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China Becomes No.2 in R&D Investments Worldwide - OECD Report

Based on recent trends, China will spend over $136 billion on R&D in 2006, growing at over 20% annually, surpassing Japan’s forecast of $130 billion, and only behind the United States predicted $330 billion, according to OECD projections. The EU-15, which includes France, Germany and the UK, is predicted to spend over $230 billion in 2006. 

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Top 10 Words of 2006: truthiness No.1; google No.2

It's official now...the word of the year for 2006 is  "truthiness - truth that comes from the gut, not books", according to an online survey by dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster (based on votes from visitors to their Web site) . "Truthiness" was credited to Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," October 2005. 

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Family Business - US 2nd Least Stressful; China 2nd Most Stressful

Sweden and the United States are the least stressful countries in which to operate a family owned business, while Taiwan and mainland China are the most stressful countries, according to new global research by Grant Thornton International (GTI).

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VoIP Grew to 8.2 million Subscribers; Comcast New No.3

Total subscribers to Internet-based telephone (Voice over-IP) services in U.S. grew 18% to 8.2 million in Q3 2006, more than  doubling the figure in a year since 3Q 2005, according to market research firm TeleGeography.

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