Wendy Jackson

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Smartphone market continues to grow, 5"+ handsets shoot to popularity

<i>Canalys</i> has been collecting various bits of smartphone market data for the first quarter of 2014, so let’s take a look at how our favourite industry has fared so far this year.<p>As you might have expected, Android continued its dominance over the global smartphone market, with 81 percent of all new …

Mobile

Survey finds battery life is most important for iPhone owners

A new survey, reportedly taken from a sample of 50,000 smartphone users around the world, reveals the reasons consumers made the phone purchasing decisions they did.<p>According to IDC’s findings, battery life is the number one most important factor when it comes to choosing a smartphone — coming …

Windows Phone

This tiny startup thinks it can challenge Costco and Walmart with just $6.5M and an app

Boxed, an e-commerce company that offers Costco-like discounts on macro-sized quantities of bulk items, is expanding.<p>The company announced today that it has raised $6.5 million in a Series A round of funding, led by Greycroft Partners.<p>Boxed doesn’t have quite the selection that Costco has, with …

Ahead of IPO, Alibaba targets counterfeit items

Company is reportedly sweeping its listings, finding counterfeit items and removing them from its e-commerce pages.<p>E-commerce giant Alibaba, which recently filed for an initial public offering in the US, is taking aim at counterfeiters and pirates who sell products through its e-commerce …

eCommerce

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …

Penelope Cruz

Mexican troops 'kill Zetas cartel founder Mellado'

<b>Mexican security officials say one of the founders of the Zetas drug cartel has been killed in a gun battle in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas.</b><p>Galindo Mellado Cruz is accused of being one of the original members of the Zetas, which first emerged as a group of enforcers for the Gulf cartel.<p>The …

Mexico

Clay Aiken's Democratic rival dies suddenly

Singer Clay Aiken's chief rival for the Democratic nomination for Congress died unexpectedly Monday, about a week after primary voting.<p>Keith Crisco, 71, a former North Carolina secretary of Commerce, died "after an accidental fall" at his home in Asheboro, N.C., according to a statement from his …

Santa Maria Found? Wreck May Be Columbus’ Sunken Flagship

The leader of an undersea expedition says a pile of wreckage on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, off the north coast of Haiti, may well mark the spot where Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, sank in 1492.<p>"All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly …

Archaeology

Orthodox Jews Protest Upcoming Pope Visit To Last Supper Site In Jerusalem

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews gathered on Monday at a Jerusalem holy site Pope Francis is due to visit during his Holy Land trip May 24-26.<p>The Cenacle is the reputed site of Jesus' last supper, but it also resonates with Jews as the tomb of King David and with Muslims as the place of a 16th century …