Blaming big tech companies for enabling our runaway surveillance state is like blaming Toyota or Ford for drunk drivers. It's a dangerous distraction, and it's the wrong strategy if we want to reform the system.
Google just acquired its 8th robotics company in the past few years with the acquisition of Boston Dynamics and it got me thinking, is anyone else truly investing in deep technological research? What about Apple, or Microsoft, what are they doing?
Whether it was Microsoft or the White House screening the questions, you can be certain of one thing: The White House has no interest in answering to criticism or challenging questions.
The world's oceans are vast, covering 71 percent of the Earth's surface and containing 97 percent of the water, yet only about 5 percent of the ocean and its depths have been explored.
With Steve Ballmer's imminent departure, the question is: What should they look for in Microsoft's next CEO? Here are my thoughts, in terms of the three kinds of focus.
The Xbox One (XB1) doesn't do anything the Xbox 360 does. I call it the "Xbox None" in my house. Hardly a day goes by when I don't seriously consider returning it to Microsoft and here's why.
The revelations that have come out about the National Security Agency's PRISM program are disturbing. The scale and scope of the collection of information about electronic communications and telephone calls that originate and pass through the United States is truly astounding.
Smart companies realize that carbon pollution and climate change have an impact - and will continue to have an impact - on their bottom lines.
What engineering did need was a deep knowledge of market landscape, people who could instigate passion for technology and business acumen.
You work on multiple devices, within multiple settings and use several storage services shared between your co-workers, and you need a simple yet powerful way to look at documents on your phone or tablet.
In many companies today, performance appraisals are all about what is going wrong. That should be turned around, so that there is more of a conversation of what is going right, and if it isn't, how that can be fixed.
CEO succession is a big deal. The best-run companies and boards invest a lot of time and energy to think it through in advance, and do everything they...
Schools have a lot to learn from business about how to improve performance Bill Gates declared in an op ed in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. He pointed to his own company as a worthy model for public schools.
In recent years, there have been few space projects as exciting as the International Space Station, or ISS. Even though it is the 9th space station to take orbit, it is the first to house a full-time crew and a dedicated research laboratory.
Imagine being seated at a restaurant. The host takes you down a very long corridor leading to a small dark room -- an off-shoot of the actual restaurant. This is what it feels like to be a customer who wants to engage with a company on social.
The rise of the Internet has coincided with a drastic decline in new competitors emerging to challenge dominant firms.