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Line, the Biggest Tech IPO of the Year, Struggles to Show its Growth Plan Can Work

In delaying its IPO by two years, Japanese messaging app company Line bought time to correct weak financial reporting controls, work on its business …

Exclusive: Mia Farrow and Eight of Her Children Speak Out on Their Lives, Frank Sinatra, and the Scandals They’ve Endured

See a slide show of Mia’s children and quotes from Orth’s piece.<p>Twenty years after <i>Vanity Fair</i> special correspondent Maureen Orth reported on the sexual-abuse case involving Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Dylan, Orth reconnects with Farrow to discuss her human-rights work, her …

Free Massive Online Education Provider, Coursera, Begins To Find A Path To Profits

Online education providers may very well disrupt the higher-education establishment, but first, these for-profit companies need to find a way to finance the mammoth technical infrastructure needed to support millions of students. It’s a challenge that all mission-based businesses wrestle with, and …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Mandarin Oriental

This Tumblr Combines Peanuts with Smiths Lyrics, Is Awesome - PAPER

Et voila, the Internet has given us something fun to obsess over for an afternoon on this otherwise extremely slow news day. Graphic designer <b>Lauren LoPrete</b> recently created the Tumblr <b>This Charming Charlie</b>, combining some of the best <b>Morrissey</b> and <b>The Smiths</b> lyrics with <i>Peanuts</i> comic strips. You …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Microsoft’s Lost Decade

Once upon a time, Microsoft dominated the tech industry; indeed, it was the wealthiest corporation in the world. But since 2000, as Apple, Google, and Facebook whizzed by, it has fallen flat in every arena it entered: e-books, music, search, social networking, etc., etc. Talking to former and …

The U-turn on wind turbines won't stop their march over every hill and valley

There is no room for more wind turbines on the uplands of Britain. There are too many lobbyists fighting for money. Thursday's mild government U-turn …

Wind Energy for Your Home: Pros and Cons

The wind provides a valuable and renewable source of energy with which to power your home. You've probably seen wind turbines dotting the landscape; …

Why the US wind boom is going bust

Is the US wind boom over? It certainly looks that way. Wind energy installations plunged 80% in the first quarter to 384 megawatts (MW) from a year ago. That’s the lowest level in seven years and a massive drop from the record 13,329 MW that came online in the fourth quarter, according to a report …

Renewable Energy

These maps show the best places to put solar and wind power. (It’s not where you think.)

At first glance, it might seem obvious where the United States should focus on building more renewable energy. Stick the solar panels in sunny Arizona and hoist up the wind turbines on the gusty Great Plains, right?<p>Well, not necessarily. A recent study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University …

Invis Energy Raises 160 Million Euros for Wind in Ireland

Invis Energy, an Irish electricity producer, raised 160 million euros ($210 million) to invest in two wind farms in western Ireland as the country …

REFILE-Wind turbine battleground shifts for European and Chinese...

* Targeting emerging markets and North America<p>* Chinese wind turbines about a third cheaper<p>* Western players offer better quality and maintenance<p>By Christoph Steitz and Mette Fraende<p>FRANKFURT/COPENHAGEN, July 22 (Reuters) - European and Chinese wind turbine makers are poised to do battle away from …

Ten percent of Starbucks transactions in US come via mobile payments

Mobile payments has proven to be a very difficult nut to crack. Google, Isis, and others have failed to bring wallet-free payments to primetime, but one company has seen some success: Starbucks. The coffee chain says that wholly ten percent of its payments in the US are made using smartphones, …

The Twitter Advertising Ecosystem Explained

This suggests something of an emerging consensus in social media advertising around the user stream as the ideal spot for ad placements and the focus of new ad products.<p>As this consensus develops, Twitter is introducing new ad formats and capabilities that are helping marketers and brands reach …

Netflix brings live-streaming to a new medium: the company earnings call

The typical company earnings call is hardly primetime entertainment. Executives trot out jargon-laden statements carefully honed for their non-committal blandness, while analysts vie with each other to ask the most technical questions they can about the most recondite parts of the company’s …

Social Media

The strangest SEC filing you’ll ever read has a backstory you might not believe

When he started Left Behind Games in 2002, Troy Lyndon—a one-time boy genius who with his former company became Inc.’s entrepreneur of the year at the age of 28—was sure his apocalypse-themed video games would make him millions even as they brought the gospel of Christ to gamers the world over. …

Online Life

EU Cuts Mobile Data Roaming By 36% in Europe

The price caps for mobile data roaming in Europe have been slashed by 36 percent today, making it far cheaper for travelers to connect to the Internet with their smartphone or tablet when they travel abroad.<p>Downloading data is now capped at 45 cents per megabyte, in addition to VAT. The cost of …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

BBQ

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Movie Video Supercut - "We're Not So Different, You and I"

The Best Explanation Yet Of How The NSA's PRISM Surveillance Program Works

The report reaffirms what we already know, specifically that "the NSA copies Internet traffic as it enters and leaves the United States, then routes it to the NSA for analysis," and it also shores up a few things about how PRISM works.<p>First, it clears up the controversy around the assertion that …

Convos With My 2-Year-Old: Episode 3 ‘The Cookie’

“<i>I want one more cookie.</i>”<p>Episode 3 of the comical web series by Warmland Films, <i>Convos With My 2 Year Old</i>, features 2-year-old Coco (as played by a …

Dessert

How Technology is Transforming Live Concert Bootlegging

“If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” chided Ian Brown, frontman of iconic Mancunian indie band The Stone Roses.<p>Those were among the first words uttered by Brown during the band’s first comeback gig in May 2012, after a 16-year hiatus. But the singer wasn’t so much …

How common is your birthday?

Do you ever feel like you're always running into people with your birthday? It might not be you; it might be the date that you were born. Matt …

Lauren Davis

Essential Tech for Father’s Day

There’s still time to shop! From night-vision cameras to hard-rocking amps and laser-cutters to candles, here are nine ideas to appeal to all of you dad’s senses.