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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially announced Sunday that she was running for president in 2016.<p><b>2.</b> Newly released footage shows a reserve deputy fatally shooting an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma.<p><b>3.</b> Brazilians in more than 100 cities protested Sunday against President …

China stocks rise after surprise rate cut, yuan drops

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese stocks rose, with a key index hitting a three-year high, while bond yields fell on Monday, as markets cheered a surprise rate cut that investors hope may signal the start of a fresh cycle of aggressive policies to boost flagging growth.<p>A man talks on the phone …

What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

Trillion-Dollar Baby: Can Apple Go Where No Stock Has Gone Before?

Is Wall Street finally get on board with the world’s most valuable company again? Over the past several weeks, at least five analysts have upgraded price targets on Apple. (Details here, here and here.) In the meantime, the company has seen its shares reach an all-time high of $117.57 before …

Why You Don’t Need to Move to Silicon Valley

There are plenty of reasons why companies don't move to Silicon Valley. Execs behind Hootsuite, Indochino and OTI Lumionics weigh into the debate.<p>Silicon Valley is often seen as a mecca for startups. But it isn't for everyone.<p>Entrepreneurs behind small businesses, for instance, rate Utah, Idaho, …

Silicon Valley

Microsoft changes privacy policy to ban accessing users' email

Several days ago, it was revealed that Microsoft once accessed a blogger's email account without permission to uncover an employee who leaked source code. MS initially defended its actions, saying it was the quickest way to respond to a case of illegally distributed information, but it's now …

Air pollution linked to seven million deaths globally

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1056000/1056383_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524685447_b9517f486aa57a2edb979a86f96a23be<p><b>Seven million people died as a result of air pollution in 2012, the World Health Organization estimates.</b><p>Its findings suggest a link between air …

The Surprising First Jobs Of 10 Famous CEOs

Think all CEOs lived silver-spoon lives on their way to the corner office? Think again. From paper boys to oyster shuckers, these A-listers started somewhere: The bottom.<p>CEOs can be strikingly different: Consider the even-keeled personality of Apple’s leader Tim Cook vs. the intensity Steve Jobs …

Warren Buffett Has Some Incredibly Specific Advice For Where The Average Investor Should Invest

"This year, he shares some news that even you, the poor average bastard, can use," wrote Gawker's Hamilton Nolan.<p>That blunt language may seem aggressive, but it may actually be exactly what readers need.<p>In a post titled "Warren Buffett on How to Invest Better Than Warren Buffett," Nolan points to a …

15 Everyday Habits to Boost Your Libido

If you’ve lost that frisky feeling, you’re not alone. Research shows that nearly a third of women and 15% of men lack the desire to have sex …

WhatsApp to add voice communication by summer

When the announcement hit that Facebook was snapping up WhatsApp (beating out Google in the process), the gargantuan $19 billion price tag was hard to justify. But, with 465 million active users per month, there's a lot of potential for other, perhaps more profitable services. Today at MWC, …

Amazon Coins Come To Android Users In U.S., U.K. & Germany

Amazon Coins, the virtual currency introduced by the e-commerce giant last spring, are now available on Android devices, including both smartphones and tablets, in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. This is the first time the Coins have been offered outside Kindle Fire tablets, which is where they first …

Drake: High Times at the YOLO Estate

Drake is worried that his waterfall is too loud. He rises from a wicker armchair and walks toward a control pad in the corner of his flagstone patio. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally different experiences and yet the science of them is very much the same." --Curtiss Murphy, founder of GiGi Games<p>If you can distract that chatterbox of this nosy bossy, the …

With Paper, Facebook Stops Trying To Be Everything For Everyone

Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Facebookers hope to Paper over the problems of its primary app with a new, content-sharing, stand-alone app. Will Paper perform like Facebook Messenger or like Poke?<p>This is no Paper tiger. Whether Facebook’s new stand-alone take on a news feed app flops or takes off, …

Apps

Apple Earnings: Deja Vu All Over Again?

We’ll know after the close just how good Apple’s holiday quarter really was in terms of iPhone and iPad sales, but on some fundamental level, it’s unlikely to matter to Wall Street. Even without seeing the final tally — and let the record show I’m expecting better than the 56.2 million phones in …

Bitcoin exec busted in Silk Road deal

<b>(ppart via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>CEO of a Bitcoin exchange charged with trying to sell the digital currency to Silk Road users<p>Natasha Lennard<p>January 27, 2014 5:51pm (UTC)<p>Charlie Shrem, the CEO of an exchange for Bitcoin, was arrested by federal authorities on Sunday in a money laundering bust, which …

The 'Just Right' Reaction When You Mess Up At Work

You’re tackling a typical day at the office, juggling meetings, phone calls, and that hyperactive inbox of yours, when suddenly it hits you—the worst possible feeling to have at work. Your heart drops, your face goes cold, and your adrenaline kicks in. You’ve just realized you’ve made a …

The Canadian Dollar Is Tanking

One of the big headlines during an otherwise quiet morning in global markets today: the Canadian dollar has just fallen to $1.10 per U.S. dollar for the first time since 2009.<p>Since the turn of the new year, the loonie has been sliding fast. In the year to date already, the U.S. dollar has risen …

Oxfam: World's Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth

Just 1 percent of the world's population controls nearly half of the planet's wealth, according to a new study published by Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.<p>The study says this tiny slice of humanity controls $110 trillion, or 65 times the total wealth of the poorest 3.5 …

Why China Is Heading For A Greek Style Crisis On A Grand Scale

For years, China and Greece have had something special in common: A long cultural history that has helped shape the modern world. And from the late 1970s to this day, they shared something else — a semi-Soviet economic model whereby a large part of the economy has been subject to the direct or …

7 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Difficult Times

Leaders need to show more composure than ever before in the workplace. With the change management requirements, increased marketplace demands and intensifying competitive factors that surround us, leaders must have greater poise, agility and patience to minimize the impact of uncertainty. How …

7 Fat Loss Superfoods That Live Up to Their Hype

I honestly can't remember what food, but this woman was waxing poetic about its numerous benefits. I was at a dinner party having a conversation with another nutritionist, trying to tune her out, but this woman became so impassionate about this "miracle food" she was practically shouting.<p>Seems that …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Here's Why Uber Shouldn't Change Its Surge Pricing

If Uber wants to create the same kind of fan base and avoid scaring away new customers with bad-weather sticker shock, it should cap the amount riders pay at two or three times the normal rates, while still paying drivers whatever rates it needs to get them to come out onto the roads. If a surge …

Pay to perk up in 2014 as economy recovers - CBI

LONDON (Reuters) - More British firms expect wages to rise in line with inflation next year than at any time since the 2008-2009 recession, a survey conducted by a leading organisation of employers showed on Tuesday.<p>The Bank of England is seen in the City of London August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Toby …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

The Top 7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a wild ride. In considering the changes we’ve seen in technology over the past year, I’m bracing myself for unprecedented growth when it comes to anytime, anywhere, on-demand information and entertainment.<p>Based on the trends we’ve seen so far in 2013, I predict …

10 Tips For Sleeping On Planes

<i>By Lynda Shrager</i><p>I remember my daughter called me excitedly from Kennedy Airport a few years ago as she prepared to board a flight to Dublin, the first stop on her "I graduated college and am now off to Europe" vacation. "I hope I fall asleep soon after boarding the plane so we can jump right in …