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Microsoft is changing how it invests in startups and has a new leader to help

To make this happen, Microsoft Ventures has a new boss, as first reported by Fortune earlier on Monday: Nagraj Kashyap, the former head of Qualcomm Ventures.<p>What's changing?<p>In recent years, Microsoft has created several programs that invest in startups, including BizSpark, Microsoft Reactor, and …

Venture Capital

Spotlight: Cultural Critic Joe Nolan

<b>My name is</b> Joe Nolan and I am a singer/songwriter/poet based in Nashville, Tennessee. My creative projects have always included far-flung inspirations and a love of borrowing and montage. As a result, I’m also a commentator, columnist and critic in local and regional publications and sites, and on …

Apple's iPhone success may be reaching its peak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple could soon face one of its biggest challenges to date: Peak iPhone.<p>Most analysts believe Apple surpassed its own record by selling more than 74.5 million units of its flagship product in the final three months of 2015. But there are signs that iPhone sales in the first …

iPhone

Swedish doctor on trial for keeping woman in bunker

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish doctor went on trial on rape and kidnapping charges Monday after admitting to imprisoning a woman in a home-made bunker in what his defense lawyer said was a desperate attempt to find a girlfriend.<p>Prosecutors said the 38-year-old man had planned the crime for years and …

Crime
Corruption

One simple reason why Amazon is spending over $3 billion on music and video content

The note said that the investment is expected to grow even further, by $1 billion a year, which could slow Amazon's future profit growth.<p>Why would Amazon go out of its way to invest in its video and music content, when it could spend that money on expanding its core e-commerce business instead?<p>It …

eCommerce

Ten amazing food market stalls around the world

Everyone knows markets offer great foodie experiences, but finding top produce needs local knowledge. We asked bloggers and food experts for their favourites – whether you fancy sushi, sausage or chai with a twist<p>Billy Kwong, Eveleigh Markets, Sydney<p>Popular Australian chef Kylie Kwong specialises …

Italy