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Twitter Acquires Photo-Sharing Website Twitpic's Domain And Photo Archive

Photo-sharing service Twitpic announced today an agreement had been reached with Twitter which will give Twitter ownership of the Twitpic domain and its expansive photo archives.<p>Twitpic founder Noah Everett announced the news in a company blog post.<p>We weren't able to find a way to keep Twitpic …

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America stems the flow of funds – just as China stalls and the eurozone risks going backwards

Janet Yellen of the Fed is winding down its quantitative easing programme, but might she soon have to wind it up again?<p>There is growing unease as the US central bank prepares to turn off its printing presses. Over five years the Federal Reserve has pumped almost $4.5 trillion into the US economy, …

Why income inequality is America’s biggest (and most difficult) problem

It’s time to take take America’s wealthiest down a peg — but how?<p>Bold prediction: Rising inequality of income and wealth will be the most important political battleground over the next few decades.<p>Just take a look at the figures. The share of income accruing to the top 1 percent increased from 9 …

Which Big Retailer Hasn't Reported a Major Breach -- Yet? - Bloomberg

Every week it seems, another major U.S. retailer says it's been hacked. Today, Staples said it was investigating a potential credit-card breach. Two …

Starting Up, Then And Now: Why Branson Believes Business Life Is Better Today

Did entrepreneurs have an easier time starting up a decade or so ago?<p>It’s a sentiment I’ve heard echoed many times by today’s entrepreneurs, and one that is rather puzzling, given the technological advantages that modern business startups have.<p>Yet it seem it is the rapid pace technological …

Can you tell a millionaire from a billionaire?

Ever dreamed of becoming a millionaire, or better, a billionaire? Those who have succeeded have done so through a combination of intelligence, resources and hard work.<p>But plenty of ordinary people have these qualities and that still doesn’t guarantee them the jackpot. What is it in their DNA, then, …

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Complex Data Analytics, Put Simply

Nobody needs to be told that data is becoming more complex. Every user realises that all forms of information are becoming richer, faster and more fine-grained. These truths of course mean that information management becomes more complex which is why we use data management platforms (such as …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …