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Homeless in Seattle

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Carolyn Ossorio

Have you heard of The Jungle in Seattle? The Jungle I'm referring to is a lawless homeless encampment along the elevated section of Interstate 5 that snakes into Seattle and has become the underbelly where hundreds of people live in tents and makeshift structures.

Is Starting Your Own Company Your Cup of Tea?

Vinita Gupta | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Vinita Gupta

Are entrepreneurs born or raised? Should I start my own company or try to make headway in the one I am in? These are questions we face when things a...

Robots on the Runway

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Robots speak a universal language. We just returned from Shanghai, China where we created a unique experience for attendees of CES Asia, a growing tra...

Together Forever - Logs and Metrics

Ben Newton | Posted 05.13.2016 | Technology
Ben Newton

"Together forever and never to part Together forever we two And don't you know I would move heaven and earth To be together forever with you" --Rick A...

The Most Frustrating Part of Being a Computer Programmer

Quora | Posted 01.11.2016 | Technology
Quora

At high tech companies, most managers are technical or were technical, which is cool, because they provide advise, guidance, and leadership. Non-technical managers ask unfeasible things with unfeasible deadlines.

The Top 5 Ways to Fail at Innovation: Lessons From Vegas That Should Not Stay in Vegas

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

For every hit out of CES, there are hundreds of duds -- even after they win awards and accolades. I find that the annual electronic extravaganza teaches us less about how innovations succeed, but more about how innovations fail.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Jesse Bogner | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Jesse Bogner

Though my opinion is closer to the middle than Shimon Peres, it was refreshing to see him speak at the TEDx White City event in Tel Aviv.

New Technology Enhances Football Season

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

Even if you aren't into the game, football fandom isn't just about what happens on the field anymore. There are so many aspects to the football experience to enjoy -- like the tailgating -- that new gadgets have made it fun for everyone.

What the CEO of the "New" Google Needs to Do Next

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

So what should we expect from the leader of this "new" Google? Here four things I think he should focus on as he takes the helm.

Why The Best Chief Marketing Officer Might Not Be a Marketer: Introducing the 360-Degree CMO

Syed Hoda | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Syed Hoda

Attention CEOs: Are you looking for a chief marketing officer? Don't hire a marketer! Well, perhaps that's going a bit too far. Maybe, I should have said, "Don't hire 'just' a marketer."

Detecting Ignition of Wildfires Sooner: A Much-Needed, Tech-Driven Solution

Graham Kent, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Graham Kent, Ph.D.

While wildfires are currently devastating larges swaths of northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and western Montana, an interesting experiment is underway at Lake Tahoe and central Nevada. Imagine Steve Jobs meets wildfire.

Surprising Findings in China

Judah Freed | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Judah Freed

Steve Hoffman at Founders Space recently returned from a "marathon business trip" to China. He returned with some unexpected findings that defy many of our staid stereotypes in the West. With Steve's permission, I am quoting his findings below.

Why Can You Uber it to Someone's Home in China But You Can't Google or Facebook Them?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

While there is disagreement about its numbers -- its own estimates of a million rides a day are disputed -- what is not in dispute is that Uber may have achieved the seemingly impossible: as a tech company in the business of consumer data collection, it has cracked the Chinese market.

IoT: We All Believe the Hype -- Now What?

Syed Hoda | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Syed Hoda

rather than further contributing to the hype, the question for many is quite simply: now what? Well, now, it's about "doing" IoT rather than just preaching about IoT...to help make IoT more of a reality.

Is Google at Risk of Being Remembered for the Worst Innovation Record in History?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

In its relentless hunt for innovation, Google is a voracious acquirer of innovative companies. In the two years prior to 2014, it outspent its five closest rivals combined on acquisitions. Here, too, it has failed in dramatic ways.

10 Most High-Tech Airports in the U.S.

Fodor's | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

From check-in to the gangway, the airport sets the tone for your trip. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, modern advancements in airport serv...

Congress and Lack of Immigration Reform: A Study on How to Undermine the U.S. Economy and America's Place in the World

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

What is most surprising about the U.S. Congress today is how harmful its parochial views have become to America's long-term global economic interests.

Being Asian In American Business

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Gil Laroya

Asians have been fueling American high tech since the late 60's, and today the trend continues. The Asian mindset of humility and quietness puts many Asians into low paying jobs with long hours, which does a disservice to both their livelihoods and their respect.

5 Reasons Chicago Is a Clean Energy Powerhouse

Amy Francetic | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Amy Francetic

Recently U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Danielson visited Chicago and spoke at a new tech incubator on Chicago's South Side. During Dr. Danielson's remarks, he declared Chicagoland an "emerging regional powerhouse" for clean energy.

The Future of Information Is Here: The Internet of Things

Ivo Lukas | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

In early September at the Supermobility/CTIA conferences, I moderated a discussion about the future for the Internet of Things (IoT). The women in tec...

They're Blowing It Again

Robert Slayton | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

The Republicans have a grand opportunity to woo a vital constituency, valued both because of their numbers as well as their potential as contributors. But the Grand Old Party is blowing it badly. Once again.

How Cannabis Tech Will Push Better Food Production Forward

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Small Business
Karin Kloosterman

The tide is turning on American cannabis laws. More and more states are opting for medicinal and recreational use of marijuana and whether you are for or against it, there is an interesting effect: technologies being applied for growing cannabis will help make our planet make better food. I came to this conclusion when interviewing Israeli startups in the agtech space.

How to Stop Pissing Off Reporters

Maggie Quale | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Maggie Quale

Anyone working in PR knows that one of the most challenging tasks is to balance the desires of the client with the actual news value of the information. This is where the "relations" part of media relations comes in.

Your Hotel Room Can Do WHAT?! Super High-Tech Amenities

Oyster | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Although summer vacations are traditionally meant for getting away and unplugging, we can't help but love these super high-tech hotels that boast some of the coolest geek-friendly amenities we've ever seen.

Next Generation High Tech Fashion

Robin Raskin | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

What do you get when you combine sensors, LEDs, chips and tremendous new design talent? You get a cornucopia of new fashion based on wearable technology.