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  • Microsoft risks empire on Windows 8

    Microsoft risks empire on Windows 8
    Windows has been Microsoft's most reliable cash cow for nearly three decades. The software giant is gambling all of that success on what it deems to be the company's future: a radically redesigned Windows 8. Windows is the linchpin of Microsoft's empire....
  • Warren Buffett invests in parties, buys Oriental Trading Co.

    Warren Buffett invests in parties, buys Oriental Trading Co.
    Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning. Buffett said Friday that his Berkshire Hathaway...
  • People will eventually forget about Steve Jobs

    People will eventually forget about Steve Jobs
    Malcolm Gladwell, author of best-selling books like The Tipping Point and Outliers, said in a recent interview that people in 50 years won’t remember Steve Jobs. On the other hand, Gladwell does believe Bill Gates will go down in history, not for...
  • Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet to Rival iPad

    Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet to Rival iPad
    LOS ANGELES -- Upending one of the world's most successful business strategies over the past three decades, Microsoft has developed a Windows tablet computer of its own design. The company on Monday unveiled the Surface, a PC tablet that runs a yet-to-be...
  • Bill Gates spends $1.1 million to study students' boredom in class

    Bill Gates spends $1.1 million to study students' boredom in class
    Microsoft 'gazillionaire' Bill Gates wants to provide schools and students with mood bracelets. Yeah, this isn’t a joke. The bracelets would measure how interested they are in their lessons. About $1.1 million buck-o-roos from the Bill & Melinda...
  • Two words can equal profound results for success

    "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew." — St. Francis de Sales   Ask me...
  • America's big fat advantage

    For all the Obama-era talk of decline, there is at least one reason why America probably won't, at least not quite yet. "Peak oil" and our "oil addiction" were supposed to have ensured that we ran out of either gas or the money to buy it. Now, suddenly,...
  • Oracle CEO buys Lanai, plans big changes

    Oracle CEO buys Lanai, plans big changes
    No man is an island, but Larry Ellison comes close. Last year, Ellison bought 98 percent of Lanai for more than $500 million. Despite a wispy beard and penchant for black outfits that make him look like a devil, he's mostly being hailed as a white knight...
  • Morningstar founder turned mutual fund data processor into megamart for investment information

    Morningstar founder turned mutual fund data processor into megamart for investment information
    Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
  • 'Great expectations' abound for Urban League's 2015 conference

    For the Urban League of Broward County, the road to hosting the annual gathering of one of the nation's oldest civil rights organizations will involve raising lots of money, recruiting hundreds of volunteers and strategic planning to welcome thousands....
  • Kenneth Olsen dies at 84; co-founder of Digital Equipment Corp.

    Kenneth Olsen dies at 84; co-founder of Digital Equipment Corp.
    Kenneth Olsen, a computer industry pioneer and co-founder of Digital Equipment Corp., died Sunday. He was 84. His death was announced by Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., where he was a trustee and benefactor. No other details were given. DEC, which...
  • Circumcision push starts in Africa

    Circumcision push starts in Africa
    Circumcision programs are slowly beginning to be rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa in hopes of reducing the toll of HIV infections in the area, researchers said at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna. Some predicted that more than 4 million new HIV...