Connecting the World from the Sky

Thanks;Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Founder &CEO Last August, Facebook partnered with leading technology companies to launch Internet.org — a global effort to make affordable basic internet services available to everyone in the world.Connecting the world is one of the fundamental challenges of our time. When people have access to the internet, they can not only connect…

China Says “No” To Virtual Credit Cards

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Thanks;Gordon Orr Chairman, Asia at McKinsey & Company The end of last week saw the Chinese central bank intervene to shut-down an innovative online service of virtual credit cards , launched by Tencent and Alibaba, in conjunction with Citic Bank. This move came the day after the services were…

China Says “No” To Virtual Credit Cards

Thanks;Gordon Orr Chairman, Asia at McKinsey & Company The end of last week saw the Chinese central bank intervene to shut-down an innovative online service of virtual credit cards , launched by Tencent and Alibaba, in conjunction with Citic Bank. This move came the day after the services were launched, which seemed a little odd…

Why Do Airlines Keep ‘Black Box’ Flight Data Trapped on Planes?

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Thanks;Justin Bachman March 10, 2014 Photograph by Johann Peschel/AP Photo To solve the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines (MAS:MK) Flight MH370, investigators need the airplane’s data and voice recorders. In an airplane tragedy, however, the information stored in the so-called black box inevitably ends up inside a…

Why Do Airlines Keep ‘Black Box’ Flight Data Trapped on Planes?

Thanks;Justin Bachman March 10, 2014 Photograph by Johann Peschel/AP Photo To solve the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines (MAS:MK) Flight MH370, investigators need the airplane’s data and voice recorders. In an airplane tragedy, however, the information stored in the so-called black box inevitably ends up inside a wreck. This seems like a terrible…

Inside The 2014 Forbes Billionaires List: Facts And Figures

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Thanks;Luisa Kroll, Forbes Staff My beat: How folks make, keep and spend fortunes. LISTS 3/03/2014 @ 6:48AM |371,010 views By Kerry A. Dolan and Luisa Kroll The ranks of the world’s billionaires continue to scale new heights–and stretch to new corners of the world. Our global wealth team found…

Inside The 2014 Forbes Billionaires List: Facts And Figures

Thanks;Luisa Kroll, Forbes Staff My beat: How folks make, keep and spend fortunes. LISTS 3/03/2014 @ 6:48AM |371,010 views By Kerry A. Dolan and Luisa Kroll The ranks of the world’s billionaires continue to scale new heights–and stretch to new corners of the world. Our global wealth team found 1,645 billionaires with an aggregate net…

Click Here to Visit TIME.com’s New Tech Section

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This site will no longer be updated, but — BUT!!! — you can our writing, videos and other general merriment in the tech section of TIME’s newly-redesigned site. Click here to go there.