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Recession Takes a Toll on Freelance Livelihoods - NYTimes.com

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Recession Takes a Toll on Freelance Livelihoods - NYTimes.com

CHART OF THE DAY: Google Is Spending Billions On Data Centers

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Google is under attack from a lot of different directions. Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks are collecting data about users and their relationships that Google doesn't have. The smartphone explosion means that more people are getting info from apps, which could drive them away from Google's Web services....
CHART OF THE DAY: Google Is Spending Billions On Data Centers
Hacking the recession: CrowdSource gets large series A to pimp on-demand skilled labor

SERIOUS QUESTION: How Are Lower Taxes Going To Fix The Jobs Problem?

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There are two main problems in the U.S. economy: There are too few jobs Most of the jobs pay too little This state of affairs has left the most important customers in the U.S. economy--the formerly financially healthy middle class--starved for spending money. As any business executive will tell you,...
SERIOUS QUESTION: How Are Lower Taxes Going To Fix The Jobs Problem?

Chuck Norris botnet doesn't infect routers...

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...it stares them down until they infect themselves A so-called Chuck Norris botnet is hijacking poorly-configured routers and DSL modems.… What is your recession sales strategy?...
Chuck Norris botnet doesn't infect routers...

With revenue at stake, companies want business-savvy tech workers

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Financial concerns in the wake of the recession are causing companies to better align IT and business and this shift is changing what is expected from technology workers, say executives and staffing professionals. Business acumen is now on par with possessing stellar technical skills, with in-demand employees those who can...
With revenue at stake, companies want business-savvy tech workers

Hacker pledges to re-enable Linux on PS3

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Sony anti-hack firmware to be hacked Hacker George Hotz, the guy who opened up the Sony PlayStation 3 earlier this year, has vowed to find a way to allow Linux buffs to install their favourite OS on the console after an upcoming firmware update renders this impossible.…What is your recession...
Hacker pledges to re-enable Linux on PS3

comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession

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With record traffic numbers and spending increases in multiple corners of the world, it’s no big surprise that retail e-commerce is still growing. In fact, 2012 was a record year, with $186.2 billion in retail e-commerce sales. The latest figures come from comScore, which says 2012 was actually a 15...
comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession

The Dire State of the Newspaper Industry [STATS]

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We’ve known for a long time that the newspaper industry as we know it is dying. The shift from print to online has been a painful process — but just how painful has it been?On Wednesday, the Newspaper Association of America released its estimates for advertising revenue across the...
The Dire State of the Newspaper Industry [STATS]
This is what the "fiscal cliff" looks like (infographic)

We must get children playing outdoors

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The recession presents us with a big chance to realise a universal desire - to reconnect children with natureA quiet revolution has begun. Its aim is simple - to get our children outside and closer to nature.In March, the National Trust released a report called Natural Childhood. It highlighted the...
We must get children playing outdoors

Michael Kaiser at ArtsFund re: marketing, strategies for arts in recession. Video http://bit.ly/9dkGj2 Transcript http://bit.ly/cs0lBB

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Michael Kaiser at ArtsFund re: marketing, strategies for arts in recession. Video http://bit.ly/9dkGj2 Transcript http://bit.ly/cs0lBB

Men's suits with an aggro attitude

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Vishaal and Mohit Melwani's clothing line has attracted supporters including top executives at Zappos and the North Face. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- Cousins Vishaal and Mohit Melwani want to sell you a suit. Born out of the recession, the duo's new clothing company--Combatant Gentlemen--targets young, brash businessmen who...
Men's suits with an aggro attitude

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

Pinterest CEO: Here's How We Became The Web's Next Big Thing [DECK]

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Ben Silbermann is the CEO and visionary cofounder behind Pinterest, which grew from 5,000 users in August 2010 to 17 million this month.  With Instagram off the market following a $1 billion sale to Facebook, Pinterest is now the hot social startup in Silicon Valley. Investors are beating down...
Pinterest CEO: Here's How We Became The Web's Next Big Thing [DECK]

The Recession Hurt Luke Too

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The Recession Hurt Luke Too
An inside look at the high-tech awakening in Las Vegas

Not everyone is on the internet, Iain Duncan Smith | Ian Clark

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Making the universal credit system online-only will cut off many of those in greatest need, on the wrong side of the digital divideIn September last year, Iain Duncan Smith's advisers warned him that his bid to simplify the benefits system was "unworkable and unfair". Alongside concerns that, during a recession,...
Not everyone is on the internet, Iain Duncan Smith | Ian Clark

'We are the 8%' - why tech companies matter to the UK economy | Saul Klein

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With economies faltering, what we need are the trailblazing startups that can shape our futureFTSE 100 companies and the public sector are failing to take advantage of the transformative potential of the internet economy, which now represents more than 8% of UK GDP."Flatlining", "pre-recovery", "stagnant", "sluggish" - we're running out...
'We are the 8%' - why tech companies matter to the UK economy | Saul Klein

Tourism | Recession didn't alter most 2009 travel plans

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Tourism | Recession didn't alter most 2009 travel plans

Accidental Entrepreneurs: Meet the New Breed of Startup Founders

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The Great Recession ravaged many of America’s normal behavior patterns - including business startups. In fact, according to a new study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by security giant Symantec, the recession changed startup entrepreneurs themselves. Necessity Is the Mother of Invention The survey found that the “leaders of small...
Accidental Entrepreneurs: Meet the New Breed of Startup Founders
Windows already threatening iPhone in Southern Europe
Why I'm voting for Barack Obama

Ira Glass, "Scenes from a Recession," This American Life 377 (WBEZ, March 27, 2009)

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Ira Glass, "Scenes from a Recession," This American Life 377 (WBEZ, March 27, 2009)

Recession Takes a Toll on Freelance Livelihoods - NYTimes.com

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Recession Takes a Toll on Freelance Livelihoods - NYTimes.com

Has the recession & lawsuits sucked all the fun out of tech?

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Has the recession & lawsuits sucked all the fun out of tech?

Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

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Protests against controversial anti-piracy controls hobble game publisher Ubisoft has confirmed its rights management servers were hit by a fierce DDoS attack over the weekend that left some customers unable to play its games for much of Sunday.…What is your recession sales strategy?...
Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm
Cheap Tech And Offices Mean Startups Need Less Funding [Infographic]

The Workforce Double Whammy: No Jobs. Wrong Skills.

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It's counterproductive to discuss whether we have a talent shortage or high unemployment. We have both. Even as the economy recovers, the Obama administration's Council of Economic Advisors earlier this year projected that the unemployment rate would stay well above 6% until 2015. At the same time, the argument that...
The Workforce Double Whammy: No Jobs. Wrong Skills.

No more free lunches

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For some this will be a shock, for others this will be an outrage, for still others this will be a ‘good for you dude’ move.As of the very near future, AccMan is transitioning to a paid for subscription model. Now…before you all go nuts and start shouting and...
No more free lunches
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