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China’s Turbulence Exposes Risks to Europe’s Growth

The eurozone’s heavy reliance on exports leaves the region vulnerable as emerging markets stumble.

Asian Markets Ride Tide of Strong U.S. Growth

Asian markets rose Friday as renewed optimism about the U.S. economy and China’s recent stock gains offset worries about global growth.

Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges

Google rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.

Russia Shows Off Military Might as Budget Gets Squeezed

Even as the country projects a muscular image, a falling ruble and weaker economy has forced President Vladimir Putin to scale back ambitious plans to modernize the military.

Ukraine Secures Debt-Relief Deal

Ukraine’s government secured a vital debt-relief deal, the country’s finance ministry said, a key step toward unlocking billions of dollars in emergency financing.

Hacker Killed by Drone Was ‘Secret Weapon’

That Islamic State’s Junaid Hussain was targeted directly by the U.S. and U.K. shows the extent to which digital warfare has upset the balance of power on the modern battlefield.

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After months of forewarning by the Federal Reserve that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already.

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Von Lastwagen zu Tablets: Warum Steve Jobs Recht hatte

Der ehemalige Apple-CEO Steve Jobs verglich den Übergang von Desktop-PCs und Laptops zu Tablets häufig mit der Transition von Transportern hin zu normalen Autos. Genau wie Lastwagen mit zunehmender Urbanisierung in Amerika an Bedeutung verloren hätten, würde auch der Einfluss von Desktops und Laptops zugunsten des Tablets immer weiter zurückgehen – so seine Theorie.

„Als wir noch eine Landwirtschaftsnation waren, fuhren wir Trucks. Denn die brauchten wir, um unsere Farmen und Bauernhöfe bewirtschaften zu können“, sagte Jobs auf der D8-Konferenz 2010. „Doch als man in Ballungsräumen immer mobiler wurde, stieg die Popularität von Autos. Innovationen wie das automatische Getriebe, die Servolenkung und andere Dinge, über die man sich bei einem Transporter wenig Gedanken machte, wurden zu Kaufgründen für normale Autos. …PCs wird es einmal genauso ergehen wie den Trucks. Es wird sie zwar auch weiterhin noch geben, und sie werden auch immer noch einen großen Wert haben. Doch sie werden nur noch von einer von X Personen benutzt werden.“

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Zu der Zeit, als Jobs diese Äußerungen tätigte, waren sie etwas umstritten. Doch wie viele seiner Voraussagen wird sich auch diese ein paar Jahre später als zutreffend.  Nach den jüngsten Schätzungen von NPD DisplaySearch dürften schon in diesem Jahr erstmals mehr Tablets als Notebooks verkauft werden.

207 Millionen Notebooks sollen 2013 noch über die Ladentheken gehen. Im gleichen Zeitraum sollen aber bereits 240 Millionen Tablets verkauft werden – ein Wachstum im Vergleich zum Vorjahr von stolzen 64 Prozent. Und das ist nur der Beginn des Trends, der dafür sorgen wird, dass Tablets Notebooks immer weiter das Wasser abgraben. Bis 2017 sollen die flachen Rechner fast 75 Prozent des weltweiten Tablet-Laptop-Marktes auf sich vereinen.

Angetrieben werden dürfte das Interesse der Kunden durch immer neue Bildschirmgrößen. Laut NPD ist eine Bildschirmgröße zwischen 7 und 8 Zoll – wie sie beim Google Nexus 7 und beim iPad mini von Apple zum Einsatz kommt – mittlerweile so beliebt, dass sie von den Kunden am häufigsten nachgefragt wird. Bereits in diesem Jahr dürfte sie auf einen Marktanteil von 45 Prozent kommen und damit das originale iPad mit seiner Bildschirmgröße von 9,7 Zoll auf die Ränge weisen.

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Doch was wirklich beeindruckt, ist der Blick hinter die Zahlen: Der Markt mit Tablets für Endabnehmer ist noch nicht einmal drei Jahre alt. Und bereits jetzt schickt er sich an, den Markt für Laptops zu überholen. Und das sogar ziemlich deutlich – um fast 16 Prozent. Steve Jobs erklärte, dass einmal der Tag komme, an dem nur noch eine von  vier Personen auf einen herkömmlichen Computer angewiesen sein würde. Es ist kaum zu glauben, dass es so schnell geht.

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China’s Turbulence Exposes Risks to Europe’s Growth

The eurozone’s heavy reliance on exports leaves the region vulnerable as emerging markets stumble.

Asian Markets Ride Tide of Strong U.S. Growth

Asian markets rose Friday as renewed optimism about the U.S. economy and China’s recent stock gains offset worries about global growth.

Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges

Google rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.

Russia Shows Off Military Might as Budget Gets Squeezed

Even as the country projects a muscular image, a falling ruble and weaker economy has forced President Vladimir Putin to scale back ambitious plans to modernize the military.

Ukraine Secures Debt-Relief Deal

Ukraine’s government secured a vital debt-relief deal, the country’s finance ministry said, a key step toward unlocking billions of dollars in emergency financing.

Hacker Killed by Drone Was ‘Secret Weapon’

That Islamic State’s Junaid Hussain was targeted directly by the U.S. and U.K. shows the extent to which digital warfare has upset the balance of power on the modern battlefield.

Fed Urged to Press Ahead With Rate Rise

After months of forewarning by the Federal Reserve that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already.

Austrian Police Find Up to 50 Migrants Dead

Europe’s migrant crisis took a deadly turn deep in the continent with the discovery in Austria of a truck containing up to 50 decomposing corpses. 54

Greece Closer to Formal Election Call

Greece on Thursday named Vassiliki Thanou Christopoulou, head of the country’s Supreme Court, as interim prime minister, with the task of leading the country to an election.

Anger Over Garbage in Lebanon Blossoms into Demands for Reform

Calls for political reform, however, collide with country’s entrenched, sectarian-based political system.

NATO Chief Opens Joint Training Base in Georgia

NATO’s secretary-general opened a new joint training base in Georgia, promising the country could count on its western allies.

Mexican President Shuffles Cabinet

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has made a limited cabinet shuffle, replacing the education minister and national security commissioner, while keeping the finance and interior ministers.

Sanctions Bite Massive Gas Project in Russian Arctic

A race to shore up funding for the $27 billion Yamal LNG energy project in the Russian Arctic has emerged as a test of Moscow’s ability to weather Western sanctions.

UberChina Closing In on $1 Billion in New Funding

The Chinese affiliate of Uber is close to securing about $1 billion in new funding from investors in the region, part of the ride-hailing company’s rivalry with deep-pocketed Chinese rival Didi Kuaidi.

Icahn Discloses Stake in Freeport-McMoRan

Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a 8.5% stake in mining-and-energy giant Freeport-McMoRan on Thursday, saying its shares are undervalued and that he plans to talk with management about costs.

French Telecom Tycoon Drahi to Hire Alcatel CEO Combes for Top Jobs

French telecommunications tycoon Patrick Drahi will hire Michel Combes, the departing chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent to take top jobs at his French company Numericable-SFR and his holding company Altice.

How Do You Short China?

Traders are scouring stock, bond and currency markets for ways to make money on the malaise afflicting China. Some are piling into insurance-like contracts that would pay out if the country defaulted on a small pool of its foreign-denominated bonds.

Stock Halts Added to Monday’s Market Chaos

Monday’s mayhem in stocks appears to have been exacerbated by rules designed to ensure orderly trading, executives and traders said, the latest ripple from investors’ embrace of stock-linked funds.

China’s Banks Face Worst Year in Over a Decade

China’s biggest lenders are scrambling to clear rising bad loans from their books, as a faltering economy weighs on loan repayments and sets banks on pace for their worst year since they began listing shares 13 years ago.

From $21.5 Billion to $4.4 Billion in 18 Months

Market turmoil in China has further derailed the money-management industry’s flagship effort to bring more-sophisticated—and riskier—investment strategies to small investors.

Mansion

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Entrepreneur Olof Sköld and his partner, Helene Carson, build a retreat for their family

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Video

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0:32

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