Posts filed under “Technology”

The Real Story Behind Apple’s Famous ’1984′ Super Bowl Ad


Source: Bloomberg

For its 85th anniversary, Bloomberg Businessweek chronicles the most disruptive ideas of the past 85 years. In 1984, the world was introduced to the Apple Macintosh personal computer with an advertisement that ran during Super Bowl XVIII. The spot helped define Apple as a brand and changed the Super Bowl into a must-see media event. (Video by Brandon Lisy. Music by Andy Clausen)

Category: Technology, Television, Video

Uber and the Business Model of Disruption

> My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at future of business, and the role disruption of entrenched interests is going to play. The print version had the full headline “On Uber and the business model of disruption” while the online version is merely The future of new business is disrupting…Read More

Category: Technology, Venture Capital

Apple Earnings Show Why You Can’t Trust Pundits

Category: Analysts, Media, Technology, Video

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