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Sandisk’s 200GB MicroSD Card Will Turn Android Phones Into Portable Hard Drives

The world's highest capacity MicroSD card<p>Let's face it: Storage devices aren't exactly the most exciting pieces of hardware. They either work or they don't. And when they don't work, they can cause major headaches. For the last decade, SanDisk has prevented those type of headaches by providing some …

Qatar Airways buys 10% of British Airways owner IAG

International Airlines Group,Business,British Airways,Airline industry,Travel & leisure,Qatar,Middle East and North Africa,World news<p>Move will cement what is already a close commercial relationship between British Airways and the airline

Why A Good Story Is The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Sell

Start selling stories, not products or solutions, and you’ll connect to your consumer on a deeper level.<p>The fascination with stories has been a hallmark of mankind across cultures.<p>From the cave paintings of Neanderthal Man to the hieroglyphics of the Egyptians to the Greek epics that were handed …

The Brain

The top ten technology disasters of 2013

Travel disruption, cancelled operations and unpaid wages - we look at the top ten technology disasters of the last year, compiled by the head of a company which roots out potential software glitches<p>As this hall of shame shows, IT disasters can be damaging, disruptive and downright dangerous. And a …

Russia does not pretend to be moving towards the West. The assumption of shared goals and values is over. Rather than responding to Western criticism with irritated pleas for patience and understanding of national specifics, it simply ignores it. As an alternative, Vladimir Putin points to the East, hailing China's rise as a colossal chance to catch its "wind in the sails of our economy" http://econ.st/17nSVxf

Samsung’s Bizarre Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Gets Detailed Before Official Launch

Samsung is getting ready to pull the curtain on its curious Galaxy Gear smartwatch (well, among other things) in just a few days, but what’s a major product unveiling these days without a slew of last-minute leaks to ruin the surprise? To that end, VentureBeat recently got what may be the first …

Productivity Future Vision (2011)

Flipboard Magazines Can Now Be Enjoyed on the Web

Inside Flipboard / July 23, 2013<p>Since the launch of Flipboard 2.0, more than 2 million magazines have been made about every topic imaginable, from …

Flipboard Magazines for JOBS Film Launch

Inside Flipboard / July 26, 2013<p>While the movie JOBS doesn’t arrive in theaters until August 16, on Flipboard the anticipation for the film that …

Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman chose the morning of the last day of July to announce his biggest investment ever, a $2.2 billion bet his Pershing Square hedge fund made to take a 9.8% stake in Air Products & Chemicals. Then things fell apart. http://bit.ly/15wjkaG

Famous corporate logos, remade with a dose of shameful truth: http://f-st.co/Eg3HCjT

RBS expected to appoint New Zealander Ross McEwan as chief executive

RBS could appoint insider Ross McEwan as its new chief executive as soon as today, with the bank in late-stage talks with City regulators.<p>Mr McEwan, a New Zealander who heads the taxpayer-backed lender’s retail operations in the UK, is widely considered the leading candidate to take over from …

This is not a dongle. But what, exactly, is?http://f-st.co/MXrdWHk

Irwin Simon built the world's largest natural foods company -- and hit an economic home run for New York State. Now he plans to spend more than $100 million a year on acquisitions to double Hain Celestial's U.S. sales to $2 billion. Juice cleanse, anyone? http://bit.ly/13jLxhm

As Israeli and Palestinian politicians lurch toward peace talks, entrepreneurs have been quietly taking action. Inside the partnerships that may save the Middle East. http://bit.ly/13jJoSZ

Amid growing regional unrest, authorities in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, have in recent years sought to allocate public sector jobs to Emirati nationals. This drive towards "Emiratisation" accelerated markedly on July 4th when the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, Abu Dhabi's top policy-making body, fired almost all its foreign staff http://econ.st/1diDbvd

Microsoft And Oracle Will Announce Major Cloud Computing Partnership Next Monday

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, its Azure chief Satya Nadella and Oracle’s president Mark Hurd are holding a joint press conference next week, just two days before Microsoft’s Build developer conference is scheduled to kick off in San Francisco. The press event follows Oracle’s earnings call that …

Defending champion Rafael Nadal moved closer to an historic eighth French Open title Friday when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3/7), 9-7 in a titanic semi-final. http://www.sport.co.uk/tennis/rafael-nadal-vs-david-ferrer-french-open-final-match-pre/4264320/

The tedious business of mortgage servicing is now the sexiest profitmaker on Wall Street. http://bit.ly/12CCVmq Photo: Jay Bray has rebuilt Nationstar around mortgage servicing.

Make the most of being your own boss

More and more people are joining the ranks of the self-employed – but it can also make your finances more complicated.<p>Are you a micro-business? As a report by Lord Young last week stated, firms with fewer than 10 employees now make up 95pc of all businesses. Many are on a truly tiny scale – limited …

How to get an early look at the new Google Maps with a bit of cookie know-how

We had the opportunity to grab an early look at the new and refreshed Google Maps, but not everyone is as fortunate; you either had to be an I/O attendee or hope you received an invitation after requesting one. However, a tipster has sent <i>Android Police</i> a set of instructions that'll let you get in …

Basketball's most dominant player is also crushing the competition in stores, outselling his nearest rival's sneakers 6-to-1 in the U.S. Nike generated $300 million in domestic retail sales in 2012 for LeBron James' shoes.