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Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect.<p>Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of …

💚🌳💀 my favourite tree has died

American singer-songwriter #BobDylan turns 75 today. This photo by W. Eugene Smith @eugenesmithfund was taken circa 1965. On his 1965 tour, Dylan played well known songs including 'Mr. Tambourine Man', 'Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right' and 'The Times They Are a-Changin'. Dylan's music has continued to be influential for more than five decades. © #WEugeneSmith

The Rise and Fall of Nokia: How One Inventor Left His Mark on Mobile

<i>Christian Kraft</i> <i>recently left his position as Principal Innovation and User Experience expert at Nokia Beijing, having spent 14 years previously as</i> …

Microsoft officially gives up on its ambitious plan to bring Android apps to Windows

It's an abrupt setback to Microsoft's effort to juice up its struggling mobile platform by building various "Windows Bridges."<p>The idea was to make it easy for developers to bring their wares into the Microsoft Windows Store app market , helping alleviate its poor selection compared to the Android …

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The UK's games industry is now worth almost £4.2bn

It's common knowledge now that the video games industry is one of the biggest on the planet, but how much does it bring in to the UK's economy? The …

Facebook India's Managing Director Steps Down

Facebook's managing director in India Kirthiga Reddy is stepping down.<p>Reddy, who leads Facebook’s global sales efforts in India, announced in a post on the social network on Friday that she will be leaving the position she has held for six years. She plans to officially depart within six to 12 …

German watchdog wants user data considered before approving Internet mergers

<i>(Reuters) –</i> The vast troves of consumer data held by big Internet companies should be scrutinized in merger probes because they have a big impact on competition, the president of the German antitrust watchdog told a newspaper.<p>“Until now, markets in which no money flows and in which no revenues are …

Visa's new developer program has hundreds of APIs for mobile payment solutions

Visa is introducing a new developer program aimed at accelerating mobile payments, and will be opening the technology behind its platform up.<p>Dubbed Visa Developer, the program will provide access to account holder identification technology, as well as p2p payment solutions. It will also lean on …

FinTech

Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat

The takeout shakeout continues apace. Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator to make the main business more profitable. Today comes the latest move on that front. Rocket …

Startups

Steve Ballmer talks about the current state of Microsoft, his Twitter investment, and how sports tech can help the Clippers

<i>Microsoft has made some notable changes since his departure, in practice and rhetoric, including an enthusiastic embrace of cloud computing and a more cooperative stance toward computing platforms from other companies. The market seems to like the change: The stock price has gone up around 40% in</i> …

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All Is Not Well In VMware's Cloudy World

VMware is facing an uphill battle in driving vCloud Air’s adoption among enterprise customers. Launched with much fanfare in 2013 as vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), the platform failed to take off. It’s quickly turning into a liability for VMware. The recent developments in the company clearly …

Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test in history

If you live in China and you've been on WeChat, there's a decent chance you've come across or at least heard of chatty teenager named Xiaoice.<p>Xiaoice …

Online Learning: An Intensive Bachelor's Level Computer Science Program Curriculum, Part II

Last month, we published a piece providing a basic template for a bachelor’s level computer science curriculum composed entirely from college or …

Oddball machine makes 'analog' techno music with vinyl records

Many techno DJs are used to playing music on vinyl, but creating it? That's another matter. However, Graham Dunning has found a wonderfully strange way to make that idea work. His Mechanical Techno device produces full-on dance tracks by driving several heavily modified records at once with a …

How Google Aims to Dominate Artificial Intelligence

Crafting human search algorithm may soon be over after <b>Google</b> announced a new artificial intelligence referred to as <b>RankBrain</b>. It is meant to process …

The car of the future is 'the most powerful computer you will ever own'

The chips inside driverless cars will be as powerful as those used in some supercomputers, according to Danny Shapiro, senior director of automotive at Nvidia<p>The car of the future will be the most powerful computer you will ever own, packing the processing power of a supercomputer into a box the …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the …

IDC Predicts Turmoil For CMOs In 2015

Late last year IDC’s CMO Advisory Service released its 10 predictions for the next three years. Kathleen Schaub, vice president of the practice, summarized the findings this way, “Our theme for the coming year is turmoil versus transformation. There’s a lot of activity going on and some people are …

Marketing

2015: Montblanc Just Got Smarter

Montblanc starts the New Year with a smart move: just two hours into 2015, the brand unveiled the new Montblanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap watch line.<p>Mind you, since Jerome Lambert (previously CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre) took over the helm of Montblanc in late 2013, we have seen many great …

Five Books To Help Millennials Keep Their 2015 Resolutions

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning (@stephdenning), who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i><p>New Year’s Eve is synonymous with new resolutions. Except rarely are the resolutions new. Every year, most of us <i>renew</i> the same resolutions we set the last time around. As a …

DragonBox

A game almost as addictive as Angry Birds, DragonBox combines first rate art design and smooth game mechanics to teach the basics of algebraic thinking. At first glance, it seems like DragonBox is tricking kids into learning algebra. It’s not. Kids are actually doing algebra from the moment they …

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A Guide To A Programmer's New Year's Resolution: Coding Faster With Fewer Bugs

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How do I train myself to code faster and with fewer bugs?</i><p><i>Answer by Martin Michelsen, infrastructure engineer, on Quora</i><p>Keep practicing. Always practice, never test – if you judge yourself on how long it takes you to write or debug something, or how many …

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