Archive for August, 2014

5 Rules Of Tomorrow’s Bottom Line

“Using GDP as the main assessment method has caused a lot of problems, like unequal income distribution, problems with the social welfare system and environmental costs,” explained Xie Yaxuan, head of macroeconomic analysis at China Merchants Securities in Shenzhen. This trend struck a powerful chord

The Future of Mobile Apps for News

If mobile is to become the dominant vector for news, retaining readers will be much more challenging than it is on a PC or tablet (though the latter tends to engage readers 10x or sometimes 20x more). A news app needs to be steered with

Burning Man: A Line Is Drawn in the Desert

There are two disciplines in which Silicon Valley entrepreneurs excel above almost everyone else. The first is making exorbitant amounts of money. The second is pretending they don’t care about that money…Over the last two years, Burning Man, which this year runs from Aug. 25

Has Google lost interest in Glass?

As news of Glass has all but disappeared, Google has seemingly jumped headlong into the smart watch foray, with the release of a smart watch-specific build of Android dubbed Android Wear. This looks to be a fairly measured approach to wearable mobile devices by Google…

British TV industry at risk from US tech and media giants

The chief executive of Channel 4 has warned that large parts of the British television industry are being bought up almost wholesale by US media companies, while the medium faces a longer term existential threat from the increasing involvement of technology giants including Apple and

The World Of Everything-As-A-Service

While outsourcing to external services is certainly not a new concept, the benefits haven’t trickled down to newly launched companies, as the scale required to access most offline outsourcers is prohibitive. Three related factors may explain this disparity. First, with most online “X-as-a-Services,” you can