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4 Signs Your Marketing Department Is Operating in Silos (And How to Eliminate Them)

Joseph Parker | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Joseph Parker

When all the parts of your marketing organization aren't working together, your success and growth may suffer. It's no secret that silos are absolutely detrimental to marketing operations - and finding a way to break free of silos can be difficult.

How The Internet Of Everything Is Helping Humankind

Tae Yoo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Imagine an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits suddenly, triggering landslides, cutting power, toppling buildings and causing human havoc. Now imagine the 60 seconds before the first jolts.

Cannes 2014 #Shingerview: Rei Inamoto, AKQA

David Shing | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
David Shing

Watch as Rei and I walk around Cannes discussing the power of creativity and innovation, the Future Lions awards, and where he draws inspiration from.

Big Data Policing in the Big Apple

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

What is predictive policing and how does it work? Predictive policing works by taking regularly recorded crime data -- location, time, and crime -- and inputting it all into sophisticated computer models that predict places of expected criminal activity.

Why Can't Big Data Take a Bow, and Then Contribute to the Collaborative Commons?

John Thompson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
John Thompson

Whenever I read about, or witness, the opportunities created by Big Data, I grow perplexed. Why won't its corporate advocates share its potential with public schools? Why do reformers not respond to opportunities created by technology by seeking schools that nurture creativity, problem-solving and cooperation?

Cannes 2014 #Shingerview: Matt Seiler, IPG Mediabrands

David Shing | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
David Shing

I had the great fortune of chatting with Matt Seiler, a Media Jury Lions President at Cannes this year. Scouring and judging over 3,200 submissions, he talks about his favorite entries -- great ideas, cross platform, yet simple ideas with positive messaging.

Brazil's Passion Trumped Logic -- And That's a Good Thing

Suraj Patel | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports
Suraj Patel

t's hard to think that Russia, or Qatar, or frankly anywhere could match that atmosphere.

Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not hard to demonize Facebook for their actions, but this problem is the same with every major company on the Internet today. The current relationship between consumers and Internet companies is unsustainable.

Did Facebook Break The Law?

Gene Marks | Posted 08.31.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

So what's the lesson? The era of big data is upon us and this is a good thing. The more companies know about me, the better and more tailored services they can deliver to me. But don't change the service you promised just for the purpose of collecting my data!

Total Recall 2014

David Sable | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
David Sable

How long has it taken GM to figure out that its cars have been crashing and that people have been dying as a result? And then how long did it take GM to admit it had a problem and start to recall specific vehicles? Where was the BIG DATA?

Improving Healthcare and Reducing Cost Through Clinical Data Analytics

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Clinical analytics can quantify everything from patient outcomes to readmissions and emergency department visits, to wait times and utilization of high-cost services. This new level of insight and transparency is good for both clinical outcomes and for business.

Cannes 2014 Shingerview: Rob Norman, GroupM

David Shing | Posted 08.25.2014 | Media
David Shing

Rob Norman, GroupM's Global Chief Digital Officer, sat down with me in Cannes to talk about all things digital.

IDC Chief Research Officer: CIOs Must Embrace The Third Platform

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently spoke with Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Products and Chief Research Officer at IDC about digital business tran...

Beware of the Refrigerator

Sheila Raju | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

What we tend to forget is that ultimately, the responsibility of privacy management does not rest solely on the shoulders of technology companies; it rests on consumers too.

Unlocking Big Data's Value Potential Through Design with Small Data

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Finn Birger Lie Big Data is perceived as the next value opportunity for corporations to innovate and grow. To be of any real value, h...

Making It Personal: Why Everyone Should Care About Big Data

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

For most of us, the term "Big Data" sounds pretty remote from our own experience -- and not particularly relevant. An explosion of data, from millions...

Ellen and Pancakes: Connecting the Dots of Consumer Attitudes

John Dick | Posted 08.18.2014 | Weird News
John Dick

In a new eBook called 101 Cool Consumer Insights, we pulled together a compilation of interesting and unexpected insights we found in our database of over 27 Million consumers and their 400+ million answers to 20,000 different questions. Here is my personal top five.

The Tao of Things

John Bates | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
John Bates

The Internet of Things, a massive ecosystem of interconnected sensors and devices, holds such great potential to change our lives that it is being referred to as technology's next generation.

Cantor Defeat Rooted in Anti-Semitism

Daryl Rowland | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

According to findings, it matters little to voters whether a particular putz is Jewish, Christian or Muslim.

Kim Bhasin

Lululemon To Collect Customer Data, After Years Of Avoiding It | Kim Bhasin | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business

Lululemon will soon be learning a lot more about you. The purveyor of stretchy yoga pants is going to start collecting customer data after years of...

Unicorn Company: Tableau Software

Sramana Mitra | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Last November, Aileen Lee wrote a post on Techcrunch titled Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups. In it, she offered a l...

No More Malls: 5 Disruptive Techs Transforming Retail

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

This is big. This isn't Amazon, it's Amazon x100. Very social, very local and very efficient.

Forget Climate Change Deniers - Insurance Companies Are About To Sue Towns & Cities Who Fail To Prepare For Climate Change

Beverly Macy | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Beverly Macy

Insurance companies are saying they simply won't pay for the stubbornness of city planners who don't factor in the damaging effects of climate change. In fact, they're suing these towns and cities for failure to prepare for climate change.

Is Big Data a Magic Potion to Save the Planet?

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Giovanna Mingarelli

In the last few years, governments, businesses, humanitarian organizations and citizens have been using Big Data to accomplish feats ranging from analyzing Google search queries to predicting flu outbreaks.

What Do Factory Workers In Asia Want?

Heather Franzese | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Heather Franzese

What do factory workers want? They sew our clothes and assemble our mobile phones -- things we use every day -- but they remain a mystery to us. Most are working thousands of miles away behind secure company gates.