China’s Air Pollution Better Than Reports Indicate – Forbes

Beijing air on a day after rain (left) and a c...

Liu also reveals that the worst pollutants have been cut by one-third during the last decade and that sulfur dioxide was cut by nearly 70% a markedly impressive improvement. And while it is hard to ignore that 71 of 74 cities in China fail to meet air quality standards , Liu explains in this exclusive interview with CKGSB Knowledge why China is about to experience a turn around, and how current air pollution can even offer a newfound opportunity for foreign enterprises building their presence in this quickly growing market. Beijing air on a day after rain (left) and a cloudy, smoggy day (right). August 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CKGSB Knowledge: Who is tackling these pollution issues and how are they doing so? Anthony Liu: To look at solutions, you have to understand the sources.

Lyft Adds A New Option For Riders Who Don’t Mind Sharing – Forbes

One interesting aspect of all this is what it means in terms of network effects. As I pointed out in a recent feature on the risks facing Uber , the network effects touted as a strength of the peer-to-peer taxi business arent really network effects at all in the truest sense of the term; that is, for a passenger, other passengers joining the platform dont bring additional utility, nor do drivers benefit when other drivers join. But in the Line model, additional passengers do create additional value for the network as a whole: The more people riding overall, the greater the likelihood someone else will be headed in your direction. Lyft isnt the first company to hit on this idea.


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