News tagged with competitiveness

Apple, e-book publishers, EU find competition deal

(AP)—The European Union's competition watchdog has accepted proposals by four publishers and Apple to end agreements that set retail prices for e-books—a practice the EU feared violated competition rules.

dateDec 13, 2012 in Internet
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Embracing the art of science

Creativity is essential part for both art and scientific investigation. Two Tel Aviv University researchers recently embraced this truth to give birth to a new artwork based on their genetics research—and ...

dateDec 05, 2012 in Other
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When good service means bad behavior

Economists and professionals praise the merits of competition, as it leads to lower prices and improvements in quality. But in the automobile smog-testing industry, competition can lead to corruption and even public health ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Monkeys put off sex by bystanders

Monkeys shy away from bystanders during copulation, irrespective of the bystanders' gender or rank. The new study, by Anne Overduin-de Vries and her team from the Biomedical Primate Research Centre in the Netherlands, also ...

dateOct 30, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Thai finance ministry urges 3G auction probe

Thailand's finance ministry on Friday called for a corruption investigation into the country's auction of third-generation (3G) mobile telephone operating licences because of fears of collusion. ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Telecom
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