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Are men and women hardwired for different skills?

Grandmaster Nigel Short has suggested women's brains aren't suited to chess. Is it true, or just another case of neurosexism?<p>For a top-ranked chess player with an enviable ability to think strategically, it was an uncharacteristically rash move. Nigel Short <b>just claimed that men and women had</b> …

Hillary Clinton

Cyanogen and Microsoft team up to put Skype, Office, and more on Cyanogen OS

<i>Correction 10:15 a.m. PDT: Only some Cyanogen OS devices will ship with Microsoft’s apps preinstalled.</i><p>Today Cyanogen, the company that wants to “take Android away from Google,” announced a major partnership with Microsoft. The deal will see a number of Microsoft apps — Bing, Skype, OneDrive, …

Cost of living: Australia tops Deutsche Bank's global list of expensive countries

Australia still tops the chart as the world's most expensive country, even as a sliding Australian dollar reduces local prices in US dollar …

Revenue Gap Between iOS And Android Apps Grows, Thanks To China

Due to Android’s sizable market share, Google Play apps have historically led iOS apps in terms of the number of downloads, while iOS apps have consistently beat out Google Play apps in revenue. But according to new data out this morning from app store analytics firm App Annie, that gap is still …

Ivanhoé teams up with Blackstone for move into Australian market

Canadian real estate giant Ivanhoé Cambridge is making its first investment in Australia with a modest deal that gets its toes wet in one of the world's rising commercial property markets.<p>Ivanhoé, the property unit of pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is partnering with U.S. …

ANZ lending giant wins appeal in credit card fees case

<b>One of Australia's biggest lenders, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), has won an appeal against a landmark court ruling that some of its fees for late payments were unfair.</b><p>The class action suit, one of the largest in Australia, began in 2010.<p>Some 43,500 customers claimed the lending …

Google searched and Apple watched in ATO tax audit

Apple, Google, and Microsoft have all admitted that they are being audited by the Australian Taxation Office.<p>Three major tech companies giving …

Australian Taxation Office

Asia is becoming the global epicenter of corporate corruption

Asia is quickly becoming the main target of US efforts to crack down on international corruption. The region is the focus of more than 100 ongoing probes under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which criminalizes bribery by companies and individuals outside of the United States, according to a …

Budget 2015: Treasurer Joe Hockey hints the Government will be introducing a bank deposits tax

Treasurer Joe Hockey has hinted the Federal Government will push ahead with a tax on bank deposits while blaming the Labor government for the budget …

Australian dollar dives sharply, iron ore continues fall

The market is now pricing in a 35 per cent chance of a rate cut in April.<p>Many economists are forecasting two rate cuts from the Reserve Bank of …

Stock Markets

Anti-Censorship Service Greatfire Is Under Attack

Greatfire, a service that monitors blocked websites in China, is suffering from a DDOS attack that is sending 2.6 billion requests per hour to its servers – a 2500% increase in traffic – with the aim of destroying the business.<p>The company is currently seeing $30,000 in bandwidth fees per day and …

Government investigators wanted to sue Google after finding 'real harm to consumers' back in 2012

FTC staffers concluded that Google's "conduct has resulted - and will result - in real harm to consumers and to innovation" in the online search market and the search giant's actions resulted in "significant harm" to its rivals.<p>The probe was originally launched due to allegations that Google was …

Revolutionary new mobile battery delivers double the juice

Whether it’s the iPhone 6, the Apple Watch or some other hot piece of tech, battery life is one of the most commonly criticized aspects of today’s devices.<p>That may be about to change, however, courtesy of a University of Michigan spinoff company called Sakti3, which has developed a new type of …

Alibaba’s Jack Ma shows how you'll be able to buy things simply by taking a selfie

One of those innovations was revealed Sunday night, when Ma introduced a new project Alibaba has been working on lately: a facial recognition technology for mobile payments.<p>According to Re/code, Alibaba is working on a new technology called "Smile To Pay" that will allow users to make mobile …

Beijing Censors Viral Film On Chinese Pollution

The film had garnered over 100 million views before being pulled from the internet.<p>An independent documentary on China's extreme pollution problem that had gone viral in the country was blocked by Beijing authorities on Saturday.<p><i>Under the Dome</i>, a 103-minute film by independent reporter Chai Jing, …

Australian dollar falls sharply after strong US jobs figures

The Australian dollar was punished on international markets overnight after stronger than expected American employment figures.<p>The local currency was worth US77.12 cents on Saturday as it continues to track close to its lowest point for six years.<p>The price of oil, gold and iron ore also fell after …

Economics

Hard-hitting Smog documentary blocked by China

"Under the Dome", an independent documentary produced by former Chinese state media journalist Chai Jing, was no longer available on popular mainland video sites, including Youku and iQiyi, as of Saturday afternoon.<p>A link on Youku's website that previously led to the video now prompts the message: …

IPhone 6's popularity drives Apple's China share to record

All important meetings at Salesforce must include at least 30% women, says CEO

The lack of women is even sadder when it comes to technical roles inside of tech companies — the people actually building the products and services these companies sell. Women are half the population, but make up only about 20% of these roles.<p>Salesforce, the biggest tech employer in the city of San …

Apple granted patent to use wireless strength map data for vehicle navigation

Image copyright Claycord News and Talk.Apple was issued a patent on Tuesday for vehicle navigation technology that can take wireless signal strength …

Mobile Devices

Facebook's most important tech project has launched its first startup

And the startup, named Coolan, is following very closely in OCP's game-changing footsteps.<p>Coolan was founded by Amir Michael, the former leader of Facebook's hardware design team who worked with Jay Park to build Facebook's Prineville data center, one of the greenest data centers ever designed. …

Switzerland and Australia sign a joint declaration on the introduction of automatic exchange of information in tax matters

(March 3, 2015)<p>On March 3, 2015 the Swiss Federal Department of Finance (FDF) as well as The Hon Joe Hockey MP (Treasurer of the Common Wealth of …

Apple may be about to hurt Google's search business

Google's search deal with Apple — which makes Google the default search engine on Apple's mobile devices — is up for renewal this year.<p>Because Apple and Google do not get along, Google investors are worried Apple will dump Google as the default, thus hammering Google's mobile ad revenue.<p>Analysts at …

Antivirus Maker Avast Is Latest Overseas Tech Firm Blocked In China

Popular security software company Avast is the latest overseas technology company to get caught in China’s censorship net after users began reporting that its service and website were blocked inside the country.<p>Data from GreatFire.org shows that Avast.com has been unavailable in China since Sunday. …

Barack Obama's go-to career advice is perfect for anybody who has felt stuck

When asked a penetrating question — "When is the time you felt most broken?" — the commander-in-chief gave a telling answer.<p>"I first ran for Congress in 1999, and I got beat," he said, "I just got whooped."<p>It was a dark time for Obama, who was then in the Illinois legislature. Though he was working …

Apple officially wants to be recognized as a car maker

Whether Apple is actually building a car, or it’s just a controlled leak to show that the company has more planned after the Apple Watch, isn’t known yet. What is sure, though, is that Apple is now legally covered if it wants to slap its name and logo onto an automobile.<p>Using its regular law firm …