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EU plans competition inquiry into e-commerce sector

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager to examine price differences between country-specific websites, which she say may be breaking the law<p>Europe’s top competition watchdog has said that companies charging online shoppers higher prices for the same goods depending on where they live could be …

Pebble Time Kickstarter project raised $20.3 million

During its month-long crowdfunding campaign, which ended 10 p.m. ET Friday, Pebble Time shattered two Kickstarter records.<p>It broke its first record on its first day, when it became the fastest project to raise $1 million -- in 49 minutes. A week later, it became the most-funded campaign in …

Crowd Funding

Is being an entrepreneur a nightmare?

<b>Becoming an entrepreneur is a daydream for millions of people.</b><p>After all, starting your own company is an opportunity to become your own boss, chart your own destiny, and maybe make a fortune.<p>But is the reality always rosy, even if your business flourishes?<p>Here 10 successful entrepreneurs talk about …

Entrepreneurship

Google's Nexus Legacy: How Far We've Come

iPhone beats Samsung Galaxy, Bill Gates leaving Microsoft rumors, GS4 Black & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how the iPhone currently dominates the smartphone market in the US. We then talk about Samsung’s …

Why So Many Tech Founders Who Are Jerks Become Insanely Rich And Successful

"Startup DNA" is the idea that the world's best entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, have some inherent talent they were born with that made them successful.<p>The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept risk."<p>Another characteristic many top entrepreneurs …

This Heat Map Reveals The Secret To IKEA's Store Design

In our recent tour of IKEA's store in Brooklyn, we kept thinking back to a 2011 lecture from Alan Penn of the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.<p>Penn and his assistants analyzed IKEA's layout by following customers through one of the enormous stores. He was surprised to find an extremely uniform …

IKEA

The 20 Best Jobs Of The Future

Business Insider compiled a ranking of the best jobs of the future based on how well they pay and how much they are projected to grow in the coming years.<p>We took the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' projections for the number of new jobs created between 2012 and 2022 and the 2012 median annual wage …

Employment

End of physical currency a 'reality', says Visa

The end of physical notes and coins is becoming a 'reality' as the use of new technologies expands, according to Visa<p>Cash is becoming increasingly irrelevant as physical coinage and notes make way for contactless payments, according to Visa.<p>The card payments operator said the displacement of cash …

Good economists are almost always right about almost everything

So much everyday government policymaking is dominated by economic reasoning, such as the price controls imposed upon utilities<p>Good economists are usually about as right as it’s possible to be. There, I said it.<p>That shouldn’t be controversial. After all, that’s why economists get paid so much and …

Scratch That: This Is The Apple IWatch Of Your Dreams

The number one thing all future wearable tech will need to abide by? You gotta look good.<p>Behold, this lovely Apple iWatch concept by San Francisco designer Todd Hamilton, which melds the sensibilities of Nike’s FuelBand with iOS. It piggybacks off an earlier design iteration by Thomas Bogner, who, …

Wearable Tech

“DayZ” Makes You Feel Every Murder You Commit. Can You Handle This?

Dean Hall developed the zombie-packed, psychologically trying PC game to re-create tension faced by soldiers. The emotional responses it triggers have helped the game sell more than a million downloads in its first month.<p>In early January, a Reddit user posted an emotional story about waking up on a …

Facebook Hints At Mobile Ad Network Ambitions By Testing Its Ads In Third-Party Apps

Facebook said in a blog post today that it has started testing Facebook ads in third-party mobile apps.<p>The post doesn’t have too many details about the program, like what kinds of data will be used for the ad targeting and what those ads will actually look like. (I’ve asked Facebook PR about those …

Computer coding push for primary pupils in England

From September, every child in England will have to learn computer coding.<p>Education Secretary Michael Gove has called it the language of the future, but are there enough trained teachers to do the job?<p>Rory Cellan-Jones reports.

Michael Gove