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Greek crisis exposes credit market’s fragile state

By Jane Merriman – The panic over Greece’s finances has exposed the fragile state of liquidity in corporate credit markets, particularly for bank debt, spurring the European Central Bank to give itself the option to buy corporate bonds. “Two weeks … Continue reading

Climate pact appears increasingly fragile; U.N. official quits

By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson – Just two months after patching together a climate deal in Copenhagen, the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are trying to figure out how to keep the fragile accord together, while the United … Continue reading

Updates from Ciena

How photonic control plane advancements are benefiting network operators A photonic control plane is not new to optical networks, but new capabilities are changing how operators can benefit from it. By Paulina Gomez – To achieve better business outcomes in … Continue reading

How to govern a digitally networked world

Because the internet is a network of networks, its governing structures should be too. The world needs a digital co-governance order that engages public, civic and private leaders. By Anne-Marie Slaughter and Fadi Chehadé – Governments built the current systems … Continue reading

It’s Still Early Days for AI

Neural networks expand far beyond feline photos By Rick Merritt – “We need to get to real AI because most of today’s systems don’t have the common sense of a house cat!” The keynoter’s words drew chuckles from an audience … Continue reading

To end poverty, think like a spy

By Paul M. Bisca – For anyone working to end poverty, fragile states call for the ultimate juggling act. Countries in conflict seldom control their territories, and even when most areas are at peace, others may still be engulfed by … Continue reading

Debunking Deregulation: Bank Credit Guidance and Productive Investment

Deregulated banking in rich countries delivers more “investment” in speculative asset markets, not productive businesses. By Josh Ryan-Collins – Mortgage and other asset-market lending typically does not generate income streams sufficient to finance the growth of debt. Instead, the empirical … Continue reading

Updates from ITU

Monitoring our changing planet By Houlin Zhao – The Earth is a fragile planet with finite resources to sustain the world’s growing population. As we work together to build a sustainable global economy, spaceborne remote sensors are poised to play … Continue reading

Updates from Ciena

4 critical requirements for the next-gen photonic layer By Paulina Gomez – Today’s market dynamics are making it harder for network providers to effectively compete in an environment where revenue per bit is declining, and network bandwidth requirements are exploding. … Continue reading

Updates from Ciena

How will Adaptive IP change your IP networks? By James Glover – Over the last several years, network operators have been searching to control costs and accelerate innovation, while avoiding heavily integrated solutions that lock them into a single vendor’s … Continue reading