Monthly Archives: October 2011

Saying goodbye to your bank

                      By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times October 30, 2011 Thinking of breaking up with your big bank? You’re not alone. Bank of America’s recent move to slap customers

Saying goodbye to your bank

                      By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times October 30, 2011 Thinking of breaking up with your big bank? You’re not alone. Bank of America’s recent move to slap customers

No, QR Codes Aren’t Dead. They’re Just Used Badly

It’s a lot of fun to call things “dead,” and plenty of people are saying that about QR codes. But QR codes are very much alive as the stats below demonstrate. What really should die aren’t QR codes but the

No, QR Codes Aren’t Dead. They’re Just Used Badly

It’s a lot of fun to call things “dead,” and plenty of people are saying that about QR codes. But QR codes are very much alive as the stats below demonstrate. What really should die aren’t QR codes but the

The all-telling eye

Webcams can now spot which ads catch your gaze, read your mood and check your vital signs IMAGINE browsing a website when a saucy ad for lingerie catches your eye. You don’t click on it, merely smile and go to

The all-telling eye

Webcams can now spot which ads catch your gaze, read your mood and check your vital signs IMAGINE browsing a website when a saucy ad for lingerie catches your eye. You don’t click on it, merely smile and go to

Apple Is Building iTV Prototypes, And You Can Probably Expect A 50″ iTV By Late Next Year

You can probably expect to be able to buy a TV made by Apple in late 2012 or early 2013., according to the most widely trusted Apple analyst in the industry, Piper’s Gene Munster. We’re guessing this TV will be

Apple Is Building iTV Prototypes, And You Can Probably Expect A 50″ iTV By Late Next Year

You can probably expect to be able to buy a TV made by Apple in late 2012 or early 2013., according to the most widely trusted Apple analyst in the industry, Piper’s Gene Munster. We’re guessing this TV will be

The world’s population will reach 7 billion at the end of October. Don’t panic

IN 1950 the whole population of the earth—2.5 billion—could have squeezed, shoulder to shoulder, onto the Isle of Wight, a 381-square-kilometre rock off southern England. By 1968 John Brunner, a British novelist, observed that the earth’s people—by then 3.5 billion—would

The world’s population will reach 7 billion at the end of October. Don’t panic

IN 1950 the whole population of the earth—2.5 billion—could have squeezed, shoulder to shoulder, onto the Isle of Wight, a 381-square-kilometre rock off southern England. By 1968 John Brunner, a British novelist, observed that the earth’s people—by then 3.5 billion—would

Part 4: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 4. A year after Nassim Taleb came to visit him, Victor Niederhoffer blew up. He sold a very large number of options on the S. & P. index, taking millions of dollars from other

Part 4: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 4. A year after Nassim Taleb came to visit him, Victor Niederhoffer blew up. He sold a very large number of options on the S. & P. index, taking millions of dollars from other

Qaddafi Was Worth More Than $200 Billion — By Far The Richest Person In The World

New estimates of the former leader’s assets — more than $200 billion — are called ‘staggering.’ If they prove true, he would rank among the world’s most rapacious leaders. By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times October 21, 2011, 6:53 p.m.

Qaddafi Was Worth More Than $200 Billion — By Far The Richest Person In The World

New estimates of the former leader’s assets — more than $200 billion — are called ‘staggering.’ If they prove true, he would rank among the world’s most rapacious leaders. By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times October 21, 2011, 6:53 p.m.

Part 3: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 3. Years ago, Nassim Taleb worked at the investment bank First Boston, and one of the things that puzzled him was what he saw as the mindless industry of the trading floor. A trader

Part 3: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 3. Years ago, Nassim Taleb worked at the investment bank First Boston, and one of the things that puzzled him was what he saw as the mindless industry of the trading floor. A trader

What Google+ Brand Pages Could Look Like [PICS]

A few weeks ago, Mashable contacted some ad agencies and asked them to imaginehow brand pages on could change in light of that platform’s planned redesign. Just as Facebook was announcing its tweaks, though, Google was on track to add

What Google+ Brand Pages Could Look Like [PICS]

A few weeks ago, Mashable contacted some ad agencies and asked them to imaginehow brand pages on could change in light of that platform’s planned redesign. Just as Facebook was announcing its tweaks, though, Google was on track to add

Google Create Never-Ending 3D Spiral Bookshelf For Chrome

As part of its web experiments for Chrome, Google’s Data Arts Team in San Francisco have created a never ending spiral book case for Google Books. The Bookshelf features over 10,000 books from Google Books’ vast collection, all of which

Google Create Never-Ending 3D Spiral Bookshelf For Chrome

As part of its web experiments for Chrome, Google’s Data Arts Team in San Francisco have created a never ending spiral book case for Google Books. The Bookshelf features over 10,000 books from Google Books’ vast collection, all of which