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Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2016

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Science
Margaret Anderson

Advances in scientific discovery are converging with unparalleled policy and regulatory action for medical research. At FasterCures, we have surveyed the landscape and interviewed subject matter experts to come up with our recommendations of the top 10 issues to keep an eye on in 2016.

Tech Billionaires Seek to Disrupt Philanthropy -- But Will Their Approach Work?

Nicole Bennett | Posted 12.18.2015 | Technology
Nicole Bennett

One of the more attractive features of the new philanthropy is also one of its potential pitfalls: Many tech billionaires may not fully appreciate the fact that rapid cycles of testing, failing, and fine-tuning may work better in software development than in social welfare programs on which lives depend.

Mark Zuckerberg Is (Re)inventing the Internet, and Everything Else

Cameron Jonsson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Cameron Jonsson

While the little blue thumb prepares to beam itself into sub-Saharan Africa, let's take a moment to acknowledge that maybe "the social network" is much, much more than what any of us could have imagined.

We Can All Be Philanthropists

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -- Anne Frank This week I was quite moved, hearing t...

Mark Zuckerberg's Stunning Act of Jewish Piety

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Mark Zuckerberg stunned the world yesterday. Not with the announcement of a baby girl. Everybody knew that was coming. It was an accompanying letter outlining his and his wife Priscilla's plan to donate 99 percent of Facebook stock (valued now at $45 billion) to a foundation.

A "Like" For Mark Zuckerberg

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

It will take quite some time for the company to see tangible financial returns from the initiative. I would expect that Facebook's approach to India is that it is investing for the longer-term.

Lessons From Newark: Why School Reforms Will Not Work Without Addressing Poverty

The Conversation US | Posted 11.04.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

Downtown Newark is only 12 miles from lower Manhattan, but there are days when the distance seems much greater. While New York grapples with gentrification and globalization, Newark struggles -- with some signs of success -- to revive its economy.

Putting Humanity Back in Business

Barry David Kluger | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Barry David Kluger

No one wants more government and you can't legislate morality, but obviously, there is a growing movement in Congress to at least make the FMLA fair and equitable and put value on the backbone of America's success -- people who work.

Theater Producer Jen Hoguet Awarded the T. Fellowship for 2015-16

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"I like plays that feel like somebody took a fun house mirror and put it up to the real world, and it's sort of reflecting back a version of it to you. I find that, in looking at that reflection, you can start to understand a little more about your life."

Facebook - The New Social Contract

Lauren Murphy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren Murphy

Deleting Facebook seemed to be a way to reclaim some sort of simplicity (as did turning off my phone for a two-week break). I made the decision at a time when life seemed too much.

Jesse Eisenberg Is Super in The Spoils

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

In an era where tent pole summer blockbusters provide meal tickets for any movie star cast to wear a cape and cowl, the pinnacle of a Hollywood career is now found in a superhero costume.

Mark Zuckerberg Goes Old School in 2015

Alex Goldstein | Posted 03.08.2015 | Books
Alex Goldstein

The CEO of the world's largest social media platform has announced his new year's resolution, and it involves ancient technology: 2015 is the year of the book. Mark Zuckerberg declared he is going to "read a new book every other week" throughout 2015. He has invited the whole world to join him.

Mark Zuckerberg To Parents: Don't Ban Facebook

Today | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has some parenting advice for folks who are raising kids: Don’t ban Facebook. ...

Facebook Basically Teasing Us With 'Dislike Button' At This Point

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology

Facebook is considering adding a feature that people have wanted for a long time now: a "dislike" button. But don't hold your breath.

Mark Zuckerberg Takes A Whack At Apple In New Interview

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 12.07.2014 | Technology

If Apple were truly looking out for its customers' best interests, it would charge a lot less for its gadgets, Mark Zuckerberg said.

Mark Zuckerberg: The Next Great Chinese Rapper?

Jie-Song Zhang | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Jie-Song Zhang

When Mark Zuckerberg spoke in Mandarin, no matter how deformed his tones, no matter how American (and non-Chinese) his phrasing of thoughts, no matter how obviously rehearsed the Q&A interactions, the most important communication was embodied in Mr. Zuckerberg's effort itself.

I'm No Longer Addicted to Giving Up Facebook!

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.28.2014 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

After announcing my liberation from Facebook, I'd get all kinds of kudos and fan mail from people who told me I was a hero, a revolutionary, fighting the Orwellian shackles that Zuckerberg had chained us with.

Images Matter: ISIL Knew That

Michelle Kraus | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Images do matter and again the terrorists understand their insidious power. Social media was not meant for this.

Everybody Has an Opinion v.2.0

Michelle Kraus | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

President Barack Obama is a deliberate man, and he will act decisively when the time is right. His words were steel from Europe on the execution of Steven Sotloff: "We will not forget. Our reach is long. Justice will be served." So buckle in for the long ride folks.

Mark Zuckerberg Seeks To Avoid His Newark Schools Mistakes

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

By Victoria Cavaliere May 30 (Reuters) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's gift of $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area public ...

The Case for Connectivity

Alec Ross | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Alec Ross

The upward economic mobility needed to sustainably address basic needs in the 21st century requires an Internet connection. Any economy that remains offline will grow less competitive and more isolated as the globe does its business online.

Lunch With An Emerging Mark Zuckerberg

Jim Treacy | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

It was November 9, 2006. A few big-time entrepreneurs in attendance understood Mark's vision but believed they could beat or buy him. The rest were cheerily myopic. Their loss was my gain.

This Is My Facebook Movie

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie Lessing

It all started in Florida. There I am standing next to a pool eating a stalk of celery. There's me again, coming out of a gas station bathroom. And th...

Facebook lends FBI a helping hand in fight against cybercrime

Posted 01.13.2014 | Training

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Al Gore Tried To Buy Twitter After Copious Amounts Of Tequila

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology

Al Gore never really said he invented the Internet, but he did once try to buy a key Internet player. Gore and former Current TV co-founder Joel Hy...