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American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study

American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study

By Sean Patterson February 28, 2014

Though the U.S. was hit hard by the recession and the popped housing market bubble, generous infusions of government money have managed to begin turning the numbers around. Employment numbers are slowly rising, though income remains largely stagnant. Wall Street …

How Twitter Trends May Predict Stock Market Values How Twitter Trends May Predict Stock Market Values

Those trending topics on the left-hand sidebar of your Twitter account may be more than aggregations of crass sexual stereotypes or the latest false rumor of a celebrity death. According to a new study out of the University of California, …

Atlanta Named Most Frugal City In US Atlanta Named Most Frugal City In US

Atlanta knows how to save a buck or two, according to a new study from Coupons.com. In a survey released today identifying the most frugal cities in the United States, the Big Peach is the best at not spending a …

Putting Your Mobile App On Sale Boosts Revenue, Study Finds Putting Your Mobile App On Sale Boosts Revenue, Study Finds
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If you’re a developer who doesn’t want to shell out money for ads, there’s one reliable tactic you can employ that will not only boost your notoriety but also improve your revenue: put your app on sale. Despite the concept …

Should Your Mobile Phone Activity Affect Your Credit Score? Should Your Mobile Phone Activity Affect Your Credit Score?

The Boston Globe ran a story a few days ago about a company called Cignifi who has developed a way to calculate a person’s credit report in the absence of any previous credit history. The claim is counter-intuitive to how …

Google Econ 101: How Much Is The Internet Worth? Google Econ 101: How Much Is The Internet Worth?

The obvious answer to the headline’s question is, “a lot,” given this week’s contentious activity between government and Internet culture. But the question was actually less existential and more economical. Through their European Public Policy Blog, Google has announced the …

Is The Internet Officially A Basic Utility Now? Is The Internet Officially A Basic Utility Now?
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Winter seems to have finally remembered that it has somewhere to be this year – here – so it’s time to dig the space heater out of the closet and get your warm on. Or, at least, that’s what you’d …

Hostess, Maker Of Beloved Twinkies, Going Bankrupt: Twitter Reactions Hostess, Maker Of Beloved Twinkies, Going Bankrupt: Twitter Reactions
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Science – or urban mythology – has constantly told us that Twinkies last forever. They’re man’s best friend in the event of a toxic nuclear fallout because such mortal concerns as expiration dates do not concern Twinkies. Twinkies take the …

New Online Shopping Record Set In U.S. New Online Shopping Record Set In U.S.
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Blame the apps, blame the mobs, blame the fact that by now people are sick of hearing the same twelve holiday tunes in every retailer in the world: online shopping is all the rage. Never has this been more apparent …

Twitter Responses: Santas Instructed To Temper Kids’ Expectations This Year Twitter Responses: Santas Instructed To Temper Kids’ Expectations This Year
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The cultural climate is just getting brutal at this point, giving me one more reason to at least be thankful I’m not a kid right now. Aside from the general economic malaise felt world-wide and, more immediately, the future awkwardness …

Now’s the Time for Apple to Strike
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The counter argument presents itself early: Apple is the Porsche of computers. The company has as much need to produce a more budget-friendly machine as Porsche has of pumping out a fuel-efficient sub-twenty-grand hybrid car. But sometimes the climate is right for such things, and the climate is right for Apple to bust the low-cost computing block.

Web Site Hopes To Predict Economy

The University of California-Riverside has launched an online prediction tool to measure how the weak U.S. economy influences people’s online behavior.

The "Web of Misery" is an online research project that invites people to predict how much traffic will increase to sites focused on topics surrounding economic distress, such as religion, guns, substance abuse and gambling.

Web Site Hopes To Predict Economy

The University of California-Riverside has launched an online prediction tool to measure how the weak U.S. economy influences people’s online behavior.

The "Web of Misery" is an online research project that invites people to predict how much traffic will increase to sites focused on topics surrounding economic distress, such as religion, guns, substance abuse and gambling.

Web Site Hopes To Predict Economy

The University of California-Riverside has launched an online prediction tool to measure how the weak U.S. economy influences people’s online behavior.

The "Web of Misery" is an online research project that invites people to predict how much traffic will increase to sites focused on topics surrounding economic distress, such as religion, guns, substance abuse and gambling.

Web Site Hopes To Predict Economy

The University of California-Riverside has launched an online prediction tool to measure how the weak U.S. economy influences people’s online behavior.

The "Web of Misery" is an online research project that invites people to predict how much traffic will increase to sites focused on topics surrounding economic distress, such as religion, guns, substance abuse and gambling.

Who Has ‘Metaphysical Jurisdiction’ In Second Life?
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 Before the end of this sentence you will have to make a choice between the blue pill and the red pill, for as soon as we step over the period we will enter an alternate reality and it will not be easy. Lawyers are looking into virtual worlds like Second Life, studying whether the environment is suitable for regulation and asking who has "metaphysical jurisdiction."

Seattle Economy Still Tied To Microsoft

You’ve probably seen more than a few “used to be” towns; they “used to be” supported by coal, steel, or some other industry, but became troubled as times changed.  Now, although things are nowhere near that bad, some onlookers are questioning Microsoft’s role in Seattle.