Venezuela. Still A Developing Crountry With Its...
Venezuela’s populist leader says the water shortages are a result of the driest weather in 40 years, which has also intensified the problem of blackouts. The country relies on hydroelectricity for about three-quarters of its power and reservoirs are at record lows. Increased consumption due to high economic growth has exacerbated the problem, he says. Government critics say that, despite...
Newspapers are trapped between two worlds. They can’t offer a viable...– Circling the Drain - The Digital Journalist
[Your product name here] may be utilized by persons having no [technical]...– Love this. This setence has to be on every consumer product. Moving the ball forward - business products should have it as pitch too, then no training need be provided. Saving the corporation even more money. Inspired by a Gizmodo article.
Giz Explains: Why Every Country Has a Different... →
If there are obstacles, the shortest line between two points may be a crooked...– Bertolt Brecht
@TwtTimes could you integrate Twitter Lists?
Due to the lack of options to comment on tumblr, I’ve decided to repost this on my Wordpress.com Blog where you can comment and poll two of the four features I’ve suggested. Please feel free to contribute to the further development of twittertim.es. —Michael. Hi @TwtTimes, I have some of my own lists and some lists subscribed to which I would love to see integrated into The...
Yet Another Example How The Web Will Evolve. Give... →
AR -- Augmented Reality Not Yet A Product
“I’d be happy to invest in the space if there was a near term opportunity,” he told us. “The challenge for investing in emerging markets is to not get too far out ahead of the market (there was a ton of money lost getting too far ahead of the mobile market, etc.). And I think that venture firms are being particularly cautious about getting out too far ahead of trends these...
Getting Through the Summer Job Blues. Less... →
Giving freedom on a capable, scalable, open platform is THE future. With enough...– (Me) Michael Jung on new technology.
“We are a 14-year-old Internet company that somehow got boring.” ...– Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo!. My Opinion; that is the best thing Carol Bartz did (said) since she took the role as CEO of Yahoo! Word. (Source: CNET News) After words, action has to follow.
The relationship trumps the issue.– ‘My biggest mistake’ - Premal Shah, Kiva President (6) - FORTUNE Like a lot of entrepreneurs, and especially social entrepreneurs, I get pretty fired up and attached to my own viewpoints. At times when I have disagreed with someone, when the stakes are high, I can take it personally and...
People Are Willing To Pay For Web Content.
Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Company. People are willing to pay for web content, says Bob Iger, and he’s positioning Disney to capitalize on that. This spring, Disney took an equity stake in Hulu.com, the second-most watched video site. It’s just part of making sure, Iger says, that Disney has “one hand in the present and one hand in the future.” (Source: Fortune)
Google Wave: we came, we saw, we played D&D. How... →
That is just fantastic! Love it. Give people an open platform, and they will. Um. Spread their germs (innovate) horizontally & vertically all over the place. Creative Content Creators.
Are you stalking me? Because that would be super.– Ryan Reynolds, Van Wilder (via somuchsass) (via kari-shma)
Charles Calomiris of Columbia Business School... →
Charles Calomiris of Columbia Business School talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis. Calomiris argues that it is important to put the crisis in historical perspective in the context of other bank crises. He argues that bank crises differ widely across time and place—some times and some places are placid, others are prone to regular crises. Calomiris argues that...
London School of Economics (LSE) -- Public... →
EconTalk Podcast Listening Guides (Archive) |... →
10 Projects you MUST see, NOW! -... →
Qualcomm Invests in Open Source. The Move To... →
In the previous post/link I was warning that when companies like Nokia, Samsung, RIM, Motorola don’t open up their technologies and software to be meaningful for developers as an market segment to invest resources in, they will have a hard time gaining any traction (marketshare) in the market of smartphone business. Well, Qualcomm and others do actually pay some attention towards that...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-10-25) →
Jay-Z (32) Empire of the Sun (2) Marina & the Diamonds (2) Grafton Primary (2) Santogold (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Will There Be an Android App Boom Soon? And What... →
With a number of Google’s Android OS-based smartphones on the horizon, developers are devoting significant resources to the mobile platform, which will result in a boom in Android apps, according to reports from two Silicon Valley startups, Flurry and AdMob. Flurry, a San Francisco-based mobile metrics company, today said that it had seen an unprecedented 94 percent increase in the number of...
The biggest risk you can take is to take no risk,” Zuckerberg said....– Young entrepreneurs get tips from Facebook-Twitter
The Left vs. Right, by Information is Beautiful |... →
FRONTLINE: Coming Soon - The Card Game | PBS (24th... →
As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In a joint project with The New York Times, Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and...
Learn to let go. When you do, you can hold more.– Chris Brogan on Twitter.
Our society is changing from consumers to creators.– A Writing Revolution § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM
A Writing Revolution § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM →
Nearly everyone reads. Soon, nearly everyone will publish. Before 1455, books were handwritten, and it took a scribe a year to produce a Bible. Today, it takes only a minute to send a tweet or update a blog. Rates of authorship are increasing by historic orders of magnitude. Nearly universal authorship, like universal literacy before it, stands to reshape society by hastening the flow of...
[The U.S. has] fallen into a trend of diverting and rewarding the best of our...– Op-Ed Columnist - Time to Reboot America - NYTimes.com Thomas L. Friedmans’ book “Hot, Flat and Crowded” was good, but recent controversies about cashing in on speaking gigs and having a million dollar home et. al. made me realize that not everybody who tries his best to be...
[T]ech trends alone don’t make a big opportunity for entrepreneurs,...– Ross Mayfield’s Weblog: Web 2.0 Square, Chairman, President & Co-founder of Socialtext.
One Version Of War For Talent -- Nokia’s Looking... →
According to our source, all Nokia really wanted from the acquisition was the team, particularly CEO Marko AhtisaariMatt Biddulph. Suddenly, Mike Butcher’s article about the deal on TechCrunch Europe makes a lot of sense. (formerly a star Nokia guy) and CTO
~ During this recession, earnings and bonuses should be put in jail. ~...– German Central Bank Chief - Axel Weber (Source Spiegel.de)
Does Falling in Love Make Us More Creative? →
A new study demonstrates that thinking about love—but not about sex—causes us to think more “globally,” making it easier to come up with new ideas The researchers suggest that romantic love induces a long-term perspective, whereas sexual desire induces a short-term perspective. This is because love typically entails wishes and goals of prolonged attachment with a person,...
Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn:... →
People remember things better, longer, if they are given very challenging tests on the material, tests at which they are bound to fail. [A] series of experiments, showed that if students make an unsuccessful attempt to retrieve information before receiving an answer, they remember the information better than in a control condition in which they simply study the information.
The 5 Best Places to Live Overseas in 2008 →
Business Model Of Microsoft Explained For...
How did all these billions of dollars slip through Ballmer’s fingers? How did Microsoft find itself a leader in nothing and playing catch-up on every front — in MP3 players, on the cloud, in search. How did Amazon roll out S3 and not Microsoft? How did Google control the search market? How did Apple take over online music retailing and MP3 hardware? How did Microsoft let that market...
Managing with the Brain in Mind by David Rock →
Neuroscience research is revealing the social nature of the human brain and its implications for management. In a high-performance workplace, people's social needs -- for status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness -- matter more than money. Anybody Maslow?
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.– Paul Valéry (via tylerknott) (via kari-shma)
Some 66% of U.S. organizations responding to a... →
Every VC will tell you the biggest hits from Silicon Valley come from downturns,...– Sarah Lacy The Death of Risk in Silicon Valley - BusinessWeek
Kid Discovers Vanessa Hudgens Nude Pics Video →
They grow up now so fast, so sad.
The (Grodon) Brown Way. From Hero To Zero. (via... →
Tom Fletcher, Mr Brown’s private secretary, recalls Nicolas Sarkozy, French president, telling the prime minister at the height of the crisis: “You know, Gordon, I should not like you. You are Scottish, we have nothing in common and you are an economist. But somehow, Gordon, I love you.” Mr Sarkozy hastily added: “But not in a sexual way.”
The Rise & Fall of a Billionaire Technology Hedge... →
When something is too good to be true…