So soon, you ask? Even though the last big tech bust was only just over one short decade ago, there’s plenty of reason to believe that this sector is about to pop all over again. Continue reading
The city of New York was once the epitome of American life, a symbol of the great freedom of this country and a representation of all great things American. Now, the city has chosen Japan-based auto manufacturer Nissan to supply all of the city’s taxi vehicle needs. Continue reading
As Google surges forward in its drive to take over the world, many people are beginning to use its Gmail service. Associated with this are also Google Calendars and Contacts. I can highly recommend both of these, especially Calendars for features like thorough event planning that allow attendance confirmation, location specification (down to the exact room), and notification to all attendees if things like date, time, or location change. This is certainly an awesome (and free) productivity service that everyone should really be on board with. Continue reading
Despite the title, I will actually not be talking about London’s Tube this afternoon. Instead, I’d like to make you aware of a nifty little tool for comparing all sorts of economic data from across the world: gapminder.org.
Gapminder lets you compare a wide variety of information gathered from, for the most part, a very long period of time. For example, the default view compares income per capita to life expectancy in 2009, then graphs it out like this (bigger bubbles mean higher population):
We apologize for having left everyone in the dark for the past few days. It’s midterm season for some of us. As those wrap up, we’ll be bringing more content soon!
The situation that we have been facing lately with China is an especially interesting scenario. It seems that most mass media aims to use scare tactics that devote too much attention to China’s rapid growth rate and why we should be concerned about it. I know I’m even a little guilty of calling our readers’ attentions to this fact. Now I’d like to elaborate on the flip side: why China’s growth could spur one of the biggest economic expansions ever, both in America and around the world.
This is my new Bobble, and I love it.