NSA planned to hack Google, Samsung app stores: report
US intelligence agency NSA developed the plan along with the spy agencies of the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia
Pakistan denies nuclear deal with S Arabia
Pakistan's Foreign Office yesterday vehemently denied a report claiming that Saudi Arabia had decided to buy nuclear weapons from Pakistan
Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda, Dasari Narayan Rao among 15 granted bail
Naveen Jindal and 14 other accused in the coal scam were granted bail on a personal bond of Rs1 lakh each, but were asked not to leave the country
Idea looks to sell tower business in Rs7,580-cr deal
Idea Cellular, India's third-largest mobile service provider, owns and operates about 11,000 telecom towers in the country
Japan to fire up ADB to counter China-led AIIB
According to analysts, the rival efforts by the two countries will be a boon for Asian nations, which face huge infrastructure shortfalls
Controlling a robotic arm with a patient's intentions
Neural prosthetic devices implanted in the brain's movement centre, the motor cortex, can allow patients with amputations or paralysis to control the movement of a robotic limb
Controlling light emission could lead to high-resolution imaging devices
Researchers see improved interconnection of optical and electronic components as a path to more efficient computation and imaging systems
 
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Interviews
  A ''graduation'' from poverty
  Known as the ''Graduation'' program, the study was aimed at testing whether helping the poor in multiple ways simultaneously could be especially effective in fighting poverty
  Viewing India in a different light
  Hindol Sengupta, editor-at-large at Fortune India and author, talks to Swetha Amit about revolutionising the largest democracy in the world by celebrating the spirit of its unsung, everyday entrepreneurs
  How British elections represent the State of Europe
  The British elections represent the current state of Europe. There is the deep ambivalence about the European Union and the rise of the anti-European parties not yet ready to govern but still affecting the system (as shown by Cameron's promise to hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership). By George Friedman. Republished with permission
  Corruption decreases technology adoption in emerging markets
  Corruption's hidden costs on the economy, growth, and development may be even bigger than the visible and known effects, notes s new study co suthored by professors K Sudhir , Yale School of Management, and Debabrata Talukdar, State University of New York at Buffalo
  Frugal Innovation: the art of doing more with less
  Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu, authors of business bestsellers Jugaad Innovation and Frugal Innovation talk to Swetha Amit about the transition in the concept of innovation in organizations
  Indian authors commanding more shelf space: Crossword chief
  Kinjal Shah, CEO of Indian lifestyle bookstores chain Crossword Bookstores, talks to Swetha Amit about the changing reader preferences in India over the years, which has led to the success of Indian authors and the factors that have helped Crossword thrive in the backdrop of the threat to booksellers by ecommerce giants
  Hilary Clinton's stature seen as both asset and liability
  Hilary Clinton's prominence, and lack of serious rivals in the Democratic Party, may help her presidential bid; but at the same time her well-publicised past will provide fodder for the Republicans
  The brain in the supermarket
  Typical models of consumer thought often treat the brain like an always-running computer, and hold that consumers constantly worry about the ways in which their choices interact. However, MIT researchers suggest that your brain makes a simpler calculation when you shop - likely deploying an ''index strategy'' of straightforward ranking of products, explains MIT's Peter Dzikes
  The global oil price drop may last for the next couple decades, says Stanford economist
  Stanford economist Frank Wolak says the drop in oil prices and demand reflects heightened energy production in North America, better technologies and the declining market power of the OPEC countries
  Know thy banker - it could keep you solvent
  An MIT Sloan School of Management study shows banks that have good working relationships with their customers reduce loan defaults
  Behind the phenomenon called good luck
  Ashwin Sanghi, entrepreneur and bestselling author who is currently working on, Sialkot Saga, a business thriller with a historical twist, talks to Swetha Amit, about luck, and the success factor of business leaders and entrepreneurs and how his tryst as an author was purely good luck.
  Hostile boss? study finds advantages to giving it right back
  A new study finds that employees who had hostile bosses were better off on several measures if they returned the hostility
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