Palin and Beck add fire to blazing row over Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty

Conservative pundits and governor of Louisiana offer support after reality TV patriarch is suspended for comments made to GQ Ed Pilkington

National intelligence chief declassifies Bush-era documents on NSA programs

Release of documents follows federal court order relates to bulk collection origins

BP chief executive’s pay triples in 2013

Mixture of salary, bonus and share awards for Bob Dudley worth $8.7m ( 5.2m) in 2013, compared with $2.6m for the previous year The pay of Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, tripled last year despite the legal threats still hanging over the company from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The oil boss received $8.7m ( 5.2m) … Continue reading

BillGuard launches for iPhone to combat the ‘$14bn’ lost by credit card users to hidden-fees and errors

Launched in the US back in April 2010, BillGuard sells itself as the world’s first ‘people-powered antivirus system for bills’. In a nutshell, BillGuard’s predictive algorithms alert users of unexpected charges such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and fraud on credit card bills. It also issues alerts when a similar dubious charge has been … Continue reading

Entrepreneurs gather in Eden for the first Summit Outside

Last Friday, my friend Shak pathed, “Productivity at tech companies must be low today. Half the folks are headed to Utah while the other half are looking for an ice cream truck.” Told to pack for a camping trip but not much else, 850 like-minded individuals showed up in Eden, Utah last Friday for the … Continue reading

Uber sued by family of six-year-old killed in San Francisco crash

Uber says it’s not liable for damages in death of Sofia Liu because driver who fatally struck her had no passenger at time Dominic Rushe

Octogenarian nun awaits sentence for protest break-in at US nuclear plant

Megan Rice was charged with sabotage for breaking into Y-12 facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee On Monday morning, four days short of her 84th birthday, Sister Megan Rice ate a hearty breakfast of pancakes and oatmeal at the ungodly hour of 4.30am in Knox county jail, Knoxville, Tennessee. Rice, a white-haired Catholic nun and anti-nuclear … Continue reading

LearnVest wants to fix your poor spending habits, nabs $16.5M to scale its financial planning service

Financial planning startup LearnVest has its heart set on fixing your poor spending habits – and minting money because of them. Now, after polishing its product and launching on the iPhone, LearnVest is gearing up for expansion with a new round of funding: $16.5 million in funding, to be exact, with investments from Accel Partners, … Continue reading

Starbucks adds Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations to its coffee shops in Silicon Valley

Starbucks is quickly becoming the ultimate chain of Internet caf s due to its solid Wi-Fi connectivity, free app vouchers, access to The New York Times website and now, reliable wireless charging. Following a successful roll-out across Boston, Duracell announced today that it will be fitting the Duracell Powermat in a number of Starbucks stores … Continue reading

T-Mobile cuts upfront smartphone costs in the US, but ramps up monthly payments instead

T-Mobile made a great deal of fuss over its flexible ‘uncarrier’ contracts back in March – clearly separating the cost of the call plan and the handset – but now it’s taking the idea one step further by dropping the upfront cost of the handset altogether. In what it describes as an “unparalleled” promotion, T-Mobile … Continue reading

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