Tony Martin, known for his romantic songs, his charm and good looks and his six-decade marriage to Cyd Charisse, died Friday at the age of 98 in his West Hollywood, Calif., home.
Ross Levinsohn, the former interim CEO of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) has left the company after it hired Marissa Mayer from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) as its new chief executive, All Things D reported, suggesting the Silicon Valley giant's focus on its technology division over its media properties.
The British banking giant announced it was earmarking $700 million for laundering roughly $30 billion in drug and terrorism money around the world.
Jonah Lehrer Resigns From The New Yorker, Apologizes To His Readers For Fabricating Bob Dylan Quotes
Acclaimed author and science writer Jonah Lehrer resigned from his position as staff writer at The New Yorker magazine on Monday following a report that he "fabricated" several quotes and details about Bob Dylan's life in his recent best-selling non-fiction work "Imagine: How Creativity Works."
The dock connector may be the only iPhone 5 feature that we know, for sure, will be different in the next-gen model, allegedly "set for release" between September or October. Almost every major news outlet has reported Apple will slim down its traditional 30-pin dock connector -- the outlet for connecting the iPhone to other accessories, power sources, devices and utilities -- to just 19 pins in its next-gen iPhone, which Apple fans have ceremoniously dubbed "the iPhone 5."
Apple Rumored To Consider Investing Hundred Of Millions In Twitter To Help It Compete With Google, Facebook And Microsoft
After considering formation of a strategic relationship for over a year now, Apple and Twitter are reportedly back in talks about Apple investing in the short-messaging service, Twitter, to gain a toehold in the social-media world. According to the New York Times, Apple is reportedly considering an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in Twitter, which would raise Twitter's value to $10 billion -- more than $1.5 billion more than its valuation last year.
Even as NBC claimed that it registered record audience for its prime-time TV coverage of Olympic Games, the Twitter was flooded with complaints about the U.S. network's streaming efforts and broadcast delays of key competitions.
Jeff Bezos Pledges $2.5 Million In Support Of Gay Marriage: Is Amazon Joining Chick-Fil-A And Kraft Foods In The Culture Wars?
Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and his wife Mackenzie Bezos have pledged $2.5 million to help defend same-sex marriage in Washington state. Will this move affect Amazon as did forays into the culture wars made by Chick-fil-A Inc., Kraft Foods Inc., and other companies?
Skeet Shooter Kim Rhode hit 99 of the 100 targets she faced Sunday en route to a gold medal in women's skeet, tying the world record for the event. She also became the first American to win medals for an individual event at five consecutive Olympic Games and the first woman to win three Olympic gold medals in shooting. At only 33 and with five medals already under her belt, she appears poised to dominate the sport in the 2012 London Olympics and in Olympic Games to come.
Earlier this month, the NEA announced the second round of grants for its ambitious nationwide initiative dubbed Our Town, in which its provides funds to struggling neighborhoods for the purpose of investing in theater, dance, music, writing and visual art.
Some blame oil. Others blame a loss of pleasure in the roads. Researchers call it “peak travel.” Whatever the reason, one thing's clear: Americans are not driving their cars as far away from home as they used to.
In 1969, a musician known only as Rodriguez released the critically acclaimed album, "Cold Fact." The Detroit-born artist then vanished with hardly a ripple. The new film "Searching for Sugar Man" is an attempt to uncover what happened to the talented singer/songwriter.
The now-infamous theater monologist has reworked the purported expose on Apple manufacturing for a three-week run at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C. And it goes without saying that not everyone is happy about the reboot.
The president of CNN Worldwide, Jim Walton, said he would resign at the end of the year as the cable television network struggles with falling ratings.
If gun control is truly the issue that sealed Bloomberg’s endorsement, how could he have not gone with Elizabeth Warren?
According to the New York Times, strip clubs in Tampa, Florida are more than ready to receive those attending the GOP convention. The convention, which will begin Aug. 27, will have plenty of strip clubs within walking distance of the Tampa Bay Times Forum (home of Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team), and the economy won’t be the only thing stimulated.
An English hotel has opted to replace Bibles with the New York Time's best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey," NBC News reported. That's right -- the Holy Bible has been replaced by "mommy porn."
Mitt Romney caused a scandal before his first diplomatic trip to London when he referred to the preparation for the Olympic Games as “disconcerting.”
The famous actor who played George Jefferson has been lauded for his comedic presence onscreen and when he died earlier this week multiple sites speculated he was gay. Hemsley did not leave behind a wife or family.
Some of local governments are turning to a new tool to fix the problem, known as underwater mortgages: seizing the loans through eminent domain and enacting principal reductions, a move that is attracting praise and controversy.
Ticketless Boy Boards Plane From Manchester To Rome; Underscores Lax Security On The Eve Of London Olympics
Even as London gears up to host the Olympics with the biggest peacetime security operation underway since World War II, security measures at the Manchester airport, about 300 kilometers from London, came under scrutiny following reports that a 11-year-old boy boarded a plane from Manchester to Rome without a passport, ticket or boarding pass.
Apple beat its own conservative quarterly estimate, reporting a strong jump in earnings and even sold a record number of iPads in Q3, but across the board, Apple did a rare thing: It missed analysts' estimates. Apple can rebound in Q4 if it decides to release its next iPhone, which many are already calling "iPhone 5," as long as the much-rumored "iPad Mini."
The EU is looking into the possibility of making Libor and Euribor rate-rigging -- the deliberate manipulation of interest rates that set the benchmark for over $500 trillion in financial contracts - a criminal offense.
Opponents of the proposed large soda ban view the measure as unwelcome government intervention -- a further incursion of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's nanny state -- while supporters call it crucial to fighting obesity.
The Islamic State of Iraq, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, said it is honoring the month of Ramadan with “a new blessed foray” of violence in the country, claiming responsibility for Monday’s attacks that killed at least 116, wounded at least 300.
The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT), publisher of the third-largest U.S. newspaper by circulation, is expected to have higher earnings in the second quarter on lower revenue as print advertising is flat but online subscribers increase.
It's long been rumored that the iPad Mini and the new iPhone -- the 5, as many call it -- would launch around the same time -- around the end of September and beginning of October -- but a new report says Apple may release the new iPhone and iPad sooner rather than later.
The forgotten country of Tajikistan is actually of pivotal importance, and the rumblings of an increasingly bold crowd of Islamist dissenters there should not be ignored.
Russian baritone Evgeny Nikitin has decided not to perform at the Bayreuth festival in Germany after it was discovered that he once had a swastika tattoo.
Just hours ago, disgraced late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was the winningest coach in major college football history. After crippling NCAA sanctions to Penn State were announced Monday morning, which included vacating the school football team's wins from 1998 and 2011, the distinction now goes to Bobby Bowden, best known as the former coach of the Florida State Seminoles and West Virginia Mountaineers.