December 14, 2009
Over the last few days, I started noticing an increase in iPhone 3GS advertisements on the streets. Popping up everywhere, on bus stop routes, sides of buildings. Some have lights connected and are lit up all night.
September 20, 2009
More Photos From the Boston Globe:
September 15, 2009
"This document identifies Google's capabilities in these areas, highlights our planned and existing tools, lays out our vision for what this ecosystem might look like, and hopefully opens the door to more detailed discussions with the NAA and individual publishers"
September 13, 2009
5 PHOTOS: District 9 DVD Selling in China for $1.46
September 12, 2009
Thanks to www.care.org for this 140 page report:
Microfinance in Africa: Bringing Financial Services to Africa’s Poor, finds that simple Village Savings and Loan Associations – run primarily by poor women with no outside capital investment – successfully weathered the financial crisis while providing loans to many of Africa’s poorest people. The report tells of women – many living on less than $2 a day – who pooled a few pennies and made small loans to help people start small businesses.
Microfinance: Has The Revolution Bypassed Africa?
September 9, 2009
From: the National Bureau of Economic Research, by J. Vernon Henderson, Adam Storeygard, David N. Weil
"as people get richer, they have the money to spend on light and demand more light," adding, "We also know that when they get rich enough, they demand infrastructure for electricity, not just for lights but for televisions, radios, refrigerators, and whatnot. So we see that as people get richer they do more activities at night, they drive at night, they get street lights and so on."
"In all these different ways the amount of light that people consume is an indicator of how wealthy people are" David Weil says
August 31, 2009
Thank you to Faculty Focus for this great survey! "The survey asked college and university faculty about their familiarity and use of the micro-blogging service, if any, as well as whether they expect their Twitter use to increase or decrease in the future"
August 28, 2009
Photos and some specifications of a fake Apple iphone. Translated from Chinese to English. This clone was made for the China market.
Apple iphone Clone "iorgane" China Translated by: weirdchina.com http://twitter.com/weirdchina
August 23, 2009
August 22, 2009
How many minutes does it take to earn the price of a Big Mac OR How Long You Have to Work to Earn Your Burger
THE ECONOMIST: The size of your paycheck may be important, but so is its purchasing power. a UBS report published this week offers a guide to how long it takes a worker on the average net wage to earn the price of a Big Mac in 73 cities.
July 17, 2009
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