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China Nears 800 Million Mobile Phone Subscribers

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

China Nears 800 Million Mobile Phone Subscribers Dan Nystedt / PCWorld Tue Jun 29, 6:00 am ET The number of mobile phone subscribers in China reached 796 million as of the end of May, while 3G subscriber numbers have almost doubled, the government said Tuesday. Over 9.4 million new Chinese subscribers signed up for mobile phone service in... »

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Profile: KickStarter

Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Profile: KickStarter

Four Nerds and a Cry to Arms Against Facebook By JIM DWYER / NYTimes Published: May 11, 2010    How angry is the world at Facebook for devouring every morsel of personal information we are willing to feed it? A few months back, four geeky college students, living on pizza in a computer lab... »

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Why Change Is So Hard: Self-Control Is Exhaustible

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Why Change Is So Hard: Self-Control Is Exhaustible

Why Change Is So Hard: Self-Control Is Exhaustible By: Dan Heath / FastCompany June 2, 2010 You hear something a lot about change: People won’t change because they’re too lazy. Well, I’m here to stick up for the lazy people. In fact, I want to argue that what looks like laziness is actually exhaustion.... »

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How Americans use web for community news

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
How Americans use web for community news

How Americans use web for community news Americans are increasingly using internet tools to keep informed about what is happening in their communities, according to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Among the findings: 22% of all adults (representing 28% of internet users) signed up to receive alerts about... »

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Data mining your digital footprints

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Data mining your digital footprints Need a cab in NYC? Sense Networks can predict where the next one will be. By Neil Savage, contributing writer (CNNMoney.com) — Forget the so-called paper trail. Wherever you go these days, you’re creating a path of digital data, thanks to GPS technology and an ever-expanding network of location-aware... »

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Snapshot of Mobile App Market

Monday, June 14th, 2010
Snapshot of Mobile App Market

 Snapshot of Mobile App Market June 1, 2010 “There’s an app for that” is Apple’s catch phrase to promote the literally thousands of applications that can be downloaded to an iPhone. Whether you want to check the weather or traffic, bide time playing a game, or study a new language, there is likely a... »

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Why I Sold Zappos

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Why I Sold Zappos

Why I Sold Zappos Tony Hsieh built his online shoe retailer into an e-commerce powerhouse. But with credit tightening and investors eyeing the exits, Hsieh was forced to ask: Was selling Zappos really the only way to save it? By Tony Hsieh / INC |  Jun 1, 2010   The first time Amazon.com tried to... »

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‘Brain decline’ begins at age 27

Monday, May 17th, 2010
‘Brain decline’ begins at age 27

‘Brain decline’ begins at age 27   Mental powers start to dwindle at 27 after peaking at 22, marking the start of old age, US research suggests. Professor Timothy Salthouse of the University of Virginia found reasoning, spatial visualisation and speed of thought all decline in our late 20s. Therapies designed to stall or... »

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How to Capture $5 Trillion in Female Spending

Monday, May 17th, 2010

How to Capture $5 Trillion in Female Spending A new ‘female economy’ will drive $5 trillion in incremental global spending during the next several years, according to a new book from Boston Consulting Group. "Women Want More" advises marketers that 1 billion women work worldwide, more than half of college students are women,... »

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