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‘CR’ test surprise: BMW coupe beats Porsche, ‘Vette – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The BMW M235i coupe.(Photo: BMW) Consumer Reports will publish in its August issue (out July 1) surprising test results showing a relatively modest subcompact coupe outscoring a pair of sports car icons, Chevy’s flashy new Corvette Stingray and Porsche’s 911 Carrera S. All were high scorers and it was close, but the BMW M235i coupe — the “M” performance version of the subcompact — tallied a 98 total score in…

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Likes And Dislikes From An Early Owner – Green Car Reports

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

By Antony Ingram 2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney Enlarge Photo Many of us have experienced the highs and lows that come with getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle for the first time. In some respects, your new vehicle will be much better than the one you had before. In others, it may leave you wanting for more. BMW’s i3 electric car is about as new…

‘CR’ test surprise: BMW coupe beats Porsche, ‘Vette – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The BMW M235i coupe.(Photo: BMW) Consumer Reports will publish in its August issue (out July 1) surprising test results showing a relatively modest subcompact coupe outscoring a pair of sports car icons, Chevy’s flashy new Corvette Stingray and Porsche’s 911 Carrera S. All were high scorers and it was close, but the BMW M235i coupe — the “M” performance version of the subcompact — tallied a 98 total score in…

Rupert Murdoch: Scotland Yard want interview about crime at his UK papers – The Guardian

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rupert Murdoch has been officially informed by Scotland Yard that detectives want to interview him as a suspect as part of their inquiry into allegations of crime at his British newspapers. It is understood that detectives first contacted Murdoch last year to arrange to question him but agreed to a request from his lawyers to wait until the phone-hacking trial was finished. The interview is expected to take place in…

US Women’s Soccer Stars Take Lead on Risks of Heading – New York Times

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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FIFA: Mexico Soccer Federation Won’t Be Fined for Fans’ Slurs – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mexico’s fans celebrate holding a mask of Mexico’s head coach Miguel Herrera after the match between Croatia and Mexico on Monday. Associated Press Mexico’s soccer federation no longer faces potential fines over its fans’ use of the Spanish insult “puto,” a slur for a “gay man,” during goal kicks, FIFA said on Monday. So what did Mexican fans do at the country’s very next game, just hours after FIFA’s edict?…

Chancellor makes video supporting Vandy baseball – The Tennessean

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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David Ortiz’s message clear: ‘What about me?’ – Boston Globe

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Slow to develop, monotonous, dullish, devoid of scoring for sustained stretches . . . No, I’m not talking about soccer’s World Cup, which has been scintillating sports theater. I’m referencing the season of the Boston Red Sox, treading water in the Group of Mediocrity, better known as the American League East. Continue reading below With the Sox on a 10-game road trip, it’s a good time to take inventory on a grand…

Arizona State hires Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith – Indianapolis Star (blog)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Former Indiana University head coach Tracy Smith.(Photo: Doug McSchooler/for The Star) BLOOMINGTON — The most successful coaching tenure in Indiana baseball history has ended. Tracy Smith officially became Arizona State’s head coach Tuesday. Smith guided IU to three NCAA tournaments, the Big Ten’s first national seed and the program’s first College World Series appearance. “This was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever faced,” Smith said in a…

Launch of 120 Sports a game-changer for fans – MLB.com

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It’s time for a new world of sports. The first live broadcast of 120 Sports is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET tonight, and it is, by all accounts, a game-changer. The first-of-its-kind partnership involving multiple leagues and content properties, including MLB.com, is a revolutionary live-streaming network created for the digital generation and the devices it uses most. Picture a world of two-minute segments (hence the name) and ever-changing topical data…

GoPro ‘action’ camera company to go public – DesMoinesRegister.com

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

VENICE BEACH, Calif. – GoPro, the tiny camera beloved by surfers, skateboarders, cyclists, divers and other action enthusiasts, is inviting its fans to participate in its success — as investors. The company — which makes the No. 1 best-selling video camera worldwide, according to market research firm IDC — is due to sell shares to the public for the first time this week. It is expected to raise $400 million…

This chemical iris could revolutionize smartphone camera design – CNET

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CNET’s newest show Navigate the wacky, wonderful world of technology with Ashley Esqueda and Rich Demuro. If there’s a secret to making tech do magic, they’ll share it.

Apple May Release A New MacBook Air With A Super Sharp 12-Inch Screen … – Business Insider

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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China’s Yiwubuy launches a wholesale e-commerce site in Hungary – InternetRetailer.com

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The wholesaler of a wide array of products ranging from apparel to toys to restaurant supplies, has launched a wholesale e-commerce site for Hungary at hu.yiwubuy.com. China-based Yiwubuy, which calls itself “the world’s biggest small-commodity market,” added to its global reach with a wholesale e-commerce site for Hungary, according a release issued…

Yahoo looks to tap Taiwan’s e-commerce market – ZDNet

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Yahoo Taiwan is looking to tap the local e-commerce market, which it believes will be fueled by the increasing adoption of mobile devices and changing consumer behavior.  The Internet company said online sales will soon outpace that of traditional retail stores, according to a report by China’s Central News Agency (CNA). The Taiwanese e-commerce market is projected to hit NT$1 trillion (US$33.34 billion) by 2015 and…

Google To Unveil Android 5 "Lollipop" At I/O Conference – Forbes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Following Apple Apple announcements earlier this month, Google Google will unveil the next big update of its own mobile operating system, Android, at Google I/O – its developer conference that kicks off tomorrow morning in San Francisco. Android is indeed due for a major update, as the latest one happened over 8 months ago – Android 4.4 (KitKat). Google’s latest Android “L” update is likely to be called Lollipop, keeping with…

Maruti plans big, to launch six cars in the next 12-24 months – Economic Times

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MUMBAI: The Indian auto market is only just about recovering after three bad years, but the country’s biggest car maker is betting that not only will buyers flock back to showrooms soon, but also many will be looking to upgrade from the company’s bread-and-butter range of small cars Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL), the company responsible for launching India’s small-car revolution in 1983 with the 800, is shifting its strategy in…

‘CR’ test surprise: BMW coupe beats Porsche, ‘Vette – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide The BMW M235i coupe.(Photo: BMW) Consumer Reports will publish in its August issue (out July 1) surprising test results showing a relatively modest subcompact coupe outscoring a pair of sports car icons, Chevy’s flashy new Corvette Stingray and Porsche’s 911 Carrera S. All were high scorers and it was close, but the BMW M235i coupe — the “M” performance version of the subcompact — tallied a 98…

11 Consumer Groups Ask FTC to Investigate CarMax Over Unfixed Recalled Cars – New York Times

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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BMW assisting feds on air bags probe – Greenville News

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BMW is cooperating with federal officials investigating airbags that might not deploy correctly, but the German automaker said it isn’t conducting a recall at this stage and no vehicles produced at the Greer plant are affected. (Photo: Rahman ) BMW is cooperating with federal officials investigating airbags that might not deploy correctly, but the German automaker said it isn’t conducting a recall at this stage and no vehicles produced at…