The global consequences of Dubai's debt problems
I posted yesterday a brief statement about the case of Dubai; DUBAI. The Question is — ‘Is it contained?’ Guaranteeing the debt ‘on a case by case basis’ may help, but it (will) overshadow the so claimed recovery of the US. Sentiment can turn quickly, many real estate properties in the world and in the US (are connected) have to revolve their debt in the coming...
Don’t worry, be crappy. Perfection is the enemy of progress.
No names, no links: Writers give themselves a pass...
jayrosen: Mark Cuban: Rupert Murdoch to Block Google = Smart I love to tweak all the internet information must be free bigots. They get so damn religious about information on the net that they lose what little objectivity and awareness of the real world they had in the first place Wherever it’s found, bigotry deserves to be called out— say, with a link? Plus, tweaking people you ID is...
As America collapses we debate Afganistan + Iraq....
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GaGa with 8 songs in Top100 UK Charts
fuckyeahladygaga: The Fame Monster debuts at #7 on the UK Albums Chart with 62k copies sold this week. Bad Romance is #5 on the singles chart. All songs from The Fame Monster and all the previous singles are still charting: 05. Lady GaGa – Bad Romance 30. Lady GaGa – Telephone 66. Lady GaGa – Paparazzi 68. Lady GaGa – Monster 74. Lady GaGa – Poker Face 75. Lady GaGa – Alejandro 84. Lady GaGa...
youngmanhattanite: The difference between blogging and journalism.
Filed under #innovation #free #society #trust --... →
A traditional red phone box has been recycled into one of the country’s smallest lending libraries - stocking 100 books. A resident dreamed up the idea when the village lost its phone box and mobile library in quick succession. “It’s really taken off. The books are constantly changing,” said parish councillor Bob Dolby. He added: “It is completely full at the...
[A] great idea funded by venture capital [does not] necessarily produce business...– Vivek Wadhwa. Winner’s Curse: Why Losing A B-School Biz Plan Competition Is Better Than Winning Perfection is almost a impossible mission; market knowledge management navigation execution “short-term and long-term”
DUBAI. The Question is -- 'Is it contained?'
Guaranteeing the debt ‘on a case by case basis’ may help, but it (will) overshadow the so claimed recovery of the US. Sentiment can turn quickly, many real estate properties in the world and in the US (are connected) have to revolve their debt in the coming months ahead. As big and small companies have to. And with the prospect of a subdued recovery (eventually double-dip), and weak...
High charges, cheap flights. -- How high barriers... →
Several airlines now charge a flat fee transaction charge per person, per flight, when customers pay by debit or credit card. It can add up to a substantial part of the overall cost. You might think, as information transportation becomes cheaper over time through higher efficiencies and effectiveness of technology (computation and processing cost included), that companies can lower the price...
The Economic Advantage of Information -- The... →
British Computer Society (BCS), reckons only 20 per cent of the UK population are “information-savvy citizens”. BCS president Elizabeth Sparrow said: “Unless all members of society are made aware of how they can access and use information in their daily lives, the significant proportion of Britons who are failing to realise the benefits of information technology will persist....
Nothing gets you more focused on solving a problem than actually having that...– Jason F. (37signals) November 16 2009.
Underwater and Not Walking Away: Shame, Fear and... →
The later part of the Abstract puts it so well. We could call it - asymmetrical handling of the financial crisis, too. Abstract: Despite reports that homeowners are increasingly “walking away” from their mortgages, most homeowners continue to make their payments even when they are significantly underwater. This article suggests that most homeowners choose not to strategically default as a...
We need: A programmable Twitter client
rsscloud: Every few weeks Scoble and I have an hour-plus conversation about what’s on each of our minds. The last few years it’s been all about Twitter of course, just like everyone else (or so it seems). Lately our conversations have been ending up in the same dead-end. Seems all good ideas begin and end with a phrase like: Of course they’ll never do it. The “they” in the conversation is...
My short take on 'Bestcovery | Expert Reviews &... →
Bestcovery is the fastest and easiest way to find the best of everything in one place. We’ve taken the pain out of the shopping process by answering a single question: “What is the best product or service for your specific need?” Whether you’re looking for the best netbook, best LCD TV, best MP3 player or best digital SLR camera, our experts have the answer. Ok, we (consumers) have now...
A blogger is someone who takes matters into his or her own hands. Someone who...– Dave Winer on Scripting News.com (November 22, 2009) Here is a great follow-up on this. The NBB - Natural Born Blogger definition.
[T]here is no such thing as the future, only multiple futures of varying degrees...– Niall Ferguson
BBC iPlayers Success In Numbers (via @thenextweb) →
There is one problem with the BBC iPlayer, it is well funded by its nation via TV licenses (~£134/yr per household). And this dirsturbes the overall picture comparing the service with YouTube, US network cable offerings, Hulu, and other ambitious forms to make the transition from traditional TV (via satellite dish or cable subscription) to ‘Internet TV’.
Gold provides a refuge, a store of wealth for private citizens (and central...– Guest Post: Gold Is Rallying Because… « naked capitalism Gold, “a historic flight to safety that began in the developing world, but is gaining momentum as the global dollar regime falters.”
We reached the end of the financial alphabet: ZIRP →
From ARM (Adjustable rate mortgage) to ZIRP (Zero interest rate policy). Got hungry? Here is more of the financial alphabet. PS: Maybe ZIRP brings the Armageddon.
The things in the newspaper world, media (conglomerates), and an associated...
41% of all [US] corporate profits in 2007 were generated in the financial sector...– CFO in focus: Looking forward | The Economist
The Great Unravelling (Dubai Edition) →
Many have given their erudite opinion on the possibilities of a prolonged and sluggish recovery. Now Dubai (nobody had them on their cards, everyone thought East Europe would be one of the first big losses /sovereign debt) and its associated construction boom is likely to put a deep dent into many banks balance sheets. Thus less likely to lend out money to productive investments in the economy,...
The Vanishing Youth Nutrient (about Omega-3) →
Science writer Susan Allport unravels why the disappearance of omega-3s from our diet may be responsible for the epidemics of obesity, heart disease, cancer. Oh, and wrinkles, too. Book: The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them
Visuals -- Google Flu Trends →
[C]ertain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity.
Current.tv --> Porn 2.0 -- Vanguard correspondent... →
Viewers discretion advised. Adult material.
Chart of the Day - Gold up -- Dollar down →
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-11-22) →
Keane (7) Le Sport (3) The Whip (3) Thieves Like Us (3) Datarock (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
[Mobile] Operators have a huge vested interest in unlocking WiFi access points....– Mobile Opportunity: The mobile data apocalypse, and what it means to you (via rafer)
SSRN-Valuing Young, Start-Up and Growth Companies:... →
In this paper, we examine how best to value young companies. We use a combination of data on more mature companies in the business and the company’s own characteristics to forecast revenues, earnings and cash flows. We also establish processes for estimating discount rates for private capital and for adjusting the value today for the possibility of failure. In the process, we argue that the...
Credit Cards: Personal finance excellence is now a... →
When was the last time you saw an advert that so much people can’t read/write (illliterate), or read the news how many are without a job or without a proper education (college dropouts). But you never read or see an advert, how many people do not know about their terms and conditions of their bank account(s) or credit card(s). Well, recently this has come up because of the economic...
We are in an age of society where we make a job or...
Energy Investments In The World | zero hedge.com →
— More here: We are running out of oil - FAST!
Leaked Video: Swyping Versus iPhone Typing. (Swype... →
Katrina court win paves way for billion-dollar... →
We think about things differently when we are trying to invent something,...– Tom Rosenstiel (during www.futureofnews.org)
Move fast, be bold, focus on impact and long term. [When you have such an...– Mark Zuckerberg Sep. 2009 (here)
'Needles, Pliers, a Blunt Saw': Rammstein Album... →
Rammstein has reached its goal. The band’s best-selling new album “Liebe ist für alle da” (“Love is There for Everyone”) has been taken off German shelves after offending government censors — a first for the bad boys of German rock. The government agency initially banned the video clip for the first single, “Pussy,” a porn video that appears to...
Like the idea of "Plato’s Forms" - Dialogue... →
Hope that they don’t copy the press release. Seriously.
The old paradigm of growth generation based on households in the US is dead.– Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Payback Time! The US Debt Bomb. (NYTimes) →
The potential for rapidly escalating interest payouts is just one of the wrenching challenges facing the United States after decades of living beyond its means. The White House estimates that the government will have to borrow about $3.5 trillion more over the next three years. On top of that, the Treasury has to refinance, or roll over, a huge amount of short-term debt that was issued during...
We want independence We are gonna give the world some of this The thing is a...– Lady Gaga - Electric Kiss (excerpt)
Data(mining) is the future of advertising and...
We want to be the world’s most influential news organization,– Andrew Lack (62) from Bloomberg. Oversees Bloomberg’s television, radio and dot-com endeavors. I say, FAIL. The statement. Its strategy to expand is correct, but the message is wrong. For newspapers just the right quote to pitch the article and make things more interesting than just an expansion.
Video: A Conversation With Twitter COO Dick... →
In case Twitter really puts advertising into my stream, even when it is relevant to my last tweet, or whom I follow, or where I am, or what I am doing/tweeting about. Then I am really dissapointed. Isn’t a B2B realtionship and a floating premium model (analytics, archive, visuals, et cetera) enough? Advertising in the way mentioned above is just a blunt tool. Where are the numbers? But I...
Patient trapped in a 23-year 'coma' was conscious... →