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At least 21 killed by floods in Central Europe

BERLIN Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in a region of eastern Germany where the Elbe river has flooded and burst through a …

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Business Longreads for the Week of June 8, 2013

From an in depth look at the success of retailer Costco to the potential new real estate bubble, The Daily Beast brings you the best in business …

The real story in the NSA scandal is the collapse of journalism

A bombshell story published in the Washington Post this week alleged that the NSA had enlisted nine tech giants, including Microsoft, Google, …

Social Media + Pop Culture = ?

Disney's Anne Sweeney and TV producer I. Marlene King on how the online conversation is transforming the creative process<p>The spread of social media has had a huge impact on pop culture, letting fans interact with creators and stars and give them instant feedback on what they like and what they …

It's Official! The End Of Competitive Advantage

Readers of this column will hardly be surprised to hear of the death of Professor Michael Porter’s concept of “sustainable competitive advantage”. My article on the topic elicited over 200,000 pageviews, along with articles from concerned strategy professors.<p>Now with the publication this week of <i>The</i> …

How Google Sets Goals

Goal setting within a startup or company is essential to success. But there are a number of different approaches to attaining these goals both within teams and individually. And what better framework to follow than Google’s strategy around establishing goals.<p>This gem is part of the Google Ventures …

What Cloud Security Can Learn From The NBA

<i>Guest author Rand Wacker is VP of Products for CloudPassage.</i><p>It is no coincidence that sports analogies are boardroom favorites. Sports metaphors can offer a great way for people to engage with business or technology. Right now, as sports fan obsess over the NBA Finals, seems like a great time to …

Now That The Truth About Government Internet Spying Is Coming Out, The Hysteria About Tech Cos' Role Should Die Down

Thanks to vehement, explicit denials by America's big technology companies, it is becoming clearer that the government does not, as the initial reports stated, have "direct access" to the central servers of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, et al— access with which the FBI and National Security Agency can …