At Confab, Debate Over Bubble or Boom
Tech executives at the D9 conference declared the current frothiness as the early days of another Internet boom—but not the peak of a bubble.
Tumult in Tech Supply Chain May Be Long-Lasting
The Asia technology supply chain has long proved resilient, but the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan may have longer-lasting effects, says an Acer executive.
The Swiss government said it will cooperate on cases of international tax evasion, breaking with a longstanding tradition.
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Though the current economic slump is predicted to be long-lasting, Fast Retailing has set a goal of increasing sales 1.7-fold to 1 trillion yen in the next two years.
Apple is making changes to its iTunes Store that represent significant shifts in its longstanding approach to the business of selling songs online.
to intentionally not continue doing something that is normal, expected or traditional:
We decided to break with tradition and not spend Christmas with our family.
The country's leadership is determined to break with past practices and to solve urgent economic problems.
Of long duration or existence: a long-standing friendship.
lasting a very long time, or happening repeatedly or all the time:
The film 'White Christmas' is a perennial favourite.
We face the perennial problem of not having enough money.
Compare annual (EVERY YEAR); biennial.
She seems to be perennially short of money.
- Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time: abiding, continuing, durable, enduring, lasting, long-lived, long-standing, old, perdurable, perennial, permanent, persistent. Seecontinue/stop/pause.
A casual talk; confabulation.
intr.v., -fabbed, -fab·bing, -fabs. (kən-făb', kŏn'făb')
To engage in casual talk.
intr.v., -lat·ed, -lat·ing, -lates.
- To talk casually; chat.
- Psychology. To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.
[Latin cōnfābulārī, cōnfābulāt- : com-, com- + fābulārī, to talk (from fābula, conversation; see fable).]confabulation con·fab'u·la'tion n.
confabulator con·fab'u·la'tores nocturni 夜晚說故事者
confabulatory con·fab'u·la·to'ry (-lə-tôr'ē, -tōr'ē) adj.
- To engage in spoken exchange: chat, converse, discourse, speak, talk. Informalconfab, visit. Seewords.
《天下》(2014.12.24)的經濟特刊：《2015 亞洲經濟大預測》，p.26 (今日每個國家的地緣政治目標，必須是堅韌抗逆(resilience)和永續(sustainability)。(Thomas Friedman)