Board Declares Quarterly Dividend of $2.65 per Common Share
CUPERTINO, California—July 24, 2012—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.6 billion [...]
Attached is a photo of Reid Hoffman Executive Chairman of LinkedIn and myself at the Computerworld Annual Awards Ceremony discussing collaboration on collective intelligence systems. MP did not win the finals, but Laureate status is still not bad. Here’s another with Founder and CEO of iGivefirst Sharif Youssef and V.P Mike Niyompong (and [...]Continue Reading →
The 2012 gold medal will be awarded to the Millennium Project at a June 4th Awards dinner. This year’s ceremony will take place on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Laureate registration opens at 5:00 p.m. and the evening concludes around 9:30 p.m. Please note [...]Continue Reading →
New York City Mini Trip report
The reason for the trip was to give a talk at the InfoPoverty conference at the UN. The day before the conference I stopped [...]Continue Reading →
“For those billions of people for whom the current political-economic system doesn’t work–the Occupy Wall Street people, the Tea Partiers, the 99%-ers and have-nots, the middle and lower classes, and the rest of the unwashed masses, Occupy World Street is a starburst of enlightenment and a practical vision of hope for a new and advanced [...]Continue Reading →
ROME, Feb 24, 2012 (IPS) – As the links between food security and climate change become increasingly inextricable, the necessity for sustainable agriculture is now a universal concern.
Smallholder farmers in the global South – who suffer most from changes in climate patterns and the degradation of natural resources, since they [...]Continue Reading →
The Yomiuri Shimbun
It may be possible to travel to space in an elevator as early as 2050, a major construction company has announced.
Obayashi Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, on Monday unveiled a project to build a gigantic elevator that would transport passengers to a station 36,000 kilometers above the Earth.
For the envisaged [...]
The Earth’s human population is ever growing. By 2050 it’s set to approach 9 billion. Considering our constantly increasing demands for energy and the emergence of less developed countries becoming the new superpowers we, as a race, need to develop sustainable cities and fast!
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A stereotype is a cultural construct, an idea, a concept, and usually has no scientific basis. It usually is a standardized image of a group and can be either positive or negative, or true or false. They may be damaging and dangerous as in the Nazi anti-Semitic perceptions of Jews; they may be unduly [...]Continue Reading →
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