Vikings Exclude Peterson From Team Activities After Indictment  

Alex Duff By : Staff Reporting

Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson will be excluded from the National Football League team’s activities after he was indicted on a charge of hitting his four-year-old son with a branch.

Placing Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner’s permission list will allow him to “take care of his personal situation” until legal proceedings are resolved, the Vikings said in a statement on their website. - Full Article


Condoleezza Rice Billed as the Remedy for What Ails the NFL  

ABC News By : Staff Reporting

Prominent voices have called for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s head in the wake of player Ray Rice’s suspension, with some people suggesting a rather unconventional replacement: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona this afternoon left that decision up to NFL owners, but advised Goodell to seek the advice of the former secretary. - Full Article


Head to Head: How Apples New iPhone, Watch Compare to Samsungs Products  

ABC News By : ALYSSA NEWCOMB

They say good things are worth waiting for. Apple and Samsung unveiled a slew of new products within a week of each other, but the new technology will be available at different times.

The Apple Watch is on target for an early 2015 debut while the Samsung Gear S smart watch is expected to be available in certain global markets starting in October. - Full Article


Microsoft Said Near $2 Billion Deal for Minecraft Maker  

Bloomberg BusinessWeek By : Dina Bass and Alex Sherman

Microsoft Corp., maker of the Xbox video-game console, is in discussions to acquire Mojang AB, the software maker behind the popular game Minecraft, for more than $2 billion, two people with knowledge of the talks said.

Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, is in serious talks with 4-year-old Mojang, said the people, who asked not to be named because the negotiations aren’t public. - Full Article


Apple launches Apple Watch, dives into wearable market  

Fox News By : James Rogers

Apple finally made its big entry into the wearable technology market on Tuesday, unveiling the Apple Watch, its long-anticipated smartwatch.

“It’s the next chapter in Apple’s story,” declared Apple CEO Tim Cook during a packed event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. - Full Article


Coca-Cola to inject Life into new low calorie brand with multi-million pound UK marketing push  

The Drum By : JOHN MCCARTHY

Coca-Cola, the world’s leading drinks manufacturer, has announced a multi-million pound marketing drive to acquaint UK consumers with its new low calorie drink Coca-Cola Life, throughout September and October. - Full Article


How Google Pigeon Impacted Local Queries, and What You Can Do  

Search Engine Watch By : Jim Yu

Google’s local algorithm update, "Pigeon," took flight around July 24, 2014, affecting U.S. English queries.

Local businesses have been scrambling to adjust, as some deal with the fact that they’re no longer showing in the seven-pack local results at all. - Full Article


A&E deal would price Vice at $2.5 billion  

CNN Money By : Katie Lobosco and Cristina Alesci

Vice Media is in talks with A&E about a deal that would value it at more than $2.5 billion, according to a Vice spokesman.

A&E would buy a 10% stake in the company.

Vice would also create content for the A&E cable networks, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. - Full Article


Facebook tries to assuage Messenger app privacy fears with a Get the Facts clarification  

IBN Live By : Staff Reporting

Even though the widespread privacy concerns about Facebook's Messenger app did not deter over 500 million from downloading the app from Google Play, Facebook has issued a 'Get the Facts' clarification to assuage some of its users' concerns.

Facebook is now pushing an alert to users that directs them to a page titled 'Get the Facts About Messenger' in which the company refutes reports of privacy invasion and adds that "many have been corrected." - Full Article


A smart necklace from Samsung? Really?  

CNN Money By : Paul R. La Monica

While rumors are heating up that Apple (AAPL, Tech30) may debut the long-rumored iWatch at a big event (that it finally officially announced) on Sept. 9, the maker of iEverything is late to the wearable party.

Samsung has just released its latest high-tech timepiece. And there's an odd-looking, Bluetooth-enabled necklace-y thing to go with it. More about that in a bit. - Full Article


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