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Raging California wildfire threatens more of Yosemite

A California wildfire that has scorched an area nearly as large as New York City near Yosemite National Park was 20 percent contained Tuesday, officials said. But the raging blaze was expected to move farther into the park and threaten a reservoir that provides most of San Francisco's water.<p>The …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

New Android 4.3 build available for Galaxy S4 Google Play edition (version JWR66V)

A newer Android 4.3 build version has been found for the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition, even though Google is yet to make the new Android update version official.<p>Apparently built on July 11 and leaked a week later, Android 4.3 version JWR66V is available for Galaxy S4 Google Play edition users to …

Firefox OS: Quarterly Feature Releases, Security Updates Every 6 Weeks

With Firefox OS version 1.0 out the door, Mozilla has decided that it’s time to unveil its strategy for new versions. The company is planning to make feature releases available to partners every quarter and push out security updates for the previous two feature releases every six weeks.<p>“As far as I …

Breaking Down The Inertia Around Android And iOS Innovation

As Android closes in on 1 billion activations, the companies grouped around Mozilla’s Firefox OS are asking how, and over what period of time, can we break down the Google/Apple OS duopoly?<p>I got talking earlier this week to Dan Appelquist, of Spanish carrier Telefonica, a keen supporter of Firefox …

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

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Deconstructing Pebble's Mainstream Push

In the smartwatch wars, Pebble technology is the scrappy startup pitted against large, established players with deep pockets. That is why, the company’s partnership with Best Buy (announced earlier this week) is a big deal. According to the announcement, black Pebble smartwatches will be available …