After several months of waiting to know which city will be winner to host the Olympic Games in 2020, the day has finally arrive. Today, is the big day and the day of the truth for these three beautiful cities: Madrid 2020 (@Madrid2020ES) Tokyo 2020, and Istanbul 2020. All of them offer great space to host this important event; nonetheless, in my perspective, I think the best place/option to host such important games is Madrid 2020. Madrid is a beautiful city that is prepared: it has a great infrastructure, it is a safe country, and its transportation, culture, and people make of this city the perfect place to celebrate.
The news magazine said that documents it obtained from Snowden show the NSA decoded the system at the U.N.’s headquarters in New York since last summer. The leaked documents stated that the decryption “dramatically increased the data from video phone conferences and the ability to decode the data traffic.”In three weeks, the German newspapers said, the NSA increased the number of decrypted communications at the U.N. from 12 to 458 and it has “eavesdropping posts” in 80 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. The NSA was able to obtain a wide range of data, including evidence that suggests the Chinese spied on the U.N. in 2011. It is impressive how people are engaging more an more in the social networks when a news piece like this comes out.
When I wrote Four Steps to the Epiphany and the Startup Owners Manual, I believed that Life Sciences startups didn’t need Customer Discovery. Heck how hard could it be? You invent a cure for cancer and then figure out where to put the bags of money. (In fact, for oncology, with a successful…
The Silicon Valley company is planning to make a huge lay-off in the incoming weeks. They reported to cut about 4,000 jobs, which is about 5% of its entire workforce, despite the jump in profits in the fourth final quarter, which was reported to be 18%.
Among the factors to this shift: a resurgent Japan, whose economy expanded 2.6% on an annualized basis last quarter reported by the government last Monday. The recovering of the U.S. economy and an expected slightly EU’s economy expansion that new reports this week are expected to show.
On the other hand, the emerging market countries are experiencing a contraction on their growth. Beijing’s official full-year growth target is 7.5%, making it the year with the slowest growth ever seen since 1990, still surpassing the U.S. pace of 2%, though many analysts comment that China will grow even slower than the government’s target. Brazil, the biggest Latin America’s economy, is also stagnating. Brazil grew just 1% last year after growing at almost 8% in 2010. Global companies investing in the emerging markets are optimistic about these numbers.