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Special report: Our plastic planet

June 30th, 2019 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

  We have sipped, packaged and played our way into a global plastics crisis. Why it matters: Activist consumer groups are pushing for less use, and to some extent, less production, while industry aims for increased recycling. The big picture: Plastics demand is projected to only increase — and the footprint of plastic pollution with […]

Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

June 28th, 2019 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

The number of British people who own a second home, buy-to-let or overseas property has doubled since 2001, says think tank the Resolution Foundation. While the number of millennials who own a home continues to fall, one in 10 people now own an additional property. Just 37% of people born in the 1980s managed to […]

Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

June 25th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Mary Meeker, Code 2019/Recode It’s the holiday season for data nerds: That is, Mary Meeker is delivering her annual Internet Trends Report — the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley — again at Code Conference 2019. The general partner at venture capital firm Bond Capital delivered a rapid-fire 333-page slideshow that looked back […]

Most Americans agree that this is the age that living at home becomes embarrassing

June 25th, 2019 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

A survey conducted on more than 3,000 Americans, by TD Ameritrade, examines how every generation views boomeranging back to the nest after college.  According to a new survey conducted by Zillow, 14.4 million Millennials (people between the ages of 23 and 38) currently live at home with their parents. This is a staggering 21% of […]

Why Blockchain is Hard

June 24th, 2019 at 5:47 am » Comments Off

The hype around blockchain is massive. To hear the blockchain hype train tell it, blockchain will now: Solve income inequality Make all data secure forever Make everything much more efficient and trustless Save dying babies What the heck is a blockchain, anyway? And can it really do all these things? Can blockchain bring something amazing […]

Are certificates more valuable than college degrees?