Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs explains how Taiwan can be a springboard for companies looking to invest in China, as cross-strait relations are becoming closer since the implementation of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA).
Who says big ideas are rare? by Malcolm Gladwell
“Newspapers are declining,” says Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine. “For a syndicated cartoonist, that’s like finally making it to the major leagues and being told the stadiums are all closing, so there’s no place to play.”
Over the last year, buyers of consumer electronics chose to buy two inexpensive and simple products, the Wii and the Flip, over competing gadgets bristling with more features.
The New York Public Library’s venerable lion-guarded building on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street is to be renamed for the Wall Street financier Stephen A. Schwarzman, who has agreed to jump-start a $1 billion expansion of the library system with a guaranteed $100 million of his own.
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Silicon Valley, the wellspring of the digital technologies fueling globalization, is itself a collection of remarkably local clusters based on industry niches, skills, school ties, traffic patterns, ethnic groups and even weekend sports teams.
Originally saved in Times File on Dec 29, 2007
Germany requires all bookstores, including German online booksellers, to sell books at fixed prices. But the Swiss lately decided to permit the discounting of German books — a move that some in the book trade here fear will eventually force Germany itself to follow suit, transforming a diverse and book-rich culture into an echo of big-chain America.
Originally saved in Times File on Oct 29, 2007
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese are setting off to do business in Africa, a part of the world that had been terra incognita.
Originally saved in Times File on Aug 18, 2007
Silicon Valley is thick with those who might be called working-class millionaires — nose-to-the-grindstone people who are still working as hard as ever. Many of them do not think of themselves as particularly fortunate, in part because they are surrounded by people with more wealth — often a lot more.
Originally saved in Times File on Aug 6, 2007
Many consumers bemoan the incessant rush of innovation that pushes manufacturers to tamper with products the consumers feel are already perfect.
Originally saved in Times File on Jul 16, 2007
Collection of vintage logos from a mid-70's edition of the book World of Logotypes.