Bitcoin is, of course, not the only currency out there waiting to be mined. There are hundreds of mining pools out there for a range of different cryptocurrencies, and you can find lists of different pools for each type of digital coin.Read more
Tata Motors (NYSE: TTM) not Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is poised to dominate electric cars. That is very good forRead more
Once again the gig economy sounds like a recipe for labor unrest rather than a high-tech utopia. Companies like Uber will have to recognize unions and start bargaining with them sooner or later – if they want to survive.Read more
The suspicion that nobody besides aging Baby Boomers is watching network TV is being provided correct. CBS also has serious problems because it had one only hit; The Amazing Race, and only one scripted show that experienced a ratings increase in the under 50 demographic Mom.
The ratings indicate that CBS is no longer capable of sustaining an audience. Investors will have to ask if CBS is sustainable or viable business. The ratings indicate it might not be.Read more
Delivery can destroy Sprouts because it keeps customers away from Sprouts where they can see its low prices.
Traditional supermarkets depend heavily from all the spur-of-the moment purchases from shoppers in the store. How many times have you walked into a supermarket to “grab a couple of things” and ended up pushing a full shopping cart out the door?
Online shoppers only get what is on their shopping list, because they are not in the supermarket to get tempted by that extra stuff. That is good for customers’ pocketbooks but bad for Sprouts’ bottom line.
The traditional supermarket is a marketing machine cleverly disguised as a food store. Grocers fill their stores with temptations such as endcaps, free samples, delis, and cafes. The online shopper sees none of that stuff.Read more
The ultimate goal of the network is to facilitate decentralized content distribution that big corporations, governments and censors cannot interfere with. A good way to think of Phantasma is as Telegram on steroids.
A big advantage to NEO is that its creators have designed a suite of desktop applications. A major flaw with several blockchain systems that I have seen is that they lack desktop applications. That limits the useful of such systems to those of us who use old-fashioned desktops in our jobs.
The process of content creation is an important one inn content marketing. You want to create content that is relevant, interesting and engaging for your audience.
You could create the best content but all that work is useless if it’s relevant to your audience. You would be marketing to the wrong audience and therefore you are unlikely to get any results from it.
A good basic income would give people a living wage and free millions to do important work. It would affirm the value of their work, and demonstrate that money is not the only goal of work.
The worst thing about our present jobs culture is the way it undervalues people. The only values assigned to people are the job they perform, or the amount of money they make.
By basing compensation and benefits solely on “jobs” we strip individuals of their dignity.
It sounds as if the Ukrainian Hyperloop might have Chinese backing.
“Ukraine is at the crossroads of the New Silk Road transportation corridor and we can expect Hyperloop to play a major role in connecting Europe and Asia,” HyperloopTT Chairman Bibop Gresta said in the press release.
The New Silk Road is a transportation corridor across Asia that would the European Union with the People’s Republic of China. The project would follow the historic Silk Road which connected the Chinese Empire and the Byzantine Empire in Medieval times.Read more
The most interesting and disturbing aspect of imperialism is that Empires are very effective transmitters of information. Modern philosophers like Cesar A. Hidalgo attribute the success of our civilization to the increasing complexity of information.
That theory explains why empires have often endured and succeeded, they are very good at transmitting information. The tongue of the British Empire, English is now the universal language of technology, sports, commerce, law, diplomacy, popular culture, and increasingly politics. Football or soccer; the pastime of British Imperial soldiers, is now the world’s game.Read more