Redefining Emerging Markets

Redefining Emerging Markets

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Almost a decade after crafting the famous term BRIC—standing for Brazil, Russia, India, and China—to signify the four emerging markets that had the potential to change the economic makeup of the world, economist Jim O’Neill became the Chairman of Goldman

Cloud: Will It Bring Technological Sunshine for Long?

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Cloud has become the buzzword of the technology world, capturing the imagination of both the consumer and the producer. Even though technological innovation moves at lightning speed, promising progress every day, cloud technology seems to have established itself as a

Captain Underpants to the Rescue

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Given the daily flood of economic data and analyst opinions, it is difficult to discern the actual health of our economy. But perhaps we are overlooking obvious signs, indicators that both deserve our attention and are more intuitive than the

Inside General Sports Entertainment

The Derby Football Club was recently acquired by GSE.

Whether he is driving friends and family on a boat on his favorite lake or sitting behind the desk of his Rochester, Michigan office, Andy Appleby is comfortable in a leadership role.

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Jose Fernandez ’77: Honing Economic Statecraft

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Nominated by President Obama in 2009, Jose W. Fernandez ’77 serves as the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. Fernandez oversees the bureau, which handles international trade, finance, policy, development, as well as economic sanctions and support Continue reading…

Technological Fixes to Food Insecurity Lose Sight of Farmers’ Rights

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Kenya is soon to become the next hotbed for genetically modified crops, with its government’s intention to introduce new GM cotton and corn varieties within the next few years. While proponents hail this development as a huge step in the

Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram

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On April 12th, Facebook acquired the well-known app company Instagram for approximately $1 billion. The pricing may be bewildering to some; after all, how could a company with just one free smartphone app and 13 employees of negligible value sell

BATS Crash: Problems with High-Frequency Trading?

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On March 23, the Better Alternative Trading System (BATS) exchange saw a crash due to technical issues on the same day its own company made its initial public offering. The crash precipitated inquiries into high-frequency trading and the automation of

Subsidizing Poverty

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The average tariff rate in the world’s developed nations is very low. Yet, due to the historical and current political power of land owners, trade barriers (most notably subsidies) on agricultural products remain punitively high, inflicting tangible and substantial economic

A Fine Line in the Patent Wars

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Imagine developing and patenting the technology that allows a user to return a “sleeping” iPhone back to functionality. Apple did just this with its “slide-to-unlock” feature, a defining characteristic of the iPhone that users have come to love. Specifically, Apple