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Retail, Tech, Shipping: Amazon is all in

The CIA has reportedly recruited Amazon to develop a private cloud for American intelligence gathering. So is there any sector Amazon isn't involved in these days?
Posted In: Amazon, Retail, Tech, cia

For software giant Oracle, the cloud of doom

For years, Oracle's business has been selling big, expensive computers to hold all your data. The cloud has upended that business model and Oracle's latest profit report could tell us if the company is adjusting.
Posted In: cloud computing, software, Oracle

ABC's newest ratings pitch: Celebrities on a high dive!

"Dancing with the Stars" meets the diving board. The new reality show "Splash" tries to grab viewers with a lineup of C-list celebrities. We look at the show, but also at the reality TV equation: There’s not a whole lot to lose on these shows. They’re cheap to produce and if they hit, they can be worth a fortune.
Posted In: reality tv, Entertainment, abc

Tiger Woods may be back on top, but will Nike buy it?

Since his marital indiscretions more than three years ago, it's been a long road back to the top. But the buzz around the golf course says there's no question -- Tiger has returned.
Posted In: Tiger Woods, Golf, Sports, endorsements

Betting money on a dead horse: Seriously

Some in Nebraska are pushing for betting machines of 'historical horse races' at thoroughbred race tracks. The machines allow wagering on the outcomes of past races. Critics say they’re basically slot machines and would constitute expanded gambling.
Posted In: Nebraska, gambling, Sports, horse racing

Internet piracy rehab: The latest push to curb illegal downloads

Internet service providers roll out a 'six strikes' policy to educate rather than punish people for illegal downloads.
Posted In: piracy, Internet, Tech

When it comes to personal trainers, buyer beware

Plenty of Americans will resolve to get in shape with the help of a personal trainer in 2013. But the personal training field is unregulated, and clients may not always know what they're getting.
Posted In: exercise, personal trainers

Alabama on the fence about taking money for Medicaid

Alabama joins a slew of lawmakers who are ambivalent about taking funds from the Fed to cover the millions more people who will become eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare.
Posted In: health care, medicaid, Affordable Care Act

Scaled-back newspapers leave older readers behind

As more newspapers scale back production to just three or four days a week, what will come of subscribers who prefer paper to pixels?
Posted In: newspapers

Retailers want online Memorial Day shoppers

You've heard of Cyber Monday in November. Well, retailers now want an online holiday for Memorial Day.
Posted In: online shopping, online retail, Memorial Day

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