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Mobile video viewing increased 719% between 2011 and 2013: Ooyala

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

Mobile viewership will double by end of 2015. TV isn’t just a box in the living room anymore, it also includes smartphones and tablets. A new report from video services company Ooyala provides more evidence of that trend. By analyzing viewing data from 200 million people, the Global Video Index report found mobile and tablet viewing […]



6 key trends that are accelerating the adoption of technology in higher education

February 11th, 2014 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

There is a shift from students as consumers to students as creators On February 3, 2014, the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, officially launched. The report aims to examine emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching and learning within higher education settings.    



The decline of reading in America

January 24th, 2014 at 10:59 am » Comments Off

The American bookworm is a rarer species than two or three decades ago. Nearly a quarter of American adults had not read a single book in the past year, according to to a report from the Pew Research Center last week. As in, they hadn’t cracked a paperback, fired up a Kindle, or even hit […]



Mobile penetration in Africa hits 80% and is still growing

December 5th, 2013 at 1:27 pm » Comments Off

Mobile penetration in Africa is still growing at 4.2 percent annually. People tend to have certain paradigms about the “developed world” and the “developing world.” Including, of course, media-fed images of Africa as a place of almost irredeemable poverty, deprivation, and pain. Many of our paradigms are, of course, illusions.    



Natural gas is set to be the next big energy trend

November 26th, 2013 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

Global consumption of natural gas will rival the use of coal and steal the market share from oil on the world market. The “next defining energy trend” is poised to be natural gas as it increasingly becomes a primary global energy source, according to a report released today by GE.    



The Internet of Things could lead the U.S. economy out of a ‘slow-growth rut’

September 16th, 2013 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

The report describes how technological innovation, particularly as it relates to the Internet of Everything (IoE), could lead America’s economy out of a “slow-growth rut.” The Internet of Things could be just what the U.S. economy needs. The Progressive Policy Institute released a report today titled “Can the Internet of Everything bring back the High-Growth Economy?” […]



The most densely-packed startup areas in the U.S.

August 16th, 2013 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Brad Feld, the investor-turned-author who co-founded Techstars in Boulder, Colorado in 2006, stated on his website three years ago that Colorado might have the highest “entrepreneurial density” in the entire country.      



What holds women back from entrepreneurship?

August 9th, 2013 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Fear of failure and lack of self confidence holds women from entrepreneurship. One reason there are significantly fewer women entrepreneurs than men entrepreneurs is because women often don’t think they are capable of launching their own businesses, according to a new report released by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Women’s Report.    



The cost of pollution in India: $80 billion a year

July 19th, 2013 at 8:28 am » Comments Off

Air pollution in India The World Bank has released a report that says pollution and other environmental degradation costs India $80 billion a year, nearly six percent of gross domestic product.  



Where do the world’s poorest people live?

April 22nd, 2013 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

According to new estimates released last week by the World Bank, the world’s poorest people are now concentrated most heavily in Sub-Saharan Africa after China’s huge leap in pulling its citizens out of extreme poverty in recent decades.    



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