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Lyft team gets $60M more; now it must prove ride-sharing can go global

Ashton Kutcher on Twitter: 'the media kind of fucked it up'

Ashton Kutcher was one of the first celebrities to really embrace Twitter, becoming the first user to exceed 1 million followers back in 2009. However, there's no doubt his relationship with the service has diminished in recent years, and he admitted as such in a talk today at CTIA. "Twitter's …

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition opens door to Android purity for Verizon

This week the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition has been announced by the company for Verizon and AT&T, here opening the door to a more “pure” …

Galaxy S4

Jon Stewart on Tim Cook’s Less-Than-Taxing Senate Reception

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations earlier this week to defend Apple’s tax practices was a …

Microsoft Xbox 360 does not infringe Motorola patents, rules ITC

The International Trade Commission has ruled that Microsoft did not infringe upon any Motorola Mobility patents with the Xbox 360. The decision represents the end of an investigation that stretches back to 2010. Motorola Mobility contended that Microsoft had infringed upon several of its patents …

Hulu auction heats up as DirecTV and Time Warner Cable place bids

Hulu's future may be uncertain, but the company doesn't have any shortage of potential suitors. <i>The Los Angeles Times</i> reports that the first round of bids from potential purchasers were due this week, with Guggenheim Digital Media — a group led by former interim Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn — putting in …

Mailbox launches iPad app and says Android is in the works

If you were an avid user of the popular email app Mailbox and were worried by the company’s acquisition by Dropbox, never fear. Mailbox isn’t slowing …

Report: Google Could Soon Face New FTC Antitrust Probe Into Its Display Ads Business

Bloomberg today reports that Google could face a new U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust probe into its display advertising business. As Bloomberg’s Brian Womack and Sara Forden note, the FCC is looking into whether Google used its strong position in this market to “illegally curb …

How the Great Firewall of China Shapes Chinese Surfing Habits - MIT Technology Review

Early in 2010, the U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, warned against Internet censorship and the possibility that it could create “a new …

China

Noaa predicts wildly active hurricane season out of Atlantic and Caribbean

Americans were warned on Thursday to brace for an extremely active hurricane season – less than a year after the devastation of Sandy, which hit the …

This 9-Year-Old Girl Told McDonald's CEO: Stop Tricking Kids

It's not every day that a 9-year-old girl chastises the CEO of one of the world's biggest fast-food chains.<p>Yet that's exactly what young Hannah Robertson did Thursday morning at McDonald's annual shareholders meeting in Chicago. When the meeting opened up to questions, Hannah was first up at the …

USA lags behind others in paid vacation, holidays

Nearly one in four Americans has no paid vacation and no paid holidays.<p>Memorial Day weekend will kick off the summer travel season for many Americans, but some workers won't be able to kick back on a vacation this year.<p>Nearly one in four Americans (23%) has no paid vacation days, according to a …

Latest bird flu strain easily transferrable between ferrets, but not swine

Scientists have confirmed that the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain is transferrable between ferrets. Six of the animals — which often serve as a good measure for the risk of transmission between humans — were injected with the virus and placed in a cage with three uninfected ferrets. Three more …

Diners badly underestimate calories in fast-food meals

Teens underestimated the calories in fast-food meals by 34%; parents of school-age children by 23%; adults by 20%, study shows.<p>Many diners are gobbling far more calories in their fast-food meals than they realize, a new study shows.<p>Teens underestimated the calories in fast-food meals by 34%; …

CHART OF THE DAY: The Long View Of Amazon

Here's a chart of Amazon from analyst Benedict Evans.<p>As you can see, for its life, Amazon's net income has essentially been flat fluctuating between small losses and small profits.<p>Its revenues, on the other hand, have skyrocketed.<p>This is the Bezos-way. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos invests everything …