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The Illusion of Choice

This month, snack-maker Mondelez International made a 23 billion USD bid for chocolate company Hershey that would create the world’s largest candy maker. Update: Mondelez walked away from the deal on 30 August after Heshey rejected raised offer. Then Danone paid 10,4 billion USD for the takeover of US organic-foods producer WhiteWave Foods and two days …

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The Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016

Sometimes the world is not yet ready for new technologies to enter the fray. Virtual reality, for example, sat on the sidelines for many years. The industry went into hibernation around the time of the Dot Com Bust, and it has only recently re-emerged with promise. It is only today …

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The Trump Portfolio 

10 Stocks That Benefit If Donald Trump Becomes US-President Despite all the chaos on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (Ohio), it’s very likely that Donald Trump will be the official Republican candidate in the race for the White House. On election night in November, he will face Hillary Clinton; …

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The 10 Most Developed Countries of 2016

A sniper in Dallas, a widespread famine in Venezuela, constant terror-threats in France and a military attempt to take over the control of Turkey: A few events just from this week-that demonstrate how fragile life conditions for many have become. So when the discussion about ‘the best places to live’ …

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Which jobs will or won’t be replaced by machines?

robot and human

As automation technologies such as machine learning and robotics play an increasingly great role in everyday life, their potential effect on the workplace has, unsurprisingly, become a major focus of research and public concern: Which jobs will or won’t be replaced by machines? First, the technical potential for automation differs …

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Ten Jobs That Pay 100’000 USD or More

You don’t have to work on Wall Street or Silicon Valley to earn a fat paycheck. There are many other jobs that also pay 100’000 USD/year or more.  For many of these jobs, total pay is highly dependent on the base salary. But for other jobs, a big part of employees …

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What is behind wrong decisions

The human brain is capable of 1016processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn’t mean our brains don’t have major limitations. The cheap calculator can do math thousands of times better than we can, and our memories are often less than …

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