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Why Japan has more old-fashioned music stores than anywhere else in the world

For many people, the days of wandering into a store, browsing the shelves, and walking out with music stored on plastic are a distant memory. In Japan, however, the CD is still king.<p>Globally, 39% of all music sales are physical CDs and vinyl, but in Japan, the figure is double that. It helps make …

Japan

Citigroup and AT&T are in a trademark fight over the word 'thanks'

The bank has had a program called "ThankYou from Citi" since 2004, for which it has multiple trademarks, according to Consumerist. Citi claims that AT&T's new AT&T Thanks program violates its trademark.<p>Citigroup wants AT&T to stop using the words "thanks" or "thank you" and asked for a preliminary …

An insider talks Apple Watch development: engineering versus design; innovation; secrecy

Bob Messerschmidt is in a good position to talk about the development of the Apple Watch. It was his heart-rate sensor startup that Apple bought for use in the Watch, and the company then hired him from 2010 to 2013 to work on the project. An interview with Messerschmidt by <i>FastCo</i> provides a …

This lawsuit against Pokémon Go isn't as crazy as it might sound

Scott Dodich and Jayme Gotts-Dodich have a clear message for the <i>Pokémon Go</i> players who have invaded their local park and private cul-de-sac in St. …

Why Taylor Swift is Asking Congress to Update Copyright Laws

"It involves continuously finding more ways to save and downsizing. And trying to keep ahead of the decline basically," Rosenthal says. "I had 11 …

Google Search

Top 10 Free Business Plan Templates For Small Businesses

If you are struggling to transform your startup ideas into action than it’s a wonderful thought to start an entrepreneurial career. All you need to …

Small Business

Supreme Court to hear Samsung’s appeal over Apple design patent case on Oct. 11

Back in March, the Supreme Court stated that it would hear Samsung’s appeal in the company’s never-ending design patent battle with Apple. While Apple had urged the Supreme Court not to hear the case, saying that Samsung “had its day in court,” it was revealed on the court’s website today that the …

Does The Myth of Meritocracy show us how to alleviate inequality?

James Bloodworth's new book suggests ways to tackle the nebulous problems of UK poverty.<p>“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything …

Income Inequality

Patent-free electric bus charger is 4x faster than Tesla's Supercharger - 10-minute charge gets 48 km

Historically, range anxiety and long charging times have been among the consumer reservations when it came to the adopting of electric vehicles on a …

Alternative Fuel

A terrible myth is surrounding millennials and entrepreneurship

The share of people under 30 who own a business has fallen by 65 percent since the 1980s and is now at a quarter-century low, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Federal Reserve data.<p>These statistics go against the typical media portrayal of an American start-up: a phone app built in an …

This blind Apple engineer is transforming the tech world at only 22

Apple engineer Jordyn Castor has never been one for limitations.<p>She was born 15 weeks early, weighing just under two pounds. Her grandfather could …

Fifty years later, the Miranda decision hasn’t accomplished what the Supreme Court intended

Fifty years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down the landmark case <i>Miranda v. Arizona</i>. The decision requires police to inform suspects of their constitutional rights to remain silent and obtain an attorney before being questioned.<p>Miranda remains perhaps the most well-known case in criminal law, …

This week in patents: Charge your phone with your hand, Amazon patents conversations, and more

Autonomous or self-driving cars are almost ready to be deployed on the roads across the world. One use of these cars is that they can be used to build an autonomous taxi service (an automated Uber). In fact, Uber has been working along with Ford and Google to develop such a service.<p>This week Ford …

Understanding one of the most critical Supreme Court cases of the year: HB2 and the fate of abortion access in Texas

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is the most important abortion case in decades<p>Many in Texas are playing a familiar and fraught waiting game. June is the month of Supreme Court decisions and this year the Court is considering the most important abortion case in decades, Whole Woman’s Health v. …

The Sad Hypocrisy of the Clockwork Orange YouTube Lawsuit

Like many who first heard the news last weekend, I don’t admitting that I was moved by a video uploaded by YouTuber Lewis Bond. Seeing someone scared …

Remixes

Q&A: How Samsung Embraced Innovation to Become a Global Master of Brand Marketing

Even Samsung's top marketing executives like Younghee Lee admit it wasn't long ago that consumers thought of the company as "boring and monotonous," …

Advertising Industry

Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups

Josh Guttman Contributor<p>Josh Guttman is a partner at SBNY, formerly Softbank Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Impending Opportunity In Real Estate Technology<p>I’ve spent more and more time in Toronto over the past few years and learned there’s more to this city than Drake calling it home …

Startups