Nima Samari

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Facebook 'prepares money transfer service'

Report claims social network to target emerging markets with e-money<p>Facebook is preparing a push into financial services, according to a report, with tools for members to store and send money online.<p>The social network has applied to Irish authorities for a licence that would allow it to provide …

First UK Google Glass trial gives Parkinson's sufferers more independence

Before Glass becomes a publicly available product, Google's quietly embarked on a campaign to get its iconic eyewear into the hands of those who can use it to tackle complex issues. After it gifted five pairs to researchers at Newcastle University, Google's allowed its wearable to undergo its first …

Government releases massive data set that reveals top Medicare billers in US

The Department of Health and Human Services today released a large set of records that offer an "unprecedented" look at just how lucrative the Medicare program is for many physicians and other health professionals. "Currently, consumers have limited information about how physicians and other health …

Google introduces City Experts program to promote better local reviews

In an effort to raise the bar on local reviews, Google has just announced the launch of the City Experts program, open to Google+ users with at least 50 reviews under their belts. To maintain membership, City Experts must write a minimum of five reviews per month that meet Google's standards for …

Shadow Banking Threatens China's Economy—but What Is It, Exactly?

Needed government reforms to the country's byzantine financial system may nonetheless upend China's growth.<p>Last week, the Shanghai interbank offered rate (Shibor), China's once-anonymous version of London's LIBOR, made news around the world when it suddenly spiked at all time high. Expected to …

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Consider this now familiar view from the field:<p><i>“I’ve run a virtual team for the past 18 months in the development and launch of [a website.] I am located in Toronto, Canada. The website was designed in Zagreb, Croatia. The software was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Zagreb, Croatia; Delhi,</i> …