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February 20th, 2015 at 3:45 pm

China Mobile zero to 100M 4G subscribers in 14 months


According to the newest data from China Mobile, the company now has just over 100 million 4G subscribers.  This comes only 14 months after the nation’s top telco switched on China’s first 4G network.   Continue Reading »

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February 20th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Warby Parker sees the future of retail



By Max Chafkin

“We’re down to the wire here!” a young woman in flowing floral slacks and a crop top barks in the direction of a sound guy, her voice rising urgently. “The speakers aren’t working.” Continue Reading »

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February 20th, 2015 at 3:12 pm

FAA takes huge step towards legalizing commercial drone flights


The FAA’s long-awaited rules for flying small drones have arrived. Up until today it was illegal to fly drones for commercial purposes unless you had a specific a testing exemption from the FAA.

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February 20th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Data mining shows global link between wealth and corruption

Corruption tree diagram

A question that social scientists and economists have long puzzled over, how corruption arises in different cultures and why it is more prevalent in some countries than others.  But finding correlations between corruption and other measures of economic or social activity has always been difficult. Continue Reading »

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February 16th, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Price gap between homes and condos at record level


Condominiums have been the easiest way to get a foothold into the housing market for many first-time homebuyers, a pit stop on the way to a dream home.

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February 14th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Millennials want to work for organizations that focus on purpose not profit


We project on them both the worst—they’re all lazy and apathetic!—and the best—they’re all progressive and caring—about our society so Millennials have taken on an almost mythic air in our country.   Continue Reading »

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February 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am

The true cost of a flexible job


A lot of us would love to work from home, and many workers today are lucky enough to be able to take advantage of workplaces that offer a bit of flexibility as to when and where they work. Continue Reading »

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February 12th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Live TV ratings down over 12 percent in January


Netflix and other streaming services are continuing to have an impact on traditional TV viewing.  According to a note from Nomura Research, which is based on recent numbers from Nielsen, total live TV ratings were down 12.7 percent year over year across the networks of major media companies Continue Reading »

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February 10th, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Alibaba and Lending Club start new financing program for U.S. businesses


Peer-to-peer financing site Lending Club and have put in place a strategic partnership designed to get more U.S. businesses to buy inventory from the’s wholesale marketplace.  They will offer a new financial service called the e-Credit Line that will let U.S. companies apply for credit lines for $5,000 to $300,000, which they can then use to make purchases from the e-commerce giant. Continue Reading »

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February 7th, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Will the sharing economy disrupt the banking industry?


In the same way that it has torn apart newspapers, radio and the postal service, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney worries that technology will disrupt the banking and financial services industry.  His biggest concern is governments will fail regulate it until it’s too late - ”an Uber-type situation,” as he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. Continue Reading »

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