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Dubai Homes Trying to Cool Hot Property Market; The Wisdom of Crowds? Still a Bumpy Ride; The Secret of the Web; Olympics: Sold Gold; The iPhone's Next Generation of Apps

August 15, 2008 12:01 by



Dubai Homes Trying to Cool Red-Hot Property Market
Cracks are starting to show in Dubai’s well-crafted and glitzy property-marketing machine, says the Wall Street Journal.
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Dubai Bets on Lasting Tourist Appeal
Dubai is looking increasingly towards tourism, as its economy diversifies. But will tourism figures ever soar as high as the temperatures, asks the Financial Times.
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Build It and They Will Learn
The geography of higher education is changing fast, with the Middle East and Asia coming on strong, says Newsweek.
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The Wisdom of Crowds?
A single economic forecast is usually wrong. But groups of economic forecasts are often just as mistaken. Slate wonders why.
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Still a Bumpy Ride
Falling oil prices have lifted airlines’ share prices. The Economist checks out if the crisis is over.
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The Secret of the Web (hint: it’s a virtue)
Seth Godin says that a new strategy on the takes forever, but the secret is to have patience.
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Successful Brand Repositioning
You must first help the customer “unlearn” the current brand positioning, before repositioning a new one, says Branding Strategy Insider and suggests some ways to do it.
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Olympics: Sold Gold
Olympic collectibles go far beyond stamps and pins. Torches, medals and uniforms can sell for thousands of dollars, says Portfolio and showcases some of them.
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The iPhone’s Next Generation of Apps
Since iPhone’s launch, independent developers have been cranking out new software to run on the devices. Business Week checks out some of the more than 1,000 applications now available.
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How to Find Real World Talent in Second Life
Virtual worlds like Second Life are massive, interactive places and Fast Company suggests six ways to find real life creative talent in them.



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