Google (GOOG) Unveils New Logo, Identity Family Sep 1, 2015 11:47AM

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) posted the following to its official blog on Tuesday:

Google has changed a lot over the past 17 years—from the range of our products to the evolution of their look and feel. And today we’re changing things up once again:

So why are we doing this now? Once upon a time, Google was one destination that you reached from one device: a desktop PC. These days, people interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and... (continue reading...)

Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 10 Outpaces Windows 8, 7 in First Month Following Launch - StatCounter Sep 1, 2015 11:38AM

In its first calendar month since launch, Windows 10 worldwide usage share far exceeds that of Windows 8 in the same time period, according to independent web analytics company StatCounter. Its analytics arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that Windows 10 level of usage after one month also exceeds that recorded by Windows 7.

StatCounter conducted a special analysis of the take up of Edge by Windows 10 users. It found that Edge usage on Windows 10 peaked at 20.1% on 30th... (continue reading...)

Markets' wild moves might make U.S. public pension funds vulnerable Sep 1, 2015 11:05AM

By Edward Krudy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Last week's wild gyrations in global financial markets almost certainly exposed the vulnerability of U.S. state and local authority public pension funds which have piled into riskier assets in recent years, according to actuaries and other pension experts.

Based on data from the Federal Reserve, the funds are sitting on nearly $4 trillion in assets that are more than 70 percent exposed to equities and other riskier assets, such as... (continue reading...)

Amazon (AMZN) Takes Aim at Netflix (NFLX) with Latest Video App Update Sep 1, 2015 11:05AM

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) offered an update to its Amazon Instant Video app today.

The major portion of the update is allowing for offline viewing of content on iOS or Android devices. The feature had previously only been avaiable on Amazon's Fire devices.

Offline viewing is a jab at Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), which has stated in the past that it wouldn't allow content to be viewed offline. Whether that's a caveat with its licensing deals or simply the company's current... (continue reading...)

Tesla (TSLA) Model X Reservation Holders Allow to Begin Configurations Sep 1, 2015 10:22AM

While many were waiting for Tesla Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) to launch the Model X Design Studio, the website still hasn't appeared publicly at However, a forum post out earlier Tuesday does appear to have what appears to be a configuration screen for Model X reservation holders.

The following are some of the features: for the 90 kWh version

  • 155 MPH top speed
  • 0 - 60 MPH in 3.8 second (or 3.2 with Ludicrous mode)
  • 240 mile range
  • 259 hp in front motor, 503 hp... (continue reading...)

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