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Laggards

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Early gadget adopters represent an estimated 13.5% of the total market

Laggards or leapfroggers are users who skip gadget updates (Walkman -> iPod, not Walkman->Discman->Minidisc->iPod)

If 10% of laggards leapfrog, their purchase can drive profits from a new gadget 89% higher than without leapfrogging.


Wired Magazine, June 2010

 

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Two mobile-phone subscriptions for every three people

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San Francisco Geotagged Areas of Interest

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Geotagged Flickr and Picasa photos from San Francisco

Black is walking
Red is bicycling or equivalent speed
Blue is motor vehicles on normal roads
Green is freeways or rapid transit

Fast Company

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Jobless Youth

 The Joint Economic Committee's (JEC) report found that one in five workers between the ages of 16 and 24 was unemployed in April, even as the economy showed signs of recovery, adding more than 570,000 jobs during the first four months of the year.

The youth unemployment rate of 19.6% is the highest for the age group since the government began tracking the data in 1947.

Although 16-24 year-olds make up 13% of the labor force, they represent 26% of the unemployed, according to the report. And 16 to 17 year olds fared worse, with a 29% unemployment rate.

College graduates experienced the lowest unemployment rate at 8%, compared to high school drop outs who have the highest level of unemployment at 33%.

CNN Money

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"I am sufficiently pessimistic about the global economy."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Much of what we talk about is what I call robust interventions. By that I mean interventions that are simple enough that you don’t have to very fine tune to make them work...We have just seen that the government can be very dysfunctional. ...it goes back to the dynamic view on regulation and taxation. Any system will have constant changes and so there will be mistakes. But then we have to say that we are ready to correct the mistakes when they become evident." -Joseph Stiglitz



  

The Economic Times

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Lobbying

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Senate Office of Public Affairs database

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U.S. Mobile Wireless

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wireless penetration map
Image: FCC

Most "Social" Companies

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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U.S. Mobile Carrier Satisfaction

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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