Obama: I cannot believe the commissioner of football gets paid $44 million a year  

Yahoo Finance By : Staff Reporting

Simmons, who has been vocal in his criticisms of the commissioner, broached the subject of Goodell by bringing up a hypothetical situation in which three of the major sports leagues were looking for a new commissioner. Simmons asked Obama whether he would be interested in any of them... - Referenced Article

Richard Plepler got schooled by tech whizzes  

CNN Money By : Brian Stelter

"I went to school," he says. "I brought in all kinds of people who knew an enormous amount, much more than I did about this... and made sure that we had the right people around us."

It is a hiring process that continues to this day. HBO in 2015 is a fundamentally different company than it was just 10 years ago. First it created an app that made it easy to stream shows. - Referenced Article

Penney plunges on sales outlook  

Arkansas Online By : Christie Boyden

J.C. Penney Co., the third-largest U.S. department-store company, fell the most in more than two years after signaling that sales growth during the Christmas season may slow from the third quarter's pace.

Same-store sales this year will rise 4 percent to 5 percent, the Plano, Texas-based company said Friday in a statement, repeating an earlier projection. - Referenced Article

Apple Is Not Racist: Tim Cooks Take On The Incident In Australia  

Bidness ETC By : Martin Blanc

Apple Inc has made an official statement about the incident at its retail store in Australia; earlier this week the store barred three black teenagers from entering its premises, as employees felt they might “steal something.”

As per an email sent to all Apple employees, CEO Tim Cook said it was “unacceptable” for the staff to have acted in such a manner and stereotype a particular ethnic group. - Referenced Article

Amid emissions scandal, Volkswagen may have mortally wounded the diesel passenger car market  

Extreme Tech By : Jamie Lendino

This morning there’s more fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, as VW has now admitted 11 million vehicles globally may have the defeat software installed that lets the company cheat on its emissions tests.

At least in the US, there are approximately 500,000 TDI-branded cars on the roads that are routinely spewing out up to 40 times the legal amount of NOx, which leads to increased air pollution in the form of smog... - Referenced Article

UK puts the kibosh on Googles Freedom to provide Information  

BBC By : Staff Reporting

Details of a "minor criminal offence" were referenced in the stories regarding an individual, the ICO said. Earlier links about the case had already been removed - but this act of removal itself later became news.

It is the links to those new articles, when searched for via the individual's name, which must now be removed. - Referenced Article

Amazons data-driven approach becoming more common  

Washington Post By : Mae Anderson

A New York Times article over the weekend portrayed Amazon’s work culture as “bruising” and “Darwinian” in part because of the way it uses data to manage its staff.

The article depicted a work culture where staffers are under constant pressure to deliver strong results on a wide variety of detailed metrics the company monitors in real time ... - Referenced Article

Samsung Unveils The Worlds Largest Hard Drive, Boasting 16 TB In A 2.5-Inch Case  

Tech Times By : Christian de Looper

Samsung may have announced bigger products in the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the company showed off a nearly 16-terabyte flash hard drive at the Flash Memory Summit this week.

This is a pretty significant announcement. Flash memory is generally faster than its disc-spinning counterpart, although it generally doesn't offer the highest amounts of storage. - Referenced Article

AT&T was close partner to NSA in Internet spying, article asserts  

CNN Money By : Jackie Wattles

That's according to a report by the New York Times and ProPublica citing NSA documents obtained from former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

AT&T gave the agency access to information regarding emails sent on its networks and allowed the agency to monitor communications at the United Nations, according to the documents. - Referenced Article

Samsung prepares to battle Apple in the Supreme Court  

Benchmark Reporter By : ADIP XION

Samsung has taken the battle again and have decided to take on Apple for a fine charged for alleged copyright infringement of two-dozen Apple patents.

But the Korean giant just came to know that the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected their appeal. - Referenced Article

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