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5 Chinese Growth Stocks to Buy in 2018

The first four are fairly well known, but the fifth is not.<p>Stop me if you've heard this before: "The bull run of the past nine years has been so …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

Domtar's collaborative approach to sustainable forestry

<i>The following is a sponsored story by Domtar.</i><p>Billions could be spent developing state-of-the-art technologies that capture carbon dioxide out of the …

Forests

Why competition may sometimes be harmful

Photo: Mint<p>Is more competition always better? Most conventional economists would say yes. And, in the marketplace, that nugget of economists’ wisdom …

Economics

Why economists were totally wrong about cheap oil

It hasn't worked out that way.<p>The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely grow for the first half of 2015 — thanks in part to sharp cuts in energy drilling. And despite their savings at the gas pump, consumers have slowed rather than increased their spending.<p>At …

La Russie sort de la crise

<b>Papier devant être présenté au séminaire</b><b>Paper to be presented at the seminar</b><b>Russia: Economic turmoil and policy options</b><b>2015</b><b>Oesterreichische</b> …

Economics

Tag Heuer, Intel challenge Apple with Android smartwatch | News Home | Reuters

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - Tag Heuer, French luxury group LVMH’s (LVMH.PA) biggest watch maker, said it will launch a smartwatch later this year using Google Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Android operating system in a venture with Intel Corp (INTC.O) to compete head-on with the Apple Watch.<p>Jean-Claude Biver, …

Smartwatches

Using Algorithms to Predict the Next Outbreak

There’s no doubt that our world faces complex challenges, from a warming climate to violent uprisings to political instability to outbreaks of disease. The number of these crises currently unfolding – in combination with persistent economic uncertainty – has led many leaders to lament the rise of …

Hospitals Are Finally Starting to Put Real-Time Data to Use

In the past few years, health care organizations in the United States have spent tens of billions of dollars on IT. Much of this investment has been in response to the “meaningful use” section of the American Investment & Recovery Act of 2009 and provisions in the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which …

The House That Actually Makes the Internet of Things Easy

David Rose is CEO of Ditto, an image-recognition service for brands. He’s also a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab and CEO of Vitality, the maker of the first internet-connected medication packaging (GlowCap). He’s also the author of <i>Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of</i> …

The Productivity Payoff of Mobile Apps at Work

What does the average person do 150 times a day? If you said, “Interact with their mobile device,” you’d be right.<p>The mobile revolution has forever changed so many of our daily experiences — how we stay in touch with friends, how we learn, how we get news and entertainment, how we pass the time …

5 Ways Product Design Needs to Evolve for the Internet of Things

What does product design mean when products are no longer just physical goods? That’s the difficult question facing designers today. When machines are both connected and intelligent, they become a hybrid of products and services. Examples include pumps that anticipate when they will stop working, …

Digital Ubiquity: How Connections, Sensors, and Data Are Revolutionizing Business

For more than a century General Electric made most of its revenue by selling industrial hardware and repair services. But in recent years GE was at increasing risk of losing many of its top customers to nontraditional competitors—IBM and SAP on the one hand, and big-data start-ups on the other. …

Predictive Medicine Depends on Analytics

Regression models, Monte Carlo simulations, and other methods for predicting what’s around the corner have been in use for decades. It’s only recently, though, that advances in information technology have made it possible for predictive tools to access and manipulate big data, and to do so …

The Sectors Where the Internet of Things Really Matters

The Internet of Things is emerging as the third wave in the development of the internet. While the fixed internet that grew up in the 1990s connected 1 billion users via PCs, and the mobile internet of the 2000s connected 2 billion users via smartphones (on its way to 6 billion), the IoT is …

The Internet of Things Will Change Your Company, Not Just Your Products

I have had a front row seat as companies have struggled to enter the emerging world of the Internet of Things — first, 10 years ago as a vice president at Ambient Devices, an MIT Media Lab spinoff that was a pioneer in commercializing IoT devices, and then as a consultant.<p>One of the biggest …

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible …

Governing the Smart, Connected City

As politics at the federal level becomes increasingly corrosive and polarized, with trust in Congress and the President at historic lows, Americans still celebrate their cities. And cities are where the action is when it comes to using technology to thicken the mesh of civic goods — more and more …

Humans Can Make the Internet of Things Smarter

Internet of Things (IoT) systems usually consist of a set of sensors that collect information, which is then transmitted between different devices without human intervention.<p>At the same time, today’s mobile infrastructure — the devices, the apps — is typically all about human interaction.<p>At first …

A Military Leader’s Approach to Dealing with Complexity

The most effective leaders I’ve known or studied all share a common trait: they were unwilling to settle for the existing state of affairs. They believed with all their heart that what we focus on can become reality.<p>In my quarter-century of military service, I’ve been afforded the rare privilege of …

Anti-spam law targets software starting January

Canada's controversial anti-spam law has already forced businesses to change how they communicate with consumers by email.<p>Early next year, the law …

Collect Your Employees’ Data Without Invading Their Privacy

Research shows that businesses using data-driven decision-making, predictive analytics, and big data are more competitive and have higher returns than businesses that don’t. Because of this, the most ambitious companies are engaged in an arms race of sorts to obtain more data, from both customers …

Sales Data Only Matters If It Helps You Take Action

In sales, as everywhere else in business, there is a buzz about big data and analytics. Vendors hype tools and mobile applications to help sales forces make sense of it all, while touting case studies that generated impressive improvements in sales force effectiveness.<p>Companies are anxious to …

How Companies Can Learn to Make Faster Decisions

SpaceX had a problem. Managers at the aerospace manufacturer wanted to make faster decisions for one of their big clients — NASA — by finding alternatives to the high volume of meetings and cumbersome spreadsheets used for tracking projects. Initially, NASA sent a fax (yes, a fax) whenever they had …

Can Predictive Technology Make Us Less Predictable?

Over at the <i>NY Times,</i> Anna North asks if we can become more creative by using an unusual search engine called Yossarian that purports to help us see things in new ways—ways that go beyond the predictable associations we’re inclined to make when thinking about people, things, ideas, events, etc. What …