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Paige Lavender
Paige Lavender is a senior politics editor at The Huffington Post and a graduate of West Virginia University.

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Fadi Chehade Explains The 'Powerful' Innovations Surrounding Domain Names Today

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 3:31 PM

Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, explained how we "went from twenty-something" top domain names to hundreds thanks to one simple change.

"The reality is, the more there are names, the less people will actually be hogging names in order to charge a lot for them," Chehade told HuffPost Live at...

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Eugene Kaspersky: Cybersecurity Criminals 'Are Getting More And More Professional'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 3:24 PM

Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the Kaspersky Lab, said there's both good and bad news about cybersecurity.

The good news is that leaders are starting to understand the issues with cybersecurity a bit more. The bad news is that cybersecurity issues do still exist and can cause major damage.

"It's not...

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Steve Davis On Why It's Problematic Many Are 'Following The Ball' On Ebola News

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 12:56 PM

PATH President and CEO Steve Davis stopped by HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday to share how he and others are working to help the fight against the Ebola virus.

Davis said PATH is working on two cool things: creating a chlorinator to help chlorinate water to scale, and running...

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Andrew McAfee: 'We Are In The Early Stages Of An Era Of Unbelievable Technological Progress'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 12:50 PM

Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management stopped by HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday, where he spoke about the book he wrote with his colleague Erik Brynjolfsson called The Second Machine Age.

"We are in the early stages of an era of unbelievable technological progress, really that...

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Ron Bruder: 'There's A Social And Structural Barrier' Toward Women

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 10:30 AM

Education for Employment's president and CEO Jamie McAuliffe, along with founder and chair Ron Bruder, sat down with HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday where they discussed youth unemployment.

Bruder said EFE particularly aims to help women.

"We strive to have the majority of our graduates female," he said said.

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Microsoft's Brad Smith: U.S. Laws On Technology Are Outdated

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 10:29 AM

Microsoft's Brad Smith joined HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday to discuss the importance of online security and privacy.

"2015 needs to be a year for new solutions, and that's what we're proposing. We do need new laws in the United States and in Europe," Smith said. "We're...

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Author Greg McKeown: 'Success Can Become A Catalyst For Failure'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 8:51 AM

Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, told HuffPost Live his book grew out of working with people who are really successful.

"Success can become a catalyst for failure," he said at Davos on Saturday.

McKeown said he's met leaders at Davos who have experience...

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TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque: Having Female Role Models Is 'An Important Thing'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 8:04 AM

As an engineer, Leah Busque, founder and CEO of TaskRabbit, said she's always worked primarily around men.

"For me, it's never something I've focused on but it definitely is there and is an issue," Busque told HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday.

Busque said she regularly thinks about...

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What One CEO 'Obsessed' With Volunteering Did To Maximize Her Impact

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 8:02 AM

Rachael Chong, founder and CEO of Catchafire, explained how she left the world of investment banking -- a job she said she actually enjoyed -- to become an entrepreneur.

"While I was banking I still wanted to be able to give back and at the time the only opportunity was,...

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Rich Lesser, Wendy Woods Reveal 'The Single Biggest Driver Of Success'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 6:31 AM

Boston Consultant Group president and CEO Rich Lesser and Wendy Woods, global leader of Social Impact for BCG, joined HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday to share how empowering workers actually leads to more productivity.

"In our world, having great talent want to come and want to stay is the...

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Microsoft's Jean-Philippe Courtois On Why Transparency Is Such A 'Big Deal'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 6:11 AM

Jean-Philippe Courtois, president of Microsoft International, spoke to HuffPost Live in Davos on Saturday about the steps his company is taking to maintain the public's trust as data moves further into the Cloud.

Courtois said Microsoft has been focusing on several aspects: improving how they anchor the data;...

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Valerie Keller And Cheryl Grise On The Need For Purpose-Driven Businesses

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 5:13 AM

Valerie Keller and Cheryl Grise of the newly-formed EY Beacon Institute stopped by HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday to talk about the need for purpose in the workplace.

Grise said millennials entering the workforce today are "looking for more than creating products and services, they're...

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2015 Davos Annual Meeting: Live Updates From The World Economic Forum

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 3:14 AM

The 2015 World Economic Forum, also called the Davos Annual Meeting, comes to a close Saturday.

Leaders in business, technology, science and more have gathered in Switzerland since Wednesday to discuss a variety of global issues.

Below, live updates from the 2015 Davos Annual Meeting:

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Gabrielle Fitzgerald: 'We're At A Very Fragile Point' With Ebola

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 1:04 PM

Gabrielle Fitzgerald of the Paul G. Allen Foundation said there is some good news about the Ebola epidemic, though there's still reason for worry.

"The good news is the [Ebola] epidemic is starting to decrease... but we're at a very fragile point, because we can't let our guard...

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Ann Cairns: Let's Show Women The STEM Fields Are 'Exciting'

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 12:55 PM

Ann Cairns, president of International Markets for Mastercard, said we need show women that the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (or STEM) fields are exciting.

"I think that what we have to do is, we have to tell them how exciting it is," Cairns, a former engineer, said on HuffPost...

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Former Astronaut Ron Garan: Space Program Builds A Foundation Of Collaboration

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 12:53 PM

Retired NASA astronaut and author Ron Garan told HuffPost Live that countries working together globally on space exploration could end up collaborating more on other, more complicated challenges.

"If we can find things that we agree on, like space exploration, and work on those things... that builds a...

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Amy Gutmann: We Must 'Stand By Free Speech When It's Offensive Speech'

(2) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 12:36 PM

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, spoke with HuffPost Live at Davos on Friday about freedom of speech.

"The challenge of free speech is when there's speech you really don't like," Gutmann said. "We have to live up to the challenge and stand by free speech...

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Anne Finucane: Nobody Wants To Go Home And Have To Defend Their Company

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 11:55 AM

Anne Finucane, global CMO at Bank of America, said her company has made changes in order to provide employees with more pride over their company.

"Nobody wants to go home for Thanksgiving or a wedding or a birthday party and feel they're defending their company," Finucane told HuffPost Live at...

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William McDonough: Helping Stop Carbon Emissions Is 'A Fundamental Issue Of Human Rights'

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 11:12 AM

Bill McDonough, co-founder of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, argued it's time to stop carbon releases and greenhouse gas emissions, because "a material in the wrong place is a toxin."

"It took us 13 years to get lead out of gasoline because of our children's brains. When are we going to...

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Dr. Christoph Benn: 'We Always Have To Be Aware Of Complacency' When It Comes To HIV

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 11:10 AM

Dr. Christoph Benn, director of External Relations at the Global Fund, admitted HIV is probably "not conceived as as much of a crisis" by younger people who grew up knowing there were some treatment options available.

"We always have to beware of complacency," he said. "We also have to continue...

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