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Student Buys Google.com On A Whim. What Happens Next Is Pretty Great

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology

What would you do if you owned the most powerful website on Earth?  Sanmay Ved, a student at Babson College in Massachusetts, faced this very que...

Facebook Elections, Facebook Candidates, Facebook Democracy

Diane M. Francis | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

When it comes to electing a President or Prime Minister, "likes" are as relevant as they are when picking a trial lawyer, dentist, surgeon or architect. Consider whether Winston Churchill would have gotten any "likes"? Or how many "friends" he would have racked up?

Office Spaced: Can't We Do Away With the 9-5 Workday, Already?

David Fagin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David Fagin

It's almost 2016, people. By this time next week, drones will be carrying us to work and cars will be driving themselves. Yet, everywhere you look, most of us are still racing like rats and herded sheep to get to the office by 9:00 a.m. And for what? To punch a clock?

Google Cars Becoming Safer: Let the Robots Drive

Alex Salkever | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Humans, sadly, are far harder to program or improve because our systems are not software. Let's admit it. The data continue to mount. Let the robots drive, please, and help more of us arrive alive.

Google Launches New Program To Speed Up Mobile Web

TechCrunch | Damon Beres | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology

Google unveiled a new open source initiative today that it’s calling the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project. The name kind of spells out the conce...

Google's Hypocrisy

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 10.06.2015 | Technology
Dr. Robert Epstein

Google has spoken. Apparently shaken by my recent article in Politico -- "How Google Can Rig the 2016 Election" -- Google's head of search, Dr. Amit Singhal, has published a critique -- "A Flawed Elections Conspiracy Theory." I encourage you to read it closely.

Google Translate Just Made It Much Easier To Text In Different Languages

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology

Here's one good reason to upgrade to Android Marshmallow. Google announced Tuesday a new update to its Translate app that will allow it to operat...

The EJC Ruling on Data Privacy - "You Never Know the Value of Something Until You Lose It"

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 10.06.2015 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

There needs to be something that is balancing local citizen personal rights with the large internet companies that often are not from those countries providing a "defacto mandate" that seems stacked in their favour to use your persona data.

Boy Talk at Recess: Pokemon, Light Sabers, and Things That Go Boom

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

As a parent, my heart sank when I got the email at the end of my day. It read, "Re: Son's Bad Choices." It was from my son's classroom teacher and it chronicled my 9-year old's decision to use his parent-led classroom art time to express his recent interest in morbid-talk.

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

EU Court Issues Landmark Data Ruling

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A deal that allows thousands of companies to transfer data from Europe to the United States is invalid, the hi...

Google Officially Becomes 'Alphabet'

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology

Google is officially 'Alphabet.' Google Inc. on Friday completed the move to reorganize as Alphabet, and its stock will begin trading as Alphabet on ...

People Are Asking Google Why Nothing Gets Done About Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

In the wake of the mass shooting in Oregon on Thursday, people have taken to Google to ask questions about gun control -- and they want to k...

The Biggest Disability No One Talks About & How We Can Address It with Mindfulness - An Open Letter to Google

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness training, spread digitally, is a very cost-effective option to help people on a massive scale. It's sustainable. It offers a low cost of entry to populations most in-need. It can help all of us with disabilities -- recognized or not -- to find well-being every single day.

Google Photos Just Became A Little Bit More Like Your Own Brain

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology

Google is inching toward solving the problem of memory.    The company on Tuesday announced a few new features for Google Photos, its g...

Google Takes Aim At Apple With New Nexus Phones

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.30.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is countering the release of Apple's latest iPhones with two devices running on a new version of Android s...

Meet The Man In The Front Seat Of Google's Driverless Car

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Fresh out of college, Brian Torcellini dreamed about getting a job writing about surfing. Instead, he wound up in ...

iOS 9 and the Rise in "Native Advertising"

Richard Finger | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Richard Finger

This is first time a major mobile operating system has allowed ad-blocking. Software developers were on the spot with new apps snatching three of the top four App Store spots within 24 hours: names like Purify, 1Blocker, Crystal, and Peace.

Google Selects Its Interns With These Criteria

Quora | Posted 09.28.2015 | Technology
Quora

My favorite theory, based on my peers' successful applications/offers, is that companies' hiring criteria differ primarily on two factors: product and culture.

Snowden: 'Inevitably Someone In A High Risk Situation Like Me Is Going To Get Owned'

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

I recently interviewed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Awards, an event ...

What It Takes To Rise The Ranks At Google

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 09.25.2015 | Technology

On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "How hard is it to make Senior Staff Engineer at Google?" One of the most popular an...

Feds Investigating Whether Android Deliberately Stifles Competition

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.25.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Google Inc is using its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition,...

Big Data and the Study of Religion: Can Google Lead to God?

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

A recent essay in the Sunday Review Section of the New York Times made several observations about religion in contemporary America by analyzing a huge collection of Google search data.

The Real Battle Over Ad-Blocking Is Between Big Tech And Independent Media

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.24.2015 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Such an arrangement may be the best way to preserve independent media on the open web. Users would be able to protect themselves from abusive adware without freeloading. And web publishers who see their traffic drop might decide it's time to change their ways.

Young and Entrepreneurial: The WayUp Journey from College Project to Y Combinator and a $7.8M Series A Round

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

JJ Fliegelman was a senior at the University of Pennsylvania when he wrote his first-line of code in PennApps. Fast-forward four years later and JJ is the CTO of WayUp, a platform that connects college students with part-time, summer and entry-level job and internship opportunities.