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Jay Z leads stars in rebranded Tidal streaming service


New York (AFP) - Rap mogul Jay Z on Monday launched the rebranded Tidal music streaming service with major star backing, hoping to shake up the growing industry through high sound quality and artist control.

There's a pill that could help heavy drinkers cut down to one drink a day


In the US, we frequently believe that there's only one solution for people who develop a serious drinking problem: They have to quit, cold-turkey, start going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and at that point, one drink is too many.

A scientist who wants to contact aliens has a plan to beam the entire internet into space


If you could send a message to a planet of intelligent aliens, what would you say? One scientist at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, doesn't want to send just one message: He wants to broadcast billions of messages by transmitting the entire internet into space.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions surrounding last October's bond market 'flash crash'


On October 15, 2014, there was a "flash crash" in US Treasuries.  The yield on the US 1o-year note fell 34 basis points — or 0.34% — from 2.2% to as low as 1.86% in a matter of just minutes.  And a report from Bloomberg's Matt Boesler on Monday shows that regulators still aren't sure what to make of this event or what it could mean during future bouts of market volatility.  Boesler reports that minutes from the Treasury Market Practices Group’s February 26 meeting showed that regarding the October 15 market action: Members did not have direct evidence for what caused the price volatility, but suggested a number of factors likely played a role including, the increase in automation and algorithmic nature of trading in Treasury markets and the effects of regulatory changes on banks and broker dealers’ ability or willingness to make markets and warehouse risk in times of stress.

Why Intel may be interested in spending over $13 billion on its biggest acquisition ever (INTC, ALTR)


Intel's in talks to acquire chipmaker Altera, in what could be its biggest acquisition ever, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

What it's like to use Tidal, the Spotify killer that Jay Z just launched


Jay Z is getting in on the streaming music game. Sure, Dr. Dre got there first with Beats, but Jay Z wants his own streaming service.  On January 30, news emerged that Jay Z had bid $56 million to buy Aspiro, the Swedish company behind the WiMP and Tidal streaming sites.

KEVIN SPACEY: Bill Clinton says 'House of Cards' is '99 percent' real


Former President Bill Clinton told "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey the D.C. drama is a lot closer to fact than fiction.

A whole bunch of famous people are shredding Indiana for its 'odious' new 'religious freedom' law


An extremely wide range of critics are slamming Indiana for its controversial new "religious freedom" legislation.

The odds are in Jeb Bush's and Hillary Clinton's favor


According to the odds, Democrat Hillary Clinton and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) are the clear frontrunners in the 2016 presidential race.  Ireland's biggest bookmaker, Paddy Power, has taken over 5,000 individual bets on the upcoming election.

An Upper East Side apartment that looks like a replica of Versailles just listed for $10 million


Most visitors would like to take home a piece of Versailles when they visit the palace. Interior designer Slatkin decided to make his own.

Tesla shares jump on Musk 'tease' in tweet


New York (AFP) - Tesla Motors shares jumped Monday after co-founder Elon Musk tweeted that the company would unveil a "major" new product line next month, leaving analysts guessing.

Virginia sues to keep imploding college open


Sweet Briar College may be saved. The Commonwealth of Virginia — through Amherst County Attorney Ellen Bowyer — has filed a lawsuit that may keep the imploding 114-year-old all-women's college open.

This tiny post-Soviet republic you've probably never heard of had better food than Rome


Believe it or not, but the food I ate in Belarus was better than the food I ate in Rome. I know what you're thinking.

What 23 popular websites used to look like


What did LinkedIn look like the first time you visited the site in 2003? How ugly was Yahoo! in 1994?

This is the next major messaging app


Yik Yak, an anonymous messaging app that's been fairly controversial at schools across the country, has been growing like crazy since its 2013 launch, really picking up momentum in the second half of last year.  Based on estimates charted for us by BI Intelligence, Yik Yak had roughly 3.6 million monthly active users at the end of last year, peaking during the fall period as students returned to school.

The Browns and Bucs have the most valuable collection of picks in the NFL Draft


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the most valuable pick in the NFL Draft, No. 1 overall. However, the sum value of all of their picks is not as valuable as the picks currently owned by the Cleveland Browns.

'The Walking Dead' creator says the show could go on for 12 seasons


Warning: Some spoilers follow if you're not caught up with "The Walking Dead." "The Walking Dead" aired its season 5 finale Sunday night.

Inside Facebook's futuristic new campus


Facebook employees have started moving into the main building at the company's new headquarters. Designed by noted architect Frank Gehry — who also designed Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall and Spain's Guggenheim Museum — the new building is a massive project several years in the making.  "Mark Zuckerberg and I met three years and a handful months ago, and with incredible speed for this size of construction project, he’s moving into his building this month," Gehry said in a statement provided to Business Insider by Facebook.

Meet the 'Shazam for fashion,' an app that listens to the TV shows you're watching and tells you what the actors are wearing


So you're watching a movie or TV show and decide you wouldn't mind owning the outfit the actor is wearing onscreen.

This Miami billionaire could single-handedly bankroll Marco Rubio’s White House bid


A Miami car dealer could make Sen. Marco Rubio's White House dreams come true. Billionaire Norman Braman is reportedly poised to invest $10 million into Rubio's expected presidential campaign, some much needed cash as the GOP donor base in the Sunshine State is split between the state's U.S.


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