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Is Netflix, Inc. Spending $6 Billion on Original Content in 2016? -- The Motley Fool
Yeah this is what I thought. He didn't include the word original in the quote. So it isn't $6B on original content. This article is saying it's more like $1.3B for original content
march 2017 by skinnymuch
Why Big Data Needs Thick Data — Ethnography Matters
When I was researching at Nokia in 2009, which at the time was the world’s largest cellphone company in emerging, I discovered something that I believed challenged their entire business model. After years of conducting ethnographic work in China from living with migrants to working as a street vendor and living in internet cafés, I saw lots of indicators that led me to conclude that low-income consumers were ready to pay for more expensive smartphones.

I concluded that Nokia needed to replace their current product development strategy from making expensive smartphones for elite users to affordable smartphones for low-income users. I reported my findings and recommendations to headquarters. But Nokia did not know what to do with my findings. They said my sample size of 100 was weak and small compared to their sample size of several million data points. In addition, they said that there weren’t any signs of my insights in their existing datasets.

In response, I told them that it made sense that they haven’t seen any of my data show up in their quantitative datasets because their notion of demand was a fixed quantitative model that didn’t map to how demand worked as a cultural model in China. What is measurable isn’t the same as what is valuable.
china  research  ethnography  qualitative  big_data  rebuttals  mobile  smartphones 
march 2016 by bo
Counterpoint: Harper has not shifted Canadians’ opinions - The Globe and Mail
Michael Adams
Counterpoint: Harper has not shifted Canadians’ opinions
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Feb. 06 2015
rebuttals  Stephen_Harper  Conservative_Party  conservatism  public_opinion 
february 2015 by jerryking
Relient K - Freebird
This is how Relient K deals with terrible people yelling "Freebird" at their concerts.
Music  Comedy  Rebuttals 
may 2013 by JB4GDI
"Thousands of websites that are barely able to make ends meet can do podcasts for free, though." Robert Khoo response: "Have you considered that is why they are barely able to make ends meet?"
Cost  Awesome  People  Rebuttals 
may 2013 by JB4GDI
Climate change: A guide for the perplexed - earth - 16 May 2007 - New Scientist Environment
There's a lot at stake with global warming, so for those not sure what to believe, we've debunked the most common climate myths
climate  change  rebuttals  Unsorted_Bookmarks 
august 2012 by boberetezek
Derailing for Dummies
The thing is, you’re having a good time, sharing your knowledge about these people and their issues. This knowledge is incontrovertible - it’s been backed up in media representation, books, research and lots and lots of historical events, also your own unassailable sense of being right.

Yet all of a sudden something happens to put a dampener on your sharing of your enviable intellect and incomparable capacity to fully perceive and understand All Things. It’s someone who belongs to the group of people you’re discussing and they’re Not Very Happy with you. Apparently, they claim, you’ve got it all wrong and they’re offended about that. They might be a person of colour, or a queer person. Maybe they’re a woman, or a person with disability. They could even be a trans person or a sex worker. The point is they’re trying to tell you they know better than you about their issues and you know that’s just plain wrong. How could you be wrong?

Don’t worry though! There IS something you can do to nip this potentially awkward and embarrassing situation in the bud. By simply derailing the conversation, dismissing their opinion as false and ridiculing their experience you can be sure that they continue to be marginalised and unheard and you can continue to look like the expert you know you really are, deep down inside!


Just follow this step-by-step guide to Conversing with Marginalised People™ and in no time at all you will have a fool-proof method of derailing every challenging conversation you may get into, thus reaping the full benefits of every privilege that you have.

The best part is, you don't even have to be a white, heterosexual, cisgendered, cissexual, upper-class male to enjoy the full benefits of derailing conversation! Nope, you can utilise the lesser-recognised tactic of Horizontal Hostility to make sure that, despite being a member of a Marginalised Group™ yourself, you can exercise a privilege another Marginalised Group™ doesn't have in order not to heed their experience!
feminism  politics  racism  sexism  logic  rebuttals 
october 2011 by timberwolfoz
College Inefficiency: Resource Misallocation or Underutilization? - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Richard Vedder and his perspective with responses by readers.  This acts as an example to show students that although a scholar and professional may have an argument or particular viewpoint, other scholars and pros can disagree.
example  argument  rebuttals  English  2010 
july 2011 by nynate17
Love Keurig? Nope. « Dear Coffee, I Love You. | Caffeinated Inspiration.
Was forced to drink k-cup coffee today. Went hunting for anti-keurig support. Thankfully found it from @dearcoffeeiluvu:
defenses  rebuttals  coffee 
july 2011 by BeSublime
Grant Hill's Response to Jalen Rose -
March 16, 2011, 1:47 pm
Grant Hill’s Response to Jalen Rose
sports  basketball  Colleges_&_Universities  rebuttals  Duke 
march 2011 by jerryking

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