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'Very troubling': Analysts question the way Apple describes its data

From 2007 until now, the iPhone was a miracle product that set its own rules. It had a monopoly on the iPhone experience and the iOS software inside it. That made Apple immune to price competition from Android, and consumers bent to its power: the iPhone costs about $700 on average, globally. Even …

Qué hay detrás de la histórica caída de ingresos de Apple

Durante los últimos 13 años, en tiempos buenos y malos para la economía, la empresa tecnológica Apple logró que sus ingresos superaran o, al menos, se igualaran a los del período previo.<p>La magia se ha roto. Por primera vez desde 2003, el gigante tecnológico sufrió una <b>caída en sus ingresos.</b><p>La …

Bad drivers are a good indicator of a corrupt government

Traffic accidents kill 1.25 million people per year, and it’s well-known that those deaths are disproportionately in low- and middle-income countries. Over at CityMetric, writer James O’Malley has added an interesting wrinkle, by showing a correlation between the number of traffic fatalities in a …

Corruption

Google charged by EU in Android monopoly lawsuit

Google is facing a huge fine and major disruption to the way it does business after European officials filed new antitrust charges against the company.<p>The European Commission said Google was abusing its market position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network …

Android News

"El mundo inmobiliario me parece mediocre y mezquino", dice Alejandro Aravena, el chileno que ganó el "Nobel de arquitectura"

Con su cabello alto, algo despeinado, y su mirada intensa uno podría pensar que es el líder de una banda de música <i>indie</i>.<p>Pero no. El chileno Alejandro Aravena es famoso en otro ámbito: es <b>la nueva estrella de la arquitectura mundial</b>.<p>Aravena, de 48 años, acaba de recibir el <b>premio Pritzker</b>, algo así …

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

Urban Design

Innovative Companies Get Their Best Ideas from Academic Research — Here’s How They Do It

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>Since World War II, the U.S. has been an innovation superpower. In virtually every advanced field, whether it’s information technology, biotechnology, agriculture, or renewable energy, America holds a leading position. Other nations may challenge in one field or another, but no …

3 secrets to dramatically increasing your earnings

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>I was broke until I discovered a secret formula I'll share with you.<p>Paycheck after paycheck, there was too much …

Personal Finance

Quiénes son los propietarios de los clubes de fútbol europeos y cómo se han hecho ricos

El <b>RCD Espanyol</b> de Barcelona se convirtió la semana pasada en el último club de las grandes ligas europeas de fútbol que pasa a manos de <b>inversores</b> …

6 things to know about the gender pay gap

Equal Pay Day is April 12 this year.<p>It symbolically marks how long into the new year full-time working women need to work until their earnings can catch up to what full-time working men earned the year before.<p>Here are some key facts about the gender pay gap:<p><b>1. Women generally earn 79 cents for</b> …

Gender

Solteras a los 27, el drama de las "mujeres sobrantes" en China

"Siempre pensamos que nuestra hija tenía una gran personalidad. Pero ella es sólo un promedio en los estándares de belleza, no muy bonita. Es por eso que ella es una 'mujer sobrante'", dice una madre sentada junto a su hija, que trata de contener las lágrimas.<p><b>"En la cultura china, respetar a los</b> …

Why U.S. Natural Gas Prices Should Double

Natural gas prices should double over the next year.<p>Over-supply plus a warm 2015-2016 winter have resulted in low gas prices. That is about to change because supply is decreasing (Figure 1).<p>Total supply–dry gas production plus net imports–has been declining since October 2015* because gas …

Oil & Gas Industry

Growing a Nation Won't Always Grow Its Economy

On June 23, the U.K. will vote on whether to withdraw from the European Union. This is a momentous decision, with far-reaching economic and political …

Economics

The Panama Papers Could Lead to Capitalism's Great Crisis

It’s hard to know where to start in tallying up the explosive revelations in the Panama Papers, an analysis of leaked documents from global law firm …

Por qué hay niñas en Nicaragua que temen ir al baño en la escuela

"En la escuela no me gusta ir al baño. Así que mejor me aguanto", dice resignada María.<p>Es un nombre falso, pero tiene 8 años y vive en una zona rural de Chinandega, en el nordeste de Nicaragua, a unos 150 kilómetros de la capital.<p>Cada día camina cinco kilómetros para llegar al sencillo centro …

Panamá Papers: filtración de documentos revela los paraísos fiscales de los ricos y poderosos

Una enorme filtración de documentos confidenciales reveló cómo personas adineradas y poderosas usan los paraísos fiscales para ocultar su riqueza.<p>Once millones de documentos fueron filtrados de una de las compañías más reservadas del mundo, <b>la firma legal panameña Mossack Fonseca</b>.<p>Dichos documentos …

Antiturismo: viaje a una de las zonas más peligrosas de Lima

El guía de turismo nos saluda con una pregunta amenazante al llegar: "¿creen que los van a asaltar?".<p>Tres turistas y yo iremos con él en un "shanty town tour" o en castellano, un tour por los barrios marginales de Lima, llamadas pueblos jóvenes o asentamientos humanos. Será un paseo por las áreas …

What’s the probability that a significant p-value indicates a true effect?

If the <i>p</i>-value is < .05, then the probability of falsely rejecting the null hypothesis is <5%, right? That means, a maximum of 5% of all significant …

Data Science