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The Idealog Guide to Megatrends: Rise of the machines

Internet of things

The Idealog Guide to Megatrends: Rise of the machines

When Google snapped up Nest recently, more than a few people wondered how it planned to put ads on a thermostat. But the acquisition shows the search giant is thinking pretty hard about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it can get an edge on it. Smart devices require smart people to think of them

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Peter Gordon and partner Michael McGrath have embarked on their most ambitious venture yet: teaming up with fellow expats Brandon Allen and Adam Wills, founders of UK-wide Gourmet Burger Kitchen, to open Kiwi-themed restaurant Kopapa in the heart of London’s ultra-competitive West End. How will they

Freakonomics was freaky, but Superfreakonomics pushes the envelope even further, analysing the price of prostitution, how terrorists can be tracked through their financial records and most controversially how technological advances could remedy global warming. Stephen J Dubner responds to its “angry” reaction

When Bruce Ferguson took his big-splash events business to the UK, he arrived alongside a less welcome visitor: the recession. A year later, the recession is still there—but so is Ferguson, and he’s finding a ready audience for his outrageous stunts and extravaganzas. By Stephen Jewell.

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Author Cory Doctorow is a merciless critic of the mega-corporations that seek to control creative content—and he’s happy to give his own work away for free

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Think you’re talented? Creative? Dare we say it: outstanding? Good for you—but if Malcolm Gladwell is right, that’ll only get you so far. He’s looked at the traits of successful people and found what they have in common: hard work and happy circumstance. So how do the merely talented get ahead?