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Japan just joined an elite club with its latest fighter jet

On Friday, Japan took its domestically designed stealth jet to the skies for the first time, joining the US, Russia, and China as one of the only countries to produce fifth-generation combat aircraft.<p>Japan's X-2 stealth-fighter prototype is the country's answer to the American-made fifth-generation …

Military

Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. …

Italy is set up for a showdown with the European Union

A year ago, Italy was widely thought to be on the right path by EU leaders.<p>Matteo Renzi, a member of the Democratic Party appointed as Prime Minister, was going forward with his reformist agenda, including a labor reform and an overhaul of the Italian electoral and constitutional laws to put an end …

Trial of man who compared president to Lord of the Rings character reportedly adjourned after judge says he hasn’t seen films<p>The trial of a Turkish man accused of insulting the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, by comparing him to Gollum has been adjourned so that a group of experts can study JRR …

South Asia

The Complexity of Simple

A couple years ago I went to Best Buy to get a television. I only wanted something flat like they are these days. The salesman convinced me to buy a …

2 startups that are trying to destroy the banks just joined forces

The challenger bank Metro Bank has just struck a deal with Zopa, one of the UK's biggest peer-to-peer consumer lenders, to lend money over Zopa's platform. The amount lent wasn't disclosed, but a source told Business Insider it was around "millions a month."<p>The pair signalled their ambition in the …

15 Ways to Test Your Minimum Viable Product

<i>Chris Bank is the Growth Lead at UXPin, the UX Design App. He recently co-authored the Guide to UX Design & Process Documentation.</i><p>Though the MVP provides a means to test hypotheses as a starting point, it does not imply that it is easy to build. The idea behind this exercise is not to see if the …

My New $156 Startup

In November 2014 I made the decision to get started on bringing my fourth major new web app to life. However, prior to tackling what would become my …

Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

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