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Missouri governor refuses to stay execution despite injection controversy

Russell Bucklew, scheduled to be killed despite botched Oklahoma execution, is centre of Guardian suit over drug secrecy Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said Monday that he doesn’t see any reason … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

NYU ‘will investigate’ reports of Abu Dhabi campus workers mistreatment

The university had promised ethical labor standards but a report details squalid living conditions of migrant workers New York University said it will investigate reports that the workers who built … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

US supreme court hears challenge to campaign finance limits

If appeal against existing caps on aggregate donations is upheld, individuals could funnel $3.6m to a party or $800,000 to a candidate Dan Roberts

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

BillGuard launches for iPhone to combat the ‘$14bn’ lost by credit card users to hidden-fees and errors

Launched in the US back in April 2010, BillGuard sells itself as the world’s first ‘people-powered antivirus system for bills’. In a nutshell, BillGuard’s predictive algorithms alert users of unexpected … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Entrepreneurs gather in Eden for the first Summit Outside

Last Friday, my friend Shak pathed, “Productivity at tech companies must be low today. Half the folks are headed to Utah while the other half are looking for an ice … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

US marine faces retrial over killing of Iraqi civilian

Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins twice had conviction quashed while others were jailed over death of retired policeman in 2006

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Angry Birds and ‘leaky’ phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

NSA and GCHQ developing capabilities to piggyback on commercial data from apps including Angry Birds for their own purposes James Ball

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

LearnVest wants to fix your poor spending habits, nabs $16.5M to scale its financial planning service

Financial planning startup LearnVest has its heart set on fixing your poor spending habits – and minting money because of them. Now, after polishing its product and launching on the … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Starbucks adds Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations to its coffee shops in Silicon Valley

Starbucks is quickly becoming the ultimate chain of Internet caf s due to its solid Wi-Fi connectivity, free app vouchers, access to The New York Times website and now, reliable … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

T-Mobile cuts upfront smartphone costs in the US, but ramps up monthly payments instead

T-Mobile made a great deal of fuss over its flexible ‘uncarrier’ contracts back in March – clearly separating the cost of the call plan and the handset – but now … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment