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Cubie Introduces Carrier Billing to its Android App

Cubie, the drawing-themed mobile messaging app from Taiwan, has taken a big step to monetizing its service after it launched direct carrier billing for mobile payments in more than 40 countries worldwide.<p>The new payment system allows Android users to buy Cubie’s virtual items — ‘stickers’ (aka rich …

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

It's time to face the music as a manager: You don’t always have all of the right answers. Your “it’s my way or the highway” approach to management …

Employment

CIOs: innovation? What innovation?

New survey of 2,000 chief information officers finds widespread inability to innovate; and a lot of concern about finding and retaining skills. Top …

Brian Ritchie: Violent Femmes Bassist Turned Tasmanian Tea Slinger, Japanese Bamboo Flutist

How a few side gigs with his former band led to a post-rock career as an arts entrepreneur and tea shop owner.<p>The Violent Femmes bassist has officially chosen the most non-violent alternative career path ever known to man: purveying tea. But that doesn’t mean he’s lost his rock ‘n’ roll edge. Now …

Flying cars: Radical concept design aims high

An ambitious firm has revealed their plans for a new type of personal air transport vehicle that takes off and lands like a helicopter. Will the idea fly?<p>I received an email this week from a researcher based in Los Angeles, who I wanted to interview. “I hope to be back before 4pm,” it read. “Of …

Aviation

Wireless bio-absorbable circuits could kill bacteria

Remote-controlled, dissolvable electronic implants have been created that could help attack microbes, provide pain relief and stimulate bone growth.<p>The spread of bacteria resistant to antibiotics – popularly called superbugs – is threatening to put the clock back 100 years to the time when routine, …

Nanotech

Uncovering The Private Life Of A President In “Hyde Park On Hudson”

Director Roger Michell tackles FDR’s secret romance (and a public visit from royalty) in the Bill Murray-starring feature.<p>Most people who saw <i>The King’s Speech</i> back in 2010 were charmed by the story, the unlikely collision of characters, and the way Colin Firth’s King George VI was humanized through …