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The Powerful Letter Dan Fredinburg Carried With Him On Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

"We'll also know that you've already lived the equivalent of at least 100 lifetimes." Those were the last words Max Stossel wrote to his friend, D...

The Magic of Thinking Big

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 06.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

"Technology has the power to drive equity, but it can also widen the lead of those who have an advantage. If the technology revolution only happens for families who have money - I don't think it's a revolution."

Google Identifies The Top Spring Fashion Trends, And They May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Style

Apparently, Emoji-printed sweatpants are a major spring trend. We're not exactly sure why, but people are searching for them, according to Google. In ...

Google, Ebay, Facebook and Yahoo! Team Up to Gut Consumer and Privacy Laws

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

Consumer and financial protection laws are wonderful when passed, but the key is to get them enforced. Government agencies have limited budgets for enforcement and political pressure often prevents government agencies from targeting lawbreaking companies.

What Happens When Our iPhones Become More Intelligent Than Us?

Singularity University | Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and stora...

When You Google 'Why Do Women ...' Some Very Interesting Results Come Up

Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

After realizing last week that, as a woman, I apologize for nearly everything and to nearly everyone, my first instinct was to ask Google why. I typed the words "why do women," but before I could add "apologize," I was amazed at what Google suggested I ask instead.

Christina Wilkie

Top Lobbying Groups Spent $64 Million To Influence Congress, White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top 10 lobbying spenders shelled out a combined $64 million in the first three months of this year to influence federal policy, acco...

Payday Lending's Contrasting Cultures of Wealth and Exploitation -- and Big Data's Role

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

Payday loans and other abusive high-interest loans targeting the working poor are one of the scourges of our financial system. And the technology of big data made it easy to both find new victims and largely hide the identities of the payday lenders.

The Case for a Robot-in-Chief

John Feffer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
John Feffer

In the next election, I fully expect to see our first woman president. But after that, I think we should break another glass ceiling. It's time to put a non-human in the White House. We're America. We don't settle for second-best.

Google Launches U.S. Wireless Service

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology

The service, called Project Fi, will automatically switch between the two networks and more than 1 million open, free Wi-Fi spots, depending on which signal is strongest.

Diasporic Dining: Hamlet in Chinatown

Francis Levy | Posted 06.21.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Know any Hamlet clones wandering around Chinatown (Feng Xiaogang's The Legend of the Black Scorpion, originally released in China as The Banquet, finds its roots in the Shakespeare play)? Wanton egg drop is the soup that's tailored made for them.

Google Now Provides Marketers API for Advanced Browser-Based Content Distribution

Chad Pollitt | Posted 06.21.2015 | Technology
Chad Pollitt

As previously predicted, the marriage of responsive websites and push notifications is gaining momentum. Up until recently, brands that wanted to distribute prudent content via push notifications better have an app sitting on the smartphones of its target demographic.

Android Resumes Market Share Gains

Michael R. Levin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results of our research on mobile phone operating systems for the calendar quarter that ended March 31, 2015. This analysis features findings about market share trends in mobile phone operating systems in the US.

What Is "Mobilegeddon" and Should You Be Worried?

Erika Dickstein | Posted 06.21.2015 | Small Business
Erika Dickstein

If you listen to Business Insider "millions of small business" will be crushed. If you take a look at the Washington Post, they are using the term "apocalypse". So, what is going on? Is this that big of a deal? Let's unpack this.

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.

Upcoming BMW Lets You Stand Outside Car While Parking It

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

This could make life easier for anyone who can't parallel park.

Matt Sheehan

Inside a Chinese Startup's Smartwatch Hackathon

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

WULING SHANZHUANG, China -- It’s 11 a.m. on a smoggy Friday in Beijing, and a busload of computer programmers is abuzz with chatter about smartwatch...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/17/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.17.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Sorta not-really bipartisan bill; can't believe they passed up Harry Potter; Chewie's home; and politics and poker. Answers are below the quiz.

Google Cares About Your Mobile Website - Do You?

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology
Rebekah Bastian

If you pay attention to things like your website traffic, you've probably heard that Google announced a change to their mobile ranking algorithm which takes effect next week.

Google Search Is About To Change In A Big Way

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

How to Overcome Brand Habits So Buyers Will Buy Your Products

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

One problem marketers find difficult to overcome is how do you get buyers to choose your product when they are in the habit of buying other brands?

Help Others Be Happier and Higher-Performing Together at Work

Kare Anderson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Stay sought-after by enabling others to proudly use their best talents together on things that matter to them. As William Butler Yeats wrote, "Because I helped to wind the clock, I come to hear it strike."

Find Your Lost Phone Immediately With This Simple Google Trick

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology

This is so easy it's amazing.

Google's Handwriting 'Keyboard' Could Save You From Typos

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.16.2015 | Technology

Smartphones are a great communication tool -- when their crummy keyboards aren't messing everything up with typos and autocomplete mistakes. But a new input method from Google could change that.

EU Antitrust Action Today Is Just the Beginning of Google's Troubles in Europe

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

The announcement today that the European Competition Commissioner has launched an official antitrust action against Google promises to be just the first step in a likely escalation of actions against Google and other big-data platforms increasingly dominating the online -- and, increasingly, the offline -- economic landscape.