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The Best Ways To Find Santa Online

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

In the past, kids waiting for presents could only imagine where Santa Claus was at any moment on Christmas Eve. Today, they don't need that kind o...

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

At no point in history has it been this easy to destroy your entire life so quickly in such few words.  As the saga of InterActiveCorp PR Exec...

Google Instant Perpetuates Stereotypes, Study Finds

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Tanja M. Laden

Google Instant is a functionality that's supposed to help people save time by typing less, but according to a new study from Lancaster University scholars Paul Baker and Amanda Potts, it's also got a very serious downside.

2014 Top Trends In Technology

Steve Harmon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Steve Harmon

Technology is going to get crazier. Weirder. Easier and more maddening. Welcome to 2014 tech trend predictions. Some of these may appear next year and others later.

Israel and the Disparity Between Academia and Commerce

David Bergstein | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
David Bergstein

The state of Israel must remain vigilant and proactive, otherwise it will cease to exist. The same is true in the business world. Israel and American commerce have formed a mutually beneficial partnership. When will the same be said for Israel and American academia?

Enough With Business Models Exploiting User Data -- Why 23andMe and Google Are Not Users' Friends

Nathan Newman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Nathan Newman

We should be glad the FDA put a temporary stop to its marketing but we need a far broader public debate on how to ensure that consumers don't give up valuable personal data in general without being fully informed of its value and creating the option for consumers to opt out of data sharing and aggregation all together.

6 Social Media Trends of 2013 and What They Mean for the Future

Peter Friedman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Peter Friedman

Social media continued its meteoric rise in influence. Oftentimes, it surpassed the influence of traditional broadcast media in broad cultural arenas including news, politics, entertainment and marketing.

The Day Google Had To 'Start Over' On Android

The Atlantic | Posted 12.19.2013 | Technology

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed....

Google Expects Consolidation In Programmatic Ad Market

Andy Plesser | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Andy Plesser

Lately, ad tech vendors have been rushing like bulls out of a gate to bring out new automated ad delivery tools. But this proliferation may not always...

Can the U.S. Stop Itself from Widespread Surveillance?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

On Monday U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that the NSA surveillance program was unconstitutional. The gist of his ruling is that collecting data on the telephone calls of every American violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure. It should be pretty obvious to most Americans that collecting data in this way is not compatible with the values and laws governing our democracy, but it is still good to have that confirmed by a federal judge. The ruling itself is interesting, but the question of how any administration, Democratic or Republican believed that surveillance of that kind was, or should be legal, is more significant.

Google Sums Up 2013 In 1 Minute And 30 Seconds. The Result May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Good News

Google is on a mission to show you the top world events of 2013. Why? Because a lot of good happened this year. It's not too surprising that some h...

Proof Google Just Triggered The Robot Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.17.2013 | Technology

On Friday, Google confirmed to The New York Times that it had acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has previously designed robots for...

The Problem Is NSA Overreach, Not the Technology We Use

Zachary Graves | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Zachary Graves

Blaming big tech companies for enabling our runaway surveillance state is like blaming Toyota or Ford for drunk drivers. It's a dangerous distraction, and it's the wrong strategy if we want to reform the system.

The Most Googled Question In 2013..

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2013 | Technology

On Tuesday, Google released its annual "Zeitgeist" lists, running down the top search terms in the U.S. this past year. These end-of-year lists offer ...

Google Is the New Bell Labs

David Litwak | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
David Litwak

Google just acquired its 8th robotics company in the past few years with the acquisition of Boston Dynamics and it got me thinking, is anyone else truly investing in deep technological research? What about Apple, or Microsoft, what are they doing?

11 Times The Internet Totally Fooled Us This Year

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

There's no question that 2013 was the year of the Internet hoax. Let's take a look back at why we won't believe anything we read ever again. ...

Amazon Drones: Orwellian Mayhem?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled his grand vision for drone attacks on our porches and personal spaces. From a warehouse to your front door, goods delivered in record time with minimal hassle. What could possibly go wrong with that? Pretty much everything and here's why.

Human Search vs. Algorithmic Search: Are Facebook Shares Replacing Google Search?

Sunil Rajaraman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Technology
Sunil Rajaraman

Other publishers like Slate, The Onion, and TMZ have also seen an increase in traffic from Facebook as well, according to a chart BuzzFeed published showcasing Facebook's traffic referrals to its partner network sites. How does this traffic referral compare to Google?

23andGUVMT -- Health and Safety or What? An Antiestablishment Perspective

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

In effect, the argument the FDA makes is that people are too ignorant or irresponsible to have access to information about their own body. This is the heart of the issue, and it is a troubling argument.

The Best Companies To Work For In 2014

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2013 | Business

Looking to make a career move in the new year? Before you start thinking about perks and salaries, you may want to consider where employees are actual...

Are Tech Hubs Driving Up the Price of Real Estate?

John Rampton | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Unless you're a millionaire, don't plan on buying a nice home in the San Francisco area anytime soon. The high number of technology workers making million-dollar salaries is driving up the cost of real estate far beyond what most individuals and families can dream of paying.

Google Media Platform Sales Head: We're Ready For Video Advertising Boom

Andy Plesser | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Google reckons the US video advertising market could hit $10 billion in the next couple of years - and says it has a full suite of services ready to h...

Google Could Blackmail Us ALL

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.12.2013 | Comedy

If you thought Google making people create Google+ profiles just so they can comment on YouTube videos was bad, wait until you see what happens when t...

Culture Is Key to Innovation

Joseph Parker | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Joseph Parker

In today's workplace, the need to invest in culture is paramount.

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David_Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.