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Searching, but Wanting to Explore

Dan Rockmore | Posted 07.17.2015 | Technology
Dan Rockmore

A recent study of Google search results by Tim Wu (of net neutrality fame) and others found that the search giant might be skewing its search returns to favor certain businesses.

Do we Have a Right to be Forgotten?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

In my spring course about technology and politics, we discussed how technology is viewed as good or bad, and the impact it has on society. After hearing about the "right to be forgotten" debate in class, I tried to look at the ruling and its impact from different viewpoints.

Elon Musk To Address 'Nerd Altruists' At Google HQ

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact

Elon Musk is set to appear at the Googleplex next month, not to talk electric cars or space exploration but to address a burgeoning movement of "nerd ...

Google Airs Eye-Opening Ad On Trans Athletes Before Caitlyn Jenner's ESPYs Speech

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.16.2015 | Sports

Just before Caitlyn Jenner took the stage at the ESPYs to give a emotional and powerful speech on her own journey and the continued struggle of t...

Google Pays Tribute To Ida B. Wells, Fearless Journalist And All-Round Badass

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media

When Ida B. Wells was 22, she was asked by a conductor of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company to give up her seat on the train to a white man....

Blue Skies

Michael Brune | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Our responsibility to end the suffering caused by coal brings with it a singular opportunity to build something better to take its place.

To Pitch, or Not to Pitch, That is the Question

David Fagin | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

It seems you can't throw a stone in Hollywood these days without hitting someone who claims, at one time or another, they've had an idea they pitched stolen. This goes for both unknown writers, as well as established ones. But the thing to keep in mind here, is not whether they actually did.

Could the Apple Watch Be Worse Than Google Glass?

Gene Marks | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology
Gene Marks

What's the lesson for small business owners like you and me? You should continue to ignore the Apple Watch for now. Like Google Glass, the jury's still out on its future success. But unlike Google Glass, there still doesn't seem much about it that will help you be quicker, better and wiser.

Digital Skills Urgently Needed to Bridge Digital Literacy Gap

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Lisa Chau

Digital technology has changed our world for the better, but the innovation that helps some rise also threatens to leave millions behind. As technology transforms our economy at a blinding pace, more and more people are being locked out of a job market increasingly dominated by the demand for computer skills.

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

Google Will Soon Let You Buy Things Using Your Voice

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology

We're not quite at the point where you can simply imagine a product to have it billed to your credit card and shipped to your doorstep, but Google is ...

The Future of Work and Importance of Digital Proficiency

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The future of work is going to be the ability to make decisions on what to do, and what not to do, based on near real-time ubiquitous access to relevant and actionable information. The future of work will require a lot more intelligence built into our software tools.

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

Even If You Uninstall Google Photos, It Will Keep Uploading Your Pics

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology

 Google Photos is so good at storing your pictures online, you might not even realize it's doing it. David Arnott of Upstart Business Journal di...

The Battle Over Your Car's Data

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

The car companies in many cases are severely limiting which data Google and Apple have access to from the car operations or in the case of Ford and Audi; the companies are creating their own technology systems to completely replace Google and Apple's software.

In a World Built for Extroverts, What's an Introvert to Do?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

From Albert Einstein to Hollywood actress Emma Watson, introverts have influenced American society in a myriad of significant ways. But schools and work spaces across the United States continue to favor the needs of extroverts over those of introverts.

The Future Today: Self-Driving Cars

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Driving a car as we know today could be obsolete in the next 20 years. Presently, manually operating a gasoline engine powered automobile is an integral part of life in North America. Whether you live in a smaller city, or a larger city, such as Los Angeles, without good public transportation, one is expected to drive.

How Mobile Supports Google's Online Dominance and Why EU Should Take Action

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

When the European Commission announced antitrust proceedings against Google in mid-April, the most interesting part was not the complaint about the company's sidelining of competitors in search results -- an issue that the Commission had been discussing for years.

Where Is Google Driving Us?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Michael Rosenblum

This is the problem with turning society over to engineers. While they love efficiency, they are not great a uncertainty, failure or serendipity. And in many ways, those elements are the most interesting aspects of the texture of the human experience. And all of this is about to be lost.

Why Hasn't Mobile Moved Medicine Further Yet?

Prem N. Ramkumar | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Prem N. Ramkumar

The potential for mobile technology in medicine is great, but the current landscape is not yet set up to transform the health care industry. There exists no reliable winner in the marketplace because either our goals are misaligned or our focus has been misplaced.

The Story of Localized Marketing - Part II

Max Gladwell | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Max Gladwell

Gretzky's well-known quote is one of the most abused business clichés, but that's because (a) business people love sports analogies and (b) it so perfectly captures the essence of vision.

Smartphones May Be Inspiring Millennials To Cook More

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology

Who needs a sous-chef when you have a smartphone?

When It Comes To Identity Theft, How Paranoid Should You Be?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Being in the therapy business, I'm constantly monitoring my own psychological state, probably not unlike physicians who regularly check their pulse. Lately, I'm monitoring a growing sense of being watched. I don't think I'm becoming paranoid, yet, but it's starting to feel that way.

Hotel Entertainment Thanks to Google

Hipmunk | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

One of the hidden costs of travel is getting charged for watching on-demand movies in your hotel room. Now, thanks to Google's Chromecast dongle, you can stream your own entertainment to your hotel television.