Archive for Technology

Can Bikers, Zombies and Amazon Save TV?

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100404722 TV as we know it has been under assault. Commercials are skipped via DVR or ignored by looking down to check Facebook on your smart phone or pad. Cable revenue is under pressure as consumers shun that dreaded $100 a month bill for streaming alternatives such as Netflix and Hulu Plus. Share this article […]

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Four Lingering Questions From CES 2012

After reflecting on the recent tech-gasm that is CES, some unresolved issues have been rattling around in my noggin. How Does SpongeBob Have More Likes Than the Leader of the Free World? For those of you keeping score at home, SpongeBob has 30,484,228 Facebook likes to President Obama’s 24,683,199.  However, President Obama does have a […]

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Mirror Worlds

The term “Mirror World” was coined by Yale computer-scientist and futurist David Gelernter in his 1992 book of the same name which accurately predicted websites, blogging, tablets, streaming video, cloud computing and even, perhaps most impressively, the online social networks of today.  In a memorable quote from the book, Gelernter wrote: “I can’t be personal […]

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10 / 13 / 11
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Finance
Technology

What Wall Street Can Learn From Meyer Lansky

Originally Published in CNBC Meyer Lansky, a key architect of modern organized crime, often referred to as “The Chairman of the Board,” built a gambling empire that stretched from New York to Las Vegas to Cuba and back again. His casinos were luxurious, crowded affairs, a far cry from the “clip-joints” he must have known […]

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