Alibaba founder Jack Ma, an English teacher, went on to start an e-commerce business that is able to take on global multi-billion-dollar companies.This is the subject of a new movie titled “Crocodile in the Yangtze” that offers a comprehensive look at the journey that lead Ma to found Alibaba.
Backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, an MIT spin-off has developed a drug-dispensing remote-controlled implant that the user can control with the press of a button. In its first commercial application, the device is used to administer a contraceptive for 16 years.
According to the IEA, the world’s 14 billion devices that use the standby mode waste up to $80 billion in energy costs; and the figure is expected to mushroom in the next decade as more devices come online.
The global PC market is expected to witness a slight revival this year after a 9.5 percent decline in 2013, says a new study from Gartner, Inc. While still in decline, the study says the PC market will only drop by 2.9 percent in 2014.
Yes, it’s a bug. A report from Android Police says the encryption keys of paid Android apps obtained at the Google Play Store fail to transfer to the wearable item, like a watch, for example. That means that the watch also fails to install the associated wearable apps. The only way to go around this is to not charge for the apps.
In a conversation with Khosla Ventures, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page said “the idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet people’s needs is not true.” He said part of why people work 40 hours a week is to meet their needs. In theory, he said he would approach unemployment by hiring two part-time employes instead of one full-time staffer.
Dogecoin exchange Moolah has been soliciting investments from users over the past few months in an effort to turn the cryptocurrency into a serious business. But a recent contribution of $50,000 from Moolah founder and director Alex Green has triggered speculation that Dogecoin, which is supposed to be ultra-cheap, is beginning its decline.