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September 7th, 2014 at 8:37 am

Views for the top 100 YouTube channels have grown by 80.5% in the past year

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YouTube’s  biggest star PewDiePie’s gaming videos were watched 439m times in July 2014 alone.

There are more than 1 billion viewers a month on YouTube. They watch 6bn hours of video, with nearly 40% of it watched on mobile devices. Its top channels are taking advantage.

 

 

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September 5th, 2014 at 9:46 am

Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course

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The beauty of the on-demand MOOC format is that the student is in the driver’s seat.

Elliott Masie: After 30 years in a corporate learning setting, I wanted to try something different. So, I decided to experiment in the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs), knowing I could share my passion of big data and learning with an even larger audience (after all, the “M” in MOOC stands for “massive”).

 

 

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August 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am

China to invest $16.3 B in electric cars

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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.

 

 

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August 27th, 2014 at 10:01 am

Are robots people, too?

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“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?

 

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August 19th, 2014 at 11:21 am

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

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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.

 

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:55 am

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

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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.

 

 

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August 8th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Does internet privacy come at a premium?

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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.

 

 

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August 7th, 2014 at 11:40 am

Map shows the wealthiest person in each state

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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.

 

 

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August 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 am

American travelers are giving up on loyalty programs

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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.

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August 1st, 2014 at 8:26 am

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

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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.

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