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How visualising data has changed life… and saved lives

Big data, infographics, visualisations – the pop words of a modern phenomenon. But while information accumulation has become a 21st-century obsession, our generation is not the first to discover that a picture is worth a thousand words, as a new British Library exhibition will reveal.<p>Revelling in …

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according to the latest batch of leaked Snowden documents, as seen by Dutch …

Instagram May Be Launching A Private Messaging Feature Soon

Now, sources tell GigaOm that Instagram is getting ready to launch a new private messaging feature inside the visual content sharing platform, which will also include group messaging.<p>One of the most frustrating things about Instagram is the inability to contact a member privately; you have to say …

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

Sony isn't the only one that had a fantastic next-gen console launch. Microsoft has just announced that it, too, sold through one million Xbox One game systems in less than 24 hours. It's not a direct comparison, however: Microsoft launched in 13 countries, while the PlayStation 4 racked up one …

After Spiking to $900 And Crashing to $450, Bitcoin Is Now Back Over $700 And Creeping North

In the last few days Bitcoin has dazzled, with record highs and steep declines. Though Bitcoin fell more slowly from its peak than I expected, the currency did manage to shed half its value in a roughly daylong period. So that likely caused a few people to sweat.<p>But we’re back, baby! After slipping …

20 Critical Dos and Don'ts of LinkedIn Networking

LinkedIn is constantly changing. Here is a current list of 20 proper ways to build your network without offending or embarrassing yourself.<p>More and more LinkedIn looks like the winning social media tool for business networking. Whether you are trying to grow your reach, find content, explore …

Networking

The No.1 Reason Why People Fail And 9 Ways To Change It

It can be really annoying and frustrating. You get up early, you roll up your sleeves, you are working really hard all day long, day after day… yet, …

How to Squeeze Two Days of Work into One

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For any entrepreneur, especially those with other responsibilities, like school, a day job or family, being a master of time management is a necessity.<p>As a second-year student at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., I am …

Time Management

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about team building, product insight, and good design

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made an appearance at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco today to have a fireside chat with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. During the hour-long conversation, Mayer spoke about her experience relating to teams, the impact of design on products, and how she helps empower …

Nokia Microsoft mobile deal gets shareholder go ahead

<b>Shareholders of the phonemaker Nokia have agreed to sell their mobile phone business to technology giant Microsoft for 5.4bn euros ($7.2 bn; £4.5bn).</b><p>The deal goes ahead despite objections from some investors who opposed the sale of a Finnish asset.<p>Regulators must clear the sale, but is expected to …

Microsoft Xbox One review roundup: powerful, but not the finished article

Microsoft's Xbox One console goes on sale at midnight on 22 November in the UK, as part of its wider global launch. It's going head-to-head with Sony's PlayStation 4 – as well as the newly Super Mario 3D Worlded-up Nintendo Wii-U – in the next-generation console battle.<p>So, is it any good? The …

An 'iPad Maxi' With An 'Ultra High Definition' Display Could Launch Early Next Year

Do you find the iPad Air too small? Help could be on the way in just a few months. A 13-inch "iPad Maxi" could launch in early 2014, according to The …

Apple: 12.9in iPad to arrive in March?

Apple’s all set to release a larger screened iPad in the early part of 2014 with a 12.9in-sized device reportedly on the horizon.<p>Unnamed sources in …

9 Tips for a Better Company Culture

Companies aren't built by individuals, they're built by teams with complementary skills. But recruiting good talent is half the battle — you also …

How JP Morgan’s record settlement could hurt struggling homeowners in Detroit

JP Morgan agreed earlier this week to pay out some $13 billion after it, and two banks it bought, sold investors nearly $1 trillion-worth of the dubious securities at the heart of the financial crisis. While the settlement is record-breaking, it’s in some ways less than meets the eye—and it might …

Finance

Beer cans are finally getting the creative designs they deserve

While canned beer has long outsold bottled beer, cans have traditionally been considered downmarket. But aluminum packaging rose in stature in the early aughts when it was embraced by a new class of US craft breweries. Even bigger brands have caught on, pushing innovative designs that would be …

Alcohol