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The largest migration in history: China’s migrant workers

Migration from inland villages to coastal cities has transformed China. Now that is changing, as regional cities inland become the new focus of migration patterns.

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America’s Public Health Crisis

Our world is getting bigger. Not just in numbers, but also in size. More specifically, America is a sole contributor to this horrible truth, that we are undergoing a Big. Fat. Health Crisis. This video infographic examines our nations growing health epidemic, as more and more American’s are becoming obese and succumbing to addictive substances.

By spreading awareness of this enormous heath crisis facing America, our hope is that people will take action and be inspired to make a change in their life. From walking, to running, and living your life to the fullest, taking steps to a healthier lifestyle could save you up to 27 years of your life.

#video #Health Care #medicine #infographic #USA
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How to put $2 billion in the hands of entrepreneurs around the world

Watch this animated infographic to understand how USAID is unlocking private financing for development priorities around the world.

#video #infographic #entrepreneur #Funding #investing #global

A Marketer’s Guide To Pinterest

Today, Pinterest has become the 3rd largest social media site based on its huge popularity with women, as well as its unlimited potential as a marketing tool for businesses. Although it has experienced a slump in daily average users in April, it continues to remain a great way for companies and brands to market themselves. “Pins” help companies promote their products, develop their brand personalities, drive tremendous referral traffic to their websites, and gain exposure among the Pinterest community. Now, MDG Advertising has produced an engaging video highlighting the facts, figures, and findings from its popular “Pin It To Win It” infographic.

The video details the social site’s demographics, growth, and potential to drive abundant traffic to company websites. Pinterest is especially popular with the most highly coveted markets—about 60 percent are female and 80 percent are in the 25 to 54 age demographic. Plus, Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combined.

The video goes on to cover the brands, both large and small, on board the pinboard phenomenon, such as Whole Foods, Etsy, West Elm, and Real Simple. These companies reflect the cooking, décor, and crafts interests that are prevalent among the Pinterest audience.

In addition, the video helps marketers navigate Pinterest’s features and terminology by demonstrating the “pin,” “repinning,” and “board.” It also shows how companies can leverage Pinterest for maximum response and referral traffic, whether by improving their image quality or promoting more than just a product line.

#Pinterest #marketing #business model #advertising #video #infographic

A generation crippled by payback terms; where education is secondary and payback is primary. This thought sounds depressing, but is very real. Student debt has surpassed $1 trillion and the average lifetime to payback has changed dramatically.

Back in 1993, only 45% of students borrowed loans for school. Today, that number has reached 94%. The average debt hovers around $24,000, with 10% owing more than 54% and 3% owing more than $100,000. If you are not responsible for your own payments, then this maybe something to overlook. But, for all those responsible for their own debt, this hampers not only their entrepreneurial spirit to take on more risk, but it has left them bitter as the terms for the loans have spiraled out of control. 

Many anti-traditional revolutionists have called for the “higher education under microscope” treatment. Is all that debt really worth it? If tuition can rise by 8% YoY, but wages rise only 5% since 2001, there is a very real problem. Maybe these business models have become antiquated. Young speakers like Nikhil Goyal, at 16, have already expressed alternate methods to education, calling for a “learning movement”. Maybe, we can finally accept the dropout way of life; atleast then we can control all the terms. 

Please click on the title to see an interactive data graph about how education has changed and affected us over time. 

#students #education #debt #infographic

Could these cloud based applications help your business grow?

For small and medium-sized businesses, one of the main challenges is keeping operational costs down while ensuring efficiency and meeting best practice.  Thankfully, the tools offered by developments in the field of cloud computing have given businesses of all sizes the ability to remain at the top of their game by allowing them to carry out tasks cheaply and easily on the move. The provided infographic highlights some of the best free and paid-for cloud-based applications available today.

#cloud computing #business model #infographic #mobile phones #applications

Kickstarter: The King of Crowdfunding

As of April 2012, over 50,000 projects have been funded on Kickstarter in the amount of $200 million. Kickstarter funds projects in multiple genres from film and music to design and technology. Non conventional projects such as the Pebble have superceeded their goal by 98 times, a feature of strength on Kickstarter which allows the artist to raise more than their initial requirement. With eclectic new projects like The Elevation Dock, Kickstarter has enjoyed close 30.6 million visits as of 2011 and continues to grow.

#crowdsourcing #Funding #startups #growth #infographic

In 2011, Jon Bruner from Forbes had posed the same question with relation to the general industry and whether we were close to a tech bubble. His interview with Hiten Shah, CEO of Kissmetrics, led them to believe that there is no imminent danger that would warrant the birth of a bubble or, atleast, the bubble would not be the size of the 2001 one. They designed a very comprehensive infographic, detailing their research.

Circa 2012, Instagram was acquired; Facebook is on the brink of its IPO and tongues are wagging about Google acquiring Pinterest to counter the Facebook-Instagram acquisition. Y Combinator has fuelled the birth of many young and energetic startups, looking to reach the big leagues. Valuation caps per startup have increased in the 33%-100% range in the past year. In contrast to the industry valuation caps, the YC valuation caps have increased between 375%-500%. 

This led Jason Calacanis to ask the following questions again:

1. Is there a bubble?

2. Is there a YC bubble?

3. Are You Better off Investing in Two Non-YC Startups at 1/2 the Price?

The link provided mentions what he had to say.

#incubator #bubble #infographic #technology #internet #venture capital #Funding