Brian Willy

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Here are the signs that China’s Lehman moment is inevitable

Money market rates in China climbed again last week, prompting more worries of a deja vu of June’s cash crunch that spooked global markets. That was when the Shibor—the Shanghai interbank offering rate, which tracks the interest rates banks charge each other—soared, reminding many of the Libor leap …

Finance

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …

How A $2.9 Million Jury Verdict Over Spilled Coffee Became America's Most Misunderstood Story

Screenshot/Retro Report/New York TimesThe documentary project Retro Report has a new video that takes a fresh look at the infamous case of a 79-year-old who spilled hot McDonald's coffee on herself and got a $2.9 million jury award.<p>The 1994 verdict for Stella Liebeck became fodder for critics of …

McDonald's

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

It’s Over For Paid Apps, With A Few Exceptions

Is it over for paid mobile apps? That’s the general thinking these days, as the App Stores fill up with “good enough” alternatives to paid apps, while major publishers game the charts with free offerings that make millions which can then be used for their ongoing user acquisition efforts. That’s …

Runnable Wants To Become The “YouTube Of Code”

For many developers, Googling code snippets is just part of their everyday routines. Those snippets, however, are spread all over the web. The co-founders behind Runnable, which is launching today, saw this in their own work at Amazon and hosting companies and decided to build what they call a …

The secret to getting engineers to be more charismatic

<i>Olivia Fox Cabane is an executive coach with an unusual approach: She teaches her clients how to become more charismatic. It’s an odd calling for someone who is an introvert by nature. In this excerpt from “The Charisma Coach” published by Matter, writer Teresa Chin explains why Silicon Valley</i> …

Charisma

I learned the most important lessons on starting a business when I was 11

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Joel Peterson here</i><p>I started my first business at age 11, selling tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and squash that I grew myself. It was all planted from seed on a tiny plot of land behind our two-bedroom house in Okemos, Michigan.<p>My maiden venture …

Entrepreneurship

Concurrent is building a Hadoop assembly line in open source

If you know Java, R or SAS, doing machine learning on Hadoop data just got a lot easier. Concurrent <i>(</i><i>see disclosure)</i>, the company behind the popular …

Google now offers Top Charts and visualization tool for trending topics

Instead of waiting until the end of the year for Google's annual Zeitgeist, you can now find out what's trending in any given month with a new Top Charts feature from Google Trends. Updated monthly and going back to 2004, Top Charts is built on the Knowledge Graph, so it's smart enough to house …

Surprise! Mozilla can produce near-native performance on the Web

We put Mozilla's JavaScript subset—asm.js—to the test.<p>In a bid to make JavaScript run ever faster, Mozilla has developed asm.js. It's a limited, …