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ASUS calls time on Windows RT tablets

ASUS, the Taiwan-based PC and tablet manufacturer, confirmed today that it will cease manufacturing Windows RT tablets.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, ASUS Chief Executive Jerry Shen stated that Windows RT’s lack of backward compatibility with Intel chips as one of the reasons why the OEM …

House GOP seeks welfare reform 2.0

When welfare reform was enacted in August 1996, the economy was growing at an annual rate of 2.8 percent and had added more than 1.67 million new jobs in the first seven months of that year.<p>Seventeen Augusts later, the landscape is very different even as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) …

Tame Wants To Help Hacks, Flacks, And Other Social Media Types Tame The Noise On Twitter

Twitter has become a boon to journalists wanting to break news. It’s also great for surfacing content relevant to niche topics or specific industries if you follow the right users. However, the realtime and unfiltered nature of those constant updates means that if you follow too many sources it …

Tourre Juror: 'We Saw Goldman As The Bigger Problem'

Beth Glover was a juror on the trial of former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre. When the lawyers were discussing the mortgages tied to the securities at the center of the case, Glover realized that, for all intents and purposes, they were talking about her mortgage.<p>"When they were looking at …

International Olympic Committee wants reassurances on Russia anti-gay law

MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is waiting for more clarifications from the Russian government on the anti-gay law that is overshadowing preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi.<p>The law, signed by President Vladimir Putin in June, bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual …