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I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language Learning

How Fitbit is trying to transform healthcare, and itself

Your physical and even mental health is a growing focus for Fitbit as it tries to fill the revenue gap left by a stalled business in fitness trackers.<p>Fitbit has a problem on its hands. This is not news. After riding high on a 2015 IPO, Fitbit’s main product, fitness-tracking wrist wearables, have …

Digital Health

10 Key Takeaways From Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant For Cloud IaaS

Gartner has recently published the Magic Quadrant for public cloud IaaS. The report points us to some interesting insights from the public cloud market. Based on the analyst’s commentary, it is becoming clear that the market consolidation is almost complete.<p>When compared to 2017, Gartner made the …

IaaS

Microsoft is now more valuable than Google

Third most valuable company behind Apple and Amazon<p>Microsoft has passed Google (Alphabet) in market valuation for the first time in three years, reports <i>CNBC</i>. Microsoft is now valued at $753 billion, while Alphabet (Google’s parent company) is valued at $739 billion. It makes Microsoft the third …

Satya Nadella

Amazon Just Did Something Brilliant to Increase Its Profits (And Why You Should Copy It)

This one decision increased Amazon's revenue by over a billion dollars. Steal a page out of their playbook and increase your profit margin by 15% or more today.<p>In a letter to shareholders in April, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared, for the first time ever, the total number of Amazon Prime members (100 …

eCommerce

TechOne's strong cloud growth fails to impress investors

Share price takes 7.4 percent knock.

SaaS

There's even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain — and it could save you money, too

Eating healthy in a country where heavily processed snack foods are sold as breakfast and fried foods are cheaper than fresh produce is no easy task. Finding the right eating plan gets even harder when medical experts can't seem to agree on what we should consume for optimal health. But as it turns …

Holistic Medicine

The Big Disconnect: What happened to Google Fiber in Atlanta?

After three years of stalled promises, Atlanta is fed up. Will we ever get Google’s high-speed internet?<p>Illustration by Wes L Cockx<p>It’s been more …

Sony in $2.3 billion deal for EMI, becomes world's biggest music publisher

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp (6758.T) said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.<p>The acquisition is the biggest strategic move yet by new CEO Kenichiro …

An Indian exec is set to make a fortune when Xiaomi goes public

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi’s initial public offering (IPO) is likely to make at least one Indian a lot wealthier: Manu Kumar Jain, vice president and managing director of the company’s India arm.<p>Xiaomi has announced plans for a $10 billion stock market debut in Hong Kong, which could value the …

India

Disneyflix Is Coming. And Netflix Should Be Scared.

Will Disney destroy the movie theater?<p>No company has been more responsible for shaping the modern entertainment landscape than Walt Disney. In 1937, with <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i>, its first feature film, Disney invented the family blockbuster. In 1954, with <i>Disneyland</i>, an anthology series …

Walt Disney Company

Nikon versus Canon: A Story Of Technology Change

Nikon losing the leadership position to Canon in the market for professional photography is a story involving technology transitions over a period of …

YouTube Red's $10 subscription is the best money I spend on entertainment every month

The content on YouTube is great, diverse and plentiful. The pretenses for consuming that content aren't perfect, though — wading through ads and …

Review: Fitbit's New Smartwatch Is the Biggest Threat to the Apple Watch Yet

<b>The good</b>: Attractive design, Long battery life, Comprehensive exercise tracking, Wide variety of watch faces <b><br>The bad</b>: Bands aren’t easy to change, …

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly …

Soundtracks

Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Google Play Music: A music subscription showdown

We wake up to music. We go about our days to music. If we're happy, we're singing along. If we're sad, we're crooning. If we're mad, we will scream …

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

How Serverless Computing Reshapes Security

The new division of responsibility moves some security concerns off a business's plate while changing priorities for other risks.<p>Serverless computing …

Qualcomm vs Apple: the race to own Bluetooth audio

The 3.5 mm headphone jack isn’t dead yet, but some manufacturers are rather unscrupulously pushing consumers towards Bluetooth and into their broader product ecosystems. Regardless of the persistent quality and connectivity issues, the convenience of wireless headphones is seeing big growth in …

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has become the world’s biggest carmaker

RENAULT unveiled the EZ-GO, a concept for a robotaxi, at the Geneva motor show, which opened on March 5th. Nissan, in conjunction with DeNA, a …

Autos

What Is Li-Fi? The New Alternative To Wi-Fi

Li-Fi is likely to reshape the world in ways Wi-Fi didn’t, by transmitting data through lamps, streetlights, and more.<p>Philips Lighting just unveiled a small coup. It’s providing internet to an entire office in France with nothing but its lights. That’s right, a company known for LED bulbs and …

Ambani's Triple Play Disrupts Cozy Club

India's telecom industry is in turmoil, and depending on whom you ask, one man deserves all the credit or all the blame.<p>It's been 18 months since …

Amazon, Google, don't fight. Just make our smart home happen.

It's 2018, and my 2016 Alexa has finally started talking to my 2012 Nest.<p>The bestselling voice assistant (technically the Amazon Echo, but who calls …

Smart Homes

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

How Blackstone Turned India Into Its Most Profitable Market

Blackstone Group LP says it’s found the formula for making money in India, which has become its top-performing market globally after the firm began …

Time Trips: The 10 Best Mind-Bending Movies About Spacetime for ‘Wrinkle’ Fans

<b>* The classic time-travel book, A Wrinkle in Time, is now a film starring Oprah</b> <b><br>* Here are ten more classic and recent sci-fi movies to get trippy …

Time Travel

Elon Musk's hyperloop dream may come true — and soon

Elon Musk first described his idea for a futuristic transportation system that would send passenger pods through tubes at speeds of hundreds of miles an hour back in 2013. At the time, the idea of actually building and operating a so-called “hyperloop” seemed far-fetched, to say the least.<p>But …

High-speed Rail

Google’s Project Fi is the best cellphone plan you’re not using

Google has a solution for everyone who is tired of seeing astronomical cell phone bills at the end of each month. Launched in 2015, Project Fi is an …

Telecoms

George Harrison at 75: How the quietest Beatle became the most popular one of all

“George was the greatest guy,” Tom Petty recalled in 2010, when I asked him about his friend and Traveling Wilburys bandmate, the late Beatle George Harrison. “He was funny, but he was tough, too. He didn’t suffer fools. I loved him like a brother and I still really miss him.”<p>A few years later, …

Music

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …