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Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the sea

Microsoft is on a mission to put its server farms at the bottom of the ocean. That might sound self-destructive, but there's method in the madness -- such an approach, the company believes, could make data centers faster, greener and easier to set up. In August last year, engineers placed an …

6 surprisingly easy ways to be happier

Here are the 6 best hacks from books on happiness that we've ever found.<p>You're probably well aware of Google's smashing employee benefits package, and in a moment of incredulous jealousy you might even have scoffed at the pampering.<p>Among the boons to Googlers are: massages, a bountiful and …

What Innovation Is, And Isn't

Almost every company presents itself as an innovator, with claims ranging from the fantastic (we’ve produced cold fusion!) to the trivial (our gadgets now come in Persian blue as well as the standard periwinkle).<p>Among the innovations touted by one consumer goods company is a “crave-worthy …

Innovation

These are the most innovative countries in the world

Technological innovation is the key to a competitive and growing economy, unlocking major productivity gains and allowing companies to move towards higher value-added activities.<p>The World Economic Forum's annual Global Competitiveness Report evaluates 144 of the world's economies on various …

The Weekend's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Why Bankers Are Suddenly Using Uber

Today’s news and insights for business owners:<p><b>Going Mobile</b><p>Google wants to be as essential on mobile as it is on desktops — but it has competition: “Venture capitalists are funding new search start-ups that treat information and the web as legacy products and that focus on actions and apps</b> …

5 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Make Mornings More Productive

There’s one thing that almost all entrepreneurs want: to have a few more hours in a day. Impossible as it may seem, a few hacks can actually make it …

Time Management