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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Sep 2013: Microsoft buys Nokia

Sep 2013: Microsoft buys Nokia | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

"As part of $7.2 billion deal, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will step down to become an executive vice president of the division"

Photo from wired.com.

Marc Rougier's insight:

When we started Goojet (our Mobile Social Media adventure before Scoop.it) in 2007, neither iPhone nor Android existed and Nokia ruled the world. Their N95 was the best device then for mobile internet. And now they're gone. Talk about a market disruption initiated by Apple! Check today's phone market shares. Impressive performance by Samsung.


Speaking disruption, 2013 was a turning point for three major evolutions:

  • Bitcoin. Its price increased 100x ! What does it mean for the finance world and the world in general? Read more on Investors Europe Stock Brokers' topic.
  • The MOOCs, which address the most important asset: knowledge. Lots of good reading on MOOCs on Scoop.it
  • 3D Printing which changes the rule of the production game, some going as far as calling it the third industrial revolution.

 

These, plus IoT and Big Data: some fundamental changes, not mere buzz, emerged or exploded in 2013. Thinking of something else? 

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Sep 2011: Occupy Wall Street

Sep 2011: Occupy Wall Street | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Ephemeral turmoil or profound revolution? 2011 was a year of serious challenges and legitimate questioning, at least. OWS is now in Moscow.


In September, Las Vegas also hosted the biggest live music event in radio history. Jay-Z, Coldplay, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, David Guetta and more... an impressive show to promote iHeartRadio, facing tough competition from leader Pandora, which made a huge IPO earlier this year.

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Sep 2012: Element 113

Sep 2012: Element 113 | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Aristotle: "All men, by nature, desire to know".


Terror in Afghanistan and Syria, the crazyness following the "Innocence of Muslims"... September was, again, painful on the world scene.


So I prefer to focus on our "desire to know":


Element 113, the chemical element of atomic mass 113, has been discovered by a Japanese team, which will now get to name it. The desire to know is an amazing force: over 9 years, the team fired 130 quintillion atoms of zinc to a bismuth target, eventually creating... 3 atoms of Element 113, which lived... a few milliseconds. Speak about tenacity.


Science never stops: two great topics to keep you informed and excited: Sakis Koukouvis's Science News and Dr Stefan Gruenwald's Amazing Science (and there are more: keep searching too and let me know :-)).

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gbeuvelot's comment, January 13, 2013 5:56 PM
maybe a small hit for the most documented research on GMO's effect directed during 2 years by scientist Gilles Eric Seralini ?