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Economy: migration key to long-term economic growth, says OECD

July 12, 2010 1:22 am | by OECD | Comments

International migration has fallen during the economic crisis, but as the recovery moves into gear migrants will once again be needed to fill labour and skill shortages, according to a new OECD report.

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Luxury Fashion Brands Open Web Stores

July 12, 2010 12:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

Luxury brands were slow to embrace the Web, but the recession has changed their thinking.

Apple Opens Shanghai Store

July 12, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple's second store in China launches a major retail expansion in a huge market where it has so far had a relatively meager presence.

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Link by Link: At Wikimania Conference, Wondering How Wikipedia Can Grow

July 11, 2010 10:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Contributors to and supporters of the online encyclopedia are collaborating with experts to improve the site, and dabbling in languages like Swahili to expand it.

Google’s Do-It-Yourself App Tool

July 11, 2010 10:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company is offering a free software tool to make it easier for people to write applications for Android smartphones.

Technology Butts Up Against Germany’s Privacy Laws

July 11, 2010 10:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The country has strict privacy laws, but consumers are still flocking to social networking and downloading the latest smartphone apps.

Turner Chases ESPN Online

July 11, 2010 10:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Turner networks will take over corporate sibling Sports Illustrated's Web business to better compete with ESPN.

RI business group in talks with Schilling

July 11, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. is considering a deal to relocate retired Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game development company from Massachusetts to Rhode Island.The agency has set a July 15 meeting to review the proposal, in which Rhode Island would guarantee a $75...

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Red hot chili peppers arrive in sub-zero Arctic Seed Vault

July 11, 2010 2:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Burness Communications) A new collection of some of North America's hottest foods -- an eclectic range of New World chili peppers -- were delivered to the cool Arctic Circle environs of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week, where their exotic tongue-scorching qualities can be kept...

Hans Rosling on Global Population Growth

July 11, 2010 2:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Hans Rosling provides another interesting TED talk. As he mentions economics plays a huge role in whether we will slow population growth. The economic condition plays a huge role in child survival which he calls “the new green.” Meaning the fate of the environment is tied to...

Lawmakers hold noses, OK corporate tax breaks

July 9, 2010 7:05 pm | by EMERY P. DALESIO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

North Carolina legislators are split over whether the perks offered to job-creating businesses are too big, too small, or about right when unemployment is stubbornly high.Among the last tasks Friday of this year's General Assembly session was approval of bills extending or expanding incentives...

SCO Group appealing jury verdict in Unix battle

July 9, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company is appealing a March jury verdict in favor of Novell Inc. in an ownership battle over Unix computer server operating systems.Lindon-based The SCO Group said in a court filing this week it is appealing the verdict to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.A jury found in...

Google wins permission to keep website in China

July 9, 2010 2:06 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google won permission Friday to maintain its website in China and keep its toehold in the world's most populous nation after bowing to pressure to eliminate a virtual detour around the country's online censorship requirements.Entering search requests at Google.cn from within mainland China now...

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General Dynamics gets $34M Canadian contract

July 9, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Government of Canada said Friday that it has awarded a $34.4 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada.Under this contract, General Dynamics will perform trade-off studies, design work, build prototypes and test to define the upgrades that will be incorporated into a fleet of...

ADP to buy Cobalt for $400 million

July 9, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Friday that it plans to buy online auto marketing company Cobalt for $400 million in cash.ADP said the purchase, which is expected to close in four to six weeks, builds on its information technology management system for auto dealerships.ADP expects the deal...

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