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November 23rd, 2015 at 7:54 am

More Mexicans are leaving the U.S. than coming in: Study

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In a reversal of one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history, more Mexicans are leaving the United States than migrating into the country, according to a study published Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

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November 11th, 2015 at 5:24 pm

The 3D virtual world Second Life has a higher GDP than some countries

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Second Life, a 3D virtual world used to be hyped up as the future of internet communication.  But now Second Life is more commonly thought of as an example of overbaked optimism about what’s next in tech.

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September 23rd, 2015 at 6:24 pm

China is ‘financially out of control’ according to Citi’s chief economist

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Citigroup’s chief economist, Willem Buiter,  sees a storm brewing in China. He estimated that there is a 55 percent chance of a made-in-China global recession in the not too distant future, which he defines as a period of sub-2 percent global growth.

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September 3rd, 2015 at 11:40 am

Very cool data visualization will change how you look at the world economy

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HowMuch.net has come up with a very cool data visualization that’s a little bit unorthodox. The way it works is that it visualizes the entire world’s economic output as a circle. That circle is then subdivided into a bunch of blobs representing the economy of each major country. And then each country-blob is sliced into three chunks — one for manufacturing, one for services, and one for agriculture.

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August 14th, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Has digital technology created a new labor movement?

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The labor movement  in the U.S. is finally starting to go online. It was born from the shifting economic environment created by the Industrial Revolution—and we are, once again, at a technological turning point: this time, change is driven across transistors rather than by steam engines. Labor issues are as much in flux as any part of the economy, with Uber and other “on-demand economy” companies creating both new opportunities and new perils for workers. Workers’ rights are struggling to keep pace with technological progress.

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August 12th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Data visualization shows China’s economy is shrinking

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The economy in China is shrinking, and it’s happening faster than anyone expected, not even the country’s government.

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July 21st, 2015 at 6:25 pm

What $100 is worth in every state

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According to recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, you might consider moving to Mississippi or Arkansas, if you want the most bang for your buck.   Continue Reading »

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July 9th, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Most popular programming languages

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RedMonk has released their bi-annual programming language rankings.  Very little has changed in the process since Drew Conway and John Myles White’s original analysis late in 2010.

NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit davincicoders.com.

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July 7th, 2015 at 3:52 pm

The age of developer-defined infrastructure: The geek shall inherit the earth

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There have been articles about the primacy of software engineers over the past several years.  The fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their classmates and the average salary for a developer has risen dramatically over the past few years supports this reality.

NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit davincicoders.com.

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July 6th, 2015 at 11:33 am

The vaule of information is declining in our networked society

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According to a recent paper published in the Portuguese academic journal, OBS, the single most striking element explaining the difficulty in the discovery and implementation of new business models for the media in the digital age, is the declining value of information in the networked society.   Continue Reading »

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