of golf is the evolution of the game's technology. The USGA …

Staying Power: Kuchar & G-Mac's contracts

<b>By E. Michael Johnson</b><p>This is the time of year when people start speculating about which players with expiring contracts will be moving on to new equipment companies. Recently, two of the more attractive potential "free agents" -- Matt Kuchar and Graeme McDowell -- re-upped with their current …

Why Does United States Excel at Presidents Cups but Struggle at Ryder Cups?

Following its fifth consecutive Presidents Cup victory this past weekend, there was little about the United States' performance at Muirfield Village Golf Club not to celebrate.<p>That is, however, save for one gnawing question that just gets louder each time the Americans cruise to yet another victory …

MLB wants A-Rod's suit thrown out

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball filed a motion to move Alex Rodriguez's lawsuit against the league and commissioner Bud Selig to a federal court …

U.S. Federal Courts

Jeremy Guscott Q&A: Kieran Read is world's best number eight

<b>Among the topics making the headlines this week are:</b><p>- Premiership champions Leicester fighting back to draw with Northampton<p>- Sale's promising start to the campaign<p>- New Zealand's pulsating victory over South Africa in the Rugby Championship<p>- How the teams are shaping up with less than a month to …

Harlequins

Do I not like that: 20 years since Graham Taylor's World Cup failure

<i>"If you say 'Holland' to me, to this day I see David Platt running through on goal. I can't help it. When things don't go well as an England manager, it sticks with you for the rest of your life."</i><p><b>Wednesday, 13 October, 1993 is a date lodged firmly in the mind of former England manager Graham Taylor.</b><p>…

Soccer

Linquet uses the cloud to make sure you never lose anything valuable again

Linquet is an internet of things company with its sights set on connecting real objects to the cloud. The company’s name is pronounced Link-et, and …

Mobile Engagement Platform Appoxee Grabs $1.8 Million As It Heads To The U.S.

With mobile publishers moving away from paid apps and toward in-app purchases in order to monetize on mobile, there’s an increased need to generate more revenue out of existing install bases. That’s an area which mobile app engagement platform Appoxee has been focused on since its founding in early …