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Will our digital phrasebook finally be able to handle more than just simple snippets? cybrain/

Has auto-translation software finally stopped being so useless?

Auto-translation software has been pretty frustrating to use. But news of vast improvements to Google's translation software raises the prospect that websites will soon be browsable in any language.
If businesses meet the needs of their employees they will feel like they are growing and will be more productive, research suggests.

How happiness improves business results

Happy employees, whose basic needs are met, are essential to a productive business.
The Temple of Apollo at Delphi, where the wisdom of the oracle was dispensed. Janet Lackey/flickr

Friday essay: secrets of the Delphic Oracle and how it speaks to us today

Cicero asked: 'how to become famous?' Nero sought to know the timing of his death. The Oracle at Delphi offered pronouncements on all manner of topics - yet as with Google today, the question posed was as important as the answer.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt faced a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing called ‘The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition’ in 2011. Larry Downing/Reuters

Google’s murky Washington lobbying is making Apple look good

While technology companies have embraced Washington, they haven’t yet embraced political disclosure.
The court ruling will keep all internet traffic treated equally. Laptop with arrows via

Appeals court upholds net neutrality rules – why you should care

If you like binge-watching Netflix, streaming audio or online gaming, then you should be celebrating this week. And if your business depends on reaching a wide audience online, you should join in.

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