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Once And For All: Michael Jordan Was Way Better Than Kobe Bryant

While the Los Angeles Lakers have endured a (predictably) poor start to the 2014-15 season, their future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant continues to rack …

Basketball

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)

/ Oct 23, 2013<p>Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s …

Documentaries

Everybody Loves Mike

When the Orlando Magic traded Mike Miller in 2003, Tracy McGrady’s constant complaining about the deal irritated coach Doc Rivers. Miller had been …

South Dakota

Where others fear to tread

WHEN the second world war broke out, Sir John Templeton, one of the founding fathers of Franklin Templeton, a big asset manager, made a shrewd bet. …

Investing

Dominique Chaloult: «Il y a encore moyen de faire de la très bonne programmation à Radio-Canada

On apprenait vendredi matin que la directrice générale de la programmation de Télé-Québec passait à Radio-Canada; focus sur ses nouveaux …

Startup Day on the Hill: Research partnerships are critical for innovation but more is needed

University research and technology parks — the product of a successful partnership between government, academia and industry — are a critical engine …

Should digital monopolies be broken up?

ALTHOUGH no company is mentioned by name, it is very clear which American internet giant the European Parliament has in mind in a resolution that has …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Hachette Looks Like the Winner as Its War With Amazon Ends

The publishing gazelle has escaped the e-commerce cheetah—at least for now.<p>Hachette Chief Executive Michael Pietsch announced that the book publisher …

The War of the Words

Amazon’s war with publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing has earned it a black eye in the media, with the likes of Philip Roth, James Patterson, and Stephen Colbert demanding that the online mega-store stand down. How did Amazon—which was once seen as the book industry’s savior—end up as …

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Les ventes d'habitations au Canada ont diminué de 14,5% entre les mois de décembre et de janvier, a indiqué jeudi l'Association canadienne de …

Peak Google

Despite the hype about disruption, the truth is most tech giants, particularly platform providers, are not so much displaced as they are eclipsed. …

KOBE

He is arguably the greatest player in the history of the Lakers' franchise. He is also destroying it from within.<p><b>IF ONE COMMON</b> denominator has …

Kobe Bryant

Variety makes you (mentally) fit

FOR years, researchers in bilingualism have been touting striking findings about how bilingualism affects the brain. Two of the most memorable …

Ebola in Africa: the end of a tragedy?

<i>UPDATE: Just one day on from the publication of this article, the World Health Organisation has confirmed a new case of Ebola as the cause of a death</i> …

Sedating, not leading

ABROAD and at home, a rising chorus is criticising Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, for her economic policies. Her foreign detractors are …

Angela Merkel

Stuck in the waiting room

THE idea of telemedicine—health care provided using telecommunications equipment—has a lengthy history. <i>Radio News</i>, an American magazine, devoted its …

Health Care

Les cinq livres de Modiano qu'il faut avoir lus

L'écrivain a décroché le prix Goncourt avec Rue des boutiques obscures en 1978, mais, dès son premier roman, La Place de l'étoile, publié en 1968, il …

Book review: ‘The Innovators,’ on the digital revolution, by Walter Isaacson

In the Industrial Revolution’s wake, aspiring entrepreneurs combed through a landmark biography of inventors for the secrets to success. The five-volume “Lives of the Engineers” by Samuel Smiles, founder of the self-help movement, surveyed a century of human progress with a twist on the Renaissance …

9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous …

Productivity

The Yahoo Directory -- Once The Internet's Most Important Search Engine -- Is To Close

For some, it may seem like there has always been Google, and it's always been the main way people have found things on the web. But before Google, …

The not-so-sweet smell of excess

THAT the freedom gained by swapping home for university results in alcohol-fuelled mayhem is nothing new—Oxford, Cambridge and Paris were, in the …

Hear the Late Jesse Winchester's Chilling Dissertation on Dying — Song Premiere

"Every Day I Get the Blues" appears on the final album by Winchester, who died April 11th<p>Just a few days before he passed away this past April, at …

Why is our great tech talent leaving the country?

Cathy Han moved her Toronto-based retail data startup, 42 Technologies Inc., to Silicon Valley after it was accepted into one of the world's most renowned startup accelerators.<p>Few could blame the young entrepreneur for wanting to be a part of the Y Combinator accelerator, which has aided Internet …

Startups