Top Rank lawyers review piracy issues over megafight streaming

The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao welterweight championship fight on Saturday in Las Vegas was expected to generate 3 to 4 million pay-per-view buys at nearly $100 each, but thousands also watched the boxing match for free thanks to Twitter’s video-streaming app, Periscope. Lawyers for Las Vegas-based Top Rank, the fight’s co-promoter, were looking into the alleged piracy Monday.

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Buyers snap up 358 acres of land in BLM auction

Bidders bought just more than half of the acres on the market in Tuesday’s Bureau of Land Management auction. The federal agency offered 598 acres for a minimum of $29.7 million across Southern Nevada. Developers and investors purchased 358 of the acres for $19.2 million.

Apple Pay debuting at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Apple Pay is debuting on the Strip this summer at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. By early June, the resort’s front desk, concierge, restaurants and bars will accept the new payment method, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Las Vegas company OK’d to fly drones for news coverage

A company that is leading the commercial drone industry in Nevada has received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle to gather news images. Las Vegas-based ArrowData, a division of Bowhead Systems, became the first operation in the country to receive approval to use drones for electronic news gathering or “aerojournalism” as the company is calling it.

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State must invest more money in higher education

An educated citizenry contributes to an improved quality of life for all. At the college level, the money to pay faculty and keep the lights on comes from tuition and fees, workforce and research grants, and state dollars. However, state funding for the eight institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education decreased dramatically, by nearly 30 percent, during the Great Recession, from a high of $683,818,577 in 2009 to $472,368,017 in 2013.