Google is planning its first ever retail store, by MARTIN BRYANT

Google is considering opening a retail store in Dublin, a planning application noted by Bloomberg reveals. The store, located on its campus in the Irish capital, would be open to the public and sell unspecified “Google merchandise,” the application says. This would be Google’s first public retail store. Last year it opened a presence in a London branch of … Continue reading Google is planning its first ever retail store, by MARTIN BRYANT

‘App Economy’ Has Created Nearly Half a Million Jobs Since 2007 [STUDY], by Kate Freeman

That app you use to play Words with Friends on your phone or book a reservation using Open Table might be giving the American economy a nice boost, at least according to a new survey by TechNet. The new “app economy” has created about 466,000 jobs in the United States since 2007, according to the … Continue reading ‘App Economy’ Has Created Nearly Half a Million Jobs Since 2007 [STUDY], by Kate Freeman

Samsung Galaxy S II surpasses 5 million sales in South Korea, by Matt Brian

South Korean smartphone maker Samsung today announced that it has sold more than 5 million units of its popular Galaxy S II smartphone in it’s home country, reaching the milestone in around nine months. Samsung, the leading smartphone vendor in South Korea holding a reported 53% of smartphone sales, topped one million sales in its first … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S II surpasses 5 million sales in South Korea, by Matt Brian

This Big Red Bar Explains Why Natural Gas Prices Are Plummeting, by Sam Ro

Natural gas prices have fallen to their lowest levels in 10 years. Traders who have been long natural gas have been feeling the heat.  But it has in fact been warmer than usual for all of us. Last week’s Citi’s Robert Morris slashed his 2012 natural gas price target to $3.25/MMBtu from $3.85/MMBtu. Among other things, … Continue reading This Big Red Bar Explains Why Natural Gas Prices Are Plummeting, by Sam Ro

Stop teaching our kids to be employees, start educating entrepreneurs, by BRAD MCCARTY

I’ve been back from CES for a couple of days now (read all of our coverage here). After clearing out my inbox and racking my brain about a wrap-up post for the event, it finally occurred to me why it was that I’ve had such a hard time in finding a topic — I’m just not … Continue reading Stop teaching our kids to be employees, start educating entrepreneurs, by BRAD MCCARTY

How to make money doing what you love on the Internet, by COURTNEY BOYD MYERS

From rags to riches, from trailer parks to white mailboxes, the climb is all part of the “American Dream.” But this dream– the equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity from one’s hard work– is really more human than just American and its ethos has never been so tangible as in the early days of the Internet. … Continue reading How to make money doing what you love on the Internet, by COURTNEY BOYD MYERS