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The Largest Update to HTTP in 16 Years Has Been Finalized

Today, the next major version of HTTP took a big step toward becoming a reality; it’s been officially finalized and now moves towards being fully standardized.<p>According to a blog by Mark Nottingham, the chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group, the standard was completed today and is on its way to the …

Sony Eyes Healthy Profits By 2018 With New Focus On PlayStation And Entertainment

Sony announced its latest corporate reshuffle which will see it focus on its PlayStation and its entertainment businesses, as well as its CMOS image sensor unit, as it bids to return to healthy profit levels by 2018.<p>The company has reported six net loses over the last seven years, but it said that …

Televisions

The 1 Stock in Warren Buffett's Stocking This Holiday Season

Source: Warren Buffett via The Motley Fool.<p>One way investors can find potential market-beating investments for the long term is to follow in the footsteps of successful billionaire investors, and there's no one more successful at investing for the long haul than Warren Buffett. So we asked three …

Here’s the now-debunked story of Stuyvesant High’s $72 million kid

<i>Editor’s note: The high-school senior mentioned in this report was later quoted by the New York Observer as saying the story was fabricated. For an</i> …

Wall Street

Feds Propose Taxing Marijuana, True Cash Crop

With all the upheaval in Washington, it isn’t likely that federal proposals to tax marijuana will pass anytime soon. Yet as Professor Paul Caron catalogs, economists are looking anew at the proposed Marijuana Tax Equity Act (H.R. 501). It would end the federal prohibition on marijuana and allow it …

This suit will give you superhuman strength

Iron Man may be one of the workers assembling the next military plane.<p>Lockheed Martin (LMT) has developed Fortis, an exoskeleton that can shoulder the first 36 pounds of whatever its user is holding. The company is beginning to test the technology in factories around the country, starting with the …

Interesting MGM Put And Call Options For May 23rd

Investors in MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) saw new options begin trading today, for the May 23rd expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the MGM options chain for the new May 23rd contracts and identified one put and one call contract of …

Chip Designer Imagination Says Wearable Boom Will Vindicate Its Risky Expansion

It’s over a year since Imagination Technologies (LON:IMG) trespassed into ARM’s territory, through the bullish $100 million acquisition of the mobile CPU designer MIPS.<p>Back then I argued that the acquisition would shake things up and ultimately contribute to the end of ARM’s mobile monopoly, but …

McDermott International Enters Oversold Territory (MDR)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

Calif. Man Wins $650K Lottery Night After Wife Dies of Heart Attack

A California truck driver was hit with tragedy and a windfall in the same weekend when his wife died of a heart attack on March 22 and he won …

Goldman And SocGen Accused Of Defrauding Libya Out Of Billions With Derivatives During Gaddafi's Reign

The devastating civil war that has ravaged Libya has undoubtedly altered the power structure of the North African nation. It also revealed that major U.S. and European financial firms, including Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale, actively courted executives of the Libyan Investment Authority …

Why 3D Printing Is Here to Stay

<i>Updated from 9:07 a.m. to include more analysis in the ninth paragraph.</i><p>NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The hype surrounding 3-D printing is enormous, given …

Reese: Three Banks Worth the Investment

<b>This article originally appeared on RealMoney.com. To read more content like this AND see inside Jim Cramer's multi-million-dollar portfolio for</b> …

Investing

Week Ahead: Candy Crush IPO, Banks, Consumer Confidence In Focus

Most of the headlines this coming week will be made by the expected IPO pricing and market debut of King Digital Entertainment, maker of the smartphone game Candy Crush Saga.<p>King is expected to price on Tuesday at between $21 and $24 a share, which would give the whole of the company a market value …

Convertible Market Picking Up Steam, As Navistar Drives The Bus

After an active fourth quarter of 2013 that seemed to announce the renaissance of new convertible-bond issuance, 2014 has been something of a dud. The new Tesla deals got a lot of attention and deservedly so, but the company unsurprisingly squeezed full value from buyers (and essentially top-ticked …

MergePay Pulse Lets Businesses Manage Their Finances

MergePay, the beautifully simple business-focused financial tracking service that we wrote about back in 2012, has finally exited beta and made a number of significant changes, including a rebrand to MergePay Pulse and shift to a freemium model.<p>Previously, users opting to use the service for free …

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

These Key Levels Will Determine The Markets' Next Major Move

Global financial markets have experienced tremors in the past week thanks to a confluence of confidence-shaking news, from expectations of a major bank default in China, a surprisingly weak Chinese manufacturing report, a sharp decline in emerging market currencies, and overall jitters related to …

Make Eye Contact, Smile And Say Hello

Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like you don’t know anyone in the room, or you feel like the odd person out in a situation, or you are simply the new person on the scene? I know I have. As a child, our family moved a lot – and I mean a lot! While I was growing up my family moved …

Relative Strength Alert For Principal Financial Group

The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Principal Financial …

Supercomputer Takes 40 Minutes To Create Super-Detailed Model Of 1 Second Of Brain Activity

The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon.<p>Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that day is not exactly imminent. In one of the most accurate simulations of the human brain to date, …

Sun Flatlining Into Grand Minimum, Says Solar Physicist

With each passing season, the weather seems stranger and more extreme.<p>Who can argue with a sudden outbreak of the “polar vortex” phenomenon; unprecedented winter drought in California; and summer temperatures so torrid Down Under that even play at the Australian Open was briefly halted?<p>Is any of …

Fired From Subway, This 20-Year-Old Started A Company And Makes A Living Off Facebook And Google Traffic

Most of us think of Facebook as a place to catch up on baby photos, keep tabs on your ex, and maybe read some quirky news about 2013's most important corgis.<p>But, for a small but growing class of small business owners, Facebook is a place to find customers, sell them stuff, and make a decent …

Profit

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

China

Day 5: LightSquared Didn't Know Ergen Was Buying, Phil Falcone Testifies

Harbinger Capital Partners head Philip Falcone suspected Charlie Ergen could be behind <b>LightSquared</b> senior debt purchases made by Sound Point Capital Management as early as May 2012 – but he also suspected AT&T, Cablevision, Carlos Slim or a big private equity firm, Falcone testified in bankruptcy …

How To Balance Business Risk Versus Opportunity

There is no real business opportunity without risk. Serious entrepreneurs know that, but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive dream of a get-rich-quick scheme with no risk. As an active Angel investor, I still hear entrepreneurs asserting large opportunities with minimal risk or no …