Africa attracted fewer foreign direct investment projects than India or China last year, partly because dated perceptions kept business leaders from making their first investments on the continent, according to a report from Ernst & Young.
After centuries of hearing sailors’ sea monster tales and finding tentacle-y masses of flesh washed up on shores, scientists have finally managed to capture video of Architeuthis, the elusive giant squid.
UK mobile users will be able to send and receive money by sharing only their phone number by spring 2014, the Payments Council has said.
Research by FICO Labs into the growing student lending crisis in the U.S. has found that, as a group, individuals taking out student loans today pose a significantly greater risk of default than those who took out student loans just a few years ago. The situation is compounded by significant growth in the amount of debt that new graduates are carrying.
It’s 30 years since the development of technology that allowed synthesisers and drum machines to be connected to computers – and since then MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) has revolutionised the world of music recording.
200 g di farina, 150 g di burro, 60 g di zucchero, 20 g di cacao in polvere, mezzo cucchiaio di cannella in polvere, 2 tuorli, 50 g di mandorle sbucciate, zucchero a velo per guarnire
This depiction of the digital marketing landscape was shown at a Buddy Media event marking the launch of the social marketing software agency’s new suite of measurement tools.
Most employers still tell their employees when to come to work, when to leave, and how they’re expected to work when they’re there. Why not measure employees by the value they create, rather than by the number of hours they sit at a desk?
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but in the last twelve months, the social internet is emphasizing twitch more than ever before. All that smart phone checking and checking in and name checking and instant rejoindering is amplifying the work of those that are just a little quicker than everyone else.
via Seth’s Blog: Twitch.
When Mail in OS X detects a problem with an e-mail message, it may attempt to recover the message in a special mailbox called “Recovered Messages”; however, sometimes this recovery process may hit a snag and result in multiples of the same message being recovered. This issue can sometimes result in other problems, including Mail not being able to get new mail, and also having the hard drive fill up and lead to slowdowns and other problems if the message has a large attachment associated with it.
Mozilla has published details of the first smartphones to be powered by its Firefox operating system.
This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace
Let me guess: check the incoming. Check email or traffic stats or messages from your boss. Check the tweets you follow or the FB status of friends.
Two things every business and non-profit needs to know:
How much does it cost you to get one new customer.
On average, what’s that customer worth over the relationship you have with her?
The internet revolutionizes both sides of the equation.
Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
We’re all looking for someone to trust. People and institutions that will do what they say and say what they mean.
Antennas that use plasma to focus beams of radio waves could bring us superfast wireless networks
P Morgan is now able to run risk analysis and price its global credit portfolio in near real-time after implementing application-led, High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities developed by Maxeler Technologies.
I have enormous respect for mathematicians. They’re doing work on the edge, a cross between art and science and music.
Arithmeticians, not so much. They are merely whacking at a calculator, doing repetitive work better done by a computer or someone cheaper.