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Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Facebook Plays Short and Long Game with WhatsApp and Oculus Rift

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Esmeralda Swartz

While WhatsApp and Facebook's previous $1 billion acquisition of Instagram were in keeping with its social network roots, Oculus Rift was in the video game industry and had yet to release a product. This led many to ask: what was Zuckerberg thinking?

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be i...

Google Buys Streaming Music Service Songza

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has acquired streaming music service Songza, the Internet search company's latest move to play a bigger role in t...

Digital Marketing Mailbag - Your Questions Answered

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.27.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Welcome to the Digital Marketing Mailbag! Thank you to everyone that asked a question and some will be used in future columns as well. Feel free to submit questions for future mailings! Otherwise I will have to pull them from my fake inbox.

To Google, or to Doodle? That Is the Question

Anthony Strano | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

It had been a long trip traveling throughout South Africa to various cities including Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and now Cape Town. I would ...

So You Are Shocked Facebook Did #psyops on People?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Well then. Let's start with a working definition of psyops. Here is some background on the Facebook mass psychological testing as being reported rece...

Google Comes to Havana!

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

Have you ever tried to explain Google to someone who doesn't know what it is?

How the Jeff Koons Retrospective Was Curated and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

If you're looking for some insight into the current Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum, this interview with curator Scott Rothkopf is a good place to start.

The Supreme Court Rules With a Caveat in the Wings: Is Your Smartphone Public or Private?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

It appears that Chief Justice Roberts feels that if a social media company states that they have access to view and analyze your posts, content, and relationships, then that ought to be fair game for the government (and law enforcement), too.

Pattern Matching, the New Jim Crow

Eric Hamilton | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Hamilton

The pattern of men who start billion-dollar tech companies happen to be young, white drop-outs of really good schools (i.e., Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg). Therefore, investors look to this pattern when looking to invest.

What Digital Marketing Tool to Use and When

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You don't unscrew a nail with a chainsaw (at least when you're sober). Below is what small businesses must understand about the key digital tools available.

Google Has A Queer Secret Hidden In Its Spreadsheet And Here's How To Find It

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

We never thought it was possible that a spreadsheet could celebrate LGBT pride -- or get us even remotely excited -- but Google has found a way to mak...

Google Wants You To Put This Piece Of Cardboard On Your Face

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

At Google's annual developers conference on Wednesday, the company spent hours talking up various new thingamajigs. But perhaps the most striking thin...

Timothy Stenovec

Google Just Announced Its Master Plan To Own TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

You love your Android phone. But will you love your Android TV? Google seems to think so. On Wednesday, the company announced Android TV, an operat...

Huge Google Event Interrupted By Protester: 'Develop A Conscience!'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Technology

San Francisco's well-off class of computer programmers got an earful about the city's growing wealth divide at a Google event on Wednesday. During ...

4 Reasons Why Your Banking Relationship Is About to Significantly Change

Gene Marks | Posted 08.25.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The banking industry is undergoing an enormous change. And, whether you like it or not, your business is stuck in the middle of it. Your paper checks are slowly disappearing in lieu of electronic payments.

All The Big Things We Expect From Google This Week

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wed...

Car Wars: Why Uber's Main Competitor Takes a Back Seat

David Fagin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
David Fagin

While my experience as an Uber driver lasted several months, my time with Lyft lasted all of about a week -- until I was fired.

Why You Should Adopt Google's Nested Approach To Office Layouts

George Bradt | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
George Bradt

There are conflicting forces at work here. On the one hand, more closed offices enable more private conversations. On the other hand, more open offices encourage collaboration, let in light and save money through more flexible space utilization.

Disrupting Our Oceans is the Next Big Thing

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 08.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Saeed Jabbar

I invite you to see our oceans as a big sea of code with algorithms as its waves and realize that you can hack it.

Adele Won't Be Dropped From YouTube Without A Fight

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology

Indie record labels are refusing to get on board with YouTube's forthcoming streaming subscription service, claiming the terms of YouTube's deal favor...

Can Business Leaders Activate These Dormant Capacities?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

In a business environment where surveys find 70% of employees saying they hate their work; and in which the demographics of leaders and employees are rapidly changing, it's no surprise to hear -- as a senior executive asked me, recently -- "How can I prepare for what I can't prepare for?"

What to Expect From Google I/O This Week: Thinking Beyond Hardware to Machine Intelligence

Lars Hard | Posted 08.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Lars Hard

As we pay close attention to the war to become industry leader between Google, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon and all of the large players within the developer landscape, we can certainly make predictions as to what Google may announce.

Ira Israel

Ira Israel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

How does one alter one's perspective to perceive that being obligated to show up someplace for 15-20 hours per week is a tremendous luxury?