infovore + economy   7

Digital economy bill: A punishing future | Comment is free | The Guardian
"It boils Digital Britain down to three Ms – media, music and movies – myopically ignoring the pioneers of new technology, and ?
showing a blind spot for all creativity outside the so-called creative industries... Instead of empowering digital Britons, the bill follows the lead of music and movie corporations, who already apply a presumption of guilt to their customers. Instead of treating the web as a platform of possibilities, it recasts it as a tool for mass theft." Excellent, excellent leader from the Guardian on the frankly scandalous digital economy bill.
uk  politics  government  threestrikes  digitaleconomy  economy  copyright 
november 2009 by infovore
Suitcase With $134 Billion Puts Dollar on Edge: William Pesek -
"Think about it: These two guys were carrying the gross domestic product of New Zealand or enough for three Beijing Olympics. If economies were for sale, the men could buy Slovakia and Croatia and have plenty left over for Mongolia or Cambodia... These men carrying bonds concealed in the bottom of their luggage also would be the fourth-largest U.S. creditors." Um, wow.
economy  dollar  tallstories  money  switzerland  downturn  destablisation 
june 2009 by infovore
Really, Really Big Bad Exploit found in Eve Online... after 4 years - PlayNoEvil Game Security News & Analysis
"CCP Games has uncovered an exploit in Eve Online that survived in the game for 4 years and may have had a massive impact on the game and game economy." Read the links for more details; suffice to say, EVE is going through a major economic upheaval right now; exploits that have lasted for four years are no longer viable, and everything's getting very expensive. Sound familiar?
games  mmo  mmorpg  economy  eve  eveonline  recession 
december 2008 by infovore
Flickr Photo Download: 4chan breaks down our economic downfall
4chan /b/ thread on the American economic deficit, which explains things quite well, and has stick-man-anon illustrations to boot.
economy  debt  deficit  4chan  illustration  america  finance 
september 2008 by infovore
Fuelly | Share and Compare Your MPG
"Fuelly is a site that lets you track, share, and compare your gas mileage. Simply sign up, add a car, and begin tracking your mileage." Looks interesting.
travel  peakoil  efficiency  economy  petrol  fuel  money  cars  analytics 
august 2008 by infovore - the price of beer anywhere in the world
"The only price comparison website worth drinking to as well as the only travel and short-break holiday guide you really need."
economy  finance  currency  money  beer  pint  exchangerate  yardstick 
april 2008 by infovore
Understanding productivity in the Information Age - MIT Sloan Newsroom
"researchers found that information workers whose strong e-mail networks allow them to receive new information sooner than their peers...are likely to be more productive than their less well-connected counterparts"
information  informationwork  knowledge  economy 
january 2008 by infovore

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