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Was Google’s Real Victim You?

THEY MOVE SLOWLY in Europe. On Wednesday the European Commission sent a formal “ Statement of Objections” to Google alleging that the Mammoth of Mountain View violated antitrust law. The investigation itself dates back to 2010; it has been shambling along for longer than The Walking Deadhas been on air. …

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There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration

There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration

Everyone seems to agree that collaboration across functions is critical for major projects and initiatives. The reality, however, is that meshing the skills and resources of different departments, each focused on its own distinct targets, to achieve a larger organizational goal is much easier said than done. In fact, it …

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US Specialty Vehicles Bringing Military Style to the Street

US Specialty Vehicles bringing military style to the street

California boutique automaker US Specialty Vehicles (USSV) is now selling a military-style truck called the Rhino GX. The massive SUV is built on a Ford F-450 chassis and features an up-armored style that might cause an MRAP to give it the right of way. It’s not actually bulletproof or bombproof, but has a …

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The 16 Most Socially Advanced Countries in the World

The 16 Most Socially Advanced Countries in the World

The Social Progress Index is a metric that measures progress through fulfillment of basic human needs (rather than traditional indicators of economic growth). Social Progress Imperative First released in 2013, the Social Progress Index (SPI) measures a comprehensive array of components of social and environmental performance, aggregating them into an overall framework. The index, which …

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4 Ways to Improve Your Brain Health

4 Ways to Improve Your Brain Health

The human brain is the most extraordinary and complex object in the known universe, a kilogram and a half of soft tissue that, at its peak, leaves computers behind with its endless capacity for problem solving, innovation and invention. So it’s a little surprising that only recently has the concept …

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Two Years of the Dream: Georgian Foreign Policy During the Transition

Two Years of the Dream: Georgian Foreign Policy During the Transition

Read below an analytical letter of S. Neil MacFarlane (Chatham House), that refers to Georgia and its government, over the past two years. Georgia has been an accidental beneficiary of events outside its control – notably Russia’s preoccupation with Ukraine. But this may not last, writes S. Neil MacFarlane. Since …

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Turkey’s Economic Centre Continues to Shine

Turkey’s Economic Centre Continues to Shine

As the only city in the world that straddles two continents, perhaps it’s no surprise that Istanbul is filled with contrasts. While its opulent palaces and ancient domes pay homage to the bygone Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, the Turkish capital is a cosmopolitan hub with design-driven hotels, a lively nightlife …

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Georgian Actors to Perform Famous Opera in Baku

Georgian Actors to Perform Famous Opera in Baku

The stage of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Baku will host the world famous “Pagliacci” opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo on June 6. The Theater has invited some leading performers of Georgia’s Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet, named after Paliashvili, in order to update the performing staff. Such …

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First-Ever Europe-Bet WPT National Georgia To Begin On Saturday

Georgia’s first-ever World Poker Tour National (WPTN) live poker event will kick off on Saturday, May 30, at the Europe Bet Poker Room in the country’s capital, Tbilisi. Set to attract many of poker’s top names from Eastern Europe, the event marks the first step in a recently announced partnership …

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