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Watch Daniel Libeskind’s “17 words of architectural inspiration” talk at TED

Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Here, he shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture — raw, risky, emotional, radical — and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit […]

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Look Into the Future with Autodesk Labs: Augmented Reality

Long before Autodesk Labs showed augmented reality on AU main stage and in the Discovery Space in the AU Exhibit Hall, Eddy Kuo and Brian Pene had this prototype working for adding 3D computer models to real world scenes at the Customer Briefing Center at One Market in San Francisco […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: In a Tidal Shift, Chinese Spending More Overseas

Money is moving in a new direction in China — out: Some Chinese are so eager to turn their yuan into other assets that when an online real estate brokerage organized a tour of foreclosure auctions in the United States, it received so many applications that it had to turn away nearly 400 people. In Shanghai, cash-rich Chinese companies are buying high-yield bonds issued by distressed American companies at a time when most investors are steering clear of bonds even from solid companies […]

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The Green Enterprise: Autodesk featured on ZDNet

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das takes a tour of Autodesk’s new design gallery in San Francisco, where exhibits ranging from church models to chair designs illustrate how its customers are reducing their carbon footprint. Das also talks to John Kennedy, senior manager at the Green Building Studio, who demonstrates how architects are able to measure solar, thermal, and airflow effects on building performance early in the design process…

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Finance industry employees in China top salary rankings

Employees in the financial sector earned much more than workers in other industries last year thanks to the lucrative financial market, an annual salary report has revealed. The report, released by leading human-resources service provider Zhaopin.com in Shanghai, was based on a survey of more than 1,000 companies across all sectors throughout the country last year. It found workers in the financial industry were paid an average salary of 4,987 yuan (US$694) per month. The figure is about 40 percent higher than the national average […]