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Canadian dollar distances further off six-year low on weak US data

The Canadian dollar rose against the greenback on Wednesday as the Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said more rate cuts may not be needed to …

Business (Canada)

Money Talks For Summit Yakking Between North And South Korea

Talk is not cheap when it comes to organizing a summit between North and South Korean leaders.<p>South Korea’s former president Lee Myung-bak writes that the late Kim Jong-il put a $10-billion-dollar price tag on an invitation for Lee to come to Pyongyang for what would have been the third North-South …

South Korea

Stock markets end a downbeat January

Shares of hamburger chain Shake Shack sizzled on Friday following its IPO while Amazon’s rallied after a strong earnings report. But a few bright …

What Jay Z's $56M Bid On Swedish Streaming Service Means For His Empire

Jay Z isn’t the world’s most tech-oriented musician, and he’s never been shy about that fact. He has no verified Instagram account, rarely tweets and once bragged: “Might crash ya internet / And I ain’t even into that!”<p>So the news that he placed a $56 million bid on Aspiro, the Swedish parent …

Music Industry

Four CEOs Share Ways To Put Entrepreneurial Spark Into Your Business

Here’s an idea. Take four chief executives of successful companies and ask them for their secret of how to capture, harness and harvest entrepreneurial flair inside a business. Here’s what resulted.<p><b>Start A Business By Meeting A Strong Personal Need</b><p>Leah Busque, a software engineer at IBM, discovered …

Entrepreneurship

America needs to stop wasting billions of dollars on 'mansplaining' every year

There's a phenomenon out there known as mansplaining — which The Atlantic's Lily Rothman describes as "explaining without regard to the fact that the explainee knows more than the explainer, often done by a man to a woman."<p>It's not the only kind of 'splaining (other popular forms are …

Mad Men

10 best, 10 worst S&P 500 stocks so far in 2015

Zuckerberg to investors: If you only care about money, don't buy Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg has a clear message to Facebook investors: If you don't like the idea of initiatives like Internet.org, then get out of the …

How Elite Daily's 20-something founders sold their startup to Daily Mail for ~ $50 Million in cash

But when Daily Mail's US CEO Jon Steinberg was first told to meet with Elite Daily in June, he blew it off.<p>Steinberg had been approached by prominent venture capitalist Alan Patricof at an event. Patricof asked Steinberg to consider advising Elite Daily, a media startup in which he had invested. …

Advertising

A new multibillion-dollar market for Microsoft Windows is about to go crazy

It's like Windows XP deja vu all over again, but this time, the beloved operating system is Windows Server 2003, which runs on computer servers and was first rolled out 12 years ago.<p>Microsoft is ending technical support for WS2003 on July 14, and computer makers like HP and Dell are licking their …

Windows Server

Google paid white hat hackers more than $1.5 million last year to find bugs

The company started its Security Rewards Program in 2010 to encourage security researchers to search for and report bugs and security flaws.<p>That big payout went to more than 200 different researchers, Google says, with the largest single sum — $150,000 — going to a 17-year-old who found and fixed …

White Hat

Austrians rue starting fashion for Swiss franc mortgages

VIENNA (Reuters) - The surging Swiss franc has dealt a double blow to homeowners in Austria, home of the trend for borrowing in the Swiss currency that has devastated mortgage holders across eastern Europe.<p>In the early 1990s, people living in the west of the country who crossed into Switzerland to …

Economics

The iPhone may be starting to steal Android's lower-income customers

Apple has begun clawing back market share from Android, which has for years dominated the mobile phone market. For a long time, iPhone was the phone of the most wealthy consumers, and Android served everyone else. But Apple's record-breaking iPhone sales suggest that lower-income people now feel …

Swarovski-covered 20th Anniversary PS4 on eBay for £2000

The owner of a super-rare limited edition 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 has customised their console and placed it back on sale - for £1999.<p>Ebay …

Gaming Consoles

The End of Console Competition and the New Game Development Era in China

The price of the Xbox One, which was released in China in September 2014, got slashed recently in an effort to preempt demand for the globally dominant PlayStation 4 (PS4), which has yet to launch in China due to an unexplained delay. But thanks to some corporate restructuring, once the PS4 does …

China

2017 Jaguar F-Pace SUV Spy Photos

<b>What It Is:</b> Jaguar’s first SUV—sorry, <i>crossover</i>—testing in production-ready form wearing some razzle-dazzle camouflage to protect its modesty. As we learned at the 2015 Detroit auto show, the tallest-ever Jag will be called the F-Pace; while the name is slightly awkward, the crossover won’t be. …

Jaguar Land Rover

Meet the man behind these military-grade drivers

Stretch your mind back and you might remember during London Collections: Men that we posted a picture on our Instagram account which not only …

The Good, The Bad And The In-Between Of 2K's 'Evolve' Alpha

Public alphas are becoming the norm for big upcoming games in order to generate hype, acquire feedback and fix technical problems. Which of those things a particular alpha is geared toward depends on the game, as some alphas and betas these days seem more like glorified demos than anything. …