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Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton

Banks Are Hiring A Bunch Of IT Experts, And It's Going To Reshape Wall Street

LONDON (Reuters) - The investment banking industry is heading into a digital revolution that could redraw not only its business model but also the traditional image of its staff.<p>Stuck with dwindling profits in an era of poor returns and heavy regulation, the likes of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

Asia’s richest man is betting $1.26 billion on the trash crisis

Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, is pouring money into burning trash. The real estate tycoon is leading a consortium to buy Dutch waste treatment company called AVR for $1.26 billion (pdf) from private equity groups Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and CVC Capital Partners. AVR is the biggest …

As Spain Falters, Spaniards Look to Latin America

I sat inside La Cerveceria Nacional in Mexico City with a Mexican economist named Rodrigo and Javier, a Spanish marketing professional who works for Telefonica, Spain’s largest telecommunications company. Rodrigo, who recently returned to Mexico after finishing a graduate-level economics program in …

Proper Social for Glass in Public?

At the TNW conference here in Amsterdam, Robert Scoble sat with Andrew Keen to discuss the privacy implications of the Google Glass hardware project.<p>TNW’s early discussions of the Glass project strayed toward the lurid quickly, with one of our employees noting that the devices could be used to …

The Winklevoss Twins Say They Own 1% Of All Bitcoins

"An array of speculators have now bid up the price of the Bitcoin to the point where the outstanding supply of the digital money was worth $1.3 billion at last count. The Winklevii — as they are popularly known — say they own nearly 1 percent of that, or some $11 million."<p>There are 10.8 million …

Google Glass infographic – how it works

If, like me, you’ve been trying to figure out just how Google Glass works then you’ll definitely want to check out this insightful infographic created by Martin Missfeldt. The infographic is a handy, albeit brief glimpse at the hardware setup, including camera, microphone, and speaker locations, …

Google Glass

Samsung launches GALAXY S 4 TV ads showcasing features

Samsung’s GALAXY S 4 is quickly approaching, and it’s expected to launch at the beginning of next month, with pre-orders starting later this month. …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

60-inch Apple TV to come out later this year

60-inch Apple TV will sell for $1,500 to $2,000, analyst says. The 60-inch Apple TV will also have wireless 'mini-iTVs' that can receive video around …

Apple’s iMessage Encryption “Impossible To Intercept” For Surveillance Purposes, Claims DEA Report

Apple’s iMessage text messaging replacement and chat service has frustrated U.S. federal agents looking to get access to suspect communications, a new report from CNET reveals. According to government documents obtained by the news source, iMessage and its encryption are not vulnerable to existing …

iMessage DDoS attacks foreshadow a bigger threat

Recently, several iOS developers became victims to an iMessage DDoS attack that crashed their app and inhibited their devices. The attacks were …

Smartphones sales surge, along with antisocial behavior

US Trademark Office says the “mini” in iPad mini is “merely descriptive”

Apple has until July 24 to modify its trademark application and resubmit.<p>Apple's application for the "iPad mini" trademark must be more descriptive …

Bring Your Own Tech to School... and Become a Hacker!

Getting a new computer is quite a traumatic experience for me. On my personal Mac Mini (vintage 2009) I have all my favorite apps installed and all my folders and files just where I like them. I have all my accounts, system settings, network settings, and fonts customized and optimized. It took me …

WHO'S HIRING? These 10 Tech Companies Have The Most Job Openings

It helps to know which companies are hiring.<p>But more than that. It helps to know which companies have lots of openings. The more employees they need, the better your chances to get the job you want at the salary you want.<p>With that in mind, we asked job search site Indeed.com to sift through its …

Clean tech startup Choose Energy grabs $4M from Kleiner Perkins

While the options for clean energy are growing for U.S. consumers, it’s not always easy to see what your options are, which is something clean tech startup Choose Energy is focused on.<p>Today Choose Energy announced it’s closed a new $4 million round of funding to help advance its web service that …

Meet The 3 CEOs Of Samsung, The Most Important Tech Bosses You've Never Heard Of

The company also promoted two of its presidents to CEO.<p>J.K. Shin, the company's mobile boss, and Boo-Keun Yoon, the appliances boss joined current overall CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon.<p>That's right. Samsung now has three CEOs.<p>However, the move appears to be more of a title bump for Shin and Yoon than a move to …

Hideo Kojima Announces 'Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain' [Updated]

<i>Please read the update below for clarification on Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain.</i><p>Hideo Kojima showed up at his GDC event this morning head fully wrapped in bandages. That was the final giveaway that Moby Dick Studios was a ruse, and that <i>The Phantom Pain</i> was a Metal Gear game.<p>Turns out, it was …

Oil Billionaire Batista's Fortune Has Slipped By $600M In Six Days

More bad news for Eike Batista, the year’s biggest billionaire loser: all of his companies lost money in 2012; combined losses of the companies in his EBX group jumped 146%, reaching $1.25 billion. Batista’s net worth fell $600 million in just the past six days as stocks in his companies continued …

BlackBerry's $98M Q4 Profit Surprised Everyone. But There's Bad News Too

BlackBerry booked a surprise profit in the fourth-quarter, but other signs clouded optimism that the smartphone maker’s efforts to reinvigorate itself are working better than thought.<p>Blackberry earned $98 million, 22 cents a share, up from a $125 million loss, 24 cents a share. Analyst had expected …