Posts tagged with ‘the economist’

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Bill Gates holds a Reddit AMA

FJP: In it, he praises Nordic rationality and The Economist’s recent feature on it, which we also enjoyed reading.

reuters:

Bill Gates holds a Reddit AMA

FJP: In it, he praises Nordic rationality and The Economist’s recent feature on it, which we also enjoyed reading.

The Economist + Pressly + Tumblr = Electionism

The Economist recently launched a 2012 presidential HTML5 site for tablets called Electionism and uses a nifty bit of MacGyvering to get it done.

It appears the Economist Group Media Lab is using Tumblr as a backend where they curate content from various news sources. These feed into Pressly, a startup that pulls RSS feeds and Twitter posts, and extracts the content contained within links for magazine-style tablet display.

Pictured above are various screens from a tablet display and includes the Electionism Home, Category, Twitter and articles. The site currently works on the iPad, Galaxy Tab and Kindle Fire.

Interested in following the actual Electionism Tumblr? That’s over here.

Select images to embiggen.

H/T: Journalism.co.uk.

The Trouble with Mergers
Business Insider queries The Economist on their favorite covers from the last 20 years.
Besides being a staff favorite, this September 1994 cover actually comes in at number 16 on the American Society of Magazine Editors top 40 covers of the last 40 years.
And if you visit the ASME link, scroll down to number 20. That’s my old rag. — Michael.

The Trouble with Mergers

Business Insider queries The Economist on their favorite covers from the last 20 years.

Besides being a staff favorite, this September 1994 cover actually comes in at number 16 on the American Society of Magazine Editors top 40 covers of the last 40 years.

And if you visit the ASME link, scroll down to number 20. That’s my old rag. — Michael.

The estimated damage from Japan’s combined earthquake and tsunami make it the world’s most expensive natural disaster since 1965. The world’s second most costly natural disaster also took place in Japan, the 1995 Kobe Earthquake, whose losses totaled nearly 2 percent of the country’s GDP, according to this graphic compiled by The Economist. 

The estimated damage from Japan’s combined earthquake and tsunami make it the world’s most expensive natural disaster since 1965. The world’s second most costly natural disaster also took place in Japan, the 1995 Kobe Earthquake, whose losses totaled nearly 2 percent of the country’s GDP, according to this graphic compiled by The Economist.