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Bracing the Sun, on the top of Uetliberg.

Walking into Amsterdam

Flying over Cappadocia

Bokeh Boulevard

Stormy Chicago

The Beacon.

Apple and Google agree to drop all patent suits

Two giants of the mobile phone industry, Apple and Google, have agreed to drop all current patent infringement lawsuits between them, they said Friday.<p>“Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform,” the companies said in a joint statement. They have not agreed …

Rumors confirmed: AT&T plans to buy DirecTV

AT&T plans to acquire DirecTV for about $50 billion, it announced Sunday, laying to rest days of reports based on anonymous sources that such a deal was in the offing.<p>The proposed acquisition was unanimously approved Sunday by the boards of both companies, with DirecTV shareholders to receive $95 …

Songwriters make $0.000126 per play on Beats Music

In the document it is revealed that the service has just 110,000 subscribers, 49,000 individual and 61,000 family plans (most likely through the …

FunBITS: What Sets Beats Music Apart

Rumors are flying that Apple is lining up to purchase Beats Electronics (for background, check out “Why Would Apple Drop $3.2 Billion on Beats?,” 9 …

Music Industry

Apple’s acquisition of Beats is reportedly delayed

Apple isn’t famous for big company acquisitions, and that’s the main reason why many of us were shocked with the news last week that the company was …

Michael Jackson Hologram Sings, Moonwalks at Billboard Music Awards

Projection of King of Pop performed "Slave to the Rhythm," a track off the posthumous album 'Xscape'<p>A hologram that looked like Michael Jackson …

Billboard Awards

Michael Jackson Hologram to Bring the King of Pop Back to Life

Jay Z, Beyonce Move Past Solange Incident With Concert Promo Video

Amazon Prime Air, UPS también investiga sistema de entrega con drones

Cuando el lunes conocimos la noticia del uso de drones por parte de Amazon como sistema para el envío de paquetes, Amazon Prime Air, muchos dijimos, …

Can Apple and Beats Fix the Economics of Streaming Music?

Prompted by Apple’s reported acquisition of Beats (and the rampant speculation that part of the logic behind the deal has to do with Beats Music, the …

OnePlus One Phone

Prepare to meet the best smartphone you've never heard of. The OnePlus One Phone might come from an unfamiliar name, but its guts are top-tier. …

Mobile Technology

Deals: iPad mini Tough Armor Bundle by Spigen

Here’s a good looking offer at the new iPad Insight Deals section – the Spigen Tough Armor bundle for the iPad mini and Retina iPad mini. It includes a Spigen Tough Armor case, a Crystal screen protector, and a MFi certified lightning cable.<p>The bundle comes in at $54.99, 42% off the standard …

China's 'Big Four' Banks Are The Losers Of Sweeping New Reforms

Equity market investors are likely to cheer a plan to increase private ownership in state-owned enterprises, but the longer-term prognosis will likely vary across sectors.<p>The big losers could well be the "big four" state banks, ICBC <1398.HK><601398.SS>, China Construction Bank<0939.HK><601939.SS>, …

China

R.I.P. James Gandolfini: 8 Wild Stories About the Making of ‘The Sopranos’

The most eye-opening stories from GQ’s article on the men who made ‘The Sopranos.’<p>James Gandolfini suddenly died Wednesday of a cardiac arrest at the …

Downey Signs on for More ‘Avengers;’ Beckham Causes Fan Stampede

<b>Robert Downey Jr. signs on for two more Avengers movies:</b><p>As if anyone thought <i>The Avengers</i> could save the day without Tony Stark. Marvel Comics and <i>The</i> …

Microsoft Heeds Gamer Feedback, Dumps Xbox One DRM Restrictions

Attention gamers: you win. The folks at Redmond infuriated many when it revealed that the Xbox One would come with a long list of potential caveats — there was the automated 24 hour check-in to keep the console in playable condition, and the restrictions on who you could share disc-based games …