» Emerging and Developing Economies Much More Optimistic than Rich Countries about the Future
Highly inspiring and eye-opening statistics gathered by PEW reasearch on how people in different countries see the economical future, about their values and ideologies. Judging from this, Vietnam is about to become a major force.
» The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed
Thousands of workers in offshore locations make sure that our social media experience stays clean and tidy. That’s definitely not a dream job.
» The case for cases: why it doesn’t matter what your phone looks like
Great point: Smartphone design does not matter anymore, because most people use cases. If you want to make money, start to create neat cases.
» Why Google wants to replace Gmail
Traditionally, email is a rather “dumb” technology that does not offer much monetizing and enhancenment potential for Internet giants like Google. That’s why they try to find ways to introduce new ways of using email.
» Gut instincts: The secrets of your second brain
Some of the body’s features are especially fascinating.
» Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems
Julian Assange explains how he met Google chairman Eric Schmidt and subsequently learned how close the US government and Google work together towards implementing American ideas on a global scale.
» I’m Terrified of My New TV
The rise of smart TVs means TVs are aware of what people are doing at their homes, and they might send this data to third parties.
» The future of the book
The Economist gives a good summary about the past, current identity change and future of the book.
» Why is it so easy to dehumanise a victim of violence?
Often when groups of people fight or even kill other groups of people, they use the tactic of dehumanizing their victims first, e.g. by calling them “cockroaches” like in Rwanda in the 90s. That’s an important aspect behind the psychology of people who participate in genocides.
» Porsche: The Hedge Fund that Also Made Cars
Very interesting piece about how Porsche tried to take over Volkswagen with a financial scheme that at first appeared to be extremely smart, but did backfire in the end: Eventually it was Volkswagen that took over Porsche.
» Aboard a Cargo Colossus
Your chance to learn something about a quite important industry that does not get so much reported on.