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Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom?
Click on a country name to see who they owe Europe is struggling to find a way out of the eurozone crisis amid mounting debts, stalling growth and widespread market jitters. After Greece, Ireland, and Portugal were forced to seek bail-outs, Italy - approaching an unaffordable cost of borrowing - has been the latest focus of concern.
The Persistence of the Innovator's Dilemma
In 1995, a young Harvard Business School Professor co-authored an article in Harvard Business Review, "Disruptive Technology: Catching the Wave." He and his co-author proposed a new causal mechanism that explained the surprising failure of highly-regarded companies.
WSJ To Run E-Book Bestseller Lists Powered By Nielsen BookScan
With e-books now making up about 20 percent of sales for many big publishers, it’s essential for bestseller lists to include them in order to give an accurate picture of what is selling. The Wall Street Journal will start running e-book bestseller lists starting this weekend, following a move by the New York Times (NYSE: NYT) earlier this year and USA Today in 2009.
Epeus' epigone: Fear of the new - the Internet, Tea, and MapReduce
Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6 said : “Al-Qa’eda has prospered and as it were regrouped largely because of the energy and effort it has put into its propaganda, largely through the internet.” Sir Richard added that the internet had become the main channel for “radicalisation” and coordination between al-Qa’eda cells.
Comic Books as Journalism: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction
An unusual summer reading roundup of books that blend meaty subject matter with engaging visual storytelling Who doesn't love comic books? While infographics may be trendy today (and photography perennially sexy), there's just something special about the work of the human hand.
The Facebook IPO: billion-user ambition at a $100bn price
Mark Zuckerberg's phenomenally successful enterprise - in effect, a wholly-owned internet - now faces hard business facts All right, maybe the great recession and near financial apocalypse can compete for significance on a world-historical basis over the last few years with the rise of Facebook.
What it's like at CES - Boing Boing
By Rob Beschizza at 10:54 am Tuesday, Jan 24 A bunch of people sit and stand around at CES. Photo: REUTERS/Rick Wilking This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was dull, giving reporters at the show time to write interesting offbeat coverage.
Best statistics question ever
By way of Raymond Johnson, the best statistics multiple choice question ever written on a chalkboard. Try not to think too hard. [via]
Difference Engine: Volt farce
Dec 8th 2011, 7:15 by N.V. | LOS ANGELES FOR General Motors, a good deal of the company's recovery from its brush with bankruptcy is riding on the Chevrolet Volt (Opel or Vauxhall Ampera in Europe), its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle launched a year ago.
All-Edge Sicilian-Style Pizza
By Rusty Blazenhoff on January 27, 2012 By simply using one of those all-edge brownie pans, Adam Kuban at Slice, the pizza-centric blog at Serious Eats, has created a mighty fine all-edge sicilian-style pizza. Abbondanza! You've seen the all-edge brownie pan, right? The first time I saw it, one thought popped into my twisted mind: "F*** brownies.
Locus Online – posts from Locus Magazine » 2011 Recommended Reading List
This recommended reading list, published in Locus Magazine's February 2012 issue, is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers - Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, Faren C. Miller, Russell Letson, Paul Witcover, Graham Sleight, Carolyn Cushman, Adrienne Martini, Tim Pratt, and Karen Haber, and, for short fiction, Jonathan Strahan, Ellen Datlow, Gardner Dozois, David G.
Baidu Has A Killer Quarter. It’s Good To Be A Monopoly
Congratulations to Baidu ($BIDU) on an excellent quarter and good guidance. From the earnings release: Total revenues in the third quarter of 2011 were RMB4.175 billion ($654.7 million), an 85.1% increase from the corresponding period in 2010. Operating profit in the third quarter of 2011 was RMB2.226 billion ($349.1 million), an 88.5% increase from the corresponding period in 2010.
DailyTech - Chevrolet Volt Has Best-Ever Sales Month in October
Chevrolet Volt (Source: auto-car-news.com) Nissan Leaf (Source: japanesesportcars.com) The Volt even surpassed the Nissan Leaf in October sales, but the Leaf is ahead for the year overall General Motors Co. has announced October as the best-ever sales month for its extended-range electric Chevrolet Volt, which has been struggling to beat 2011 sales targets as well as Nissan Leaf sales.
Privacy and Big Data
Much of what constitutes Big Data is information about us. Through our online activities, we leave an easy-to-follow trail of digital footprints that reveal who we are, what we buy, where we go, and much more. This eye-opening book explores the ragin...
Gestural Interfaces - Technology Review
Controlling computers with our bodies Determining depth: PrimeSense's sensor determines depth by combining a number of techniques, including structured light, where an infrared pattern (red lines) is projected onto objects. How the pattern is distorted gives information about distances. The illustrated example here is an interactive airport information display (gray box), below is the depth sensor (blue box).
Nielsen Estimates Number of U.S. Television Homes to be 114.7 Million | Nielsen Wire
The Nielsen Company announced the 2012 Advance/Preliminary TV Household Universe Estimate (UE) is 114.7 million, down from 115.9 million in 2011. Marking the first integration of the 2010 Census counts, the 2012 UEs reflect an aging population, as Baby Boomers increasingly shift out of the 35-49 demographic, as well as greater ethnic diversity.
Crisis Continues at Nuclear Power Plants - Technology Review
Engineers struggle to keep reactors cool after explosions and radiation leaks. Two hydrogen related explosions have destroyed the secondary containment structures at two reactors at the Fukushima plant, and there have been reports of an explosive sound at a third location.
Q&A: Bill Gates - Technology Review
The cofounder of Microsoft talks energy, philanthropy, and management style. Jason Pontin, the editor in chief of Technology Review, spoke to the cofounder and chairman of Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at his offices in Kirkland, Washington, in July of 2010. This is the full transcript of their conversation.