• Falling prices aren't the real reason to worry about bitcoin - Quartz:

    Falling prices aren’t the real reason to worry about bitcoin –

    QZ.com 06 Oct '14, 7pm

    three stories bitcoin’s proponents tell about what bitcoin technology could potentially do for the world: That bitcoin will become a currency used by many people to purchase goods; that it will be a superior method to store value over time; and that it can form the basis of a highly s...

  • What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites class –

    QZ.com 01 Oct '14, 8pm

    The Suites were exclusive to their flagship Airbus A380, and they go beyond flat beds by offering enclosed private cabins with sliding doors that cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury. The interior was designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste and comes along w...

  • Singapore isn’t the global city of the future after all –

    QZ.com 03 Oct '14, 9pm

    Years ago, I wrote about how I would search the library shelves of my New Jersey elementary school in the hopes of finding a character that looked like me in children’s books. One day my librarian handed me a copy of The Jungle Book. Though I had never revisited Kipling’s India—it was...

  • The Philippines’ booming economy is causing a maid drain in Hong Kong and Singapore

    The Philippines’ booming economy is causing a maid drain in Hong Kong and Singapore –

    QZ.com 21 Aug '14, 9am

    Hong Kong employment agencies have been importing women from poorer nations, like Myanmar and Bangladesh, to deal with a maid shortage, but with limited success , the South China Morning Post recently reported. Better paying factory jobs in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan are also hiri...

  • Could Scotland’s currency be bitcoin? –

    QZ.com 18 Sep '14, 11am

    A central question in the Scottish independence campaign has centered on currency. The Bank of England has said repeatedly that an independent Scotland can not use the pound sterling, except for an 18-month emergency period following a yes vote. No one has sorted out what currency Sco...

  • Bitcoin is plunging again

    Bitcoin is plunging again

    QZ.com 19 Sep '14, 2pm

    We’re in the midst of another sharp sell-off for everyone’s favorite crypto-currency, with the price of bitcoin falling by more than 9%—to less than $400 at moments—this morning, according to the bitcoin data site BlockChain . Why? Who knows. Technical analysts have tried to paste som...

  • This app will find you a sold-out handbag, a rare bottle of bourbon, or your dream wedding dress

    This app will find you a sold-out handbag, a rare bottle of bourbon, or your dream wedding dress

    QZ.com 26 Aug '14, 10am

    Before the age of iPhone ubiquity, Michelle Goad, a Marc Jacobs merchandiser who supplied the designer’s US stores with handbags and accessories, noticed something interesting: The most successful store associates were always on their flip phones. They were text-messaging their client...

  • Singapore is giving its senior citizens the power to hold up traffic

    Singapore is giving its senior citizens the power to hold up traffic

    QZ.com 07 Aug '14, 12pm

    Since at least ancient Roman times, cities have struggled over how to get pedestrians across the street safely. The current default for large intersections in most parts of the world is a traffic light that operates at fixed intervals, accompanied by buttons that sometimes do nothing ...

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