Madhukant Patel

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Amazon Fire Phone

If you’re in the market for an upgrade or just want a new phone, there’s another contender for your money. The long rumored smartphone from Amazon is …

How to manage all your financial affairs from a $20 mobile phone

“I feel like a caveman who’s just been handed a Bic lighter,” reported Charles Graeber, a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek who recently went to Nairobi to check out M-Pesa, Kenya’s dominant mobile-money provider.<p>M-Pesa, which allows Kenyans to send each other money via a simple text message, is …

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Ford builds ‘lightweight’ Fusion concept

A lighter Ford Fusion, like any lighter car, is something enthusiasts have been championing for years. And on the surface, Fusion Lite sounds like …

Iraq shows that the global economy needs Saudi Arabia again

The US shale oil boom is said to be reducing the world’s long-running dependence on Saudi Arabia. But the upheaval in Iraq appears to be reviving the kingdom’s centrality to the global economy.<p>Iraqi militants yesterday attacked Baiji, a large oil refinery that serves a quarter of the country’s fuel …

IOC awards Japan TV rights in 4-games, $1b deal

LONDON (AP) — In another sign of the increasing Asian and Japanese financial influence in the Olympics, the IOC sold the Japanese broadcast rights …

Disability Insurance: The Overlooked Employee Benefit

Does your pay stub include the cryptic three-letter code LTD with a tiny dollar amount that’s deducted each pay period? It stands for long-term disability insurance, and it pays to have it to provide for your family when you can’t work because of an injury or an illness like cancer. But many …

Facebook's Slingshot App Sure Looks A Lot Like TapTalk

Facebook's Slingshot messaging app is oft-compared to Snapchat in regards to the app's function, but many have pointed out the app's aesthetic similarities to another popular app, TapTalk.<p>TapTalk is a video and photo app that was released earlier this year, well before Facebook's Slingshot app. …

Argentina's last debt card is a doomsday scenario

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government is finally preparing to negotiate a payment plan for the $1.5 billion in bad debts and interest …

21 Times Advertisers Were Diabolical Geniuses

The spirit of Don Draper lives on.

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