The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference recommended that the college basketball player who hit a half-court shot for $20,000 at an Oklahoma City Thunder game be allowed to use the money toward his tuition.
With characteristic concern for coolness over commercial viability, Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a new kind of delivery vehicle Sunday night. It’s called an octocopter, and it will fly all by itself, attuned to GPS coordinates, dropping off goods at customers’ doorsteps for same-day delivery.
Peter W. Kaplan, the former New York Observer editor who cast a sardonic lens on Manhattan’s ruling class while still evincing a romantic’s view of the city, has died, the New York Times reported. He was 59.
On Jan. 1, Latvia will adopt the euro, and its lats currency will be no more. Farewell to the bearded Krisjanis Barons, the collector of folk songs who graces the 100-latu note. The Baltic nation is shucking a piece of its heritage because its leaders predict joining Europe’s common currency zone will lead to more trade and prosperity.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire who invested $300 million in Twitter Inc. two years ago, said the company needs to focus on making money after raising $1.82 billion in an initial public offering.