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October 31st, 2014 at 11:30 am

Online competency-based education is going to revolutionize the workforce, not MOOCs

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We already know that recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don’t communicate much about a candidate’s potential and fit, but now data is confirming this. Employers need to know what a student knows and can do.

 

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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 11:30 am

Is it better to rent or buy a home? Comparing the monthly costs

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Renting vs. owning

Ever since the financial crisis left many Americans in dire financial straits, the debate over renting versus buying a home has heated up. American households’ spending on housing is on average 33% of their annual expenses, but until recently we didn’t have data to show the differences in costs between monthly mortgage payments versus rent.

 

 

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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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October 18th, 2014 at 8:31 am

1 in 4 Millennials trust ‘no one’ when it comes to advice about money

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39 percent of millennials worry about their financial future at least once a week or more.

When it comes to information about financial matters, about a third of millennials trust their parents most, but nearly one in four say they trust “no one” when it comes to advice about money, according to Fidelity Investments.

 

 

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October 17th, 2014 at 10:09 am

Teens in the U.S. abandon Facebook and cling to iPhones: Study

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73 percent of teens expect their next smartphone to be the iPhone.

Created by Piper Jaffray, the ‘Taking Stock With Teens’ study from the spring of 2014, has been followed by the Fall 2014 edition of the study that was published last week with a particularly harsh outlook for social networking giant Facebook. When teens were asked what social network they typically use, only 45 percent responded with Facebook. That’s down from 72 percent responding Facebook just six months ago.

 

 

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October 17th, 2014 at 9:37 am

New study reveals big data analytics adoption imperative for global organizations

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The Industrial Internet has the potential to drive trillions of dollars in new services and overall growth.

 A new study from GE and Accenture, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy. However, less than 29 percent of the 250 executives surveyed for the study are using big data across their company for predictive analytics or to optimize their business.
 

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October 16th, 2014 at 9:45 am

Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2015

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2015 trends are focused on merging the real world with the virtual one.

The Internet of Things, and everything that’s part of its universe, including smart machines, pervasive analytics and 3D printing, are on annual list of strategic technologies for the year ahead presented by Gartner analyst David Cearley at the firm’s annual Symposium/ITxpo.

 

 

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October 15th, 2014 at 11:22 am

What sharing-economy startups know that you don’t

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What goes on behind the scenes that the general public or entrepreneurs don’t see?

Whatever you want to call “the sharing economy” or “marketplace startups,” peer-to-peer marketplaces continue to gain popularity, with a flurry of startups growing rapidly to keep up with all of this “on-demand” demand.

 

 

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