Sometime this year, the Chinese government will announce a new initiative to lure ten scientific superstars to research labs throughout China. The government hopes that if it offers a $23 million dollar award to Nobel Prize winners and other luminaries, they will relocate and raise the quality and prestige of Chinese research and development.
Source: Why American innovation will beat out China’s – Global Public Square – CNN.com Blogs
It sure would be nice if the US had a friendlier policy for letting graduate-educated people immigrate permanently to the US (especially those its institutions trained!).
The European Newspaper Publisher Association claims that Apple’s new in-app subscriptions limit user choice and offer fewer subscriber details to publishers.
Source: European publishers call out Apple over in-app subscriptions | Ars Technica
What’s the world’s largest technology company? The answer depends on which measure you use.
Source: Which company is biggest? A primer on corporate valuation | Ars Technica
Today Wall Street is ruled by thousands of little algorithms, and they’ve created a new market—volatile, unpredictable, and impossible for humans to comprehend.
Source: Algorithms take control of Wall Street | Ars Technica