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The 29 Most Miserable Countries In The World

Cato's Misery Index ranks 108 countries based on data from the Economist Intelligence Unit and calculations from Steve Hanke, a professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University.<p>Professor Hanke factors in the nations' inflation, lending rates, and unemployment figures together and then …

RIAA Wants Google to End Piracy "Whack-A-Mole"

In a written statement to a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on the DMCA takedown system, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman informed lawmakers about the …

Copyright Collecting Societies A Morass Of Bad Incentives

In the America, Europe and elsewhere there is a copyright-monopoly-related system with “collecting societies”.<p>These organizations, which have a …

The Man Behind GSElevator Has Been Exposed — And He Never Worked At Goldman Sachs

John Lefevre — the 34-year-old former bond executive behind the account — never worked at Goldman, but his tweets hit home with his 600,000 followers, and even provoked an internal inquiry from the bank to find the employee behind the account.<p>Lefevre, who recently landed a book deal, told Sorkin …

A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

By scanning the digital footprints of our dearly departed and recreating their personality, these MIT entrepreneurs hope to use artificial intelligence to bring them back to life in the virtual world.<p>Can a robot help you live forever? Not exactly, yet, but it might be able to help you talk to loved …

What’s Next For Burberry?

Designer Christopher Bailey has spent the past 12 years transforming a stuffy British brand into a tech-savvy fashion powerhouse. Now he’s about to make history as its next CEO.<p>“Bonkers!”<br>“Bonkers!”<br>“Bonkers!”<p>Christopher Bailey utters the word repeatedly as we chat at Burberry’s London headquarters. …

Is pCell the Holy Grail of wireless networking?

Serial entrepreneur Steve Perlman claims that his new patented technology can create the wireless network of our dreams.<p>His invention, pCell, theoretically delivers on the long-sought dream of ubiquitous, fast Internet, with the reliability and consistency previously only achievable through a wired …

Mobile Devices

Apple Is Already Building Its Next Massive Business And No One Seems To Have Noticed

If you thought iPhones or iPads, you'd be wrong. Growth of both of those is in decline.<p>It's actually e-commerce — via iTunes, iBooks and the app stores. Sales of extra, non-Apple "stuff" via Apple's products were up 19% to $4.4 billion in Q1 2014.<p>This business is one of Apple's smaller lines, of …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Motivation

The House That Mr. Mayer Built: Inside the Union-Busting Birth of the Academy Awards

It all started when the original Hollywood mogul wanted to build a beach house.<p>By 1926, Louis B. Mayer was the West Coast chief at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and beginning to appreciate that Los Angeles was his city. He had had little education, but he possessed a survivor’s sense of economics. Once, he …

Oscar’s Weird History at the Movies

The most memorable at-the-Oscars scenes in Hollywood motion pictures are in two with the same title—we refer to the 1937 and 1954 films <i>A Star Is Born</i>, both of which depict a drunken Norman Maine messing up the big night for Esther/Vicki. (In the 1976 version of the film starring Barbra Streisand, …

Movies

Old Media v New Media: HBO and Netflix battle it out | Financial Times

In the battle between old and new media, Time Warner’s premium cable channel HBO still rakes in more money and global subscribers but television …