Who controls the world economy?

Who controls the world economy? Short answer: A shockingly  small number of individuals and companies. In the fascinating TED Talk below, James Glattfelder uses complexity   theory to study how control  flows through the interconnected globa

8 Reasons Why Google+ Could Beat Facebook in the Long Term

googleplus It has now been a little over a month since Google's brand new social networking website - Google+ was launched in a limited field trial.  During this time, over 25 million+ people have already joined Google+ making it  the fastest growing social

Computer Languages: In Search Of The Perfect Rapid Application Development (RAD) Language/ Tool

800px-Programming_language_textbooksI have always been fascinated by computer  languages and programming.  I have also enjoyed learning and programming in a wide spectrum of languages.  One of my first jobs fresh out of graduate school in Computer Science was developing   system le

The Evolution of Paid Search and Why Google Won & Yahoo/Microsoft Lost

google-smallGoogle's exponential growth and emergence as a technology juggernaut has been driven by one simple but incredibly successful business model : paid search or pay per click (PPC) advertising.  Google  appears invincible today because it dominates on

Top 10 Reasons Why the iPad will NOT Kill the Kindle

There is a post on TechCrunch today about the Top 10 Reasons The Apple iPad Will Put Amazon’s Kindle Out of Business Certainly the iPad will give some competition to the  Kindle - especially the $489 model - but put it out of business ?  High

Education and Public Schools in America – What The US Can Learn From India

A Primary School in "open airIt is now widely acknowledged that America's  public school education system  is broken and needs fixing. Numerous studies rank US school children well below other countries in  science and math tests: "The average science score of U.S. students

College too expensive? Try Youtube !

College too expensive? Try YouTube http://bit.ly/uFFbo This is a glimpse of the future of college education and education in general.  The convergence of digital multimedia and broadband together with global connectivity is paving the way for a n