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 →
- Your Legacy: Getting Off This RockWe just celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The fact that we went to the Moon with 1960s technology is extraordinary. The fact that we never went back is shameful. Should we send another mission to the Moon? Absolutely. But it should be a private effort […] […]
- Skully Motorcycle Helmet Not Quite Iron Man, But a Taste of Our Augmented Reality FutureIf Tony Stark designed a motorcycle helmet, it might look a little like Skully. Sleek black (or white) with an aerodynamic fin. A visor that changes tint at the touch of a finger. A rear 180-degree camera surveying the road behind and beside the rider and streaming the video through […] […]
- 3D Scanner Digitally Immortalizes Invaluable Masterpieces in Five Minutes FlatLast year, the Smithsonian opened a virtual museum. With Smithsonian X 3D Explorer users can take a virtual tour of (and even 3D print) high-definition digital models of artifacts like Lincoln’s life mask or the Wright Brother’s plane. It’s a brilliant concept. Once digital, artifacts can be easily accessed and explored […] […]
- Thousand-Robot Swarm Hints at Future Car, Drone, Even Nanobot CollectivesWhen you think nanorobot, you don’t think just one. Or ten. You think millions or billions. Huge swarms of nanobots may work in concert with each other to accomplish tasks on tiny scales, perhaps in the human body, or more radically, to form larger robots, each nanobot functioning like a mechanical cell […] […]
- We Justify Human Suffering Because We’ve Never Had a Choice in the MatterBuddha believed the way to end human suffering was the regular practice of meditation and introspection. But Buddha didn’t have biotech. If our suffering stems from biological and genetic factors and a cocktail of bodily substances indifferently playing havoc with our moods—why couldn’t we tweak our biology to favor pleasure over […] […]
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- Path to EqualityThe advance of marriage equality for gay men and lesbians in the United States, both in courtrooms and in statehouses, is among the more noteworthy examples of social activism to occur over the past decade. Underlying the high-profile activists in the marriage equality movement are lower-profile foundation leaders who have provided the movement with financia […]
- Branding ChangeFor Change.org, an organization that we profile in a Case Study article titled “From Petitions to Decisions,” a commitment to change is right there in the company name. The article, which appears in the Fall 2014 issue of SSIR, recounts they way that both the operational model and the business model of Change.org have evolved since Ben Rattray founded the or […]
- Closing CallMore often than not, the great philanthropic foundations of the world function like a perpetual motion machine. As long as there is good work to be done, they manage their assets in a way that allows them to operate indefinitely. An exception to that rule is the Atlantic Philanthropies, a foundation that has made grants worth more than $6.5 billion over the […]
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