Internet entrepreneurs back Chinese Tesla rival NextEV Aug 31, 2015 02:37PM

By Edward Taylor and Paul Lienert

FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) - A group of deep-pocketed China-based internet entrepreneurs and financial investors, including Tencent  and Hillhouse Capital, is backing an effort to create NextEV, a new rival to U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA).

Hillhouse is also an investor in Uber, the U.S. ride sharing service.The backers have hired ex-Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) executive Martin... (continue reading...)

98% of Tesla (TSLA) Model S P85D Owners Would Buy the Car Again - Consumer Reports Aug 31, 2015 02:32PM

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) posted the following to Twitter on Monday:

"98% of Tesla P85D owners would buy this car again.” @ConsumerReports

— Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) August 31, 2015

Microsoft (MSFT) Announces New Football Features for Bing Aug 31, 2015 02:08PM

The following was posed to the Microsoft Bing blog on Monday:

Summer is approaching the finish line, Labor Day weekend draws near, and post-season baseball is around the corner. All of these signs point to one thing: Football is back.

Fortunately for you, Bing has all your professional football needs covered this season. Whether you want to know the chances of your team winning in the upcoming week, the likelihood of your favorites making the playoffs, or key strategies... (continue reading...)

On Sale: Buy This Cloud Computing Stock Cheaper Than JANA Partners Aug 31, 2015 12:47PM

JANA Partners has been a aggressive activist hedge fund over the past few years, going after the likes of ConAgra, Walgreen and most recently Qualcomm, among many others. One stock that JANA has not gone "activist" on (yet), but has an ever increasing stake in is Rackspace (NYSE: RAX).

According to's Hedge Fund Insider data, JANA first got involved in Rackspace in the third quarter of 2014 with a new 7,004,977 share stake and filed a 13G (passive)... (continue reading...)

Google (GOOG) Brings Android Wear to Apple iPhones Aug 31, 2015 11:55AM

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) posted the following to its official blog on Monday:

When you wear something every day, you want to be sure it really works for you. That’s why Android Wear offers countless design choices, so you can find the watch that fits your style. Want a round watch with a more classic look? Feel like a new watch band? How about changing things up every day with watch faces from artists and designers? With Android Wear you can do all of that. And now,... (continue reading...)

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