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Pope Francis attacks 'cult of money' in reform call

Pope Francis has hit out at unbridled capitalism and the "cult of money", calling for ethical reform of the financial system to create a more humane …

Europe can survive without Britain, says François Hollande

François Hollande launched a three-pronged attack on Britain saying that Europe would survive without the UK, while claiming David Cameron risked splintering the EU and that his austerity policies were failing.<p>In a marathon press conference just shy of three hours, the embattled Socialist President …

US fears after Chinese missile test

China has tested a long-range missile capable of intercepting satellites, US intelligence sources have claimed.<p>On Monday night local time a rocket was sent into space from a launch centre in Sichuan province, southwest China. Beijing said the launch was part of a scientific data-collecting …

House Intelligence Committee

Arctic oil boom sparks the next great political and environmental battle

Vast reserves of oil and gas already igniting conflicts<p>Things are heating up fast in the far north. The lands and sea of the Arctic — which have been ice-filled, inhospitable and treacherous for most of human history — are experiencing the effects of climate change more rapidly than anywhere else …

Powerball jackpot: Now a whopping $600 million

Surging ticket sales boost Saturday's Powerball jackpot to a record $600 million.<p>Saturday's whopping $550 million Powerball jackpot just got even bigger: a record $600 million.<p>For those opting for one-time cash payment, that's worth a pre-tax $376.9 million.<p>Surging ticket sales prompted the …

India

Slovenia struggles to avoid EU bailout

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979094_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522400923_3e32c5bcfbc660921c404e1dd613abe4<p><b>Slovenia's government has put forward a set of economic reforms to quell fears it could become the next EU member to apply for a financial bailout. But</b> …

Europe

How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the …

Landscape Photography

Need An IT Job? Try Washington D.C. And These 9 Other Cities Outside The Valley

Bright.com, a San Francisco job hunting startup, looked through 4.5 million job listings on its site and came up with this list. These are the cities that had the most per capita IT job growth and the most tech job openings over the past year.<p>Here's the list:

Employment

Why companies need inventors, not just their ideas

According to an early and frequently quoted aerodynamic model, bumblebees cannot possibly fly. Of course, any entomologist or gardener knows that the fuzzy insects make it into the air with great success; the model simply had it wrong.<p>As with bees, so it is with business. Researchers have long held …

Innovation

Where Should A New CEO Focus First?

Long-standing CEOs almost universally say their number one job is to own and drive vision and values. At the same time, their common regret is not moving faster to get people in appropriate roles. Reflecting back, CEOs talk about how surprised they were by how lonely the job is, and both the …

IBM Taps China’s Engineers to Develop Linux Software

International Business Machines Corp. opened a center today for computing systems in Beijing to help customers and outside software engineers develop …

We’re witnessing the rise of the graph in big data

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>GraphLab, a popular open source project dedicated to graph analysis and machine learning, is trying to capitalize on the …

Facebook’s own financial data reveal that Facebook doesn’t need Zynga anymore

One of the few bright spots in Facebook’s last quarterly report was a modest increase in how much money the company makes from payments (as opposed to the company’s primary source of revenue, advertising). Payments were up about 15% from a year ago, mostly due to Facebook Credits purchased to play …

Zynga

Data center space in parts of New Jersey is 4 times the cost of space in Manhattan

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Companies want to pay $600 or more per square foot to locate their gear close to high-priority data centers in New Jersey that …

Where Are They Now? Google I/O 2012 Edition.

This year’s Google I/O developer conference is shaping up to be a very different show from last year’s spectacle.<p>The company has downplayed …

I/O 2013: One Google, Under Page, With Unification And Usability For All

This is the evening before Google’s I/O developer conference and there’s already been quite a bit of chatter about what the company will announce and share at the conference. One important thing to note is that there will only be one keynote this year, a mega three-hour session where Google will …

Being A Google Intern Is So Funny, Hollywood Made It Into A Comedy

"The Internship" is about two older guys who become interns at Google.<p>Naturally, it's filled with techie humor.<p>We first saw a clip of the movie on Google's jobs site. In that scene two unemployed dudes, Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) interview with Google over Google Hangouts, which …

Comedy

This is why big data is the sweet spot for SaaS

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Andrea Danti<p>People often ask me where the smart money is in big data. I often tell them that’s a …

Can BlackBerry move past 'solid ground' to recapture past glory?

The phone maker unleashes a flurry of announcements, all meant to convey rising momentum. But can it take that next big step?<p>ORLANDO, Fla.--If there's one message BlackBerry wanted to convey at its annual confab, it's this: "We're back."<p>"It hasn't been that easy, and there's still a lot of work to …

BlackBerry

Panasonic Unveils ELUGA P-03E Android Smartphone With Air Gestures

Panasonic has strengthened its range of Android smartphones today with the ELUGA P-03E, a new handset with a 4.7-inch full HD display (1920×1080) and a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor.<p>The high-end device is just 10.9mm thick and leans on 2GB of RAM, coupled with 32GB of internal memory for …

Apple Hopes to Add Samsung’s Galaxy S4 to Patent Litigation Pig Pile

Add another Samsung device to the ever-lengthening list of smartphones that Apple alleges infringe its intellectual property.<p>This week, Apple — …

Apple’s to DOJ: Publishers already decided to fix prices before iBookstore came along

In the ongoing e-book price fixing case with the Department of Justice, in which Apple is accused of conspiring with publishers to fix eBook pricing and cut out Amazon, Apple has again responded to the DOJ’s claims detailing the “tough negotiations” it went through with publishers. To further prove …

Blackberry Messenger for Android is too little, too late

The clock is ticking for BBM<p>When I first saw this news pop up yesterday I was both amused and rather peeved, but no part of me was excited at the prospect of finally being able to use Blackberry Messenger. I was amused at the epic U-turn, after BlackBerry specifically stated last year that BBM …

BlackBerry

iPhone Interference Blamed For Sending Airliner Off Course

Wireless interference from an iPhone has been blamed for disrupting the compasses on a regional airliner and sending pilots several miles off course. The incident happened on a 2011 flight as it climbed past 9,000 feet, but the issue was resolved when a flight attendant asked a passenger to turn …