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These are the 10 most powerful brands in the world

Only one technology firm made it into the top 10 — but it wans't Apple. Retail, media, and financial companies dominated the list.<p>Brand Finance evaluated companies by their familiarity, loyalty, promotion, marketing investment, staff satisfaction, and corporate reputation. Using these factors, each …

Advertising

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did what Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates couldn’t

It's been an eventful couple of years.<p>Microsoft has grown its crucial cloud business, released Windows 10 to a much better reception than its loathed predecessor, launched a bunch of great apps for iPhone and Android, and generally made people like it a lot more.<p>But the real victory of Satya …

Microsoft Office

6 old weapons that still serve the military well

Sorry Mike Huckabee, but some old workhorses don't need replacing.<p>During the recent Republican debate, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee chose the venerable B-52 Stratofortress to exemplify how the military was being hobbled by declining defense spending. But as some commentators have explained , …

Military

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Mesmerizing Macro Photos of Cats' Eyes by Andrew Marttila

Philadelphia-based photographer and self-described “crazy cat man” Andrew Marttila specializes in capturing beautifully expressive portraits of adorable felines. His latest work includes a series of macro shots that zoom in on cats' eyes, showing every minute detail of the creature's colorful iris …

Cats

U.S., Seoul pause exercises as North threatens war

Amid threats of war from North Korea, an annual joint military exercise with the U.S. and South Korea was briefly halted, U.S. officials said Friday.<p>The latest developments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared his front-line troops were in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to …

North Korea

Donald Trump: Boston beating is 'terrible'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Friday he "would never condone violence" after Boston police said two men beat a homeless man while making anti-immigrant statements.<p>"Donald Trump was right," the two men said, according to police, as they beat the man with a metal pipe …

Donald Trump

Genetically modified trees are being 'strangled' by red tape

<b>US researchers say it has become "virtually impossible" to plant genetically modified trees in any part of the world.</b><p>They argue that the GM trees are desperately needed to deal with an upsurge in forest diseases and pests.<p>What they term "misguided" concerns about genetic engineering have slowed …

Ecology

Why You Need to Encrypt Your Android Phone Before You Wipe It and Sell It

Android's Factory Reset option is broken and it could compromise your security<p>Of course you're going to factory reset your phone before you give it away or sell it. You don't want all your data sitting on there, right? Unfortunately a new study shows even a full factory reset will leave data behind …