Marketplaces have always created value. Since the early inception of marketplaces, to the development of a mobile marketplace, connecting buyers and sellers has always been the focus. This linking, in creating a buy-and-sell environment – whether in a physical, or virtual (cyber) way – has always been about reducing friction to facilitate greater commerce. Once a market is established, its value, whether recognized or not, becomes ingrained in both the minds and the actions of those who engage the marketplace.
permuto.com made a beautiful time line chart for The Evolution of the Modern Marketplace
Ever wondered how much money is spent on the flower girl’s flowers or how much the wedding industry makes on photography? We’ve taken the numbers and broken them down so that you can see how much is being spent by the average couple and where exactly it is going.
For stats on the entire wedding industry, bridepop.com made Weddings By The Numbers infograph!
Australia has come a long way since being 'claimed' by the British in 1770. Settled through the use of New South Wales as a penal colony by the British Empire, Australia has grown into a prosperous, independent multicultural society.
How Australians rule the world
Scientists across the globe have long hunted for a vaccine against malaria - a disease that claims roughly one million lives each year. But last week, after decades of searching, the creation of a malaria vaccine began to look more and more likely.
Here is the infographic of malaria work.
What would it take to green the red planet? For starters, a massive amount of global warming.
Can we “terraform” Mars—that is, transform its frozen, thin-aired surface into something more friendly and Earthlike?
The first question has a clear answer: Yes, we probably could. Here is how it can be done by series of 18 month missions.
I always wonder what is the real life use of studying geometry in school. You can parallel park your car perfectly.
Here is the step and you'll need a few pieces of information:
1. Your car's turning radius, r
2. The distance between the front and rear wheels, l
3. The distance from your front wheel to the corner of the front bumper, k
4. The width of the car you're trying to park behind, w
Run a simple calculation (see above illustration) and — voila! — you'll know just what to do.
Geometry can save you