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The New Science of Email Subject Lines; Dan Moskovitz used simple flattery to grab the notice of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos with the subject line, “Thank You! You’re Awesome.”

Mar 24, 2014

The New Science of Email Subject Lines

ADAM AURIEMMA

In the cutthroat world of corporate email, where attention spans are measured in fractions of a second, a well-crafted subject line can make all the difference. Just don’t try too hard. Read more of this post

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Alibaba’s U.S. Listing Is Evolution, Not Revolution, for Corporate China

Mar 24, 2014

Alibaba’s U.S. Listing Is Evolution, Not Revolution, for Corporate China

FRANCESCO GUERRERA

“What a joy to have friends coming from afar!” Confucius’ famous expression of elation sums up Wall Street’s feelings about the landmark listing of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in New York. Read more of this post

China’s face mask industry under scrutiny as pollution worsens

China’s face mask industry under scrutiny as pollution worsens

4:58am EDT

By Grace Li

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese citizens are feverishly snapping up face masks as worsening air pollution fuels a multi-million dollar industry where many products fail to provide even basic protection, drawing calls for better oversight and standards. Read more of this post

Anti-corruption champion set to challenge India’s Modi

Anti-corruption champion set to challenge India’s Modi

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – 17:26

AFP

VARANASI, India – The leader of a fledgling Indian anti-corruption party was expected to announce plans Tuesday to stand against election frontrunner and opposition leader Narendra Modi in the holy city of Varanasi. Read more of this post

Cisco Bets a Billion on the Cloud

MARCH 24, 2014, 3:59 PM  Comment

Cisco Bets a Billion on the Cloud

By QUENTIN HARDY

Even for the world of globe-spanning computer systems, Cisco is going big.

On Monday Cisco Systems announced it would spend $1 billion on creation of an “Intercloud,” which promises to bridge multiple cloud-computing systems open to the public — like those offered by Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine — the private clouds of big companies and specialty cloud services for business. Read more of this post

Scare Tactics Over Foreign Drugs

Scare Tactics Over Foreign Drugs

By GABRIEL LEVITTMARCH 24, 2014

ABOUT five million Americans buy medication internationally each year because of high costs in the United States. These drugs are considered “foreign unapproved drugs” by the Food and Drug Administration, and federal law makes it illegal to buy them. Generally, though, purchases go through without a hitch. Only rarely do customs agents seize an order. Read more of this post

Asia’s changing food tastes could be Australia’s ‘next big story’

Asia’s changing food tastes could be Australia’s ‘next big story’

March 25, 2014 – 3:33PM

Glenda Kwek

Asia’s growing taste for meat and dairy could see agricultural exports outperform metals and drive Australia’s next commodities boom as the unprecedented investment in the mining sector winds down, a global report says. Read more of this post

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