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Forty percent of Palestinians are clinically depressed, a rate unmatched anywhere in the word. It’s more than triple that of the U.S., ten times higher than in the U.K., and four to eight times higher than in Scandinavia, where the sun doesn’t shine for a good part of the year. For Palestinian neuroscientist Mohammad Herzallah, [...]
Eight years ago U2 front man Bono won one of the first TED prizes. The $100,000 went to speed his work fighting extreme poverty through the ONE Campaign he cofounded to advocate for more government assistance for international aid programs. Today, TED’s frontman Chris Anderson brought Bono back up on the TED stage to, in [...]
The TED Conference kicked off this morning in Long Beach, Calif. with a rollicking debate between two very different-thinking economists over the big conundrum facing the global economy: Have we reached the end of progress? The opening salvo in the debate was a talk by Northwestern University economist Robert Gordon, whose spent most of his [...]
The Giving Pledge gained a new crop of signatories today. The growing group of wealthy philanthropists who commit to giving away at least half of their fortune now extends to billionaires outside the U.S., notably the UK’s Richard Branson, Victor Pinchuk of the Ukraine, and South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe. The framers of the Giving Pledge, [...]
Written by Matt Harris, a managing director at Bain Capital Ventures in New York. Matt, who specializes in financial services startups, has invested in Dwolla and Billtrust. Bain is not an investor in Braintree or Square. It’s been a fascinating couple of weeks in the token world. We have Monopoly’s decision to replace the iron with a [...]
IBM’s Watson, the Jeopardy!-playing supercomputer that scored one for Team Robot Overlord two years ago, just put out its shingle as a doctor or, more specifically, as a combination lung cancer specialist and expert in the arcane branch of health insurance known as utilization management. Thanks to a business partnership among IBM, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and WellPoint, [...]
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Here’s the bull case (#longread) on Apple for those whose faith is shaken. It was largely written by Mitch Rubin, a veteran growth fund manager who has held the shares in his portfolio’s top ten for years. Like many of us who have owned it for a while (I own some through my wife’s brokerage [...]
High-tech office wear comes in from the cold.
A day after declaring the war on drugs a failure in need of reform, legendary investor George Soros delivered some more provocations and critiques at a dinner for media and friends of his Open Society Foundations. The billionaire philanthropist spent a hour in a freewheeling exchange at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, focused [...]
When Steve Kuhn talks people should listen, especially that one time in late 2011 when he said the best trade of 2012 was going to be going long subprime mortgages. Kuhn certainly did, and the head of fixed-income trading at Pine River Capital Management earned the second-best return (32.9%) and fourth-best return (28%) among all [...]
It’s curtain up on ‘magic mountain’ this week as the 2013 World Economic Forum gets underway in Davos, Switzerland. Sure, the conference is long in the tooth and not everyone who is interesting is there and I know a few long time attendees who’ve moved on, but it’s still the conference that makes all others [...]
Audio conglomerate Harman International had plenty of goodies on display at the CES trade show in Las Vegas this week. Front and center were a 2013 Dodge Viper with 4G wireless from Sprint built-in and a prototype infotainment system that you can control with a whisk of your hand. The Viper’s hot-rod hotspot connects to 1,400 [...]
Rule no. 1: Sell stuff you can't find on Amazon. This is important. It might as well be rules number 2 and 3, too.
The shift in consumer behavior creates substantial opportunities for businesses that fully understand and capitalize, and it will erode the market share of those that don’t. The last-second economy has significant implications. Here are four.
The end of the world is in ten days, in case you haven’t heard. Party City is getting into the action with this “party like there’s no to-Maya” kit. Like a lot of people, I don’t believe in the impending apocalypse. I just want to make a little coin in the stock market before the end [...]
It may be satisfying to blast bankers and Wall Street, but the fact is that more people are in closer touch with their money than ever before in real-time across multiple devices.
Each year we eagerly await the “Uncle Mark” holiday gift guide and almanac. Now in its 10th year, the folksy review from Mark Hurst, the Web consultant who runs the GEL conference, cuts through the noise with straight-up “buy this, not that” advice on gadgets, toys and useful gift ideas. But Superstorm Sandy blew away Hurst’s [...]
As many suspected from the mysterious viral marketing tomfoolery last week, Google’s Niantic Labs is indeed releasing a massively multiplayer map-based mobile online augmented reality game. Just say MMMMOARG and people in the know will get what you mean. The game is called Ingress, and it’s free and is intended to be played globally. Its [...]