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Warum die Thighbrows auf Instagram auf die Thigh Gap folgen - Style - bento
Bye, Thigh Gap. [Hi] Thighbrows. [ superficial world that Social Media created. ] Es handelt sich dabei um das Haut- und Fettröllchen, das an der Falte zwischen Bein und Po – also an der Hüfte – entsteht, wenn man kniet, sitzt oder sich nach vorne beugt. Moment. Hat das nicht jeder? [...] Doch, nur ist die individuell mal mehr, mal weniger ausgeprägte Thighbrow in den meisten Fällen mit Kleidung verdeckt. Neu ist, dass hochausgeschnittene und eng anliegende Badeanzüge seit 2015 wieder getragen werden, und man die vergessene Körperstelle deshalb bald häufiger sehen wird. [... "hip cleavage" ...] [...] Durch die fotografisch festgehaltene Wiederholung avancieren gewisse Posen (Russenhocke, Fish Gape, Duck Face) zum nonverbalen Code, der ein gewisses Trendbewusstsein suggeriert, ohne explizit darauf hinzuweisen. Fotos spiegeln die Normen der Gesellschaft wider, brechen sie, spielen mit ihnen.
Social  Media  Selfie  Thighbrows  Trend  trends  Sexual  objectification  objectification  beauty  sickness  body  image  body  type  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  well  being  mental  health  superficial  Popular  Culture  Pop  Culture  mass  cultural  studies  cultural  study 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Secret’s Demise and Uber’s Next Potential Acquisition by The Jay & Farhad Show
Jay Yarow (Business Insider) talk abt Secret’s demise; Google Ventures partner compares failed startup Secret to 'a bank heist' - bit.ly/1h9RZFc &! Google Ventures partner sort of apologizes for comparing one of his portfolio companies to a 'bank heist' - bit.ly/1NQsFyI // 2012-mid 2015 Environment: FOMO! // @StartupLJackson - startupljackson.com/post/118338084025/secret-financing - "Their big issue was that they were Silicon Valley famous before product-market fit, which meant the failure was public and the hype cycle inescapable. That may have been their fault, may not have been. Journalists can sort that out. Other founders: don’t ever do this." what other names/co come 2 mind, being Hyped, feeding the hype & failing very publicly!? Kevin Rose - Digg, Dennis Crowley fights not to fail publicly with Foursquare, Twitter post-IPO, FriendFeed in its own way, ?Photo? 40m no product, Bebo post-AOL acquisition, Consumer Products are inherently hard and luck based. Path.
Secret  Venture  Capital  Google  Ventures  FOMO  Silicon  Valley  ethical  machine  termsheet  Whisper  anonymity  pseudonym  Trend  Hype  Cycle  Yik  Yak  Beme  Casey  Neistat  Dennis  Crowley  foursquare  Digg  Kevin  Rose  consumer  product  Product/Market  Fit  Bebo  AOL  Twitter  Friendfeed  Path  Dave  Morin  Friendster  StudiVZ 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Don’t Be Apple | TechCrunch
[ pendulums swing ] Put another way, Apple may be more benevolent than Amazon, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft — but it is also more dictatorial than any of those. Benevolent dictators are wonderful until suddenly they aren’t. You may trust Apple not to abuse the power it wields (and if you think that power is trivial or meaningless, consider just how much of our lives are orchestrated by and through our pocket supercomputers nowadays, and how they could be used against us.) Heck, despite my criticisms, I trust today’s Apple not to abuse that power. But I would vastly prefer that they didn’t have it at all — or that they at least gave users the option to sever the tether to Cupertino. “Trust, but verify,” as Ronald Reagan once said. [...] It may seem silly to criticize a fantastic company that makes superb products and delights its users on the basis of an abstract philosophical dispute. ...
Apple  Platform  TOS  EULA  trust  trustagent  distrust  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  Trend  iOS  Android  Apple  App  Store  App  Store  proprietary  software  Open  Source  Google  Positioning  aspirational  product  marketing  ecosystem 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Snapchat Murders Facebook - YouTube
'nobody has figured out a video on phone/mobile' / Snapchat / Snapchat Stories (user generated content) / Discover (content from multimedia companies/newspapers)
storytelling  Snapchat  Vine  Twitter  Facebook  Video  YouTube  Instagram  trends  trend  Celebrity  of  You  Selbstdarstellung  narcissism  social  status  status  anxiety  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  culture  Gossip  culture  gaffen  Gawker  Tabloid  Millennials  Silicon  Alley  ugc  user  generated  content  content  discovery  consumption  user  behaviour  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  attention  span  snacking  Entertainment  user  hack  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  bubble  crowd  long-tail 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
A Year Later, $19 Billion For WhatsApp Doesn’t Sound So Crazy | TechCrunch
Messaging is the center of mobile. Snapchat is raising at around a $20 billion valuation. And no one cares who owns apps. On February 19th, 2014, we didn’t know any of these things for sure. So when Facebook announced it would pay $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp — an app most American pundits had never used — it seemed ludicrous. Zuck had to be crazy, right? Wrong. Without WhatsApp, Facebook’s international situation would look a lot dicier. And if a competitor like Google acquired it instead, it could have been disastrous. Instead, Facebook possess the most popular messaging app, and has neutralized the biggest threat to its global domination of social networking. Why? Chat Is The Mobile Portal! [...] Its Stories feature has grown into a competitor to Facebook’s News Feed. And Discover could make it all quite monetizable if it gets popular. Snapchat is constantly cited as where teens are ditching your parents’ social network for.
WhatsApp  Snapchat  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Twitter  Mark  Zuckerberg  Yahoo!  Google  Microsoft  SMS  Wireless  Carrier  MMS  Newsfeed  trend  trends  M&A  acquisitions  acquisition  scale  Tumblr  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  user  experience  user  behaviour  Phablet  AOL 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Megatrend Teilen – wenn die Privatsphäre verschachert wird, Kulturplatz 11.02.2015 - YouTube
Sharing = Renting (splitting up cost for X) &! the trend for lifestyle and experiences instead of pure consumption as consumerist. Still, there is differentiation - see Uber and Lyft.
Share  Economy  Social  Economy  consumption  Co-Op  Collaborative  collaboration  consumerism  consumerist  generationy  Millennials  user  experience  product  experience  offline  experience  shared  experience  capitalism  cohesion  trend  trends  western  lifestyle  status  anxiety  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  status 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Labels, not Spotify, are screwing over artists and breaking the music industry. Here’s how to fix it. | PandoDaily
[ Platform - everyone (middlemen, plural) is taking a cut. ] A new report from audit firm Ernst & Young and the French record label trade group SNEP reveals better estimates than we’ve ever seen on the payout distribution of music streaming services. And who do you suppose takes the biggest cut? You guessed it, labels. According to the report, labels net 45.6 percent of the streaming revenue created by Spotify and Deezer, the two platforms included in the study. The streaming platforms themselves — most of which have yet to achieve profitability despite fielding frequent attacks for their supposed greed — take home 20.8 percent. An additional 16.7 percent is paid in taxes before songwriters and performing artists finally see their shares — which amount to 10 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively.
middleman  Music  Industry  digital  artist  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  Spotify  iTune  Deezer  Rdio  Pandora  YouTube  Platform  TOS  freemium  business  model  free  digital  content  digital  economy  digital  natives  Millennials  Trend  Generationy  user  behaviour  user  experience  360-music-contract  Indie  Music  Music  1000  True  Fans  Multimedia  Social  Media  marketing  advertisement  added  value  Proposition  exploitation  fairness  Silicon  Valley  Signal  vs.  Noise 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
WhatsApp testing voice calls on Android
WhatsApp launches voice calling test for limited Android users; full rollout & iOS avail date undiscl; WhatsApp last mo surpassed 700M MAUs. // << TREND >> Means that Carriers will abandon charges for calls and put eventual cost (avg across users) as flat-rate item it into data plan cost. Thus customers pay only for data plan or flat-rate data plan. Carriers will eventually offer such plans, maybe even target them early at teems/parents with teens (family plans).
WhatsApp  Skype  Wireless  Carrier  Facebook  Appification  single-use  app  Trend  trends  user  behaviour  user  experience  user  hack  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  Viber  Kakao  Talk  Tango  Line  VOIP 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Calm down, tech journalists: It’s okay if you don’t use Snapchat | PandoDaily
artificial limitations is the trend that emerged late out of the freeze box that was SV 2001-2005/6 ... artificial limitations ie 140 charachters, ephemeral content, <10s videos, Yo, (photo)filters, ... and anonymity within the echo chamber made Secret --- and the real world broke the idea. Hot deals emerge quickly within an echo chamber, even if it doesn't end world hunger or make it rain. // This is a new phase of SV companies and tech, question is, can anyone of these be sustainable long-term world wide as big and far as they are shouting (out of the echochamber) // as fascinated as the press at large is right now, there could be, looming on the horizon, a backlash from the general population, as their livelihoods are deeply affected (work, social, democracy, ... uncertainty. people don't like uncertainty and insecurity.)
Silicon  Valley  Twitter  Vine  Snapchat  Instagram  Secret  trend  trends  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  journalism  journalismus  demographics  target  audience  Popular  Culture  Pop  Culture  technology  singularity  Moore's  Law  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  automation  algorithm  Robotics  AI  artificial  intelligence  augmented  reality  virtual  reality  Uber  Lyft  silo  Facebook  Google  Apple 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Here’s How Chat Apps Are Becoming As Important As Social Media For Brands | TechCrunch
Asia’s messaging apps have been around longer, and thus most have more mature business models that generate income by connecting brands with consumers, in addition to other non-marketing revenue streams such as games and stickers. If 2014 was the year that the West wised up to the potential of messaging apps, then 2015 is the year that they’ll get smart and make money from them. &! http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/31/the-message-in-messaging-apps/ &! are still silos - http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/22/button-12m-redpoint/ &! http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/06/six-drivers-of-the-700b-mobile-internet/
Appification  Social  Media  Chat  App  Snapchat  WhatsApp  Twitter  Facebook  sharing  attention  span  Signal  vs.  Noise  pollution  filter  bubble  Trend  Secret  Yik  Yak  Tinder  ephemeral  Viber  Tango  Kik  Platform  silo  Big  Data  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  cellphone  usage  usage  pattern  hook  habit  forming  user  behaviour  SMS  Phablet 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
On the Origin of Celebrity - Issue 5: Fame - Nautilus
"Why the obsession? Because we’re primates with vested interests in tracking social hierarchies and patterns of social affiliation. And celebrities provide our primate minds with stimulating gyrations of hierarchy and affiliation (who is sleeping with, feuding with, out-earning whom). [...] Why is rank so important to a baboon? For one thing, a stable dominance system is a huge social convenience—it insures bloody teeth and claws don’t reign each time a potential conflict arises." - via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8614040 &!&! http://nautil.us/issue/5/fame/homo-narrativus-and-the-trouble-with-fame "We think that fame is deserved. We are wrong. [...] These two traits—our compulsion to tell stories, and our bias towards the individual—conspire to ruin our intuitive understanding of fame. [...] There is no such thing as fate, only the story of fate." << via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8624002
Celebrity  of  You  celeb  culture  fame  culture  Gossip  culture  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  social  status  status  anxiety  sociology  psychology  evolution  group  behavior  behaviour  Power  Play  abuse  of  n00d  Trading  Ring  Celebgate  Media  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine  Facebook  Twitter  storytelling  social  imitation  trend  trends  Network  social  science  social  study  social  society 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Teens are officially over Facebook - The Washington Post
>> tide comes in, tide goes out. .... FB isn't hip anymore. its the cycle of popularity. like style trends. // so what you gonna do, you either make your platform as broad as possible or as niche/narrow as possible ... meetings in the middle are compromise. compromise doesn't work.
Millennials  generationy  adoption  Facebook  brand  image  Snapchat  WhatsApp  trend  ephemeral  anonymity  anonym  Secret  Whisper  Twitter  Platform  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  Silicon  Valley  Venture  Capital  Tumblr  utility  YouTube 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Why did men stop wearing high heels?
"One of the best ways that status can be conveyed is through impracticality," says Semmelhack, adding that the upper classes have always used impractical, uncomfortable and luxurious clothing to announce their privileged status. "They aren't in the fields working and they don't have to walk far."
Fashion  Industry  Fashion  status  symbol  status  anxiety  materialism  Luxury  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  consumer  trend  trends 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Cost of Food and Energy across Consumers :: Daniel Carroll :: Economic Trends :: 03.14.11 :: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
For those astutely wondering why food and energy expenditures are a larger fraction of total expenditures than of total income for the bottom 20 percent, there is a much higher fraction of households in this quintile which may be using savings and credit markets to consume above their annual income. Likely categories are the unemployed, business owners with temporary losses, students living on loans, and retirees drawing down their nest eggs.
food  commodities  inflation  consumer  research  study  paper  trend  2011  energy  oil  income  Expenditure  poor  rich  distribution  economics 
march 2011 by asterisk2a
YouTube - Kampf um Ackerboden Plusminus 02.11.2010
Amerikanisierung der Landwirtschaft
Kurzdenken
Vermoegens und Geldkonzentrationen, benachteiligung fuer die Gemeinde
Landwirtschaftbetriebe sterben
agriculture  industrialisation  industrial  germany  2010  capitalism  economics  trend  future  outlook  2012 
november 2010 by asterisk2a
What Is It About 20-Somethings? - NYTimes.com
Arnett would like to see us choose a middle course. “To be a young American today is to experience both excitement and uncertainty, wide-open possibility and confusion, new freedoms and new fears,” he writes in “Emerging Adulthood.” During the timeout they are granted from nonstop, often tedious and dispiriting responsibilities, “emerging adults develop skills for daily living, gain a better understanding of who they are and what they want from life and begin to build a foundation for their adult lives.” If it really works that way, if this longer road to adulthood really leads to more insight and better choices, then Arnett’s vision of an insightful, sensitive, thoughtful, content, well-honed, self-actualizing crop of grown-ups would indeed be something worth waiting for.
generationy  generation  babyboomers  greatrecession  2010  millennials  change  life  trend  future  education  globalisation 
august 2010 by asterisk2a
Konkurrenz zu China: Deutsche Industrie warnt vor Rohstoff-Engpass - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft
China startet einen weltweiten Wettlauf um Rohstoffe. Die Volksrepublik bunkert seltene Materialien und sichert sich Vorkommen in Afrika. Nun schlägt die deutsche Industrie Alarm: Kämpft Europa nicht um die knappen Ressourcen, droht vielen Wirtschaftszweigen Existenznot.

Hamburg - Die Liste liest sich wie eine Übung für das Große Latinum: Gallium, Germanium, Beryllium, Indium, Magnesium, Platin, usw. Die Aufzählung ist eine Art Artenschutzliste der Europäischen Union für Rohstoffe. Die aufgeführten Materialien, so die Idee der EU, sind unverzichtbar bei der Herstellung von Hightech-Produkten. Deshalb soll der Zugang europäischer Produzenten zu diesen Stoffen besonders geschützt werden.

In der Tat sind viele dieser und weiterer Materialien aus dem Wirtschaftsleben nicht mehr wegzudenken.
rare-earths  china  economy  germany  africa  export  europe  industrial  production  resources  resource  2010  trend  outlook 
august 2010 by asterisk2a
China to Close 2,000 Factories in Energy Crackdown - NYTimes.com
The goal of the factory closings is “to enhance the structure of production, heighten the standard of technical capability and international competitiveness and realize a transformation of industry from being big to being strong,” the ministry said.

The announcement was the latest in a series of Chinese moves to increase energy efficiency. The National Development and Reform Commission, which is the government’s most powerful economic planning agency, announced last Friday that it had forced 22 provinces to halt their practice of providing electricity at discounted prices to energy-hungry industries like aluminum production.

The current Chinese five-year plan calls for using 20 percent less energy this year for each unit of economic output than in 2005. But surging production by heavy industry since last winter has put in question China’s ability to meet the target.
china  energy  2010  politics  planning  economics  economy  policy  renewable  trend  outlook 
august 2010 by asterisk2a
Boom der Ungleichheit: Jedes dritte Stellenangebot richtet sich an Zeitarbeiter - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft
Demnach haben sich die Jobangebote in der Leiharbeit seit Jahresanfang mehr als verdoppelt, während die Zahl der übrigen Stellen lediglich um ein Drittel zulegte. Entsprechend kletterte der Anteil der Leiharbeitsposten an allen neuen Stellen von 26,2 Prozent im Januar auf 34,9 Prozent im Juni.
Insgesamt waren der Bundesagentur im Juni 370.047 Stellen für ungeförderte Beschäftigungsverhältnisse gemeldet, davon 113.176 in der Leiharbeit. Allein im Juni gingen 184.191 Stellenmeldungen ein, davon 64.335 in der Leiharbeit. In der Zeitarbeitsbranche gibt es zwar einen Tarifvertrag, aber keinen verbindlichen Mindestlohn.
germany  employment  2010  2011  contractor  trend 
july 2010 by asterisk2a
Correlation Soars on S&P 500 Shares - WSJ.com
The market's flock-like behavior is one more reflection of the growing influence of investors using broad-based strategies

it is bad.

Forex sort of is couples too.
trend  trends  stockmarket  herd  herding  dysfunctional  financial  financialmarket  market 
july 2010 by asterisk2a
Generation 30: „Das Ende der klassischen Karriere ist eingeläutet“ - Familie - Gesellschaft - FAZ.NET
Ihr Rat lautet: Nicht lamentieren, sondern hübsch flexibel bleiben?

Ich bin überzeugt, dass das Lebensunternehmertum für die eigenen Fähigkeiten ein Schlüssel für die junge Generation ist.

Was meinen Sie damit?

Dass die Menschen Unternehmer ihrer eigenen Talente werden. Das hat auch ein freudiges, gestalterisches Element. Unternehmer sein, heißt Entscheidungen unter Unsicherheit zu treffen, sich zu fragen: Was wage ich als Nächstes? Wie schärfe ich mein Profil? Wie entwickle ich meine Fähigkeiten?

Was beeindruckt Sie im Lebenslauf eines Bewerbers?

Berufliche und geistige Varietät, das ist viel wichtiger als glattgebügelte Lebensläufe. Das Prinzip, immer mehr vom selben, ist nicht gut für die eigene Entwicklung. Daraus folgt, dass im Lebenslauf auch mal ein Bruch sein kann: Wer sich verändert, kann auch mal scheitern. Ich bin auch ab und an gescheitert.
knowledge  generation  germany  uncertainty  trend  crisis  career  change 
july 2010 by asterisk2a
Barack Obama: “if we keep on adding to the debt… that could actually lead to a double-dip” - Credit Writedowns
It has opted for a third Herbert Hoover solution:

The Hoover Status Quo. decreasing aggregate demand and precipitating a double dip recession in order to reduce government deficits. This would cause a wave of defaults and decrease debt burdens through bankruptcy and debt repudiation. Meanwhile they will try to prop up zombie companies and maintain malinvestment. This would simultaneously prevent the private sector from decreasing debt burdens through increased savings and maintain dependency on foreign sources of capital – all without ending the spectre of big government.
we are witnessing crony capitalism on a massive scale. The problem with the liquidation scenario is a lower standard of living and the prospect of geopolitical tension, social unrest, poverty, and war.

The Herbert Hoover solution we are now using leads to a Japanese outcome at best or a Great Depression outcome at worst.
barackobama  economics  public  debt  bubble  outlook  forecast  trend  presidency  recovery  greatrecession  greatdepression  japan  private  revolving  history 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
As Software Firms Merge, Synergy Is Elusive - WSJ.com
While the voluminous deal activity has meant a bonanza for shareholders -- many software stocks have soared this year, partly because of the hot merger landscape -- Mr. Gonick's experience highlights the flip side: As the big software companies flesh out their integration plans internally, customers on the outside are left with unanswered questions about their future.

But that isn't the only thing that has changed in recent years. Today, many of the companies being acquired aren't start-ups. They're established, profitable companies with a slew of customers.

This has left CIOs and information technology departments with less influence in negotiating software discounts because there are fewer vendors to pit against each other at the bargaining table, though customers can also potentially lower maintenance and integration costs by buying more software from a single vendor, says Eliot Colon, chief operating officer at Miro Consulting Inc., a software-licensing consultancy in Fords, N.J.
M&A  oracle  IBM  peoplesoft  software  industry  synergy  failure  customerservice  HP  SAP  startups  startup  Google  trend 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
The day China and India will take over the world 2048 TED India and China | CNNGo.com
The day China and India will take over the world
TEDIndia speaker Hans Rosling predicts when India and China will (re)claim their places as the world's dominant economic forces
china  india  future  trend  economy 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Schumpeter: The emperor's clothes | The Economist
But the obstacles in the way of the heroic media mogul are especially big. Advertising is swiftly migrating online, and moving away from media companies as it does so. The internet retains the power to disintermediate (that is, bypass media firms by bringing products straight to consumers) and de-aggregate (turning albums into tracks and newspapers into articles). Few have worked out a way of making money from putting content online. Nor is it clear that a willingness to spend on media-playing devices is a wholly good sign. Consumers bought lots of iPods in the past few years. But they did not spend much money on music.

And there is always the threat that media moguls will go on another buying spree. The industry has a history of splashy mergers and acquisitions, particularly involving technology outfits, which end up destroying value. So let the content cocks crow. But if they start talking about synergies, run for the hills.
conglomerate  tuki  newscorp  newspapers  media  newspaper  M&A  nbcuniversal  comcast  internet  economics  trends  trend  content 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Social Networks Play a Major Part in How We Get News [STATS]
However, the study also shows that very few people nowadays (7%) are getting information from a single media platform. In fact, nearly half of Americans (46%) claim they get news from four to six media platforms on a typical day. And while TV is still the biggest source of news (78% of Americans say they get news from a local TV station), Internet sits at second place (61% of users get news online), ahead of radio and newspapers. Interestingly enough, relatively few people — only 17% — claim they read news in a national newspaper such as The New York Times or USA Today.

Thirty-three percent of cellphone owners now access news on their phones, and 28% use personalized news, meaning they have a customized page that includes news from sources they’ve chosen. Perhaps most importantly, news consumers today participate in the creation of news; 37% have contributed to news creation, commented on news or shared it via social media sites such as Facebook (Facebook) or Twitter (Twitter).
tuki  news  media  trends  statistics  socialmedia  journalism  internet  socialnetworking  trend  future 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
The Surreal World of Chatroulette - NYTimes.com
Chatroulette may or may not move into the mainstream. It may end up as another home for pornography on the Internet, as a New York Magazine article suggested early this month. But some see other possibilities. “Right now it’s kind of like an online ‘Lord of the Flies,’ ” Ms. Yardi said. “I suspect it won’t exist into its current state in the future, but I think it will spin out into a new kind of category online.”
Chatroulette  culture  internet  trend 
february 2010 by asterisk2a
AOL's Armstrong Tells CNBC He Is More Interested In Nichebusters Than Blockbusters (Full Transcript)
TRENDS:
- Consumer Web
- Fragmented Web
- Discovery of Content
- Making it Pay
- Social in its many forms are here, there is a manifestation.
niche  aol  content  future  trend  internet  web  publishing  interest  portal  digg  media  fragmented  fragmentation  consumer 
february 2010 by asterisk2a
Mehr als Geld und gute Worte — die bank - Zeitschrift für Bankpolitik und Praxis
Denn über den Unternehmen hängt wie eine Gewitterwolke der Megatrend „Demographischer Wandel“. Was Bundesministern und Rentenversicherern graue Haare beschert, ist längst auch Aufgabe für die Human Resources Bereiche. Weil in vielen Industrieländern der Zahl junger Menschen schrumpft sowie der Anteil Älterer und Alter dramatisch zunimmt, verschärft sich die Konkurrenz der Arbeitgeber um die besten Talente.
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Mitarbeiterentwicklung und Talent-Management sind längst strategische Aufgaben, um die Prosperität des Unternehmens in der Zukunft zu sichern, junge Talente zu finden, zu entwickeln und zu binden.
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Schon seit Anfang der 1990er Jahre lassen Globalisierung und Industrialisierung mit ihren Zwillingsgeschwistern Outsourcing und Restrukturierung erahnen, dass die Banklehre nicht mehr in jedem Fall eine lebenslange Job-Garantie bietet.
war-for-talent  talent  globalisation  outsourcing  restructuring  industrial  industrialisation  banking  demographics  trend  patterns  management  people  recruiting  Recruitment 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
The Female Factor - In Germany, a Tradition Falls, and Women Rise - Series - NYTimes.com
Across the developed world, a combination of the effects of birth control, social change, political progress and economic necessity has produced a tipping point: numerically, women now match or overtake men in the work force and in education.

In the developing world, too, the striving of women and girls for schooling, small loans and status is part of another immense upheaval: the rise of nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Women already form the majority of university graduates in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,

This trend turns the question of child care into one of economic competitiveness, notes Karen Hagemann, professor of European and gender history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “High birthrates and female employment rates tend to move together,” said Ms. Hagemann, an expert on the German care system. “Child care and a school system that covers the working day is key.”
germany  education  women  gender  feminism  economics  society  men  relationships  relationship  trends  equality  trend  OECD  workforce  USA 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
More Men Marrying Wealthier Women - NYTimes.com
“Men now are increasingly likely to marry wives with more education and income than they have, and the reverse is true for women,” said Paul Fucito, spokesman for the Pew Center. “In recent decades, with the rise of well-paid working wives, the economic gains of marriage have been a greater benefit for men.”

The analysis examines Americans 30 to 44 years old, the first generation in which more women than men have college degrees. Women’s earnings have been increasing faster than men’s since the 1970s.

“We’ve known for some time that men need marriage more than women from the standpoint of physical and mental well-being,” said Stephanie Coontz, a professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and research director for the Council on Contemporary Families, a research and advocacy group. “Now it is becoming increasingly important to their economic well-being as well.”
men  women  economic  relationships  marriage  education  gender  culture  economics  feminism  income  trend  relationship  equality 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
Small iPhone developer Tapulous sees big success | Reuters
IPhone app developer Tapulous says its sales have approached $1 million a month, providing fresh evidence of the growing success of start-ups designing programs for Apple Inc's mobile device.
iphone  apple  appstore  platform  industry  future  trend  businessmodel  entrepreneurship 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
Why Vertical Integration Is Making a Comeback - Rita McGrath - Harvard Business Review
Anyone, Google, Googlephone? ChromeOS? Or as mentioned Amazon and the Kindle and the other slew of digital content it is a provider of. Or Apple with the iPod and iTunes.

Or PayPal, what is missing in its portfolio is the actual bank and the customer friendly service costs.http://michaeljung.tumblr.com/post/280619217/enjoyed-reading-why-vertical-integration-is-making-a
vertical  integration  product  portfolio  paypal  amazon  apple  google  strategy  trend  future 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Why the Borg's copycat business model no longer works
They got so big so quickly that there was no way for the Borg to claw them back. Same for all these other Web businesses. Amazon, Ebay, Skype, Facebook, Twitter. They came out of nowhere, and what they were doing was free, so the Borg couldn't just do a crappy knockoff and sell it for less. They were up against free -- the Web companies were using their own strategy against them.
microsoft  IBM  business  model  google  analysis  apple  amazon  ebay  Skype  facebook  twitter  technology  irrelevant  trend  borg 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Bloggers: Let’s Band Together and Stop the Hype Cycle
There’s an element to the hype cycle that reflects human nature. We get excited about technology and tend to overestimate what it can do in a year and underestimate what it can do in ten years. That’s not all bad: Being underestimated is why a lot of start-ups catch giant companies off guard.
Well said. Guess what, gang? Building a company is hard. No one gets every single thing right. Bloggers harping on each mistake are like the fat guy sitting in the bleachers at a baseball game berating a star player for not hitting a homerun in every at bat.
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october 2009 by asterisk2a
louisgray.com: Proposed Salmon Protocol Aims To Unify Conversations on the Web
The Age of Globalisation Reaches The Internet
As discussed in Friday's panel at Blog World Expo on technology and the real-time Web, Pubsubhubbub essentially works as a middle-man conduit, taking information from a data's source passing along changed data to downstream destination sites. The proposed Salmon Protocol would similarly watch both source and destination sites for comments, and upon discovering new comments, it would send the new comments to the site which is lacking the full conversation. If multiple downstream destinations are designated, the Salmon Protocol will also populate these multiple sites.
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october 2009 by asterisk2a
MediaWatch Monday:Non-Profit News Funding - We Need A Sustainable Business Model Not Handouts - SiliconValleyWatcher
... find a new business model for news journalism -- that's what Mr Hellman's money should be used for.
If we can develop new business models then everyone benefits, everyone can use the new business models.

I think the future of media will be a type of "Heinz 57" model in that it will rely on many revenue streams. It will be advertising, lead generation, affiliate marketing, virtual cash, events, and more.
---- REVENUE MIX ----

Finding a new business model for news and other media is the most important question about the future of the Internet. It is the Gordian knot of our times. Where is our Alexander?
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october 2009 by asterisk2a
Economics focus: Walk, don’t run »
In a guest article Justin Lin, the chief economist at the World Bank, argues that low-income countries need to make small, local banks the mainstay of their financial systems

FIXING finance is easier if you have a clear idea what it is for. What matters most is setting up a financial sector that can serve the competitive sectors of an economy. In many poorer countries, that means focusing on activities dominated by small-scale manufacturing, farming and services firms. The size and sophistication of financial institutions and markets in the developed world are not appropriate in low-income markets. Small local banks are the best entities for providing financial services to the enterprises and households that are most important in terms of comparative advantage—be they asparagus farmers in Peru, cut-flower companies in Kenya or garment factories in Bangladesh.
banking  trend  BRIC  recession 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Can Tata Indicom’s Pay Per Call Concept be a revolution in Mobile Industry?
All the callers who love to talk on mobiles for hours are going to lap this up very quickly. This really has a potential of turning the Mobile services market upside down.
No more will time the factor in calling, but the number of calls that you do. This is just fantastic and out of the box thinking from Tata Indicom.
I am sure Tata Indicom would have done their Maths correctly, as this prima-facie looks like a full-on consumer favoured plan !

pay-per-call or pay-per-action - is a business trend! might be the future instead of calling minutes.
consumer  business  telecom  trend  payment  pay-per-call  pay-per-action 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Daniel Ek: Spotify will kill file-sharing, be a European home-run
sustainable business
http://twitter.com/michaeljung/status/4084581521
Like id did with the comment about Mint.com acquired by Intuit. Selling to a big house / competitor.

I fav the mindset of @Eldsjal (Daniel Ek) CEO of @Spotify bc he thinks about sustainable business/growth/meaning http://bit.ly/YwocV
spotify  music  europe  freemium  start-ups  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  business  sustainability  growth  future  trend  trends 
september 2009 by asterisk2a
Alibaba Turns 10 – Aims To Create 100 Million Jobs, Employ 10 Million People
“In 10 years we wont make differences between local or international companies any more, but only between differences in integrity”,
china  business  ecommerce  asia  entrepreneurship  ideas  globalisation  international  Corporation  trend  future  alibaba  strategy  web 
september 2009 by asterisk2a
When It Comes To Founding Successful Startups, Old Guys Rule
These clearly aren’t the talented 20-somethings who have “great passion” minus the “distractions like families and children…that get in the way of business” which Sequoia Venture’s Michael Moritz raves about (also in this Building 43 video). Or the ”very low paid” young entrepreneurs who, according to Google’s Eric Schmidt, make “all the right things happen” by “working themselves to death”. But these are the companies which Silicon Valley VC’s seem to flock to. And maybe that’s one reason why the failure rates of VC investments are so high.
entrepreneurship  VC  leadership  advice  ideas  age  business  startups  startup  herd  venturecapital  trend  entrepreneurial  silliconvalley  management  failure 
september 2009 by asterisk2a
Investment Banking Buoys HSBC and Barclays - NYTimes.com
“The underlying trend is rising bad debts and there are still at least one or two more quarters to come,” said Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer at Rathbone in London.
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HSBC and Barclays joined banks like Credit Suisse and JPMorgan Chase in benefiting from a strong performance by their investment banking units even as loan-loss provisions climbed. Demand for investment banking services rose because more companies were seeking to sell shares and bonds to raise capital.
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HSBC  barclays  2009  trend  investment  banking  capital  companies  bonds  ubs  profit 
august 2009 by asterisk2a

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