Twitter, Amiando, Obopay, And Playfish Are Named Technology Pioneers By The World Economic Forum

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Every year the World Economic Forum picks a couple dozen or so up-and-coming technology startups from around the world and dubs them Technology Pioneers. In the past, Technology Pioneers have included Google and Mozilla. Last year, Mint, Etsy, and Brightcove joined the club.

Today, the World Economic Forum is naming 26 Technology Pioneers for 2010. They include…

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In The Business World Nice Guys Finish First, Study Shows

In The Business World Nice Guys Finish First According To Study 

Nice guys finish first in the business world 

When it comes to leading a team tasked with developing new products and bringing them to market, new research from North Carolina State University shows that being nice and playing well with others gives you a very real competitive advantage. One new study shows that project managers can get much better performance from their team when they treat team members with honesty, kindness and respect. A second study shows that product development teams can reap significant quality and cost benefits from socializing with people who work for their suppliers.

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Gartner Predicts Open Source Will Quietly Take Over

Gartner Predicts Open Source Will Quietly Take Over

In a few years’ time, almost all businesses will use open source, according to Gartner; even though IT managers may be unaware of it, and prefer to talk about fashions such as software as a service.

Open-source promoters have welcomed the endorsement by what is seen as a conservative commentator, but predict the changes will go further than Gartner assumes.

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