July 14th, 2013
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July 14th, 2013
marizannek

Five Surprising Facts About Energy Poverty

Business as usual “will not remotely suffice” to meet goals of clean and universal energy, says a World Bank-led report.

July 10th, 2013
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futuristgerd:

The rise of the visual Web: Sites like Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Wanelo are becoming repositories for shopping ideas, fashion tips, and wish lists — in essence user-generated catalogs. For example, in a recent survey by Zmags (a mobile catalog company), 63% of online shoppers said they plan to use online catalogs. And 35% said they plan to use Pinterest to make purchases. (via Why Social Commerce Is Set To Explode - Business Insider)

futuristgerd:

The rise of the visual Web: Sites like Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Wanelo are becoming repositories for shopping ideas, fashion tips, and wish lists — in essence user-generated catalogs. For example, in a recent survey by Zmags (a mobile catalog company), 63% of online shoppers said they plan to use online catalogs. And 35% said they plan to use Pinterest to make purchases. (via Why Social Commerce Is Set To Explode - Business Insider)

Reblogged from CultureLab
June 28th, 2013
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nasdaq:

With 3- to 5-year estimated earnings per share growth of 51%, LinkedIn tops the Forbes’ list of 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies. Check out the whole list here.

Reblogged from The Good Idea Exchange
June 28th, 2013
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June 26th, 2013
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kqedscience:

Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

The decline in bee populations has been all the buzz lately, which led Whole Foods Market to team up with the Xerces Society to show us what a world—or at least, produce section—without bees would look like. The University Heights, Rhode Island store removed all foods that are reliant upon the important pollinators, and it leaves a pretty slim selection; 52% of the produce department’s offerings would be pulled from shelves without bees around to help.”

(via inhabitat)

Reblogged from Los Angeles Times
June 25th, 2013
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Email is the main cause of information overload at work today. It prevents us from being able to make good decisions and tackle important tasks according to priority.
Reblogged from
June 20th, 2013
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Rudy de Waele, Futuresagency member, on how mobile
transforms any business.

June 18th, 2013
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smarterplanet:

iRobot And Cisco Build A Roving Telepresence Rig So Remote Workers Can Still Roam The Office

It’s no secret that iRobot’s domestic cleaning machines can carry some interesting things while they putter around and wipe up your floors, and iRobot and Cisco have taken that notion to its next logical step. The two companies have just announced that they’ve taken this smart roving robotics platform and stuck this pricey enterprise video conferencing monitor on top, all to facilitate West Wing-style walk-and-talks with colleagues who couldn’t be bothered to schlep into the office.

We’ve seen plenty of curious telepresence rigs before, but this is one of the few that makes it a point to break away from the confines of a desk. Once everything is put together, the Ava 500 stands at about 5’5″ and artfully dodges office debris the same way the more janitorial units do. Meanwhile, those remote users also get to control that roving robot by way of an iPad app, though the process isn’t as hands-on as one might hope — the Ava 500 handles most of the control itself after the user selects a destination so it’s perfect for remotely touring dangerous corners of the factory floor, but not so perfect for doing donuts outside of Conference Room B.

Reblogged from A Smarter Planet
June 18th, 2013
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Gerd speaking about the future of business (Luxembourg Business Compass Event)