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World's largest sovereign wealth fund pulls out of coal

Decision by Norwegian fund, worth more than £570bn, expected to affect between 50 and 75 international companies<p>Norway's parliament has voted to pull its sovereign wealth fund - the world's biggest - out of coal, in what is seen as a major victory for environmentalists.<p>The parliament voted …

Microsoft Research Shows Off “DeLorean,” Its Tech For Building A Lag-Free Cloud Gaming Service

When looking to the future of gaming, few concepts get people as excited as the mythical “Netflix for gaming.” It’s a concept that we’ve seen in multiple forms, from OnLive’s early efforts to Sony’s new PlayStation Now service.<p>Serving up games from giant clusters of servers has several advantages …

Time Management

Sapphire production for iPhone 6 won’t hit full speed until 2015

The uncertainty about iPhone 6 availability this fall is largely centered around one component: sapphire. The ultra-durable material is rumored to be in not only two new iPhone models this fall, but the iWatch as well.<p>Apple’s only sapphire partner is GT Advanced Technologies with a relatively small …

Google Says Government Has No Access To Servers, Period

After an exposé today in The New York Times placed several large tech companies as having set up secret ‘drop box’ type data stores for the NSA, Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond has fired back a missive. The statement says that the government has no access at all to its servers, through …

Microsoft Restructuring To Match Ballmer's Vision

Ballmer has been at the helm of Microsoft for more than 13 years. The company has experienced a number of highs and lows during Ballmer’s tenure–he has presided over Windows XP and Windows Vista, and has led the company through the rise of the Xbox and the debacle of the Microsoft Kin smartphone. …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

China

Best-selling business books—the only place Atari and Circuit City are held up as model companies

There’s a formula to the typical business book: look at some successful companies, analyze them, make some true generalizations of those companies, and then advise others to do the same.<p>The trouble is, this is basically useless.<p>Here’s why: In a pool of thousands of companies, inevitably some are …

CEOs

Quick Look: Versastand Folding Desk Stand for iPad

As often mentioned here, I’m a big fan of iPad stands. iPad stands that are versatile – even more so. The <b>Versastand Folding Desking Stand for iPad</b> (which will be referred to as just Versastand for the rest of this review) is touted as being amongst the most versatile you can find. Heck it’s even …

iPad Mini

Why Apple’s China Disaster Is Worse Than You Think

The worst thing that could possibly happen to Apple has now happened: The company has run afoul of the authoritarian government of China.<p>Gatekeepers of the world’s largest and one of the fastest growing markets for every product Apple makes, the Chinese Communist Party-controlled government has …

China

Apple’s revenue in and outs

Asymco’s Horace Dediu broke down iTunes’ economy and placed it in context with the entire Apple revenue model.<p>The excellent diagram above illustrates Apple’s revenues in Q4 2012. The initial stats—$4.6 billion consolidated revenues, $650 million in operating income, etc.—isn’t exactly new …

The Guest List For Radiohead's Show At Irving Plaza in 1997

On June 9, 1997, just a couple of weeks after Radiohead released <i>OK Computer</i>, they played at Irving Plaza in New York City. This was the guest …

La spartizione dell'Africa: il great game del futuro

Quella che era una un’idea di nicchia, riservata a riviste specialistiche e think tank, è ormai diventata mainstream: uno dei <i>great game</i> dei prossimi …

Nick Cave, nuovo disco e una app per Spotify

«Mi sento tuttora un impostore nel mondo della musica». Nick Cave non crede di avere un grande talento musicale. Almeno, così ha sostenuto ad Austin …