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The digital-currency revolution

January 29th, 2015 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

Bitcoin represents the future of money and global finance, despite all of it’s growing pains.

Bill Gates wants to tackle mobile banking without bitcoin

January 27th, 2015 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

Bill and Melinda Gates have a pretty substantial to-do list.  In the Gates Foundation annual letter, they have outlined their long-term, 15 year goals for the challenges they wish to solve.  

Facebook: $227B global economic impact from 1.35B users

January 22nd, 2015 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

According to a new report commissioned by Facebook and conducted by Deloitte, the social networking site had a global economic impact of $227 billion and indirectly created 4.5 million jobs in 2014. 

Infographics from Movehub show the cost of living from around the world

January 20th, 2015 at 6:33 pm » Comments Off

  Movehub, a website designed to help make moving abroad easier, has compiled data from online database Numbeo, is presenting in a series of infographics that show cost of living from countries all around the world.

$43.3 billion invested by VCs in 2014, most since 2000

January 19th, 2015 at 1:09 pm » Comments Off

2014 was the best year for venture capital investments since 2000, with $43.3 billion invested.

Employment trends for 2015

January 18th, 2015 at 4:48 pm » Comments Off

CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast has 36 percent of employers expecting to add full-time, permanent positions in 2015.  This year’s outlook is up 24 percent from last year and the best since 2006.

11 million jobs and $3.3 trillion in revenue created by mobile technologies

January 16th, 2015 at 5:52 pm » Comments Off

Mobile tech generated $3.3 trillion in revenue in 2014 Mobile technology has had a great impact on the global economy, and a new report is showing us just how big that impact actually is.  According to a report by The Boston Consulting Group, mobile technology generated $3.3 trillion in revenue in 2014.

Should coding schools have free enrollment under Obama’s new free community college initiative?

January 15th, 2015 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

If the fundamental premise of President Obama’s new initiative to make community college free is to open up career and life opportunities for the nation’s young — especially those from underprivileged backgrounds — then the federal government should also be thinking of ways to cover the tuition costs of individuals attending coding boot camps. Instead […]

Bitcoin is now Tax Deductible

January 13th, 2015 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year, but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation.

Millennials and the Potential Fall of American Cities

January 9th, 2015 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

Three seismic shifts, in housing, transportation and employment, deserve blame for the fall of the American city. Suburbs and highways, it seems, are always at the center of the conversation. The decentralization of jobs isn’t as easy to see; it has no well-worn symbol, like the green fields of subdivisions or the canyons of urban […]

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