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Will Netflix Double The Stream, Or Run Out Of Steam?

Netflix is on track to double its original programming from the current 30 scripted series to 60 in 2017 with a $6 billion content budget. The streaming giant has also ramped up its hiring, making many question if the company can sustain its spending without a drastic uptick in subscriber base or …

Streaming

Solar Stock Update: India and China Are the Key in 2017

The solar industry in 2016 has been defined by big, sweeping changes. China installed 20 GW of solar in the first half of the year, more than any country had ever installed, but fell flat in the second half, sending solar panel prices tumbling by 25% in a single quarter. The U.S. investment tax …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Bowing out, Hollande leaves successor to fix French economy

PARIS (Reuters) - French voters elected Francois Hollande in 2012 on promises to fix the floundering economy. Five years on, he is leaving much unfinished work to his successor.<p>France's President Francois Hollande gestures as he speaks during a visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab …

François Hollande

Red Hat’s CEO on How to Apologize When You Screw Up at Work

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows

The installed price of solar energy has declined significantly in recent years as policy and market forces have driven more and more solar …

Solar Power

​Samsung turns IBM's brain-like chip into a digital eye

IBM created a computer chip that works like a brain. Now, Samsung has used it to create a biologically inspired digital eye.<p>The IBM chip, called TrueNorth, is built of 4,096 tiny computing cores that form about a million digital brain cells and 256 million connections. Together they act like the …

Military

How India Can Catch Up With China

Once, China and India were among the world’s most populated and most poor countries.<p>Today, both countries are still among the most populated countries in the world; and they have made progress to escape from poverty. In fact, China has made more than progress, it has become the world’s second …

India

Raytheon’s New Material Could Oust Silicon in the Next Generation of Chips

In a fascinating new report, Ars Technica finds that a material originally developed for military radar chips—gallium nitride, or GaN—could lead to …

Valeant might throw the entire pharmaceutical industry under the bus

Pearson's prepared testimony before the Senate Committee read as a mea culpa, expressing regret for the way Valeant aggressively priced its products post-acquisition:<p>"Let me state plainly that it was a mistake to pursue, and in hindsight I regret pursuing, transactions where a central premise was a …

First iPhone SE teardown reveals mainly 5s/6s parts inside, but a few surprises too

As the iPhone SE is slowly beginning to reach the hand’s of customers around the world, the folks at ChipWorks have already been able to take Apple’s latest 4-inch phone apart to see what’s powering it all on the inside. It’s often been said the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s crammed into the body of an …

Robot CEO: Your next boss could run on code

A report shown at the 2016 World Economic Forum in January says millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the next few years. When thinking about who is most vulnerable, factory workers, drivers, and pilots come to mind. Surely the jobs requiring a human touch, such as artists, entertainers, and …

The Challenge of Managing a Long-Distance Relationship With Your Boss

As more employees work remotely, they face new obstacles to getting along with the boss.<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>It’s the toughest long-distance relationship: employee and boss. More of us than ever are working from home or …

8 Key Components of Technology Roadmaps

A technology roadmap (also known as an IT roadmap) is a document which outlines the plan to reach short-term and long-term goals through the use of technology solutions. This type of roadmap typically provides key information which helps organizations make better decisions around technology …

Sharp fall in manufacturing weighs on pound

Output falls at a faster pace than expected in October<p>UK manufacturing output contracted at a faster pace than expected in October, suggesting the sector will remain a drag on growth in the final three months of the year.<p>Monthly output fell by 0.4pc in October, following a 0.9pc increase in …

GE Wants To Move All Your Health Data To The Cloud

The first step? Linking half a million radiology devices.<p>In this day and age, you can easily share photos through Dropbox, notes in Evernote, or spreadsheets via Google Drive with anyone. But good luck helping two doctors at two different hospitals to see the same patient records online. Instead, …

Secrets of Intel's "Super 7" Cloud Computing Customers

There are seven companies whose computing buying power is so impressive they not only get early access to chips that aren’t available to any other …

AstraZeneca lung cancer drug given green light in US

FDA approval of Tagrisso offers major boost for British company, seeking to release six new cancer medicines by 2020<p>A new lung cancer pill from AstraZeneca has been approved by US regulators, in a major boost for the British drugmaker.<p>AZD9291, which will be sold as Tagrisso, is for advanced …

Russia retreats to autarky as poverty looms

Vladimir Putin is falling back on Soviet-era self-reliance as oil wealth evaporates and sanctions cut off vitally-needed technology<p>Russia is running out of money. President Vladimir Putin is taking a strategic gamble, depleting the Kremlin's last reserve funds to cover the budget and to pay for an …

Self-promotion at work: It's a must, here's how to do it

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I have two questions. First, I’m looking for a new job, so I’m updating my resume, and trying to decide what to include. I keep reading …

SanDisk And HP Team Up for Storage Class Memory And Dell/EMC Rumors

SanDisk is one of the leading companies in NAND flash memory. Like other companies in the industry it has been supporting active research in emerging non-volatile solid storage technology, including resistive RAM or RRAM. RRAM is a candidate memory technology for what is often called storage class …

Opinion: Apple’s real cash pile is 99% smaller than you think

You’re one of millions of loyal Apple stockholders. And if there’s anything you love more than your new iPhone 6s, it’s the huge $203 billion in …

Finance

Canada and Australia feel the squeeze in wake of Chinese economic slowdown

Iron and oil producers proved resilient during the crash of 2008-09 but are now struggling as commodities prices decline<p>In the mining town of Port Hedland, 1,500km north of Perth, modest prefabricated homes called fibro shacks, which were changing hands for more than A$1m four years ago, are now …

Amsterdam becomes a 'smart city' with The Things Network

Amsterdam is set to become a ‘connected city,’ with the launch of a new Internet-of-Things wireless network that will allow objects to transmit data between each other – and The Next Web is helping to bring it to life.<p>The Things Network is a first-of-its-kind system that uses low-power, …