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How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy individual songs from iTunes has come and gone. These days, Netflix, Spotify, Rdio, and other services are making it easier and easier for people to subscribe to all-you-can-eat plans.<p>As slow and painful as it …

Book Publishing

Report: NK executes shamed general's family

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of his uncle's entire family, including his children and relatives serving as ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia, according to South Korea's state news agency, Yonhap.<p>Jang Song-thaek, a once powerful North Korean military general, was …

This is the world’s best-designed pizza box

A Mumbai businessman has revolutionized the way hot take-out food will reach you. His solution: making sure the packaging has proper ventilation.<p>Tired of having too many soggy pizzas delivered to him, Vinay Mehta decided to do something about it. In 2006, with a pen knife, some cardboard and a long …

South India

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

1 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but …

Concept Design

Meltdown: The men who crashed the world | UK

In the first episode of <i>Meltdown</i>, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne.<p>The crash of September 2008 brought the …

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Government MP says people on dole 'don't care about the community, just themselves'

In audio of the meeting heard by Fairfax Media, Mr O'Dowd also argued that too many Australians were exploiting the social security system, and that …

Australia

Wearable craze adds skin sensitivity to the list of considerations for gadget buyers

We were quite impressed with Jawbone Up24 when we reviewed it. But, a few weeks later, things soured a bit when an editor developed a rather unpleasant rash from the device. Turns out it's not all that uncommon a reaction. While the usual list of concerns for gadget buyers focuses on specs, …

Zuckerberg Calls Snapchat A “Privacy Phenomenon”

Mark Zuckerberg thinks Facebook’s innovated by creating a place where people could share what wasn’t shared before, which is also why he thinks Snapchat is important. Today in a low-profile talk at Stanford alongside discussions of the NSA and venture capital’s shortcomings, Zuckerberg said …

India declares vaccination program a success, looks to be 'polio-free' by March

India's government has declared its success in eradicating new cases of polio is a "monumental milestone".<p>A massive vaccination program achieved what …

Egyptian Australians vote on Egypt's constitutional referendum

Egyptian Australians have made their way to consulates around Australia to have their say on a new constitution, but they remain divided over the …

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison suggests Operation Sovereign Borders has reduced asylum seeker arrivals in Indonesia

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has suggested the Coalition's border protection policies are leading to a decreased number of asylum seekers …

Gold Coast man regrets risky shark stunt

The 33-second clip shows Mr Harrington in the water next to the shark, before the 2.5-metre predator narrowly misses him as it lunges for him and …

Tony Abbott's half-baked war on renewable energy

Last week it was quietly announced that the Australian Cleantech Competition would henceforth be known as the Australian Technologies Competition. It …

Abbott drawn into war on booze

''The Prime Minister prefaced his comments as those of a concerned father and citizen, but in fact he is more than just a concerned parent standing …

NSW Government urged to make maths compulsory for senior students

The New South Wales Government will consider a recommendation to make maths compulsory for year 12 students.<p>Senior maths has not been compulsory for …

Marine geophysicist Mike Coffin says humans could wipe out 75pc of Earth's species within 500 years

Humans could wipe out three quarters of the Earth's species within 240 to 500 years in an event known as a mass extinction, a Hobart-based scientist …

Education reviewer Kevin Donnelly makes case for more religion to be taught in public schools

There should be more religious education in Australian schools, says one of the men tasked with reviewing the national curriculum.<p>Former teacher and …

Thousands of operations cancelled

More than 6000 elective surgery cases were cancelled by overstretched public hospitals in Perth last year - and doctors predict a worse year …

Pakistani boy Aitzaz Hasan hailed a hero for stopping suicide bomber entering school

Mr Sharif, in a statement on Friday, asked the country’s president, Mamnoon Hussain, to approve the conferment of Sitara-e-Shujaat, or Star of …

Extremism

Daniel Christie, teenager assaulted on New Year's Eve, dies in hospital after family turns off life support

A Sydney teenager who was seriously assaulted on New Year's Eve has died in hospital.<p>Daniel Christie, 18, passed away after his family took the …

Abbott's secretive ways have gone too far, says John Hewson

''If we were at war, we wouldn't be giving out information that is of use to the enemy just because we might have an idle curiosity about it …

Australia