Category Archives: news

CNN Holographic Reporting Debut: Cool


Kudos to CNN for using holographic imagery for the first time in TV reporting. 35 high definition cameras surround Jessica Yellin in a tent in Chicago at the massive Obama rally as she is beamed live to the CNN situation … Continue reading

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Election Day 2008


Election Day 2008 Voting is still underway but the outcome is already clear – Obama will win our US presidency by either a modest or large number of electoral votes and probably about 54% or more of the popular vote. … Continue reading

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Wales: Internet Collaboration Still in Infancy


Speaking in London Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales made an obvious but important observation: the collaborative aspect of the internet – what many would call a key aspect of “Web 2.0″, is still in its infancy. Although Wales seemed to focus … Continue reading

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Robert Rubin on Zakaria GPS


Today on Zakaria GPS we have Robert Rubin, Citibank and Wall Street megamoneymeister and Clinton’s Secretary of the Treasury. Rubin is always one of the most impressive observers of the economy, and distinguished as one of the few Secty’s of … Continue reading

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Obama for President


Although I’m a political junkie I’d hoped to try to stay  objective  in a race I knew would be clouded with the usual nonsense of our American democratic experience where marketing and the politics of personal destruction *always* trump an … Continue reading

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Newsweek’s Zakaria on the Economy


Fareed Zakaria, one of the best observers of the global landscape, suggests that if we curb some of our bad borrowing and spending habits we may emerge better and stronger from the current fiscal crisis: If we wanted a bigger … Continue reading

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Google is for Smarty Pants


A new study suggests Googling is good for your health.   Mental brainpower health that is.   Researchers measured brain activity in online searchers and noted that it was much higher when people were using search engines. More about why YOU are … Continue reading

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George Soros on Zakaria GPS


Hedge fund manager George Soros is one of the world’s richest and most successful market watchers (and market manipulators?). Zakaria reports that Soros’ recent plays have netted him over 2 billion. He’s very controversial for his political views though my … Continue reading

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AOL and Yahoo star in “Spawn of the Ugly Ducklings”


After Yahoo turned down Microsoft’s offer of over $31 per share there has not been much good news for a troubled Yahoo, with a price now right about *half* what Microsoft offered.   However it does appear that Yahoo will merge … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on Zakaria GPS


Fareed Zakaria continues his amazing series of interviews on his CNN GPS show with Bill Gates. Like Warren Buffett, a close friend of Gates, Gates will give away almost all of his wealth over the next decades via the Bill … Continue reading

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