bubble   3801

« earlier    

The Appeal of Outsourcing | Mostly Harmless
"Let’s take the Emma Maersk container ship for example, even though the newer Triple E class ships are 35% more efficient. A trek from Hong Kong to Los Angeles takes about 14 days and burns 1,209,600 gallons of fuel. That’s a lot but it’s moving 15,000 shipping containers, each capable of fitting 36,864 t shirts. So, each shirt is responsible for 8mL of oil, which is what I would burn driving a car 266 feet. Shipping a container from China to LA uses even less fuel than trucking it from San Francisco. Buying “local” is ineffective from a sustainability perspective. It’s just ingroup bias."
sparkfile  soylent  sillyvalley  startup  bubble  infrastructure  shadowinfrastructure 
23 hours ago by sha
Uber seen reaching $10.8 billion in bookings in 2015: fundraising presentation | Reuters
"Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] global bookings are projected to rise nearly threefold to $10.84 billion this year and reach $26.12 billion the next, according to a recent presentation for potential investors seen by Reuters.

The ride-hailing service, which operates in over 50 countries, keeps 20 percent of booking revenue, showed a confidential slideshow prepared by Chinese bankers with input from Uber, aimed at soliciting investment in a fund participating in Uber's Series F financing.

Based on those figures, 2015 revenue would be roughly $2 billion, according to a Reuters calculation."
uber  sillyvalley  history  technology  fundraising  bubble 
6 days ago by sha
Tinkering versus Goals
Unlike booms and busts in the financial markets, which are often artificially created, technological booms and busts are an intrinsic feature of wealth creation itself. As Carlota Perez notes, technology busts in fact typically open up vast new capabilities that were overbuilt during booms. They radically expand access to the luck of networks to larger populations. The technology bust of 2000 for instance, radically expanded access to the tools of entrepreneurship and began fueling the next wave of innovation almost immediately.
boom  bust  bubble  technology 
22 days ago by craniac

« earlier    

related tags

!great  1929  2015  500px  500startups  90s  a  abraham  abstract  abstrakt  action  advocacy  affordability  age  aircraft  alberta  algorithms  amphibian  analysis  andreessenhorovitz  animal  app  application  area  art  article  asking  asks  atester  author:davemcclure  aviation  backlight  ball's  ballon  bath...  battle  big-businesses-are-screwing-you-over  bisayang  bitcoin  bitly  bloomberg  blow  blue  boom  boy  brick  brook  brothers  bubbleis  bubbles  bubblicious  bullfrog  business  bust  buytolet  canada  canadian  candy  capital  capitalism  chamber  chart  china  cleveland  close  closeup  code  color  come  commoditization  commodity-prices  competition  cone  construction  cost  crash  credit  crime  crisis  critical  critique  crowds  csrblogcomment  css  css3  culture  currency  dako  dance  dancing  datascience  day  dc:creator=harfordtim  dc:creator=robertsmichael  dctagged  death  debt  delicious  demand  design  detail  devaluation  developpement  digitstodollars  dinosaur  disease  disruption  diverse  diy  dotcom  dramatic  draws  echo  economics  economist  economy  english  entrepreneurship  environment  essay  exceptional  exchangerate  expression  facebook  failure  favorite  feminist  filter  finance  fintech  flickr  flight  flying  food  for  france  friends  frog  frogs  fundraising  ge2015  generalelection  generator  gentrification  girl  goes  gree  growth  gum  ha  her  high  hightech  hilarious  his  history  hn  homeownership  hoopeston  housing  iced  idiots  ifttt  in  inflation  infrastructure  interestrates  internet  investing  ipo  it  janeway  janinebucks's  japan  japanese  javascript  justin_fox  kelly  lake  landuse  lane  latecapitalism  likes  literallyfuckyourownface  living  london  mach  magic  mapbox  margin  marketing  markets  marktwain  mcclure  mclure  md  media  medium  mercercapital  methane  michael_spence  model  monetarypolicy  money  natural  navy  news  no  notification  nyc  oceana  of  opportunity  outside  pals  pandodaily  personalisation  pointofview  polemic  politics  pop  pops  portrait  powershell  prices  programming  property  psychology  q3  rare  recession  regulation  relaxing  rent  rents  research  review  rfid  rhino  righttobuy  rockies  samaltman  sanfrancisco  school  science  search  service  seth  shadowinfrastructure  shiller  siliconvalley  sillyvalley  smart  soap  soccer  socialmedia  software  sort  soylent  space  sparkfile  squarespace  stack  startup  startups  stock_market  stockmarket  stocks  stories  stratechery  students  stumbleupon.com  summer  superhornet  supply  support  surround  sv  swat  targeting  taylorism  tease  tech-bubble  tech  technology  teeth  the  thousands  time  to  together  tooltip  tray  tumblr  twitter  uber  uk  unicorn  up  usa  usn  valuation  vapor  vapour  vc  venture  venturecapital  victoria  virginiabeach  vulgarity  wear  wears  wearyellowforseth  what  with  wtf  wysiwyg  ycombinator  yellow  yokai  youth  zine  | 

Copy this bookmark: