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Can Climate Advocates Innovate?

Justin Guay | Posted 09.01.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

When it comes to climate change we are winning battles but losing the war. If we want to change our trajectory and solve a problem as complex as this, breakthrough innovation -- in technology, business, governance, finance, and civil society -- is essential.

Future of AI at SciFoo 2015

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Meia Chita-Tegmark

Every year approximately 200 people meet at Google in Mountain View, California. No topic is considered too crazy or taboo, and half-baked thoughts and ideas are encouraged rather than rebuked. The outcome is a glorious mess of ideas and inspiration.

Google Is Working On A Project To Help Improve Diabetes Treatment

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology

Aug. 31 -- Google Inc. and French drugmaker Sanofi SA said they will partner to develop tools to improve the management and treatment of diabetes. Sa...

Are We too Stupid for Google?

Nathan Timmel | Posted 08.28.2015 | Technology
Nathan Timmel

I have a friend who is constantly texting me and asking for the address of restaurants or show times of movies. The fact he could glean the very same information using his phone to go online instead of texting eludes him.

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...

Google Slams Accusations That It's Abusing Power In EU

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web sea...

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

How Google Is Changing The Way We Think

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology

Google, the humble search engine, has grown a lot over the years. It’s an advertising powerhouse, building a series of products that run our li...

9 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Online Credibility

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.

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.

Can We Talk? Big Business And The Need for Transparency

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Large corporations that play hugely important roles in our communities are happy to put out generalities about their good corporate citizenship, but put up walls when asked for specifics.

Android, iOS Enjoy Similar Loyalty, as Android Improves

Michael R. Levin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

As T-Mobile and Sprint disrupt the US mobile carrier market with innovative and aggressive contracts and pricing, it prompts considerably more mobile carrier switching.

Santa Clara Launches CA's First Pay for Success

Deborah De Santis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

We applaud Santa Clara County and Abode for joining together to pursue the benefits of Pay for Success (PFS) to enhance communities and the well-being of the people they serve.

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 Debuts A New Way To Gchat With Your Friends

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology

Google Hangouts just got a facelift. The search giant on Monday quietly announced a new, dedicated website for Google Hangouts, bringi...

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 Is Bringing More Low-Cost Phones To Africa

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an Internet...

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 -...

Three Things We Can All Learn from Google's Evolution

Leon Stavrou | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Leon Stavrou

I run a small non-profit, but I see three big lessons for little organizations like ours -- as well as for the young men and women we serve -- in the evolution announced on Monday by one of the most innovative organizations on the planet -- the high-tech giant Google.

Everything From A to Z: Google Creates a Winning Brand Platform With Alphabet

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.13.2015 | Technology
Ira Kalb

The fact that Google has chosen to name its hold company Alphabet enables Google to widen out its corporate brand platform to accommodate virtually any type of product without harming the Google brand. Here are just a few of the benefits.

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...

7 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About Google

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology

Google isn't the same little search engine you remember. It's now part of Alphabet, a new conglomerate started by Google co-founders Sergey Brin and L...

Google Home Service Ads: Will it Kill or Help Local Business Owners?

Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher

With the recent growth of Angie's List, HomeAdvisor, and Amazon's announcement of their own home services program, Google apparently wishes to enter this arena by promoting their own program called Home Service Ads.