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Beyond the Personal Automobile 31.1.2012 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Information technology means we can rethink transportation

The connected car has finally arrived. Our smart phones sync up with our dashboards, and soon vehicle-to-vehicle communication could make car crashes a thing of the past. Ford recently announced it's working on a "smart seat" that will detect when a driver is having a heart attack. What could be better?



Silicon Valley deserves a regional patent office 31.1.2012 San Jose Mercury News: Editorials
The idea capital of the world has five of the top 10 patent generating cities in America and an unparalleled cluster of high-tech companies and entrepreneurs.
Down with rent, up with fairness 31.1.2012 Washington Post: Op-Eds
This debate over economic inequality is getting confusing. Am I supposed to be furious that America charges Warren Buffett a lower tax rate than his secretary , or proud that this is the land that let an entrepreneur like Steve Jobs change the ...
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Brothers proud of 20 years of deals at Utah’s DownEast Outfitters 31.1.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By dawn house The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 30, 2012 01:55PM MDT The three Freedman brothers agreed to a ground rule set down by their father in October 1991 when Charlie, Bill and Jonathan cofounded DownEast Outfitters, a discount furniture and clothing retailer that has expanded into eight states. If ever the business got in the way of their personal relationships, their credo went, the brothers were to close the doors. That business philosophy has stayed with the brothers, from the time they began selling liquidated merchandise from the back of a friend’s ... ...
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Brothers proud of 20 years of deals at Utah’s DownEast 31.1.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By dawn house The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 30, 2012 01:55PM MDT The three Freedman brothers agreed to a ground rule set down by their father in October 1991 when Charlie, Bill and Jonathan cofounded DownEast Outfitters, a discount furniture and clothing retailer that has expanded into eight states. If ever the business got in the way of their personal relationships, their credo went, the brothers were to close the doors. That business philosophy has stayed with the brothers, from the time they began selling liquidated merchandise from the back of a friend’s ... ...
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Cosmo founder donating $30M to Columbia, Stanford 31.1.2012 Star Tribune: Latest
Cosmopolitan magazine founder Helen Gurley Brown is donating $30 million to Stanford and Columbia universities to create a bicoastal media innovation laboratory, the universities and Hearst Corp. announced Monday.
Women's liberation leader gives $30 million to advance journalism technology 31.1.2012 San Jose Mercury News: Education
Stanford, Columbia to share money donated by longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown
Integrate to grow, innovate to prosper 30.1.2012 SFGate: Op-Ed
Integrate to grow, innovate to prosper
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Cosmo's Brown donating $30M to Columbia, Stanford 30.1.2012 Boston Globe: Technology
Cosmo's Brown donating $30M to Columbia, Stanford
Cosmo founder donating $30M to Columbia, Stanford 30.1.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
Cosmo founder donating $30M to Columbia, Stanford
Davos does not hold the answers to job creation | Jeff Jarvis 30.1.2012 The Guardian -- World Latest
Innovation offers expansion in productivity, but not employment. Where are the World Economic Forum strategies to tackle this? The hook to every song sung at Davos is "jobs, jobs, jobs". The chorus of machers on stages here operate under an article of faith that growth can come back, that they can stimulate it, that this will create jobs, and that all will be eventually well. What if that's not the case? I am coming to believe, more and more, that technology is leading to efficiency over growth. I've written about that here . This notion is obviously true in some sectors of society: see news and media, retail, travel sales and other arenas. But how many more sectors will this rule strike? Universities? Government? Banking? Delivery? Even manufacturing? As I write this, I'm watching a World Economics Forum panel moderated by Reuters's editor, Steve Adler, with Larry Summers and government and business leaders. They're discussing growth strategies and so far we're hearing the same notions ...
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Cosmo editor launches new media institute 30.1.2012 SFGate: Top Stories
Cosmo editor launches new media institute
Cosmo founder donating $30M to Columbia, Stanford 30.1.2012 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cosmopolitan magazine founder Helen Gurley Brown is donating $30 million to Stanford and Columbia universities to create a bicoastal media "innovation laboratory."...
Momentum Travels 30.1.2012 Forbes.com: Personal Finance News
Momentum works. Seminal research by Narasimhan Jegadeesh and Sheridan Titman in 1993 first identified momentum as a systematic source of risk for equity investors. Their research?corroborated by numerous subsequent academic studies?revealed that, historically, momentum investing had provided excess stock returns over a market index.
Infotech can improve healthcare in India: Nasscom 30.1.2012 New Kerala: World News
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Pitroda to join UP Congress manifesto release function 30.1.2012 New Kerala: World News
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4 Ways to Turn Less into More 30.1.2012 Inc
Money, time, connections -- you need more of everything, right? Stop whining and start using your contraints to your advantage. Sometimes less really is more , especially when you’re starting a company. If you have plenty of resources, it’s easy to convince yourself you’re doing well. Problems get overlooked, waste goes unnoticed, and revenue shortfalls are covered by cash reserves… often until it’s too late. More—whether more money, more time, more automation, or a bigger network—can actually make long-term success more elusive. On the other hand a constraint can be a blessing in painful disguise, forcing you to pay attention to what really matters. Here are four ways to turn less into a lot more: 1. Money. No startup has “enough” money. Many businesses are started with no money. If capital is tight, make that an advantage. Instead of spending time—and the little capital you do have—on things that make your ...
Can This CEO 'Scale'? 30.1.2012 Inc
You'll find out relatively early in the life of a new venture. Here's why. When discussing how CEOs scale within their companies, most people are referring to a CEO's ability to delegate or manage a larger team. What's interesting is that I suspect that the delegation skills required to be successful in managing an organization of far greater than five to 10 people are probably very similar to the skills required to manage five to 10 people. While Kohort, the social media start-up I co-founded, does not yet have a large team, adding more folks to the core team has not dramatically changed the way I operate and make decisions as CEO. Here's why: I believe my leadership team has already scaled. If you want to have a constructive debate, there are only so many people that can be in the room. You can't hash something out with 50 people chiming in. As a result, when you think about each level of a corporate hierarchy there are social interactions that govern how wide each layer of an organization ...
Still Ignoring Your Seatmates? Big Mistake 30.1.2012 Inc
To some, it's a nightmare scenario: a cramped space & no way to escape. But it's still one of the best networking spots you'll find. Sitting in the middle of row five on a flight out of Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, I was exhausted. I had just spent several days walking around the equivalent of 35 football fields of exhibits at the Consumer Electronics Show. Feet sore and mind spent, my plan was to sleep. But that was before I spotted my neighbor’s CES backpack under the seat next to me. So I did what a lot of people never dream of doing on planes—I started a conversation. It turns out my seatmate was a publicity expert and he became a great source for a story I later wrote on the subject . Of course, talking to seatmates can be dangerous. What if the person starts talking and won’t stop? What if you have work to get done and you need to use your flight time to do it? Is it worth the risk? I checked in with Beth Blair , a flight attendant and travel writer who ...
San Francisco's Taxi Drivers Get Around Credit Card Fees 30.1.2012 Inc
Small businesses are always thinking about clever ways to save money, and cab drivers are no exception. Driving a taxi is a small business and a tough one, especially in San Francisco, where I live. They’ve got a ton of rules and regulations preventing them from making good money, and get this: The city’s bus drivers get paid more than they do! On top of it all, they are probably the last bunch of taxis in a major city to hop on the credit card bandwagon. So now that almost all cabs in San Francisco take credit cards, they get beaten up even more. In addition to the banks taking their ~3 percent fee, the cab companies take a ~3 percent fee on top of that. It’s no wonder cab drivers don’t want to accept credit cards. But I saw a pretty smart thing the other day as I was going to pay my cabbie. I gave him my credit card and he asked the person he was talking to on his phone to hold on. He then inserted his Square Up square into the top jack of his phone, swiped my ...
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