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LG G2 Review

The smartphone market may be saturated with high-end devices, but on Android what “high-end” means changes practically every day. The growth in both …

Phones

Motorola Wants To Make Phonebloks A Reality

One of the inherent problems with smartphones is that they are disposable and, thus, prisoner to trends. Few phones are designed to last more than …

Justin Power Case iPad Case Review

If your name is Justin, then I apologize that Innovative Technology is massacring your name like this. Then again, you probably deserve it. Why …

A Portable Bluetooth Speaker That’d Look At Home On “Mad Men”

“The last 25 years of consumer electronics have been mostly dominated by a design aesthetic I think you could classify as futuristic or techie,” says Adam Schwartz, cofounder of the company Otis & Eleanor. “Just because you’re working in new technology doesn’t mean your design has to look like a …

Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

Eight Awesome After-School Snacks | Kitchen Explorers

When my kids get home from school, and they’ve sufficiently littered the floor with their backpacks and shoes, the first thing they do is race to the …

Sainsbury's threatens court over Tesco price comparison

<b>A battle between rival supermarkets Tesco and Sainsbury's over price comparison promotions may go to court.</b><p>Sainsbury's is requesting a judicial review after the Advertising Standards Authority rejected its complaint about Tesco's Price Promise campaign.<p>Sainsbury's says its rival's campaign misleads …

Baidu Reports Q3 2013 Revenue Growth of 42.3%, Net Profit Up 1.2%, But Mobile Monetization Still Lags Behind PC

Chinese search giant Baidu reported strong revenue growth in Q3 2013, but it is still investing aggressively in its mobile business, which continues to lag behind PC in terms of monetization.<p>Baidu’s total revenues in Q3 2013 were RMB 8.892 billion ($1.453 billion), a 42.3% increase year-on-year. …

Japan Is Rising

Global markets kind of seem to be on autopilot right now.<p>They just go up. All dips are bought.<p>After the US's big session, the Nikkei is gaining as well.

Poll: Most Americans Don’t Understand the Debt Ceiling

Amer­ic­ans broadly do not un­der­stand how the debt ceil­ing works, ac­cord­ing to the latest <b>United Tech­no­lo­gies/Na­tion­al Journ­al</b> …

US to cut military and economic aid to Egypt in shift of policy after 'coup'

The Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt, US officials have said. An announcement is expected this week.<p>The US has been considering such a move since the Egyptian military removed the country's first democratically …

When the high street meets the internet

Sometimes when we talk about a place we are actually expressing an idea beyond it. The British press isn't Fleet Street. There's (slightly) more to Hollywood than the American film industry. Whitehall isn't the government. This figure of speech – when we describe something using a word or phrase …

Call for Murdoch to quit as Fox chairman

Media chief facing fresh investor revolt and calls for his sons James and Lachlan to step down from board of 21st Century Fox.<p>Rupert Murdoch might have hoped that dividing his media empire in two would silence shareholders who sought to oust him as chairman. However, the embattled media chief is …

Media Industry

Why Russia Is 'China In Reverse'

In the fun-house mirror of the global economy, Russia is the mirror opposite of China.<p>China consumers are the driving force behind the market. Russian consumers are hobbling along and maybe stuck in a middle income trap. China needs less investment. Russia needs more.<p>The kind of investment Russia …

Xiaomi is shaking up the Chinese smartphone market with quality, and rabbits

In three short years since its inception, Chinese company Xiaomi has sold 20 million smartphones, cornered five percent of its home country's smartphone market, and been valued at $10 billion. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> spoke to the company's founder and CEO, Lei Jun, to find out what fueled such …

Barack Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chairman

President Barack Obama set to name Janet Yellen as first female chairman of US Federal Reserve on Wednesday afternoon<p>Janet Yellen is to be named as the first female chairman of the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, by President Barack Obama on Wednesday afternoon.<p>In doing so, Mr Obama will …

About 15% of Americans live in poverty, so why is no one talking about it?

It's not my intention to belittle the government shutdown or the political showdown underway between President Obama and the GOP, but more often that not, America's fickle news media is dominated by one subject. It's what gets left out that is often more telling than what everyone (or at least the …

Missing jobs data: Economists make best guess

Economists estimate the jobs report that wasn't would have shown employers added 175,000 jobs last month compared with 169,000 in August.<p>Today, for the first time in 17 years, Washington's most closely followed economic statistics didn't get out on schedule.<p>But if the government shutdown hadn't …

An Economic Avalanche Is Coming

Last week, we didn't get scheduled releases on construction spending, factory orders, or employment. Next week, we may not get releases on trade, job openings, wholesale inventories, import prices, inflation (PPI), retail sales, and business inventories.<p>The data produced by the private sector …

Spain Blames Typo For Adding $13 Billion To Public Debt

Nobody likes typos; right now, Spain's Economy Ministry must particularly hate them.<p>Four days after publishing the 2014 public debt forecast, Spanish officials have determined a typo mistakenly increased the country's debt figures by €10 billion -- the equivalent of about $13.6 billion<p>"It is an …

Kenya's economy in the wake of the Westgate attack

<b>The Westgate shopping centre today stands defiantly in the middle of the rich leafy suburb of Westlands.</b><p>The world's focus was fixed on it for days after gunmen struck at midday on a Saturday, shooting at people - young and old - killing more than 60.<p>Driving down Peponi Road just beside the centre, …

Why Agencies and Brands Need to Embrace True Storytelling

To build on the opportunities that today’s hyperconnected and social consumer as well as new distribution platforms offer, agencies and brands need …

When big brands stumble: Starbucks and Toyota on hyper-transparency

Bring up the topic of failure, and most people steer the conversation back to success. But not Starbucks environmental impact director Jim Hanna, who challenged corporations and nonprofits to be "hyper-transparent" about their social impact in a speech at the We First Social Branding Seminar in Los …

Los Angeles

American Banks' Loan-To-Deposit Ratio Is At A 30-Year Low

In fact the ratio of these two measures, the so-called loan-to-deposit ratio is now at the lowest level in some 30 years.<p>This creates material headwinds for economic growth. Unfortunately there is no evidence that the current monetary policy will reverse the trend of weakening loan growth. And as …