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Tech firms shell out to hire and hoard talent
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LARGE technology firms used to hold on to their high-flying employees by agreeing not to poach them from each other. “If you hire a single one of these people, that means war,” Steve Jobs, Apple’s then boss, warned Sergey Brin, a founder of Google, in 2005. That was an illegal arrangement, and in 2015 Apple, […]

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Channelling Trump
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Hot property AS HIS chances of making it to the White House have narrowed in recent weeks, another avenue has opened for Donald Trump. The notion that he might start his own media network has been the subject of speculation for months. Now industry executives are discussing the possibility in some detail. In September the […]

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Twitter in retweet
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BEFORE Jack Dorsey helped found Twitter, the social-media firm known for snappy, rapid-fire updates, he worked briefly as a masseur. More recently, Mr Dorsey has been trying to massage away the aches and pains that afflict his creation. He returned as the firm’s chief executive in July 2015, taking over from Dick Costolo, who presided […]

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Free speech
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Ambani dials up the pressure IN THE end it was even worse than they had feared. For months now, India’s dozen mobile-phone operators have been pondering just how aggressively Mukesh Ambani, the boss of Reliance Industries and India’s richest man, would gatecrash their market with the launch of Jio, his new 4G telecoms operation. They […]

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Box ticked
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IF YOU peer into the world of accounting in any given month, it is easy to get the impression that an epidemic of skulduggery and incompetence has broken out. Consider the month of August. A whistleblower at Monsanto, an American seeds firm, received a reward from the Securities and Exchange Commission, after spotting that the […]

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Amateur’s hour
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And the world laughed with her A MAN broadcasts via Facebook Live the moment a sniper gunned down five policemen in Dallas. With her dying boyfriend next to her, a woman in a car recounts with stunning composure how just seconds before he was shot by a police officer after a traffic stop in Saint […]

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Pay check
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TO PROMOTE team spirit among their loyal, lifelong employees, Japanese bosses live in modest houses and take the metro to work. They also keep the pay gap between themselves and workers tiny by international standards (see chart). To them the news that SoftBank, a telecoms and internet firm, paid its former, Indian-born president, Nikesh Arora, […]

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Uber gives app
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WHAT will success look like in the extremely competitive Chinese ride-hailing market? “There are two versions,” Travis Kalanick, the chief executive and co-founder of Uber, recently told The Economist. “There is the gold medal, and there is the silver medal.” Over the past several years Uber, an American ride-hailing firm, has lost a fortune competing […]

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The great convergence
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THE “internet of things” (IoT) is much hyped. For a decade, a world in which household appliances, packaged goods, clothes, medical devices and much more besides would be connected to the internet via smart chips and capable of sensing and sharing information has been just around the corner. Progress remains slow in the consumer market, […]

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North Americans feel better about hotels than ever. The goodwill is unlikely to last
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J.D. POWER, a market-research company, has released the 2016 results of its annual hotel satisfaction survey for the United States, Canada and Mexico. At first blush, it seems a ringing endorsement of the hotel industry. Contentment among customers is at an all-time high, and has risen for four years in a row. But the report […]

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