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Are Apps Killing Jobs?

Are Apps Killing Jobs?

That’s the issue recently raised in the Wall Street Journal: Personal computing and the Internet have been pecking away at the labor landscape for decades, undermining demand for everyone from travel agents to call-center workers while creating jobs in other fields. The mobile-device boom, which is putting a camera, touch screen, and a high-speed Internet […]

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Google Does Global B2B

Google Does Global B2B

TechCrunch recently reported on a little publicized initiative of Google: With little fanfare, the company has launched a new service, the “Google Supplier Directory Beta” earlier this month to connect companies with Chinese manufacturers. The service, a part of the AdWords program, lists several Chinese-based firms, their product details, export markets, annual revenue (in RMB), […]

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China takes another step into R&D

China takes another step into R&D

Ten years ago, the standard rap about trade with China was that the US would always have an advantage.  China would do the low-wage manufacturing, and the US would provide the high wage R&D.  Well, as indicated by a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, it isn’t quite working out that way: IBM will […]

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Another Technological Breakthrough in Web Marketing

Another Technological Breakthrough in Web Marketing

Credit card companies are looking to make better use of their data by combining web browsing with a card holder’s buying history.  Another data mining innovation and, as the Wall Street Journal reports, another chink in one’s personal privacy: The technology is still evolving. According to ad executives briefed on some of the ideas, a […]

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