Daniel Korczyński

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When Silicon Valley startups want to sell ads they head to the South of France

Glamorous Cannes is now a routine stop on the road to IPO.<p>Why did almost everyone in the media world spend the last week in Cannes, France?<p>Well, for starters, because everyone in the media world — or at least the people who get to expense trips to Cannes, France — enjoys glad-handing, …

Why calculating a British parliamentary majority is so tricky

THERE are many quirks to the British parliamentary system. One is that the distance between the front benches is precisely the length of two drawn …

How immigration is changing the Swedish welfare state

TENSIONS were running high when your correspondent visited Sweden at the height of Europe’s migrant crisis, in late 2015. Although most Swedes …

3 Questions To Help You Live A Purposeful Life

<b>By Paolo Gallo</b><p>My Dad made a major commitment to my twin sister and me when he promised to be there for our first day of school.<p>He worked in Sao Paulo, Brazil and only came back home to Milan, Italy, twice a year, in August and at Christmas. So the big day finally came, but when we woke up that …

World Economic Forum

Traders betting against Snap have made a killing since its IPO

And they've reaped some big gains, to the tune of $195 million, according to data compiled by financial analytics firm S3 Partners. That includes Thursday's 4% share decline in Snap, which went public in early March.<p>Short interest in Snap now sits at $1.13 billion, making it the third most-shorted …

Crisis averted or kicked down road? Wary, weary Greeks take dim view

ATHENS (Reuters) - Subdued by three bailouts, record high unemployment and a maelstrom of taxes, Greeks were in no mood to party on Friday at news of a last-gasp deal pulling them from the brink of a financial abyss. Again.<p>A woman enters the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, Greece June 16, …

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants …

Travis Kalanick Is Taking a Break From Uber

The embattled CEO says he’s not sure how long he’ll be on leave.<p>Travis Kalanick, Uber’s embattled CEO, is taking a leave of absence. “It’s hard to put a timeline on this,” he told his employees in an emotional email on Tuesday. “It may be shorter or longer than we might expect.”<p>An extraordinary …

What Amazon would be buying if it buys Slack

The “who’s going to buy Slack” rumor mill has begun to churn again, and this time the prospective buyer of the messaging company is Amazon, according to a Bloomberg report.<p>For most consumers, Amazon is just an online retailer with convenient shipping. But looking holistically at the company’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Ten: The Uber Death Watch Begins

<i>By Hubert Horan, who has 40 years of experience in the management and regulation of transportation companies (primarily airlines). Horan has no</i> …

The Hidden Cost of Privatization

<i>By Nina Shapiro, Professor Emeritus, Saint Peter’s University. Originally published at the Institute for New Economic Thinking website</i><p><i>While the</i> …

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Macron Shouldn't Misinterpret His Mandate

The royal aspirations of France’s new president<p>In July 2015, 10 months before launching his campaign for the presidency, France’s then-economic minister Emmanuel Macron gave an interview in which he reflected on what was missing from French politics. “That absence,” he said, “is the figure of the …

Walls don't fix migration problems, Merkel says on Mexico visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that putting up walls will not solve problems caused by immigration, challenging one of U.S. President Donald Trump's core principles, during her visit to Mexico.<p>Trump's election pledge to build a massive wall on the U.S. border with Mexico to keep …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Does This Every Day And So Should You

One character trait that distinguishes Apple CEO Tim Cook from other corporate leaders is his high level of accountability.<p>Accountable leaders do four things consistently:<p>1. They keep their promises<p>2. They consider the consequences of their actions<p>3. They take responsibility for their mistakes<p>4. …

Tim Cook

The Creation of the Most Complex Virtual Cosmos to Date

Over a period of three years, a group of astrophysicists from the University of Zurich has developed and optimised a revolutionary code to describe …

This site expertly pairs fonts using machine learning

As any typography nerd will tell you, pairing fonts on a design project isn’t as simple as you might think. Depending on your objective (to create balance or to tension, or to showcase a particular piece of content, for example), there are various approaches you can take. But what if you’re a …

What Mark Zuckerberg says he fears more than failure

When two billionaires get together to discuss entrepreneurship, you wouldn’t expect them to talk about why being embarrassed is a good thing. But during a recent episode of the Masters of Scale podcast, LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg discussed why you should …

The 50 best computer science schools in the world

A computer science degree from a top university can help graduates land their dream job at companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.<p>But which computer science courses are the best ones to try and to get onto if you want to impress employers?<p>Using the QS World University Rankings 2017, we took a …

Online Education

“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is probably the single most overrated skill in modern life. It drains your brain of oxygenated glucose that could be put toward paying more focused attention, makes it difficult for a person to switch between tasks, and is generally an illusion anyway. Only 3% of the population are …

Time Management