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A new breakthrough could end our antibiotic crisis

The rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is a growing worry and threatens to put healthcare back to the early 20th century. Such resistance to drugs was inevitable, because bacteria evolve and learn to defend themselves. But we are worried now because new classes of antibiotics aren’t …

Biology

PayPal transformed how 3,500 people work to try to win mobile payments

In some ways, PayPal is more famous for pioneering online payments in the late ’90s than its recent past. PayPal’s acquisition by eBay in 2002 helped launch the careers of the PayPal Mafia—Elon Musk and Peter Thiel—and it was nearly synonymous with online payments for years.<p>Now the company is also …

FinTech

Know Your Clients: How to Create an Accurate Customer Profile

Therefore, it’s very important, especially from a marketing perspective, to know how to create an accurate customer profile that helps define who the customer is that you’re trying to reach.<p>1. Understand your own products and services, their intended use, and the way they’re actually being used<p>To …

Here's why Amazon Prime can afford to raise prices

In terms of scale, speed, and streaming extras there is no comparable offering<p>Yesterday morning Amazon emailed it customers to let them know that its Prime delivery service, after more than nine years, was getting its first price hike, from $79 a year to $99. In some ways it seemed like a risky …

White House seeks halt to military spending cuts

WASHINGTON— TheObamaadministration called for a halt in reducing military spending, arguing that further cuts would result in a significantly smaller Army and Marine Corps, the mothballing of airplanes and an aircraft carrier, and the purchase of fewer ships and advanced fighter jets in coming …

Military

Silicon Valley’s war on Wall Street is only just beginning

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a war brewing between Wall Street and Silicon Valley—for talent, political influence, and most importantly, the future of the American finance industry.<p>One of the most prominent fronts in this war is the high-profile battle between two polarizing figures. Carl …

Silicon Valley

How to be a true progressive

AMERICA’S president sees himself as the champion of a fairer society. He decries an economy in which 95% of the gains of the recovery have flowed to …

How the global banana industry is killing the world’s favorite fruit

During harvest last year, banana farmers in Jordan and Mozambique made a chilling discovery. Their plants were no longer bearing the soft, creamy fruits they’d been growing for decades. When they cut open the roots of their banana plants, they saw something that looked like this:<p>Scientists first …

Forestry

Miami Teenager's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

As the <i>Miami Herald</i> reports, an appeals court just tossed out her father's $80,000 age-discrimination settlement because she violated the confidentiality agreement by bragging about it on Facebook. The offending post:<p>Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying …

First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

Nokia to launch Android phone at MWC, to run Nokia’s own Android store

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> confirms in a new report that Nokia is going to release an Android-powered smartphone at the Mobile World Congress later this month.<p>The device will be “tailored in a way that won’t promote some of the key Google-developed features that a more traditional Android-powered phone …

Android News

How A Startup Accidentally “Hacked” Shark Tank With A QR Code

If you’re not familiar with Shark Tank, it’s a show on ABC that has a set of entrepreneurs presenting their products or companies before a panel of investors. They’re there to secure funds for expansion or whatever purpose from a group that includes billionaire Mark Cuban, fashion giant Daymond …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

IBM says it’s king of cloud. Amazon, I’m guessing, would beg to differ

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Flicker: Andyz<p>Cloud reporters got a pitch from IBM(s ibm) the morning after Amazon’s fourth quarter earnings …

For Lenovo, buying Motorola is all about boosting share in new markets

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>I think Lenovo just made a heck of a good deal. Or at least a better one than Google(s goog) made in …

Microsoft extends security support for Windows XP

Support for the Windows XP comes to an end this year, but Microsoft will continue to provide virus warnings until Summer 2015<p>Microsoft will continue to provide virus warnings for Windows XP users until 14 July 2015 – over a year after all other support for the software is scheduled to …

Federal court strikes down FCC net neutrality rules

A federal appeals court has struck down important segments of the FCC's Open Internet rules, determining that the agency doesn't have the power to require internet service providers to treat all traffic equally. The DC circuit court has ruled on <i>Verizon v. FCC</i>, a challenge to the net neutrality …

The Mint countries: Next economic giants?

<b>In 2001 the world began talking about the Bric countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - as potential powerhouses of the world economy. The term was coined by economist Jim O'Neill, who has now identified the "Mint" countries - Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey - as emerging economic</b> …

Insider trading trial puts SAC hedge fund under further pressure

A trial starting this week over what US prosecutors say is the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever is expected to bring further pressure on Steven A Cohen, the founder of the SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund.<p>Mathew Martoma, a former employee of SAC Capital, is accused of orchestrating a $276m …