Monthly Archives: April 2012

No revenues and an illusion of value; Poor outlook for Nokia; Further downturn for UK; Spanish jobless at record high; Our gangster state; India: Downgraded and unchanging; Global car design toes Chinese line

1 No revenues and an illusion of value, again (The New York Times) The gears ofSilicon Valleycontinue to mesh and turn because of money, not necessarily technological innovations. And there are certain things about that money machine that denizens of the … Continue reading

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No power, no boom in India; When men turn to bikini waxing; 35 may be the best age to be; Africa sits on water reservoir; India missile and some flaws

1 No power, no boom in India (Vikas Bajaj in The New York Times) India has long struggled to provide enough electricity to light its homes and power its industry around the clock. In recent years, the government and private … Continue reading

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Gamechanger case for software biz; Solar industry shares dive 75%; IMF’s credit-crunch warning; Why is it always Mr Khan?; Cow belt or buffalo nation?

1 Game-changer case for software biz (San Francisco Chronicle) The legal showdown between Silicon Valley giants Oracle and Google could test the very boundaries of copyright protections for software and rewrite the rules for much of the industry. In a … Continue reading

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If economists failed us, where are the fresh voices?; India threatened by Maoists; Sudan v/s South Sudan; India slips on spirituality; Infy’s woes

1 If economists have failed us, where are the fresh voices? (The Guardian) At the start of the banking crisis, the air was thick with the sound of lachrymose economists. How did they miss the biggest crash since 1929? Professors … Continue reading

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Out of Africa: More fossil fuels; Swaziland’s hunger for democracy; Loss warning from Nokia; People in the wrong places; India’s unravelling

1 Out of Africa: More fossil fuels (The New York Times) The world’s largest energy companies have big plans for Mozambique. Until recently, the East African country was better known for its long civil war, and had few energy resources … Continue reading

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3 reasons why US gets stronger; Rapid growth, rising inequality in Asia; Dying lonely in a megacity; Race still divides US; Oil bill challenges India

1 Three reasons why the US is getting stronger (David Brooks in The New York Times) The creative dynamism of American business is astounding and a little terrifying. Over the past five years, amid turmoil and uncertainty, American businesses have … Continue reading

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Facebook pays $1bn for Instagram; Sony sheds 10,000 jobs; App to spot friends nearby; Two-fifths of Brit teachers cyberbullied; Obama’s Bank blunder

1 Facebook pays a billion dollars for Instagram (San Francisco Chronicle) Facebook has taken steps to bolster its mobile strategy, acquiring popular photo-sharing application Instagram for about $1 billion in cash and stock. The purchase, the social network’s largest and … Continue reading

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