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Greece's Radical Anti-Austerity Movement Just Won Power: Here's What Happens Now

On its own, Syriza has 149 of 300 seats already, beating the centre-right New Democracy by 8 percentage points, more than was suggested by polls last week.<p>After a meeting with the Independent Greeks on Monday morning, Syriza has agreed to form a government. The right-wing but anti-austerity party …

Europe
Wall Street
South Asia

Criticism over Netanyahu visit intensifies

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says the United States shouldn't wade into Israeli politics -- even if the country's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, plans to weigh in on American policies.<p>His comments come days after House Speaker John Boehner announced that …

Foreign Policy

Obama Moves to Protect 12 Million Acres of Alaskan Wildlife

The Obama Administration will ask Congress to protect millions of acres of land in Alaska from a range of human activity including drilling and road …

Forests

Koch event drawing 2016 hopefuls Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Walker

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016.<p>The first-term Republican lawmaker planned to join several other potential candidates at a gathering Sunday in Palm Springs, California, organized by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, who have …

After Senate climate votes, Dems see rift in GOP

A measure linking human activity to climate change exposes a split inside the party.<p>Senate Republicans fended off Democrats’ climate change campaign in the Senate last week, but their strategy exposed cracks in the majority party.<p>Republicans managed to neutralize a Democratic amendment on climate …

Climate

Meet The Man Behind Microsoft's Ambitious Vision For The Future Of Computing

When Kipman took the stage on Wednesday to show off the HoloLens, most of his presentation focused on how the headset helps you virtually create things you wouldn't be able to on a traditional computer.<p>Kipman has been with Microsoft for about 15 years, and on Wednesday he showed off what has been …

Augmented Reality

When Marissa Mayer Became CEO Of Yahoo, She Let Thousands Of Employees Ditch Their BlackBerrys For 'Real' Smartphones

In his book on Yahoo and Mayer's tenure as CEO there, Nicholas Carlson writes that Yahoo employees were still issued BlackBerrys instead of modern smartphones like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3.<p>Mayer believed Yahoo needed to transition into a "mobile-first" company, and its employees should be …

Advertising

Pay T-Mobile $5 per month to get deep discounts on smartphones

T-Mobile is announcing its latest "uncarrier" move today. You can now opt to pay $5 a month for exclusive access to discounts when upgrading to new devices. The service is called Score, and some of the deals are pretty appealing.<p>If you're a Score member for 12 months, you'll unlock deals on …

Mobile

Dell Says It's Ready For Apple's Next MacBook Air

Dell is ready for any new MacBook Air Apple throws at it this year.<p>Donnie Oliphant, Director of XPS Product Marketing, fully expects Apple to up the ante this year with a thinner, lighter design.<p>“We definitely believe that the next MacBook Air is going to be a very aggressive design,” he said in a …

MacBook Air

Israel Grows From Startup Nation To Exit Nation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and is the Chief Editor of Inside3DP. He writes about startups, technology trends and politics.</i><p>Thanks to a string of big exits over the past year, Israel’s technology companies are moving the country from a startup nation to an exit nation.<p>With nearly …

Venture Capital

Renren's Investments In Innovative Tech Startups Look To Boost Core

Chinese social networking site Renren has been making steady investments in tech startups as it seeks to broaden its revenue stream, become profitable, and boost its stock price.<p>All of these new investments led by CEO Joseph Chen have been far afield from its core business in social networking, and …

Startups

Facebook Is Testing A Simple App For Low-End Android Phones

Not content with spinning out apps for stickers inside Messenger, Groups and new addition Rooms, Facebook has launched another standalone app. Facebook Lite, which some may recall as a simplified version of its mobile website from 2009-2010, is specifically designed for low-end Android devices in …

Emerging Markets

Coinbase Set to Open First Bitcoin Exchange in the US Today

<b>Update:</b> <i>Coinbase Exchange is now live.</i><p>Bitcoin wallet service Coinbase will launch the US’ first Bitcoin exchange later today, reports The Wall Street Journal.<p>The news comes just days after the Winklevoss twins announced their plans to open a Bitcoin exchange this year.<p>The Coinbase exchange will …

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

Business Development

New Apple partner IBM prepares for another round of layoffs

<i>Update: Downplaying reports about the size of its impending layoffs, IBM says it will let go of only “several thousand people,” not the much-larger number reported by Forbes. We’ve updated this story and its headline to reflect IBM’s statements.</i><p>Things aren’t going well for IBM. Six months into its …