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The Simple Math Behind Free Shipping -- A Lesson in Market Share and Volume

David Sable | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
David Sable

Ultimately, Amazon will have us all so hooked and locked in that when they raise prices to turn a real profit, we will have no choice but to pay -- and pay we will for the continued convenience and efficiency of it all.

Watch One Boy's Adorable Reaction To A Tricky Letter In The Alphabet

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents

When it comes to learning the alphabet, some letters are a bit more intimidating than others. One determined little boy didn't let that get in...

Self-Driving Cars Crash Less Often Than Those With Human Drivers: Study

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 01.08.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Self-driving cars are involved in fewer crashes on average than vehicles with a driver behind the wheel, a study released on F...

Entire Hidden Alphabet Discovered In NASA Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts

The alphabet -- any alphabet, but in this case the familiar English alphabet -- can be seen as a pretty squarely manmade creation. Letters and words ...

Google Will Team Up With Ford To Build Self-Driving Cars: Report

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology

Google is said to be in talks with automaker Ford Motor Co to help build the Internet search company's autonomous cars, Automotive News reported, cit...

Super-Fast Google Fiber Internet May Be Coming To Two More Cities

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.10.2015 | Technology

Alphabet Inc said it would consider bringing its Fiber internet service to Los Angeles and Chicago, the two biggest cities the tech giant has worked ...

The World's Most Innovative Company

Bill George | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Bill George

Google's model for nurturing innovation leaders may well become the gold standard for other organizations eager to create innovation breakthroughs, without the constant pressure of shareholders for immediate results.

Google ‘Does Not Intend To Be A Car Manufacturer,’ Execs Say

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Google Inc. does not intend to become a vehicle manufacturer, the company's managing director for Germany, Austria and Switzer...

Alphabet Soup

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Marc Hershon

Google's proven, in a genius move, that you don't have to be a branding genius to come up with a simple, effective name with impact. (Although it help...

What's Human? Google Goes Android!

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Sometimes I am shadowboxing with a powerful opponent that I can't see, feel or understand. It is a mindless and undeterable attitude that reacts to me automatically based on a set of data I don't know and that has no interest in my unique perspective.

Google Wants To Help More Homes Switch To Solar Energy

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.19.2015 | Technology

The big G has plans for clothes that connect to your phone and smart contact lenses that monitor glucose and blood sugar levels, as wel...

Google's New Alphabet: Big Design from A to Z

Markus Giesler | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Knowing where Google's revenues are really coming from and which innovation businesses are profitable is one key benefit of its new transformation. But Google's paradigm shift actually cuts to a much deeper core: it ushers in the new era of big design.

Google's 'Alphabet' Announcement Trampled A Small Business In Rural Pennsylvania

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology

There's only one Google, but the same cannot be said of Alphabet. When the search giant announced last week that it would become part of a large...

Darwin, Productivity and Innovation

David Sable | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
David Sable

A, B, C, D, E, F, G.... I need to make a profit for Wall Street to see.... So begins a Ramble for a hot August day...and a thought starter -...

Week to Week News Quiz for 8/14/15

John Zipperer | Posted 08.14.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Not only is Donald Trump taking over the GOP primary campaign, he's taking over our latest Week to Week news quiz. See how much you know about the wee...

Google's Name Change Is Not About Restructuring

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Gregoris Kalai

Under the disclosed terms, the newly formed Alphabet will own Google's various businesses. With this reorganization, Google is trying to cast a wide net and is distancing itself from the fact that it is the world's leader in search.

Google's New 'Low Key' CEO Is So On Trend

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

Google just appointed a new CEO. And he’s not like the brash, high-profile boy wunderkinds we’ve come to expect/dread in the tech world. G...

Google Once Made A Promise Not To Be Evil. Will Alphabet Uphold It?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

When Google filed to become a public company in 2004, it did so with one of the clearest company mottos in history: "Don't be evil." What Google...

Google Announces 'Alphabet,' Its New Parent Company

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

Larry Page has a new job. The former Google CEO announced in a blog post Monday that he is now CEO of Alphabet, a new "collection of co...

These Letters Don't Exist In Our Alphabet Anymore -- Here's Why

Michael Rosen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Michael Rosen

It's easy to think of the alphabet we recite and use as something fixed but, like almost everything in language, it changes. We call it Roman, but the...

An Alphabetized List of Sleeping Positions for Parents of Young Children

Chris Cate | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

The "A" position: When a toddler climbs into bed with their parents and wedges them apart at their hips.

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.

D Is for Dumba**

Amy Hunter | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Amy Hunter

We've all heard the line, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Someone needs to explain this to my 3-year-old.

Raising Kids, One Letter At A Time

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

I said to my wife, "Someone is c-r-a-b-b-y and needs an n-a-p." In the middle of throwing a bit of 'tude, my son turned to me and said, "I don't need a nap." Damn. At that point, I certainly did.

The ABCs of Back-to-School

Janie Emaus | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Janie Emaus

A: The Aggravation that bubbles inside of you when you realize there are too many things that need to get done for that first day of school and not enough hours in which to do them.