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Cool Girls and Bad Men

Mar 01, 2014 No Comments by

On the other hand, you might take a close look at the show’s opening credits, which suggest a simpler tale: one about heroic male outlines and closeups of female asses. The more episodes that go by, the more I’m starting to suspect that those asses tell the real story. This aspect of “True Detective” (which […]

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Is Wall Street Pay Hampering U.S. Innovation?

Mar 01, 2014 No Comments by

Is Wall Street Pay Hampering U.S. Innovation? Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg In 2009, when the economy was still convulsing from the financial crisis, Daniel Roth (now Linkedin’s ( LNKD ) executive editor) published a piece about the future of Wall Street suggesting that the financial industry’s temporary paralysis might [...] Full Story — Is Wall […]

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Obamacare Supporters Act Like Children

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments by

Reuters Let’s make this very simple: Say that I can spend $250 per month on a health insurance plan or $350 to get the exact same plan with prescription-drug coverage.  What’s the better deal? That depends on YOUR CHOICE. Not the government’s, and m any times it’s not an extra 100.00 it’s an extra 100% […]

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Harvard and MIT’s Online Education Startup Has a New Way to Make Money

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments by

It’s been about a year and a half since massive open online courses (MOOCs) achieved notoriety, and the industry now has three giants: Coursera, Udacity, and EdX. Coursera and Udacity are West Coast-run, Stanford-spawned, for-profit standard-style startups. EdX is different: It launched as an East Coast, non-profit collaboration between Harvard and MIT. EdX, then, is more of a […]

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Checking Up or Stalking Online?

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments by

Keeping tabs on past loves has a rich history in literature, from Romeo camping out under a teenage girl’s balcony to Jay Gatsby buying a mansion across the water from his married ex. Fortunately for today’s “stalkers”—as we’re wont to call it, though the term is technically loaded—Facebook is a subtler vantage point to haunt and be haunted by […]

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Mini Silicon Valleys

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments by

So many U.S. cities now pin their economic hopes and dreams on building a burgeoning technology sector and becoming a mini-Silicon Valley, with an abundance of jobs and well-educated residents. Even New York City, whose residents and leaders rarely admit to any feelings of inferiority, is no different. It [...] Full Story — ‘The Real […]

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Modern Slaves and Where They Work

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments by

Forced labor is a reality, and you might be using products made by workers who had no choice in the matter. The first edition of Global Slavery Index from the Walk Free Foundation, an anti-slavery NGO, estimates that there are 30 million slaves in the world—and more than half of them are in prominent emerging markets like India, […]

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More Contamination from Fukushima

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wearing a red helmet, is briefed about tanks containing radioactive water at Fukushima Daiichi. (Japan Pool/AP) In March 2011, a devastating tsunami raced across Fukushima’s picturesque shore over which the now famous nuclear power plant presided. At the plant, seawater killed the backup electricity, [...] Full Story — How Fukushima […]

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What to Look Out for at Apple’s Big “Thing” again Tomorrow

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

A New iPad? What to Watch for at Apple’s Event Tomorrow Almost six weeks after Apple ( AAPL ) introduced two new iPhone models, the company will be back Tuesday with what’s expected to be a refresh to its iPad lineup as well as news on other products. As [...] Full Story — A New […]

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SAP Sales Jump After NSA Leaks

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency may have embarrassed the Obama administration and irritated governments worldwide, but Jim Hagemann Snabe says the furor has been good for business. Snabe is co-chief executive officer of German software company SAP (SAP), the world’s biggest maker of business management software, and he says customers are focusing […]

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