• 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Airlines joins Tata in Indian skies: Ten things we know about Vistara

    QZ.com 11 Aug '14, 1pm

    India’s newest airline, Air Vistara, is expected to make its debut later in the year. Vistara is a joint venture between India’s Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. It is expected to fly from October. This would be the second airline launched in India this year, after Air Asia—also in p...

  • 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 ...

  • Singapore’s solution to rush hour: free off-peak subway rides via @CityLab

    Singapore’s solution to rush hour: free off-peak subway rides –

    QZ.com 30 Jul '14, 11am

    Last week, Toronto mayoral candidate David Soknacki made a bold suggestion to improve the morning transit commute: offer free rides to anyone traveling before rush-hour. The idea is that by encouraging more early bird riders (in this case, those traveling between 6 and 7am), city subw...

  • Meet the company that wants to bring bitcoin to the stock market - Quartz #bitcoin

    Meet the company that wants to bring bitcoin to the stock market

    QZ.com 25 Jun '14, 4pm

    Bitcoins could be coming to an stock exchange near you. Bitcoin-mining company BitFury Group is hoping to become the first bitcoin-related company listed on a major exchange as early as next year, reports bitcoin newsletter Crypto Crimson . The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency start...

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