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Swedish foreign minister: Twitter ban is stupid

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister has taken to Twitter to tell Turkey its efforts to block access to the social media network were "stupid."... Read more...

Here’s how Apple figured out the extra $2.19 billion it wants from Samsung in court

Here’s how Apple figured out the extra $2.19 billion it wants from Samsung in courtTo determine how much individual software features were worth as part of its multi-billion dollar lawsuit, an Apple-paid expert surveyed less than 1,000 consumers about imaginary smartphones and tablets, and included features that weren't even on trial. Another expert then estimated billions in fees for theoretical negotiations that might have occurred between the two companies, as well as how many smartphones and tablets Apple might have

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Profits at Nigeria's Fidelity Bank drop 58 pct

Nigeria's Fidelity Bank said on Wednesday its pretax profit fell to 9.03 billion naira ($54.75 mln) in 2013 from 21.34 billion naira the previous year. However, the mid-tier lender increased gross earnings to 126.9 billion naira from 119.1 billion naira in 2012, it said in a statement. Fidelity Bank proposed a dividend of 0.14 naira per share, which it will pay on May 2, down from 0.21 naira paid a year ago, but unchanged from the 0.14 naira... Read more...

Jury awards George Wallace $1.3M in Vegas lawsuit

Jury awards George Wallace $1.3M in Vegas lawsuitLAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada jury on Tuesday awarded $1.3 million in damages to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he said he suffered while performing at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007.

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GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllers

GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllersThe idea of the gamepad is so entrenched in our mind, it's easy to forget that there are other ways to play video games. No, we're not talking about the PC gamer's keyboard and mouse, or even the traditional arcade stick -- but custom, purpose built controllers made to augment a specific experience. At GDC 2014, we found an interactive gallery full of them.

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Ukraine to get help from new EU support group

The European Union plans to set up a special support group to help Ukraine stabilize its precarious economy and political situation, an EU diplomat said on Tuesday. Concern is growing that Moscow could be preparing for further military action in Ukraine and on Tuesday U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces of... Read more...
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