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2007.10

Dot Earth, a new blog of NYTimes about climate change.

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This is a nice site to start looking for books online: GetTextbooks.com. It allows you to compare new and used book prices from different online sellers.

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Entertainment production is a great business in New York city:

  • Location shoots: 40,000 annually (including commercials, feature films, television shows and series, music videos, documentaries, etc.)

  • Daily productions: 100

  • Feature films: over 250 a year

  • Television shows: 100+

  • Shooting days, 2006: 34,718

  • Direct expenditures: $5 billion

  • Entertainment production employment: 100,000

http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=57

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The Conscience of a Liberal: Paul Krugman's blog in NYTimes.

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This appeared in a recent issue of The Economist. World urban population increase causes more natural disasters?

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Gapminder is a non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development. You may find interesting maps there.

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They Rule allows you to create maps of the interlocking directories of the top companies in the US in 2004.
See how the power is shared between different organizations.

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Strange maps

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NYTimes: The Squirrel Wars

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The Guardian: I am creating artificial life, declares US gene pioneer

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The Onion: Scientists Ask Congress To Fund $50 Billion Science Thing

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Florida: Smart Growth Toll Spreads from House Prices to Growth?: "Since 2000, approximately 4,000,000 people have moved from more expensive housing areas to less expensive areas."

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USAToday: Midwest, move over: Ga. joins the ethanol gold rush.
"Only 6 million cars, called "flex-fuel," can run on ethanol or gasoline. Car companies have pledged to make half their fleet flex-fuel by 2012." Savings? "Also, E85, on average, costs 13% less per gallon than gasoline, but it reduces mileage by as much as 25%."

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Patent Exploitation in the Information and Communications Sector (PDF)

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Banking on Becoming President: "After six months of fundraising, the candidates for president in 2008 have already raised more than $265 million." A nice feature: Money Web

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Financial Times: "Cristina Fernández [presidential candidate for Argentina, wife of President Néstor Kirchner] has devoted so much time to foreign travel during her election campaign that it almost looks as though she is running for a job at the United Nations, not the presidency of Argentina."

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National Association of Seed and Venture Funds
http://www.nasvf.org/

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Common Stock Not: Why do the Atlanta Technology Angels invest?

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