Archive for November, 2011

One of biggest information technology companies in the world to abolish e-mails

One of the largest information technology companies in the world is to ban e-mails – because it says 90 per cent of them are a waste of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Our Parents Put Us To Shame

I often think about how we survived under the watch of our parents.  There were no infant seats (how did you get anywhere with me in the car?), no seat belts (ok, there were seat belts, but they weren’t safe and no one wore them), people smoked basically everywhere, we gnawed happily on plastic and toys full of lead, climbed on high steel monkeybars, and electrical outlets were always in plain view and ready for a zappin’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Be a Jerk: The Worst Business Lesson from the Steve Jobs Biography

Apple’s founder and CEO could be a cruel and nasty guy. He was also the greatest chief executive of our time. Don’t go thinking those two things are related. Read the rest of this entry »

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Excessive internet use linked to depression, research shows

Leeds University study finds people classified as internet addicts are more likely to be depressed than non-addicted users. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is this really the end?

EVEN as the euro zone hurtles towards a crash, most people are assuming that, in the end, European leaders will do whatever it takes to save the single currency. That is because the consequences of the euro’s destruction are so catastrophic that no sensible policymaker could stand by and let it happen. Read the rest of this entry »

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25 Worst Passwords of 2011

SplashData created the rankings based on millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers. Read the rest of this entry »

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20 predictions for the next 25 years

From the web to wildlife, the economy to nanotechnology, politics to sport, the Observer’s team of experts prophesy how the world will change – for good or bad – in the next quarter of a century. Read the rest of this entry »

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