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Quixey Makes Sense Now

From the Slope of Hope blog: The main drag here in Palo Alto is University Avenue, which is lined with pricey restaurants and retail. One city to the south of us, Mountain View, has their own main drag, and it’s called Castro Street (not to be confused with the gay mecca in San Francisco, half […]

To Increase America’s Productivity, Ban This…

Aside from short-lived booms in the 1990s and 2000s, US productivity growth has averaged just 1.2% from 1975 up to today after peaking above 3% in 1972. As we detailed previously, adjusting for the WWII anomaly (which tells us that GDP is not a good measure of a country’s prosperity) US productivity growth peaked in […]

Russian Hackers Infected 1 Million Bank Customer Smartphones

For all the accusations that Russian hacking only focuses outside the country – most notably to allegedly impact the outcome of democratic elections by exposing politicians’ dirty laundry – a Reuters report overnight revealed that Russian cyber criminals were just as eager to focus on their fellow countymen, using malware planted on Android mobile devices […]

Wikileaks Unveils ‘Vault 7’: “The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents”; Another Snowden Emerges

WikiLeaks has published what it claims is the largest ever release of confidential documents on the CIA. It includes more than 8,000 documents as part of ‘Vault 7’, a series of leaks on the agency, which have allegedly emerged from the CIA’s Center For Cyber Intelligence in Langley, and which can be seen on the […]

The Fourth-Generation War

Submitted by David Galland via GarretGalland.com, For most people, the term “4GW” will conjure visions of a new and improved data service for their mobile devices. For members of the military and intelligence community, 4GW means something entirely different: Fourth-Generation Warfare, a form of warfare where the lines between civilians and combatants, political and military […]

Millennials’ Holiday Wish List

Via ConvergEx's Nicholas Colas: Millennials (those born between the early ‘80s and mid ‘90s) and Gen Z (born after 1996) now make up America’s largest consumer base, so their preferences will shape spending patterns for years to come. Despite the financial headwinds facing millennials, such as student loans, they have already helped drive spending this […]

It’s Official: Americans R Stupid

As Americans, we tend to be pretty full of ourselves, and this is especially true of our young people.  But do we really have reason for such pride?  According to a shocking new report from the Educational Testing Service, Americans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in other industrialized […]