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Stocks End August With a Loss

Stocks logged their worst monthly losses in years in August, driven by concerns over China and the timing of a U.S. interest rate rise.

Merkel Urges Europe to Move on Migrant Crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Europe to tackle the migrant crisis and agree on a fair distribution of people, warning that failing to do so might put the EU’s open-border policy at risk.

Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

While executives in the Gulf see opportunities, the region’s governments remain at loggerheads on other issues.

Islamic State Blows Up Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State has partially destroyed Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in a massive explosion, the latest in a series of attacks by the militants on the Syrian city’s famed historic sites. 158

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

Ukrainian National Guard Officer Killed, Dozens Injured in Protest Blast

One member of Ukraine’s National Guard was killed and at least 69 others were injured outside the country’s parliament, as fighting broke out between protesters and law-enforcement officers.

Eurozone Inflation Stays Low

Eurozone consumer prices were barely higher than a year earlier in August, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank to consider additional stimulus measures to bring inflation closer to its target near 2%.

Google, Sanofi Team Up on Diabetes Research

The Internet company said its health-care research unit plans to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi on new ways to monitor and treat the condition.

Gazprom Posts 29% Net Profit Growth

Russian state gas giant PAO Gazprom said net profit for the second quarter was up 29% from the same period last year as a higher ruble price made up for lower sale volumes in its most-lucrative European market.

Apple, Cisco Unveil Business Partnership

Apple and Cisco Systems are teaming up to help bring more iPhones and iPads to business users.

Iliad Lifted by New Mobile Clients

Iliad said net profit rose 16% in the first half as the French low-cost telecom company continued to win over new mobile clients with its ultracheap tariff plans.

Oil Rallies Into Bull Market Territory

Oil prices soared Monday on doubts that the global glut of crude would be as long-lasting as many investors and traders had earlier believed.

Abreast of the Market

Rocky Markets Could Be Good for These Stocks

Exchanges and market makers are getting a fresh look from portfolio managers seeking out investments likely to benefit from the large market swings.

Dollar Slumped Against Euro, Yen in August

The dollar retreated against the euro and the yen in August as rising concerns over global growth and inflation moved investors to push back expectations for higher U.S. interest rates and exit from some of their large consensus trades.

China’s Two-Yuan Dilemma

Since China devalued the yuan on Aug. 11, the spread between its value in Hong Kong and in the mainland has widened—a complication for Beijing’s ambitions to raise the currency’s global profile.

China ‘Punishes’ Nearly 200 People for Spreading Rumors

Sweep targets people who the government said spread false Internet rumors regarding the stock-market turmoil and deadly blasts in Tianjin. 53

U.A.E. Takes Lead in Southern Yemen

U.A.E. forces prevented Houthi rebels in Yemen from overrunning the Yemeni port city of Aden and now also reluctantly find themselves in the business of nation-building.

Biden Faces Narrow Path

As Vice President Joe Biden weighs a presidential bid, he must confront a number of fundamental questions. Among them: Does he have a viable path through an electoral map that is becoming more treacherous? 321

France to Finance Tax Cuts With Cost Savings

The French government says it can find $2.2 billion worth of savings in 2016 to pay for tax cuts for households without sacrificing France’s commitment to reduce the budget deficit.

Climate Change Builds as 2016 Issue

President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska’s Arctic on Monday will likely reverberate much farther south, on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, where global warming is expected to emerge as a key issue. 652

Suppliers Feel Pain as Coal Miners Struggle

As big coal miners struggle, their equipment suppliers—thousands of businesses sprinkled throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky—are scrambling to find new customers anywhere they can. 128

Eni Reports Huge Natural-Gas Discovery off Egypt

Eni SpA said it made a massive natural-gas discovery off the coast of Egypt in what the Italian oil-and-gas company is calling the largest ever find in the Mediterranean Sea.

China Slowdown to Hit Asia Electronics Supply Chain

After several years of torrid expansion, the slowdown in smartphone sales in China is expected to hit Asian parts suppliers.

U.K. Approves Giant North Sea Gas Project

A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S said it has received approval to develop the $4.5 billion Culzean gas field, the largest new find in the U.K. North Sea for a decade.

Startups Put Data in Farmers’ Hands

Farmers and startups like Farmobile and Granular are starting to compete with agribusiness giants over the newest commodity being harvested on U.S. farms—data.

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Hardware-Frühindikator Hackerkongress

Das jährliche Hacker-Treffen des Chaos Computer Clubs – der 29. Chaos Communication Congress – ist vorbei. Wie immer ging es bei dem Treffen der deutschen Hackerszene um Technik, ihre Auswirkung auf die Gesellschaft und Politik.

Der 19C3 im Jahre 2002 war mein erster Chaos Communication Congress. Damals in Berlin wurde die Veranstaltung von Geräten eines Herstellers dominiert: die Laptops aus der Thinkpad-Reihe von IBM galten als Laptop der Wahl für alle, die auf Qualität achten und bereit sind, etwas mehr für ihre Hardware auszugeben.

In den folgenden Jahren wandelte sich das Bild auf den CCC-Veranstaltungen: Zu den Thinkpads gesellten sich immer mehr Apple-Geräte. 2001 hatte Apple mit Mac OS X ein Betriebssystem herausgebracht, das im Kern auf Unix basiert – eine bei Hackern besonders beliebte Plattform, die auf Netzwerke ausgerichtet ist. Der freie Unix-Nachbau Linux und die freien Unix-Varianten FreeBSD, OpenBSD und NetBSD sind bei Hacker besonders beliebt.

Weil Apple unter der bunten Oberfläche ein echtes Unix versteckte und die Hardware – insbesondere bei Laptops – als besonders zuverlässig galt, eroberte Steve Jobs‘ Firma in Windeseile die Hackerherzen. Egal bei welcher Veranstaltung aus dem Hackerumfeld – Apple-Laptops waren spätestens ab 2005 allgegenwärtig. Mit einigen Jahren Verzögerung wurden Apples Computer dann auch im Massengeschäft ähnlich erfolgreich wie bei den Hackern – heute werden so viele Macs verkauft wie nie zuvor. Hatten die Nerds in ihrem Umfeld Vorbildfunktion? Kaufte jeder das nach, was der Fachmann aus dem eigenen Freundeskreis schon hatte?

Wenn das so war, gibt es jetzt schlechte Nachrichten für Apple: Auf dem diesjährigen CCC-Treffen – dem 29C3 zehn Jahre nach meinem ersten Besuch der Besuch der Konferenz – waren die Geräte wieder deutlich weniger präsent. Die meisten Teilnehmer und Referenten nutzten wieder PC-Laptops, überwiegend mit Linux bestückt. Unter den Einzelmarken dürfte Apple zwar noch führen, auf einem sicheren Platz zwei landete dieses Jahr aber wieder die Thinkpad-Reihe, die schon 2002 so beliebt war – inzwischen im Besitz des chinesischen PC-Herstellers Lenovo.

Wenn die Kreise von Computer-Freaks also eine Art Frühindikator für den Hardwarekauf der Masse sind, dann müsste der Verkauf von Mac-Rechnern in den kommenden Jahren einbrechen. Vielleicht war die Korrelation in der Vergangenheit allerdings auch durch andere Faktoren  bedingt: die Hacker wollten das Unix in Mac OS X und der Otto-Normal-Bürger erhoffte sich einen PC, der so einfach zu steuern ist wie den iPod oder das iPhone, das er bereits von Apple kannte.

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Stocks End August With a Loss

Stocks logged their worst monthly losses in years in August, driven by concerns over China and the timing of a U.S. interest rate rise.

Merkel Urges Europe to Move on Migrant Crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Europe to tackle the migrant crisis and agree on a fair distribution of people, warning that failing to do so might put the EU’s open-border policy at risk.

Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

While executives in the Gulf see opportunities, the region’s governments remain at loggerheads on other issues.

Islamic State Blows Up Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State has partially destroyed Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in a massive explosion, the latest in a series of attacks by the militants on the Syrian city’s famed historic sites. 158

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

Ukrainian National Guard Officer Killed, Dozens Injured in Protest Blast

One member of Ukraine’s National Guard was killed and at least 69 others were injured outside the country’s parliament, as fighting broke out between protesters and law-enforcement officers.

Eurozone Inflation Stays Low

Eurozone consumer prices were barely higher than a year earlier in August, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank to consider additional stimulus measures to bring inflation closer to its target near 2%.

Google, Sanofi Team Up on Diabetes Research

The Internet company said its health-care research unit plans to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi on new ways to monitor and treat the condition.

Gazprom Posts 29% Net Profit Growth

Russian state gas giant PAO Gazprom said net profit for the second quarter was up 29% from the same period last year as a higher ruble price made up for lower sale volumes in its most-lucrative European market.

Apple, Cisco Unveil Business Partnership

Apple and Cisco Systems are teaming up to help bring more iPhones and iPads to business users.

Iliad Lifted by New Mobile Clients

Iliad said net profit rose 16% in the first half as the French low-cost telecom company continued to win over new mobile clients with its ultracheap tariff plans.

Oil Rallies Into Bull Market Territory

Oil prices soared Monday on doubts that the global glut of crude would be as long-lasting as many investors and traders had earlier believed.

Abreast of the Market

Rocky Markets Could Be Good for These Stocks

Exchanges and market makers are getting a fresh look from portfolio managers seeking out investments likely to benefit from the large market swings.

Dollar Slumped Against Euro, Yen in August

The dollar retreated against the euro and the yen in August as rising concerns over global growth and inflation moved investors to push back expectations for higher U.S. interest rates and exit from some of their large consensus trades.

China’s Two-Yuan Dilemma

Since China devalued the yuan on Aug. 11, the spread between its value in Hong Kong and in the mainland has widened—a complication for Beijing’s ambitions to raise the currency’s global profile.

China ‘Punishes’ Nearly 200 People for Spreading Rumors

Sweep targets people who the government said spread false Internet rumors regarding the stock-market turmoil and deadly blasts in Tianjin. 53

U.A.E. Takes Lead in Southern Yemen

U.A.E. forces prevented Houthi rebels in Yemen from overrunning the Yemeni port city of Aden and now also reluctantly find themselves in the business of nation-building.

Biden Faces Narrow Path

As Vice President Joe Biden weighs a presidential bid, he must confront a number of fundamental questions. Among them: Does he have a viable path through an electoral map that is becoming more treacherous? 321

France to Finance Tax Cuts With Cost Savings

The French government says it can find $2.2 billion worth of savings in 2016 to pay for tax cuts for households without sacrificing France’s commitment to reduce the budget deficit.

Climate Change Builds as 2016 Issue

President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska’s Arctic on Monday will likely reverberate much farther south, on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, where global warming is expected to emerge as a key issue. 652

Suppliers Feel Pain as Coal Miners Struggle

As big coal miners struggle, their equipment suppliers—thousands of businesses sprinkled throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky—are scrambling to find new customers anywhere they can. 128

Eni Reports Huge Natural-Gas Discovery off Egypt

Eni SpA said it made a massive natural-gas discovery off the coast of Egypt in what the Italian oil-and-gas company is calling the largest ever find in the Mediterranean Sea.

China Slowdown to Hit Asia Electronics Supply Chain

After several years of torrid expansion, the slowdown in smartphone sales in China is expected to hit Asian parts suppliers.

U.K. Approves Giant North Sea Gas Project

A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S said it has received approval to develop the $4.5 billion Culzean gas field, the largest new find in the U.K. North Sea for a decade.

Startups Put Data in Farmers’ Hands

Farmers and startups like Farmobile and Granular are starting to compete with agribusiness giants over the newest commodity being harvested on U.S. farms—data.

Video

Ukraine Protest Blast Kills Officer, Injures Dozens

0:45

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38

Lebanese ‘Stink’ Protest Turns Toward Politicians

2:11