Posts filed under “Technology”

Why Does US Cell Phone Service Suck?

Yesterday on my commute to work, I became annoyed with the spotty coverage and slow connection provided by Verizon Wireless. I tweeted my frustration.

Imagine my surprise when AT&T’s social networking Tinkerbell responded to me: “Connect when and where you want with our reliable 4G LTE!”

I found that amusing. The reason I switched to Verizon Wireless was because AT&T was so awful. I bought the first version of the iPhone, with AT&T as the sole carrier. The device was a delightful and innovative glass brick. Great apps, brilliant design, game-changing paradigm shift. Except for that whole wanting-to-make-phone-calls on it issue. For that purpose, it was worthless. That’s what I mean by glass brick. I returned it for a full refund, and got some ugly non-iPhone at Verizon that I actually could make phone calls on.

Once Verizon got the iPhone, I returned to the glass brick, new and improved — now with phone-calling capabilities!

All of which raises the question: Why are telecom services in the U.S. so unconscionably awful? Sure they’re expensive, but at least they are slow and unreliable! We invented most of the technologies so why are they so superior in other countries? continues here

Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Taxes and Policy, Technology

Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Healthcare

Category: Technology, Think Tank

Be a Google Ninja: Tips and Tricks for Online Research

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Category: Research, Technology

Tallest Deepest Longest Manmade Structures

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Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, Technology

iPhone MetroGnome Remix

  Source: Daily Dot   Free Download: http://www.itsmetrognome.com/music/  

Category: Music, Technology, Weekend

13 Years of Apple Stores in 60 Seconds

Click for an animated graphic. Source: Retale   Click on the map to see an animation of Apple Inc. store openings and product releases over the last 13 years. We’ll wait for you. OK, that was pretty cool, right?  Continues here

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Retail, Technology

Why the Japanese still love music CDs

Compact discs account for 80% of all music sales in Japan, which experts attribute to bonus material and an aging population that grew up with packaged music.

Category: Music, Technology, Weekend

Hiring Managers Use Social Media to Screen Candidates

Interesting article from WSJ:   click for giant graphic Source: WSJ

Category: Corporate Management, Technology

Cable Connections

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: WSJ

Category: Digital Media, M&A, Technology

Spec-Tech Crash Is a Good Thing

Today, I hope to explain how the crash of the speculative tech names is a positive. Last month, we noted that “High-Flying Tech Stocks Were Coming Back to Earth.” Some of the companies we reviewed then included Twitter Inc., LinkedIn Corp., Netflix Inc., Tesla Motors Inc., Priceline Group Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. Since…Read More

Category: Investing, Psychology, Technology, Valuation