No one should be surprised that Twitter has decided to colonize the microsyntactic space that stock tickers ($AAPL) have been playing on Twitter. Howard Lindzon may be expressing displeasure since it steps on the toes of Stocktwits, but it shouldn’t be surprising.
For nearly four decades, the University of Michigan has monitored the prevalence of smoking, drinking, and illicit drug use among eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders in the United States in its report “Monitoring the Future.” The most recent findings suggest that drug use among teens - particularly the consumption of tobacco and alcohol - is not nearly as prevalent as during the hard-partying (and DARE-saturated) 1990s.
General Motors has announced that it is working on a way to use Wi-Fi Direct to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians so as to avoid running over them. Wi-Fi Direct is a new technology that is beginning to be implemented into many new smart phones that allows the phones to communicate with one another directly, i.e. without the need for a hot spot, cell tower etc. GM had previously announced it was looking into using the technology to allow cars to communicate with one another so that the system could alert driver’s to slow-downs, accidents or road hazards.