exorbitant prices

exorbitant prices

In a bid to quash rampant piracy, Kenya abolishes tax on software imports

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In a bid to reduce software piracy, the Kenyan government has abolished tax on genuine software imports. This was announced when Kenya’s finance minister read the proposed 2012/2013 budget speech in parliament last week. The exorbitant prices on genuine software meant that over 83% of software deployed on personal computers...
In a bid to quash rampant piracy, Kenya abolishes tax on software imports

iWant: how Apple and the gadget-makers train consumers' covetousness | Heidi Moore

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Apple leads the consumer electronics business in enslaving us to the idea that we must have the latest device. But must we?The comedian Louis CK had a wonderful routine called "Everything's amazing and nobody's happy," in which he satirized our modern exasperation with pocket-sized gadgets that, a few years back,...
iWant: how Apple and the gadget-makers train consumers' covetousness | Heidi Moore

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

First Big Pharma Company Announces Support For Clinical Data Transparency Campaign: Who's Next?

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It would be something of understatement to say that the spiralling cost of healthcare has become a highly-charged political issue in the US (and elsewhere). But wherever people stand on the funding of medicine, there is an implicit assumption that it works, and is worth even the exorbitant prices that...
First Big Pharma Company Announces Support For Clinical Data Transparency Campaign: Who's Next?

Confronting The Reality Of US Broadband Performance

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Editor’s note: Richard Bennett is a Senior Fellow with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and co-author of ITIF’s 2013 report, “The Whole Picture: Where America’s Broadband Networks Really Stand.” Follow him on Twitter @iPolicy. We’ve all heard the story: America’s broadband networks are second-rate. We pay exorbitant prices for...
Confronting The Reality Of US Broadband Performance

Hearing Aids, Monopolies, And Why The Health Industry Is Ripe For Disruption

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Recently, we saw a huge reaction to the story of how a patent lawsuit was threatening to silence a little girl by shutting down a speech-assistance iPad app that is her only means of communication. For many people, the focus of that story was the human cost of patent warfare—a...
Hearing Aids, Monopolies, And Why The Health Industry Is Ripe For Disruption

Despite Spending $50 Billion Per Year In R&D, Pharma's New Drugs Less Effective Than Drugs Developed 40 Years Ago

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More bad news has arrived for consumers. The drugs don't work. Or, they don't work as well as they used to. Despite the exorbitant prices charged for new medications and despite the industry's claims that expensive R&D efforts are driving these prices up, the fact remains that newer drugs...
Despite Spending $50 Billion Per Year In R&D, Pharma's New Drugs Less Effective Than Drugs Developed 40 Years Ago

Academic publishing doesn't add up

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The world of university research has long been held to ransom by academic publishers charging exorbitant prices for subscriptions – but that may all be about to endAs one of the characters in George Bernard Shaw's play The Doctor's Dilemma observes: "All professions are conspiracies against the laity." To update...
Academic publishing doesn't add up
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