After topping box office, Lego Movie sequel set for May 2017

After topping box office, Lego Movie sequel set for May 2017

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 11:44

Reuters

LOS ANGELES – After becoming the top-grossing movie released in 2014 so far, The Lego Movie will be reassembling for a sequel scheduled for May 26, 2017, movie studio Warner Bros said on Friday. Read more of this post

Top 10 Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

Top 10 Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

The Star/Asia News Network

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014

1 & 2. Din Tai Fung

Topping the list is the award-winning chain restaurant Din Tai Fung located at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and The Gardens, Mid Valley City. A TripAdvisor traveller raved, “One of the best Xiao Long Baos (soup dumplings) I have tasted!” Read more of this post

Indonesia’s ecommerce industry awakens

February 21, 2014 5:30 am

Indonesia’s ecommerce industry awakens

By Ben Bland in Jakarta

Like other executives running fast-growing internet businesses in Indonesia, Rio Inaba has profited from the lackadaisical office culture in southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

With home internet access slow and expensive, the peak time for online shopping in this nation of 250m people is during office hours, when an increasing number of white-collar workers while away the day buying clothes, gadgets and airline tickets on their company PC. Read more of this post

Big Data may be invasive but it will keep us in rude health

Last updated: February 21, 2014 7:00 pm

Big Data may be invasive but it will keep us in rude health

By Janan Ganesh

Privacy fears that centre on the health service database are overblown

The life savers of the future will possess an intelligent layman’s grasp of medicine and no more. They will be strangers to the operating theatre and the research laboratory. The patients touched by their work will never know them. And if they have Dr as a prefix to their name, it will denote a PhD in information science or mathematics. “My son the statistician,” parents will boast. Read more of this post

Carl Icahn, obsessive activist investor: His decades-long war on corporate complacency has gone mainstream

February 21, 2014 6:44 pm

Carl Icahn, obsessive activist investor

By Stephen Foley

His decades-long war on corporate complacency has gone mainstream, writes Stephen Foley

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Steven Goldstone, when he was chief executive of RJR Nabisco, used to call the appearance of Carl Icahn “a rite of spring”. Year after year, the investor would show up to demand RJR split its snacks and tobacco businesses apart; year after year, he would fight to persuade fellow shareholders to approve his representatives for the board; and year after year his defeat would not deter him from trying again. Read more of this post

How Digital Medicine Will Soon Save Your Life; You wake up with chest pain. Your smartphone reads your ECG. If it’s a heart attack, it calls an ambulance and sends your data ahead to the ER

How Digital Medicine Will Soon Save Your Life

You wake up with chest pain. Your smartphone reads your ECG. If it’s a heart attack, it calls an ambulance and sends your data ahead to the ER.

ROBIN COOK And ERIC TOPOL

Feb. 21, 2014 7:07 p.m. ET

A sweeping transformation of medicine has begun that will rival in importance the introduction of anesthesia or the discovery of the germ basis of infectious disease. It will change how patients and physicians interact. It will change medical research and therapy. “Sick care”—the current model of waiting for you to get sick and then trying to alleviate symptoms and make you well—will become true “health care,” where prevention is the mantra and driving force. Welcome to the world of digital medicine. Read more of this post

Why Is It So Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

February 21, 2014, 10:00 AM ET

Why Is It So Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

By Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Guest Contributor

What will the world be like in 2064? Will we be living in a radically different post-singularity world, where machines far surpass humans in intelligence? Or will we continue to co-evolve with and shape our tools, as we have from time immemorial? Will technology advances lead to increased economic inequalities and conflicts, or to major reductions in poverty in a more stable world? Will it be an era of environmental crises and scarce water, food and energy, or will sustainable innovations and worldwide cooperation help us confront global challenges? Read more of this post

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