• Here Is The Richest Woman In Each State

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When we think about the most powerful women in America, names like Oprah Winfrey, Janet Yellen, and Sheryl Sandberg come to mind. But measure sheerly by the size of their bank accounts, and a different group of women top the charts. This map from the real estate blog Movoto displays the net worth of the richest female resident in each U.S. state. Darker shades of blue reflect those at the richest end of the wealth spectrum. Darker reds correlate with lesser net worth. Lighter shades of both indicate something closer to the middle.

  • Divorce trial of Continental CEO Harold Hamm ends, with billions at stake

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Thursday marked the end of the epic nine-week divorce trial of Oklahoma’s richest man, oil magnate and Continental Resources Chief Executive Harold Hamm. With billions of dollars of company  wealth at stake, the unusually secretive trial could end with the largest divorce judgment in history, Reuters reports. During the proceedings, lawyers for Harold Hamm and his wife of 26 years, Sue Ann Hamm, presented starkly different views of how much wealth should be divided by the court. The money is mostly tied up in a 68 percent stake in Continental, whose shares are in Harold's name.

  • Hackers Access At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos And Prepare To Leak Them, Including Underage Nude Pictures

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    A giant database of intercepted Snapchat photos and videos has been released by hackers who have been collecting the files for years. Shocked users of the notorious chat forum 4chan are referring to the hack as "The Snappening," noting that this is far bigger than the iCloud hacks that recently targeted celebrities. Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming. Thursday night it finally arrived: A third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every single photo and video file sent through it for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB library of Snapchats that users thought had been deleted.

  • Boone Pickens interested in investing in Aubrey McClendon again

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    T. Boone Pickens, the chief executive officer of BP Capital Management LP, said he would be interested in investing again with Aubrey McClendon, the co-founder of Chesapeake Energy Corp. who was ousted last year, Businessweek reports. “I potentially could be” an investor in publicly traded companies McClendon forms, Pickens said in an interview Thursday at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. “Let’s see what he’s got.”

  • Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments on women

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well. Nadella was blasted on Twitter and in blog posts for his comments, which were made earlier Thursday at an event for women in computing. Tech companies hire many more men than women. And beyond the tech industry, women are typically paid less than men.

  • Top court acts to curb paid Web posts, deletions

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    People who offer money to network service providers or posters of information to have material deleted will be subject to penalties, under a guideline issued by the Supreme People's Court on Thursday. The guideline, which has been in the making for two years, invalidates any agreement whose purpose is the deletion of online information in public space.

  • Microsoft CEO Nadella does about-face on women and raises

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sought Thursday to walk back comments he made at a women's computer science conference, when he suggested women don't need to ask for a raise — they should just trust the system, says USA Today. "Was inarticulate re how women should ask for a raise," said Nadella on his Twitter account, using the hashtag #GHC14, for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix. "Our industry must close gender pay gap so a raise is not needed because of bias." In a statement to Microsoft employees Thursday night, Nadella went further, saying he was "completely wrong."

  • Don't 'wing it': How to get your $10 Red Bull refund

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Red Bull might owe you money, according to a settlement it reached last month, USA Today reports. The settlement says customers who purchased a Red Bull drink between 2002 and Oct. 3, 2014, are owed $10 cash or $15 in Red Bull products, according to USA Today. The lawsuit was filed by customers who argued they were misled about the product's benefits, including the phrase, "Red Bull gives you wings," according to USA Today.

  • Why People Have Stopped Downloading iOS 8

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Hordes of people rushed to download iOS 8, Apple's latest operating system, when it came out last month. Within four days, 46 percent of people with active iOS devices -- iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches -- had downloaded the latest operating system, Apple said. But it seems like nobody else joined them.

  • Awful New Dating App Caters To The Rich By Weeding Out The Poor

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    A new dating app has everyone shaking their heads. It's called Luxy, and according to a press release, the app is billing itself as "Tinder, minus the poor people."

  • Comcast Apologizes To Man Who Was Fired After Complaining Of Nightmare Service

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Comcast apologized on Thursday to a former customer who claims he was fired from his job after he complained about being overcharged on his bill. But, the cable giant maintained it had nothing to do with the firing. Conal O’Rourke, an accountant in Northern California, alleged in a letter sent last week by his lawyer that Comcast charged him charged thousands of dollars for equipment he did not order. In an interview with Ars Technica, O’Rourke said he'd had several problems with his service and was not able to get help via phone or in person.

  • Amazon Is Going To Open Its First Store

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Online mega-retailer Amazon plans on opening an actual physical store in New York City, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The store will be across from the Empire State Building at 7 West 34th Street in Manhattan. It won't be a regular store, though. There's just too many items on Amazon. The store will be more like a warehouse. You'll be able to return and exchange things you buy online in the store. You'll also be able to order something online in the morning and pick it up at the store that night, sources told the WSJ.

  • Elon Musk’s Artificial Intelligence Fear: Machines Could Wipe Us Out

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Tesla and SpaceX C.E.O. Elon Musk said he was worried that people didn’t understand how fast artificial intelligence was progressing, and expressed his concern that, in a worst-case scenario, a “super-intelligent” machine might decide to destroy human life. Musk was speaking to Walter Isaacson, the president and C.E.O. of the Aspen Institute, on stage at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in San Francisco. Musk, uncharacteristically wearing a suit, detailed his fears after teasing the announcement of Tesla’s secretive project called “the D.”

  • Aubrey McClendon weighing $5B bid for California assets

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Aubrey McClendon, the oil and natural gas wildcatter ousted from Chesapeake Energy Corp. last year, is exploring a purchase of Freeport-McMoRan Inc.’s operations in California for as much as $5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg News. McClendon’s American Energy Partners LP has been seeking to raise capital to fund the potential deal, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is not public. American Energy, which has raised $13 billion since it was started last April, would fold the assets into a newly created operating unit, the people said.

  • High-tech pay gap: Minorities earn less in skilled jobs

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Hispanics, Asians and blacks are not getting equal pay for equal work in the high-tech industry, according to USA TODAY. That's the finding of new research that shows Hispanics earn $16,353 a year less on average than their colleagues who are not Hispanic. In the same high-skilled positions such as computer programmers and software developers, Asians make $8,146 less than whites and blacks $3,656 less than whites, according to the report from the American Institute for Economic Research.

  • Court Hears Case on Pay for Amazon Workers Screened After Work

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The  Supreme Court  on Wednesday heard  arguments  over whether workers at an Amazon warehouse in Las Vegas must be paid for the time they spend waiting to go through a security screening at the end of the day. The workers say the process, meant to prevent theft, can take as long as 25 minutes. Such security checks are common among retailers, and the amount of money at stake is enormous. According to  a brief  filed by the temporary employment agency that hires workers for the Las Vegas warehouse, there have been 13 class-action suits against Amazon and other companies involving more than 400,000 plaintiffs seeking hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • AT&T Mobility to Pay $105 Million to Settle Unlawful Billing Claims

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON — AT&T ’s wireless business will pay $105 million in penalties and refunds to consumers for unlawfully billing cellphone accounts of customers, says the New York Times, which is the biggest fine yet for such practices, federal and state regulators announced on Wednesday. AT&T Mobility, one of the country’s largest mobile phone companies, agreed to pay $80 million to the Federal Trade Commission to provide refunds to customers who were billed “hundreds of millions of dollars,” often without their knowledge or consent, for items including ringtones and text messages with love tips and horoscopes, the commission said . In addition, AT&T will pay $20 million in penalties and fees to 50 states and the District of Columbia and a $5 million penalty to the Federal Communications Commission for the practices, known as mobile cramming.

  • Fed minutes show debate on changing rate guidance heating up

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's debate on its interest rate guidance heated up last month, with several officials showing concern about misleading investors and pushing for a more data-dependent approach, according to minutes from its last policy meeting. But as the Fed grapples with how to communicate its view on hiking rates, the minutes also show concern about the rising dollar, slowing inflation, and economic turmoil in Europe and Asia, factors that support the U.S. central bank's current of keeping policy accommodation in place for the near future.

  • With leap of faith, restaurant takes prices off menu

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    It’s a business strategy they definitely don’t teach in school: letting customers pay what they want. But that’s exactly what Dana Parris has done for the past week at her Dallas, North Carolina, restaurant Just Cookin’ – and since then, revenue has nearly tripled, according to Good Morning America. “We’re in a very small college town and in the summer business just goes down. I had been praying and praying, and this business is God’s business, but I didn’t feel like I was totally giving it over to God,” Parris, 52, told ABC News. “The cash register is the part I was keeping hold on. I finally just gave up control of it and it has been a blessing.” Parris posted a sign at the register that reads, “What are we worth? I am putting my faith where my cash register is … No prices…no totals…you pay what you think your meal is worth!!!”

  • The World's Most Expensive Burger Is Only $1,768!

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Ha! Lowly peasant. Your burger is topped with Salish Alderwood sea salt and shaved black truffles? That sounds boring. Sit down, expensive burgers of yore. The "Glamburger" is here to kick your privilege in the face. All fancy burgers have some form of black truffle and a Kobe Wagyu beef patty from Japan -- this one throws in lobster, beluga caviar, venison, a duck egg and an edible gold leaf. And it only costs $1,768!