Apple vs. Samsung

... And the campaign against Google.

You're probably aware of the court battles between Apple and Samsung. Jurors agreed and hit Samsung with over a billion dollars in damages. Now the question is how will Samsung choose to appeal this decision and more importantly what kind of impact could a verdict like this have on the smartphone and tablet markets? Here's a video explaing you everything you need to know.


Richard Wolff: Question Capitalism

Recently the Occupy Wall Street movement has gone international. Many believe that these uprisings are a part of a growing concern for a change of governments. What are the real alternatives to current government systems? Will the Occupy Wall Street movement make Americans question capitalism? Richard Wolff, talk show host at WBAI Radio, digs deeper.

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RSA Animate: The Truth About Dishonesty

Are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large? Dan Ariely, one of the world's leading voices on human motivation and behaviour is the latest big thinker to get the RSA Animate treatment.

Taken from a lecture given at the RSA in July 2012 . Watch the longer talk here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGGxguJsirI

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Crash Course: The Industrial Revolution

Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32

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In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably the most revolutionary of modern revolutions, the Industrial Revolution. While very few leaders were beheaded in the course of this one, it changed the lives of more people more dramatically than any of the political revolutions we've discussed. So, why did the Industrial Revolution happen around 1750 in the United Kingdom? Coal. Easily accessible coal, it turns out. All this, plus you'll finally learn the difference between James Watt and Thomas Newcomen, and will never again be caught telling people that your blender has a 900 Newcomen motor.


BBC Horizon: Battle of the Brains

Can you think of 100 different uses for a sock? How would you cope with glasses that turn everything upside down? What's your emotional intelligence? Can you create a work of art in ten minutes?

Horizon takes seven people who are some of the highest flyers in their field - a musical prodigy, a quantum physicist, an artist, a dramatist, an RAF fighter pilot, a chess grandmaster and a Wall Street trader. Each is put through a series of tests to discover who is the most intelligent?

The principle way that we measure intelligence, the IQ test, remains popular and convenient. Yet most psychologists agree that it only tells half the story... at most. Where they disagree is how to measure intelligence, for the simple reason that the experts still don't know exactly what it is.


You ARE The Product

John's rejoinder to Hank's Facebook IPO video: http://mcooki.es/305189

John discusses why facebook and other free products are free--and from where their value ultimately comes.


12 Year Old on Gov. Borrowing and Banks

12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. April 27, 2012 at the Public Banking in America Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Support a public bank for YOUR state. Donate and make it happen!


Facebook IPO: What it Means

Hank delivers at a breakneck pace.

Because there is a bit of confusion about what IPOs are and, really, what the stock market is and how it works, I thought I'd take the IPO of Facebook as an opportunity to discuss it. In general, the "financial" part of our economy seems kind of crazy and embarrassing. Especially as, these days, a lot of what our economy does is just re-investing in our economy, seems dangerous. Maybe I will talk about it more in the future.

As for Facebook, I really believe that it (and lots of other companies that offer free services to their users) are dramatically overvalued. I think Facebook went public at the right moment, and that it's stock price will dip substantially before it is correctly valued and starts growing again. But, y'know, I'm not a financial analyst. I do know that if Vlogbrothers was paid based on the same metric of $100 per user, we could sell our property for $20,000,000, which is, of course, several orders of magnitude of crazy.

But if you want to own a piece, just to say you own a piece, Facebook is FB on the NASDAQ.


America Cries 'Mayday': Van Jones on Occupy Wall Street, Student Loans and Foreclosure

"Viewpoint" host Eliot Spitzer and Van Jones, president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream and former Obama administration adviser, review the worldwide events the Occupy movement has planned for May 1 -- May Day -- in the context of the student loan crisis and homeowners' ongoing struggles.
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