KrankyMind
Find something great to read

Articles posted on Friday, July 27, 2012

Google Launches TV Service Wired Business Wired.com

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: Technology

From www.wired.com

If as expected Google introduces a cable TV-like service, Kansas Citians could find themselves with a lot more leverage in negotiating their monthly cable bills. But beyond the city limits, cable companies and telecoms likely don′t have to worry just yet that the search giant will start spreading its broadband tentacles across the country.

Find more articles like "Google Launches TV Service Wired Business Wired.com"

You Will Be Embarrassed About This in 20 Years

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: America

From www.bloomberg.com

The opponents of gay marriage are right. Once that initial wall is breached, a lot of this suddenly seems to make perfect sense. Where they’re wrong is to think that this is a good argument against same-sex marriage.

Find more articles like "You Will Be Embarrassed About This in 20 Years"

£13tn: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: Business

From www.guardian.co.uk

A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary £13 trillion ($21tn) of wealth offshore " as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together " according to research commissioned by the campaign group Tax Justice Network.

Find more articles like "£13tn: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite"

Who Gets the Strike Calls in MLB?

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: Sports

From mlb.sbnation.com

It′s pretty simple. We know how many strikes are thrown, and we know how many total pitches are thrown. Using PITCHf/x, FanGraphs tracks how many pitches are thrown within the assigned strike zone, and how many swing attempts there are at pitches out of the strike zone.

Find more articles like "Who Gets the Strike Calls in MLB?"

The eurozone′s religious faultline

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: Europe

From www.bbc.co.uk

Churchgoing has been in decline in Germany as elsewhere as secularisation has spread, but religious ideas still shape the way Germans talk and think about money. The German word for debt - schuld - is the same as the word for "guilt" or "sin".

Find more articles like "The eurozone′s religious faultline"

We Should Stop Asking If Men Are Manly Enough

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: Gender

From www.rolereboot.org

The fact that the interrogation into the "enoughness" of gender role portrayal is an example of how sexism is harmful to everyone—men, women, and folks who identify all across the gender spectrum. The traditional male script calls for, among other things, steering clear of showing one’s feelings, or actually even feeling them, while women are imagined and portrayed as being consistently incapable of controlling emotions, making us totally inept at performing in the world.

Find more articles like "We Should Stop Asking If Men Are Manly Enough"

China′s Version of ′Too Big to Fail′

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: Finance

From english.caixin.com

The fixed income market has grown rapidly in China. The trading volume of the Shanghai bond market has caught up with the stock market. The total assets under trust companies seem to have surpassed 5 trillion yuan, quintupling in five years.

Find more articles like "China′s Version of ′Too Big to Fail′"

Can Tumblr’s David Karp Embrace Ads Without Selling Out?

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.nytimes.com

The design of Tumblr, the blogging tool and social network, is guided by feeling. In particular, the feelings of David Karp, the company’s 26-year-old founder, whose instincts tend to run counter to current Web conventions.

Find more articles like "Can Tumblr’s David Karp Embrace Ads Without Selling Out?"