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Hunting down witches in northeast India | India

<b>Guwahati, India -</b> Laila Orang, 24, stands timidly in the small veranda of his mud house, tensing up at each mention of his mother. He hasn't talked or slept much because he's worried some night they'll come banging at his door again - and kill him too.<p>Laila left home as usual on July 20, bidding …

India

Microsoft opens Skype to the business world

The new version of the popular chat software aims to let you connect with co-workers and contacts outside your company.<p>You've probably used Skype to chat with your family and friends. Now you can use it to chat with colleagues and co-workers as part of your official workday.<p>Unveiled Monday, the …

Skype for Business

This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

No more wondering to yourself, "Ah, how much more can they take before I pass out?"<p>Instead you might be able to walk into a Walgreens pharmacy for a reportedly painless fingerprick that will draw just a tiny drop of blood, thanks to Elizabeth Holmes, 30, the youngest woman and third-youngest …

Mobile Advertising Rockets In India, World's Fastest-Growing Smartphone Market

Mobile advertising volume in India grew the fastest in the world, climbing a record 260% since July 2013, even as the larger Asia-Pacific region where ad impressions delivery rose 70% this year, emerged the fastest-growing region globally.<p>India has the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market. The …

Here's How a 21-Year-Old Earns a Living Making Videos on YouTube

What separates two people with a passion for fashion or make-up? One person works at a retail store or make-up counter barely making enough money to make ends meet. The other person takes their passion online, creates content, builds an audience and monetizes their media. That's the path least …

Happn Lets You Internet Date People You Pass On The Street

There is no hope for love on the Internet. Yet, it has become one of the surest ways to make money online, with Internet dating services generating almost $1.5 billion a year. Happn is one the newest in a long and sputtering line of dating intermediaries promising to dematerialize the walls between …

Why I moved in with college students to build a better app

Before diving into the findings of my ethnographic study at University of California, Berkeley, I’d like to disclose that I did not lie about my age or occupation during this entire experiment (OK, I may have said I was a “super senior” once in jest). This was strictly an attempt to push the …

BoE's McCafferty says discussing next policy move internally | Reuters

NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Bank of England policymakers are discussing what they will do when unemployment falls to their threshold level for considering an increase in interest rates, a top official at the central bank said on Wednesday.<p>People pass the Bank of England in the City of London …

US to run out of money sooner than expected

Government will likely run out of borrowing authority needed to help pay its bills by late February<p>The Obama administration has warned Congress that the government will likely run out of borrowing authority needed to help pay its bills by late February if lawmakers do not swiftly raise the federal …

Economics

T-Mobile Wants To Do For Bank Accounts What It’s Doing For Phone Contracts

Ever since T-Mobile started carrying the iPhone, the carrier has shown it’s willing to play loose and fast with the rules to win over new customers. The self-anointed “uncarrier”–which already lets customers upgrade their phones twice a year for a fee, offers unlimited global data roaming, and will …

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Banks urge small businesses to apply for finance

The BRDC Continental research showed that while success rates were at 67 per cent, confidence in success over the same period was just 37 per …

Do you go it alone or partner up?

There are a number of options, all of which have their merits and differ in legal and taxation terms – but your four key options are as follows:<p>Sole …

Want To Lead Effectively? Embrace Your Inner Narcissist

Just a touch of narcissism can take you far in the boardroom, according to a new study in <i>Personnel Psychology</i>.<p>The meta-analysis of 50 studies led by University of Illinois psychologist Emily Grijalva examined past research on the way narcissism affects whether people become leaders and how …

Don’t make the No. 1 estate-planning goof

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>You may have made a giant estate planning mistake without even knowing it — forgetting to …

Pension charges: what the Government's delay could cost

The pension industry appears to have persuaded the Government to postpone applying a cap on costs<p>Pensions Minister Steve Webb has confirmed today that Government action to reduce the cost of workplace pension schemes will not take effect until 2015.<p>Mr Webb introduced the concept of a "cap" on the …

Bank of England rate rise is 'still some way off' - Fisher | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England is not close to raising interest rates despite the sharp fall in unemployment towards the central bank’s 7 percent threshold, policymaker Paul Fisher said on Thursday.<p>A man passes the Bank of England in the City of London January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Luke …

More proof that health care loves big data

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / lenetstan<p>It’s no secret that medical research and health care have already benefited pretty …

Why email newsletters still work — and how you can make yours better

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The email newsletter model comes from some very humble roots, yet has grown into a powerful business model. …

How business apps pushed buttons for start-up chief

Pioneering company head says his turnover could be £50m-plus<p>When Mike Anderson told friends he was planning to leave his management role at a media company to set up his own business, a few eyebrows were raised.<p>The venture started with no clear plan, no clients and only three employees: “Me, my PA …

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