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Verizon Is Acquiring Content Delivery Network EdgeCast For More Than $350 Million

Verizon is looking to get deeper into the content delivery business with the acquisition of Los Angeles-based CDN provider EdgeCast Networks, TechCrunch has heard. Owning EdgeCast, and combining it with the carrier’s global network backbone COMMA, will give Verizon access to EdgeCast’s big-name CDN …

Obama offers new 'grand bargain' to GOP ahead of budget fights

President Barack Obama challenged Republicans on Tuesday to help him craft a “grand bargain” for the middle class, unveiling a corporate tax reform proposal intended to put the GOP on the spot ahead of the budget battles he faces with Congress this fall by trying to rally public opinion using the …

U.S. airlines cancel more flights for Mexico volcano

MEXICO CITY (AP) - U.S. airlines canceled more flights in and out of Mexico City's airport on Friday as a precautionary measure as the nearby Popocatepetl volcano continued to emit vapor and ash.<p>Alaska Airlines, United, Delta and AirTran canceled about a dozen flights, fewer than the number on …

US request for extradition of Edward Snowden - full text

A copy of the request sent to Venezuela to extradite the NSA whistleblower to the US should he arrive in the South American country

Court rejects request for Michigan right-to-work opinion

Michigan's Supreme Court decided not to give the state's governor a quick answer on the constitutionality of the state's new anti-union law.<p>LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court has denied the governor's request for an advisory opinion on whether a controversial right-to-work law the …

With Bullets Scarce, More Shooters Make Their Own

Gun stores around the country have had difficulty keeping up with demand for ammunition in recent months. Fears of government tightening of gun and ammunition controls have meant that retailers, from Wal-Mart to mom-and-pop gun shops, haven't been able to keep bullets on the shelves.<p>Cliff Poser's …

Associated Press News

Keep your home safe when you're away

1<p>Watch what you post on Facebook<p>In the era of smartphones, it's hard to resist snapping photos and posting to your Facebook page about how much fun …

Home Ownership

Unusual Borders For Adventurous Landscape Designs

Many gardens have a regular uniformity to their design. You know the format – a patio area on one side, timber fencing to the other three forming a …

Sustainable Treehouse Community in Costa Rican Jungle

• 1 |<p>The many decks of the treehouses allow for relaxing moments to be one with the surrounding lush jungle and beyond.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>A covered deck is …

A Tale Of Two Netflix: Has The Streaming Giant Bounced Back After Qwikster?

Wall Street thought Reed Hastings was an idiot. Now Wall Street thinks Reed Hastings is a genius. Does Wall Street know anything about Netflix?<p>In the fall of 2011, <i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s Jason Sudeikis skewered Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. In one skit, Sudeikis-as-Hastings announces 17 possible name …

Televisions

7000 for the FTSE 100 by year end?

Diary of a Private Investor: James Bartholomew on why he is feeling bullish - and the reasons behind his latest buys and sells.<p>Have we been shaken? Has our confidence been knocked about? The FTSE 100 index dived from 6840 on May 22 to 6029 only a month later. I have to admit, there were a few gulps …

Pepsi promises to stop using alleged carcinogen following pressure from health advocates

California law spurs soda maker to change its formula, but drinks sold elsewhere in the US remain the same, report claims<p>Pepsi announced this week that it plans to remove a controversial chemical from soda sold in the US, more than a year after the state of California labeled it a carcinogen. The …

100 mobile industry leaders to take MobileBeat by storm

MobileBeat 2013 is coming up Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9-July 10, in San Francisco, and we’ve got over 100 thought leaders lined up.<p>This is your chance to learn from the top people in the mobile industry, from executives at major handset manufacturers to the founders of some of the hottest mobile …

Facebook by the numbers: who buys ads, which games make more money

This morning, we’re taking a look at an infographic that breaks down some of the numbers — both money-numbers and user-numbers — behind Facebook.<p>With revenues of around $1.5 billion per quarter, Facebook gets most of its revenue from advertising. Ads analyst firm eMarketer said in an email that …

IRS 'Amnesty'...But Prosecuted Anyway?

Some people considering an IRS voluntary disclosure of their foreign income and assets don’t do so because they fear prosecution. This seems counter-intuitive. Indeed, the best way to avoid prosecution for undisclosed foreign income or accounts is unquestionably to enter the IRS program.<p>Yet some …

Not Qualified For Obamacare's Subsidies? Just Lie -- Govt. To Use 'Honor System' Without Verifying Your Eligibility

If you thought the delay in the employer mandate was bad news for Obamacare, just wait. On Friday, Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar of the <i>Washington Post</i> discovered that the Obama administration had buried in the <i>Federal Register</i> the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify …

Quick Play: Nissan GT Academy 2013 [w/videos]

Just a few days ago, Polyphony Digital released a new downloadable title, called <i>Nissan GT Academy 2013</i>. The game is "powered by" <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>, meaning that the short demo is really our first look (at least outside of the E3 show floor) at the real driving simulator before the full game goes on …

2014 Porsche Cayman S PDK Automatic

Everything the childhood versions of ourselves hoped a 911 would be.<p>TESTED<p>You have to keep reminding yourself while dusting switchbacks in the Austrian Alps with the new Porsche Cayman S that this is not your dream car. This is not the 911 Carrera, the car in the posters that once wallpapered your …

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE/2.5 SEL Verdict

I was informed by our local VW dealer that from the tire wear, they suspect someone has been drifting our Passat.<p>In November 2011, we named the all-new, designed for and built in America Volkswagen Passat <i>Motor Trend</i>‘s Car of the Year. At the same event, the midsize sales favorite Toyota Camry …

Volkswagen

2014 Mazda6 i-Eloop to net 40 mpg hwy, 28 mpg city

Even before Mazda unveiled the 2014 Mazda6, it had introduced its innovative, non-hybrid i-Eloop (Intelligent Energy Loop) brake regeneration system. This technology converts kinetic energy into usable electricity using the alternator, a DC/DC converter and a capacitor mounted just behind the front …

Cadillac, Buick and Chevy decisions impacted by worries abroad

<i>European Concerns Drive GM, But Beware Of The French Connection</i><p>GM's bid to rationalize Europe will impact the products that will be offered domestically.<p>It seems that Europe is defining the future of General Motors more so than its home North American market. Having axed Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer, …

Autoblog Green

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editor Reese Counts and Senior Editor of Green John Snyder. We talk about the New York Auto Show and its highlights. We also discuss some of the cars we've had in the office including the Jaguar XF S Sportbrake …

This is the final BMW M3 Coupe

Pour some out for the BMW M3 Coupe, folks. Production of the two-door, fixed-roof M3 has officially ended, and the orange car you see here is the very last one.<p>But we don't just meant the last M3 Coupe of this generation – this is the last M3 Coupe ever, since the next-gen car will launch under the …

Last Call- Three on a Match Edition

One of the great things about any Top Gear season’s first episode is the montage of that series’ upcoming tomfoolery. The 20th Season opener provided …