Touching a screen and moving objects is pretty intuitive. But there will always be people who long for reality. Real buttons to push, real levers to flip, tactile controls that provide immediate feedback.
Some would consider high-tech breakthroughs the greatest legacy of the Valley. In my view, its most lasting impact will be as the birthplace of the revolution that has transformed our world of work.
Are we, as women, not reaching out to the next generation enough to mentor girls in their career pathways? Do we need to find an army of STEM tutors if our schools are being left behind in math and science by so many other countries?
The economic recovery is underway, but an important group is being left behind. According to a new report by the International Youth Foundation, the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 12.8 percent by 2018.
Note to self: Before updating any software on any device in the future, make sure to research the major changes to make sure going forward isn't going backwards.
If the government is going to continue the practice of forcing private companies to hand over users’ private information in the name of national security, then the American public should have a right to know which companies are being asked and how often.
The NSA's seemingly limitless ability to crack encryption has not only put the privacy of private citizens in danger, it also threatens to shake the foundations of online business.
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It wasn't all that long ago when owning a Nokia cell phone carried with it a certain cache of being forward thinking, stylish and "cool."
In the wake of Steve Ballmer's exit from Microsoft and its Nokia acquisition, many have been talking about how Microsoft has lost its innovative edge because of a culture of fear. But if you're human and alive, you're afraid. Or at least you should be. Fear keeps us from doing stupid stuff as often.
It's surprising how few organizations encourage risk taking and foster a culture of outside-the box thinking. We are taught to set goals, achieve measurable results and assess success. But we are rarely encouraged to push the boundaries of new ideas and pioneering thoughts.
The greatest achievement of Steve Ballmer with respect to competing with iPhone was not to copy it, but to re-think Windows and eventually release the world's first and only cross-device and unified operating system, Windows 8.
To his credit, Ballmer invested heavily in R&D, but Microsoft has little to show for it. Like many of its high tech counterparts, Microsoft has been unable to overcome the dominance of its core business.
There's an utter lack of infrastructure in homes and schools that live side-by-side to some of the most sophisticated and tech-fluent corporations and startups -- preventing civic engagement and technological fluency among Silicon Valley's youth.
Russia's economy is both cursed and blessed by oil. Now is the time to grab the bull by the horns and take an initiative that will provide decades of non-oil based revenues and millions of new jobs that capitalize on Russia's bright, young, technologically gifted generation.
The lion's share of Microsoft's revenue has consistently come from large-scale businesses. Google and Apple never had this enterprise legacy to lose. It's a remarkable leap of faith, but if it pays off, they may well leap over their competition.