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Nokia confirms plans to return to mobile phone market

Nokia is looking for a hardware partner with which to launch new mobile devices by the end of 2016<p>Nokia has confirmed that it plans to re-enter the mobile phone business, and is looking for a hardware partner with which to launch a new device by late next year.<p>Nokia sold its phone business to …

Satya Nadella explains Microsoft's one big mistake — and resolves not to make it again

"[One] big mistake we made in our past was to think of the PC as the hub for everything for all time to come," Nadella says.<p>That worked for a long time. A decade ago, more than 90 percent of devices connecting the Internet ran Microsoft Windows.<p>But the rise of the smartphone, and the attendant …

Walmart Answers Amazon’s “Prime Day” With Deals And Free Shipping

Walmart today announced its intentions to take the wind out of the sails of Amazon’s upcoming “Prime Day,” a one-day event happening on July 15th which will offer Black Friday-like sales and savings for Prime subscribers in nine countries, including the U.S. Walmart’s own membership-based savings …

eCommerce

What the Greek 'no' vote means for the U.S.

The renewed possibility of market chaos puts the White House in an awkward spot.<p>Greek voters on Sunday sent a clear message to their European creditors: Drop dead.<p>In a national referendum, more than 61 percent of Greek citizens voted against accepting the deep spending cuts, tax hikes and other …

The Choice Ahead: A Private Health-Insurance Monopoly or a Single Payer

The Supreme Court's recent blessing of Obamacare has precipitated a rush among the nation's biggest health insurers to consolidate into two or three behemoths.<p>The result will be good for their shareholders and executives, but bad for the rest of us -- who will pay through the nose for the health …

Bruce Schneier: David Cameron's proposed encryption ban would 'destroy the internet'

Last week, the British Prime Minister told Parliament that he wants to "ensure that terrorists do not have a safe space in which to communicate."<p>Strong encryption refers to the act of scrambling data in such a way that it cannot be understood by anyone without the correct key or password — even law …

Liberal Minority Won Over Conservatives In Historic Supreme Court Term

It was a historic term, a surprisingly liberal term — and a nasty term.<p>That's the essence of the tea-leaf reading about the U.S. Supreme Court term that just concluded. Astonishingly — though the court is dominated by conservative justices — the liberal minority, disciplined and united, drove the …

Ted Cruz's 2016 campaign says it's raised more than $14 million

The money comes from more than 120,000 donors who made an average contribution of $81.<p>Presidential candidates are required to report detailed fundraising figures though the end of June to the Federal Election Commission by mid-July, but Cruz is among a handful of contenders who have announced …

Chris Christie accuses Rand Paul of making US 'vulnerable' to terrorism

Chris Christie,Rand Paul,US news,US politics,Surveillance,NSA,Privacy,US elections 2016,Republicans,New Jersey,World news<p>New Jersey governor criticizes fellow Republican hopeful for stance on government surveillance: ‘He is politicizing America’s national security’

Government

Female foeticide, India's 'ticking bomb' | Asia

<b>Bibipur, India -</b> The jubilant young man's arrival brought an abrupt halt to the card game contested by the turbaned group sitting under the tree.<p>He thought he had good news for them: "I've been blessed with a baby girl!" he announced proudly.<p>The response was not what he expected - the group's shock …

China stresses nationalism in war anniversary propaganda push | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Asia, and its fight against Japan, with a stream of movies, concerts, performances and exhibitions, officials said on Monday, in an effort to strengthen “nationalism and culture”.<p>J-11B fighter jets of the …

Shawshank escapee David Sweat will be held in a cell 23 hours a day

After escaping with Richard Matt last month and going on the run for three weeks, Sweat will now be more confined than he previously was in prison<p>The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a …

5 Tips for Running Productive Team Meetings

There are few things worse than walking away from a long and unproductive team meeting.<p>Team meetings are an important element of any work setting, yet they often take too long to get to the point and thus take time away from your productivity. There are few things worse than walking away from a …

Time Management

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Imagine Themselves as Entrepreneurs

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the Rich Dad Radio show, legendary entrepreneur Robert Kiyosaki said, “The worst thing you can teach your kids is to go to school and get a job.”<p>I wouldn't go that far -- if one of my kids wants to be a doctor they’ll need …

Entrepreneurship

New Honda CEO says no plans to help air bag firm Takata fund global recalls | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co’s (7267.T) new chief executive said the Japanese automaker has no plans for now to provide financial aid to Takata Corp 7312.T, the air bag supplier at the center of a costly global safety recall that has dented Honda’s public image as well as its earnings.<p>Honda …

China stocks volatile after Beijing acts to avoid crash

China stocks remained volatile on Monday, despite a series of dramatic steps by officials over the weekend designed to support markets.<p>After opening with a gain of roughly 7%, the benchmark Shanghai Composite closed 2.4% higher on Monday. The smaller Shenzhen Composite, which also started the day …

Ubisoft chief: 'We learned from the mistakes we made with Watch Dogs'

Yves Guillemot admits company raised expectations too high with its 2012 ambitious graphical demo of cyberpunk thriller<p>In 2012, a fallow year for the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles, Ubisoft revealed its latest open-world action adventure – and promptly stole the show. Watch Dogs, a cyberpunk …

Gaming Industry

Amazon's 'Prime Day' sale will have 'more deals than Black Friday'

Amazon's turning 20 on July 15th and will celebrate the occasion by giving you another reason to sign up for Prime. The company is launching Prime Day, a "global shopping event" that promises to have "more deals than Black Friday." Unfortunately, you'll only be allowed to participate if you give …

iPhone 6 Plus explodes in Hong Kong (literally)

The Chinese iPhone market is exploding, but perhaps a bit too literally for one Hong Kong woman, who claims that her 128GB iPhone 6 Plus exploded while being charged — not only separating the screen from the handset, but significantly melting the back cover.<p>The owner says she plugged the charger …

Hacking Team, Which Sells Surveillance Tech To Governments, Exposed By Major Hack

One of the technology world’s most notorious providers of surveillance and intrusion software has found itself on the wrong end of an embarrassing hack.<p>A range of sensitive documents belonging to Italy-based Hacking Team, which is known for working with governments worldwide, appeared to leak out …

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