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Microsoft brings back the traveling salesman with new WeWork partnership

WeWork has long been a place for small startups and solo entrepreneurs to grab a desk and get to work, all with the flexibility of month-to-month payment. But today has signed on a rather huge client in the form of Microsoft.<p>WeWork and Microsoft are starting the “City as a Campus” partnership, …

Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s newest console

Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox One S systems have struggled to keep up with the more powerful PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles, with …

Apple fires back at Spotify over app update dispute

Apple has fired back after Spotify took the company to task for rejecting an app update.<p>In a letter sent by Apple's top lawyer, the Cupertino company …

Apps

Brazil's Interim Government Just Lost Its Third Minister in a Month

Brazil’s interim government lost its third cabinet member within the space of a month on Thursday, with the country’s tourism minister resigning …

'Mass rape' video on social media shocks Brazil

<b>Brazilian police are hunting more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and of putting video of the attack on social media.</b><p>The girl, 16, believes she was doped after going to her boyfriend's house on Saturday and says she woke up in a different house, surrounded by the …

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

Starshot: Russian billionaire and Stephen Hawking want to use lasers to send tiny spacecraft to nearby star

This is not your granddad's moonshot. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking have announced Breakthrough Starshot, a $100-million initiative to develop spacecraft that would send probes all the way to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system.<p>These nano-craft would have to …

Space

5 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacking for ransom is on the rise — on pace to beat out last year's figures — and hits people where it hurts, locking them out of …

FBI Drops iPhone Case Against Apple After Outside Hack Succeeds

"The government has now successfully accessed the data."<p>A mysterious method suggested by a third party appears to have allowed the FBI to hack into the iPhone belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the attackers in last year’s shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., prompting the agency to withdraw …

Oracle wants $9.3 billion in damages from Google

This comes from court documents filed in the case, Niccolai reports, and it confirms what Business Insider previously learned about Oracle's plans to ask for billions in damages.<p>Oracle and Google have been duking it out in court for years over Android's use of certain parts of Java, a programming …

Android News

Drunk passenger charged £102 for £15 journey after Uber driver takes 20-mile detour around London

Daniel Kaizen fell asleep during the minicab ride home and almost 'spat out his tea' when he awoke to see the route his driver took.<p>An Uber driver charged a drunk passenger £102.17 for a journey, after taking him on a 20-mile detour around London while he slept.<p>Daniel Kaizen ordered a minicab from …

North London

Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of</i> <i>The Obstacle Is The Way</i><i>, the founder of</i> <i>Brass Check Marketing</i> <i>and gives</i> <i>monthly book recommendations</i> <i>to 30,000 people here.</i><p>Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: …

CIA document from the 60s details how to take better photos of UFOs

As we all learned from X-Files, the truth is out there. Or, in this case it might be hidden somewhere in 130,000 formerly classified documents from the US Air Force’s (USAF) UFO investigations between 1947 and 1969.<p>Using the Freedom of Information Act to file over 5,000 requests, on everything from …

Huge Number Of Critical Flaws Revealed In Apple, Android, Linux And Oracle Systems

Now would be a good time to update your smartphones, PCs and servers. Hundreds of vulnerabilities, many of them critical, have been revealed this week affecting millions of devices, including Apple iPhones, Google Android smartphones, Linux machines and Oracle business systems.<p>An iOS 9.2.1 update …

Information Security

US-Saudi relations are being put to the test

This week, tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been magnified by the Saudi execution of an outspoken Shi'ite Sheikh, Nimr al-Nimr.<p>This has resulted in a growing diplomatic crisis between the United States and Saudi Arabia.<p>We should not expect that this incident will lead to a breaking of …

This chart shows the most popular websites around the world

Goldman Sachs' annual compendium of its 100 best charts from the year is a treasure trove of information on pretty much everything.<p>One chart that jumped out at me while I was browsing was the one below that shows the top 15 websites in 11 big countries from around the world. Google is the clear …

Estonia is making it easier to cross borders digitally

Imagine if becoming a resident of another country was as simple as opening a Dropbox account?<p>Digital citizenship may now be on the horizon thanks to innovations like Estonia’s first-of-its-kind experiment in e-residency, which gives non-citizens an Estonian digital identity.<p>For Estonia, technology …

Border Crossings

Europe’s Other Crisis: A Digital Recession

You may have heard that Europe is in a state of crisis. This has nothing to do with an influx of refugees, or Greek debt, or even the future of the European Union. The crisis we speak of has even more severe consequences for Europe’s global competitiveness. In our research on the state and pace of …

CrowdSuit Wants To Help You Get Even With Your Phone Company

We all know telecoms are evil.* But as an individual, there’s rarely a way to fight back.<p>Enter CrowdSuit, a new company that aims to help phone customers seek legal redress against phone companies even when they cannot file class action suits. Telecoms increasingly are including a contract …

Telecoms

Turnaround Management: Does Your Company Need A New Captain?

Karine Allouche Salanon Contributor<p>Karine Allouche Salanon is the CEO of Pearson English Business Solutions.<p>When thinking of business “turnaround,” names like McDonald’s and Samsung come to mind as they struggle to navigate the changing market and waning consumer interest. Yet, a business at any …

Management

How email became the most reviled communication experience ever

<i>By John Pavlus</i><p>It wasn't until I heard that a colleague had nuked his personal email account—on purpose, for good—that it hit me: <i>Email is the most reviled personal technology ever.</i> Mat Honan, the San Francisco bureau chief at <i>BuzzFeed</i>, was so fed up with email that he did the 21st-century equivalent …

David Foster Wallace

Uber drivers are employees not contractors, California rules

Uber has appealed a California labor commission ruling that declared employees of the ride-sharing company are employees and not contractors.<p>In its ruling, the California labor commissioner said Uber is “involved in every aspect of the operation”, negating the company’s longstanding claim that its …

San Francisco

The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling

A new report into U.S. consumers’ attitude to the collection of personal data has highlighted the disconnect between commercial claims that web users are happy to trade privacy in exchange for ‘benefits’ like discounts. On the contrary, it asserts that a large majority of web users are not at all …

Philip Zimmermann: king of encryption reveals his fears for privacy

The creator of PGP has moved his mobile-encryption firm Silent Circle to Switzerland to be free of US mass surveillance. Here he explains why<p>When Philip Zimmermann was campaigning for nuclear disarmament in the 1980s, he kept an escape plan in his back pocket. The inventor of the world’s most …

Privacy

Why Today’s Automobile Industry Looks A Lot Like IBM in 1985

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tien Tzuo is the co-founder and CEO of Zuora.</i><p>With the number of mobile phone subscriptions shortly expected to exceed the total global population, what is the next great connected device going to look like? Hint: It’ll have four wheels.<p>Gartner predicts that there will be 250 million …

Almost everything we think we know about Osama bin Laden’s death is a lie, reports Sy Hersh

Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of US Navy SEALs was nothing at all like the official accounts given by the United States government and military, according to a controversial article in the London Review of Books by veteran investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh:<p>Rather than hiding in …

National Security

Sony brings game streaming to PlayStation 3

PlayStation Now comes to older console<p>More than a year after it was first announced, Sony is bringing cloud gaming service PlayStation Now to PlayStation 3. The subscription and rental service will become available on Sony's older console on May 12th, and will offer a 7-day free trial to people who …

Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rami Essaid is CEO and co-founder of Distil Networks, a bot detection and mitigation company.</i><p>On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the web to …

Here’s what the Mars One CEO had to say about all the backlash against the mission

Mars One, the company planning to send people on a one-way trip to Mars, has been battered with criticism in the past couple months.<p>The most recent example is a blistering story written by Elmo Keep and published in the online magazine Matter earlier this week after Mars One finalist Josh Roche …