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Standard Chartered shares surge despite profit slump

Standard Chartered has reported a sharp drop in profits in the first quarter of the year but reassured investors over its financial strength, sparking a 10% jump in its shares.<p>Bill Winters, chief executive of the London-listed emerging markets focused bank, said it had reviewed its operations since …

Investing

Russell vents anger, probably regrets it

HE’S known for venting his frustrations on Twitter, but this time, Russell Crowe might regret posting in the first place. Social media is having a …

Australia

Episode 616: How Solar Got Cheap

For a long time, solar power has seemed like a thing of the future. A few environmentalists with a lot of money could afford it, but it wasn't really available for everyone.<p>That's changed. Suddenly, solar power isn't this weird fringe technology anymore. People get it not to save the planet, but …

Environmentalism

The party's over in startup land

It already raised $162 million in prior venture financing and debt. We don't know how much of it is left and how much it burned through. But it's time to go back to the trough - under punishing conditions.<p>Perhaps it's the sound of hot air hissing out of the startup funding bubble where …

Who wants to be an intrapreneur? Seven must-have traits

Intrapreneurs are entrepreneurial spirits who prefer to play an active role in helping their employer to innovate and grow rather than run the risks associated with starting their own businesses.<p>Many entrepreneurs start off as intrapreneurs in larger companies and then change career paths to apply …

Entrepreneurship

Echelon 2015: “APAC has an unhealthy obsession with unicorns”

Rakuten Ventures’ Saemin Ahn, and a speaker at the upcoming Echelon Asia Summit, says startups should rather focus on building a robust productSaemin …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Alibaba is getting ready to launch the Netflix of China.</b> The Asian online retail giant is preparing to launch its own video streaming service.<p><b>2. Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market.</b> Its Open Compute Project started as a controversial idea within the company — but four years …

National Security Agency (NSA)

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The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units and …

The Car That Runs On Air

Bringing new meaning to running on fumes<p>For more than a century, air cars have remained a quixotic quest of engineers—an idealistic exercise with little long-term likelihood of entering mass production. As fuels go, air has obvious upsides: It’s ubiquitous, clean, and, best of all, free. But air …

Electric Vehicles

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2 gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade

It’s tough to find an Android-powered QWERTY smartphone with some degree of pizzazz nowadays, which is why Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2 has always looked intriguing. You know, if you were willing to overlook the WVGA display, mediocre 5 MP camera and on-board Android 4.0 ICS.<p>Well, Big …

Samsung Galaxy