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The Internet of Everything: Boring, But So Important

John M. Eger | Posted 05.03.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

When we are just getting used to Twitter and Facebook, Email and SPAM, along comes "The Internet of Everything" (IoE) where everything -- well almost everything -- is connected to everything else.

7 Ways to Build a Community Using Data-Driven Narratives

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

The bottom line: If you can adopt the mindset of what matters to your customers and how you can empower them, then the rest will follow.

Hello Facebook, Goodbye Privacy: FB's Rogue "Hello Android" app

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Smartphones these days tend to be more about the "smart" and less about the phone. With all the cool apps and features we can use on our devices, t...

Viruses, Hacking and Hoaxes: The Unfortunately Unethical Side of the Internet

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Unethical abuse of communication is not new. The rabbinic scholar, Rabbeinu Gershom, lived a thousand years ago and was considered one of the earliest and greatest scholars of the Ashkenazi Jewish community.

If Your Android Apps Are Crashing Suddenly, Try This Fix

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology

A new Android system update may be to blame for frequent app crashes on smartphones.

Google Will Now Tell You If You're Making A Major Password Security Mistake

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology

Are you guilty of this password faux pas?

What Stephen Curry Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Marquis Cabrera

Stephen Curry, like Google and Harvard, provide great examples on the significance of a wow-factor for budding entrepreneurs. As evidenced, a wow-factor enables a start-up to gain momentum and traction.

For Startups, the Most Important Question Is Why? What the San Francisco Tech Market Taught a Swiss Brand Consultant

Dr. Alexander Haldemann | Posted 04.29.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Alexander Haldemann

The numbers don't lie: more than 75% of venture-backed startups fail. The most common reason? Failure to understand target-audience motivations and to communicate effectively to them.

How Do Blind Computer Programmers Code?

Quora | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Quora

I am totally blind and I work for Google, writing changes to the ranking algorithm. As part of my experience, and I believe from many other blind programmers, the way that we program is not that different from our sighted colleagues.

Google To Give $162 Million To Help Europe's News Outlets

AP | Posted 04.28.2015 | Media

BERLIN (AP) — Google says it will give European publishers 150 million euros ($162.33 million) to help them adapt to the challenge of selling news o...

The Powerful Letter Dan Fredinburg Carried With Him On Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

"We'll also know that you've already lived the equivalent of at least 100 lifetimes." Those were the last words Max Stossel wrote to his friend, D...

The Magic of Thinking Big

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 04.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

"Technology has the power to drive equity, but it can also widen the lead of those who have an advantage. If the technology revolution only happens for families who have money - I don't think it's a revolution."

Google Identifies The Top Spring Fashion Trends, And They May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Style

Apparently, Emoji-printed sweatpants are a major spring trend. We're not exactly sure why, but people are searching for them, according to Google. In ...

Google, Ebay, Facebook and Yahoo! Team Up to Gut Consumer and Privacy Laws

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

Consumer and financial protection laws are wonderful when passed, but the key is to get them enforced. Government agencies have limited budgets for enforcement and political pressure often prevents government agencies from targeting lawbreaking companies.

What Happens When Our iPhones Become More Intelligent Than Us?

Singularity University | Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and stora...

When You Google 'Why Do Women ...' Some Very Interesting Results Come Up

Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

After realizing last week that, as a woman, I apologize for nearly everything and to nearly everyone, my first instinct was to ask Google why. I typed the words "why do women," but before I could add "apologize," I was amazed at what Google suggested I ask instead.

Christina Wilkie

Top Lobbying Groups Spent $64 Million To Influence Congress, White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top 10 lobbying spenders shelled out a combined $64 million in the first three months of this year to influence federal policy, acco...

Payday Lending's Contrasting Cultures of Wealth and Exploitation -- and Big Data's Role

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

Payday loans and other abusive high-interest loans targeting the working poor are one of the scourges of our financial system. And the technology of big data made it easy to both find new victims and largely hide the identities of the payday lenders.

The Case for a Robot-in-Chief

John Feffer | Posted 04.23.2015 | Comedy
John Feffer

In the next election, I fully expect to see our first woman president. But after that, I think we should break another glass ceiling. It's time to put a non-human in the White House. We're America. We don't settle for second-best.

Google Launches U.S. Wireless Service

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology

The service, called Project Fi, will automatically switch between the two networks and more than 1 million open, free Wi-Fi spots, depending on which signal is strongest.

Diasporic Dining: Hamlet in Chinatown

Francis Levy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Know any Hamlet clones wandering around Chinatown (Feng Xiaogang's The Legend of the Black Scorpion, originally released in China as The Banquet, finds its roots in the Shakespeare play)? Wanton egg drop is the soup that's tailored made for them.

Google Now Provides Marketers API for Advanced Browser-Based Content Distribution

Chad Pollitt | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Chad Pollitt

As previously predicted, the marriage of responsive websites and push notifications is gaining momentum. Up until recently, brands that wanted to distribute prudent content via push notifications better have an app sitting on the smartphones of its target demographic.

Android Resumes Market Share Gains

Michael R. Levin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results of our research on mobile phone operating systems for the calendar quarter that ended March 31, 2015. This analysis features findings about market share trends in mobile phone operating systems in the US.

What Is "Mobilegeddon" and Should You Be Worried?

Erika Dickstein | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Erika Dickstein

If you listen to Business Insider "millions of small business" will be crushed. If you take a look at the Washington Post, they are using the term "apocalypse". So, what is going on? Is this that big of a deal? Let's unpack this.

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.