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Before The Markets Re-Open, You Should Know About The Monetary Policy Volley That Europe Fired On The 4th Of July

Due to the holiday, almost everyone in the US is blissfully ignoring anything market-related.<p>But actually there were fireworks today, and they emanated from the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.<p>In the words of Citi's currency expert Steven Englander the "<b>ECB, BoE make the world safe</b> …

Stock Markets

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

Google Maps Highlights Street View of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

Google has taken its Maps street view team to London to capture a 360-degree view of the magical world of Harry Potter. Google Map users can now visit the set on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in the UK to view Diagon Alley, the marketplace made famous by J.K. Rowling’s novel about the boy …

Is gold cheap enough to buy yet?

You're cheap. You're so cheap that your clothes went out of style in the Roosevelt administration. Teddy Roosevelt's administration. Cheap. When someone asks you for three cheers, you only give two.<p>So when you look at the price of gold and notice that it's nearly 35% off its record high, you're …

Pandora Goes Beyond Music with Spoken Word: The Comedy Genome Project

Pandora’s personalized playlist algorithm is an effective predictive model for millions of its users. Called the “Music Genome Project,” the company’s 2012 10K says that there are “over 1,000,000 uniquely analyzed songs from 100,000 artists spanning over 500 genres.” And the company takes the job …

The ambitious effort to detect ripples in space

A phenomenon so elusive that one team has to carry out an ambitious mission to prove their even more ambitious mission could possibly work.<p>“Right now, your body is being stretched and squeezed.” So Harry Ward from the University of Glasgow tells me as I try to get my head round the head-scratching …

Physics

Can Google Really Crack The Game Console Market?

Look, we’ve all heard the rumors that Google is toiling away on a smartwatch, and the company has said the Nexus Q isn’t completely dead, so part of that recent report from the Wall Street Journal doesn’t completely out of the blue. That said, Google is reportedly also working on an Android-powered …

NSA Spied on European Union Offices

America's NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the European Union with its spying activities. According to SPIEGEL information, the US placed …

Surveillance

The US Dollar Ended Q2 Strong And Will Probably Get Even Stronger In Q3

That may be fair and good, but it does not appear to have altered the calculation of investors. The US 10-year yield, for example, rose from 40 bp in response to FOMC statement, the updated forecasts and Bernanke's comments. The assurance of the Fed officials saw the 10-year yield surrender about …

Markets