An alternative to carbon taxes

Climate policy is most effective when it helps people use alternative energy sources, rather than when it makes fossil energy more expensive, argue Anthony Patt and Johan Lilliestam.

The importance of creative problem-solving in the workplace

Creativity in working life can be approached as a learning process. Researchers Soila Lemmetty and Kaija Collin from the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Education investigated what it means to be creative for experts ...

US tech sector feels pain from PRISM

Revelations about vast US data collection programs are starting to hit American tech companies, which are ramping up pressure for increased transparency to try to mitigate the damage.

Google toughens security with Gmail encryption (Update)

Google said Thursday its popular Gmail service would use encryption to thwart snooping, in the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about US surveillance programs.

Post-smartphone era coming, CES told

The era of the smartphone is rapidly becoming a post-smartphone era, a key tech industry analyst said ahead of the opening of the world's biggest technology show.

Cisco to add 1,700 jobs in Ontario

Telecommunications equipment manufacturer Cisco Systems announced Friday plans to more than double its Canadian footprint with the hiring of 1,700 high-tech workers in Ottawa and Toronto within six years.

France to allow trading of securities via blockchain

France's finance minister unveiled Friday a decree that would make it the first nation in Europe to allow the trading of some non-listed securities using the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies.

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