Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years

Nightly Business Report is celebrating their 30th year on television.

NBR viewers suggested the advances they admired during the 1979 to 2009 time frame. Professors at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania selected and ranked the top thirty.

The Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years

30. Anti retroviral treatment for AIDS (Health Care)
29. SRAM flash memory  (Electronics)
28. Stents   (Health Care)
27. ATMs   (Finance)
26. Bar codes and scanners   (Retail)
25. Bio fuels   (Biotechnology)
24. Genetically modified plants   (Biotechnology)
23. RFID and applications (e.g. EZpass)     (Electronics)
22. Digital photography/videography   (Electronics)
21. Graphic user interface (GUI)      (Computer Science)
20. Social networking via internet   (Media)
19. Large scale wind turbines   (Energy)
18. Photovoltaic Solar Energy    (Energy)
17. Microfinance      (Finance)
16. Media file compression (e.g., jpeg, mpeg, mp3)      (Computer Science)
15. Online shopping/ecommerce/auctions (e.g., eBay)       (Information Technology)
14. GPS Systems     (Electronics)
13. Liquid Crystal Displays             (Electronics)
12. Light emitting diodes (first real devices in 1960s; in products in mid-70s)      (Electronics)
11. Open source software and services (e.g., Linux, Wikipedia)         (Media)
10. Non-invasive laser/robotic surgery (laparoscopy)        (Health Care)
9. Office software (Spreadsheets, word processors)        (Computer Science)
8. Fiber optics         (Telecommunications)
7. Microprocessors        (Computer Science)
6. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)     (Biotechnology)
5. DNA testing and sequencing/Human genome mapping     (Biotechnology)
4. E-mail         (Computer Science)
3. Mobile phones           (Telecommunications)
2. PC/laptop computers      (Computer Science)
1. Internet/broadband/WWW (browser and HTML)       (Telecommunications)


The Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years
PBS, February 16, 2009

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Venture Capital, Web/Tech

Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan

Homeowner Afford Ability and Stability Plan Fact Sheet Publish at Scribd or explore others: Business & Legal mortages real estate > Source: Help for homeowners Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 9:36 am

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Markets

Japan: No Longer a Miracle

Japan, the postwar economic miracle, is on a fundamental slide. Fifteen years ago, it ranked fourth in the world in terms of gross domestic product per person, but now it has slipped to 20th. > > Source: For Japan, a Long, Slow Slide Blaine Harden Washington Post, February 3, 2008; Page A17

Category: Digital Media, Economy


Interesting site that allows you to check on just about anything in the stimulus plan. You can search by keyword, federal program or by state. Note: This appears to be a wish list, not the actual bill. Check out your state and your town; Find projects by state or territory in these categories: 1. Community…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Economy, Politics

Total Bailout Tab

Beyond the $700 billion bailout known as TARP, which has been used to prop up banks and car companies, the government has created an array of other programs to provide support to the struggling financial system. Through Feb. 10, the government has made commitments of nearly $8.8 trillion and spent $2 trillion. Here is an…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media

Billion Dollar Bailout Club

More fun with charts: via QQQ Trader

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Digital Media

New York City’s Unemployment

Bad combo: NYC faces “skyrocketing unemployment rate and the highest deficit in almost three decades,” mnaking this one of the most painful recession Gotham has seen in a long long time: > via NYT > Source: Economists’ Forecast: Chance of Change 100% DAVID W. CHEN NYT, February 15, 2009

Category: Digital Media, Employment

Iraq and Afghanistan 2008

Via NYT > Source: A Year in Iraq and Afghanistan ADRIANA LINS de ALBUQUERQUE, ALICIA CHENG AND SARAH GEPHART NYT, February 14, 2009

Category: Digital Media, War/Defense

Credit Crunch Macro Conclusions

Source: behavioural Global Tactical Asset Allocation (bGTAA) by Damien Cleusix January 15th, 2009

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Digital Media, Markets, Psychology

A Breakdown of Bank Losses

> Source: Ailing Banks May Require More Aid to Keep Solvent STEVE LOHR NYT, February 12, 2009

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit, Digital Media