Matthew Ronderos

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The science and magic of jam-making | Andy Connelly

Commercial jams are the sickly sweet sisters of homemade jam, but a grasp of the science will help you get yours just right<p>The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today. <i>Lewis Carroll</i><p>Jam-making conjures up images of domestic idylls, an escape to the mountains to live on your …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

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10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

More Than Meets the Eye

Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>With today’s release, Flipboard is ready for iOS 7, the re-envisioned version of Apple’s mobile operating …

The Week in Review: Miley Mania

Inside Flipboard / September 27, 2013<p>Miley Cyrus’ constant twerking and wrecking-ball writhing have generated more than their share of headlines …

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

How To Fix Digital Music’s Second Screen Problem

In a recent filing to sell more stock shares, Pandora let loose–by law–some of the troubles they see in the future. The Verge’s Greg Sandoval reports …

Mobile TV

Samsung's teased curved phone may not be what you think

If Samsung's reveal of a forthcoming smartphone with a curved screen sends shivers down your spine and visions of bendable handsets dancing through your head, you may want to rein in your excitement.<p>While Samsung (and LG and Nokia and Apple) are all experimenting with kinetic displays that move …

Phones

Judge Says His Own Team Finds Google Books Useful

A New York judge has strongly hinted that he supports Google’s claim that its Books project conforms with copyright law.<p>This latest hearing follows a decision from the Appeals Court earlier this summer that the Authors Guild complaint can’t be given class action status until the question of ‘fair …

Carnival's Earnings Hit By String Of Cruise Ship Problems

Miami-based Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator, reported a third quarter profit nearly a third lower than a year ago following a series of embarrassing and deadly mishaps involving its ships.<p>Carnival turned a $934 million profit for the period June through August, down 30 percent …

E-commerce and bricks-and-mortar retail don’t have to hate each other

E-commerce stores and physical storefronts don’t always have to be locked in a zero-sum battle. A recent case in point: At least 50 UK merchants of eBay, one of the world’s largest online retailers, are teaming up with a popular British catalog retailer, Argos. Customers will be able to order items …

eCommerce

It’s time to kill the idea that Amazon is killing independent bookstores

Given: Amazon is a monopolist giant taking advantage of its vast economies of scale to drive down prices and destroy the little guy. Right?<p>Wrong. For years, the story has been that Amazon is killing the independent bookstore. In fact, notes Nate Hoffelder, a long-standing observer of the digital …

Selling

Stocks Sell Off Hard On Debt Ceiling Showdown After Rallying On Obama's UN Speech

In an action packed day, U.S. stocks tumbled into the open but quickly rallied in early trading as President Obama took the floor at the United Nations to address the General Assembly to speak of possible diplomatic efforts with Syria and Iran. Investors had already digested a moderate slowdown in …

China’s wealthiest families score $720 billion in undeclared “gray income”

The undeclared “gray” income earned by China’s richest families has reached staggering levels, and is contributing to massive income inequality that is far worse than official statistics, according to research by the state-backed China Society of Economic Reform.<p>CSER researcher Wang Xiaolu, writing …

Income Inequality

Herbalife and the FTC

2013-09-25T09:29:36.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p>Which was your favourite Herbalife moment this year? The billionaire playground spat, an inside trading …

India's Gold Fetish Translates Into Frenzied Build-Up For Apple's Gold-Colored iPhone

Sumit Chopra, who oversees an Apple iPhone distributor in the affluent Punjab region in northern India, is a celebrity of sorts these days. He is on the speed dial of politicians, singers, movie stars and rich businessmen who are all calling him with one question: When can we lay our hands on the …

Bangladesh police clash with garment workers protesting over wages

Police in Bangladesh used batons, rubber bullets and teargas on Wednesday to quell continuing protests by garment workers demanding higher wages for making cheap clothes for export to Europe and the United States.<p>The booming garment industry in the poor and unstable south Asian state made headlines …

Bezos: Kindle HDX Won't Make Money, and I Don't Care

Amazon's new tablet may have a price hike, but that won't help its profitability says CEO Jeff Bezos.<p>By John Fortt<p>Amazon.com is launching a new …

Netflix exec: HBO would have many more customers if it sold online-only subscriptions

HBO (S TWX) has long said that it has no plans to sell subscriptions directly over the internet, but Netflix (s NFLX) CFO David Wells suggested …

The rent may be too damn high—but it’s not high enough for these landlords anymore

If there’s been one clear beneficiary of the housing crisis, it’s landlords. With people losing or unable to purchase homes, the rental market has been flooded with demand. And though the housing market has improved a lot since 2008, the amount of money the typical American household pays in rent …

Housing

Evan Williams Reportedly Owns 15% of Twitter, And He's Positioned To Become A Multi-Billionaire

Williams reportedly owns 15% of Twitter, more than his co-founder Jack Dorsey. Dorsey is the one who actually came up with the idea for real-time mass text messages. But Williams owned the company that spawned Twitter, Odeo.<p>Twitter's private market cap is currently $10.5 billion. If the company …