Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

DaVinci Coders
August 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am

China to invest $16.3 B in electric cars

byd-electric-car

Electric vehicles will yield big environmental improvements in China.

China is supposedly about to invest a hundred billion yuan (equivalent to about 16.3 billion US dollars at today’s exchange rate) into electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them, like public charging stations, according to “two people familiar with the matter”, says Bloomberg.

 

 

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
August 27th, 2014 at 10:01 am

Are robots people, too?

Robots

“When we create our future, we recreate ourselves.”

“Humans Need Not Apply,” a new online video about automation says, “this is an economic revolution.” The premise of the video is that human work will soon be all but obsolete. “You may think we’ve been here before, but we haven’t,” says CGP Grey, the video’s creator. “This time is different.” The video has gone viral, with nearly two million YouTube views in one week. But is it true?

 

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
August 19th, 2014 at 11:21 am

Why America’s economy stinks: Because business owners are greedier than ever

gdp growth

GDP growth

The is growth of the U.S. economy still so slow and weak? One reason is that average American consumers account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy and they are still strapped.

 

 

Continue Reading »

IL-Header-Communicating-with-the-Future

comments Comments Off
August 15th, 2014 at 8:55 am

Public libraries are shoving books aside to create community-centered coworking spaces

library 2

Dozens of reading rooms have been reincarnated as de facto coworking spaces.

By Anita Hamilton: Jonathan Marino has just arrived at his tech startup in D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood at 9:45 on a Monday morning. Marino is a 30-year-old director of content for Map Story which aims to be the Wikipedia of interactive maps. He greets his two interns with a huge smile, joins them at an open table tucked inside a glass-walled pod, and fires up his laptop. Hunched over their computers, the group looks like any other early-stage startup, with one key distinction–their “office” is merely a meeting area inside Washington, D.C.’s main public library.

 

 

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
August 8th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Does internet privacy come at a premium?

internet_privacy

Would you pay for online privacy?

Once we went online the concept of privacy changed. What was once private personal information has now been twisted and altered by the digital age, like so many analog and now antiquated concepts before it.

 

 

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
August 7th, 2014 at 11:40 am

Map shows the wealthiest person in each state

richest person in each state

The real estate blog Movoto shows the net worth of the richest resident in each U.S. state on this interactive map. Darker shades of blue reflect those at the richest end of the wealth spectrum, while darker shades of red reflect those at the lower end. As you can see in the map, there’s a wide gulf between the fortunes of America’s richest.

 

 

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
August 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 am

American travelers are giving up on loyalty programs

travelers

Travelers are refusing to play the loyalty-program game.

American travelers, particularly air travelers, are saying “Enough!” after years of putting up with blackout dates, broken promises and bait-and-switch games.

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
August 1st, 2014 at 8:26 am

Top 5 things everyone needs to know about the future of math

math

Yesterday’s math class won’t prepare you for tomorrow’s jobs.

Math is changing, at least in the way we use math in the context of our daily lives. The way you learned math will not prepare your children with the mathematical skills they need in the 21st Century.

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
July 23rd, 2014 at 8:12 am

Job growth is faster in states that raised minimum wage

minimum wage

The 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not.

The Department of Labor released new data that suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.

 

 

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
July 22nd, 2014 at 10:12 am

Blue Cross makes a $65B bet on value-based medical care

value based care

The traditional fee-for-service approach to medicine that can lead to overtreatment and unnecessary medical tests and procedures.

The country’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans say they are spending more than $65 billion annually, about 20 percent of the medical claim dollars they pay, on “value-based” care that rewards better outcomes and keeps patients healthy. This is the latest blow to fee-for-service medicine.

 

 

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
DaVinci Coders