A Year in 12 Posts
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Politics, Science, Art, Web, Business: a curation of 2013 events (and 2012, and 2011)
Curated by Marc Rougier
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May 2013: Human Cloning

May 2013: Human Cloning | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

"For the first time, scientists have created human embryonic stem cells by transferring the nucleus of a mature cell into an egg."

Marc Rougier's insight:

What a milestone! Entering your worst sci-fi nightmares, or opening the door to personalized medicine? Expect interesting debates on ethic, risk, manipulation and the rest. Great achievement nevertheless.


This makes me optimistic: just one step closer to #cloneAlly (@Ally Greer, Scoop.it Community Manager with Super powers).


Browse the science interest for more. I'm specially fond of Dr Stephan Gruenwald's Amazing Science.

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May 2011: LinkedIn IPO

May 2011: LinkedIn IPO | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

LinkedIn raised $350m and its valuation doubled the first day of listing to nearly $9 BillionsGroupon IPO was even bigger in October. 2011 ended up as the biggest year for Internet IPO since 2004 and Google (infography). Booming or Bubbling?


Other major news of May: President Barak Obama announces the death of Osama Bin Laden. The war on terror cost more than WWII, said some. $4 Trillions.

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May 2012: Facebook IPO

May 2012: Facebook IPO | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

1. Too late. Facebook's shares have been dead in the water for the last 12 months. Private investors had already bid up Facebook to a $100 billion value a year ago.


2. Mark Zuckerberg’s disdain for investors.


"7 Reasons Why Facebook IPO Was A Bust" - R. Karlgaard, Forbes.

Marc Rougier's insight:

Facebook IPO was huge: more than $100B valuation (record for a newly public company) and raising $16B (the 3rd biggest amount in a US IPO)!


However it was not as smooth as planned and the shares went from a high of 45 to a low of 18 in less than 5 months. Things are going better now, with mobile monetization taking off.


And you? How many hours per day on FB? Do you have friends leaving FB? Do you see more effective F-commerce? Do you like the latest UI?


Oh! Why this pic, "the Scream" by E. Munch? It was sold for $120M this month, a new world record for any work of art at auction. Absolute record is hold by "Les joueurs de carte" de P. Cezanne ($250M).

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gbeuvelot's comment, January 13, 2013 5:52 PM
Fine Arts could be one of the next "Bubble" in worldwide.