IB Part 3: Global Interactions
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IB Part 3: Global Interactions
IB Geography Higher Core Unit
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There are now more iPhones sold than babies born in the world every day

There are now more iPhones sold than babies born in the world every day | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
With the release of its quarterly earnings earlier today, Apple revealed that it had sold 37.04M iPhones in fiscal Q1 of 2012. Those numbers are massive, far bigger than any other manufacturer ...
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Mexico’s Coke wars ignite as the government places a tax on ‘the real thing’

Mexico’s Coke wars ignite as the government places a tax on ‘the real thing’ | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
For several years, discerning American drinkers have consumed not the Coca-Cola produced in their own country, but imported Mexican Coke, known to connoisseurs as “Mexicoke”.
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Brunei announces new Shariah criminal law which includes amputation for theft and stoning for adultery

Brunei announces new Shariah criminal law which includes amputation for theft and stoning for adultery | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said with the Shariah Penal Code, which would be applied to Muslims only, ‘our duty to Allah is therefore being fulfilled’
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Africa 'leapfrogs' to wider internet access

Africa 'leapfrogs' to wider internet access | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs ramp up efforts to bring access to areas held back by limited infrastructure.

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Somalia's remittances quandary: what are the options post-Barclays?

Somalia's remittances quandary: what are the options post-Barclays? | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
The closure of UK bank accounts belonging to cash-transfer firms would force many people to find new ways of sending money home. What are the alternatives?
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Global child mortality rates have halved since 1990 - but that’s not enough to meet the MDG target

New estimates of child mortality were released today by the UN Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), and show the global child (under-five) mortality rate has dropped 47 percent since 1990 - from 90 deaths per 1,000 live...
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Brazil's give-and-take in Africa

Brazil's give-and-take in Africa | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Is Brazil writing off African debt in solidarity or self-interest?
Liam Thomas van den Heuvel's insight:

Found this very interesting article about Brazil (I'm not sure if it is quite a core country yes, so I'll call it a semiperiphery) buying out debt in some African countries, if found this very relevant as before we were exploring how debt can prevent a country from becoming a core country, and in this case Brazil is helping these African nations so that they'll be able to progress into semiperiphery and then core stages.

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Liam Thomas van den Heuvel's comment, September 18, 2013 9:51 AM
However I did forget to state that people as said in the article and video are not sure if this is through selfish reasons or not.
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Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich

Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds — and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a ...
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A perfect link in to whether globalisation and new technologies are increasing income inequality. 

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Study reveals 'true' cost of imports

Study reveals 'true' cost of imports | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
New data indicates that the amount of raw materials used to produce goods is far higher than previously thought.
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How globalized is Mexico? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

What exactly is globalization? Globalization can be defined in simple terms as “the process by which events, activities and decisions in one part of the

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Sushmita Vargo's curator insight, February 17, 2014 9:46 AM

A very engaging learning source.

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McDonald's 34,492 restaurants: where are they?

McDonald's 34,492 restaurants: where are they? | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
A new restaurant in Vietnam means that McDonald's will be serving up food in 116 countries around the world next year
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Obama in Tanzania seeking business

Obama in Tanzania seeking business | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama is welcomed by troupes of dancers in Tanzania for a visit expected to focus on trade, in the last leg of his African tour.
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Mexico’s Coke wars ignite as the government places a tax on ‘the real thing’

Mexico’s Coke wars ignite as the government places a tax on ‘the real thing’ | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
For several years, discerning American drinkers have consumed not the Coca-Cola produced in their own country, but imported Mexican Coke, known to connoisseurs as “Mexicoke”.
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Horn of Africa piracy 'nets $400m'

Horn of Africa piracy 'nets $400m' | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Pirates off the Horn of Africa netted more than $400m in ransom money between 2005 and 2012, a World Bank/UN report says.
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China's connectivity revolution

China's connectivity revolution | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Increasing internet access in China can only accelerate the speed of its extraordinary development journey.
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Ship Shipping Ships

Ship Shipping Ships | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it

"This is a ship-shipping ship, shipping shipping ships."


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jim dzialo's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:54 PM

Pretty sure that doesn't fit in the panama canal

 

L.Long's curator insight, February 16, 2014 4:28 AM

The two industries that are the real backbone of globalization are transportation and communication.  What has accelerated the pace of global interconnectedness is the scale of these devices and their ubiquity in facilitating massive global commerce.

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The two industries that are the real backbone of globalization are transportation and communication.  What has accelerated the pace of global interconnectedness is the scale of these devices and their ubiquity in facilitating massive global commerce. Economies of scale infuse our transportation and communicating technologies, boosting the diffusion of countless other technologies. China's transportation infrastructure, for example has undergone some amazing physical transformations that have made their economic growth possible.  If, however, you only want to laugh at the tongue-twister of ship-shipping ships shipping shipping ships,  this is the internet meme for you. 


Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.

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Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
The number is on the rise.

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Kenneth Jordan's comment, September 3, 2013 11:21 PM
This shows how culturally diverse we are as a country. with more than 60 million people speaking another language besides English is in my opinion, interesting. It also means that these people will be able to share their culture with the ones around them.
Rainer Emily's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:37 AM

Intellectual/arts?

 

This article is on intellectual and arts because its about how people aren't speaking English at home. The article is talking about how people wont speak English and stuff and thats intellectual. 

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Shanghai free-trade zone launched

Shanghai free-trade zone launched | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
A free-trade zone in Shanghai, China's economic hub, launches as the world's second-biggest economy prepares to test long-awaited economic reforms.
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Pakistan earthquake pushed an island 18 metres high up from the sea; thousands homeless and 210 dead

Pakistan earthquake pushed an island 18 metres high up from the sea; thousands homeless and 210 dead | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
A navy team explores the island Wednesday created by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake so forceful it was felt 1,200 kilometres away in India
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Graeme Hamilton: The PQ affirms its readiness to play politics with minority rights

Graeme Hamilton: The PQ affirms its readiness to play politics with minority rights | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
This is not the first time the PQ has resorted to divisive identity politics since it was elected a year ago, and it might want to remember how well its last effort fared
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The increasing backlash to globalization in Quebec (I'd like to empahize it is only Quebec which is voting NOT all of Canada)

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How did Germany become the new champion of Europe?

How did Germany become the new champion of Europe? | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
It was the sick man of Europe only 20 years ago: now it has become a powerhouse. Can Britain learn from the German model?
Liam Thomas van den Heuvel's insight:

Just after seeing this first-hand in Germany and reading about it, I thought this article on the massive European role of Germany really does link in well with the idea of globalisation and that Germany could be a role-model for this idea.

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Andrew Coyne: The myth of income inequality: Since the bleak 90s, things have actually gotten better

Andrew Coyne: The myth of income inequality: Since the bleak 90s, things have actually gotten better | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Growing poverty? Stagnating middle class? Rich getting richer? It was all true ... in 1995
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Something people might find interesting on Income Inequality after today's lesson (3/9/13)

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The World's 25 Busiest Airports

The World's 25 Busiest Airports | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
More than 1.4 billion airline passengers departed, landed, or connected through these massive facilities in 2012. Viewing them from above gives a sense of their gargantuan scale and global significance.
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How big data is changing the world

How big data is changing the world | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
When the whole world is plugged into the network, there is going to be a vast amount of data to sift through.
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