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On An Evolving Market…


Good Monday!


New Microsoft Phones Aim at a Younger Crowd



SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is trying to home in on a younger, chattier demographic with two new cellphones centered on social networking.


From the start, Internet users have taken for granted that the territory was both a free-for-all and a digital disguise, allowing them to revel in their power to address the world while keeping their identities concealed.
Published: April 11, 2010

Source: NYTimes

Krugman on Building a New Energy Economy

An article on the new Green economy was just released this week on the NYTimes site, by Paul Krugman.

Should be good fodder for the GPWG.  ;P

Human Culture Influences Gene Evolution

Yeah, no wonder we are always trailing in Info Sec when it comes to defending against the known and unknown.

Gene’s makeup is rapidly changing as our cultures and contexts become more intertwined and complex.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/science/02evo.html?em=&pagewanted;=print

Source: NYTimes.com
Excerpt:
Although it does shield people from other forces, culture itself seems to be a powerful force of natural selection. People adapt genetically to sustained cultural changes, like new diets. And this interaction works more quickly than other selective forces, “leading some practitioners to argue that gene-culture co-evolution could be the dominant mode of human evolution,” Kevin N. Laland and colleagues wrote in the February issue of Nature Reviews Genetics. Dr. Laland is an evolutionary biologist at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland