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What Data-Obsessed Marketers Don’t Understand

Big data has become the X factor of modern marketing, the hero of every marketer’s story. But it’s a promise at risk of letting you down. You may be thinking that data will magically turn bush-league marketing into a winning “Moneyball” performance. But that’s an artifact of our big data obsession. …

How Height Affects Calorie Burning

The taller you are, the fewer calories you burn at any given walking speed.<p>How many calories do you burn when you go for a walk? The standard answers (at least the good ones) give you an answer based on how fast you're walking and how heavy you are, often expressed in METs (basically a multiple of …

Dubai’s towering skyscrapers are built by a “horrifically exploitative labor system”

A recent labor strike against Arabtec, the Dubai-based construction firm responsible for building the United Arab Emirates’s version of the Louvre, highlights the latent stirrings of unrest in the country, which could prove to be a stumbling block toward stability going forward.<p>Thousands of …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

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June 2013

Wind Energy’s Shadow: Turbines Drag Down Power Potential

Renewable-energy experts maintain the world is far from reaching a saturation point.<p><b>As seemingly limitless as the air that swirls around us, wind has proven to be the world's fastest-growing source of renewable energy. Backers suggest wind power can continue growing as quickly as companies can</b> …

Monopoly: Samsung bagged 95% of all Android profits in Q1

In a world crowded by so many mobile device manufacturers, you’d think that the profit pie would be shared somewhat proportionally between participants. That’s not the case however. A recent reports shows that, in the first quarter of 2013, Samsung managed to bag around 95 percent of all profits …

No iPad version of iOS BBM at launch, report says

BlackBerry's upcoming BBM app for iOS won't be getting iPad support, with a BlackBerry exec apparently confirming that the app is the exclusive …

Fast Company posts tagged Most Creative People 2013 | Fast Company

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Hundreds of Sick Sea Lion Pups Wash Ashore

California animal-rescue facility declares state of emergency.<p><b>A mysterious tide of California sea lion pups (Zalophus californianus) have been washing ashore in recent months, prompting one rescue facility to declare a state of emergency.</b><p>The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach (map) has …