January 16, 2011
Right now, there is reason to be optimistic about the future of our country’s energy landscape. Technologies have proven themselves more viable and capable with time, and other countries, especially those in Europe, have adopted green energy technologies that emit few or no greenhouse gases or pollution inducing compounds. It is likely, however, that with the proper strategies, we can secure a stable planet on which our children, grandchildren, and generations beyond can live healthfully. Hit “read more” to continue reading.
November 28, 2010
David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” the movie adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s book “The Accidental Billionaires,” tells the slightly fictionalized tale of Facebook’s beginnings. It highlights Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Founder and CEO, Eduardo Saverin, once Facebook’s CFO, Sean Parker, an early advisor to Mr. Zuckerberg, and Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss, twins who sued Mr. Zuckerberg for stealing their idea. Despite the book’s and movie’s inaccuracies, there are fundamental lessons an entrepreneur can learn about what it takes to run an innovative business in the 21st century. Read on.
July 20, 2010
News media is interesting. It’s one of few industries in which companies are not very innovative when distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack.
More publications need to provide new angles, much like Opinion sections of newspapers do. A publication that focuses on Editorials and Op-Eds stands a better chance of surviving in the morass that is the publications world. Focusing on Opinion establishes a publication as a source of original, thoughtful content that communicates unique messages, establishes a relationship between writers and readers, and ultimately leads to favorable differentiation from competition. Read on to find out why.
June 28, 2010
After a few years of pressure, Twitter finally came up with a business plan. Their plan takes advantage of Twitter’s search function and of their “Trending Topics” feature. Putting it simply, companies pay Twitter to snag a spot on the top of search results when users search for tweets and people. Companies can also pay tens of thousands of dollars to have a company name, product, service, or piece of media on the “Trending Topics” list on Twitter’s web application, even though the topic may not be “trending.” These are surely only the first steps in the staircase towards Twitter’s ultimate plan of profitability. While their future plans remain a mystery, I’d like to offer my two cents (or however much a mere 16 year old’s point of view is worth) as to what Twitter could do in the coming months to strengthen their service and make more money. Read on to find out how.
June 27, 2010
Apple just announced the iPhone 4, which is the update to the popular iPhone 3GS and is the first Apple device to run iOS 4. In slightly less known news, Motorola previewed their new Android offering: the Droid X. The release of this phone and other recent events suggests that Android has the right platform strategy, and that in the next few years, Android phones will take the iPhone’s place as big fish in the mobile phone market. Read on to find out why.
June 21, 2010
Believe it or not, a five dollar bill is a multipurpose object. Read on to find out 40 ways you can use a five dollar bill.
April 10, 2010
The F.C.C. is trying desperately to stimulate internet provider investment. They’re resorting to policy and laws that are designed to stimulate investment in network infrastructure. Issues with these policies lead me to believe there may be a better way to ensure investment, and in extension ensure a better internet. Read more after the break.