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February 4th, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other energy sector

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Solar isn’t just the way to go for our power needs, but it’s the way to go for jobs as well. The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the number of solar jobs has surpassed the number of coal mining jobs. This is a hopeful sign for both alternative energy and job growth.

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December 28th, 2014 at 8:24 am

PayPal, Bitcoin, and the future of digital currency adoption

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PayPal announced several partnerships, recently, aimed towards enabling certain PayPal merchants to be able to accept bitcoin as a form of payment from their customers. This was a significant announcement on multiple fronts as many had wondered if and what PayPal’s foray into the cryptocurrency space would be.

 

 

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December 27th, 2014 at 9:56 am

Top 10 Articles on ImpactLab.net

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The articles posted on the Impact Lab represent an unusual mix, all of which are oriented around future trends, future thinking, or recent innovations that may more may not alter the course of history.

With that in mind, here are the posts that caught most people’s attention over 2014.

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December 10th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and Why it will Never Happen

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Futurist Thomas Frey: I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.

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December 6th, 2014 at 8:46 am

Egg freezing growing in popularity, but the choice leaves no guarantees

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Among urban women in their 30s, freezing is trending.

Tiffany Angelo gave herself a few months to grieve after the abrupt end of her marriage. Then she moved on. Not to the next romance, but to something she could plan for: the children she deeply desired and would still have. With or without her ex.

 

 

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December 5th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Here are the highest paying programming languages ranked by salary

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There are some languages and skill sets that are more valuable than others.

One of the most lucrative industries in the U.S. is computer programming. The average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high as it approaches $100,000.

 

 

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December 5th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Home energy storage market set to grow 10 times over by 2018

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Costs for home energy storage are dropping fast.

A few years ago, most people didn’t have any idea the home solar PV market would grow so fast. But it has, and there’s no stopping its momentum now. Similarly, there aren’t many people that realize how fast the home storage market is going to grow.

 

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December 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

The big 5 internet companies doubling in three years on a trillion dollar base

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By John Batelle: From time to time I have tracked what I call the “Internet Big Five” – the key platform technology companies that are driving the Internet economy. Nearly three years ago I wrote the first of this series – The Internet Big Five. I identified Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook as the “big five,” and compared their relative strengths in financials, consumer reach, and technology strengths. Some of the metrics were admittedly subjective – ranking relative offerings in “engagement” and “data,” for example.

 

 

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December 1st, 2014 at 10:28 am

App developers giving up on Google Glass before it even launches

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Nine of the 16 app Glass app makers admitted they’d abandoned their efforts.

A little over a year and a half ago, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he found having to talk to Google Glass out loud “the weirdest thing” and admitted that there would be “places where Google Glass are inappropriate.” The average person could have told Google this long before they spent millions developing Google Glass.

 

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November 27th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Is Tilt the future of crowdfunding?

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Tilt is a platform for people to receive money from a group of friends or colleagues.

Reports of the crowdfunding revolution have been greatly exaggerated.James Beshara, chief executive of a crowdfunding company, acknowledges that the crowdfunding revolution has been greatly exaggerated. “The amount of attention it gets far outweighs the number of people using it,” he says. (Video)

 

 

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