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Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists

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Bitcoin is having a wild ride right now. Partly due to the euro crisis, and partly due to a lot of press coverage, some people seem to be taking a keen interest in the crypto-currency — in the last week, its value in relation to the U.S. dollar has shot...
Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists

Remember that Keynes vs. Hayek battle rap? Here's a terrific explanation of it by an economist http://bit.ly/dtGPXB

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Remember that Keynes vs. Hayek battle rap? Here's a terrific explanation of it by an economist http://bit.ly/dtGPXB

ALLEGED BITCOIN INVENTOR: Please Stop Emailing Me, I Didn't Invent Bitcoin

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A man suspected of creating Bitcoin has issued a denial he did so. In 2011, New Yorker contributor Joshua Davis went on the hunt for Bitcoin's inventor. He came up empty handed. But he narrowed it down to several candidates whose interests and backgrounds made them pretty strong suspects. One...
ALLEGED BITCOIN INVENTOR: Please Stop Emailing Me, I Didn't Invent Bitcoin
Apple & Lenovo: A Tale of Two Companies:
This One Chart Shows Why The U.S. Economy Is Finally Recovering...

The Economist's Data Editor: Big data may be too hyped, but here's how it will change the world

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Is there too much hype around ‘big data’? Kenneth Cukier thinks so, and yet he remains passionate about what we can achieve with it. Cukier is the Data Editor at The Economist and co-author of the book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. At...
The Economist's Data Editor: Big data may be too hyped, but here's how it will change the world

Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

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Pearson released its 2012 annual report Monday. The company had worldwide revenues of £6.1 billion (USD $9.2 billion). Some digital highlights: As previously reported, Financial Times digital subscriptions overtook print subscriptions for the first time in 2012. The FT now has “almost 316,000″ digital subscribers, compared to about 286,000 print subs, and...
Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

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Entrepreneurs have often used technology to bring us services we didn't even know we needed. Who would have thought a billion people would be willing to share their lives on Facebook and hundreds of millions more would change the news industry by microblogging on Twitter? But oftentimes entrepreneurs get it...
Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

Wall Street Bonuses via The Economist [infograph]

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via economist.com “[...] Those still in a job pocketed an average bonus of $123,850 in 2009, according to initial estimates using tax returns by the Office of the New York State Comptroller. A total of $20.3 billion was paid out to bankers and other securities-industry workers, 17% more than...
Wall Street Bonuses via The Economist [infograph]

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Facebook speculators are blaming everyone but themselves for the stock's poor performance so far. Henry Blodget argues that the stock was overvalued to begin with and the stock should be priced in the $16-$24 range. Business Insider's Owen Thomas looks at how Facebook's stock performance...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

BITCOIN 101: A Beginner's Guide To The Unfakeable Digital Anarchist Currency Everyone's Obsessed With

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You've probably noticed people talking and tweeting endlessly about "Bitcoin" lately. The Economist finds it intriguing while GigaOM's Matthew Ingram points out several problems with it. It's even gotten the attention of economic heavyweight Paul Krugman, who has said it's like a reimplementation of the gold standard. So what the heck is it?What...
BITCOIN 101: A Beginner's Guide To The Unfakeable Digital Anarchist Currency Everyone's Obsessed With

User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

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Last week I was in London at "The Big Rethink" conference of The Economist. Its goal was to explore the challenges of facing the world after the recession and how innovation and design could help address them. It came as no surprise that one of the more pressing problems mentioned...
User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

Newsweek shuts print edition, goes gently into digital night

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Another icon of 20th century news reporting is about to disappear. Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced this morning that the magazine will publish its final print copy on December 31 but live on in a new tablet edition known as Newsweek Global. The move appeared to be inevitable after recent...
Newsweek shuts print edition, goes gently into digital night

Economist's Defense Of Perpetual Copyright: It's Best To Just Ignore The Economics

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We're rapidly approaching the time in which perpetual copyright hits its existing statutory limits -- so I've fully been expecting an increase in arguments for why copyright needs to be extended again. Of course, the actual economic evidence doesn't support this at all. Instead, the evidence suggests there's tremendous value...
Economist's Defense Of Perpetual Copyright: It's Best To Just Ignore The Economics

KA-CHIRP! Twitter Mobile Ads Beat Desktop Ads For The First Time This Year

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told a crowd at a conference put on by the Economist today in San Francisco that Twitter's mobile ad revenues had beat its desktop revenues. For at least one day, at any rate. Here's the exact quote, via Peter Kafka at AllThingsD (emphasis added): Even though...
KA-CHIRP! Twitter Mobile Ads Beat Desktop Ads For The First Time This Year
BlackBerry 10 launches with a ton of big apps, including Skype, Kindle, Facebook & more

Annals of dubious statistics, crowdfunding edition

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Are crowdfunding statistics the new counterfeiting statistics? Certainly they seem to have become a meme. If you know that crowdfunding is a big deal, it’s probably because you read all about it in TechCrunch, in May (“these portals raised $1.5 billion and successfully funded more than 1 million campaigns in...
Annals of dubious statistics, crowdfunding edition

Climate science and its discontents: A place in the sun | The Economist

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Climate science and its discontents: A place in the sun | The Economist

HP To Oracle: You Wrecked Our Server Business And Owe Us $4 Billion In Damages (ORCL, HPQ)

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When HP and Oracle were fighting in court last summer over HP's Itanium servers, HP hinted it would come after Oracle for $4 billion. HP won the suit and is back in court, to hear what damages, if any, it is entitled to get. Sure enough, HP is aiming for...
HP To Oracle: You Wrecked Our Server Business And Owe Us $4 Billion In Damages (ORCL, HPQ)

Volcanic eruptions: Blowing its top - The odds on the next big volcanic eruption | The Economist

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Volcanic eruptions: Blowing its top - The odds on the next big volcanic eruption | The Economist

Cisco: Skype Could Cost You Jobs And Healthcare, Our Experts Say (CSCO, MSFT)

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Cisco clearly fears that Skype, now in the hands of Microsoft, is going to be the end of its lucrative videoconferencing business. So it's released a study from two world-class economics professors who warn of the dangers of nonstandard software like Skype. Michael Katz, a professor at the University of...
Cisco: Skype Could Cost You Jobs And Healthcare, Our Experts Say (CSCO, MSFT)

Buzzness? Bizzness? BuzzFeed Officially Launches New Business Vertical

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One of our Most Innovative Companies of 2013 continues to... innovate. BuzzFeed is to launch a business-based website, it officially announced today. (Though the news was much-discussed on Twitter over the weekend.) The blog network, seen by just about everyone as King of the Memes (and, indeed, seen by...
Buzzness? Bizzness? BuzzFeed Officially Launches New Business Vertical

India’s extreme north-east: Entering the dawn-lit mountains | The Economist

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India’s extreme north-east: Entering the dawn-lit mountains | The Economist

Economist: A machine that prints organs is coming to market http://bit.ly/9JOgoI (via @make in email)

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Economist: A machine that prints organs is coming to market http://bit.ly/9JOgoI (via @make in email)

Economist: Copyright Is An Antiquated Relic That Has No Place In The Digital Age

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For many years I've been pointing out the basics of economics concerning concepts like "free" and the importance of marginal cost to pricing in an efficient market. After one such recent post, I got an angry email from a college professor who has worked in the entertainment industry for many...
Economist: Copyright Is An Antiquated Relic That Has No Place In The Digital Age

North and South Korea: Face-off | The Economist

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North and South Korea: Face-off | The Economist

The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

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For a 170-year-old magazine, The Economist has been surprisingly nimble in navigating the digital age. That’s why it’s worth noting the venerable UK publication’s latest business move — charging a premium to new print subscribers who want digital access to the magazine. “We’ve got three choices now. There’s a print-only,...
The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

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For many people, turning of their Internet connection can ramp up productivity. But if you rely on the web, you need a more precise offensive.A few years ago Cory Doctorow wrote a nice little essay on "Writing in the Age of Distraction" that contains this memorable line: "The biggest impediment...
Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app

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Mobile now driving 12% of subscriptions to the newspaper's digital offeringThe Financial Times has attracted more than 2m users to its HTML5 web-app, 10 months after its launch.The app was launched in June 2011 in response to Apple's introduction of new rules governing subscription-based iOS apps.The sticking point for the...
Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app

Deepwater Horizon: How about shutting them all down? | The Economist

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Deepwater Horizon: How about shutting them all down? | The Economist
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