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MIDDAY UPDATE: Groupon and the Fed

Dec 1, 2010
All eyes were on Google today and the Internet mega-corp deliberates on buying the up-and-coming Groupon. In a move that can only be seen as...
Posted In: Banks, Cancun, China, Federal Reserve, Google, groupon, Ireland, Japan, Kyoto, mid-day update, Portugal

Japan cuts interest rates to near 0 -- where is this headed?

Oct 5, 2010
The central bank of Japan today made a surprise interest rate cut. Rates are rock bottom here, too -- is this a race to the bottom? What are the...
Posted In: geoengineering, global warming, gold, Holy Land Experience, interest rates, Japan, Jerome Kerviel, mid-day update, Societe Generale

Get a (second) life

Sep 1, 2010
A Japanese seaside resort is teaming up with Konomi Digital Entertainment to create a vacation getaway for young men and their virtual girlfriends....
Posted In: augmented reality, Japan, love, video game, virtual reality

Land of the rising pun

Nov 21, 2008
From a posting on the Telegraph of London website ......
Posted In: Banks, Japan, puns

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