TheNextWeb

http://thenextweb.com/

The Next Web

The Next Web

Check out this technology blog to read the latest on the technology world.  Many stories deal with the business side of technology companies, their financing, investments, new projects, etc.

Founded in 2008, The Next Web is [according to the site] one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. With an active, influential audience consisting of more than 5.1 million monthly visits and over 7 million monthly page views, The Next Web continues to expand its global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in North America and Europe.

(part of description from TheNextWeb website)

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The Numbers Guy | a blog by Wall Street Journal

http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/

WSJ - The Numbers Guy

WSJ – The Numbers Guy

A different kind of blog, dealing with a variety of subjects, but examining them through the available data/numbers on each issue.  A better explanation is given on the site itself: “The Numbers Guy examines numbers in the news, business and politics. Some numbers are flat-out wrong or biased, while others are valid and help us make informed decisions. Carl Bialik tells the stories behind the stats, in occasional updates on this blog and in his column published every Saturday in The Wall Street Journal. Carl, who holds a degree in mathematics and physics from Yale University, also writes daily about sports numbers on WSJ.com.”

One of the latest issues examined is the the potential costs to Greece and to other world economies if Greece were to exit the euro zone.

(part of description from Wall Street Journal [WSJ] website)

Web of Stories

http://www.webofstories.com/

Web of Stories is a place where you can  record your own stories and watch stories that others have recorded.  A good place to start is by checking out the Channels section. All the stories are grouped by subject into Channels – Science, A Day in the Life, Film etc. When you watch a story, you will also see a list of “Related Stories” on the screen, inviting you to listen further.

Lives is the Web of Stories flagship channel. It is where you can watch the stories of people who have influenced the world or who have simply led exciting and interesting lives. Listen to the stories of great scientists, doctors, artists, film makers and other notable people and learn something new today. Check out the “Channels” section to view a long list of themes for the videos posted.

You can also Record your own story and post it on the website.  What would you need to do to post a story in Web of Stories? Simply tell your story, speaking to the camera. In order to record your stories, check the site for more information and follow the instructions.

We have included a video below about the first picture of the surface of the moon, by Bernard Lovell

(part of description from Web of Stories website – found through Mary Laine’s Neat New Stuff website)

Flowing Data

http://flowingdata.com/

Flowing Data

Flowing Data

According to the description on the site: “FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better – mainly through data visualization. Money spent, reps at the gym, time you waste, and personal information you enter online are all forms of data. How can we understand these data flows? Data visualization lets non-experts make sense of it all. ” 

Think of the site as well explained data graphics.  The author has studied electrical engineering and computer science student at Berkeley, but now is a UCLA PhD candidate in statistics with a focus in data visualization. A good place to start is the archives where you’ll find FlowingData’s most popular posts or take a look at the FlowingData beginner’s guide.

We would also suggest checking out the 7 Basic Rules for Making Charts and Graphs.

(part of description from FlowingData website – found through Mary Laine’s Neat New Stuff website)

GDS International Infographics

http://gdsinternational.tumblr.com/

GDS International Infographics

GDS International Infographics

We admit it. We like infographics.  They allow us to better understand and analyze a complex situation or problem.  This site features the article along with the infographic, which are mainly in the industrial and business domains.  However, many of the infographics, as well as the articles could be of interest to anyone, like the one featuring password strength, a couple on the spread of diseases around the globe, on the G2o debt, etc.

It appears that the site has not been updated recently, but there is still plenty of useful material there.

Below is an infographic on password security, you may want to look at it before choosing your  next password:

How secure is your password?

How secure is your password?

Daily Infographic

http://dailyinfographic.com/

Daily Infographic

Daily Infographic

Infographics are a used to display information through graphics.  The site features a new infographic every day.  The materials are chosen from a variety of sites across the internet.  [The site’s editors] spend countless hours searching the web for the most interesting, visually stimulating, mind-blowing infographics. [They] curate our findings and choose one infographic to publish every week-day. You can also subscribe to the site and receive an infographic delivered daily to your inbox.

(part of description from dailyinfographic website)

 

 

 

Planet Money | by NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/

Planet Money

Planet Money

Planet Money is a financial blog by National Public Radio (NPR).  The multimedia team at Planet Money covers the global economy, producing a podcast twice each week along with radio stories for NPR’s shows: Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life. They also maintain a blog with interesting articles, in an attempt to explain the complexities of the global economy in simple terms, with the help of leading economic thinkers. They abide by two rules: 1. Everything has to be interesting (and, preferably, fun or funny or poignant or somehow grabby), and  2. Everything should be economically smart, but not economically dull.

You can also check out the infographic featured on Planet Money, taken from a Bank for International Settlement (BIS) report.  It is a part of the Why Europe’s Crisis Matters For The U.S  article.

(part of description from NPR’s Planet Money website)

Entrepreneurship Corner (e-corner) | by Stanford University

http://ecorner.stanford.edu/

Entrepreneurship Corner (e-corner) | by Stanford University

Entrepreneurship Corner (e-corner) | by Stanford University

Check out Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner.  The site contains more than 2000 free (and mostly brief) videos and podcasts with entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders.  There are also teaching guides available, as well as a tag cloud, which indicates which of the subjects are the most popular  within the audiences.  According to the description on the site: “The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) Entrepreneurship Corner is a free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning. The mission of the project is to support and encourage faculty around the world who teach entrepreneurship to future scientists and engineers, as well as those in management and other disciplines. The site has been developed by a dynamic team of educators, entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). The project has been financially supported by Stanford University and a number of generous sponsors. Other collaborators in its creation include the Stanford Center for Professional Development and Stanford Video. “

(part of description from Stanford University’s e-corner website)

(site found through Mary Laine’s Neat New Stuff website)

Watch one of the videos below:

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