Reading Through Kleiner's Internet Trends Report
KPCB Internet Trends 2012
nearly three quarters (73 percent) of participants said they would consider some...– Interesting data from a Consumer Reports poll.
The global market for energy efficiency in buildings will reach $103.5 billion...– Big money in energy efficiency retrofits.
Our research shows that real estate values increase as neighborhoods became more...– A significant reversal from all things suburban stemming from the 1990s.
An interesting new paper by Enrico Moretti and Per Thulin estimates the...– I was intrigued by this data, especially how it affects overall job growth in California and Texas.
Manufacturing is also rebounding in Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas, which...– It’s a positive sign the manufacturing growth isn’t just around semiconductors.
It says Chevy Volt owners collectively have saved a supertanker’s worth of...– Some bragging rights for the EV crowd.
Removing bad incentives and encouraging managers to improve the efficiency of...
About that plastic bag ban in Los Angeles. →
Sorry folks..this is the wrong argument regarding banning plastic bags. The challenge is waste management, not litter. And efficiently managing waste on a city scale will create a helluva lot more jobs than producing plastic bags. “But it is likely to reduce something else: jobs.”
Limited developable land, an extremely difficult planning environment, high...– Joel Kotkin on the Valley’s stranglehold on tech jobs. Advantage Austin.
This Stopped Me In My Tracks
USDA spent $220 million in 2004 on nutrition ed, 2% of what the food industry spent on mktng to kids. #weightofthenation — FoodCorps (@FoodCorps) May 14, 2012
Facebook’s second act is far from clear. It wants to become the platform...– Well said regarding Facebook’s challenges.
Economic exposure to disasters is increasing faster than per capita gross...– From a report via the Climate and Development Knowledge Network.
At Amsterdam’s first Repair Cafe, an event originally held in a theater’s foyer,...– Love the idea of a “repair cafe.”
The Energy Star program, which began in 1992, has prevented more than 1.7...– We’re researching a dishwasher and Energy Star is the place we start. It lays out energy usage and water loads very simply. If you’re a brand considering exiting the program, you don’t exist to us.
Those who recognised many ‘de-branded’ adverts were more than twice as likely to...
Thanks to the startling rise in obesity, every year Americans consume at least a...