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IAC/InterActive’s Revenue Jumps on Strength of Dating, E-Commerce Sites – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

IAC/InterActive Corp. said its profit surged in the most recent quarter, while its revenue was bolstered by stronger results from its online dating and e-commerce businesses. The results easily topped analysts’ expectations. IAC’s Match Group, which includes the dating site Match.com, reported revenue of $230.2 million, an increase of…

Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop Release: What We Know So Far – Gotta Be Mobile

Thursday, October 30, 2014

As we move away from the Android 5.0 Lollipop launch date, Nexus 5, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, and Nexus 4 users are starting to get a bit anxious. Today, just ahead of the rumored Android 5.0 Lollipop release date, we want to breakdown everything we know, so far, about Google’s Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop update pipeline. Google’s Android L update was announced as Android 4.4 KitKat’s successor in June at…

Apple in Talks to Sell iPhone in Iran – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Apple Inc. is in contact with Iranian distributors about possibly entering the country should Western sanctions ease sufficiently, people familiar with the matter said. Senior Apple executives have met potential Iranian distributors at Apple’s regional headquarters on London’s Hanover Street, people familiar with the matter said. The Cupertino, Calif., company explored having Iranian partners sell Apple products at…

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review – Tom’s Guide

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Editors’ rating : Pros: Bright, full HD display; Sleek metal design; Fast performance; Long battery life Cons: Weak audio output; Pricey for 16GB Verdict : The Apple iPhone 6 Plus packs a vibrant 5.5-inch display, fast processor and long battery life into its elegant metal design. With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple finally has a bona-fide phablet to call its own. It’s Apple’s biggest phone yet, packing a 5.5-inch, 1920…

iPhone and Android fans are raiding reviews of the CurrentC payments app – The Verge

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Many retailers have been less than responsive to the Apple Pay mobile payments system. Rather than accept fees that banks charge for making the transactions, Walmart, Best Buy, and others disabled NFC in their stores, preventing customers from using Apple’s system (along with other forms of payment). The retailers’ solution is a payment system called “CurrentC,” and it’s an idea that some NFC users aren’t so excited about. CurrentC, a QR…

This Is the Best iPhone 6 Case So Far – TIME

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Incipio NGP Case Incipio The NGP from Incipio is the best bet to protect your shiny new iPhone 6 This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com After surveying almost 1,000 Wirecutter readers and testing 60 iPhone 6 cases over a period of about 30 hours (so far), our current pick for the best…

Martinsville shakes NASCAR power rankings – SB Nation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Frayed nerves, crumpled fenders and playoff fortunes quickly turning sour, yeah, it was just another fall race at Martinsville Speedway. And as it typically does each visit, NASCAR’s shortest track jostled the weekly power rankings 1. Joey Logano (Last week: 2) While other contenders got sidetracked with speeding penalties, parts breaking and swept up in the chaos that is often Martinsville, all Logano did was produce a fifth-place finish….

NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr.’s girlfriend fights ovarian cancer – Detroit Free Press

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Martin Truex Jr. (78) with his girlfriend Sherry Pollex during the National Anthem before the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.(Photo: Peter Casey USA TODAY Sports) TALLADEGA, Ala. – The pre-race kiss, a staple of the last moments between a race car driver and significant other before the green flag drops, was especially poignant in the Talladega Superspeedway sun this month for driver Martin Truex Jr….

Danica Patrick: Rising Tensions Between NASCAR Drivers Is ‘Awesome’ – Forbes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The wide appeal of NASCAR driver Danica Patrick may be obvious to some but it’s really a bit more complex. Because behind her dashing good looks is someone ready for a fight. In New York Wednesday to greet fans and promote her new limited edition Tissot watch, Patrick wasn’t shy about giving her opinion on the number of skirmishes between drivers lately. “I think it’s awesome. It’s raw entertainment. I…

Hockey great Gordie Howe suffers a stroke – CNN

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

(CNN) — Hockey great Gordie Howe suffered a stroke this week, his son said Tuesday night. “It has affected his entire right side,” Marty Howe said. “We are all on our way to Texas to see Gordie. He is not looking good but don’t give up on him yet.” Howe, 86, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972. He was a member of four Stanley Cup champion…

Washington DC actually wants to host the 2024 Olympics. That’s insane. – Vox

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A new poll in the Washington City Paper finds that 51 percent of voters in Washington DC are in favor of having the city host the Summer Olympics in 2024 — something the District has been exploring. Costs for the Olympics tend to skyrocket — and the benefits are way oversold They should reconsider. Hosting the Olympics is a terrible idea for most cities. And it’s almost certainly a terrible…

Baseball gods order up a Game 7 – ESPN (blog)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The bottom of the second inning of Game 6 lasted 33 minutes and 41 pitches and somewhere between an eternity if you’re a San Francisco Giants fan and perfection if you’re a Kansas City Royals fan. In this World Series that has been more entertaining than the final scores would indicate — only one game has been closer than five runs — Kansas City’s 10-0 victory on Tuesday gave us…

Why Jewish Schools Are Ramping Up Their Sports Investment – Forbes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Oct. 23, 2014, homecoming football game at Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach, Fla., was special. That’s because it was the first in the schools’44-year history to be held at its actual home. With only 24 hours’ notice because everyone had to wait for an inspector’s word, the game against Boca Raton Christian was moved from a borrowed field at a nearby public high school to Scheck Hillel’s own, brand-new…

BSkyB invests $7m in YouTube network Whistle Sports – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The start-up is based in New York and earlier this year raised $10m from investors including MTV founder Bob Pittman, has also signed rights deals with more established American brands such as Nascar and Major League Baseball. BSkyB is expected to seek aim to use Whistle Sports to help increase the appeal of Sky Sports to a younger audience online. The broadcaster courts to start-ups by offering commercial partnerships as…

Murray beats Benneteau – BBC Sport

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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British Broadcaster Sky Invests $7 Million In YouTube Video Network Whistle … – TechCrunch (blog)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sky (BSkyB) is best known as a British satellite broadcaster, but it is increasingly becoming a startup investor after it announced its third deal in a month. Fresh from putting $5 million into ad tech startup Sharethrough and backing online video platform Pluto, the company has ploughed $7 million into Whistle Sports, a YouTube network that is focused on — you guessed it — sports videos for young people. Sky, which also…

Mid-Missouri prosecutor says police body cameras raise workload – STLtoday.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo.   •  Boone County’s top prosecutor says police body cameras are an important investigative tool but also create a huge workload crunch for prosecutors who have to review all of the video. Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight made the statements this week when asking the county commission to fund two new positions in his 2015 budget, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported. Body cameras are now worn by 115…

Everything You Need to Know About the Apple MacBook Pro Lawsuit – TIME

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Brazilian man looks at Apple’s Macbook pro at the retail shop of Apple products in Sao Paulo. AFP—AFP/Getty Images MacBook owners, fed up with a persistent defect, have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Lawyers representing frustrated Apple MacBook owners filed a class action complaint Tuesday, alleging the company failed to address a glaring defect in some 2011-era MacBooks that causes screens to blur, show nothing at all…

21000 push Apple to replace ‘defective’ MacBook Pros – CNNMoney

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  Apple has a bunch of dissatisfied customers on its hands. More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the company to replace 2011 MacBook Pros that have allegedly been suffering frequent system crashes and graphics failures. A thread on the subject in the Apple Support forum has garnered over 9,000 replies and over 1.7 million views, with users claiming that the pricey machines shouldn’t be failing…

Teams investigate failure of unmanned rocket off Virginia coast – CNN

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

(CNN) — Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. NASA is warning people in the area not to touch debris if they find any. The Antares rocket, built by NASA contractor Orbital Sciences Corp., and its Cygnus cargo spacecraft “suffered a catastrophic…