The internet needs to be 100 times more affordable: Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world together to promote the “Knowledge Economy”. Internet.org, is a group that Zuckerberg started in partnership with mobile-device makers Samsung, Nokia, and Qualcomm, and they have released a video highlighting his plan to interlink the next 5 billion people.

 

 

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Share decision making leads to better health outcomes for patients and lower costs

Shared decision making helps patients be better informed about their treatment choices and make better decisions.

Quality-improving and cost-cutting innovations don’t sit around for years while people keep muddling through with old technology in most industries. When an innovation is ready for widespread use, it disrupts the market, whether the market wants it or not. In the process, some entrepreneur usually makes a killing.

 

 

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Americans waste more than a billion gallons of gas every year because of obesity

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For every additional pound of passenger weight, the United States uses up another 39 million gallons of fuel each year.

Obesity raises health costs as we all know with more frequent visits to the hospital, more prescription drugs, and a greater risk for developing diseases like diabetes.  What is less known are the economic costs of obesity.  What are increased costs obesity puts on the public infrastructure, the GDP or on the federal deficit?

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Colleges with the fastest rising tuitions will have some explaining to do to the Department of Education

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Penn State tops the list for public in-state colleges.

No college wants to top these rankings. Today the Education Department unveils a website on which it is publishing for the first time lists identifying the nation’s most expensive colleges.

 

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$10M Healthcare X Prize Seeks To Reinvent U.S. Healthcare System

$10 Million Healthcare X Prize Seeks To Reinvent U.S. Healthcare System

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Organizers of the X Prize, who have set up contests for space travel, DNA research and super-efficient cars, said on Tuesday they are offering $10 million to the winner of a contest to transform the health of people in a small U.S. community.

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Free Funerals from Laptops Direct

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Here’s an interesting marketing idea…

“In these difficult credit-crunch times we understand that it’s not easy to give your loved ones the send off they deserve. With funerals costing up to $15000 it makes sense to get help. That’s why we’ve put together this unique sponsorship package, giving you the opportunity to cover all your costs.”

“We will help you pay for some, or all of the funeral expenses, depending on the package you choose. We have a range of subtle and tasteful sponsorship positions available throughout the service each bringing you a contribution cost. Please note that in order for us to be able to offer this service we do require a minimum of 50 mourners, this ensures we will get the exposure required to cover the cost of the sponsorship.”

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Sarah’s Smash Shack – Relieve Stress By Breaking Things

Sarah’s Smash Shack - Relieve Stress By Breaking Things 

 Sarah’s Smash Shack

If you are human, you have probably at some point been so frustrated you felt the need to break something to relieve the tension. Sarah’s Smash Shack , in San Diego, California, provides a service to consumers that allows them to salvage their personal possessions, and break someone else’s.

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Double Sided LCD Screen Introduced By LG

Double Sided LCD Screen Introduced By LG 

 LG Double Sided Display

Lg is showing off thier new double sided LCD display at this years IMID 2008 conference held in Goyang City, Korea. The displays are 15″ and have a 14:1 contrast ratio. From a technical standpoint this is very impressive, these are not simply two screens attached to each other, but rather the same screen displaying an image on its front and back. Will the “two screens, one display” become a sensation or remain an oddity shown off at various industry shows? Only time and more importantly manufacturing costs will tell.

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