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Best Kept Wild: Roaming New Zealand

THE CHOPPER CAME flat over a dense forest of tree ferns, black beech, and red-flowered rata trees. It sailed over New Zealand’s Fiordland cliffs and fell to the whitecaps of the Southern Ocean. The cliffs were threaded with waterfalls, like in <i>Avatar.</i> Nick Wallis, a 33-year-old pilot for Alpine …

A Trillion Dollar Source Of New Funding? The SEC's New 'Reg D'

In a move that should create a boom in deal flow and investment activity for early stage companies, the SEC amended its rules this week to permit general solicitation of private security offerings. Industry watchers believe the new criteria could open the gates for vast amounts of additional …

10 Best Cities For Young Entrepreneurs

NerdWallet tallied the top metro areas by population to determine this (surprising!) list of the best cities for young founders. With an equal weighting of loan data, cost of living, business activity, education and income, they’ve crunched the numbers to tally an overall score for 42 major cities. …

BlackBerry Z10 prices come crashing down to as low as $49

BlackBerry has cut prices for its flagship smartphone from $199 to $49 and $99.<p>The BlackBerry Z10 is now selling for $99 from AT&T and Verizon, while Amazon is selling it at $49. The price drop is aimed at breathing life into sales for the Canadian company, which lost $84 million in the most recent …

Locale Of 2013 MLB All-Star Game Will Push Fans To Pay A Premium

Slightly more than 4,100 tickets to the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game remain available on the resale market, which is roughly 200 tickets less than what was available four hours ago and almost 1,000 fewer tickets than were listed yesterday morning. The number of tickets for sale is …

Maryland's Grid Resiliency Model May Galvanize New Wave of Deregulation

A major decision by state utility regulators in Maryland may ultimately set the stage for unbundling reliability from standard electricity service, allowing customers the option of paying a premium for more reliable electricity service.<p>On Friday, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) …

Microsoft questioned despite profit return

Microsoft is expected to announce $7.64bn (£5bn) of fourth-quarter operating profits when it unveils its results on Thursday but will still face questions on how the reorganisation it announced last week will spur growth.<p>The return to profit will come as a much-needed boost to morale at the Seattle …

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Kazakhstan Economy: Laying The Golden Egg

<i>It's party-time on spaceship Nursultan.</i><p>KAZAKHSTAN'S capital, Astana, celebrated its 15th anniversary on July 6th with a petrodollar-fuelled party. It happened also to be the 73rd birthday of the country's strongman president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who commissioned this epitome of surreal bombast …

How To Reduce Copyright Lawsuits And Make The Internet A Better Place To Share Content

What do you get when you mix the Internet, millions of content creators, and a growing list of social media and networking sites that support media sharing and remixing? A lot of complicated copyright questions—and plenty of litigation as well.<p>For example, on June 26, New York-based photographer …

Brazil’s new richest man is building his empire on beer, burgers and ketchup

While Brazil’s once-richest man fumbles away tens of millions of dollars a day, his successor to the title is amassing a fortune.<p>Jorge Paulo Lemann is now Brazil’s richest man, having earned the distinction late last year amidst the precipitous fall of the country’s ruthless oil baron Eike Batista, …

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Insurers avoiding settling car and home claims

Insurers are wriggling out of settling car and home insurance claims by citing "spurious reasons", according to consumer group Which?.<p>The findings …

Older homeowners accused of muscling in on first-time buyers

Baby-boomers, already accused of enjoying free university education and final salary pensions denied to younger generations, are now in the dock for …

Google delays new campus for up to a year

Google has delayed its plan to build a new campus in Silicon Valley as it tries to improve the design of the massive complex.<p>The construction will be delayed by six months to a year, according to a report in the <i>San Jose Mercury News</i>. The Google Bay View complex is a short distance from the …

Investors hit by transfer delay shambles

Investors are facing costly waits as an administrative meltdown hits online platforms.<p>Cost-cutting investors who move their money to a cheaper fund supermarket face potential delays of up to two months due to an administrative meltdown that has engulfed most of the industry, Telegraph Money can …

Carl Icahn improves Dell counter-offer

<b>Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has improved his bid to thwart proposals to take computer maker Dell private.</b><p>Mr Icahn is now offering the right to buy more Dell shares at a later date to his previous share buyback plan.<p>In May, Dell's board recommended that shareholders should accept a $24.4bn …

Finance set to surpass tech as most-profitable U.S. industry

Despite all the gloom, Wall Street analysts still remain optimistic regarding tech industry prospects this year.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Since the near-collapse of the U.S. financial sector in 2008, the technology industry consistently has been the most-profitable part of this country's economy.<p>In 2012, …

Want a job? Agriculture industry teeming with them

Holding career fairs and recruiting on college campuses are just two of the ways the agriculture industry is working to update its stodgy image and address an alarming shortage of workers.<p>WASHINGTON — U.S. agriculture and food companies are struggling to attract enough workers, a problem the …

Why underemployment may be worse than it looks

The level of underemployed workers looks bad on its face but even worse when it's not the government doing the counting.<p>When the Labor Department released its monthly non-farm jobs report Friday, it was all sunshine and roses except for one glaring weakness: A big jump in the unemployment rate that …

Campaign-style tactics used in Obamacare implementation fight

Campaign-style ads, legislative votes to get politicians on the record, and bitter rhetoric are nothing new when it comes to electioneering. But these partisan plays are being utilized in the battle over Obamacare; a fight centered on the implementation of an already-passed law, not a congressional …

We want privacy from the government, but we're an open book on social media

I recently trailed a friend – inadvertently – through New York City, during a Facebook chat.<p>Each message he sent via the mobile app, Facebook …

Clippy hits the road as Office 365 expands to 38 new countries

Almost five months after its debut, Office 365 is getting 38 new passport stamps. Clippy's hitting such exotic locales as Fiji, the Bahamas and Barbados, and it's even picking up new languages along the way. The subscription-based productivity suite now includes support for Vietnamese, Arabic and …

The internet of things may drive you nuts before it makes things better

The scariest thing anyone has ever said to me about the internet of things wasn’t about the NSA spying on my gadgets or that someone might hack my …

Google Play appears to confuse Mickey Mouse with gay erotica

Google makes all but four cents of its money from advertising.<p>Its systems are so sophisticated that, if only governments would bow to them, they could sell policies to the right people at the right time (and at the right price) for perfect social harmony.<p>And yet there are moments when Google's …

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The evolution of humanoid robots (pictures)

On Thursday, DARPA unveiled one of the more<p>Updated:July 12, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:DARPA/Boston Dynamics<p>In 1967, an artificial muscle was developed by professor Ichiro Kato and his team at Waseda University in Japan, one of the centers of early robotics research. Rubber embedded in several …

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Hello, tomorrow: Smart tech and accidental espionage

Forget the National Security Agency and other government intelligence bureaus (or so I'm told to tell you by the agent who has been tracking my communications for months and who now stands beside me). One doesn't need a taxpayer-funded agency to maintain a nearly comprehensive and constant library …

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Instapaper Creator Marco Arment Launches Bugshot for iOS

Marco Arment, best known as the creator of Instapaper, has today launched a new iOS app called Bugshot.<p>Aimed at developers, beta testers and pedants alike, the app allows you to mark up screenshots of iOS apps with arrows and boxes in order to quickly highlight typos, design flaws and other visual …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

Dual-SIM HTC Butterfly s certified for China, comes with removable back cover

It's a given that HTC will eventually launch its new Butterfly s in China, but will it be a dual-SIM version like the One Dual variants offered over there? The answer is yes, according to a filing in TENAA's database. This particular "9060" device comes with WCDMA radio, meaning it'll be picked up …

Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/14: What is this?

<i>Update (Sunday, 7:28 p.m. PT): The answer to today's challenge -- which 65 people got right -- is Mark di Suvero's sculpture "Shang," located in front of the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor. Several people also guessed that "Shang" was located in Chicago's Millennium Park, which I</i> …

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