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Google+: A Playground For Predators? What Parents Need to Know

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Parents may feel helpless in the shadow of the world's biggest Internet company, but we all have the power to change this, even if Google continues to be unwilling to make things right. Until Google lives up to its own "Do no evil" motto, it's up to parents to protect children.

The Secret Weapon of Success in the Google 'Internship' Movie

Christine Crandell | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Christine Crandell

Under the humor lies the dark reality of the struggle facing a large percentage of 50-somethings.

Are Brick and Mortar Banks and Checking Accounts Dying Due to Digital Wallets, Prepaid Debit Cards, Etc.?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Curtis Arnold

North American banks that don't clue in that their competitors now include companies like PayPal, T-Mobile and even the US Postal Service could be fac...

Google, Capitalist Dilemmas and Corporate Purpose: What We Want From Business?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

We are in great need of leaders in business, finance and in the classroom who will take a different path.

Should the U.S. Have Google's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Too?

John P. David | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
John P. David

Google recently unveiled a system which enables citizens of the European Union to ask the search engine to remove results from its listings. The move comes in response to a landmark European Union court ruling which gave people there the "right to be forgotten."

Why Translation Is Like Music

Nataly Kelly | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

People often ask me if translation is art or science. The reality is, it's a combination of both. A good parallel for the translation profession is the music industry, which has been revolutionized by technology.

Apple Sweet Again: Sour Stories Stumble

Jonathan Littman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Littman

The tide is finally turning on the negative press that has helped to depress Apple's stock.

Google Blocked For Many In China Before Tiananmen Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology

BEIJING (Reuters) - Google services are being disrupted in China ahead of this week's 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstr...

Google Said To Be Building Its Own Fleet Of Satellites

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology

Google is aiming for the sky. According to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday, the tech giant is planning to invest more than $1 billion on a ...

The Right to Remember, Damnit

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

This is a most troubling event for speech, the web and Europe. The court has trampled the free-speech rights not only of Google but of the sites -- and speakers -- to which it links.

Of Rules, Responsibility, Google and Colleges

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books
Robert Whitcomb

The problems that Philip Howard tackles remind me of the growing dominance of process over content (or maybe call it substance). You see this in daily life with the increasing time demanded to keep up with endlessly updated computer programs (planned obsolescence!), and the hours needed to fill out tax returns and insurance forms.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 5/30/14

John Zipperer | Posted 05.30.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Don't feel bad if your bid for the L.A. Clippers didn't win; you still have a chance to score with our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Having a Mission Is What Real Businesses Do

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners make the mistake of not taking the time to craft a mission statement. They think it's just fluff and a waste of time.

Google Gets a Philosopher to Decide Who Gets "Forgotten"

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Google has announced that they are now accepting requests from Europeans to take down links to unflattering or potentially damaging reports or content. What lies ahead is an ethical and legal morass of issues and contentious debate.

Google Diversity Report and Unleashing STEM Mentors

Julie Kantor | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

Google's big news about the diversity of their workforce is sending shockwaves through corporate and nonprofit America this week in a bold announcement by Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock who shared on PBS that 17 percent of tech jobs at Google are filled by women and under 3 percent by minorities.

How Google Got States To Legalize Driverless Cars

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) — About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers — not people — became convince...

When Maya Angelou Becomes a (Facebook) Status Symbol

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books
Sandip Roy

It's the relentless performance anxiety of being on social media that forces us to have an opinion on everything important. Except, of course, the more we do it, the more we are trapped in a hologram version of ourselves. Each bit of cultural literacy we fake gets added to the make-believe intellectual gravitas of our persona.

14 Google Glass Innovative Uses In Education

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

14 Google Glass Innovative Uses In Education Google Glass is finding its way into almost every industry, with applications in healthcare, construct...

Google Admits It's Overwhelmingly White And Male

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its...

Google's New Driverless Car Has No Brake Pedal Or Steering Wheel

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

The car of the future looks adorable. The latest version of Google's self-driving car, publicized on Google's blog on Tuesday night, looks like so...

Midnight at Yahoo

Mary Buffett | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

Thus far, Yahoo's stock price is way above its benchmark when she arrived. She moved quickly to become the face of the tattered brand. She ordered everybody back to the office, which was a smart move. Some of the early acquisitions, like Tumblr, have raised the right kind of eyebrows. So why aren't there Champagne corks popping over in Sunnyvale?

Europe's New Google Rule Has Many Americans Angry And Confused

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and TOBY STERLING | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say...

6 Ways Social Media Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Dianna Booher

In the next 10 years, social media as we know will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can't say that I'm sad.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Roads, Suing for Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 22 2014 How unusua...

This Is Your Brain On Mobile

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Jeremy Vandehey

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away. An Apple every 20 seconds... well... that's too many f*cking Apples.