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This company was 13 years early to virtual reality — and it's getting ready to try again

Second Life, the original virtual reality, may not be the media sensation it once was back in the heady days of 2003.<p>Back then, the world was ooh-ing and aah-ing at virtual real estate millionaires who were appearing on the cover of magazines like Businessweek, buying and selling land and goods in …

Chatting With Anne Parker: A Patient's View On How Cancer Care Has Changed Since The 1960s

Anne Parker is a remarkable person, one of the first cancer patients in North America to have learned she carries a BRCA gene mutation. Parker’s mother died from cancer in the 1960s, and her sister in 1978. Her story forms one of the two main threads in the movie, Decoding Annie Parker.<p>Parker …

Google Blasts Media Implications That It Runs That Town

Google, a search company, fired back today at a string of reports published in the Wall Street Journal over the past few weeks that have brought the company and its business practices under scrutiny.<p>The collection of pieces implied that Google has decision-tilting influence in the federal …

'Asian' corporate values are making a comeback

Whether controlled by tycoons or the state, these outfits would become open, focused, responsive to investors and managed by professionals.<p>Today the idea that corporate Asia will converge with the West seems quite mad. About 70% of Asia's stockmarket value is represented by state-run firms or …

Why Steve Jobs said meeting the founder of Polaroid was 'like visiting a shrine'

The founder of Apple adored Land, the co-founder of Polaroid, a pioneer of instant photography that with its mix of innovation, aesthetics and focus on consumer utility was in many ways the Apple of its day. Land was not only "one of the great inventors of our time", according to Jobs.<p>"More …