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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76.

cloudboy What kind of startups get into Accelerators? Well, according to new research, it’s startups with around 2-3 founders, most male, often SaaS platforms and ones who are persistent, applying for at least two programs. And on average, less than 4% of applicants ever make it in. Those are the findings of new research from F6S, a web portal which allows startups to apply for multiple accelerator… Read More

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a dominant Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday.



LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany this week in a case that threatens to end the Briton’s long reign as the commercial boss of the motor sport.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Red Bull hit back at McLaren boss Ron Dennis on Sunday in a war of words over an aerodynamics expert who was set to join the Woking-based Formula One team but changed his mind.



Orthodox Christians in Ukraine are celebrating Easter although the situation in the country remains unstable.

Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.  Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with ALYT Part of the smart-home dream has always been being able to talk with a place of residence… Read More

(Reuters) – American Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to unify world boxing titles when he scored a split decision victory over Beibut Shumenov on Saturday to add the Kazak’s WBA light-heavyweight title to his IBF crown.

messaging-apps-2 If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues, friends and family all prefer different apps, and I use each app in a different way. I don’t think messaging is a winner-take-all market globally. Read More

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed.

clouds Google recently announced up to 85 percent reduction in pricing for its PaaS and BigQuery services. Soon after, AWS and Microsoft followed suit. Welcome to Cloud 2.0. Read More

(Reuters) – Former world number one Luke Donald, back in form after revamping his swing, closed strongly to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday.



Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure

France has been rediscovering a passion for tea, with a recent boom in sales of high-quality scented and non-scented blends.

TORONTO (Reuters) – Sparked by a stinging expletive the NBA playoffs got off to an explosive start as the Brooklyn Nets landed the first blow in a suddenly bitter Eastern Conference first round match-up with a 94-87 win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.

Iran condemns a decision by the US to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charitable foundation and sell proceeds to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan’s most prominent television personalities, has been shot and wounded in the city of Karachi.

Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s title ambitions suffered a major blow with a shock 2-1 home defeat by bottom side Sunderland on Saturday, handing the initiative to Premier League leaders Liverpool who visit lowly Norwich City on Sunday.