Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west? by Philip Ball I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of chemistry. … Continue reading China’s great leap forward in science
Humans are hardwired to want things -- now. It’s called instant gratification, and it’s a powerful force. It can make people convert, as long as you’re doing the right things. But do you know how to use instant gratification for marketing? If you dig into the psychology behind instant gratification, you’ll be able to understand … Continue reading The Psychology of Instant Gratification and How It Will Revolutionize Your Marketing Approach
Some of the biggest technology companies look like toys in the beginning.1 From a classical business building perspective, this shouldn’t happen. Toys are for fun. Businesses, especially huge ones, are for making money. Toys are small and of limited use. Large companies contain multitudes and perform a huge array of functions. This trend does not … Continue reading Why Toys?
Backed by investment from some of the biggest global tech companies – including Apple, Tencent and Alibaba – Jean Liu’s Didi Chuxing defeated Uber in China. Now, the firm is leading the way for Chinese tech giants – by taking on the planet. Jean Liu has a vision. Not far in the future, the president … Continue reading Didi Chuxing took on Uber and won. Now it’s taking on the world
A forecast 700,000 UK teenagers and young adults will leave the social media site in 2018 It’s official: Facebook is for old(er) people. Teens and young adults are ditching Mark Zuckerberg’s social network as popularity among the over-55s surges, according to a report. In 2018, 2.2 million 12- to 17-year-olds and 4.5 million 18- to … Continue reading Is Facebook for old people? Over-55s flock in as the young leave
SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build. The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the Center for Humane Technology. Along with the … Continue reading Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built
As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13. It gave me access to a lot of things which were totally inappropriate for a young teenager, … Continue reading Something is wrong on the internet