8/31/2013 - Coming soon to more American movie theaters: meals, alcohol, and reserved seating

8/31/2013 - How “discounts” trick shoppers into buying stuff

8/31/2013 - How a struggling town bought itself new hope by painting fake scenes on its walls

8/31/2013 - “Sustainability” is now meaningless, thanks to corporations and politicians

8/31/2013 - Quartz Weekend Brief—the Syria war, Microsoft’s future, India’s abyss, powdered cockroaches

8/31/2013 - The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

8/31/2013 - Here’s why India is never going to be safe for women

8/30/2013 - Why the Chinese government spent $33 billion on cotton that nobody wants

8/30/2013 - Don’t get too high on Obama’s weed plan

8/30/2013 - Consumer lending just isn’t the money maker it used to be

8/30/2013 - How Google can avoid becoming the next Microsoft, as told by an insider with knowledge of both

8/30/2013 - Iraq might have shackled America’s military power

8/30/2013 - The Indian rupee’s prospects just got a whole lot worse

8/30/2013 - Oil prices are up because of a crucial little detail in how we count barrels of oil

8/30/2013 - This ad blocking software is getting users to pay for it to advertise

8/30/2013 - Why China will oppose any attack on Syria

8/30/2013 - This chart claims to show that higher hedge fund fees are a good thing—but actually proves the opposite

8/30/2013 - Of course “twerk” belongs in the dictionary—it’s been around for 20 years

8/30/2013 - Brazil welcomes a bean-led growth surprise

8/30/2013 - Japan is finally escaping its deflation vortex. But it’s not in the clear just yet

8/30/2013 - Surveillance is not the office management tool of the future

8/30/2013 - The Bitcoin of governance could be coming soon

8/30/2013 - Why Tesla is focused on oil-rich Norway as it expands beyond the US

8/30/2013 - Here are the worst destinations in the world to ship a package

8/30/2013 - What gives American factories their competitive edge: They’re easy to close

8/30/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—US solo on Syria, GE’s credit card spin-off, inflation in Japan and under the pillow

8/30/2013 - Smartphone maker Micromax is emerging as the Xiaomi of India—much to Samsung’s dismay

8/30/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—US seeks Syria backup, China’s next corruption target, the morality of private school

8/29/2013 - Is income inequality greater within countries or between them?

8/29/2013 - Manmohan Singh is one of the best prime ministers in India’s history

8/29/2013 - China’s corruption crackdown gets even more serious and reaches its elite governing committee

8/29/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Syrian dilemma, Verizon-Vodafone, Nasdaq freeze, Martians

8/29/2013 - Don’t count on China’s central bank to bail out its banks

8/29/2013 - An intervention in Syria will bruise the US stock market, if history is any guide

8/29/2013 - Did a hedge fund billionaire just call for mass civil disobedience over climate change?

8/29/2013 - The bizarre tax loophole that could save Vodafone £24 billion

8/29/2013 - Why US fast-food worker strikes are doomed

8/29/2013 - Here’s why Indonesia’s currency woes won’t go the way of India’s

8/29/2013 - The real plan for Google Glass may be to sell it to businesses, not consumers

8/29/2013 - Why US homebuyers shouldn’t panic about a growing flood of Chinese overseas investment

8/29/2013 - How to promote yourself without being obnoxious

8/29/2013 - The future of business purchasing will look a lot like Yelp

8/29/2013 - Where efficiency is discovered

8/29/2013 - Skype turns 10 today. Here’s a look at the past decade of using the internet to make phone calls

8/29/2013 - Bill Gates: We need to attract the world’s brightest people to the sciences

8/29/2013 - Surprisingly, fewer Germans have jobs this month

8/29/2013 - The woman behind a $220 million corruption scam surrendered directly to the president of the Philippines

8/29/2013 - How to build your startup when no VC will help you

8/29/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—JP Morgan’s smoking spreadsheet, Sergey Brin’s split, Verizon’s Vodafone push, Putin’s undies

8/29/2013 - Meet the man who builds things on water, from slum schools to $14 million villas

8/29/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Cameron’s Syria backfire, JP Morgan’s smoking spreadsheet, Sergey Brin’s split

8/28/2013 - A top Google exec’s defection to the “Apple of China” is entangled with Sergey Brin’s love life

8/28/2013 - Damn you, Excel spreadsheets, JP Morgan Chase edition

8/28/2013 - Here’s what’s in store for India if the rupee continues to crumble

8/28/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—US GDP revision, Indonesia’s currency, Syria tensions, human brains created in labs

8/28/2013 - Remember: When the West eventually bombs Syria, its goal won’t be to help Syria

8/28/2013 - Syria is roiling oil markets, but the real story is the chaos in Libya and Nigeria

8/28/2013 - More money won’t win the war on cancer

8/28/2013 - How American Airlines gives some travel startups an edge

8/28/2013 - Read Facebook’s ad sales presentation from April 2004, two months after it launched

8/28/2013 - How New Zealand banned software patents without violating international law

8/28/2013 - More proof that taper talk and higher interest rates are weighing on US housing

8/28/2013 - How to follow the latest in Syria as it happens

8/28/2013 - New Delhi’s urban megapark will be 50% larger than Central Park

8/28/2013 - Hippies and libertarians have become unlikely allies in a war against solar power

8/28/2013 - And now Syria is adding to emerging-market woes

8/28/2013 - Is this man about to become the next Bo Xilai?

8/28/2013 - The British are turning down “free money” from the government

8/28/2013 - For the first time, the combined GDP of poor nations is greater than the rich ones

8/28/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Carney’s talk-down, Syria’s imminent disruption, India’s rout, the virtues of a messy desk

8/28/2013 - Twitter and Facebook’s global impact as told through which governments want their data

8/28/2013 - A scientist used some electrodes, a magnet, and a swim cap to play a video game using his colleague’s brain

8/28/2013 - Belarus took a Russian mining executive hostage to get some leverage against Putin

8/28/2013 - It’s cheaper than ever to go to India, but tourists—especially women—are staying away

8/28/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Carney’s talk-down, Syria’s imminent disruption, Nissan’s auto-auto, fetal vocabulary

8/27/2013 - Why it matters that the world’s second-biggest shark-catching country just banned “finning”

8/27/2013 - How the Syrian Electronic Army “hacked” the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post

8/27/2013 - Oxford dictionary adds “twerk,” “derp,” “selfie,” “phablet,” and more voguish vocabulary

8/27/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Calm Carney, Syria strikes, big bank fines, scary surgery

8/27/2013 - This chart shows why the US recovery is so slow—and will stay that way for five more years

8/27/2013 - The crisis enveloping India’s currency just got serious. Here’s how to stop it

8/27/2013 - The latest breakthrough in South Korean plastic surgery is just plain terrifying

8/27/2013 - To get promoted, women need champions, not mentors

8/27/2013 - Poor nations are no longer the underdog of international tourism

8/27/2013 - There’s still a place in the world where PC shipments are growing—but not for long

8/27/2013 - The seven-point plan to save Microsoft, as told by veterans who abandoned the company

8/27/2013 - India’s rupee suffers its biggest one-day fall in a decade, thanks to its own government

8/27/2013 - China’s plan to limit coal pollution will benefit the rich but leave the rest of the country gasping

8/27/2013 - Unlimited vacation time is better in theory than in practice

8/27/2013 - The most recent evidence that Google can’t shake Europe thinking it’s a monopoly

8/27/2013 - Large-scale strikes are becoming commonplace in South Africa and that’s bad news for its economy

8/27/2013 - While news outlets fixate on the US shale boom, oil troubles loom in these eight countries and beyond

8/27/2013 - German executives are feeling better and better. And they’re not alone.

8/27/2013 - To survive, media must see readers as contributors—not just consumers

8/27/2013 - Asia’s mega-mall boom is headed toward bust

8/27/2013 - To bump up your share price, just call your oil find a “giant” one

8/27/2013 - The 1936 book that every business person should read

8/27/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Syrian tensions rise, US house prices , German confidence, pricey cockroach powder

8/27/2013 - Chinese cockroach farmers are making a bundle selling pulverized bugs for $89 per lb.

8/27/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—European optimism, PetroChina bribery scandal, Syria saber-rattling, a dog who understands grammar

8/26/2013 - Foreign fraud investigators were arrested in China for doing their job

8/26/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—European optimism, Syria saber-rattling, debt ceiling, drone archaeology

8/26/2013 - If Washington wants to derail the US economy this is the way to do it

8/26/2013 - Less time at the office doesn’t make people happier, study shows

8/26/2013 - If Zuckerberg wants to connect the next billion, his model should be Mumbai

8/26/2013 - What foreign investors might expect from Saudi Arabia’s $400 billion stock market

8/26/2013 - The hot new trend among CEOs is to retire

8/26/2013 - See how Peru is using drones to save its history

8/26/2013 - JP Morgan Chase should watch its back in reviewing its own hiring practices in China

8/26/2013 - China’s risky mortgage lending is tacking a credit bubble onto a real estate bubble

8/26/2013 - Why the market for 3D printing will triple in five years

8/26/2013 - Facebook is up 115% over the last 12 months and Wall Street analysts nailed it

8/26/2013 - Egyptians are using pots and pans to make themselves heard

8/26/2013 - Everything that’s wrong with Microsoft, as told by veterans who abandoned the company

8/26/2013 - Spanish bulls are ending up on dinner plates instead of bullrings

8/26/2013 - China will soon have 40% more coal than the combined weight of the human population

8/26/2013 - Egypt’s revolution costs about $400 million a month in tourist spending

8/26/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Crunch time for Syria, NSA bugging the UN, Bo Xilai’s trial ends, overpriced saline

8/26/2013 - China’s Sinopec owes its stellar first-half performance to a regulatory tweak

8/26/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Syria inspection, the NSA’s UN bugging, a big pharma deal, roaches on the run

8/25/2013 - In China’s “open” Bo Xilai trial, humanizing details and pressure from above are censored

8/25/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Syria threat, big pharma deal, Greece’s struggle, roaches on the run

8/24/2013 - Stop debating Mumbai’s reputation and get to the real issue: Cities don’t rape women, men do

8/24/2013 - Note to media: Get used to calling Manning “she” because there’ll be many more like her

8/24/2013 - Quartz Weekend Brief—Government secrets, the baijiu bubble, marijuana as medicine, the real Khamenei

8/23/2013 - Google is laying the groundwork to build its own self-driving car—without a major auto manufacturer as partner

8/23/2013 - Steve Ballmer’s retirement could unlock the talent and resources now dormant at Microsoft

8/23/2013 - Here are 10 big car-makers Tesla now outsells in California

8/23/2013 - How Xiaomi became as big as Lenovo in just three years

8/23/2013 - What Snowden and Manning don’t understand about secrecy

8/23/2013 - Steve Ballmer just made $625 million by firing himself

8/23/2013 - Tesla is optimistically going ahead with taking orders in China

8/23/2013 - The Steve Jobs email exchange that perfectly captures Apple’s strategy

8/23/2013 - The Irish are still falling behind on their mortgage payments

8/23/2013 - Australia’s election frontrunner thinks buying broken Indonesian boats will stave off asylum seekers

8/23/2013 - Why JetBlue does not need first class

8/23/2013 - You’re less likely to recycle something if it looks like trash

8/23/2013 - Focus corporate social responsibility on Asian customers; they’ll pay for it

8/23/2013 - Another blow for India: Nokia threatens to move its manufacturing to China

8/23/2013 - Thailand’s joining Japan and Korea as one of the “old men” of Asia

8/23/2013 - Steve Ballmer is stepping down after more than a decade of Microsoft shares going nowhere

8/23/2013 - Doctors and teachers deserve more confidentiality than journalists?

8/23/2013 - HP’s plan to save itself: make buying ink so easy that no one bothers buying third-party ink again

8/23/2013 - Apocalyptic droughts aren’t helping the US raise the $300 billion needed to fix its water delivery system

8/23/2013 - Want to develop the best product? Learn to say “no” to good ideas

8/23/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Germany on the uptick, unrest in Bahrain and Egypt, the benefits of being left-handed

8/23/2013 - To fill its extravagant mountain resort with tourists, North Korea is offering to reunite families

8/23/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europea edition—EU data, marches in Bahrain and Egypt, Nasdaq’s flatline, real-life superheroes

8/22/2013 - Why China’s wine exchange is crashing: 110-proof grain alcohol all tastes much the same

8/22/2013 - How to avoid another Nasdaq meltdown: Slow down trading

8/22/2013 - Why it may not matter that Yahoo has more visitors than Google

8/22/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—US home sales, Bahrain protests, Nasdaq outage, Brazilian stalkers

8/22/2013 - The truest sign of US economic recovery gives Americans more good news

8/22/2013 - Scientists are scouring the globe for mystery bacteria to help reduce our dependence on fertilizer

8/22/2013 - Fuel cells are ready for US military use, and might be in your home in a year

8/22/2013 - Why the British government forced the Guardian to destroy its hard drives

8/22/2013 - Why China’s farming sector is failing

8/22/2013 - We’re not saying it’s squirrels, just that squirrels have taken down the Nasdaq before

8/22/2013 - Disasters cost a mere $56 billion in the first half of 2013 but the worst may be yet to come

8/22/2013 - The mother of all electronic exchanges, the Nasdaq, is broken right now

8/22/2013 - The Chinese recovery is here. Or… is it?

8/22/2013 - Four reasons why even more pain is coming to emerging markets

8/22/2013 - High-speed rail is at the foundation of China’s growth strategy

8/22/2013 - How different cultures say “I disagree”

8/22/2013 - This $199 headband can read your mind

8/22/2013 - The Fed has already squashed its most tangible tool for helping the economy

8/22/2013 - The first day of the Bo Xilai trial offers up a slew of surprises

8/22/2013 - China’s 21st Century Business Herald takes on Eli Lilly with its third major whistleblower

8/22/2013 - Think Google Glass invades your privacy? Here’s a wristband that records audio 24 hours a day

8/22/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Bo Xilai in the dock, Eli Lilly bribery accusations, PMI deluge, the danger of big chairs

8/22/2013 - Apple, closer to its vision for a TV set, wants ESPN, HBO, Viacom, and others to come along

8/22/2013 - How to follow the Bo Xilai trial as it happens

8/21/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Bo Xilai in the dock, Jackson Hole summit, UN on Syria, Google’s Easter Eggs

8/21/2013 - Hewlett-Packard’s biggest “innovation” is its plan for managed retreat

8/21/2013 - Not even gold can help Indians survive the rupee‘s fall

8/21/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Jackson Hole summit, manufacturing data, Syrian conflict, Detroit’s dog trouble

8/21/2013 - Can Raghuram Rajan save the rupee?

8/21/2013 - The petrodollar-funded Al Jazeera America has become the climate-change news network

8/21/2013 - People are dumping their yuan, which may spell more bad news for the Chinese economy

8/21/2013 - The US could easily improve global travel, but sadly, it won’t

8/21/2013 - Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to get the world online is good for business, and not just Facebook’s business

8/21/2013 - New drilling technologies could give us so much oil, the climate won’t stand a chance

8/21/2013 - What killed a banking intern in 2013 was the crisis of 2008

8/21/2013 - Shop offline to save money, online to save the environment

8/21/2013 - After India and Indonesia, Malaysia could be next in investors’ line of fire

8/21/2013 - Want to publish a book? First use data to figure out who’ll read it

8/21/2013 - Men think they’re better off working alone, even when it’s not the case

8/21/2013 - Rising mortgage rates haven’t slowed the rebound of US housing—yet

8/21/2013 - Why the US should build a national internet system

8/21/2013 - US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

8/21/2013 - Should India be “investment grade?”

8/21/2013 - India’s rupee continues to tumble, as its central bank confuses everybody

8/21/2013 - How the Chinese government is managing what 1.3 billion people think about Bo Xilai’s trial

8/21/2013 - This doctor’s trip to the ER showed him just how bad the American health care system is

8/21/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Fed minutes, Syrian gas attack, Mubarak’s freedom, the internet for all

8/21/2013 - This year’s multi-billion dollar write-downs in mining

8/21/2013 - Five reasons to cheer the Indian rupee’s fall—cautiously

8/21/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Fed-related market jitters, Manning’s sentencing, Egypt’s aid, the unexpected power of thought

8/21/2013 - Russia’s offshore cash switches seas in search of a new tax haven

8/20/2013 - The internet has already raised $10,000 for the Palestinian researcher snubbed by Facebook

8/20/2013 - Meet the unassuming phones behind Samsung’s defeat of Nokia in India

8/20/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Fed minutes, Bo’s secret trial, miners in trouble, North Korean meth addicts

8/20/2013 - Bo Xilai will be found guilty—but his trial is still making Beijing nervous

8/20/2013 - And finally, the 3D fax machine—but why would you want one?

8/20/2013 - California’s oil industry seems to have fracked itself in the foot

8/20/2013 - 20% time is officially alive and well, says Google

8/20/2013 - You may not be able to drive a car at Burning Man, but you can fly a drone

8/20/2013 - America is getting better about paying its credit card bills

8/20/2013 - Caution is a good thing, except in a lukewarm US economy

8/20/2013 - Dubai’s building boom continues, despite having one of the world’s highest office vacancy rates

8/20/2013 - Did Glencore pay $8 billion more than it should have for Xstrata?

8/20/2013 - China has a new richest man, thanks to $1.3 billion from American moviegoers

8/20/2013 - The most important management tool in business costs nothing

8/20/2013 - Five reasons why the death of Google’s 20% time might be good news for innovators

8/20/2013 - Will the new gold iPhone lead to an unexpected windfall for Apple in China and India?

8/20/2013 - LinkedIn thinks your 14-year-old needs a professional resume, and it’s right

8/20/2013 - Egypt is losing its tech visionaries

8/20/2013 - Beset by falling iron prices, BHP Billiton finds a new way to bet on China

8/20/2013 - These drugs are the cash cows of big pharma

8/20/2013 - How the Tesla Model S scored the highest-ever government safety rating

8/20/2013 - Belt tightening powers Best Buy’s best quarterly profit in two years

8/20/2013 - Shibor’s rise suggests China’s central bank may soon be facing another cash crunch

8/20/2013 - As Asian markets drop, is a comeback imminent for the year’s big loser, gold?

8/20/2013 - Home Depot isn’t missing exposure to China at all

8/20/2013 - Why is it so hard to stop Fukushima from leaking?

8/20/2013 - Why the deejay behind the “Harlem Shake” didn’t receive a dime

8/20/2013 - Americans don’t want to live to be 120—even if they could

8/20/2013 - Who’s profiting from Venezuela’s toilet paper shortage

8/20/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Asia market rout, US retail earnings, British press freedom, the start-up cheat sheet

8/20/2013 - China’s $5 billion deal with Kenya is a much bigger win for Beijing than Nairobi

8/20/2013 - Germany says it profited from the euro crisis, but did it really?

8/20/2013 - Why foreign companies are pulling out of Egypt even as the markets remain calm

8/20/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Rusbridger’s revelation, Brotherhood’s leader arrested, Falcone’s ban, stealthmobiles

8/19/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Retail earnings, Kodak’s renaissance, China’s secret plan, hangover-free beer

8/19/2013 - Google Glass is officially unwelcome at Guantánamo Bay’s war court

8/19/2013 - What Detroit should learn from Tesla Motors

8/19/2013 - Chinese investors are buying more than a quarter of London’s new homes

8/19/2013 - Saudi Arabia is expanding its anti-witchcraft police unit

8/19/2013 - Wall Street analysts say Larry Summers is scaring the bond market

8/19/2013 - JP Morgan isn’t the only big financial firm to have hired Chinese Communist Party scions

8/19/2013 - The next solar manufacturing boom will be in the Middle East

8/19/2013 - Britain’s villages may not have superfast broadband but its skies soon will

8/19/2013 - The huge mistake California (and the rest of the world) make on pension reform

8/19/2013 - Why lab-grown meat good will be good for us

8/19/2013 - Investors in emerging markets would like their money back now thanks

8/19/2013 - One thing Al Jazeera could do to gain credibility: hire an ombudsman

8/19/2013 - The movie that set a new record for number of tweets (and, no, it’s not “Sharknado”)

8/19/2013 - Why it’s so hard to fill some jobs even when everyone’s looking for work

8/19/2013 - Housing prices rose in 69 out of 70 of China’s biggest cities. That’s pretty scary

8/19/2013 - Ecuador abandons rain forest protection to pay its China debts

8/19/2013 - At the root of Egyptian rage is a deepening resource crisis

8/19/2013 - Everbright Securities, once a stock market darling, is now a sign of China’s financial market woes

8/19/2013 - The Abenomics conundrum: Exports surge, but imports surge more

8/19/2013 - Huawei wishes Pakistan happy independence with map that gets its borders wrong

8/19/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—JP Morgan’s China hiring, Detroit’s creditor deadline, Everbright’s market spike, lessons for LinkedIn

8/19/2013 - North Korea to defectors: Come on home—we’ll even pay you!

8/19/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia edition—Egypt’s aid, JP Morgan’s China hiring, Shanghai’s stock spike, your iPad is watching you

8/18/2013 - A breakup letter to Zimbabwe: I really just don’t care anymore

8/18/2013 - Luxury hotels in China face a triple threat. But, psst—rooms are cheap

8/18/2013 - China’s “nail houses” cause construction delays and strange twists in roads

8/18/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia edition—Egypt violence, JP Morgan probe, group singing

8/18/2013 - JP Morgan faces a US probe over hiring the kids of well-connected Chinese

8/18/2013 - Why the US can’t scrap its dysfunctional system of financing homeownership

8/18/2013 - US sanctions on Iran are hindering progress on scientific research

8/17/2013 - Any practice of yoga that isn’t spiritual isn’t really yoga

8/17/2013 - The mystery of China’s missing millionaires

8/17/2013 - Materialism is destroying China’s interest in reading books

8/17/2013 - The under-the-radar VC firm that invested in Alibaba before Yahoo

8/17/2013 - Quartz Weekend Brief—Egypt’s slide, dolphin canaries, Chinese Valentine’s, celebrity elephants

8/16/2013 - We should be worried about how internet companies are getting people to part with their money, not their privacy

8/16/2013 - Here’s how UK homeowners cut their energy use by 25%

8/16/2013 - Indian rupee hits a new, all-time low as capital controls spook investors

8/16/2013 - Why the Suez Canal will remain open even as Egypt burns

8/16/2013 - An affinity for lavish funerals is proving costly for Africa’s poor

8/16/2013 - Warren Buffett, age 44, explains the futility of playing the market

8/16/2013 - The spat between Microsoft and Google is getting ugly

8/16/2013 - Google engineers insist 20% time is not dead—it’s just turned into 120% time

8/16/2013 - US banks commercial lending has been frisky, and possibly risky

8/16/2013 - Vogue dresses Marissa Mayer in an empress’s clothes, but is she really wearing any?

8/16/2013 - How China plans to become a leader in robotics

8/16/2013 - Gym workouts and sunbathing do more for your brain than crosswords and Mozart

8/16/2013 - The complete guide to getting into an economics PhD program

8/16/2013 - Allowing people to tweet in movie theaters will ruin one of our greatest skills

8/16/2013 - Boeing’s secret plan to use robots to bring manufacturing back to the US

8/16/2013 - Argentina claims inflation is 11.2%, less than half of what everyone else estimates

8/16/2013 - More women are leaning in—and not getting paid for it

8/16/2013 - Maersk shipping’s results signal hope for a moribund industry

8/16/2013 - Summer song lawsuit exposes the “Blurred Lines” of the US copyright system

8/16/2013 - Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

8/16/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—America’s edition—Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s call to march, US housing, Blurred Lines lawsuit, NSA typos

8/16/2013 - In Snowden’s wake, China will probe IBM, Oracle, and EMC for security threats

8/16/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Egypt protests, Dell’s drop, Singapore’s exports, accidental NSA spying

8/15/2013 - The US restricts some pesticides linked to the bee calamity, but others remain

8/15/2013 - Ford and the US government admit that measuring miles per gallon is an inexact science

8/15/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Egypt seethes, Dell tumbles, new carnivore, $1 homes

8/15/2013 - 3D scanners are getting cheap so fast, the age of 3D piracy could soon be upon us

8/15/2013 - Why inequality is worse in the US than in France

8/15/2013 - US Airways’ executives have been pretty obvious about their plans to raise prices

8/15/2013 - Dell can’t shake its problem of perpetually falling PC sales

8/15/2013 - Six Chinese frauds that are even crazier than passing off a dog as a lion

8/15/2013 - Facebook wants to be the new PayPal, but it’ll need to earn its users’ trust

8/15/2013 - European car sales are stabilizing, but carmakers are still hurting

8/15/2013 - Mexico’s president may quietly be planning to surrender more of the oil industry than his countrymen think

8/15/2013 - The dark side of the internet’s cute animal craze

8/15/2013 - Why US power companies don’t want you putting a solar panel on your roof

8/15/2013 - What kept gold from completely crashing last quarter? “Chinese aunties”

8/15/2013 - The head of New Zealand’s central bank sets interest rates on his own…for now at least

8/15/2013 - Foreigners dumped tons of US stocks and bonds after the Fed’s taper talk

8/15/2013 - London has way too many bees, and they’re hungry

8/15/2013 - Carl Icahn’s new strategy: come in second but with a bigger microphone

8/15/2013 - Is there such a thing as a “workaholic”?

8/15/2013 - The timing couldn’t be better for Apple to team up with the world’s biggest cellphone network

8/15/2013 - BlackBerry has a future, but it’s not in cellphones

8/15/2013 - Netflix and Amazon don’t have enough content to replace cable TV

8/15/2013 - Vietnam taps Big Data to avoid China’s traffic catastrophe

8/15/2013 - Google is preparing for screenless computers

8/15/2013 - Less-affluent Americans are still getting pinched, Wal-Mart says

8/15/2013 - China’s best university is almost as good as Florida State

8/15/2013 - Why we’re a long way from computers that really work like the human brain

8/15/2013 - Luxembourg’s teachers make twice as much as America’s

8/15/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Egypt’s fragile calm, a divisive day for Asia, US inflation slowdown

8/15/2013 - Dying dolphins keep washing up on the Atlantic. Here’s what could be killing them

8/15/2013 - On the day that divides Asia, Japan and its neighbors clash over past and present

8/15/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Egyptian bloodletting, Lenovo’s rise, Cisco’s fall, Dreamliner woes, the Kindly Brontosaurus

8/14/2013 - Samsung could beat Apple’s smart watch to market with a Sept. 4 unveiling

8/14/2013 - Lenovo is the world’s biggest PC maker, but its heart belongs to smartphones

8/14/2013 - America’s most densely-packed startup scenes aren’t just in Northern California

8/14/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Egypt’s emergency, US shoppers, piano sales, near-death experiences

8/14/2013 - Why a Chinese government agency wants to turn a Milwaukee Hilton into student dorms

8/14/2013 - Going after two JP Morgan employees doesn’t solve “too big to jail”

8/14/2013 - Photos: The nine-story Tokyo office building that’s also a farm

8/14/2013 - What being single on Chinese Valentine’s Day looks like

8/14/2013 - The not-so-crazy plan to build a subterranean ice wall around the Fukushima plant

8/14/2013 - Watch how John Paulson’s pianos get made

8/14/2013 - Your garden may be a pesticide-tainted death-trap for bees

8/14/2013 - Americans are starting to cut the cable TV cord, and here’s what it looks like

8/14/2013 - Unions are driving Hyundai and General Motors out of South Korea

8/14/2013 - A lottery system might be a fairer way to decide college admissions

8/14/2013 - China’s arms industry is hoping for some good PR from the Syrian rebels

8/14/2013 - The system that wants to save you from ever sending a colleague another email

8/14/2013 - These indicators are more important than a company’s financial statements

8/14/2013 - Chinese Valentine’s Day is becoming China’s “gay day”

8/14/2013 - US consumers still feel uncertain about the economy and it shows in Macy’s sales

8/14/2013 - The markets can tell when a CEO apologizes and doesn’t mean it

8/14/2013 - Deere rides Brazil’s bid to become global soybean king

8/14/2013 - Finally—the euro zone economy is growing again

8/14/2013 - China’s government is subsidizing your sushi—and driving other countries’ fishermen out of business

8/14/2013 - Detroit’s pension system is built on delusions about future returns

8/14/2013 - WeChat’s aggressive expansion comes at a cost for owner Tencent

8/14/2013 - Cathay Pacific’s epic miss tells us two things about the Asian economy, and neither is good

8/14/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Cairo clashes, European GDP, China’s foreign auto crackdown, healthy boozing

8/14/2013 - America’s most profitable company per employee makes your phone work—and it’s not Apple

8/14/2013 - If you’re going to smuggle cocaine into Hong Kong, don’t use a doormat

8/14/2013 - China’s growing hunger for beef is a bonanza for Aussie cattle exporters

8/14/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—European GDP, Bahrain’s standoff, Ichan’s Apple bet, globetrotting ants

8/13/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Bahrain tense, Europe turns, Icahn bites, handbag loans

8/13/2013 - China’s hot summer and its growing love of ice cream could be hurting KFC

8/13/2013 - Two (more) reasons Britain’s porn-filtering policy is a waste of everybody’s time

8/13/2013 - Carl Icahn’s tweets on Apple may just be the beginning of a long campaign

8/13/2013 - How China added $1 trillion to its economy by fudging data

8/13/2013 - The new trick in anti-piracy: teasing you into paying

8/13/2013 - China wins a deal for one of the world’s biggest solar power plants, and it’s in the US

8/13/2013 - Record high onion prices add to Indian government’s cup of woes

8/13/2013 - Pink used to be a masculine color

8/13/2013 - Meet the family who lost $100,000 when the Beanie Baby bubble burst

8/13/2013 - 200 years of books prove that city-living has made Americans more materialistic

8/13/2013 - An antitrust lawsuit against US Airways and American Airlines shows the US DoJ means business

8/13/2013 - Indonesia wants to stop exporting its maids to the rest of the world

8/13/2013 - Inside the top-secret, billion-dollar plan to save BlackBerry by turning it into IBM

8/13/2013 - Workers in female-dominated professions do more housework

8/13/2013 - Spain’s new approach to banking: once-a-month and on a bus

8/13/2013 - Germany: Leading Europe out of slump or leaving Europe behind?

8/13/2013 - There’s a maximum-security prison in Brazil where male inmates are expert knitters

8/13/2013 - All those people with cheap Android smartphones have finally started buying apps

8/13/2013 - Without reliable migration data, Chinese planners are forced to pick a pickle

8/13/2013 - Bill Ackman did what is best for JC Penney by stepping down from the board

8/13/2013 - AMC is succeeding by breaking the rules of legacy television

8/13/2013 - When the next Ernest Hemingway dies, who will own his Facebook account?

8/13/2013 - Arrests and fines over the London Whale may make little difference to JP Morgan

8/13/2013 - Tencent denies WeChat Singapore IPO as Sina wins more eyeballs for Weibo

8/13/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—UK inflation, Penney/Ackman talks, Musk’s Hyperloop, a town with no radio waves

8/12/2013 - Does the Hyperloop even make sense for California?

8/12/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—UK inflation, Asian smog, BlackBerry sale, merchants of meth

8/12/2013 - So much for the solar trade war: China panel makers set new sales records

8/12/2013 - Chinese officials try to get around rules on spending lots of money by renaming their offices

8/12/2013 - China may be the world’s factory but it won’t become our information hub

8/12/2013 - Bureaucrats, not Big Oil, stand in the way of the solar future

8/12/2013 - Jobs Friday and advance US GDP reports are terrible economic indicators, Goldman Sachs says

8/12/2013 - This is how your iPhone’s default text message sound was made

8/12/2013 - Benjamin Franklin’s strategy to make the US a superpower worked once, why not try it again?

8/12/2013 - Why China is desperate to shed its reliance on US corn

8/12/2013 - Thanks to EU guest workers, the US and UK are going opposite directions on immigration policy

8/12/2013 - Space storms could knock out the world’s entire critical communications infrastructure

8/12/2013 - As if seven screens weren’t enough: Now Wall St traders will be wearing Google Glass

8/12/2013 - Onerous new rules on foreign banks in India should be good for them in the long run

8/12/2013 - Meet Wall Street’s new whipping boy: Bill Ackman

8/12/2013 - To learn spying software, NSA analysts “unlock achievements” to win “skilz”

8/12/2013 - BlackBerry is now where Motorola once was, and has no choice but to sell

8/12/2013 - LinkedIn knows whether or not you deserve a raise

8/12/2013 - Take note Detroit, sports teams can save a city

8/12/2013 - With a quadrillion in debt, there’s only one way out for Japan

8/12/2013 - Actually, Europe’s tallest residential building does have elevators

8/12/2013 - A bubbly champagne harvest is great news for France and for wine lovers worldwide

8/12/2013 - Here’s who might want to buy BlackBerry

8/12/2013 - The US is cutting its deficit faster than it ever has before

8/12/2013 - A Chinese cargo ship is sailing across the melting Arctic to Europe

8/12/2013 - City of London halts recycling bins tracking phones of passers-by

8/12/2013 - After political and religious repression, Tibet faces…an onslaught of private equity bankers?

8/12/2013 - Scenes from Kim Jong-un’s visit to North Korea’s first “hand-phone” manufacturing plant

8/12/2013 - Apple’s cutting-edge manufacturers are getting sliced up even more than expected

8/12/2013 - Japan’s sagging growth reveals a few hitches in the Abenomics plan

8/12/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Holder’s drug sentencing reforms, Japanese GDP, US deficit projections, the pursuit of happiness

8/12/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Dell in court, Japanese GDP, Sanofi and Novartis under fire, Martian spinach

8/11/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Egypt tense, Japan GDP, duel for Dell, energy-drink loving moms

8/11/2013 - Moms are consuming more energy drinks than you might think

8/11/2013 - Advertising yourself as a specialist can harm your job prospects

8/10/2013 - Prepare for the coming deluge of digital currencies—and meet the people who would control them

8/9/2013 - Quartz Weekend Brief—Newspaper buyers, Apple chargers, ban tipping, be angry

8/9/2013 - Apple is still eating out on Steve Jobs’s patents

8/9/2013 - The knives are out on all sides of the JC Penney fight

8/9/2013 - You can’t stop digital money laundering until you stop secret companies

8/9/2013 - Cvent’s IPO success is about much more than the cloud

8/9/2013 - People with long commutes have a 40% higher risk of separating from their spouses

8/9/2013 - Airport wars are underway in the Middle East

8/9/2013 - Photos: This solar powered wheelchair gives the disabled a chance to swim in the ocean

8/9/2013 - Privatization in Mexico is a road to nowhere

8/9/2013 - Of today’s seven IPOs, here’s why one left all the rest standing

8/9/2013 - Why world hunger won’t be solved with the test-tube burger

8/9/2013 - Think China is “rebalancing”? Its real estate sector begs to differ

8/9/2013 - For almost a century, people have been misquoting Einstein’s biggest mistake

8/9/2013 - The next Steve Jobs might be in school detention right now

8/9/2013 - A private equity buyer could make money off of BlackBerry, even if it fails

8/9/2013 - After I banned tipping at my restaurant, the service got better and we made more money

8/9/2013 - This shirt tells others where you don’t like to be touched

8/9/2013 - Only 3% of Shanghai’s river and lake water is clean enough for household use

8/9/2013 - Chinese shoppers like big box retail, just not the Western kind

8/9/2013 - Why the US is turning into a subscription-based economy

8/9/2013 - China’s milk powder ban could deal a big blow to New Zealand’s economy

8/9/2013 - Why Chinese parents are still so paranoid about made-in-China baby formula

8/9/2013 - How to turn Chinese sewage sludge into brown gold

8/9/2013 - The most bizarre contraband items being confiscated around the world

8/9/2013 - American consumers are being asked to save the global economy—again

8/9/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Chinese economy check-up, US-Russia sit-down, Pakistan embassy pull-out, standup comedy in-flight

8/9/2013 - China’s economy: glass half-full, glass half-empty, or time to get your glasses checked?

8/9/2013 - Brazil’s “currency war” era is over, but its problems may be just beginning

8/9/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—China data deluge, US-Russia face-off, Apple-Samsung patent rematch, in-flight standup comedy

8/9/2013 - Big data is giving China an edge in renewable energy production

8/8/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Apple vs. Samsung, China inflation, double whammy for Greece, recycling bins that follow you

8/8/2013 - Yahoo details Tumblr’s valuation and David Karp’s $81 million retention package

8/8/2013 - Ford has a problem that most companies would kill to have

8/8/2013 - Photos: What the end of Ramadan looks like

8/8/2013 - Who actually owns your company’s Twitter handle?

8/8/2013 - Lavabit, the secure email service used by Edward Snowden, shuts down under pressure

8/8/2013 - Indian farmers hope to milk New Zealand’s dairy contamination scare

8/8/2013 - China’s crazy love affair with steel is a scary example of how its finances could implode

8/8/2013 - Ten billion reasons why the US government should make life easier for American homeowners

8/8/2013 - Now you can figure out if that IKEA couch matches your rug before buying it

8/8/2013 - Want to remember something? Forget it

8/8/2013 - Going shoeless at work could make you less stressed and more productive

8/8/2013 - Bucharest is tired of everyone thinking it’s Budapest

8/8/2013 - This city’s plan to expropriate mortgages aims to make Wall St pay for the housing bubble

8/8/2013 - Unlike the rest of the world, Americans are no longer flocking to Android

8/8/2013 - Apple as seen by Taiwanese animators: Tim Cook teleports to Tiananmen Square, kowtows to a panda

8/8/2013 - This recycling bin is following you

8/8/2013 - Hong Kong says social media are causing more sexual abuse of children

8/8/2013 - Here’s what the immersive, 3D computer interface of the future will feel like

8/8/2013 - Thank you, Latvia, for this combination urinal/sink

8/8/2013 - Be careful, your computer might be lying to you

8/8/2013 - An internal crisis is causing Spain’s beloved bullfighting industry to bleed

8/8/2013 - Canadian rivals downplay the breakup of Europe’s potash cartel

8/8/2013 - Ignoring distractions, Prada zeroes in on luxury demand in East Asia

8/8/2013 - Nestlé eases its 2013 growth expectation because its chocolate bars and coffee still aren’t cheap enough

8/8/2013 - Amazingly Greek unemployment is actually getting worse

8/8/2013 - Slower growth in China hits Rio Tinto and the mining company doesn’t expect it to get any better

8/8/2013 - Meet Vaclav Smil, the Canadian polymath whose books Bill Gates is racing to read

8/8/2013 - Five lessons for hyped IPOs, including: Don’t always believe the hype

8/8/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Japan’s interest rates, Chinese exports, Assad attacked, the best time to drink wine

8/8/2013 - Myanmar’s hotels are full, but it’s banning homestays because of unmannered foreigners

8/8/2013 - North Korea is the worst place in the world to be a standup comic

8/8/2013 - China applauds Russia for making the US “eat dirt” in the Snowden showdown

8/8/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Chinese exports, Autralian jobs, Japanese interest rates, a shark on the subway

8/7/2013 - The killer app at Cory Booker’s startup is his rolodex

8/7/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Japan rates, China exports, BoE’s pledge, dolphin memory

8/7/2013 - Tesla races past estimates to achieve its second straight quarterly profit

8/7/2013 - Investors cheer Groupon for naming co-founder Eric Lefkofsky as the company’s CEO

8/7/2013 - “Crazy Rich Asians” brings the story of ridiculously wealthy Chinese to the silver screen

8/7/2013 - How Larry Summers could win over his critics on the way to becoming Fed Chair

8/7/2013 - Strategic flirting in the workplace backfires on women

8/7/2013 - Lessons for small businesses from the bacteria living on wounds in France

8/7/2013 - Don’t speak English? Here’s where to move to in the US

8/7/2013 - 68% of CEOs still aren’t on any social networks whatsoever

8/7/2013 - US firms worry Edward Snowden is wrecking their business, but the Patriot Act was already doing that

8/7/2013 - How China’s poorest regions are going to save its growth rate

8/7/2013 - Why al-Qaeda’s Yemen oil plot isn’t (just) about oil

8/7/2013 - Private equity has money coming out of its ears, but can’t find enough ways to spend it

8/7/2013 - China’s lust for ivory isn’t just slaughtering elephants. It’s also destabilizing Africa

8/7/2013 - When global warming finally gets going, it could last for 200,000 years

8/7/2013 - With this man in charge, virtual reality might finally go mainstream

8/7/2013 - Driving? Young Americans say they have better things to do

8/7/2013 - Jeff Bezos has what it takes to become a bonafide media baron

8/7/2013 - Amazon should let eBay handle the online market for fine art

8/7/2013 - Lucky for the UK, the Bank of England is run by a Canadian who acts like an American

8/7/2013 - Brazil’s inflation slows, but its plummeting currency is still making the basics unaffordable

8/7/2013 - North and South Korea make up over the Kaesong industrial zone

8/7/2013 - Unemployment in Portugal falls to a slightly less terrible level

8/7/2013 - Facebook reveals how its news feed works—again

8/7/2013 - This is what a real-life treasure hunt for 10 tonnes of gold looks like

8/7/2013 - Maine’s lobster bubble is threatening to burst, thanks to global warming and Canada

8/7/2013 - A fertility app can’t get you pregnant, but might drive you crazy

8/7/2013 - Want to be more productive? Clean your desk. More creative? Trash it

8/7/2013 - After a housing bubble, do Americans really need subsidized 30-year mortgages?

8/7/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Nairobi airport fire, BoE guidance, Mexico oil shake-up, Bitcoin is officially money

8/7/2013 - Vietnam’s new social media crackdown takes aim at news aggregators (and enemies of the state)

8/7/2013 - Apple’s iPhone charger take-back program is genius PR—and it may even boost the bottom line

8/7/2013 - Despite India’s economic woes, it’s a bright spot for BRIC-loving institutional investors

8/7/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—BoE guidance, Thai and Tunisian protests, China fines milk powder firms, GE ditches solar

8/6/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—BoE guidance, Yemen threats, BofA sued, dieting

8/6/2013 - Chinese bloggers praise Fonterra for admitting that it tainted their milk formula

8/6/2013 - Jeff Bezos gets a $50 million bonus for buying the Washington Post

8/6/2013 - Amazon is working on displays that Apple and Samsung can’t match

8/6/2013 - The real reason the US labor force is shrinking: millennial women

8/6/2013 - If you want to make money from apps, forget about the app store

8/6/2013 - India picked the right man at the wrong time to be its new central bank governor

8/6/2013 - Jeff Bezos must be involved in the Washington Post’s day-to-day operations

8/6/2013 - What’s the deal with Detroit’s mysteriously trebling pension obligations?

8/6/2013 - How to fix a state-run oil monopoly that hasn’t returned a profit in seven years? Open it up

8/6/2013 - Free peanuts on airplanes started out as a marketing ploy

8/6/2013 - It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the US government’s black boxes for economic data could be manipulated

8/6/2013 - Your next phone could have a solar panel for a screen

8/6/2013 - If you want to stay anonymous online, don’t use Windows and keep your browser up to date

8/6/2013 - You can now buy a Monet on Amazon for $1.5 million

8/6/2013 - This man would like to blow up your plane by turning anyone’s clothes into a bomb

8/6/2013 - Under Bezos, the Washington Post could look a lot more like Bloomberg and Reuters

8/6/2013 - Obama had better take credit for booming US trade quickly, or the oil lobby will

8/6/2013 - What 9.5 million babies a year could mean for the Chinese economy

8/6/2013 - The rapid rise of Chinese mobile phone company Xiaomi is more bad news for Apple

8/6/2013 - In the US, there are 20 “brain hubs” where workers earn more

8/6/2013 - Only 20% of Chinese women believe their husband or partner is ideal

8/6/2013 - Most of the bankers drooling over Twitter’s IPO aren’t on Twitter

8/6/2013 - German manufacturing picks up steam

8/6/2013 - China loves wine. But not to drink—to launder money with

8/6/2013 - Corporate bribery is about to get many millions of dollars more risky in Brazil

8/6/2013 - Why the most loyal customers write reviews for products they never bought

8/6/2013 - Italy’s recession is now its longest on record

8/6/2013 - Soon you can live your whole life from your couch

8/6/2013 - If the Chinese army is trying to hack a Missouri water plant, what else is it infiltrating?

8/6/2013 - Welcome to Australia: a magical land on the bottom of the earth where you can get a pay raise

8/6/2013 - You can now leave annotations in the margins of Quartz

8/6/2013 - This fund tracks 36 bubbles—and 33 have completely popped

8/6/2013 - A grad student’s DIY $27 air filter could help Chinese city-dwellers breathe easier

8/6/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Obama’s mortgage overhaul, Loeb’s rejection, terror threats in Yemen, toilet hacks

8/6/2013 - Fonterra compounds China crisis with cash payments to reporters

8/6/2013 - A hedge fund just called EADS’s bluff about ditching Big Brother

8/6/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Bezos buys a newspaper, Obama’s mortgage overhaul, Loeb’s rejection, toilet hacks

8/5/2013 - Sony to Mr. Pink: “You don’t get new media”

8/5/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia edition—Australia interest rates, Washington Post sale, baboons on strike

8/5/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia edition—Australia interest rates, Washington Post sale, baboons on strike

8/5/2013 - Jeff Bezos was the highest bidder and best steward for the Washington Post

8/5/2013 - How things are about to change at the Washington Post now that Jeff Bezos is in charge

8/5/2013 - Three reasons we should have seen the Jeff Bezos purchase of the Washington Post coming

8/5/2013 - If you think cybercrime is scary now, just wait until hackers can control and monitor every object in your environment

8/5/2013 - LinkedIn CEO: How I manage my email

8/5/2013 - Is the US government an IP hypocrite or just in love with Apple?

8/5/2013 - How Chinese Android phones became part of India’s political PR spin

8/5/2013 - China’s new tallest building will have the world’s fastest elevators

8/5/2013 - One in ten of your friends will never be on Facebook

8/5/2013 - Foreign firms risk becoming scapegoats in China’s new get-tough environmental policy

8/5/2013 - The $45-million idea to keep half of Africa’s doctors from leaving

8/5/2013 - The cost of a dollar in Syria: three years in jail

8/5/2013 - The rich really are different: Their bodies contain unique chemical pollutants

8/5/2013 - The UK might not be into immigrants right now, but its universities still want their money

8/5/2013 - Online shopping is actually making city traffic worse

8/5/2013 - Family TV night is coming back—thanks to smartphones

8/5/2013 - The burqa is coming to the rescue of Pakistani women

8/5/2013 - A Chinese official tells millions of unemployed new graduates they can only blame themselves

8/5/2013 - Hiring someone to teach your kids to ride a bike doesn’t make you a bad parent

8/5/2013 - Bill Ackman has another enemy in the Herbalife fight: George Soros

8/5/2013 - Google’s Sergey Brin just paid $332,000 for the world’s most expensive hamburger—and it’s made in a lab

8/5/2013 - The ‘Saudi Arabia of milk’ has more dairy cows than people

8/5/2013 - This new Iranian foreign minister anchors western hopes for a new day in nuclear politics

8/5/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—US embassy closures, service data deluge, tainted Kiwi milk powder

8/5/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—US embassy closures, service data deluge, tainted Kiwi milk powder

8/5/2013 - The Great Firewall has ears: Beijing embraces Big Data to measure public opinion

8/5/2013 - Despite tainted baby formula, Chinese women still shun breastfeeding

8/5/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—US embassy closures, Tunisian troubles, TCI pressures EADS, China milk powder ban

8/5/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—US embassy closures, Tunisian troubles, TCI pressures EADS, China milk powder ban

8/4/2013 - Chinese tourists appall North Koreans by throwing candy at their kids

8/4/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia edition—Tensions in Tunisia, HSBC earnings, boost for Apple, the human brain’s GPS

8/4/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Tensions in Tunisia, HSBC earnings, boost for Apple, the human brain’s GPS

8/4/2013 - Management lessons from Real Madrid: Stop buying stars and start building teams

8/4/2013 - US federal agencies want NSA data to help nab copyright violators

8/4/2013 - How a simple three-digit number helps websites stick it to online censorship

8/4/2013 - KuaPay is banking on China to fatten its share of the mobile wallet market

8/3/2013 - The US government has about $70 trillion in off-balance sheet liabilities

8/3/2013 - While Argentina’s economy inches ahead, its government continues to report “Chinese” growth rates

8/3/2013 - America imports three times more Russian crab than vodka, and other items that make more sense to boycott than Stoli

8/3/2013 - It’s time Google came to grips with how it enables the surveillance state

8/3/2013 - Tax havens offer US multinationals a fantastic deal, and so will tax reform

8/3/2013 - Why Boston bombing victims get millions when wounded soldiers only get thousands

8/3/2013 - Quartz Weekend Brief—Global economy, Summers sense, chocolate plague, shark fins

8/3/2013 - Quartz Weekend Brief—Global economy, Summers sense, chocolate plague, shark fins

8/2/2013 - Quartz Weekend Brief—Global economy, Summers sense, chocolate plague, shark fins

8/2/2013 - Quartz Weekend Brief—Global economy, Summers sense, chocolate plague, shark fins

8/2/2013 - Even world leaders care about their Klout score

8/2/2013 - George Clooney calls activist investor Dan Loeb a “carpetbagger” in the Sony fight

8/2/2013 - The co-founder of PayPal wants to put a baby in you

8/2/2013 - After China, Big Pharma suffers a big setback in India

8/2/2013 - Facebook may finally have figured out how to make money in Asia

8/2/2013 - Zombie phones are eating up billions in telecom costs

8/2/2013 - IMF: Spain looks awful for the next 5 years

8/2/2013 - Organic foods grocer Sprouts Farmers Market has the best IPO debut of the year

8/2/2013 - Welcome to China’s beautiful but empty “little Paris”

8/2/2013 - How shareholder commitments almost ruined Motorola

8/2/2013 - It’s hot enough in China to fry an egg on the street

8/2/2013 - There’s nothing rational about deciding who lives and who dies

8/2/2013 - Big Oil would henceforth like to be known as Not-Really-Big-But-Still-Nicely-Profitable Oil

8/2/2013 - Want to head Libya’s central bank? You can apply online

8/2/2013 - The lame jobs report, in eight charts

8/2/2013 - Dell hands Michael Dell a victory by changing shareholder voting rules to get to a deal

8/2/2013 - The complete US jobs report for July in two simple charts

8/2/2013 - Bribery scandal reveals why China is so attractive to Big Pharma

8/2/2013 - The Saudi regime’s economic stimulus won’t help the people who really need it

8/2/2013 - Why it’s so hard to stop college cost inflation in the US

8/2/2013 - China is starting a government-run website clone to stamp out rumors on the internet

8/2/2013 - The US economy added 162,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.4%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

8/2/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—US-Russia relations get frosty, Toyota profits soar, a talk show gives away babies

8/2/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—US-Russia relations get frosty, Toyota profits soar, a talk show gives away babies

8/2/2013 - Chinese luxury car buyers are indeed getting overcharged—and they’re happy to pay

8/2/2013 - The next Viacom will build its empire on YouTube stars

8/2/2013 - The seven—make that eight—most ridiculous statements of Taro Aso, Japan’s debonair gaffe machine

8/2/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Snowden’s asylum in Russia, Berlusconi blowback, US jobs report, Big Oil shale woes

8/2/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Snowden’s asylum in Russia, Berlusconi blowback, US jobs report, Big Oil shale woes

8/1/2013 - Germany is reconstructing piles of flood-damaged cash—just to burn them

8/1/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Asia edition—US jobs report, blow for Berlusconi, asylum for Snowden, new-age couch potatoes

8/1/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief: US jobs report, blow for Berlusconi, asylum for Snowden, new-age couch potatoes

8/1/2013 - The SEC’s tactic to take more Wall Street cases to court proves everyone wrong—for now

8/1/2013 - For LinkedIn, beating expectations is the new normal

8/1/2013 - How Google’s new Moto X will transform the smartphone landscape—and threaten Google’s partners

8/1/2013 - Americans are trading in their cheap beer for premium liquor

8/1/2013 - Five charts that make us almost giddy about the big US jobs report

8/1/2013 - Striking fast food-workers will get a lift from US immigration reform—and so will foreign students

8/1/2013 - Cell phones are stepping in where governments are failing

8/1/2013 - ECB’s Draghi shakes off responsibility for a European stability he engineered

8/1/2013 - One Kickstarter could revolutionize 3D printing

8/1/2013 - Why Harvard MBAs are earning less money

8/1/2013 - South America might soon be covered in thousands of tons of dust from the Sahara Desert

8/1/2013 - The problem in the US is economic mobility, not the minimum wage

8/1/2013 - The app that makes music from your heartbeat could also save you a trip to the doctor

8/1/2013 - The brightest spot in the global economy just got a bit brighter

8/1/2013 - Asia’s manufacturing slowdown in three charts

8/1/2013 - Uruguay: Let’s make marijuana a state-run monopoly

8/1/2013 - A celebrity investor is no guarantee of success

8/1/2013 - Apparently S&P still considers its promise to be objective to be merely “puffery”

8/1/2013 - Why the global economy may be doomed to lower growth—maybe forever

8/1/2013 - ArcelorMittal admits it was too optimistic about steel demand

8/1/2013 - Changing the definition of “cancer” isn’t going to be a cure-all

8/1/2013 - BMW is trying to race ahead of Mercedes and Audi but hitting roadblocks in China

8/1/2013 - Latin America earns more from exporting soccer players than live animals

8/1/2013 - New York’s ban on the illegal shark-fin trade won’t do much to protect sharks

8/1/2013 - P&G is doing better in a tumultuous year, but its new CEO still has his work cut out

8/1/2013 - What Warren Buffett’s son doesn’t understand about the world

8/1/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—China’s uneven slowdown, European manufacturing heats up, watchful central bankers, Ai Weiwei sabotage

8/1/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—China’s uneven slowdown, European manufacturing heats up, watchful central bankers, Ai Weiwei sabotage

8/1/2013 - China’s solution to flight delays: Take off first, find a place to land later

8/1/2013 - Legendary tycoon John Deuss’s latest exploit is cutting a money-laundering deal with Dutch prosecutors

8/1/2013 - If intellectual property is so important, how come the US invests so little in it?

8/1/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—China’s uneven slowdown, US recovery, NSA revelations, Ai Weiwei sabotage

8/1/2013 - Quartz Daily Brief—China’s uneven slowdown, US recovery, NSA revelations, Ai Weiwei sabotage