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Samsung Loses $12 Billion In Market Value After Launching Too Many Phones

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 was always going to be a big seller — probably the best-selling Android smartphone of 2013 — but the Korean company has lost $12 …

The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

Successful Business Communication: It Starts At The Beginning

A while back I was able to attend a seminar by Dr. John Lund on communication where he gave some amazing advice on how to better communicate with others. His input was simple and easy to follow, yet powerful. The best quote of the entire event was this: “Don`t communicate to be understood; rather, …

How the New York Times can fight BuzzFeed & reinvent its future

Getty Images<p>If I ever run into New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson (unlikely as it might be) I will sure as hell let her know that she is …

Lessons From Ladakh: The Economics of Happiness

I first heard of Ladakh in the early 1990s when anthropologist Helena Norberg-Hodge, on a book tour, spoke of her decade's worth of experiences in this remote region north of the Indian Himalayan range. It may have been her book's title, <i>Ancient Futures</i>, which initially caught my attention, enticing …

Zinio, Early Mover In Digital Magazines, Moves To The Netflix Model

The so-called first mover advantage is really only an advantage if you don’t get too far out ahead of your customer. Founded in 2001, the digital magazines company Zinio was arguably a good eight years ahead of its time. After all, Apple hadn’t yet come out with the iPhone, much less the iPad, the …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

How Researchers Cloned Human Embryos

Scientists in Oregon have achieved something that many thought might be impossible.<p>They said Wednesday that they have cloned human embryos and then harvested the embryo's stem cells.<p>The discovery, if it holds up, means scientists would be able to make personalized stem cells, with their genetic …

Dawn of a New Flagship

Mercedes-Benz pulled out all the stops to reveal its all-new flagship at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany. Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche, shown here presenting the 2014 S-Class, was visibly excited as the car drove on stage after an impressive show of pyrotechnics.<p>Image: Matthew de …

Best Night-Sky Pictures of 2013 Named

Winners of the 2013 Earth & Sky photo contest capture the beauty of the night sky and highlight the issue of light pollution.

Natural Disasters Have Cost The Global Economy $2.5 Trillion Since 2000

The U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction warned in the 246-page report that economic losses from floods, earthquakes and drought will continue to escalate unless businesses take action to reduce their exposure to disaster risks.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the report saying the …

Cloning Breakthrough: Researchers Convert Human Skin Cells into Embryonic Stem Cells

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) announced they have reprogrammed …