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Amazon has at least 66 million Prime members but subscriber growth may be slowing

Amazon didn’t reveal Prime’s growth rate for the first time since 2013.<p>Amazon Prime is the key to Amazon’s dominance — period. So when the company reveals any numbers about the shipping and video service, I scoop them up like my 3-year-old does brownie crumbs.<p>Last year, I pieced together some …

Google faces its Microsoft moment

The EU's monopoly charges are a painful blow, but the web giant has other similarities with its enemy<p>Google has made powerful enemies in the almost two decades since its genesis as the research project of two Stanford University computer scientists, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.<p>The company clashed …

Paracetamol kills feelings of pleasure as well as pain

Researchers from Ohio State University find participants who took the painkiller reported a weaker emotional response than those who had taken a dummy tablet<p>Paracetamol may be an effective pain reliever but is also reduces feelings of pleasure, a new study suggests.<p>The previously unknown …

When Machines Replace Middle Management

In 1964, Isaac Asimov, wrote about a visit to the World’s Fair of 2014:<p><i>“The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders.”</i><p>According to Carl Benedict Frey and …

Artificial Intelligence

The global economy’s bizarre problem: Too much money

If you’ve seen <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>, you know having too much money can be a problem. And too much money is part of the predicament that the world economy finds itself in right now.<p>In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the world’s most important central banks embarked on a program of pumping …

Economics

The Innovators: Opendesk, the Airbnb of office furniture?

The office furniture start-up aims to link designers with customers and local makers to cut and deliver pre-designed clip-together plywood desks and chairs<p>When the last recession struck, the North Devon-based manufacturing company Renatus found its organ-building business was starting to suffer. …

Furniture

Can The Banks Save Online Banking From Themselves? [Infographic]

It’s safe to say most people don’t find online banking to be a pleasurable experience. When comparing banking experiences, conversations often tend toward comparing whose bank’s services are the “least bad.” According to The Millennial Disruption Index, the industry currently most ripe for …

Banking

The world is going to university

“AFTER God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for …

Higher Education

12 highly influential people share the morning routines that set them up for success

Whether you're up-and-at-'em when day breaks or stumbling out of bed, the way you spend the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day.<p>That's why many leaders have crafted morning rituals that maximize their energy, productivity, and creativity all day long.<p>We asked a mix of high-profile CEOs, …

Time Management