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Singapore to regulate virtual currency

Singapore has announced plans to regulate virtual currency, including Bitcoin exchanges<p>Singapore's central bank has announced plans to regulate virtual currency intermediaries including Bitcoin exchanges, to address concerns over their use in illicit transactions.<p>The move will make the city-state …

India's Gold Fetish Translates Into Frenzied Build-Up For Apple's Gold-Colored iPhone

Sumit Chopra, who oversees an Apple iPhone distributor in the affluent Punjab region in northern India, is a celebrity of sorts these days. He is on the speed dial of politicians, singers, movie stars and rich businessmen who are all calling him with one question: When can we lay our hands on the …

Yes, Apple Is Back In The Disruption Business

Today’s superstar businesses are device companies, integrating hardware, software, services and connection. We don’t get much chance to stop and think what that new product model means to how you do R&D, product development and innovation. But Apple is showing us. While we were fixated on hardware, …

It’s Over For Paid Apps, With A Few Exceptions

Is it over for paid mobile apps? That’s the general thinking these days, as the App Stores fill up with “good enough” alternatives to paid apps, while major publishers game the charts with free offerings that make millions which can then be used for their ongoing user acquisition efforts. That’s …

Digital motion sickness will be the occupational disease of the 21st century

The better technology gets, the more likely it is to give you a headache or make you throw up. The trend is inescapable: Whether it’s videogames, Apple’s latest mobile operating system, 3D movies and television, or Google Glass, a portion of the population—basically, anyone predisposed to motion …

Virtual Reality