Posts filed under “Technology”

Charlie Rose: Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in the world, interviewed at the World Economic Forum in Davos. We conclude with Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, also interviewed in Davos.

Category: Technology, Video

Apple’s Q Reveals the Perils of Earnings Predictions

Apple’s first-quarter earnings were blow-out numbers. Far beyond what anyone forecast, the figures show Apple arguably had the single-greatest quarterly performance in U.S. corporate history. A quick overview: Apple’s net profit of $18 billion is an astonishing gain of 38 percent over the already-huge $13.1 billion in the same quarter last year. (So much for…Read More

Category: Analysts, Earnings, Technology

Biggest Threat to Human Progress is Relentless Stupidity

    “Wealth – any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one’s wife’s sister’s husband.” –H.L. Mencken   On Fridays, I like to wax eloquent and philosophical — about investing, analysis and asset management. Often, there are lessons from other disciplines that are applicable to our…Read More

Category: Economy, Philosophy, Really, really bad calls, Technology

Where Apple’s Money Comes From

Source: Business Insider

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Technology

National Broadband Map: broadbandmap.gov

Cool interactive map that lets you check out actual broadband speeds vs the advertised speeds by zip code:

 

Broadband Test vs. Actual

 

New York, NY

More speed tables after jump

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Category: Technology

What is an Online Financial Advisor?

I thought this infographic was inforamtive. We launched our own online advisor last year called Liftoff:   Source: Paladin Research & Registry

Category: Asset Allocation, Digital Media, ETFs, Investing, Technology

Who Are We Killing with Drones?

West Uses Anti-Terror Laws to Murder Farmers, Small-Time Drug Dealers and Low-Level Taliban Members – Poppy Farmers, Drug Couriers and Drug Dealers Spiegel reported yesterday that drug dealers and low-level Taliban members were targeted for death by drone: NATO didn’t just target the Taliban leadership, but also eliminated mid- and lower-level members of the group on…Read More

Category: Legal, Really, really bad calls, Technology, War/Defense

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

click for larger graphic Source: Gartner via Gartner Symposium

Category: Digital Media, Technology

How Speakers Make Sound

Source: Animagraffs

Category: Digital Media, Science, Technology

The Data-Driven Farm

The Toms in Indiana have seen farming advance from horse-drawn plows to self-guiding tractors. They say innovation has been the key to their success.

Category: Technology, Video