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January 22nd, 2015 at 12:43 pm

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

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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.  Continue Reading »

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January 20th, 2015 at 8:29 pm

The next industrial revolution

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BMW workers use 3D printed protective wear

The designer leggings manufacturer, Bombsheller, based in Seattle, Washington, claims to be the world’s first fully-programmable clothes factory.   Continue Reading »

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January 19th, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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

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

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January 16th, 2015 at 5:52 pm

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

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.

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December 23rd, 2014 at 8:54 am

The Rise of Technological Unemployment

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A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published.

Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least as old as the Luddites, there are signs that this time may really be different. The technological breakthroughs of recent years — allowing machines to mimic the human mind — are enabling machines to do knowledge jobs and service jobs, in addition to factory and clerical work.

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November 25th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

The video game industry is growing 4 times faster than the U.S. economy

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An Electronic Arts employee works on a character for “MySims.”

The U.S. economy is on the upswing. Unemployment is down to 5.8 percent, and we’re adding hundreds of thousands of new jobs every months — and the video game industry is partially responsible for that.

 

 

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October 24th, 2014 at 8:18 am

25 signs that the global economy is broken and obsolete

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By Adam Riva: The global economy and any form of government that utilizes it are inherently obsolete and structurally unsound. They cannot be “fixed” because their very underpinning is a mishmash of competition, hierarchy, fractional reserve banking, and fiat currency – all operating under scarcity, coercion, inequality, and varying forms and degrees of economic slavery. We must stop trying to patch the tire and replace it altogether. We are long overdue for a true revolution in the monetary sector of society.

 

 

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October 22nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Why this is the best moment in history to be born in 23 charts

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There seems to be bad news everywhere you look these days. Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Between Ebola, climate change, Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, and the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria.

 

 

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October 21st, 2014 at 10:23 am

The state of investments around the world: Charts

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In terms of balanced growth, the US is the strongest economy in the world right now.

Here are a few charts that show the state of investment around the world. The data, taken from FRED, shows the percentage change in trailing twelve month real gross fixed capital formation from 1Q 2000 levels.

 

 

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September 23rd, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Building the next generation of smart cities

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Smart cites tap into technology and social experiments.

Cities are becoming the focal point for policy and investment activities that drive economic growth and build more resilient social structures to address disasters, climate change, and healthcare. The ongoing financial crisis has prompted city managers globally to think about ways to achieve greater efficiencies and compete against other cities and regions for talent and business.

 

 

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