Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

“…America…has about five times as much mall space per person as Britain…”

December 19, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/business/21732568-many-retail-properties-will-slump-others-have-brighter-prospects-global-property

“Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society – – ‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’”

December 12, 2017

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/11/16761016/former-facebook-exec-ripping-apart-society

“Conducting tasks while receiving e-mails and phone calls reduces a worker’s IQ by about ten points relative to working in uninterrupted quiet. That is equivalent to losing a night’s sleep, and twice as debilitating as using marijuana. By one estimate, it takes nearly half an hour to recover focus fully for the task at hand after an interruption.”

December 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21732141-evidence-mixed-it-seems-clear-however-they-are-making-us

“…`general intelligence’, the ability of a computer to perform any human task without being explicitly programmed to do so.”

December 11, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/business/21732125-tech-giants-are-investing-billions-transformative-technology-google-leads-race

“Last summer [a] firm added a range of ice-creams for dogs, including Carrot Crunch and Old Sock flavours…and ended up selling more ice-cream to canines than to human customers.”

December 11, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21732097-desire-pass-business-next-generation-means-they-value-stability-over