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Nest-thermostat

Google has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest, the business behind the smart thermostat and smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash.

Nest was founded by Tony Fadell, a former Apple employee who is credited with being the brains behind the iPod, in 2010. Fadell will continue to run Nest and the company will operate as a standalone brand under Google.

source: Mashable

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source: Mashable

Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around Colorado reported first week retail sales when added together, were roughly $5 million.

Colorado, the first state to allow retail recreational marijuana sales to adults age 21 and older, has projected nearly $600 million in combined wholesale and retail marijuana sales annually. The state, which expects to collect nearly $70 million in tax revenue from pot sales this year.

source: HuffingtonPost

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 1/5/2014

#2. Beyonce – Beyonce –  130,000 (503,000)

#3. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – 55,000 (1,781,000)

#11. R. Kelly – Black Panties – 31,000 (269,000)

#15. Drake – Nothing Was The Same – 24,000 (1,368,000)

#17. Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience Complete – 20,000 (801,000)

#18. Childish Gambino – because the internet – 16,000 (173,000)

#21. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 14,000 (1,246,000)

#36. B.o.B – Underground Luxury – 9,000 (63,000)

#39. Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience – 9,000 (2,436,000)

#41. Yo Gotti – I Am – 8,600 (120,000)

#65. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city – 5,900 (1,132,000)

#69. Kanye West – Yeezus – 5,600 (630,000)

#76. Jay Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail –  5,300 (1,104,000)

#148. 2 Chainz – B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime – 3,300 (221,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousand for units above 10,000, nearest hundred for units below 10,000.

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