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Daily Archives: October 10, 2015

Daily Debt Subject to the Limit Report

Treasury Notes: “Treasury recently estimated that it is likely to exhaust extraordinary measures related to the debt limit on or about Thursday, November 5. As previously noted, recent receipts were lower than previously projected, and trust fund investments were higher than projected resulting in a net decrease of resources available to the United States government.”

Free online university just for refugees

Good: “Kiron based  Berlin University…has partnered with more than 20 international universities to create its unique online program. The first year of learning will include classes in German, English, and general studies (like writing). The second year will focus in on a specific degree program, and will take advantage of popular Massive Open Online Courses… Continue Reading

Average American Worker Earns Less Today Than 40 Years Ago

FastcoExist: “…American workers are actually poorer today than four decades ago. They may be earning more money. But, in real terms, they’re getting less for it. Measured in 2014 dollars, the median male full-time worker made $50,383 last year against $53,294 in 1973, according to new U.S. Census Bureau figures.” Continue Reading

USGC leveraging Twitter to anticipate earthquakes

NextGov: “According to a Twitter blog post on Wednesday, the USGS has begun to augment its seismological data with a real-time feed of tweets. The social-network data helps fill in holes in the agency’s sensor network and check for false alarms. (The seismic network senses as many as 70 earthquakes per day, but many of them… Continue Reading

Organizational Restructuring and Collaborative Creativity: The Case of Microsoft and Sony

Gupta, Sonam and Dhillon, Ishneet, Organizational Restructuring and Collaborative Creativity: The Case of Microsoft and Sony (2015). The IUP Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. XII, No. 1, March 2015, pp. 53-65. Available at SSRN: “The need for innovation and cross-dependencies among the departments is forcing organizations to restructure from divisional to functional organizational structure. This… Continue Reading

Getting a “quick fix”: First-year college students’ use of Wikipedia

First Monday – John C Garrison, Volume 20, Number 10 – 5 October 2015 “College students use Wikipedia frequently, despite educators’ highly divided opinions about it, and so it is important to understand how and why they are using it. This study followed a first-year class of undergraduate, liberal arts students over the course of their first… Continue Reading