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Virtual private networks (VPNs) are becoming an essential tool for Internet users looking for an added degree of privacy and security, as well as access to geo-blocked websites. For some, a VPN is simply a means of communicating and accessing information that needs to be encrypted on a business...

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It probably comes as no surprise to hear that “tiny houses” make up only a sliver of any real estate market. In the United States, for example, only 1% of homeowners purchase houses that are no larger than 1,000 sq ft (93 sq m). And yet the micro-housing movement has...

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PayPal has been making some big moves this year in an effort to expand services and reach even more consumers, particularly the millions in China’s ever-growing market of online shoppers. Just recently announced was the launch of its China Connect service, which includes a tie-up with UnionPay, China’s one...

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It has been estimated that roughly half of India’s population is required to travel over 100 kilometers (60 miles) when in need of “higher level” healthcare. This dire situation is what startup Karma Healthcare Ltd. is attempting to address, using information and communications technology (ICT) to bring affordable healthcare...

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South Korea may quickly capitalize on Chinese gamblers that are shying away from the tables in Macau, opting instead for other destinations. Increasing numbers are heading to Seoul, largely for shopping but also for baccarat and other low-stakes games on the side. Casinos have caught wind of the growing...

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Forbes magazine released its 13th annual Global 2000 list of the world’s biggest public companies. For the first time, China can brag they base the world’s four largest companies. The country also lands five of the top 10 spots for the second year in a row. China’s Industrial &...

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With the launch this week of Internet company LeTV‘s rather impressive-looking line of smartphones, China’s Xiaomi might have just found itself some real competition. While largely unknown outside of China, the company is an extremely popular and fast-growing video streaming powerhouse that has begun expanding aggressively into the consumer...

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