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Google has mapped 'tens of thousands' of UK stores to work out if serving you an online ad makes you visit a retailer

Google says it has mapped "tens of thousands of stores" in the UK in an effort to link its online ads to driving in-store purchases.<p>Google first …

Maps

Here comes SuperBoss

IN A crowded field, a contender for most absurd business-related tweet of the year must surely be the World Economic Forum (WEF) for its “14 things …

Khosla Ventures' Keith Rabois on Venture Capital and Why He Loves Twitter

Twitter has more influence on society than any other social product.<p><i>These questions originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answers by Keith Rabois, Internet entrepreneur, investor, and contrarian, General</b> …

Now You Can Use Tinder to Donate Your Organs

Nothing is sexier than donating an organ to someone in need.<p>At least, that’s what popular dating app Tinder is hoping its users believe. The company …

Stars of the season: Max Verstappen brings Formula 1 to life

<b>For many teenage boys, turning 18 marks the moment they become a man. For Max Verstappen, that moment arguably arrived six months earlier.</b><p>Despite his slender frame, many knew before the then 17-year-old strapped himself into his Toro Rosso for the opening race of the season in Australia that the …

Auto Racing

The IMF is poised to put Chinese yuan in an elite currency basket

The IMF executive board is scheduled to meet Monday to decide on the recommendation by staff experts earlier in November to include the yuan, also known as the renminbi, alongside the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound in the grouping.<p>While not a freely traded currency, the SDR …

Yahoo Talent Exodus Accelerates as Marissa Mayer's Turnaround Flounders

Marissa, bar the door!<p>The departures of a number of high-profile executives at Yahoo has accelerated in recent months, so much so that many inside the company are becoming worried about strategy and execution of key initiatives aimed at turning around its core business.<p>While Silicon Valley is a …

Steve Jobs’s widow 'begged' DiCaprio and Bale not to take biopic role

Laurene Jobs allegedly called stars to dissuade them from taking part in Danny Boyle-directed drama, according to the Hollywood Reporter<p>Steve Jobs’s widow Laurene Jobs called Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale to beg them not to play her husband in a forthcoming biopic, according …

Universal Pictures

Here's why I left 'The Martian' with a terrible sinking feeling

I really loved "The Martian," a survivalist thriller about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. I loved it so much that I called it the best space …

Amazon posts anomalous profit, Wall Street swoons

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Investor enthusiasm for Amazon.com Inc is pretty consistent: the stock tends to rise, even though the company isn't consistent about making profits.<p>On Thursday it posted second quarter profit of $92 million on sales of $23.19 billion, only its third quarterly profit since …

Shashi Tharoor's brilliant speech on Britain's debt to India

In an explosive speech at the Oxford Union, Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor argued that the British looted and plundered India during …

India

The 11 worst money mistakes to make in your 30s

After a decade of experimenting, failing, and learning from those failures, most of us have figured out how to navigate, or avoid, the most common …

Personal Finance

This mathematical principle reveals the best way to get anything you want in life

Whether it's landing your dream job or getting the girl, a basic mathematical principle can help you in almost any situation.<p>That's according to …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

Gerald Brady: not in a tech bubble — we're in a 'new Renaissance'

"The Disrobing of Christ," by Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco. REUTERS/Paul Hanna<p>There's been a lot of talk recently about whether we're in a tech bubble like the dotcom boom that led to the crash in 2000.<p>Investors and entrepreneurs can't seem to agree whether valuing businesses like Uber at …

Everything you need to know about this unfolding Greek tragedy

Democracy is messy. The Greeks know this better than most, having essentially invented the concept.<p>But by unexpectedly calling for a public vote on its latest bailout proposal, the Greek government—in the name of democracy— has triggered a highly uncertain sequence of events that it seems …

Europe

The story of the invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing as well

The world has been clamoring for a super-battery.<p>Since about 2010, a critical mass of national leaders, policy professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and writers have all but demanded a transformation of the humble lithium-ion cell. Only batteries that can store a lot more energy for a …

Energy

3 Things You Should Never Buy With a Credit Card -- and 1 You Always Should

Beware the "snowball effect".<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating. Look</i> …

Here's what the next recession could look like

The GDP slowdown in Q1 of this year had some economists fearing that a recession was near. But recent strong economic data has calmed those fears.<p>Recessions don't just happen because they are overdue; they need to be induced by some event.<p>A 'lesser recession'<p>In a note Thursday, Dario Perkins of …

Sixth mass extinction begins leaving human race in danger, warns study

The world is witnessing the sixth mass extinction that threatens even our very own existence, warns a new study, published in the journal Science …

Breakthroughs

Apple is trying to recreate a vast, legal conspiracy to make you pay for music — and it’s going to work

They see it as a confused mess, mushing together several different functions — streaming, radio and an artist promo platform — that might have been better broken out into separate apps. (In tech, the golden rule is that the best apps do one simple thing really well. This thing seems to be trying to …

15-year-old makes the epic discovery of a new planet that's 1,000 light years from Earth

At just 15 years old, Tom Wagg discovered what astronomers only began to find 20 years ago - a planet far from Earth, outside of our solar …

Why 'The Martian' is going to be way better than 'Interstellar' or 'Gravity'

The first official trailer for the film adaptation of Andy Weir's "The Martian" is out and it looks like it's going to blow "Interstellar" and …

Philosophy of the Large Hadron Collider

There have been many tedious discussions about the value of philosophy for modern science. I find it much more interesting to ask if and in what way modern science can advance philosophy<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva is the world’s …

Physics

Janet Yellen is losing patience

When the chair of the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that stocks were overvalued and bond yields too low, it was a signal that investors should not expect to indulge on the Fed's cheap dollars forever.<p>But after a knee-jerk reaction to the warning, two days later Wall Street was back near record …

Federal Reserve

A millionaire who retired at age 27 explains why he went back to work after only 3 weeks

Jon Carder retired when he was just 27 years old.<p>The California native started his first company, BabysHeaven, when he was a sophomore at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where he studied philosophy and art.<p>BabysHeaven sold baby products online — and a few months after launching, Carder …

1.2 crore vacant homes – This one number tells us all that is wrong with Indian real estate

Vivek Kaul<p>Anshuman Magazine, chairman and managing director of CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd., in a recent article writes that “around 1.2 crore completed …

Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Misdiagnoses Inequality And The Cause Of Middle-Class Woes

In an interview posted on Yahoo.com yesterday, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz spoke about growing economic inequality and America’s shrinking middle class. Agreed, these are challenging and discouraging times for many, but as has happened before, Mr. Stiglitz provides a faulty …

Economics

Repackaged Rahul: After 3 Parliament Speeches in a Decade, 2 This Week

<b>New Delhi:</b> Rahul Gandhi accused the government of "carving out the internet to hand over to corporates" on Wednesday. He compared Prime Minister …