Silicon Valley import hopes to lead Hong Kong’s charge in mobile innovation – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostBut over the years, MotherApp grew into a mobile strategy consultancy with over 60 employees in Hong Kong and the US, and a list of clients including…

Apple To Launch iOS In The Car Next Week With Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz And … – AppAdvice

AppAdviceAccording to the publication, the company will officially announce the highly anticipated in-car operating system at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. While a number of car manufacturers have been reported…

Apple TV not a hobby, but revenue’s less than iPod – MarketWatch

MarketWatchSAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Apple Inc.’s efforts so far with its set-top box, Apple TV, are now more than a hobby, but revenue is still far below even the dwindling…

Is it too late for Kiev to woo Russian-speaking Ukraine? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWith Russian military forces now in Crimea and the regional government claiming loyalty to impeached President Viktor Yanukovych, it looks as if the new government in Kiev may…

Turkey PM ‘tapped calls fabricated by the police’ – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkey’s prime minister has accused his enemies in the police of trying to bring him and his AKP government down. It follows the emergence of a recording in which…

Leaks show GCHQ captured ordinary internet users’ webcam images – Financial Times

Financial TimesGCHQ, Britain’s electronic spying agency, intercepted and stored images of 1.8m Yahoo users taken from their personal webcams even though most of them were not suspected of wrongdoing, documents…

Why was David Cameron not wearing headphones? – BBC News

BBC NewsDavid Cameron and Nick Clegg stood out from the crowd as they watched German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliver an historic address at Westminster in her native tongue – neither…

London cyclist ‘safety concerns growing’ – BBC News

BBC NewsConcern is growing among London cyclists about safety on the roads, according to a London Assembly report. Over two-thirds of cyclists were more concerned about safety than six months…

RSA: Juniper Security Chief Blasts Apathy – InformationWeek

InformationWeekIn RSA keynote, Juniper Networks security exec Nawaf Bitar urges more innovation and active defense. Yesterday at RSA, Juniper Network’s security honcho urged security professionals to be bolder in their…

Ukraine ‘disbands elite Berkut anti-riot police’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s acting interior minister has said the elite Berkut police unit, blamed for the deaths of protesters, has been disbanded. Arsen Avakov said further details would be given in…

Israel suspects Hezbollah will target top Israeli officials – Haaretz

HaaretzIsrael won’t publicly admit to Monday’s strike and Hezbollah is not making threats, but under the surface, the sides are locked in conflict. By Amos Harel | Feb. 26, 2014…

Facebook’s WhatsApp adding voice calls – CNN

CNN(CNN) — WhatsApp, the globally popular texting app that Facebook just acquired for a whopping $19 billion, is adding phone calls to its list of services. At the Mobile World…

NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag…

Can Venezuela’s socialist government survive wave of protests? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Student protesters pack the streets. Violence surges. Tear gas billows. Opposition leaders and government officials blame each other for the unrest, and both sides show no sign of…

Venezuelan opposition leader shifts tactics amid protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCARACAS — Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles returned to the fore this weekend, leading a rally of thousands and offering up a unified opposition as violent protests continue across…

Somalia presidential palace hit by car bomb, gun attack, at least 11 dead – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAt least 11 people have died in an attack by terrorists on the presidential palace in Somalia. Militants detonated a car bomb at the gates before gunmen then raided…

Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even…

Middle class ‘cling-ons’ squeezed out of London property market – Financial Times

Middle class ‘cling-ons’ squeezed out of London property marketFinancial TimesLarge numbers of high earners have been locked out of the London housing market, according to an analysis by the Financial…

China urges Obama to cancel Dalai Lama meeting – Financial Times

Financial TimesChina called on US President Barack Obama to immediately cancel a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, and warned the meeting would “severely impair”…

FCC Opens Docket, Accepting Court Invite to Preserve an Open Internet – eWeek

eWeekFollowing a net neutrality court defeat, the FCC took new steps Feb. 19 to “ensure the Internet remains a platform for innovation.” With net neutrality threatened by a January court…

Cara Delevingne goes to London Fashion Week’s Burberry show – Daily Mail

Daily MailSeen leaving her London home,the cover star sported a tailored two-piece with a stomach-baring crop top for an unconventional edge. She accessorised with a pair of sunglasses, cumbersome leather…

Italy’s Renzi gets nod to form new govt – Businessweek

BusinessweekROME (AP) — Italy’s president on Monday asked the brash young leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi, to try to form a new government after Renzi managed to oust…

Arvind Kejriwal calls Narendra Modi face of communal politics – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Focusing sharply on the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal criticized Modi by calling him the face of…

John Kerry: Climate change as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Saying that climate change ranks among the world’s most serious problems — such as disease outbreaks, poverty, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction — U.S.…

EU Commission president says Scotland membership not automatic – Financial Times

Financial TimesScotland’s independence campaign was dealt a blow when José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, said it would be “difficult, if not impossible” for an independent Scotland to join the…

Renzi Summoned by President as Search for Premier Proceeds (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekFlorence Mayor Matteo Renzi was summoned to meet Italian President Giorgio Napolitano tomorrow as the head of state prepares to designate a new prime minister. Renzi will go the president’s…

Ukraine Opposition Plans March on Parliament After Merkel Talks – Businessweek

BusinessweekAn anti-government protester stands on a barricade in Kiev, on February 15, 2014. Photographer: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images. Ukrainian opposition groups plan to march on parliament to push lawmakers…

Kerry warns on catastrophic climate change – Financial Times

Financial TimesJohn Kerry, US secretary of state, has called on industrialised and developing nations to work together “urgently” to reduce carbon emissions if the world is to avoid the catastrophic…

Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government – Financial Times

Financial TimesEfforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo Renzi, leader of the centre-left Democratic party, faced demands by…

Ukraine protesters make deal to end Kiev city hall occupation – Financial Times

Financial TimesUkraine’s anti-government protesters on Sunday ended a more than two-month occupation of Kiev’s city hall in response to an offer of an amnesty for hundreds of demonstrators detained since…

UK weather: three dead as forecasters warn Britain will be gripped by ice – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThree people have died in the storms that have wreaked havoc across Britain, but as they finally ease the Met Office warn that the country will be gripped by ice.…

Italy’s Baa2 Outlook Changed to Stable from Negative by Moody’s – Businessweek

BusinessweekItaly’s credit rating outlook was changed to stable from negative by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited the government’s financial strength and reduction of risks from contingent liabilities. Moody’s also affirmed…

Attack on US veterans website may have been aimed at military members – PCWorld

PCWorldA cyberattack against the Veteran of Foreign Wars website, believed to have been initiated in China, may have sought to spy on U.S. military members, security company FireEye said Thursday.…

Termites Teach Robots a Thing or Two – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBio-inspired robots developed by Harvard researchers are the latest innovation in swarm intelligence, where large groups collaborate on projects. Eliza Grinnell, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.…

Robotic termites build without a boss – AFP

AFPChicago — US scientists showed off tiny robots Thursday that can tackle tasks much like real-life termites, working collectively to build structures without following orders from a boss. The mechanical…