Comments for Xconomy https://www.xconomy.com Business, Life Sciences, and Technology News Wed, 03 May 2017 18:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on I Switched from Mint.com to Pageonce. Maybe You Should Too. by Sarah https://www.xconomy.com/national/2013/02/22/i-switched-from-mint-com-to-pageonce-maybe-you-should-too/#comment-711109 Wed, 03 May 2017 18:55:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=222170#comment-711109 Check is now Mint… so Mint/Intuit basically has this market cornered.
PageOnce = Check = Mint

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Comment on I Switched from Mint.com to Pageonce. Maybe You Should Too. by TheTomato https://www.xconomy.com/national/2013/02/22/i-switched-from-mint-com-to-pageonce-maybe-you-should-too/#comment-711108 Mon, 01 May 2017 20:24:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=222170#comment-711108 Apparently MINT took over PAGEONCE also.

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Comment on What Is Quora? Seven Answers from Adam D’Angelo and Marc Bodnick by college paper writing services https://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2013/10/03/quora-seven-answers-adam-dangelo-marc-bodnick/#comment-711107 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:54:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=251316#comment-711107 So many people didn’t about Quora..But they want to know more about this. So thank you so much for writing details about Quora and i hope every one should be like this information from you.

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Comment on EA Buys PopCap Games for up to $1.3B, Says Seattle Company Will Keep Doing its Thing by flamin https://www.xconomy.com/seattle/2011/07/12/ea-buys-popcap-games-for-up-to-1-3b/#comment-711106 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 23:14:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=146391#comment-711106 So is Tip Top deluxe still available?

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Comment on In a Requiem for Helix Wind, Critics Come to Bury More Than Praise by Michael Robinson https://www.xconomy.com/san-diego/2012/08/22/in-a-requiem-for-helix-wind-critics-come-to-bury-more-than-praise/#comment-711105 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:39:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=201300#comment-711105 If you have ever witnessed a HAWT “come apart” in high winds, you can appreciate the positive aspects of VAWTs. If you’ve ever had neighbors complain about the noise generated by HAWTs in high winds (the blade tips can exceed the speed of sound which can lead to “coming apart” of the wind turbine) you can appreciate the positive aspects of VAWTs. The “mega-watt” versions of HAWTs don’t have to be too concerned about “coming apart” in high winds because they are tied to a power grid which keeps it’s speed locked in to the Alternating Current of the grid. When they experience overload and disconnect from the grid is when they are likely to “overspeed” and possibly “come apart”. But, I’m sure that measures have been engineered into these to brake them down and lock up the turbine to prevent it spinning out of control. On the smaller scale (home use as an example), the VAWT is probably the better choice.

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Comment on Sea Level Rise: Time for a Barrage of New Ideas by Richard Ruby https://www.xconomy.com/national/2013/08/30/sea-level-rise-time-for-a-barrage-of-new-ideas/#comment-711104 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:33:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=247460#comment-711104 What I would like about the Barrage being built there and not under the Golden Gate Bridge would be the open view for visitors. The bridge would be an eyesore. But I wish the design would be an embankment dam. One which would have beach sand covering the top so it looks like a natural beach. 2 beaches in 1. Well, not beaches, since one side would not be ocean. But it would look beautiful, 2 shores, 2 places to go swimming, one side from the other and feet apart. And it would be straight. Which is what would make it look like 2 beach shores. Lake shores are not straight more commonly. And beach sand, not dirt or rocks or brush or weeds.

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Comment on Do You Need an Extended Warranty? Do the Math, Says SquareTrade by Colleen Corbett Turchyn https://www.xconomy.com/national/2013/05/03/do-you-need-an-extended-warranty-do-the-math-says-squaretrade/#comment-711103 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 01:46:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=232625#comment-711103 My Fitbit broke, fell apart in three pieces just when unplugging the charger. I called Fitbit but has been over one year. Called Square Trade and was told they do not cover it….so am out a Fitbit and the Protection Plan is useless…..it’s a SCAM…buyer BEWARE….DO NOT PURCHASE ANY WARRANTY FROM SQUARE TRADE….they were very rude and would not cover anything! They are SCAM ARTISTS

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Comment on DreamBox Learning Bought by Netflix CEO (and Microsoft Board Member) Reed Hastings and Charter Fund—Some More Context by Just read this https://www.xconomy.com/seattle/2010/04/20/dreambox-learning-bought-by-netflix-ceo-and-microsoft-board-member-reed-hastings-and-charter-fund-some-more-context/#comment-711102 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:02:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=74682#comment-711102 Lou Gray is a stud. This guy built and sold 2 companies in a row.

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Comment on Biotech & Pharma Whining About Talent: That Makes Me Mad by mccallister https://www.xconomy.com/national/2013/02/18/biotech-pharma-whining-about-talent-should-look-in-the-mirror/#comment-711101 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:57:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=221300#comment-711101 This is right on. I’m so happy I’m not the only one who knew this was true. I know a PhD biotech worker who was out of work for 4 YEARS. She applied to dozens of companies, and each position had dozens of applicants, and ended up working at a cafe and doing tutoring for two years just to keep the lights on.

Finally, finally, she has gotten a job in her field again.

There is NO shortage of biotech workers. It’s a flat out lie. How else can you explain a 4-year hole like this and hundreds of applicants for every opening? It just doesn’t make sense at all. And this is in a major tech-hub U.S. city.

What I like about this article is that it identifies the root causes behind this — hiring and company incompetence and laziness, not a shortage of workers. There is no worker shortage. There’s a competency shortage in the industry itself.

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Comment on Why Are Drugs Getting Such Weird Brand Names? by Kang Dindu https://www.xconomy.com/national/2011/05/09/why-are-drugs-getting-such-weird-brand-names/#comment-711100 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:48:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=136908#comment-711100 Forgive the rimjob I’m about to give you, but this is a very well written article and I wish all people would write like this.

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Comment on What Is Quora? Seven Answers from Adam D’Angelo and Marc Bodnick by Tania Beavers https://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2013/10/03/quora-seven-answers-adam-dangelo-marc-bodnick/#comment-711099 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=251316#comment-711099 I’m glad I left quora when I did and I’m happy to say that I was never banned but left on my own accord. I refuse to be part of a site that is increasingly Anti-American, Pro-Islamic and frequently engaged in bashing Christians. Besides this, the site has really low tolerance for anyone who holds conservative views, or is not an Atheist. The second you express conservative views, you will be bashed, shunned and down voted. So much for freedom of speech! I also came across plenty of mentally unstable people on this site. One orthodox Jewish woman claimed to be oppressed and mistreated by many Moslems who happened to troll the site, yet she also voiced that she wouldn’t mind “marrying” a Moslem and repeatedly attacked Christians on the site. To me, such behavior is contradictory and proves you are mentally challenged. Good riddance to this site, I hope it ends up an epic failure.

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Comment on Nuclear Startup Transatomic Power Lands $2M From Founders Fund by vlady47 https://www.xconomy.com/boston/2014/08/05/nuclear-waste-startup-transatomic-power-gets-2m-from-founders-fund/#comment-711098 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:52:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=279049#comment-711098 2/24/17
Nuclear Energy Startup Transatomic Backtracks on Key Promises

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603731/nuclear-energy-startup-transatomic-backtracks-on-key-promises/

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Comment on There Was Life Before Smartphones, But Who Can Remember It? by Razvan C. https://www.xconomy.com/national/2014/07/18/there-was-life-before-smartphones-but-who-can-remember-it/#comment-711097 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:27:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=277944#comment-711097 I honestly can’t remember.

It is not that I was born with an iPhone by my side. I was using a dumb phone as late as 2013. My first smartphone was a BlackBerry in 2011.

However, things changed so much and we’ve became so reliant to technology that it is hard to remember when I did not use push email or Google Maps. In practice, this was just 6 years ago, for myself. Yet, that time seems like a relic from another century.

To my defense though, I’ve been able to slowly break away from the hold of modern IT&C. I’m not on social media anymore, I can live with Skype notifications disabled and 80% of what I do with my phone is listen to audio-books. In the moment that you disable most of its uses (like Facebook), it becomes far less addictive. After all, smartphones are nothing more than a conduit. The apps themselves are what causes the addiction.

I wouldn’t return to a dumb phone because it would be extremely inconvenient but I know there was a time when what’s the status quo now was unavailable.

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Comment on A Place for Mom Sells Majority Stake to Warburg Pincus by RebelXS https://www.xconomy.com/seattle/2010/07/09/a-place-for-mom-sells-majority-stake-to-warburg-pincus/#comment-711093 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:33:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=92140#comment-711093 Wrong,not only do all the advisors visit 2 facilities PER MONTH in their area, the company also audits the facilities TWICE per year for health and safety violations among other things. You have no clue

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Comment on Please, Keep Paying $80 a Month for Cable So I Can Enjoy Cheap TV by Mjal https://www.xconomy.com/national/2013/10/18/please-keep-paying-80-month-cable-can-enjoy-cheap-tv/#comment-711092 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=252894#comment-711092 “Before the internet providers start charging us for usage or just jacking up rates and throwing in free tv service”. Bingo!!!!

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Comment on Please, Keep Paying $80 a Month for Cable So I Can Enjoy Cheap TV by Mjal https://www.xconomy.com/national/2013/10/18/please-keep-paying-80-month-cable-can-enjoy-cheap-tv/#comment-711091 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:18:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=252894#comment-711091 They shouldn’t work for free but the content delivery companies should have to compete with each other on price. It’s like giving one car company a monopoly…that car company jacks up the prices on their cars and when someone complains they say “yeah the people who make the cars should work for free huh?”

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Comment on Please, Keep Paying $80 a Month for Cable So I Can Enjoy Cheap TV by Mjal https://www.xconomy.com/national/2013/10/18/please-keep-paying-80-month-cable-can-enjoy-cheap-tv/#comment-711090 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:14:00 +0000 http://www.xconomy.com/?p=252894#comment-711090 Or AGREE with their competitor (who is already in the area) not to invest in those areas.

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