Archive for April, 2012

Apple Dodges Billions In Taxes

Charles Duhigg of the New York Times has written another extraordinary article about Apple, this time focused on the heroic lengths Apple has gone to to avoid paying taxes to governments around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Image gallery of our changing Earth

In celebration of this year’s Earth Day on April 22, NASA’s Webby Award-winning Global Climate Change website, NASA has unveiled a new version of its popular image gallery, “State of Flux.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters

Research in recent decades has shown that a big part of the answer is simply practice — and a lot of it. In a pioneering study, the Florida State University psychologist K. Anders Ericsson and his colleagues asked violin students at a music academy to estimate the amount of time they had devoted to practice since they started playing. By age 20, the students whom the faculty nominated as the “best” players had accumulated an average of over 10,000 hours, compared with just under 8,000 hours for the “good” players and not even 5,000 hours for the least skilled. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Google Works

How Google Searches the Entire Web in Half a Second. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Be Popular at Work

Whenever people gather in any social setting, there is always one person who becomes the primary center of attention. People want to be around that person, and unconsciously seek his or her approval. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future

After five years pursuing the social-local-mobile dream, we need a fresh paradigm for technology startups. Read the rest of this entry »

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