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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he’s gay

In a country where more major-league athletes have come out than top CEOs, business leaders said Cook’s disclosure was an important step toward easing anti-gay stigma, particularly for employees in the many states where people can still be fired for their sexual orientation. Cook said he considers being gay “among the greatest gifts God has given me” because it has ... Read More »

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West’s most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week. Investigators also say they suspect 21-year-old Casey Nocket of New York state is responsible for the paintings and drawings on rocks in national parks, which ... Read More »

Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com’s low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. […] if you’re searching for anything from beauty products to books, here’s a look at some Amazon-like deals to take advantage of: Though it made its name as the world’s ... Read More »

Facebook $21.8 Bn WhatsApp Acquisition Lost $138 Million Last Year

There was never any doubt that Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp — now valued at $21.8 billion — was about gaining users before profits. And still, a new regulatory filing lays bare the profound unprofitability of the messaging service for which Facebook traded a full tenth of its market value. WhatsApp reported a meager $10.2 million in revenue last year, according ... Read More »