US embassy soap, S01 E05: geo map of leaked diplomatic juice!

A cool alternative to your daily dose gossip and intoxicating news! That is, if you have enough time and nothing more valuable to do… Use the interactive guide to discover what has been revealed in the leak of 250,000 US diplomatic cables. Mouse over the map below to find key stories and a selection of original […]

Twitter’s Happy Problem: It Can’t Meet Advertiser Demand

Twitter isn’t prepared to say just how well its advertising initiatives are going — as a private company, it doesn’t have to. But days after the micro-blogging phenom said it had accepted a $200 million cash infusion, the company is acknowledging that it literally doesn’t have enough sales people to keep up with voracious advertiser […]

Over 66.000 civilian deaths exposed in WikiLeaks’ Iraq docs

As the insurgency raged in Iraq, U.S. troops struggling to fight a shadowy enemy killed civilians, witnessed their Iraqi partners abuse detainees and labored to reduce Iran’s influence over the fighting. None of these phenomena are unfamiliar to observers of the Iraq war. But this afternoon, the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks released a trove of nearly 392,000 U.S. […]

How to Measure Democracy – The Freedom House Survey of Political and Civil Liberties – Artur Victoria Studies – Aerobic exercise

Freedom House was founded almost sixty years ago by Eleanor Roosevelt, Wendell Willkie and other Americans concerned with the dangers that faced democracy. Freedom House is led by a Board of Trustees composed of Democrats, Republicans and Independents; business and labor leaders; former senior government officials, scholars, writers and journalists. It conducts a large array […]

SixthSense; open source based wearable device that might change your world

At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all. SixthSense is a wearable device […]

Logical Proposition; Digital media vs conventional media

News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch set the Internet abuzz Monday after an interview appeared online in which he said the company is considering blocking Google from being able to search its Web sites. “I think we’ve been asleep” is what he said. Echoing accusations of “parasitism” and “kleptomania” that other News Corp. execs have levied […]

The Long Tail of Travel

For a recent speech to a travel company, we pulled together some data on the changing shape of travel due to low-cost carriers, online travel information and social-media driven word of mouth taking tourists beyond the usual top destinations. As in any industry that democratizes, you should see more diversity and the demand should be […]