The Fallacy Of Humanity To Help Those In Despair, Obama pledges zero to Philippines

The Fallacy Of Humanity To Help Those In Despair, Obama pledges zero to Philippines

Despite all the rhetoric regarding aid, it has been mostly hot air. They aren’t getting anything. And the richest of folk aren’t pledging a dime. As we hear of small aid amounts slowly adding up from various governments, most of them laughable, the rich are doing nothing. Where are the Google’s, the Facebook’s, the Amazon’s, […]

How $1.99 All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Went Extinct

Traditionally, cheap buffets in Las Vegas have served as loss leaders: Their purpose wasn’t to be profitable but instead to draw in diners—who hopefully would stick around to gamble. Lately, the idea of a $1.99 all-you-can-eat meal makes less sense than ever, which is why Sin City’s cheap buffets have all but disappeared. In late […]

The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired

It’s because college kids today can’t do math, one line of reasoning goes. Or they don’t know science. Or they’re clueless about technology, aside from their myriad social-media profiles. These are all good theories, but the problem with the unemployability of these young adults goes way beyond a lack of STEM skills. As it turns […]

Federal Prosecutors Hit Bank of America with $864 Million Fine

The U.S. government is seeking to have Bank of America Corp. pay nearly $864 million in damages after the company was found liable for mortgage fraud. U.S. attorney Preet Bharara filed a request Friday that said the fine estimated the total losses the government incurred from the thousands of defective loans it bought from Countrywide […]

The End of an Era: Blockbuster Ceases Rentals in Advance of Closing

Following the announcement that Blockbuster is planning to shutter the 300 remaining brick-and-mortar video stores by January, the chain will cease movie rentals as of Saturday. The Texas-based video rental chain began tweeting about its last day of operation on Friday, adding that it will reopen Nov. 14 to liquidate its remaining inventory. Saturday is […]

White House calls subpoena for top tech official ‘unnecessary’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The White House is reviewing a subpoena for testimony from its top technology chief, but a spokesman called the request from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee an “unnecessary” distraction from the administration’s work to fix the broken health insurance website. Read more from the original source…

E-Booksellers Take a Walk on the Vile Side

Last month, British retailer WH Smith temporarily shuttered its site after people realized it was selling particularly objectionable sexual content. Meanwhile, Kobo.com, the Toronto-based e-reading company from which WH Smith got its material, announced that it was suspending distribution of all self-published ebooks. Online giant Amazon also got into the act by removing numerous titles […]

Patent Trolls May Soon Get Wake-Up Call

Witnesses squared off at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Thursday that focused on the controversial and combustible subject of patent assertion entities, also known as “patent trolls.” The Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance held the hearing, with both advocates and critics of the current system testifying. The hearing preceded a forthcoming […]

Apps Lineup Promises Xbox One Entertainment Edge

Microsoft on Friday announced the first wave of entertainment apps for its upcoming Xbox One video game console, which will arrive in stores Nov. 22. In the United States, the announced apps for the Xbox One include streaming-video offerings from Amazon Instant Video, ESPN, Fox Now, Hulu Plus, Machinima, Netflix, Redbox Instant by Verizon, the […]

iPhone App Points Non-Guzzlers to Alt Fuel Fill ‘Er Ups

The Department of Energy has developed an iPhone app designed to help drivers locate the nearest alternative fuel stations. Users can choose the alternative fuel they need — electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, E85, propane or hydrogen — and the app will display the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Users can view the stations […]