Henry Shapiro

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Stratasys just acquired MakerBot, the one 3D printing firm that could have disrupted it

You can’t 3D print money, but Stratasys just did the next best thing in buying MakerBot, the one company with the potential to disrupt Stratasys’s 3D-printing business.<p>The deal will be transacted entirely in Stratasys stock, and the initial acquisition price is 4.76 million shares (worth $403 …

Dolphin browser for Android adds redesigned UI, new store for web apps

Dolphin has done a pretty fine job when it comes to keeping its browser loaded with plenty of handy features, both on Android and iOS. Now, the Dolphin's hit version 10 for Android, bringing along an array of things including a revamped user interface, drag-and-drop support for speed dials on the …

How Conversation Is Making The New York Public Library Roar

Man of letters, curator of public curiosity, and accomplished hitchhiker Paul Holdengräber reveals how he’s moved the marble of the NYPL with the LIVE interview series.<p>Paul Holdengräber doesn’t do tangents. But he does digress.<p>“Tangents seem tangential,” says the director of LIVE, the New York …

America, meet your newest neighbors: the Nigerians

The Russians are coming to America—and the Nigerians, too.<p>Potential home buyers or investors from those two countries and the Philippines account for the fastest growth in international searches on Trulia, the big real estate information site, in the year ending on March 31. Nigerians did more home …

UK banks need to plug £27bn capital hole, says PRA - BBC News

Al Qaeda's Abandoned NY Stock Exchange Plot Revealed

Top U.S. security officials revealed today that the government's recently exposed surveillance programs led them to an al Qaeda cell that plotted, …

Researchers able to predict iOS-generated hotspot passwords in less than a minute

Anyone who's tried to tether to their iPhone or iPad will recall how iOS manages to craft its own passwords when used as a personal hotspot. The aim is to ensure that anyone sharing a data connection will get some degree of security, regardless of whether or not they tinker with the password …

As More Countries Scramble To Fill Revenue Holes, Ukraine Plans To Triple Beer Tax

Hold on to your Carlsberg: it’s about to get a lot more expensive to drink a pint in the Ukraine.<p>Ukraine, which is the largest country wholly in Europe, borders Russia and Poland. At the turn of the 19th century, the country was poor and largely ignored by its bordering countries. Conflicts within …

What if Wall Street doesn't like what Fed says?

NEW YORK -- Ever since it began injecting cash into the financial system in 2008, the Federal Reserve has been compared to a drug dealer by critics. The Fed's bond-buying and zero-interest-rate policy, they say, is akin to a performance-enhancing, steroid-like drug with the addictive quality of …

A Prius costs $154,000 in Singapore and people are still buying them

Earlier this month, Singapore online television channel RazorTV conducted interviews with Vin Diesel and other stars of <i>The Fast and the Furious 6</i>, quizzing them about the cost of cars in the Southeast Asian island city-state. Upon learning that forking out $154,000 for a Prius is the norm there, an …

The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In America Right Now

There are many reasons the de Guigne estate in Hillsborough, Calif., could be called a trophy property. For starters the 16,000-square-foot Mediterranean mansion was constructed a century ago and has remained within the same family since. Located at the end of a 4,500-foot driveway, the historic …

Brazilians spend as much as 26% of their income to ride the bus

A $0.09 hike in the price of a single bus fare in Sao Paulo ignited the biggest protests to hit Brazil in over 20 years. As we noted earlier today, the bus fare hike was merely the last straw in a long list of public grievances about the shaky Brazilian economy.<p>But it’s worth noting that Sao …