When we’re designing [Web] pages, we tend to assume that users will scan...– MediaPost Publications Understanding Human Behavior: The Ultimate Job Skill 11/30/2010
Toyota Plans a Hybrid Strategy - Technology Review →
The lithium-ion battery technology for the Volt and Leaf has been tested in the lab, and briefly in cars on the road—but no one knows how it will perform over the life of the vehicles. And the success of the Prius has enabled Toyota to drive down costs with high-volume production. These factors have led J.D. Power to predict that hybrids will be more successful than electric vehicles, outselling...
As a novelist, Tolstoy was an unsurpassed observer. But he found that life...– Description Is Prescription - NYTimes.com — David Brooks OpEd 11/26/2010
New Report Outlines Causes of Market Distortions... →
“ETFs are radically changing the markets, to the point where they, and not the trading of the underlying securities, are effectively setting the prices of stocks of smaller capitalization companies, or the potential new growth companies of the future,” says Bradley. Adds Litan, “In the process, ETFs that once were an important low-cost way for investors to assemble diversified stock holdings are...
ETFs pose systemic risks? - FierceFinance →
“Consider commodity ETFs. There is a finite supply of commodities but the ETF industry touts itself as one that can scale to meet “unlimited” demand by creating new units on the fly. But that will bid up the price of underlying commodities, like, ahem, gold. This is pro-cyclical in the extreme. What happens when the bubble bursts? And then commodity ETF holders want out. That...
New Report Outlines Causes of Market Distortions... →
Numerous factors have been pointed to as contributing to the significant downward trend in IPOs over the past decade, some of which, like the higher regulatory costs of going and remaining public under the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, are widely agreed to as one of the main culprits. But, as Bradley, Kauffman’s chief investment officer, and Litan, Kauffman’s vice president of research and policy,...
Back then, in the early ’70s, Siegfried Engelmann led a...– The Root: Getting The Best Teaching Tools To Schools : NPR
The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and...– Warren Buffett Tells ABC Rich People Should Pay Higher Taxes - Bloomberg
I’ve got to say that the pace and frothiness of the market is extremely...– A VC: Pacing Yourself
…which is that your headline seems to be aimed at the VC/investment...– A VC: Pacing Yourself
MediaPost Publications Display Ad Impressions... →
Absolutlely astounding that Facebook already represents 25% of all Internet display avails…and Google is only 1/10th of this.
hese studies trigger a number of issues for us. For example, to what extent do...– Why Do We Chase Stars? — HBS Working Knowledge
Imagine if Mick Jagger responded to Keith Richards... →
Fantastic editorial imagining how Mick Jagger might respond to Keith Richards’ gloss of all things Rolling Stones in his recent autobiography, “Life”. Very insightful look back on the Stones, the process of creativity, the need to mature/move on from the past, and the consequences when one isn’t able to move on. Thanks to Douglas Warshaw for bringing this piece in Slate...
Building web apps is not getting easier →
From data compiled by Fred Wilson based on recent AVC.com stats
Hacker News--Ask HN: Mobile dev - Bypass apps and... →
“Assuming a mobile service needs to be launched in 6 months time, does it make sense to go straight to HTML5? Will the market be ready? “The recent release of the first version of JQuery mobile looks promising, for example. “There is a huge temptation to bypass native apps altogether (even with tools like PhoneGap). Not only does one avoid the app approval process, but, just...
Telomeres: The Link Between Stress and Aging - The... →
If you’re not already familiar with telomeres, you will be soon. Telomeres are the tips at the ends of our chromosomes that protect our DNA. They’re often compared to the little plastic caps at the end of shoelaces, keeping everything intact. Over time, as cells reproduce, our telomeres become shorter and shorter, until they become so stubby that the process stops. As this happens, we...
Getting Started Titanium Mac →
Titanium Mobile has been recommended to me as a solid authoring environment in which to prototype iPhone and Android apps. Anyone have any thoughts on this, positive or negative, and/or know of any other environments which might be as good or better?
I created a Tumblr account to feed my need for a place between Twitter and my...– —Jonathan Gardner (comment thread) Why All The Interest In Tumblr? Try 1,540 Percent Pageview Growth
Insights From "Digital Hollywood" Panel on...
I was fortunate this morning to be able to moderate a really wonderful, provocative panel with leading entrepreneurs on the topic of digital innovation and personalization at the Digital Hollywood event in NYC. Panelists included: Dirk Brown, Chairman and CEO, Pandoodle Corporation Matthew Apfel, VP of Content, East Coast, Coincident TV Eric Litman, CEO, Medialets Albert Azout, Chief...
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Video Game Review →
Parents need to know that Call of Duty: Black Ops is a very violent military-themed first person shooter in which players use a wide variety of weapons and explosives to kill hundreds of enemies in the campaign and countless more human-controlled avatars online. It features violent interrogations, graphic melee combat, and lots of blood. The visceral nature of the action combined with its...
reading may compete with other tasks—such as face perception—for access to this...– How Reading Rewires the Brain - ScienceNOW
Boardwalk Empire, "Family Limitations," & the two...
For those of you watching #Boardwalk_Empire, here’s a link to a reprint of the real pamphlet the character Margaret Schroder has been reading, Margaret Sanger’s ground-breaking “Family Limitations”: http://bit.ly/btEUHd Apparently, accepted contraceptive medical advice (vs. practice) hasn’t changed much in nearly 100 years (Sanger seems to list most everything...