Between 2010 and 2011, average new, single-family home sizes spiked to 2,522...– McMansions live.
The difference today is that even with oil production up, particularly in the...– This is exactly why alternative fuels and efficiency needs to stay in focus.
The challenge is to grow this country’s transportation and energy...– Smart move by Los Angeles..they’re launching a cleantech hub.
Paywalls Are Evolving
In what I think is a very interesting alternative to paywalls, we’ve launched Google Consumer Surveys: google.com/insights/consu… — Chris DiBona (@cdibona) March 29, 2012
Textbook macroeconomics indicates that, from the perspective of job creation,...
Urban areas — defined as densely developed residential, commercial and other...
A Proper Perspective On Water
“When the water runs out, the lobbying will run out… Water is peace,” says RWL Chairman Ronald Lauder on @BloombergTV — BN Sustainability (@BNSustain) March 26, 2012
Thoughts On Future Job Growth In Austin
With the economy in a lukewarm recovery, it appears companies are starting to ramp up hiring efforts. If we look at the broader recovery, it’s easy to get excited about Austin’s momentum. Take a look at the map from Atlantic Cities (below) showing the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Austin ranked number one in job growth (2010-2011) out of 51 U.S. metros with...
Right now it would be cheaper to put 40-inch TVs on your roof than solar panels– Might as well, we don’t watch TV anyway.
Fun Can Spark Innovation
Tim O’Reilly: “what people do for fun is a better predictor of the future. … So many industries … begin with people having fun.” #whatworks — Dylan Tweney (@dylan20) March 20, 2012
BCG Compiles Stats On The Internet Economy
“By 2016, there will be 3 billion Internet users globally—almost half the world’s population. The Internet economy will reach $4.2 trillion in the G-20 economies. If it were a national economy, the Internet economy would rank in the world’s top five, behind only the U.S., China, Japan, and India, and ahead of Germany. Across the G-20, it already amounted to 4.1 percent of GDP, or $2.3...
“California may have Facebook, Google and Apple, but Washington tech has federal agencies, the defense establishment, a growing media sector and the lobbying industry to feed upon.”
We found enough data there to have a company like GE respond and we have...– One of the things interesting about GE’s strategy was its aggressiveness towards efficiency, particularly around energy. It doesn’t have to be a treehugger-oriented message to build awareness. Focus on some fundamentals first, then build from there. Smart.
Most incubators are a bit like roach motels: would-be entrepreneurs check in but...– The more I think about the effect of clusters on innovation, I come back to the idea that the growth is natural and organic. Certainly the creative-oriented cities like Austin seem to build on the idea.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to build offshore wind farms that will...– Granted, Germany’s GDP isn’t the largest, but their commitment shows how a transformation can begin.
We need more than fancy promises in IPO prospectuses to ensure that the rise of...
Incapsula, a provider of cloud-based security for web sites, released a study...– Report: 51% of web site traffic is ‘non-human’ and mostly malicious | ZDNet
Good Perspective On Acquisition Hires
The Valley needs to stop pretending that all the acqui-hires are a good thing. Startups need to build businesses, not products w/free users. — Manu Kumar (@ManuKumar) March 15, 2012
Obscure Cut From The Fixx
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Silicon Valley would still be full of apricot trees without federal support for...– How the Government Built Silicon Valley by Robert D. Atkinson - The Globalist
modern America is already very good at generating geniuses. The problem is that...– Cultivating Genius in the 21st Century | Wired Magazine | Wired.com
Oil Runoff Is A Big Issue
Every 8 months 10.9 million gallons of oil runs off streets/driveways & into our waters – equivalent to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. #wwd — Surfrider Foundation (@Surfrider) March 14, 2012
The Importance Of Place
It’s bad news indeed to realize that we have, for decades, ignored one of the most important dimensions of economic growth: place. via washingtonpost.com
Big Data Is Big Business
Unless you’ve been under a big rock, you’ve heard the chat about big data. It describes the tools and practices associated with unlocking the value in large amounts of structured and unstructured data. If that sounds confusing, just think of of how much information is being created daily. Now think of what it takes to find the nuggets that matter. Big data means big business. According to analyst...
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