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Tyrod Taylor Q&A: Bills QB Talks Transition from Backup to Breakout Pro Bowler

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor had a stunning season in 2015, throwing for 20 touchdowns and only six interceptions on the way to a Pro Bowl nod. Taylor went from sixth-round pick in 2011 and former backup in Baltimore to being named Breakout Player of the Year by Pro Football Focus and …

Oscar Pistorius denied right to appeal against murder conviction

South Africa’s constitutional court has rejected a last-ditch attempt by Oscar Pistorius to appeal against his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.<p>“We can confirm that Oscar Pistorius’s leave to appeal has been denied … The court dismissed the application for leave to appeal …

Dwolla fined $100,000 for misrepresenting its data-security practices

Online payment processing startup Dwolla has been hit with a $100,000 penalty by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, a government agency, said in a consent order that Dwolla misrepresented the safety of its data-security practices.<p>Dwolla launched in December 2010 and is a …

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Amazon is making a KKK movie led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Amazon's push for original content has seen it expand beyond TV shows and into movies. The company plans to release 12 films a year, which has caught the attention of some of Hollywood's biggest talents, including Spike Lee and Woody Allen. <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> reports that for its next project, …

Medium is working on paying its contributors

Getting paid to write is hard, a situation that's not helped by so many places asking you to work for free. Medium CEO Ev Williams has let slip that he's working on a way for his service to enable writers and publishers to get paid. In an interview with <i>BBC News</i>, Williams revealed that his team was …

Google Lunar XPrize partners with J.J. Abrams for 'Moon Shot' documentary

Sometimes innovation just needs a little incentive to get moving. Sometimes that incentive comes in the form of money, sometimes it's exposure, and sometimes, as in the case of the Google Lunar XPrize, it's both.<p>The GLXP is a $30 million pool of prizes that's kicked off a new-age space race. …

Apple overtakes Xiaomi in India, but Samsung remains top

According to new data released by the International Data Corporation (IDC) for Q4 2015, Apple shipped more units in India than Xiaomi, meaning it took the sixth spot from the Chinese OEM. However Samsung still remains the top vendor with a near 30% share of the market followed by Micromax which has …