Value Blog

Motorola's new 'Moto X' smartphone will be built in Texas

May 30th, 2013  |  Source: Apple Insider

For months, rumors and speculation have circulated that Motorola was planning a gamechanging 'X phone'aimed at clawing back share in a smartphone market where Apple and Samsung take all of the profit. Now the manufacturer has announced that its next flagship device, the Moto X, will be produced at a manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas, according to CBS News.


Why Silicon Valley Leaders are Giving Cash Directly To The Poorest

May 28th, 2013  |  Source: Forbes

Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead?

GiveDirectly, a U.S.-based nonprofit operating in Kenya, is doing just that, and it’s won the support of the likes ofFacebook cofounder Chris Hughes andGoogle . Last Thursday night in San Francisco, Hughes and a posse of venture capitalists and tech entrepreneurs including General Catalyst partner Hemant Taneja and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, hosted about 150 people for wine, conversation and an introduction toGiveDirectly.


Workers Stuck in Disability Stunt Economic Recovery

April 8th, 2013  |  Source: WSJ

The unexpectedly large number of American workers who piled into the Social Security Administration's disability program during the recession and its aftermath threatens to cost the economy tens of billions a year in lost wages and diminished tax revenues.

Signs of the problem surfaced Friday, in a dismal jobs report that showed U.S. labor force participation rates falling last month to the lowest levels since 1979, the wrong direction for an economy that instead needs new legions of working men and women to drive growth and sustain a baby boomer generation headed to retirement.


Dual cyber-attacks hit Bitcoin virtual currency systems

April 5th, 2013  |  Source: RT.com

The soaring virtual currency Bitcoin suffered a cyber-blow after its leading exchange, Tokyo–based Mt.Gox, was hit with a DDoS attack. The government-free tender also faced a hacker attack on its Instawallet database, forcing the site to be shut down.

 

Categories:  

Wind Energy: Recap of 2012

April 2nd, 2013

By guest blogger Mia Henderson who also blogs at www.texaselectricityproviders.com 


5 charts that show the massive growth of solar in 2012

December 26th, 2012  |  Source: Giga Om

 

Despite solar manufacturers’ struggles with bankruptcies and an oversupply problem this year, 2012 actually witnessed a dramatic growth in the world’s use of solar power. In particular the amount of solar panels installed on rooftops in the U.S. soared in recent quarters, helped by new financing models by companies like SolarCity and rock-bottom silicon prices — the main ingredient in solar panels.

In these 5 charts, we track the growth of solar power:


Gun control petition breaks record

December 18th, 2012  |  Source: Salon.com

A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling on Obama to introduce a gun control bill has become the site's most popular ever

Only hours after news broke of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, thousands took to the White House website, calling on the Obama administration to lead on gun control by introducing a bill to Congress.
The goal of this petition is to force the Obama Administration to produce legislation that limits access to guns. While a national dialogue is critical, laws are the only means in which we can reduce the number of people murdered in gun related deaths.


Edupreneurs Using Their Business Education to Further Online Education

November 30th, 2012

 

Guest blogger Emma Collins is editor of the Top MBA Programs of 2012 from MBAOnline.com, here she talks about some of the most innovative ways in which education technology entrepreneurs are bettering the world. Value News Network has talked a lot about how the Internet is changing education, and this article is a continuation of many of those conversations.
 


The Twinkie Manifesto

November 19th, 2012  |  Source: NYT.com

 

The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, the iconic snack will forever be identified with the 1950s, when Hostess popularized the brand by sponsoring “The Howdy Doody Show.” And the demise of Hostess has unleashed a wave of baby boomer nostalgia for a seemingly more innocent time.


Ex-Sri Lankan Tigers swap bombs for bras

November 9th, 2012  |  Source: FT.com

Hundreds of former Tamil Tigers, the defeated Sri Lankan rebel army, are moving into a peaceful trade, swapping a history of bombs and guns for bras and football shirts.




About Value News Network

Value is the only commonality in an increasingly complex, challenging and interdependent world.
Laurance Allen: Editor + Publisher

Connect with Us