Friday, July 24, 2015

Chicago Blackhawks Pushing $1 Billion

The growing business value of the winningest hockey team - Chicago Blackhawks - in the tough salary cap era.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

$800,000 after a slew of pie-cutting ain't bad

The owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah nails down $800,000 from the Belmont Stakes, amid a slew of pie-cutting.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Mixed Numbers for Fitbit

Fitbit revenue increased a whopping 880% in two years, yet just 61% of its buyers are active users (hmm).

Friday, July 10, 2015

Reflections on Access Online

If indeed censorship is ultimately impossible, and I would like to believe it is, then oppression, restriction or prohibition is also doomed to fail.  Human will and ingenuity perhaps trump any efforts to tamp these down.  It's a very curious point, isn't it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Access (5) The Internet as a Human Right

Does every person across the world have the right to healthcare and education, shelter and fresh water, a decent living and personal dignity and freedom?  The answer, of course, is yes.  But is internet access on par with these key life provisions?

Monday, July 6, 2015

Access (4) Prisoners' Access to the Web

To me, the immediate answer is It depends.  It depends on the nature of their crime and of course the subsequent punishment.  It also depends, I imagine, on time served and behavioral progress.  Prisoners in general are carefully guarded on what they communicate and what information they access, especially with the world outside prison.  Perhaps the law or regulation governing prisoners needs to be reviewed vis-a-vis the radical developments in media and technology, information and communications over the last decade or two.