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An unexpected side effect of remote work: Denser communities

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Will the rise of remote work mean we’re more spread out or more densely packed together? Obviously the latter, you could argue, pointing to the fact that logging in to work via the web allows colleagues to be spread from Abu Dhabi to Austin. But there is a case to...
An unexpected side effect of remote work: Denser communities

Synthetic biology: the best hope for mankind's future? | Johnjoe McFadden

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If GM is agriculture's Ford Cortina, synthetic biology could give us Ferrari crops that feed the world without harming the planetThe UK government has just declared that synthetic biology – the science of making novel living organisms – could lead to a new industrial revolution and should be a research...
Synthetic biology: the best hope for mankind's future? | Johnjoe McFadden
Why MicroStrategy CEO/Philosopher/Futurist Michael Saylor Sees Half The Economy Being Reinvented

After Last Year’s Debacle, Airbnb Ups User Protection With $1M Host Guarantee

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As people become increasingly comfortable using web platforms to swap homes, cars, and everything in between, some have said that collaborative consumption movement has the potential to be as profound as the industrial revolution. But, before that can happen, platforms that deal in collaborative consumption have to do more to...
After Last Year’s Debacle, Airbnb Ups User Protection With $1M Host Guarantee

Why Britain's broadband is heading for the slow lane

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The UK generates more money online that any other G20 nation, but lack of investment leaves downloads 16th slowest in EuropeThe internet is a bigger part of the British economy than education, healthcare or construction. Britons generate more money online that any other G20 nation. But when it comes to...
Why Britain's broadband is heading for the slow lane

History Shows That Copyright Monopolies Prevent Creativity And Innovation

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Let’s start around the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. In that day and age, copyright monopoly laws were in force in the United Kingdom, and pretty much the United Kingdom alone (where they were enacted in 1557). You know the “Made in Country X” that is printed or engraved on...
History Shows That Copyright Monopolies Prevent Creativity And Innovation

Boot up: Digg unveils new look, Apple lines up new iPad, and more

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Plus Apple's Jonathan Ive on design and Augustus Pugin, and the great tech patent war begins in earnestA quick burst of 5 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamJonathan Ive: Apple's goal isn't to make money >> Wired UKIve on the artist Augustus Pugin, who...
Boot up: Digg unveils new look, Apple lines up new iPad, and more

Porn And Parenting: The Brave New World

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Jesse Stay, the author of Google+ For Dummies, Facebook Application Development For Dummies, and the currently in-progress book, Google+ Marketing For Dummies. Jesse consults with organizations big and small on social media technologies, marketing, and design philosophies. O wonder! How many goodly...
Porn And Parenting: The Brave New World

Why Parents Care About Teenagers Texting

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The mainstream media always seems to suggest that teens texting is not only annoying, but it's also a bad thing. Is this fact or media myth? A new study out yesterday from Pew shows that texting is yet again on the rise, from 50 texts per day in 2009...
Why Parents Care About Teenagers Texting

UK at back of broadband pack, technology leader warns

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Former BT boss says Britain must invest £15bn in broadband if it is to avoid being frozen out of next industrial revolutionThe UK will be "frozen out of the next industrial revolution" because the government's broadband plans are not well funded or ambitious enough, according to a former BT Group...
UK at back of broadband pack, technology leader warns

Slow broadband will freeze UK out of next industrial revolution

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Former BT technology chief says the government's broadband plans are not ambitious enough and the UK is being left behindThe UK will be "frozen out of the next industrial revolution" because the government's broadband plans are not well funded or ambitious enoughSo saysPeter Cochrane, who as chief technology officer at...
Slow broadband will freeze UK out of next industrial revolution

Inside TechShop: Where Entrepreneurs Get Their Hands Dirty And Build Million Dollar Companies

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When Jack Dorsey came up with the idea for his payment startup, Square, he offered his partner, James McKelvey a pretty sweet deal. McKelvey, who helped Dorsey come up with Square, could build the prototype credit card reader for Dorsey and get co-founder credit in the company, but he...
Inside TechShop: Where Entrepreneurs Get Their Hands Dirty And Build Million Dollar Companies
In Which The Maker Faire Restores Your Humble Correspondent’s Faith In Humanity

How Gordon Moore Invented the Talent Economy (and Changed The World)

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In 1957, Gordon Moore and the “Traitorous Eight” formed Fairchild Semiconductor and created the basis of what would become Silicon Valley. But despite the undisputed importance of the microchip, Fairchild’s biggest contribution might have more to do with how the company was started than what it produced. Little to anyone’s...
How Gordon Moore Invented the Talent Economy (and Changed The World)

Other Than In Computers, Civilization Basically Stopped Progressing In The 1960s

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Billionaire Facebook investor, former PayPal CEO, and Palantir cofounder Peter Thiel taught a class at Stanford this Spring. We're going through student Blake Masters's notes today and posting the most interesting things we learn. Here's the latest. Peter Thiel is very disappointed in the last 50 years of human development....
Other Than In Computers, Civilization Basically Stopped Progressing In The 1960s

Thinking cities: The challenges of urbanization in a networked society [Video]

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“The biggest impact that humans have had on the planet, has happened in the past 200 years, beginning with the industrial revolution. From that, we have been urbanizing at an exponential rate.” - Geoffrey West, physicist, distinguished professor, Santa Fe Institute. Ericsson’s latest Networked Society short film deals with one...
Thinking cities: The challenges of urbanization in a networked society [Video]

AUDIO: The 'big data' revolution

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Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones reports on the new industrial revolution of "big data" mining and James Murray, European vice-president of Splunk, a big data company, explains why data is big business....
AUDIO: The 'big data' revolution

Summer is for swapping: startups boost the barter economy

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Credit: A&E We’ve spilled a lot of virtual ink recently on the peer-to-peer marketplaces that want to update Craigslist for the Facebook era. But a crop of new exchange-oriented startups are reviving something else too: bartering. Thanks to the rise of online communities – and the declining economy – it’s...
Summer is for swapping: startups boost the barter economy

The Economist lays it out: Europe's entrepreneurial crisis goes back decades

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There’s a must-read piece on the crisis in European entrepreneurship in The Economist this week. But before you go and pore over it, I’ll warn you: brace yourself, because it’s not going to leave you entering the weekend with a warm and fuzzy feeling. It’s stuffed with factoids that may...
The Economist lays it out: Europe's entrepreneurial crisis goes back decades

Hi-tech shares take US for a walk on the high side

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The dotcom blowout is over, Silicon Valley is awash with cash, and now could be the time to invest in tech sharesDesign an object on your home computer using 3D software. Then press "send to printer". Out it pops, fully made, from the machine by your desk. It sounds far-fetched,...
Hi-tech shares take US for a walk on the high side

My own blog post for #ald10: @adafruit At the Forefront of the Next Industrial Revolution http://oreil.ly/d0IU63

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My own blog post for #ald10: @adafruit At the Forefront of the Next Industrial Revolution http://oreil.ly/d0IU63

Visualize Big Data with Flowing Media

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As a recent article in The Economist observed, we are at the point of an "industrial revolution of data," with vast amounts of digital information being created, stored and analyzed. The rise of "big data" has led in turn to an increased demand for tools to both analyze and visualize...
Visualize Big Data with Flowing Media

Thanks for hipping me to Chris Anderson's piece "In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits", @listwizard http://j.mp/4UKqPx

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Thanks for hipping me to Chris Anderson's piece "In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits", @listwizard http://j.mp/4UKqPx

umairh: it's simple. stop thinking recovery. start thinking (new industrial) revolution. http://nyti.ms/bKOY3h

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umairh: it's simple. stop thinking recovery. start thinking (new industrial) revolution. http://nyti.ms/bKOY3h

The factory in the center

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Old time factories had a linear layout, because there was just one steam engine driving one drive shaft. Every machine in the shop had to line up under the shaft (connected by a pulley) in order to get power. That metaphor extended to the people working in the factory. Each...
The factory in the center

The Cost of Doing Business: Foxconn, Apple and the Fate of the Modern Worker

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"Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made." - Immanuel Kant Ours is an imperfect society. The nature of our reality, our desires and our need to possess, while maintaining a façade of moral righteousness, puts us at odds with the reality that exists...
The Cost of Doing Business: Foxconn, Apple and the Fate of the Modern Worker

At the Forefront of the Next Industrial Revolution

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I chose Limor Fried, founder and chief engineer of Adafruit Industries, as the subject of my post for Ada Lovelace Day for four reasons: Limor is a hardware engineer - one of those bastions of tech in which it's most important for young girls considering future careers to understand that...
At the Forefront of the Next Industrial Revolution

Steve Jobs ridding ‘66 BMW motorcycle in NatGeo feature:HIGH TECH,HIGH RISK,& HIGH LIFE IN Silicon Valley Oct-82

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brilliant…. found at  http://www.edibleapple.com/steve-jobs-riding-a-1966-bmw-motorcycle/ HIGH TECH, HIGH RISK, AND HIGH LIFE IN Silicon Valley By MOIRA JOHNSTON Photographs by CHARLES O’REAR SILICON VALLEY appears on no map, but this former California prune patch, an hour’s drive south of San Francisco, is the heartland of an electronics revolution that may...
Steve Jobs ridding ‘66 BMW motorcycle in NatGeo feature:HIGH TECH,HIGH RISK,& HIGH LIFE IN Silicon Valley Oct-82
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