Friday, November 28, 2014
  1. Inequality and the Internet

    J. Bradford DeLong

    Inequality and the Internet

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     asks whether broadband accessibility can offset the growing gap in income and wealth.

    Google Glass Jessica Tezak/ZumaPress

    Today, nearly every resident of a developed country can easily afford a smartphone, thereby gaining inexpensive access to a universe of human knowledge that, until a generation ago, only the richest could afford. Is it possible that conventional measures of inequality and income vastly underestimate just how good we have it? READ MORE

  2. The Urban Village

    Carlo Ratti
  3. Your Data or Your Life

    Lucy P. Marcus

    Your Data or Your Life

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     wonders why people give up their most personal information to complete strangers.

    Data storage old new Ian/Flickr

    Today's amalgamation and synthesis of digital services and hardware is designed to make our lives easier, and there is no doubt that it has. But have we stopped asking fundamental questions, both of ourselves and of the companies we entrust to do all of these things? READ MORE

  4. Europe’s Broadband Battle

    David Abecassis
  5. Who Killed the Nokia Phone?

    Pekka Nykänen

    Who Killed the Nokia Phone?

    &  find essential lessons in the end of one of Europe's biggest technology success stories.

    Who killed the nokia phone Brian Rasic/ZumaPress

    In the space of just a few years, the mobile-phone giant Nokia went from having a market share of more than 40% to selling its core business to Microsoft. Can the mobile-phone industry’s new champions, Apple and Google – not to mention titans in other tech sectors – avoid a similar fate? READ MORE

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