Nick Covone

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Facebook bought WhatsApp for its global reach—except in the world’s biggest mobile market

Facebook just placed a $19 billion bet on the mobile messaging service WhatsApp, which has grown to a staggering 450 million monthly users in only a few years—many of them in fast-growing international markets like India, Brazil, and Mexico. But there’s one market where WhatsApp has failed to make …

Mobile

Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

Industrial Designer

Roger Goodell: PATs may be in past

The kick is up and it is no longer good.<p>NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network that the league's competition committee could consider …

We’d Buy This iWatch In A Cupertino Second [Concept]

Despite the lack of concrete news available on the subject, we’re hardly short of concept designs for Apple’s eventual iWatch.<p>This one, by San Francisco UI designer Todd Hamilton, is among the best yet — a sleek design that resembles a cross between the Nike Fuelband and an iPhone.<p>Improving upon a …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

Why 2014 will be Apple’s year of big reveals

2013 was a very Apple-y year, in that incremental improvements were pretty much all Apple rolled out. This kind of refinement and polish is one of the things the company does best. It’s easy to forget, for example, that Steve Jobs once unveiled a version of the Mac OS in which the only major …

Tim Cook

How a U.S. Debt Default Could Hit Your Finances

If Washington fails to agree on legislation to raise the debt ceiling and the United States defaults on its debt obligations, it would be devastating …

3 Simple Tricks to Fix Your Finances in 2014

It's that time of the year again. Millions of people will make a New Year's resolution. Most will slowly forget that promise as the year drags on.<p>For …

SEC Says Finance Twitterer Was Running A Ponzi, And Using Client Money As His Personal Piggy Bank

Ohio-based Anthony Davian — known as @hedgieguy— "misappropriated more than $1 million from investors in funds managed by his company," according to the SEC filing (via ZeroHedge).<p>Davian raised at least $1.5 million from investors since 2011 and touted high returns, according to the filing. Such …

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my financial planning career seven years ago, I quickly learned that the people who were financially successful were the ones who dedicated time and energy to regularly budgeting, managing and planning out their …

Personal Finance

Fear of Finance: 5 Tips to Make Dealing With Money Less Scary

When it comes to your personal finances, it's best to be proactive rather than reactive.<p><b>Written by</b> <b></b><b>Erin Lowry</b><b>, Daily Finance</b><br>You start typing in the …

Personal Finance

Money factsheets: How to organise your finances

Benefits<p>State pensions<br>Tax credits<p>Borrowing<p>APR, AER and EAR<br>Credit cards<br>Debt advice services<br>Individual voluntary arrangements and bankruptcy<br>Personal loans<br>Section 75 and Chargeback factsheet<p>Homebuying<p>Buying a home<br>Conveyancing<br>Home insurance<br>Mortgages<br>Selling a home<br>Stamp duty<p>Insurance<p>Critical illness …

Tuesday's Personal Finance Stories

Don’t miss these top stories:<p>Why your rent is so damn high<br>• 10 states where college is most affordable<br>• New Yorkers pay $240 to smoke cigars in …

Investing