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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2001-07-18

In this week's edition:  business judo, dot-com grieving,
litigation nation, and a big win for Beijing.
---Biotech & Bioethics---
Icelandic startup DeCode Genetics has been awarded a 12-year
license to create and manage a database of the entire
nation's medical and genetic history.  CIO reports on the
exquisite balance that must be maintained between privacy
and progress in this endeavor.
For a Fast Company piece, a judo champion-turned-marketing
executive shares some lessons from the martial art that help
him in business.
Internet World looks at the hottest techno-gadgets for the
wireless corporate warrior.
A Fast Company article tells of Starbucks' new scaled-down
web strategy.
An Industry Standard piece delves into the details of what
went wrong with failed online grocery service Webvan.
Salon (which is not quite dead yet) weighs the effect that
dot-com deaths have had on customers.

FEER explains some of the measures China is taking to combat
the rapid desertification raging across the country's
northern frontier.
Asiaweek reports on some recent murders in the undeclared
war between environmentalists and prawn farmers in Thailand.
A New Republic article argues that the demise of the Kyoto
Protocol may be a blessing in disguise, as it opens the door
for affordable, workable solutions for stopping the
greenhouse effect.
---Law & Society---
A recent libel suit spanning two continents may have
consequences for the viability of e-mail newsletters,
reports Salon.
Does the constant threat of litigation stifle our society? 
The New Republic reviews a book, Philip Howard's "The Lost
Art of Drawing the Line," that follows that argument.
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Sound & Vision reports on the South By Southwest festival,
the music industry's largest event, which, to their
surprise, was actually more about the music than about the
Mourning Napster?  PC World reports on new software from
Dutch company FastTrack that has reopened the floodgates of
questionably-legal file sharing.
---Sports & Politics---
Sports Illustrated reports on the success of Beijing's bid
to host the 2008 Olympic games.
---U.S. Politics & Society---
Time profiles Bob Mueller, the man named to replace Louis
Freeh as FBI chief.
A Weekly Standard editorial calls for U.S. secretary of
defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign in protest of what it
calls the drastic underfunding of the military.
A Salon writer blasts Democrats for defending Gary Condit in
the missing-intern case and sheds more light on the
congressman's alleged history of randy misbehavior.