Vaibhav Aggarwal

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Once again the Winklevoss twins get beaten launching their big idea: a bitcoin trust

Mark Zuckerberg beat the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to the punch in launching Facebook. Now someone else seems to be stealing a march on their plan to launch an investment scheme for bitcoin.<p>SecondMarket, an American online marketplace, announced today that it’s launching a new bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

Are you investing for retirement in the right way?

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Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …

A Nest In The West

Every second of travel comes down to a decision—to stop and get out of the car, or to carry on, foot pressed hard on the pedal, to the destination we first had in mind.<p>I was doing fifty when I saw the small cabin at the edge of the road, prim and square, with windows like eyes that watched the …

9 Reasons Not To Retire Overseas (And Why They Don't Matter)

<b>Reason #1 Not To Retire Overseas: "I can't afford it."</b><p>In fact, you can't afford not to. I mean that both literally and figuratively.<p>You could launch a more comfortable, more interesting, safe, pleasant, even adventure-filled life in a number of places around the world on a budget of as little as …

When Husbands Retire First

This is a special segment directed at men who have, or will be retiring before their wives. On the surface, it may seem pretty common for husbands to retire first since they are stereotypically older and may have spent more time in the corporate workforce.<p>Reaching retirement age and providing for …

5 Mistakes To Avoid In Early Retirement

Many people dream of early retirement, especially if they don’t like their current job. According to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of workers are disengaged from their job. Basically, the majority of us don't like our current position. While early retirement is a great alternative to working in …

Retirement hurts big earners too, study finds

The more money you make before retirement, the more you may have to cut back when you do retire, a new study has found.<p>Because of Social Security benefits, some low-wage earners receive more income when they retire than they did when they were working. By contrast, many high-wage earners see their …

Retirement

HTC Posts 6.3% Loss In Third Quarter

See, they told us so. Smartphone maker HTC had predicted between breakeven and an 8% loss for the quarter that ended Monday, the latest downward move since its growth surge in 2010.<p>On Friday the former hardware contractor that has faced marketing and supply chain obstacles announced a 6.3% loss. …

The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

A relative of Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot, which last year managed to outpace the world's fastest man Usain Bolt on a treadmill, is now able to run outdoors untethered. Named the WildCat, the outdoor runner is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is being …

Tesla Car Fire Somehow Negatively Impacts Stock Price

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Recent video of a Tesla Model S catching fire caused the company's stock to drop about 6 percent on …

Tech stock famine leaves Hong Kong investors hungry | Financial Times

Print this page<p>It may only be a small deal, but investors couldn’t get enough of it. Forgame, the Chinese online gaming company, soared by a third on …

EasyJet profits soar by 48%

EasyJet raised its profit expectations for the full year after it attracted more business and leisure passengers and enjoyed a strong summer.<p>The budget airline said in a trading update that pre-tax profit for the 12 months to 30 September is expected to have increased by at least 48% to between …

Dubai Will Soon Have the Luxury of Choosing Between Two Mega-Airports

Dubai International airport, which is being expanded to handle 90 million passengers a year, could be shut in coming decades to focus traffic on a …

Samsung exec admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'lacks something special'

In an unusual bout of frankness, a Samsung official has acknowledged that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks, you know, whatever the Korean is for <i>je ne sais quoi</i>. As reported by the <i>Korea Times</i>, the unnamed official said:<p>"We've acknowledged that our Gear lacks something special. With more investment …

Raghuram Rajan alone cannot save India’s economy

KOLKATA, India—A couple of weeks ago, the ubiquitous socialite Shobhaa De wrote an entire column in a leading business paper gushing over India’s new central banker. She delved deep into the “unbearable hotness of being Raghuram Rajan,” albeit without apology to Milan Kundera.<p>To be sure, she was …

India

US student debt: $1.2 trillion, and rising

US student debt remains impervious to the forces of deleveraging.<p>The latest official numbers from the Federal Reserve peg the total amount of outstanding US student debt at $1.18 trillion as of the end of the second quarter.<p>Federal Reserve<p>While most Americans have worked to cut down on debt after …

Economics

Stocks Fall Before U.S. Government Begins Shutdown

U.S. stocks fell on Monday as the Federal Government moved towards a shutdown because Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill could not agree on an emergency short-term budget. The midnight deadline passed with no deal and Government agencies started to shut down.<p>Haggling and grandstanding went …

How To Hire Like Richard Branson, Beth Comstock, and Deepak Chopra

It has to do with talent, diversity, and souls.<p>Most people–even mighty Google–are basically clueless about what makes a good hire. But some people clearly have better heuristics than others, like folks that get knighted for being awesome at business, build holistic-health empires, and systematize …

Deepak Chopra

Bitcoin ATMs Arriving in Canada

You no longer have to travel to Cyprus to use a Bitcoin ATM.<p>A company called Bitcoiniacs plans to install the first of five Bitcoin ATMs in …

13 Exotic Hotels For The Trip Of A Lifetime

The travel guide's senior editorial team selects winning hotels from more than 4,000 nominations sent by contributors around the world.<p>The 13 resorts recognized as top Exotic Hideaways — defined as "destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime" — provide unparalleled service in incredible settings, …

San Mateo County

The Best Thing To Eat In 35 Countries Around The World

Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. We added in some of our own selections.<p>From wiener schnitzel in Austria to feijoada in Brazil to katsudon in Japan, don't miss these 35 …

Saudi Arabia

Eurostar to Debut London to Amsterdam High-Speed Train Route

Eurostar Group Ltd. said it will run trains from London to Amsterdam via the Channel Tunnel from December 2016 after reaching a deal with Dutch …

Huge "Pink Star" diamond could fetch $60m at auction

A rare pink diamond, described as "full of fire and light," and one of the earth's "greatest natural treasures," could fetch a record of more than $60 million at auction in November, Sotheby's said.<p>The "Pink Star", which weighs a whopping 59.60 carats, is the most valuable diamond offered at …

eBay To Acquire Payment Processor Braintree For $800 Million

Auction site eBay, which owns PayPal, is buying the online and mobile payment company Braintree for $800 million — an acquisition that eBay's CEO calls "a perfect fit."<p>The deal, announced Thursday, could help eBay as it tries to convince customers to ditch their credit and debit cards and use …

Iran lawmakers pass bill allowing men to marry adopted daughters

Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter and while she is as young as 13 years.<p>Activists have expressed alarm that the bill, approved by parliament on Sunday, opens the door for the …

FBI arrests Temecula man, 19, in 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA

The<p>FBIhas arrested a 19-year-old Temecula man who authorities believe to be involved in a "sextortion" case involvingMiss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County, officials said Thursday.<p>Jared James Abrahams is accused of cybercrimes for allegedly hacking into victims' accounts, according to …