Health Care Realities - "keep your government... →
WOW, please read this: “At a recent town hall meeting, a man stood up and told Representative Bob Inglis to “keep your government hands off my Medicare.” The congressman, a Republican from South Carolina, tried to explain that Medicare is already a government program — but the voter, Mr. Inglis said, “wasn’t having any of it.”
What's Wrong With a Single-Payer System? an... →
jayparkinsonmd: soupsoup: I know the good doctor Jay Parkinson has addressed this before, but I think it’s worth taking another look. Thanks…it’s actually very simple. It doesn’t matter who pays for healthcare if doctors are incentivized to do as much as they can and the processes of delivering healthcare are such a convoluted mess with no deliverer nor payor of healthcare responsible for your...
Qik - Mobile video by Frederic Guarino →
Qik - Mobile video by Frederic Guarino Source: qik.com Streamed from my mobile phone in New York. More at http://qik.com/fredericguarino
Why healthcare/insurance reform matters to (me and...
a few bullet points I’d like to hear in the media on the sheer economic necessity for healthcare/insurance - the US economic competitive advantage is continually being sapped - startups and small business will continue to be saddled with HUGE costs - too many American workers are in job-lock situations ie staying on just for health insurance - the US is only industrialized/developed...
How much of our medical research is being spent on...
mikehudack: jayparkinsonmd: How much of our medical research is being spent on creating newer, more efficient and streamlined models of healthcare delivery combined with new models of healthcare payment? How much money is being spent on creating microcosms/test markets for innovative healthcare systems on a micro-level? The NIH invests over $30.5 billion annually in medical...
Must. Stop. Brain. Drain. from the US
continuations: I just ran across an article titled “Skilled Immigrants on Why They are Leaving the U.S.” in BusinessWeek (via Techmeme). It is not surprising to find diminished job prospects in the U.S. as a key reason, but I was shocked to read that the wait time for a Green Card for Indian and Chinese citizens is now 10 years (that’s a decade!). That is a very long time for anybody to wait...
Sixteen states, with exhausted funds, are now paying benefits with borrowed...– The Safety Net - Cracks in Unemployment System Widen Under Strain of Recession - Series - NYTimes.com
The Irksome Cellphone Industry - NYTimes.com →
gotta love David Pogue !!
Transcript - Obama’s News Conference on... →
“This is not just about the 47 million Americans who don’t have any health insurance at all. Reform is about every American who has ever feared that they may lose their coverage, if they become too sick or lose their job or change their job. It’s about every small business that has been forced to lay off employees or cut back on their coverage, because it became too expensive....
Why Japan’s Smartphones Haven’t Gone Global -... →
interesting if incomplete picture of Japan’s mobile Galapagos syndrome
As Its Stock Sinks, We Wonder What’s Wrong With... →
Breaking News Online: How One 19-Year Old Is Shaking Up Online Media– Breaking News Online: How One 19-Year Old Is Shaking Up Online Media Michael van Poppel is 19 years old ! wow I feel old….
Dems should run a strong primary candidate against... →
FINALLY !!!!!!! @lessig and Change Congress, are you interested ?
Matthew Robson's Morgan Stanley Teen&Media report... →
Read the entire PDF document
Sprint Will Pay Ericsson $5B to Run Its Network... →
wait, isn’t Sprint’s job to run the network !?!?
Real-Time Conversations Hasten Social CRM via... →
“Online discussions, rants, and observations are either alarming (and motivating) brand managers or fooling them into unforeseen enthrallment. But the reality is that real-time dialogue is fueling connections and perceptions in the statusphere, blogopsphere, online communities, and the social web in general. It’s this swelling tsunami of chatter that will only intensify and heighten as it...
What Will Carriers Do When the Data Gravy Train... →
mobile data is now serious $$: “According to the CTIA, a cellular industry association, wireless data service revenues for the year 2008 rose to more than $32 billion — a 39 percent increase over 2007, when they totaled $23.2 billion. Wireless data revenues for 2008 amounted to nearly 22 percent of all wireless service revenues.”
How Teenagers Consume Media: the report that shook... →
Thanks to @jeffmignon ! - 99% of teenagers have a mobile phone and most are quite capable phones. - No teenager that I know of regularly reads a newspaper - Most teenagers nowadays are not regular listeners to radio - Teenagers listen to a lot of music, mostly whilst doing something else (like travelling or using a computer). - Most teenagers enjoy and support viral marketing, as often...
I’m sick of hearing Washington talk about savings... →
I’m sick of hearing Washington talk about savings “over ten years” | e-Patients.net Source: e-patients.net I am sick of hearing politicians and money-making parties talk…
Twitter Business Tool CoTweet Raises $1.1 Million →
Congrats to @iamkyle @jesseengle @gotwalt and the rest of the team !
Can Michael Arrington Raise Enough Money To Make... →
Almost a third of ordinary Americans say human beings have existed in their...– Survey Shows Gap Between Scientists and the Public - NYTimes.com USA! USA! USA! (via dpstyles) Shouldn’t the media quit reporting stats and focus on providing some basic science education to the public ?
It's all happening. It's all happening.
soupsoup: tanya77: “Movie Theater Streams 2K Resolution Film Using BitTorrent” “Many independently produced films never make it onto the big screen simply because the costs involved are too high. At the moment most digital movies are distributed “over land” on hard disks costing up to $2000 for each copy. BitTorrent has the power to change this outdated distribution method and get smaller...
How DC is inflating cost savings in healthcare... →
excerpt “Reduce the cost of revamping healthcare?? Folks, the generally agreed figure is that US healthcare costs per capita are 50% higher than other developed countries. 0.4% is a joke, a diversion. To inflate it, multiplying by ten, makes it a cynical diversion, a PR smokescreen.”
Health-Reform Update: Dissension in the ranks →
jayparkinsonmd: We find a raft of articles suggesting that the effort is stalling amid dissension in Washington and beyond. Of course. The best way to maintain status quo is a democracy. An even better way to maintain status quo is to have the government start screwing around with $2.5 trillion dollars. Just sit back and watch the lobbyists and executive vultures from the most profitable and...
And the same is true of locating your startup. You can build a great startup in...– Fred Wilson - Startup Hotbed Inferiority Complex (via bijan) agreed ! that’s part of the reasoning behind my move to Montreal to kickstart keenkong.com
GM's out of bankruptcy at 3G speed :) →
Wow, didn’t expect it to be so fast ! NB: you (via the US gov) are now the proud owners of 61% of the new GM, go forth and prosper (i think)
Dance Floors for People With Day Jobs ie dance... →
Michael Wolff on Politico | vanityfair.com →
Michael Wolff on Politico | vanityfair.com Source: www.vanityfair.com Four old-media veterans may have solved the future of news with the Politico Web site, whose…
Politico’s Washington Coup →
Great piece on Politico - must read ! Best of: “Newspaper people are living 1950s-style organization-man lives years after that career model became obsolete,” “The most important words were what came after your name: ‘I’m John Harris of The Washington Post’”—has increasingly become an indication of mediocrity. “In 2006 we didn’t yet know that newspapers were dead,”
Qik - washington sq park →
Qik - washington sq park Source: qik.com Streamed from my mobile phone. More at http://qik.com/fredericguarino
TEDxNWC 2.0 - The Media Earthquake - Eventbrite →
TEDxNWC 2.0 - The Media Earthquake - Eventbrite Source: tedxnwc.eventbrite.com New Work City presents TEDxNWC 2.0 - The Media Earthquake — Wednesday, July 08, 2009 — New York, NY
marco: There’s an interesting dynamic between the U.S. cellular carriers, Apple, and Palm if you pay attention and read between the lines a bit. Sprint has been teetering on the brink of death for years. But they managed to get the Palm Pre exclusive, seemingly for at least 8 months. Palm is effectively betting their company on the Pre. By most accounts, it’s the only current phone that has...