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Affordable Family Skiing in Switzerland

When I told my husband I’m going to write a post about affordable skiing in Switzerland, he laughed and said that it’s going to be the shortest blog …

Adidas wants to put these Zone fitness trackers on every kid in PE class

Everybody likes a good fitness tracker, but nobody is thinking about the children. The poor dears are being left out of the wearable revolution — looks like it’s up to Adidas to put a gadget on every wrist and a smile on every PE teacher’s face. The athletic-goods company aims to equip whole …

Heart Rates

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

New Florence. New Renaissance.

On a visit to Detroit this week I saw several old and new aspects of this ever evolving area<p>First a dinner with two friends who work for Silicon …

Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

<b></b>By Walt Mossberg[Watch video at http://allthingsd.com]This is my last column for The Wall Street Journal, after 22 years of reviewing consumer …

MacBook Air

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Psychology

Will Industrial Internet create more jobs? GE thinks yes.

The ongoing trend of digitization and connectedness has finally entered the industrial sector and that is about squeeze out inefficiencies from the …

10 surprising economic trends that rule the world

<i>What’s going on in the world today?</i> It’s hard to keep up. Some facts are familiar to anyone who reads the news. Unemployment is high. Growth is slow. Shale gas is a big deal. But beyond the caps-lock headlines, subtler, but no less significant, shifts are changing the US economy and reshaping the …

Health Care

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Can The World Afford Higher Interest Rates?

That’s the end of QE tapering talk then? Not quite, but it should die down somewhat, given U.S. Fed Reserve conduit Jon Hilsenrath’s latest kiss-and-tell article in <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Thankfully, it might also stop all the blather about the U.S. and global economies recovering (they’re not) and …

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 …

Tuesday’s Tip: Putting the Kibosh On ERP Vendor Sales Reps Who Troll For Indirect Access

<b>Constellation Sees An Alarming Increase In Inquiries</b><p>Constellation has received an alarming increase in inquiries about an unethical vendor sales …

Plant of the week: Himalayan blue poppy

<b>What is it?</b> As Monty Don once put it, no other plant is as unambiguously blue as this: it's a real head-turner. Planted in the right spot, <i>Meconopsis</i> …

Greenest Office Building in the World Opens for Earth Day

0<p>SHARES<p>PHOTO Bullitt Foundation president Denis Hayes on the solar panel–covered roof of the Bullitt Center<p>PHOTOGRAPHY Tom Reese/FotoDocument<p>The …

Where Workers Take Home The Fattest Paychecks In The US

For a small town worker comparing her salary to friends in a big city, here's a small source of comfort:<p>Take cost of living -- and the taxes that come with it -- into consideration and chances are you're actually on pretty equal footing.<p>State and local taxes eat away at paychecks like goons in a …

The death of America’s accidental internet tax evasion

There comes a time when every new market finally loses its race with the tax collectors, and the internet is almost out of breath.<p>A 75-24 vote in the US Senate has set the stage for the passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require American companies to collect state sales …

Online Life

Arm shares soar 7% after forecast beating figures despite Apple's woes

<b>Arm</b>, the Cambridge-based chip designer, has beaten profit forecasts after strong demand for smartphones and tablets using its technology.<p>The business …

Netflix Behind the Numbers: Looking Up, But How Much?

On the one hand, it’s impossible not to be impressed by Netflix‘s quarterly results: 3 million new streaming customers and $1 billion in quarterly revenues for the first time ever. On the other hand, there’s perhaps a bit too much euphoria being felt by shareholders and credulous analysts. After a …

Surprise contraction in Germany manufacturing, services

Germany’s private sector shrank for the first time in six months in April, with a surprise contraction in both manufacturing and services in Europe’s biggest economy.<p>Private sector business activity was weak across the eurozone in April, according to the Markit Eurozone Composite Purchasing …

CloudSigma goes all-SSD to boost HPC performance in the public cloud

Public clouds offer lots of flexibility, but not necessarily the sort of performance you need for handling big data. The Zurich-based provider …

The Enterprise System Spectator: Does SaaS Save Money?

According to a soon-to-be-published survey by Computer Economics, IT decision-makers appreciate the benefits of SaaS, such as speed, agility, and …