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Google, Garmin, SpaceX win The Economist's Innovation Awards

Google, Garmin and great big space planes are among the winners of The Economist's Innovation Awards 2012.

By November 15, 2012


Yahoo economists: Obama reelection's in the bag

The elections are still nine months away, but a couple of economists say their data already point to an Obama victory.

By February 16, 2012


'The Economist': Open source a bright spot in 2009

The recession may be comparatively kind to technology, and particularly open source.

By January 15, 2009


Scott Adams: The unexpected economist

Dilbert cartoonist is making significant personal contributions to discourse on the economy, but he needs to learn how to distinguish good arguments from bad ones.

By October 1, 2008


Green news harvest: The Economist Energy Debate, China passing US in clean tech

Solar-powered bus shelters; Auto Xprize inspires 100 MPG cars; Planktos looks for a new plan; Americans want clean but costly clean energy; Suniva scores another solar cell supply deal for India; emerging solar scams; LED lighting for NYC.

By August 22, 2008


Google's chief economist waxes optimistic about Internet sector

There may be signs of trouble elsewhere in the U.S. economy, but he and other industry watchers say e-commerce and venture capital opportunities are still looking relatively strong.

By April 25, 2008


The Economist: Ubuntu is the source of Linux's rise

Ubuntu is the reason for Linux's rise, declares the Economist.

By December 26, 2007


Black Friday will be 'average' for retailers this year, says economist

The biggest shopping day of the year should keep retailers right on track, according to a University of Missouri researcher.

By November 21, 2007


Harvard economist: Dot-com crash won't repeat

"The IT boom is not coming back," says Dale Jorgenson, a Harvard University professor. "On the other hand we're not in the midst of another dot-com crash."

By August 20, 2007


Mark Shuttleworth: Walking the line between idealism and pragmatism (<i>Economist</i>)

Mark Shuttleworth does an excellent job of marrying free software idealism with pragmatic business sense.

By June 14, 2007