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Kentucky-Notre Dame Thriller Most-Viewed College Basketball Game In Cable TV History

Kentucky barely got by Notre Dame to make it to the Final Four and keep their perfect record in tact. The close game became the most-watched college basketball game in cable television history.
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INTERNATIONAL: E-Commerce and Tax Law Journal

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Windows 10 or OS X: Can hardware make the difference?

Would you switch from Mac to Windows to get access to "better" hardware?
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Carbon Tax Economics Revisited

I recently wrote a post laying out how carbon taxes could potentially lead to worse global warming. Like I said in the post, this is just something I think people aren’t worrying enough about rather than a conclusive case against a carbon tax. But I’m not an environmental economist or engineer, and I’m interested to hear feedback from actual experts. So I was glad to see a reply from actual environmental economist John Whitehead. Unfortunately, I think John's criticisms are off the mark, but he is a talented economist so I take responsibility for the misunderstanding and chalk it up to an unclear explanation on my part. Let me try to lay out a more thorough and I hope clearer version of the economics at hand. First John argues that I’m wrong to say maybe a subsidy for solar would work better than a tax on coal, because they basically work the same. However, in my post I am specifically referring to subsidizing innovation, not production. I say it may be “better for the U.S. to just subsidize solar innovation”, and refer to “subsidies of clean tech innovation”.  This is the difference between the government offering specific prizes or grants for research breakthroughs versus subsidizing consumer or business purchases of solar installations. I should have been clearer about what I meant here, as the economic effects are very different. Innovation prizes incentivize greater productivity of solar and lower costs, whereas purchase subsidies incentivize current production. Second, John is confused by my reasoning for why how solar having a larger share of the market reduces the incentive for innovation. He argues:
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How Smart Startups Win At SXSW Interactive

Each March the global tech community comes together to share, learn, and celebrate technology at South-By-South-West-Interactive (SXSWi), Austin Texas' signature tech event. The Internet, mobile devices, wearables, Internet Of Things (IOT), and thousands of tech related subjects are shared, discussed, and 'celebrated' in a way that you won't see anywhere else. At the center of this discussion are the tech startups: Looking for connections, for traction, for money -- in search of all the things that new ideas need to make it big. The role of startups has changed a lot at SXSW, and along with it the best formula for finding success at the event. Being a native Austinite, I have been up close and personal with SXSW for years, as an attendee, a startup founder, SXSW book-event author, and event sponsor. Let's take a look at how SXSWi can work for your startup:
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Accusoft: The Virtues Of Bootstrapping In The Cloud

When it comes to cloud companies, it seems that the best strategy is to have a brash founder/ceo. The idea is that this will drum up lots of buzz, which should lead to traction with customers.
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Horror Movie: Watch These Distracted Teens Drive Right Off The Road

A teenager drives along a two-lane road, her eyes firmly cast downward at her phone. Six long seconds tick past. The road curves right but she drives straight—over the yellow line, into the oncoming lane and then onto the shoulder. She stops chomping her gum and looks up only when she’s about to plow into a road sign.
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Europol chief warns on encryption

A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.
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Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.
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Smart meter 'IT disaster' warning

The government's £11bn scheme to roll out energy saving smart meters could be an "IT disaster", the Institute of Directors warns.
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Safari users win right to sue

Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.
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PayPal fined for illegal payments

PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.
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Alcatel-Lucent launches 1-port 400G IP line card to help operators

Alcatel-Lucent launches 1-port 400G IP line card to help operators quadruple the speed of connections and significantly boost capacity [More...]
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Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge Hide Samsung's Broken Promise

Samsung is mis-selling a crucial aspect of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge...
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Microsoft Vastly Expands Windows 10 Technical Preview To Dozens Of Smartphones

If there's one mantra that Microsoft seems to be chanting with the next release of Windows, it's that the company wants feedback from its customer base on how to make it better, which is the primary goal behind its Windows Insider program. Never before have Windows customers been treated to the frequency of updates for beta releases, like Microsoft has been rolling out for Windows 10. The other mission statement with this Windows release is that the company is unifying the OS to work as one, across all platforms, from desktops and notebooks, to tablets, smartphones and even Xbox consoles. However, thus far, as my esteemed colleague pointed out, Microsoft's Windows 10 Technical Preview roll-out for smartphones has been significantly more limited than desktop releases. It was surprising actually, because without question, Microsoft has historically kept tight reins on Windows Phone devices from a hardware platform standpoint, so much so that they decided to acquire Nokia's mobile division in an effort to drive the Lumia brand directly. With all of the hardware platforms out there for Windows Phone devices being so similar, it should make the migration to their next OS that much easier.
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Why Phablet Growth is Really Bad News for Microsoft

As phablet sales cannibalize tablet sales, Microsoft will be left with no mobile products to sell.
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Germanwings Crash Raises Questions For Pilots Taking Depression Drugs

The crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 in the French Alps, killing 150 people, has raised critical questions about the mental and physical fitness of commercial pilots, disease treatments, and the rules for medically disqualifying a pilot from active service. This broad, perennial issue is now focused on whether a pilot with a diagnosis of depression should be permitted to fly, even if taking antidepressant drugs.
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Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop

US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.
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Graphene light bulb set for shops

A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
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Silicon Valley firm wins bias case

A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
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Children on screens six hours a day

Children spend six hours or more a day on screens, according to a study comparing viewing habits now to 20 years ago.
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Tinder prank 'tricked flirting men'

After a series of men on Tinder were reportedly tricked into flirting with each other, an expert attacks the app's security.
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