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3D printing could save US households $2,000 a year

US households could save up to $2,000 annually by 3D-printing products instead of purchasing from shops, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Michigan Technological University chose 20 everyday objects, including a garlic press, mobile phone accessories, shower head and the slightly strange choice of a …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access

The workforce in the cloud

FOR translating a 22-minute video from English into Spanish at short notice, 7Brands Global Content, a professional-translation firm based in New …

Moon Jae-in

It’s your ATTITUDE not your APTITUDE that determines your ALTITUDE

To be successful in any area in life you need to have the right attitude, which means you have to approach any task or job with determination, …

Mining digital gold

IN 1999 an 18-year-old called Shawn Fanning changed the music industry for ever. He developed a service, Napster, that allowed individuals to swap …

Washing Machines

Tieto extends its office productivity and collaboration services with Google Apps

Tieto Corporation PRESS RELEASE 4 April 2013 at 09.00 am EET<p><i>Tieto has signed an agreement with Google, expanding Tieto's service offering</i> <i>with Google</i> …

21 Most Admired Companies Making IT A Competitive Advantage

All enterprises, regardless of what they produce or the services they deliver, are really information businesses.<p>The accuracy, speed and precision of IT systems means the difference between winning or losing customers, keeping supply chains profitable, and solidly translating new concepts into …

Google Explains Why The Future Of Energy Is Green

Google isn’t investing billions into clean energy projects only to feel good and make employees happy.<p>The company is doing it because the bottomline results are supported by data.<p>“While fossil-based prices are on a cost curve that goes up, renewable prices are on this march downward,” said Rick …

Costly calamities

<b>Insured losses since 1970</b><p>DUE largely to weather-related disasters, the amount of insured losses in 2012 exceeded $77 billion, making it the third …

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FORTUNE — Should the truly global company aim to compete in all major markets? 64% of the respondents to a survey I ran before the financial crisis agreed with this dubious proposition. Some companies still cling to this view of globality-as-ubiquity. Think of General Motors (GM) hanging on (so …