Google under threat – Facebook M and iOS9

Two new services from Google’s main rivals are poised to undercut Google’s ad revenue Figure 1: Credit – ZDNet; using 2013 financial data. More recent data looks even more extreme since Google’s sale of Motorola to Lenovo. Ad revenue subsidizes pretty much all of Google’s crazy adventures, from self-driving cars to creepy robots. Facebook and Apple fired two heavy […]

Marty McFly, post-materialism, and the FUTURE! (of American growth).

I was watching Back to the Future 2 (the one that actually takes place in the future) in my pajamas last weekend, and after tuning in and out, began to pay attention when Marty asks – “Tell me about my future. I know I make it big, but do I become, like, a rich rock […]

Pace of innovation accelerating in Clean Tech

I came across these two articles demonstrating the rapid pace of technical improvement in clean energy. In spite of all the bad news from the debt deal (funding cuts for clean energy research), at least we’ll see returns from previous investments. A lot of the breakthroughs below come from innovation in academic settings. More and […]