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PC giant Lenovo halts US sales of small Windows tablets

Lenovo has pulled all of its smaller Windows tablets from US shelves, citing a lack of demand. The world's largest Windows computer maker had two models on the market: the 8-inch, stylus-equipped Miix 2 and the ThinkPad 8. A spokesman told <i>PC World</i> that it'll shuttle remaining stock of both of those …

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CNN could be worth $5 billion if it is put up for sale: analyst | Reuters

(Reuters) - If Rupert Murdoch succeeds in buying Time Warner Inc and CNN is put up for sale, the 24-hour cable news network could be worth $5 billion, according to one analyst’s estimate.<p>Gabelli & Co’s Brett Harriss said CNN is worth about 11 times annual estimated earnings before interest, taxes, …

Meet Data for Good, the Hacker News for showing off your world-changing data science

Data scientists already have DataTau, a specialized version of Hacker News, that popular online water cooler for programmers.<p>But some socially minded data scientists thought DataTau wasn’t great enough, and now they have their own site. Data for Good is a public-good-only fork of DataTau.<p>Data for …

U.S. foreclosure activity hits lowest level since 2006: RealtyTrac | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foreclosure activity in the United States dropped last month to the lowest level since July 2006, before the housing bubble burst, and likely will continue to drop through the first half of next year, an industry group said on Thursday.<p>A U.S. flag decorates a for-sale sign at …

Is The Apple-IBM Union A Death Knell For Blackberry?

Watch out Blackberry, the iPhone is coming to eat your lunch — again.<p>Blackberry has already ceded the consumer smartphone market to Apple and others. The company has rebounded by refocusing on their core enterprise customer. But now Apple wants a piece of that business too — and it has another rich …

Revenue from the Google Play store will overtake Apple’s app store in 2018

The Google Play Store mobile app revenue will catch up to Apple’s App Store in 2018, according to Radio Free Mobile analyst Richard Windsor. The sheer magnitude of Android’s 80% market share is driving app revenue growth despite lower per capita spending by Android users.<p>If Clay Christensen is …

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Opinion: Toronto has had enough. Rob Ford must resign

Enough. After all the evasions, all the nonsense, all the denials, this should be the end of the road for Mayor Rob Ford.<p>The revelations on Thursday from police and from court documents give the lie to all the claims from the mayor and his supporters that he is the innocent victim of a conspiracy …

Oil Prices Are Up After The US Sanctions The World's Largest Publicly-Traded Oil Company

WTI crude is up 1.0% to $102.19/barrel and Brent crude is up 0.6% to $107.81/barrel.<p>The moves come in the wake of new U.S. sanctions against Russian financial and energy firms including Rosneft, the world's largest publicly-traded oil company.<p>Rosneft produces 4.2 million barrels of oil per …

Airbus beats Boeing in airshow orders race

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough International Airshow, getting nearly …

Carmelo Anthony gave the Knicks a $6 million discount

New York signed Carmelo Anthony to a five-year deal worth $122-123 million.<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft</b><p>New …

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Rockets 'offended' Chandler Parsons

LAS VEGAS -- Chandler Parsons will arrive in Dallas with a three-year, $46 million deal and plenty of motivation after being "offended" by the …

Will Kobe Bryant Eventually Choose Another Title Shot Over Loyalty to Lakers?

Link to Media<p>The general conversation in the NBA right now is how a superstar grew old and wise enough to understand that a homemade fire feels good deep inside—and the invigorating joy of touching that fresh, gold trophy made by Tiffany & Co. really only goes skin-deep anyway.<p>It helps that the …

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Can Cleveland really make $500 million from the return of LeBron James?

The return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers has obviously created a great deal of excitement in Ohio. Beyond the various obvious fact that …

Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade Face Toughest Test, Validation Without LeBron James

Link to Media<p>Between the two of them, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh boast five NBA championships, 19 All-Star appearances, nine All-NBA selections and enough ancillary honors to fill a wing of the Smithsonian.<p>Both are bound for the Hall of Fame. Both will go down as generational greats. Without them, …

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Interview process continues in L.A.

LAS VEGAS -- The Los Angeles Lakers expect to hire a coach in the next week or two, but they do not consider the interview process to be finished, …

LeBron James' Return Puts New Level of Pressure on Kyrie Irving

Link to Media<p>LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers is a boon for every player on the roster, but it could also make a few things tougher on some of them—Kyrie Irving in particular.<p>In one sense, James is a safety blanket. He'll take the heat for wins and losses as befits his superstar …

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Still Available Players Los Angeles Lakers Must Target

Link to Media<p>When Carmelo Anthony announced he was going to re-sign with the New York Knicks in free agency, it was clear to the Los Angeles Lakers that 2014 would not be the offseason in which we see a drastic turnaround.<p>“We always felt like it was a longshot,” Mitch Kupchak said of a potential …

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Kevin Durant signs with Sparkling Ice

Kevin Durant has signed another major endorsement deal since switching agents to Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports.<p>The Oklahoma City Thunder forward signed a …

Why Chris Bosh Made the Wrong Decision to Stay with Miami Heat

Link to Media<p>I don’t know what Chris Bosh values in life. I can’t presume to speak for what would make him and his family happy. And if I did know, I wouldn’t be in any position to challenge those things—to tell him what he should want.<p>So, when evaluating Bosh’s decision to spur the Houston …

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