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How Android gets to 100% market share

Matt Heiman Contributor<p>Matt Heiman is an investor at Greylock Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Predicting success in startup consumer brands<br>• Why ‘TAM’ doesn’t matter to me<p>Android already commands over 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just under 60 percent in the US. But …

The magic of “Wolf Hall”: The exquisite (and chilling) details that bring history to life

From its masterful acting all the way down to its period-perfect approach to hats and heads, “Wolf Hall” nails it<p>Everyone in “Wolf Hall” is always wearing a hat. Then men wear actual caps—floppy velvet ones, or stiffer, trapezoidal affairs, like this one in the most famous portrait of Thomas …

5 years after BP spill: What's changed in offshore drilling

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As oil gushed from BP's ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Why the eurozone recovery needs German intervention

The latest economic data from the eurozone suggest that recovery may be at hand. What is driving the upturn? What obstacles does it face? And what can be done to sustain it?<p>The immediate causes of recovery are not difficult to discern. Last year, the eurozone was on the verge of a double-dip …

Economics

An alternative 13 best books about science?

What books do you think people should read to understand science - not just its content, but also its history and place in society?<p>Yesterday the Nobel Prize-winner Steven Weinberg offered Guardian readers his 13 best science books for the general reader. It garnered plenty of comments, on the post …

Books

Seneca: A Life by Emily Wilson review – temptation and virtue in imperial Rome

A fine introduction to the life lessons of a Stoical martyr, one who had high ideals and weak flesh<p>The Roman writer Seneca was unusually fixated on his death. Day in, day out, he contemplated not just his end but also, one suspects, his final performance. In Rubens’s painting of his suicide , he …

Italy

Suicide conscript recalls torture by fellow Japanese

The Hagi Uragami Museum in Yamaguchi Prefecture boasts a magnificent collection of ukiyo-e, Oriental pottery and porcelain works housed in a stylish …

Japan

Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – E R Truitt

In 807 the Abbasid caliph in Baghdad, Harun al-Rashid, sent Charlemagne a gift the like of which had never been seen in the Christian empire: a brass …

Convince a generation that Ukip resemble the Nazis and you can make them do anything

There was something genuinely frightening about the disturbance aimed at Nigel Farage and his family this weekend; what’s scary is that there seem to be so many people in our country who think a man having lunch with his family is a legitimate target for such a stunt because of his views. If you’re …

How the Internet of Things Could Power Preventive Treatment of Chronic Diseases.

Few industries could be more impacted by the Internet of Things (IoT) than health care. Our health care system is impaired by rising costs and resistance to innovation. A possible solution? Use the IoT to power early detection and monitoring of chronic diseases.<p>#1. Preventive health care covers too …

Why Britain was wrecked in 1965: Fifty years ago the UK was socially, morally and culturally a very different country. In some ways we are a better people. In others, far worse

One moment that captures how much Britain has changed in the past 50 years was the death on Sunday, January 24, 1965, of perhaps the finest leader in …

United Kingdom

Financial Services Regulators' heads and bonuses roll, punished for suggesting they might Regulate Financial Services.

<b>Standing watch over the British Consumer</b><p>"No good deed ever goes unpunished": A cautionary tale from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for …

15 Essential Apps to Install on Your New iPad

This year the Festivus fairy dropped off a new iPad Air 2. Lucky you. On top of being an excellent piece of hardware, the iPad also offers the most …

Understanding the Great Global Contagion and Recession

<b>Abstract:</b> <i>The Great Global Contagion and Recession was largely the result of a sustained global savings glut combined with excessive monetary</i> …

Pound drops as figures reveal 'unsustainable' current account deficit

Load Error<p>Britain's recovery is more fragile than previously thought, official data showed on Tuesday, as statisticians revised down growth for most …

The Essentials of Buddha Dhamma in Meditative Practice

Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta — Impermanence, suffering and Egolessness — are the three essential characteristics of things in the Teaching of the Buddha. …

Meditation

The Tale of Studio Ghibli

STUDIO GHIBLI, the animation studio behind the Oscar-winning feature film “Spirited Away”, has frequently been described as Japan’s answer to Disney. …

Being an 'Elephant Mom' in the Time of the Tiger Mother

It's okay for parents to nurture, protect, and encourage their children, especially when they're very young.<p>I still remember the first time someone spoke to me about grit. It wasn’t when I lost my dad and saw my mother fall apart.<p>It wasn’t when my mother died, and I felt like I was falling apart.<p>It …

Anime King Hayao Miyazaki’s Cursed Dreams

The twinkly eyed visionary behind Spirited Away expresses some non-magical feelings about making movies and suffering in the documentary The Kingdom …

Mes Aynak, One Of The World's Great Archaeological Treasures, Is About To Be Destroyed

Time is running out to save one of the world’s great archeological sites. On Christmas Day, archeologists who have been working to preserve Mes …

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’<p>Adolf …

Lost languages leave traces on the brain

Babies' brains adjust to listening to a language, even if they never learn it.<p>Our brains start soaking in details from the languages around us from …

Here's what the FCC thought about John Oliver's net neutrality rant

Remember when John Oliver gave the net neutrality issue a hammering on his HBO Show? If you hadn't heard (and we've embedded the segment after the break), Oliver's call to (digital) arms led to internet users collapsing part of the FCC's site with a torrent of comments. But what happened on the …

IBM's new computers may change how we process big data

IBM HQ. INT. DAY.<p><i>An oppressive curtain of rain beats down against the window of this small meeting room in IBM's New York HQ. Two IBM scientists are engaging in excited conversation with a representative from the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY while a third IBM employee sits at one end, removed from the</i> …

The geography of joblessness

IN THE OECD, a club mostly of rich countries, nearly 45m people are unemployed. Of these, 16m have been seeking work for over a year. Many put this …

Vanity Fair: Bangkok - Babylon Revisited

16 October 2014 , Vanity Fair<p>Julian Evans travels to Bangkok to experience the wonders of the expectation-defying city while staying at one of our …

Babylon