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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 …

China’s Local Government Debt Crisis: Though Heavily Leveraged And Linked To Shadow Banks, Provincial Infrastructure Spending Will Come Just Short Of A Hard Landing

Sichuan Province in Southwest China is no stranger to ambitious infrastructure projects. Since 2009, the province has spent more than 5.6 trillion …

Cuba thought a two-currency system would solve its economic woes. It didn't

In the 1990s, Cuba had a to find a way to deal with the influx of black market American dollars showing up on the island.<p>They created an interesting economic fix: just add another currency.<p>The convertible peso was born, with a fixed value relative to the American dollar; it was only for use in the …

The Korean Won Is The New Safe-Haven Currency

"We would argue that the Korean won has become a 'safe haven' currency if commodity prices and the USD-KRW exchange rate continue to move in the same direction," writes Oh in a new report. "The resilience of the won since August this year, despite the weakness in many emerging market currencies, is …

Cuba to phase out double currency

Ever since 1994, Cubans have lived with a double-currency system, but that is to be no more under financial reforms announced by President Raul Castro.<p>It would put an end to a system which exacerbated differences between the richest and poorest.<p>Cuba’s convertible peso is pegged to the US dollar …

Wall Street Analyst Crams 700 Years Of Data Into 12 Charts 'You Can't Ignore'

"The starting point of any financial analysis must surely be a consideration of the economic cycle: not just where we stand within the current cycle, but more importantly, where that cycle fits within broader economic history," writes Paul Jackson in his final note to clients in his role as an …

The scariest thing about China’s latest cash crunch is we don’t know if there is one

Money market rates opened at a four-month high in China today, triggering some unpleasant flashbacks of the cash crunch that jarred markets for a week or so in June. What’s going on?<p>The handiest answer available is probably that the central bank is “tightening.” The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is …

Akademika Brand Identity by Mission Design

Akademika Branding.<p>The Oslo, Norway based branding specialists of Mission Design have developed the new brand identity for Akademika, the leading …

Tangram City Sculpture Puzzle

Designers Sean Yu and Yi-Ting Cheng of <b>22 Design Studio</b> have put a 3-D spin on the ancient Chinese game. Instead of comprising seven flat pieces, …

Sites of the Week: Powerhouse, Connect Mania, Cleartones and more

We're featuring a lot of portfolios today, including in our Design section, so take a special look at Powerhouse architecture office and Knoed …

Starbucks Reinvents The Coffee Cup

The coffee brand abandons its ubiquitous paper cup for a new, highly styled version aimed at tea drinkers.<p>Last week on the Upper East Side of New York, Starbucks unveiled its newest outpost, Teavana. Unlike the company’s other 13,000+ stores, Teavana will only carry tea and it will be served in a …

Factory Floor Brooklyn at Industry City: From Prominent Manufacturing Hub to Pop-Up Marketplace and Back Again

<i>An abridged history of Industry City, f.k.a. Bush Terminal, via Wikipedia</i>: Just as New Amsterdam became New York in the late 17th Century, so too was …

Coast-Wide

A well-made chambray shirt will outlast most items in your closet and only looks better as it ages. Operating on a trademark and manufacturing process that has been in business for over 70 years, LA-based Coast-Wide is producing some of the highest quality chambray shirts on the market—with a …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>He told me a bit about …

AT&T could buy Europe's biggest mobile phone network (and Verizon's former minority owner)

If <i>Bloomberg's</i> sources are to be believed, the UK might need its own Paul Revere, riding from town-to-town and screaming "The Americans are coming!" Those persons familiar with the matter have claimed that AT&T is looking to buy Vodafone, Europe's biggest mobile network, to help bolster the …

TED Rebuilds Its Site For The Future Of Online Video

As with so many fast-growing organizations, TED’s website had lagged behind the evolving needs of its creators and users. That’s about to change.<p>The completely rebuilt TED.com is now accepting signups for its private beta at hello.ted.com, with its official launch early next year. Co.Design got a …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

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OS X Mavericks Is Now Installed On More Than 10% Of Macs, Smashing Mountain Lion’s Adoption Rate

If Apple decided to make updates to its OS X operating system free in part to drive more rapid consumer uptake, it was a great decision: Market adoption of its new OS X Mavericks operating system has beaten adoption of the preceding Mountain Lion version by a large margin.<p>According to …

Networked Intelligent Bicycles Are Transforming Urban Riding

<i>ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation.</i><p>The world’s first open source piece of hardware was the bicycle, according to the Open Source Hardware Association. To be more precise, it was the draisine, introduced as a two-wheeled human-propelled walking machine in …

Apple’s iPhone Supply Chain, Visualized: The Truth About Where iPhones Really Come From (Infographic)

- Aug 14, 2013<p>Ever wonder where iPhones come from? Not in the “duh, they come from the Apple Store, you idiot!” sense – but the underlying truth …

New Atlas

David Nield May 16, 2018<p>Since 2014, OnePlus has been launching smartphones that combine top specs with prices that are more in the mid-range. Though …

Amazon’s Silk Web Browser Gets A Whole New Look

Amazon’s Silk web browser, which comes built into Kindle Fire devices, has received its first major upgrade since September 2012, the company announced today. Though there have been steady under-the-hood improvements over time, this is the first release since last fall to introduce consumer-facing …

Made In Space, Makers Of The Only 3D Printer In Orbit, Answer Some Pressing Questions About Manufacturing And Yoda

This week we learned that NASA was sending its own 3D printer into space to support the astronauts on the International Space Station. But NASA didn’t build the printer. Instead they farmed it out to a company called Made In Space, a startup focused on making a solid, space-ready 3D printer that …

How Enterprises are Getting Smart with Social Data

Many large businesses these days make use of social media when it comes to customer services, but they could be doing a lot more with all the data that comes out of services like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.<p>As Social Data Week approaches, we talked to Susan Etlinger, an Industry Analyst with …

The honest Chromecast review: Three weeks with Google’s TV stick

Advertisement<p>108 Comments<p>It’s been three weeks since Google unveiled its Chromecast dongle, and I’ve been using it practically every day since then …