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Cisco Checks on the Cloud and Confirms That It’s Getting Bigger

Ever heard of a zettabyte? I’m going to use that word a few times in this story, so it will probably help if I define it first.<p>You know its smaller …

Loft-Living Around the Globe

From London to Los Angeles, Sydney to San Francisco, loft-living as a hip alternative to the traditional dwelling option. With more and more creative …

Architecture

Trading in China’s currency has tripled in three years—Is the yuan standard finally upon us?

Trading of the Chinese yuan has “surged” (pdf) in the last three years, according to the Bank of International Settlements, with $120 billion now traded each day, up from $34 billion in 2010. In the ranking of the world’s most traded currencies, that drove the yuan from 17th place in 2010 to ninth …

Stock Markets

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

15 Mistakes Guys Are Making With Their Suits

One of the most stylish fashion statements a guy can make is a suit. Sure, we love the scruffy flannel-and-jeans look. But when it's time to look sharp, smart and put-together, there is nothing like a suit.<p>When it's done right, that is. Too many men are failing to wear their suits to perfection (or …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

Hedge Funds Tripled Their Bets Against Treasuries Over The Past Week

Hedge funds and other large speculators tripled their bets against 10-year Treasury futures in the week ended August 13, according to the latest Commitments of Traders report from the CFTC.<p>With a net short position of 66,432 contracts - versus 20,096 in the previous week - hedge funds have now …

70 Billion Reasons For A Public Company To Go Private

When you lose more than $70 billion in stock market value in the space of roughly five years, it might just be time to put the investing public out of its misery and come off the stock market.<p>In the last few days BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, watched its stock market value fall …

App Discovery: Why Can't Anyone Figure This Out Yet?

Good news! Now that both Google and Apple have passed 50 billion app downloads (each of course) we can all sit back and relax. The system is working, the world is downloading, the developers are making money, and the users are happy.<p><i>Au contraire, mon frère.</i><p>With each one of these giants approaching …

Inside North Beverly Park, Beverly Hills' Mansion-Packed Billionaire Community

The Hills Around L.A. are famously studded with stars, but the real money lives in North Beverly Park.<p>“It’s the most prestigious enclave for high-end residential real estate in Los Angeles,” says Mauricio Umansky, Chief executive of The Agency, a luxury real estate firm.<p>Accessible only through two …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks | Inc.com

Productivity

The 10 most famous cars sold at auction

Classic Cars

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Mandarin Oriental

Congress starts looking into Bitcoin

A Senate committee is pressing federal regulators and law enforcement officials to explain how they plan to oversee Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as the issue gains increasing attention from government officials concerned about the role these new markets will play in the future.<p>The Senate …

Hackermeter Wants To Kill Your Résumé And Replace It With A High Score

If you’re looking to hire a bad-ass programmer, fielding résumés can start to feel like an exercise in futility. They’re good for quickly filtering out folks who are clearly applying to <i>everything</i> — but when everyone in the industry has some crazy made-up senior ninja/rockstar/space cadet title, …

HTC Looks to Robert Downey Jr. to Rehab Its Image

After seeing its fortunes rapidly rise — and then come back down to earth just as fast — Taiwanese phone maker HTC is looking to rebuild its …

Why the joint bank account is a must for married couples

Marriage advice from a personal finance columnist: Have a joint bank account with your spouse.<p>It's the easiest, most sensible way to manage day-to-day spending and saving, and it will save you trouble if your spouse dies before you.<p>"Our recommendation is to have a joint account and to run things …

BlackBerry goes up for sale after years of struggle in smartphone market

BlackBerry, once the global leader in smartphone technology, has put itself up for sale after years of falling sales and failed revamps.<p>Once seen as so habit-forming its users dubbed it the "CrackBerry", Blackberry has suffered a calamitous decline as rivals revolutionised the business it did so …

Prices of houses next to football stadiums soar

Homes in the same postcode as a Premier League ground have seen prices grow by 135pc – double the national average.<p>The value of homes located near to Premier League football stadiums is rising at double the national rate, research has found.<p>Over the last decade house prices near the 20 clubs …

10 Awesome Outdoor Happy Hours

We don't know who invented happy hour, but we really have to hand it to them. The concept of a period of time where drinks and food are cheap and …

The US is cutting its deficit faster than it ever has before

The latest US budget statement is due at 2 p.m. ET and is expected to show that the US deficit continued to decline in July, falling to a consensus -$90.5 billion. That’s still in the red, to be sure. But it’s worth noting just how sharply US deficits have been declining. Check out this chart from …

Economics

Marissa Mayer Flushes $81 Million More Of Yahoo's Cash And Stock For David Karp

After paying Tumblr’s founder $250 million in May, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided that was not enough to keep from “screwing up” the deal. So on August 9, Yahoo offered Karp $81 million more to stay at the company for four years. This personnel move will not pay off in higher Yahoo revenues and …

Is Microsoft The Next IBM?

The parallels here are interesting, and of course the irony is marvelous.<p>If you roll back to the early 1990s, you see IBM entrenched with enterprise* customers, Apple holding the consumer’s imagination with the best products, other companies strong in key niches (Novell in network operating …