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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.

Inside Kellogg’s Effort to Cash In on the Health-Food Craze

Fixing its Kashi brand, says the CEO, is key to bulking up sales in the fast-growing natural and organic food aisles. Kellogg also needs to overcome weakness in its cereal-driven U.S. morning-foods division. The efforts are part of a broader push to revive the 109-year old firm.

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Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

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Etsy Faces Pressure to Abandon Irish Tax Strategy

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StubHub Gets Out of ‘All-In’ Pricing

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Samsung Takes Smartwatch Fight to Apple

Samsung plans to unveil a new smartwatch, as the company attempts to prove that it can outshine Apple on design in a nascent product category.

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Apple and Cisco Unveil a Business Partnership

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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.

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 Jobless Rate Falls

The eurozone’s jobless rate fell to its lowest since early 2012 during July, driven by big falls in the number of people without work in Italy and Spain.

Deadly Explosions Highlight China Workplace Dangers

A second deadly chemical blast in a month is shining a spotlight on workplace accidents in China, where worker deaths still number in the tens of thousands annually.

White House Readying Sanctions Plan Against Chinese Firms for Cybertheft

The White House is preparing a menu of sanctions against Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies that officials believe benefited from the cybertheft of U.S. corporate secrets.

Turkey Arrests Vice News Journalists

A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of three Vice News journalists on terrorism-related charges, days after detaining the foreign nationals as they covered a mounting Kurdish insurgency in the country.

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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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Weak Chinese Data Rattle Markets

Global stock markets tumbled after weak manufacturing data in China fueled investors’ worries about the world’s second-largest economy.

Migrants Protest as Hungary Closes Main Station to Northern Europe

Hungarian authorities cleared hundreds of migrants from the country’s main international railway station where they were waiting to board trains to Austria and Germany, prompting protests.

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show support for Greece’s left-wing Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, crumbling. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

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.

Inside Kellogg’s Effort to Cash In on the Health-Food Craze

Fixing its Kashi brand, says the CEO, is key to bulking up sales in the fast-growing natural and organic food aisles. Kellogg also needs to overcome weakness in its cereal-driven U.S. morning-foods division. The efforts are part of a broader push to revive the 109-year old firm.

Largest Batch of Clinton Emails Released

Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton show that former Clinton White House aide Sidney Blumenthal remained a political confidant and correspondent throughout her time as secretary of state. 200

China’s Economic Woes Echo Across Asia

Evidence gathered pace on Tuesday that China’s economic slowdown is rippling across Asia, including a startling plunge in South Korean exports and softening manufacturing in Malaysia and Vietnam.

Whirlpool Counterbids for Oven-Maker AGA

Whirlpool has approached AGA Rangemaster, the iconic British maker of cast-iron ovens, over a possible cash bid, turning up the heat on Middleby Corp. which agreed in July to buy AGA for $198 million.

Valeant Strikes Psoriasis-Drug Pact With AstraZeneca

Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals has struck a deal with AstraZeneca of the U.K. to develop and sell psoriasis treatment brodalumab.

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.

Etsy Faces Pressure to Abandon Irish Tax Strategy

Americans for Tax Fairness, a progressive advocacy group, is pressing Etsy, the online crafts marketplace, to abandon a strategy that uses an Irish subsidiary to minimize taxes it owes to Uncle Sam.

StubHub Gets Out of ‘All-In’ Pricing

Nearly two years after shifting to “all-in” pricing, ticket-resale giant StubHub is reversing course and returning to its old system of adding 15% to 17% at the last minute.

Samsung Takes Smartwatch Fight to Apple

Samsung plans to unveil a new smartwatch, as the company attempts to prove that it can outshine Apple on design in a nascent product category.

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.

Apple and Cisco Unveil a Business Partnership

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

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.

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 Jobless Rate Falls

The eurozone’s jobless rate fell to its lowest since early 2012 during July, driven by big falls in the number of people without work in Italy and Spain.

Deadly Explosions Highlight China Workplace Dangers

A second deadly chemical blast in a month is shining a spotlight on workplace accidents in China, where worker deaths still number in the tens of thousands annually.

White House Readying Sanctions Plan Against Chinese Firms for Cybertheft

The White House is preparing a menu of sanctions against Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies that officials believe benefited from the cybertheft of U.S. corporate secrets.

Turkey Arrests Vice News Journalists

A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of three Vice News journalists on terrorism-related charges, days after detaining the foreign nationals as they covered a mounting Kurdish insurgency in the country.

Crackdown on Racial Bias Boosts Some Auto-Loan Costs

A federal regulator’s campaign to fight bias against minorities is changing the way many car loans are priced, a move that is increasing costs for some consumers. 155

Commerzbank to Start Operations in Brazil

Germany’s Commerzbank received authorization from the Brazil’s central bank to operate in Latin America’s largest nation, where it will focus on small and medium-size German and European companies.

U.S. Banks Edging Out European Rivals in Europe

U.S. banks are edging out their European banking rivals on their home turf.

Service Providers See Gold in Shares of Startups

Branding firm Red Antler is among vendors that are looking to profit on the soaring valuations of young startups by taking payment in stock instead of cash.

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