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Buffett Is Betting Big on Housing

Buffett Is Betting Big on Housing | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it

 

"Why Warren Buffet and other experts still believe that Real Estate is the next big thing in  investment opportunity this year."

 

 

 

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Singapore economy slowed by weaker global demand: IMF - Reuters

Singapore economy slowed by weaker global demand: IMF - Reuters | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Singapore economy slowed by weaker global demand: IMFReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Singapore's economy is set to weaken this year on the back of weaker global demand and related international financial and trade strains emanating from the euro zone...
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Airbus wins $7 billion Philippine Air order despite U.S. lobbying

Airbus wins $7 billion Philippine Air order despite U.S. lobbying | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
MANILA/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus won a $7 billion order to help more than triple Philippine Airlines Inc's fleet , beating Boeing Co to a deal despite U.S. support for Manila in a diplomatic dispute with China.
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Commons: Alternatives to Markets and States

Very interesting indeed!

 

"...what is emerging fast is the alternative of a commons based economy. Peer to peer, social sharing, collaborative consumption, commons, economic democracy are all terms that cover economic activity that moves beyond the market and the state, based on cooperation and harnessing human creativity."

 

Excellent analysis by Derek Wall on the need to move to an economy of sharing, an economy of the commons as an alternative to failed socialism (state) and failed capitalism (market).


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Asia is where the growth is, says Boeing

Asia is where the growth is, says Boeing | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Demand for pilots and technicians will be the greatest in Asia-Pacific markets...
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Vietnam swings to trade deficit for first time in three months

Vietnam swings to trade deficit for first time in three months | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Vietnam’s economy expanded 4.38 per cent in the first half of 2012...
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Samsung, Intel Back Chipmaking Technology Firm ASML

Samsung, Intel Back Chipmaking Technology Firm ASML | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
ASML, a Dutch, publicly listed provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, this morning announced that Samsung Electronics (Samsung) has agreed to buy 3 percent of the company for 503 million euros ...
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Tire Importer Sues U.S. on Retroactive Tariff

Tire Importer Sues U.S.  on Retroactive Tariff | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
A U.S. tire importer whose case is backed by the Chinese government is challenging a law that Congress enacted that retroactively applied tariffs on Chinese off-road tires sold in the U.S.
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UniCredit Faces Inquiry on Iran

UniCredit Faces Inquiry on Iran | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
U.S. authorities are investigating Italian bank UniCredit over possible violations of trade sanctions on Iran.
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Hertz to buy car hire rival Dollar Thrifty for about $2.3 billion

(Reuters) - Hertz Global Holdings , the No. 2. U.S. car rental company, said it will buy smaller rival Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group for about $2.3 billion, ending more than two years of an on-off takeover battle.
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Salman 'Entrepreneur' Khan Makes 750 Crores In 3 Years | NG

Salman 'Entrepreneur' Khan Makes 750 Crores In 3 Years | NG | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Salman Khan emerged as the man with a magical movie touch. The last few years saw him consolidating his position as the ultimate money making Biggie of Bollywood.
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Clothing Rental Startup Aims to be ‘Netflix for Fashion’

Clothing Rental Startup Aims to be ‘Netflix for Fashion’ | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Name: Le Tote
Quick Pitch: Head-to-toe outfits delivered to your door for a monthly fee.
Genius Idea: Exchange your outfit for another at any time.
The average American buys 64 pieces of clothing per year.
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Australia frets over economy as resource boom fades - Reuters

Australia frets over economy as resource boom fades - Reuters | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
The GuardianAustralia frets over economy as resource boom fadesReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's top central banker said on Friday it was too soon to call an end to the country's once-in-a-century mining boom, intensifying debate over the outlook...
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IBM's $1.3 Billion Kenexa Buy Beefs Up Online Software - Fox Business

IBM's $1.3 Billion Kenexa Buy Beefs Up Online Software - Fox Business | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Sky News AustraliaIBM's $1.3 Billion Kenexa Buy Beefs Up Online SoftwareFox BusinessIBM has traditionally stayed out of the applications business, preferring instead to concentrate on infrastructure software such as databases and Web servers.
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‘Wall Street Journal’ Launches Hub for Mobile Video From Journalists

‘Wall Street Journal’ Launches Hub for Mobile Video From Journalists | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
As mobile technology and social sharing have reshaped the media industry in recent years, many legacy newsrooms have struggled to figure out just how to most effectively incorporate smartphone reporting into their content.
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The Human Algorithm: Making Information Overload Work | Networking Exchange Blog

The Human Algorithm: Making Information Overload Work | Networking Exchange Blog | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it

Feeing a bit overloaded with Information? Here's a good read...

 

Curated by Beth Kanter

http://www.bethkanter.org

 

This article by Brian Solis is bringing together a couple of themes

 

1.)   How SoLoMo and ambient information are causing information overload not only for individuals but at the enterprise level

 

2.)   Social media monitoring is about measurement, but there is a missing piece - making sense of the information.   Community managers are not doing this.

 

3.)  Business intelligence teams are siloed and not working with the social media team on sense making and application of the social media data.   

 

4.)   Better to invest in a human who can make sense of information than more technology ..

 

The idea of the human algorithm is to serve as the human counterpart to the abundance of new social intelligence and listening platforms hitting the market every day. Someone has to be on the other side of data to interpret it beyond the routine. Someone has to redefine the typical buckets where data is poured. And someone has to redefine the value of data to save important findings from a slow and eventual death by three-ring binders rich with direction and meaning.


One place where the human algorithm can have an immediate impact is in social media listening. In addition to tracking simple data signals such as conversations, sentiment, share of voice, and service inquiries, data can present insights into preferences, trends, areas for innovation or refinement, R&D, co-creation, and more. Even though sophisticated tools can help track data points that can lead to these insights, it still takes a human touch to surface them and in turn advocate findings within the organization. It’s the difference between insights, actionable insights, and executed insights.

 

The truth is that a community or social media manager is not tasked with this type of responsibility. Therefore, insights largely remain undiscovered. It takes a new role that unites the disciplines of business intelligence and social media with the perseverance of a change agent. Without it, all of the insights capable of leading organizations to the next big thing will meet their long time arch nemeses: fear and skepticism.

 

 

A few nonprofits, like DoSomething, have invested in data analysts on stff who job it is to steward data and help staff make sense of it.   How many nonprofits allocate the time for sense-making beyond the routine.   Usually, it is part of someone's job description and not enough time is invested in this important process.

 

 


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India offers vast scope for Islamic banking

India offers vast scope for Islamic banking | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
It could expand the number of new customers and increase fund flow from the Gulf...
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise Of Content 4.0

INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise Of Content 4.0 | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Content 4.0 is here.


That's content worth paying for -- and consumers are buying lots of it.


For the preceding decade, content has been available for free online, both legally and illegally.


So why are people buying it now?


Because technology is making content more convenient, attractive, relevant and emotional. From iTunes to Amazon, from Netflix to the New York Times, the signs of Content 4.0 are everywhere.


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Bundesbank chief says ECB bond buying risks being ‘addictive like a drug’

Bundesbank chief says ECB bond buying risks being ‘addictive like a drug’ | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Weidman says bond proposal looks like printing cash to fund governments...
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Fed's QE plan, Indian GDP growth data to guide stock markets in the week ahead

Fed's QE plan, Indian GDP growth data to guide stock markets in the week ahead | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Fed's QE plan, Indian GDP growth data to guide stock markets in the week aheadWith the monsoon session of Parliament stuck in a deadlock, traders are gradually ruling out the possibility of market-friendly policy measures.
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IAC acquires About.com from New York Times Company

IAC acquires About.com from New York Times Company | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Media mogul Barry Diller's IAC said on Sunday that its Ask.com unit has acquired information website About.com from the New York Times Company for $300 million in cash.
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Lance Armstrong Stripped of Tour de France Titles? Internet in Shock

Lance Armstrong Stripped of Tour de France Titles? Internet in Shock | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong announced Thursday that he would stop his years-long fight against charges brought by the US Anti Doping Agency, though he admitted no wrongdoing.
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India Plans to Buy Uranium Mines Overseas

India Plans to Buy Uranium Mines Overseas | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
India plans to acquire uranium mines overseas and is looking at a proposal to form a joint venture between two state-run companies to implement the plan.
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Microsoft unveils a new logo

Ahead of one of the most significant waves of product launches in Microsoft’s history, the company unveiled a new logo for the company yesterday.
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