What Faces Can’t Tell Us: To figure out what someone is feeling, you need more than just his expression

What Faces Can’t Tell Us

FEB. 28, 2014

By LISA FELDMAN BARRETT

CAN you detect someone’s emotional state just by looking at his face?

It sure seems like it. In everyday life, you can often “read” what someone is feeling with the quickest of glances. Hundreds of scientific studies support the idea that the face is a kind of emotional beacon, clearly and universally signaling the full array of human sentiments, from fear and anger to joy and surprise. Read more of this post

The End of the ‘Developing World’; The old labels no longer apply. Rich countries need to learn from poor ones.

The End of the ‘Developing World’

By DAYO OLOPADEFEB. 28, 2014

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BILL GATES, in his foundation’s annual letter, declared that “the terms ‘developing countries’ and ‘developed countries’ have outlived their usefulness.” He’s right. If we want to understand the modern global economy, we need a better vocabulary. Read more of this post

The Downside of Inciting Envy: Fomenting bitterness over income differences may be powerful politics, but it injures our nation

The Downside of Inciting Envy

MARCH 1, 2014

Arthur C. Brooks

THE Irish singer Bono once described a difference between America and his native land. “In the United States,” he explained, “you look at the guy that lives in the mansion on the hill, and you think, you know, one day, if I work really hard, I could live in that mansion. In Ireland, people look up at the guy in the mansion on the hill and go, one day, I’m going to get that bastard.” Read more of this post

Breaking out of its rut, 3D printing shows its medical side

Breaking out of its rut, 3D printing shows its medical side

BY JAMES ROBINSON 
ON FEBRUARY 28, 2014

The 3D printing market is in a holding pattern. The technology has great potential, but only a few trained people are able to unlock it. There’s a lot of excitement about what the technology could do 20 years from now, but a similar level of grumbling that the hype has created a bubble. Insiders liken it to the PC industry in the 1980s, but people are impatient for it to change the world now. Maybe –as predicted – in 2030 there will be a $30 billion industry printing our clothes, shoes, and those little doohickeys that hold up your pictures on the wall. But there will be many years in the interim, which will be filled with speculation among warring camps of skeptics and evangelists about just how transformative it will become. Read more of this post

NYU announces new entrepreneurship “eLab” to bring the university together

NYU announces new entrepreneurship “eLab” to bring the university together

BY CALE GUTHRIE WEISSMAN 
ON MARCH 1, 2014

This weekend NYU students and alumni are trekking to Greenwich Village from near and far to attend the third annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival. This two-day event brings together hopeful entrepreneurial minds with older, more-vetted business people, all of whom are at least tangentially affiliated with the Manhattan empire that is known as New York University. Read more of this post

On the importance of keeping investors out of the newsroom, and not treating your readers like fools

On the importance of keeping investors out of the newsroom, and not treating your readers like fools

BY PAUL CARR 
ON MARCH 1, 2014

Mr. Greenwald is a very popular guy on Twitter, with about 320,000 followers. And he has earned a reputation for bullying people who don’t share his views, frequently using his megaphone to launch unfair and frequently dishonest personal attacks. It will be interesting to see if he keeps this up at the $50 million news venture he’s starting that’s being bankrolled by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. – Christian Science Monitor Read more of this post

With Mt.Gox In Flames, A Lesson: When Building A Company, First Do No Harm

With Mt.Gox In Flames, A Lesson: When Building A Company, First Do No Harm

Posted yesterday by Danny Crichton (@DannyCrichton)

The collapse of Mt.Gox this week has sent shockwaves through the early-adopting tech community. Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bitcoins have been lost, and account holders are justifiably angry about their missing balances. It is easy to heap blame on Mt.Gox’s founders and call this a once-in-a-lifetime calamity, but the context behind the company’s demise is far more pernicious and occurs far more frequently than it should in the tech community. Read more of this post

As India User Base Nears 100M, Facebook Hopes To Earn Big Revenue From SMBs

As India User Base Nears 100M, Facebook Hopes To Earn Big Revenue From SMBs

Posted 6 hours ago by Pankaj Mishra (@pankajontech)

India is set to become Facebook’s biggest market in terms of number of users later this year, but don’t expect that to translate into ad dollars for the Palo Alto company anytime soon. India’s online advertising market maxes out at around $360 million, making it difficult for the company to translate this horde of users into a billion-dollar business. Read more of this post

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