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How 3 Companies Use Perks To Build Company Culture and Retain the Right People

Liz Wilkes | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Liz Wilkes

Having the right people who fit your company culture, both through natural chemistry and building on what's already there, is an extremely important part of scaling any organization.

Amazon's Got A Few New Tricks To Make Your Home 'Smarter'

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon Inc on Thursday introduced two new gadgets similar to its voice-controlled Echo speaker, which can be used to check t...

Google's Driverless Car Division Goes On Hiring Spree

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT(Reuters) - Google's self-driving car team is expanding and hiring more people with automotive industry expertise, underscoring t...

Google's Recent Market Share Drop Will Bring Us Closer to the Perfect Search Engine

Eli Schwartz | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Eli Schwartz

I recently wrote on SearchEngineLand that after many years of stability, Google's share of the search market dipped a few percentage points, according...

Corporate Clean Energy Leaders Positioned to Disrupt Fossil Fuel Business as Usual

Ron Pernick | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Ron Pernick

Perhaps the greatest shift in clean tech over the past 15 years has been the transition from proving economies of scale among early technology disrupters (serving initially small niche markets) to the deployment of renewables among mainstream consumers.

Here's How Much Silicon Valley Tech Workers Make

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business

The big Silicon Valley tech companies have a reputation for minting millionaires. Not everyone is Mark Zuckerberg, of course, but even the average emp...

Ukraine's booming IT sector is good news despite the war

Diane M. Francis | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

A plain Soviet-era office block squats on a residential street in the beautiful historic city of Lviv, Ukraine. The lobby is dimly lit and there is no...

Yahoo, Google, LinkedIn, Viacom, and the Rise of Bernie Sanders

Richard Finger | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Richard Finger

That Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have rocked the political world conveys to me that many voters, including me, think most establishment politician...

Google's Driverless Car Hit A Bus In California

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it bears "some responsibility" after one of its self-driving cars struck a municipal bus in a minor ...

Wildfire App Alerts Users of Emergency Situations

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

It's difficult to feel safe while venturing outside at night or in suspicious areas. While it's a troubling reality in many urban areas, college campuses are also vastly susceptible to public threats, where evening classes and late-night study sessions are unavoidable, and crime rates seem disproportionately high.

Who will be the Amazon, Netflix of East Africa?

Justin Guay | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored by William Brent, Power for All. When it comes to the bleeding edge of global energy innovation East Africa is ground zero. In just the ...

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms, Part II

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

So use the Internet to your best advantage. Google you symptoms, and present as full a picture as possible to a doctor who will listen intently. Read widely, and act wisely to achieve the best possible outcomes.

This Israeli Startup Thinks It Can Do Internet Better Than Facebook

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology

ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel (Reuters) - Israeli startup Skyfi is looking to outflank Facebook and Google in a race to provide worldwide internet access by de...

Apple Versus FBI: What's the Right Side of the Slippery Slope?

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.28.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

While people have strong opinions about what Apple should or shouldn't do, there are so many questions without a lot of clear-cut answers. What is America about? What are we protecting? Many would say freedom or free will. Does supporting Apple's position or the FBI's bring us greater freedom? The answer is not clear.

To Ensure a Future of Transhumanism, Atheists Should Confront the Deathist Culture Religion Has Sown

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.24.2016 | Science
Zoltan Istvan

In the West, atheism is growing. Nearly a billion people around the world are essentially godless. Yet, that burgeoning population faces an important challenge in the near future

Justice Department Just Met With Facebook, Others To Discuss Online Extremism

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.24.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department convened a meeting with social media companies and other groups on Wednesday to discuss ways to cou...

Apple vs Google: The Fight for the Most Intelligent Smartphone

Bernard Marr | Posted 02.24.2016 | Technology
Bernard Marr

How smart is your smartphone? Until recently, not that smart, actually. Sure Siri can beatbox and Google can tell you what the fox says, but the phones themselves are not actually that smart. They're responding based on info they grab from the cloud.

How Google Could Technically Fix An Election

aeon | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.23.2016 | Technology

The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do....

Science Just Wants To Be Free

Wikistrat | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology
Wikistrat

By Dr Roey Tzezana is a senior analyst at Wikistrat, an academic manager of foresight courses at Tel Aviv University, blogger at Curating The Future, ...

Yahoo: The Media Titan That Wasn't

Sam Colt | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology
Sam Colt

I don't envy Marissa Mayer. Yahoo's CEO has struggled to turn the tech company around in recent years. Now she faces pressure from activist investors who want her to engage in "strategic alternatives" -- boardroom speak for a sale of Yahoo's core business.

Yelp Co-Founder Admits There Is Room For Improvement

Quora | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Why Are Digital Assistants Like Siri Given Female Voices?

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- An interesting question came up Saturday at the MIT Tech Conference on artificial intelligence: "Why are most 'serving' machines g...

Heart Health -- Love, Happiness, Gratitude, and Learning

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Regardless of sector, race, or age, we all want the same things for our families and ourselves: as my mother says, "health, happiness, safety, the strength to cope with anything that comes our way." Here are six practices that help me get a little closer to whole heart health.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms, Part I

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

In the past, doctors were wary of patients who came in with stacks of papers, newspaper articles and Reader's Digest articles describing their diagnosis and home cures. Rolling their eyes, the doctors couldn't wait for the speech to be over so they could get to the real business of doctoring.

Florence At The Intersection Of Fashion & Tech

Sissi Johnson | Posted 02.19.2016 | Technology
Sissi Johnson

Florence. Home then to the birth of the Italian Renaissance and now to a "cultural and technological rebirth". The union of the fashion and technology...