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New Patent Pool Wants 0.5% Of Gross Revenue From Apple, Facebook & Others Over Higher Quality Video

Dan Rayburn | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology
Dan Rayburn

While HEVC Advance is quick to say how "fair and reasonable" their terms are, they aren't. The best way to describe their terms would be unreasonable and greedy.

Google Patents A Way To Search A Video Archive Of Your Life

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology

The future can often arrive sooner and more mundanely than we expect. This morning, I learned that Google took another small step toward rep...

Google Just Took Another Small Step Toward Replacing Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

We've known for years that search engines like Google change how humans remember information -- so what happens when we use online serv...

Young & Entrepreneurial: How these first-time Entrepreneurs built Carousell, the #1 Lifestyle App in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.

People Are Asking Google If Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology

This year is shaping up to be the hottest on record.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday released temperatur...

Forget Ashley Madison! Any Website Can Arrange An Affair

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy

By now, you've heard about the hacking of Ashley Madison, a website designed to help married men and women cheat on their spouses. So, what ...

God Is Not Dead: Google's Ngram Viewer Reveals Two Centuries of Religious Trends

David Briggs | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

God is not dead. Fundamentalists are seemingly creeping up everywhere. And despite their spectacular growth, Mormons were never more in the public eye than when they were being targeted in the 19th century.

YouTube Is Crushing Cable TV, According To Google

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.21.2015 | Technology

YouTube is giving cable TV a run for its money.   The popular video-sharing platform -- which was acquired by Google in 2006 -- reaches mor...

Google Gains $65 Billion In Biggest One-Day Rally In History

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Business

Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) shares closed up 16.3 percent at $699.62 on Friday, adding about $65 billion to its market value, as strong growth in YouTube ...

Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Zoltan Istvan

I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers.

Uber: When Big Data Threatens Local Democracy

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Big data is threatening to crush local democracy across the country -- and if it succeeds, it may distort local transit and infrastructure development for decades to come.

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 09.19.2015 | 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 09.09.2015 | 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.