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The 21-Year-Old Behind a 'Darling' New York Web Startup

By J. QUINN MARTIN / Special to the Sun
November 8, 2007



David Karp, the 21-year-old brains behind Tumblr, a site that allows users to create Web logs in just 10 seconds, is a fresh face of the rising wave of New York dotcom entrepreneurs.

During the technology bubble of the late 1990s, almost all the technology companies were based in California's Silicon Valley, but today many Web entrepreneurs are based in New York City.

"There is a lot happening here in New York," the director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Eli Noam, a professor of economics and finance at Columbia Business School, said. "A lot of the advertising is here, money is here, and creative people gravitate to this city. Many of these startups are not so much substitutes to old media, but complements to them."

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Online Video: Seeing the Whole Picture

AUGUST 13, 2007
Video images are flooding across the Internet.

No longer an unknown quantity or merely a sidekick to television, the online video medium is fast becoming a formidable viewing factor.

eMarketer projects that the number of online video viewers in the US alone will rise from 114 million in 2006 to 183 million in 2011.

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Personal Growth - Psychology

Why Humans (and Baboons) Stress So Much

By Sara Goudarzi, LiveScience Staff Writer
posted: 19 February 2007 09:36 am ET

SAN FRANCISCO—Being highly intelligent and social, humans suffer from more stress-related diseases than any other animal, worrying about family, health, jobs and even the future. The average beast, on the other hand, does not spend much time worrying about these things.

But baboons do stress out, according to research presented here Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Why is that? The answer sheds light on human stress.

New worries

Just a century or so back, the primary threats to human life were pneumonia, tuberculosis, childbirth, the flu and the like.

Nowadays, relatively few people die from the flu; instead most humans die of ailments that are relatively new to our species, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, said Robert Sapolsky, a Stanford University neuroscientist.

“These are all diseases that are either caused by or being worsened by stress,” said  Sapolsky, who has written several books including "Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers" and "A Primate’s Memoir." He regularly visits Kenya to study baboons, primates with no predators that experience environmental and social stress sources like humans.

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