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Dubai to Create the World's First Climate-Controlled City

While some of the planet's richest nations are focused on the issue of climate change and how to lessen humanity's impact on the environment, …

The most valuable keywords to have on a tech resume

Silicon Valley CEOs (and many from farther afield) are constantly complaining that good technical talent is expensive and in short supply. There’s something to their concerns. At every education level, jobs requiring STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) skills in the US take far more …

Employment

Why Google plans to outspend Apple and Samsung to promote the new Moto X

Languishing at 1 percent of a global phone market it helped create, Google subsidiary Motorola is planning to unveil the Moto X, a customizable phone, this summer. And to support its launch, Google is planning to spend as much as $500 million.<p>If that doesn’t move Motorola’s dial, nothing will.<p>In …

Emails Sent By Steve Jobs Work Against Apple And For Amazon In New E-Book Ruling

Cote decided that Apple conspired with five of the largest book publishers to raise e-book prices when it launched the iPad in 2010, The Wall Street Journal reports. Before that, Amazon had been selling popular books for about $9.99. Publishers weren't fans of the low prices so Apple came in with a …

As cash piles grow, nations struggle to patch tech industry's tax loopholes

Transnational tech companies are causing major headaches for tax regulators around the world<p>With all the conflict, competition, and trash talk going on between them, tech companies can often appear to be more different than they are alike. One area where their practices overlap almost completely, …

Microsoft hearts Oracle, or why you can’t take on the whole world at once

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>This week, the almost unthinkable happened: Microsoft and Oracle have formed an agreement allowing customers to run Oracle …

Why more companies should encourage their employees to use social media

Meetings around the watercooler or over lunch are as traditional as the workplace suit and tie. But today, companies are looking for more innovative ways to bring employees together. Connecting people with different kinds of knowledge fosters new services and ideas, says Paul Leonardi, a professor …

Employment

India’s new surveillance network will make the NSA green with envy

India doesn’t seem to worry that the surveillance scandal recently rocking the US might perturb its own citizens. The country is going ahead with an ambitious program that will let it monitor any one of its 900 million telecom subscribers and 120 million internet users.<p>The Centralised Monitoring …

Surveillance

Northern European Companies Pushing for Mobile Wallets

For years, large conglomerates of telcos as well as startups, have been battling in the field around wallet solutions. It seems only logical that it’s an area that is ripe for disruption. But are wallet solutions a promised unicorn where the actors in the field are a couple of years too early, or …

Japan Is Testing Its New 300 MPH Floating Train

The L0 maglev train floats above its track and is propelled by powerful magnets, eliminating friction that limits the speeds of conventional trains.<p>The Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) unveiled a prototype of the L0 train in November 2012, with plans to run it from Tokyo to Nagoyo, a 40-minute …

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …