Low-Cost Chinese Smartphone Brand Xiaomi Goes After The Wealthy – Forbes

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is changing its Internet sales model to boost growth in China and fend off competition from fast-rising rivals such…

Why a Push for Online Privacy Is Bogged Down in Washington – New York Times

In February 2012, the White House introduced a blueprint for the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, intended to give Americans the ability to exercise…

Growing mobile payment market in India – ETTelecom.com

Digital wallet payment solutions are becoming more relevant for the Indian economy driven by mobile-centric internet penetration. Read more

Claims China’s strict education sytem robs students of individuality – Sydney Morning Herald

What happened? In a recent speech given in Shanghai, British author and educationalist, Sir Anthony Seldon, asserted that China's strict education…

Why Martin O’Malley Could Be the Future of the Democratic Party – Newsweek

The trees are on fire in New Hampshire when Martin O'Malley says the first batshit-crazy thing that makes me want to turn my Chevy Cruze around and…

How exposure to conspiracy theories can reduce trust in government. – USAPP American Poliicytics and Pol (blog)

Conspiracy theories are not new – from theories about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to concerns that 9/11 might have been an ‘inside…

Mercer continues to bulk up ranks – Money Management

Mercer Investment Consulting continues with its push into the retail and institutional research markets, adding two more staff to its growing stable…

An Unlikely Union: Tiffany and Dover Street Market – New York Times

On a rainy afternoon earlier this week, with the Flatiron district in near-gridlock, Adrian Joffe, the president and C.E.O. of Comme des Garçons and…

Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy – The Intercept

LAST MONTH, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square. Read more

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Trouble could be brewing for Samsung’s smartphone business – Fortune

Samsung's smartphone sales are up this year over 2014 figures, but trouble may be brewing for the South Korean tech company. Although Samsung…