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Google Will Donate $2 For Every Dollar You Give To Fight Ebola

Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits such as...

The Google Engineer Teaching Happiness In Three Steps

BBC | David G Allan | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful. A...

Tech Nirvana: Don't Take a Knife to a Gunfight

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Today's shiny markets wrapped in social media and buffed with billion-dollar valuations are a false line on the horizon for non-tech-savvy brands. ...

'Unintelligent Blacks': Why Apple's Tim Cook and Charles Barkley Should Talk Inclusion

George Alexander | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
George Alexander

Just last week it was reported that Barkley chose to unleash to the airwaves on a Philadelphia radio station a declaration about what he deems as "successful" blacks' biggest problem -- "unintelligent" black people. Check it out.

Timothy Stenovec

Only Disney Is Magical Enough To Get Google And Apple To Make A Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

Disney likes to talk about the magical experiences it creates in its movies, theme parks and Broadway shows. That magic evidently also works on m...

Germany's Top News Publisher Bows To Google

Reuters | Harro Ten Wolde and Eric Auchard | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media

By Harro Ten Wolde and Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's biggest news publisher Axel Springer has scrapped a bid to block Goo...

Why Traditional Media Isn't Dying -- And Four Other Myths of the Digital Era Dispelled

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Here are five platitudes we marketers should remember that do not fit the facts.

If Your Web Site Is Driving Marketing Strategy, You Are in Trouble

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Too many businesses fail miserably at good web site design. Every web site is a living/breathing digital asset and has to be developed accordingly. Your business is just homesteading on social media platforms but you own your web site.

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

Using Google Alerts for Brand Monitoring and Competitive Intelligence

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

In today's modern spy vs. spy world there is no better 1.0 tool than Google Alerts - the Swiss Army Knife for content sourcing, spying on competitor...

Google Adds $250 Million to Its Illicit Drug Marketing Tab

Tom Galvin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Technology
Tom Galvin

Google is a great company with brilliant minds. It has proven that it can do amazing things when it puts its mind to it. Hopefully, one of these days, it will make keeping dangerous and sometimes tainted drugs that come from disreputable overseas peddlers a priority as well.

Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly

Kelli Newman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Kelli Newman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, the following are five suggestions for how tech companies can be more inclusive of workers with family obligations and, in the process, do a better job recruiting and retaining talented women.

How Googlebot Ticks: Optimizing Your Website Content

James Parsons | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
James Parsons

To many, Google is an absolute wonder. They have the infrastructure and the man-power necessary to build a highly advanced algorithm to regularly sc...

A "Must Have" App Made Entirely of Paper

Greg Schwem | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

"Be aware of your surroundings, memorize landmarks, what if your phone dies?" I bark at my kids before subtly punching an address into my own phone and following the commands until I arrive at my destination.

Proprietary APIs: A New Tool in the Age of the Platform

Phil Simon | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

For a long time now, apps like FlightAware have helped millions of air travelers track the location and status of their flights. If you're picking up ...

Apple and Google Are Right. The FBI Is Wrong.

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Does this mean some criminals will be able to hide from the cops? Yes. Yes, it will. But it will also mean that cops can't just root around in your data and trample any citizen's rights for no reason -- which is precisely what the Constitution intended.

Global Digital Media Factbook 2014-15 Helps Firms Strategize

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

How can media firms strategize, plan budgets, and decide where to allocate their resources effectively?

Standing out in a Content Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business needs to stand up and out in today's content drenched world. Social media economies of scale starts with your staff. Whether your five or five hundred strong, look around the office or review the org chart.

Why Humble, Empathic Business Leaders Are More Successful

Douglas LaBier | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

It's increasingly evident that business leaders who are capable of experiencing and demonstrating empathy, compassion, and humility have greater success. Research as well as direct business experience confirms this.

What Is The Real Price Of Technology?

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ekaterina Walter

Why is it so hard to switch off? Is it because it's addictive? Is it because we don't want to miss out on anything? Is it because we use social networks as a place to stroke our own egos? Whatever the reason is, there are repercussions to be aware of. Smartphone and computer use can cause a number of psychological issues:

Why the New Digital Health Apps Might Succeed Where Self-Help Fails

Rajeev Kapoor | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rajeev Kapoor

In all, the implications for powering algorithms and analyzing real-world patient data are enormous -- and they point toward more responsibility, along with freedom of choice, for the individual.

Google Quits ALEC, But Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell Stay Put

Elliott Negin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

When Eric Schmidt recently called out ALEC for "literally lying" about climate change and his company announced it would not renew its ALEC membership, it was just one of the conservative business lobby group's latest -- and loudest -- setbacks.

I Tried the Next Level in Wearable Tech

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 10.23.2014 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

Wearable Tech is probably one of the hottest phrases out right now. Companies on both the fashion and tech side are racing to get into the game, each entrant hoping that it has the ticket to mass consumer adoption.

When All Smartphones Became The Same

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

A Chevy with a Cadillac emblem is still just a Chevy inside. The change in smartphone design and function will come when companies decide how to change the paradigm of smartphone use.

3 Million Reasons for Small Business Owners to Believe

Angelle Albright | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Angelle Albright

Photo Credit: Frank Aymani, Jr. So if you are a small business owner like myself, you have no doubt, seen all the ads while surfing the net for c...