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11 Expert Tips To Help You Be More Productive In 2014

Who doesn’t want to figure out how to get more done? Or get things done more efficiently? We asked some of the most productive people we know how you can tackle the New Year’s work.<p>Last year I used a kitchen timer to force myself to focus; I blocked the Internet and email so I couldn’t get …

Time Management

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

Google found to violate Dutch privacy law

Friday 29 November 2013 | 08:43 CET | News<p>The Dutch privacy regulator has found Google in violation of the law for its gathering of personal …

Yowza: Microsoft dumps much-reviled employee ranking system

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>If there was one thing that united the very — ahem — fractious employee population at Microsoft(s msft) it was their hatred of …

Temples of books: The world’s most beautiful libraries

Architecture critic Jonathan Glancey writes in praise of the world’s great storehouses of knowledge – from the vaulted frescoes of Spain’s Escorial to the timber enigma of China’s National Library.<p>‘Print is dead’ has been the mantra of publishing and new media executives for so long now that a book …

Books

Tele2 Netherlands loses CEO

Sponsored post: Democratizing data across the organization at eBay

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>26,000 users and analysts.<p>2 trillion rows of data.<p>Advertisement<p>1 mission: Empower each of the former with all of the …

TV Everywhere Hits Snags

Faced with competition from Netflix and Hulu, cable companies have pegged TV Everywhere as a major strategic tool in the fight to retain influence. …

Televisions

Is India becoming an inflation nation?

<b>Milton Friedman famously said inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon. More recently Paul Krugman stood the legendary University of Chicago economist on his head saying high inflation is nowhere "merely" a monetary phenomenon and it is "always associated with severe political and</b> …

Economics

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

Privacy

Telecom news and research – News Home

Telecoms

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Feed Your Career Octopus: Tips For Finding (And Keeping) Awesome Mentors

Research shows that mentors are an important and valuable asset for career planning. Everyone from Martha Stewart to Kid President to your high school English teacher can fill the role. Here’s advice on developing those coveted relationships.<p>You’ve just landed your first job.<p>Or it’s your second, or …

Entrepreneurship

How to Follow Up After Meeting Someone in Person | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Last year, AoM published a thorough guide on How to Network Effectively, written by Antonio. As he …

KPN works council calls on govt to block takeover

Dutch fixed telephony revenues down 2.9% in Q2

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End of the road beckons for BlackBerry: company is looking for “possible transactions”

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>BlackBerry(s bby) seems to have given up its quest to take on the likes of Apple(s aapl) and Google(s goog) on its own: on …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reported to use huge 3450mAh battery

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 speculation just got bigger. Literally. According to a tipster at PhoneArena, Samsung’s forthcoming …

BlackBerry to consider sale of company

AT&T Considers Selling Your Browsing History, Location, And More To Advertisers. Here’s How To Opt Out

Good news, everyone! Wait, no. Not that one. The other one.<p>Bad news, everyone!<p>AT&T is considering selling your usage data (location, web browsing history, etc.) to advertisers, having seemingly decided that it’s been too long since everyone was mad at them.<p>They noted the plan in a preview of an …

ZTE to manage network for E-Plus in Germany

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BT confirms 300 Mbps FTTP service, new Home Hub 5 router

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US does not bulk-gather Europeans' phone data - EC

Phones

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Nokia ships its last Symbian phones this summer

That moment we'd been expecting (and to some extent, dreading) has come: Nokia is near shipping its last Symbian smartphones. The company should deliver the final round of 808 PureViews sometime this summer, marking the effective end to an 11-year-old platform. Those still attached to the software …

Facebook Announces Searchable Hashtags, Promises More Features For Following Public Conversations

Facebook just announced that it is indeed launching ability to follow conversations via hashtags, as was reported in March.<p>To be clear, there was nothing stopping you from including hashtags in your Facebook content before — it’s just that they didn’t have any real functionality. In its blog post …

KPN launches new data-centric plans, drops handset leasing

Tuesday 11 June 2013 | 08:24 CET | News<p>KPN will introduce from 01 July new mobile plans. In addition to plans with 100 or 200 units, the Dutch …

Google, others seek authorisation to publish FISA requests

EU still lagging in fast broadband access