From the Wires

Tiffany claims Costco selling counterfeit rings

CNNMoney: Luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. is seeking millions in damages from warehouse club Costco, alleging the discount retailer was selling counterfeit Tiffany diamond rings.

Meteorite explodes over Russia

Yahoo.com: A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday.

Fast Company names Nike most innovative of 2013

FAST COMPANY: In a list normally dominated by scrappy startups, footwear giant Nike impressed the magazine with its FuelBand and FlyKnit Racer technologies.

 

Lost years due to gun deaths charted by Oregon web dev firm

Oregon web dev company Periscopic was so moved by December's school shooting in Newtown, CT, they decided to use their skills to map gun deaths. A self-described "socially-conscious" data visualization firm, they used FBI-provided 2010 gun death data to create a real-time interactive graph that details the "lost years" victims might have lived.

Their calculated total for the 9,595 people in 2010?

413,908 stolen years.

How sweethearts are made

The Atlantic: The New England Confectionery Company near Boston makes 4 million pounds of Sweethearts in the six weeks before Valentine's Day, with phrases like UR HOT and TEXT ME.

Heinz bought by group that includes Warren Buffett

AP: An investment group that includes billionaire investor Warren Buffett acquired Heinz in a $23.3 billion deal.

Obama pitches universal preschool

Yahoo.com: Two days after his State of the Union pledge to guarantee high quality preschool for every 4-year-old in the U.S., President Barack Obama takes his pitch on the road.

American Airlines and US Airways merge to become world's biggest airline

AP: American Airlines and US Airways merged in an $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline.

Can the new Blackberry overtake the iPhone?

Financial Post: Blackberry's new operating system Blackberry 10 is appealing, but will it be enough to topple the iPhone? Here's how the two compare:

GOP rebuttal becomes "water-bottle gate"

CBSNews: The gist of Sen. Marco Rubio's state of the union rebuttal was lost on the Twittersphere about 11 minutes in, when the visibly overheated senator broke away for a quick sip of water.

Conditions on cruise ship unclear

Yahoo.com: A cruise line says it is making the passengers stranded aboard a disabled ship in the Gulf of Mexico as comfortable as possible, contradicting passenger accounts of filthy, hot conditions and limited access to food.

Intel gets inside TV

Wall Street Journal: Erik Huggers, Intel TV's front man, explains why Intel should lead the charge on making televisions smarter.

European horsemeat scandal prompts raids

Reuters:After horsemeat was discovered in some products labeled as beef, authorities in Britain and France have taken action to determine sources.