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Get The Interview Online: A Five-Point Plan To Help Sony Fight Back Against The Hackers
Sony hasn't handled its security nightmare well. It should get The Interview online, fix its security and start getting cosy with the press.


Li Ning Struggles To Find A Boost After Share Issue Plan
Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning has seen better days. Shares of the company were once priced at HK$30, as the firm was believed to be China?s answer to Nike and Adidas. The company was on the Forbes Best Under A Billion List from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, it outgrowed [...]


Swiss Pay The Price For Being A Safe Haven
The Swiss National Bank set negative interest to stem inflows of capital by investors seeking a safe haven for the current turmoil around the Ukraine crisis, Russian rouble rout and the falling oil price. As those reasons are political, it is time for political leaders to take their responsibility.


BYD Responds To Record Stock Plunge; Chairman Wang Chuanfu Loses $820 Mil In Hours
Share price of BYD, a Chinese electric cars company backed by Warren Buffett, has seen a wild swing in the afternoon trading hours on Thursday. The stock closed at HKD 25.05 per share, down 28.8% from the opening price of HKD 36.2 per share. At the peak the shares were down [...]


Unicorn Hunting Is Not The Only Way To Make Money In Venture Capital
The U.S. venture industry has been fascinated by ?Unicorns? (companies with a $1 billion exit or private valuation), believing that all the money is made by investors who find Unicorns. Analysis shows that, to a surprising extent, Unicorns don?t drive outsize returns for the funds that made the investment.


NASA Sees Your Christmas Lights From Space
Whether it's a lit nativity scene, illuminated trees or just staying up later for a meal with family and friends, the increase in lighting during the holiday season is so pronounced that NASA can spot it from space.


8Savvy Tax Tips & Extenders For Year-End
Year-end means tax moves, and the 'Extenders' just added new reasons to act tax savvy before New Years.


This YouTube Channel Is Thrashing All Of ESPN's Engagement Metrics
They might not have the star power of ESPN, but Steve Berra & Eric Koston who run an indoor skate park called The Berrics have a far better engagement rate with their audience. That?s because they video a lot of the skateboarding stars that visit the park. The content is [...]

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•  How Much Investment Money Can You Take Out In Retirement
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•  White Christmas Is Rare -- But At Least It's Affordable
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Keep dreaming. For most Americans, chances aren’t great for Christmastime snow. From our perch in snowless San Francisco, we crunched detailed weather data from the National Climatic Data Center for 1980–2013 to discover where Christmases tend to be white. But why should you listen to me, a Jewish guy in California? As it happens, I know from snow. I grew up in Rochester, NY, which is so snowy and overcast that as a child I thought the color of the sky was white, not blue. As we’ll see, the numbers back me up.
•  Top 15 Trends for 2015
Every year, my team of futurists at Frost & Sullivan puts their heads together to come up with the top trends for the upcoming year.
•  OnDeck Jumps More than 30% In First Day Of Trading
Less than a week after Lending Club's 60% pop in its public trading debut, investor appetite for marketplace lenders remains strong: OnDeck Capital, an online service providing small business loans, jumped more than 30% in its own market debut Wednesday morning.
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Write viral content, reach millions, rule the internet.

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•  State of the Art: Amazon Not as Unstoppable as It Might Appear
•  Sony Pictures Cancels Holiday Release of ?The Interview? After Threats
•  Vessel Will Offer Early Look at Web Videos, for a Price

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•  NASA Sees Your Christmas Lights From Space
•  Sony Pictures: The Data Breach And How The Criminals Won
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•  You Can See Our Holiday Lights All the Way From Space
•  The Electrician Who Makes Bolts of ?Lightning? in His Basement
•  As the Ruble Plummets, Apple Suspends Online Sales in Russia

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•  V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga A Game Of Dog-and-Bones
•  Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January
•  Dr. Dobb's Journal sails into the sunset - yet again

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•  RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft
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•  Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

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•  Sony looks at unpopular Google Glass, shouts 'ME TOO!'
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