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Google Takes on Uber With New Ride-Share Service

Google is moving onto Uber’s turf with its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco that would help commuters carpool at far cheaper rates, jumping into a booming but fiercely competitive market.

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‘SpongeBob’ Exec Bob Bacon Joins China-Backed Alpha Animation

Former Disney and Paramount executive Bob Bacon, who oversaw “The SpongeBob Movie,” has been tapped as chief executive officer of China-backed Alpha Animation. The new division is aimed at development and production of high-quality animated feature content for a worldwide audience, according to Alpha Interactive Entertainment Division CEO Chen De Rong. It’s been established to leverage Alpha Group... Read more »

Sony to Add Rental Option to Its 4K Movie Service, Expand Streaming to PCs

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is taking its Ultra-branded 4K video streaming service beyond the TV: Consumers will be able to stream 4K movies from the service to supported PCs starting in early 2017, the studio announced Tuesday. Add that time, Sony is also going to add an option to rent movies for up to 48 hours.... Read more »

Selena Gomez Takes a Break From Music Due to Lupus Side Effects

After travelling the world for her Revival tour, Selena Gomez is taking a break from music to focus on her health. A year after she revealed her Lupus diagnosis, Gomez on Tuesday released a statement that she’s taking some time off due to complications of the autoimmune disease. She cites “anxiety, panic attacks and depression”... Read more »
 

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Martin Shkreli scores $2.7 million payday

Martin Shkreli, the reviled drug company CEO who faces federal criminal charges, nearly doubled his $3 million investment in KaloBios.

How Apple paid 0.005% tax on its global profits

Thanks to special deals in Ireland, Apple was able to avoid paying tax on most of its global profits for years.

Whistleblower lands a $22 million payday from SEC

A whistleblower who tipped the SEC off to 'well-hidden fraud' at a company is getting a $22 million reward.

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US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners.

911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Friends and relatives of patrons trapped in a gay Florida nightclub where a mass shooting left 49 people dead asked police dispatchers why it was taking so long for their loved ones to be rescued.

An emotional Bill Clinton eyes possible exit from foundation

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bill Clinton told the staff of his global charity he would have to step down if Hillary Clinton won the White House, he was vividly clear about how that felt: Worse than a root canal, he said.

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Joe Sutter, father of the 747, passes away at 95

(Reuters) - Joe Sutter, known for leading Boeing Co's engineering team for the iconic 747 jumbo jet in the mid-1960s, died on Tuesday at the age of 95.

AstraZeneca to pay $5.52 million to resolve SEC foreign bribery case

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that AstraZeneca Plc will pay $5.52 million to resolve a foreign bribery probe into improper payments by its sales and marketing staff to state-employed healthcare officials in China and Russia.

SEC awards $22 million to ex-Monsanto executive through whistleblower program

(Reuters) - A former Monsanto Co executive who tipped the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to accounting improprieties involving the company's top-selling Roundup product has been awarded more than $22 million from the agency's whistleblower program, the executive's lawyer said on Tuesday.

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VMAs 2016: Jidenna Reveals Inspiration Behind 'Chief Don't Run' Video

Since blowing up with the dapper anthem "Classic Man" in 2015, Wondaland Records lyricist Jidenna has been bringing his A-game to visuals...

Singer-Songwriter Coco Morier Acts as Muse for Jerome Rousseau Signature Shoes: Exclusive

Fashion and music have long been synonymous with each other, so it's no surprise that Cordwainers College-trained shoe designer Jerome...

VMAs 2016: Tove Lo Explains 'Lady Wood' Album Title

Tove Lo was floating on a nice high in 2014 when her debut hit "Habits (Stay High)" hit the top of the Pop Songs chart. After delivering a...

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Kelly Le Brock Recalls Her Last Encounter With Gene Wilder


The actress tells THR of reconnecting with her 'Woman in Red' co-star during a flight to Bermuda.

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Gene Wilder's 'Wonka' Co-Star Reveals Secrets of Classic Shoot


Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie Bucket in 1971's 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' says the late acting giant used the element of surprise to keep the young cast on its feet.

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Chris Brown Emerges From Home After Police Serve Warrant


A woman called the cops Tuesday morning seeking assistance.

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BRANDEN COTE THE WORLD OF AMG

Posted by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:54pm 1 Comment

AMG has grown from performance and cosmetic upgrades to existing Mercedes-Benz models to an actual division with its own unique…

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ROD MCLAUGHLIN BUILDING THE WORLDS MOST ACCESSIBLE SPORTSCAR

Posted by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:38pm 1 Comment

Mazda, since its departure from the Ford umbrella, has forged a new direction based on a core fundamental driving experience,…

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MORAY CALLUM DESIGNING THE BLUE OVAL OF THE FUTURE

Posted by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:32pm 1 Comment

As Ford has divested all of their luxury brands, save for Lincoln, and shuttered the Mercury brand, the…

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MERCEDES-AMG GT S COUPE TEST DRIVE

Posted by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT S coupe has become the new standard bearer for the AMG brand as the venerable SLS has been recently retired. The GT S coupe slots better with the new direction of AMG as it is less expensive than the SLS which I have driven and has a smaller engine which has found its way into…

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Dell poised to seal $63.4bn EMC purchase

Deal clears regulatory hurdle in China but finance doubts remain

EU salvo channels anti-Americanism

Attacks on Apple and Goldman signal emergence of ‘ugly European’

Apple hit with €13bn EU tax penalty

Brussels urges European and US authorities to extract more tax from tech giant

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The new Papa John's app for Apple TV makes ordering a breeze

Papa John's knows a delicious pizza goes well with marathoning your favorite shows by way of the Apple TV. That's why the pizza giant has launched a new app to let you order, customize and pay a pizza order directly from the Apple TV itself.

Microsoft OneNote can help solve your math homework

Just in time for back to school season, Microsoft has made a few slick updates to Office 365, intended to help users get more out of their pen-based digital notes. Building on the beta launch of Windows Ink, OneNote has added new ink effects, a repla...

More of Sierra's classic adventure games come to Steam

Sure, Sierra's biggest adventure game titles (such as King's Quest and Space Quest) have been around in their original forms on Steam for a while, but many gamers remember playing a lot more than that. What about arresting perps in Police Quest, or s...

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