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Over 10 Percent Of America’s Largest Companies Pay Zero Percent Tax Rates

Alan Pyke | ThinkProgress | October 25, 2013

Among companies listed on the S&P 500, almost one in nine paid an effective tax rate of zero percent — or even lower — over the past year, according to an analysis by USA Today. Read More »

Self-Preservation Chokes Open Science, Kills The Patient

Pam Baker | FierceBigData | September 9, 2013

Arguably the one area that stands to benefit the most from open and shared data is science. Yet researchers are reluctant to do it. Why? Because the reward model for scientific discovery is chaining them to dollars they can't pocket otherwise. [...] Read More »

The Real Reasons Insurers Are Canceling Policies

Wendell Potter | Huffington Post | November 18, 2013

Now that President Obama has said it's OK with him if insurance companies keep their policyholders in health plans that don't meet the standards established by the Affordable Care Act, at least for another year, the big question is whether insurers will take him up on the offer. Read More »

Top 12 Reasons Health Providers Pay too Much for IT

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | July 17, 2012

Healthcare pays more than any other industry for information technology. At least according to a new survey. "Our analysis shows healthcare organizations pay an average 17 percent more than that of the other 29 industries we sampled," write the authors of a paper by Net(net), which bills itself as a consultancy specializing in IT optimization, "and 33 percent more than the industry with the lowest average costs (food service).” Read More »

Why Healthcare Is A Boon For Private Equity

Kiran Raj Pandey | | October 25, 2012

Here’s why: first, there is no real linkage between demand and supply with healthcare. In ordinary market economics, demand and supply tend to have an inverse relationship  with each other. Not so with health care; since nobody can really predict the need for a certain health service. And when you do need it, there isn’t really the time to shop around. So the demand and supply can’t really be moderated based on each other.

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‘Arduino’, Sharing Innovation through Open-source Hardware

Staff Writer | Scaleogy | July 3, 2012

Trade secrets are overrated. Well, it is if you look at Arduino – the open-source microcontroller and physical computing platform that anyone can use to develop their own electronics projects without the fuss of microcontroller programming and licensing permissions. Read More »