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The World According To Vladimir Putin

The worldview of Russian President Vladimir Putin could be summed up along these lines:<p>Moscow's precipitous decline in global influence since the Soviet breakup must be reversed. Russia must be respected as the dominant power in former Soviet republics like Ukraine. Russia is entitled to a strong …

All of Art & Science Has Culminated in Kate Upton's Zero-G Bikini Shoot

Behold the pinnacle of human invention. <i>Sports Illustrated</i> had the fantastic idea to shoot supermodel Kate Upton into the sky and then film her while …

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10 Things To Do At Work At The Start Of 2014

A couple of weeks ago I laid out 13 tips for wrapping up 2013 and preparing for the new year at work. My expert sources suggested that you complete outstanding projects, establish new goals, reflect on accomplishments, get organized and tie up loose ends–among other things.<p>Now, as you return to the …

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …

How To Prepare For 2014 At Work

Whether you have a few days off or you’re working right through the holidays—there are a few things you’ll want to do around the office before 2013 comes to an end.<p>“Sometimes this depends on your industry or job, but I think all professionals–no matter their role–can use this time of worldwide …

Smarty Ring Sends Smartphone Updates to Your Finger

One ring to rule them all — or at least manage all of your incoming smartphone alerts.<p>That's the idea behind Smarty Ring, a Bluetooth-enabled …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

How to Head Off Burnout

Burnout can take a toll on your mind and body causing you to suffer symptoms of exhaustion, anxiety, and even depression. If you do not take stock of …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

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Here's Why Finland Is A Great Place To Run A Startup

The country is home to successful startups like Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, Nokia, and multibillion-dollar gaming company Supercell.<p>Here are just a few reasons why Finland seems to be a great place to have a startup.<p><i>Disclosure: Finnish funding agency Tekes and Finnfacts, a non-profit media</i> …

Nest Protect: Another Unloved Appliance, Reborn - David Pogue

'Invisible Girlfriend' Startup Provides Fake Love For A Price

Invisible Girlfriend, a new company recently created at Startup Weekend St. Louis, has emerged as the solution for those without a significant other — providing potential subscribers with options such as text messaging, "emergency interaction," gifts, and a relationship status change on …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

Like the web before it, the internet of things will be all about . . . cats!

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Google’s machine learned pretty quickly that the internet is about a bunch of …

Who Will Own The Next Great Instant Messaging Service?

The social media era was about what we make public. Now, it's about what we don't. The race to own the next great back channel.<p>Instant messaging is the center of the internet. Everything else is a temporary distraction.<p>The case for this is strong: Every company that has ruled the internet in the …

Africa's first start-up bus hits the road

<b>Imagine a bus, jam-packed with uber-geeks from different countries, taking on a four-day brainstorming marathon across Southern Africa.</b><p>Well, imagine no more because it has just become a reality.<p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessSolving a game of hospital TetrisHow do game companies share …

Can Thinkspace Pioneers Unearth Coding Prodigies?

Fresh from launching their drop-in coding ‘Thinkspaces’ for schools, teenage entrepreneurs James Anderson, Kamran Malik and Jordan Earle have announced an off-shoot project as they strive to unearth the next Mark Zuckerberg.<p>Thinkspace is a dedicated area in schools to encourage students to learn …

WhatsApp Emerges As The Leading Mobile Messaging App

<i>Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider Intelligence that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post.</i><p>The findings are based on a survey conducted by On …

Apple Spends $578 Million On Rumored Sapphire Glass Feature For iPhone 6

Practically everyone reading this will have heard the reports about the lengths Apple will go to in order to ensure that its products are on the cutting edge of industrial design.<p>Well, to those reports you can add the one which suggests that Apple recently paid a total of $578 million — more than …

Yet another European country says that Google is breaking the law

The Netherlands is one of the most liberal societies in the word, and one that treasures openness. Many people don’t close the curtains in their windows; passersby are simply expected to resist the temptation to look in. But today the Dutch concluded that Google has been doing a lot more than …

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What’s neXXXt: Juniper initiates research on ‘rising’ mobile adult content industry

Markets in everything, indeed.<p>While the sex trade may lay claim to being the world’s oldest profession, it’s also always on the forefront of modern technology. Some have even claimed that porn was the key factor in the VCR format wars between Betamax and VHS in the 1980s and the subsequent battle …

Gionee Elife E7 boasts most sensitive 16MP camera, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800

Gionee isn't exactly a name that you'd come across in the Western market every day, but this time, the Chinese company has big global ambitions. The latest proof is its Elife E7, a 5.5-inch 1080p Android phone that boasts two titles: it's the first known phone featuring the 2.5GHz flavor of …