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Construction IT (Finally) Completes the 'Tower of Babel': Interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper

James Grundvig | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Whatever the Tower of Babel may represent, one thing is clear: Construction Tech has been an IT laggard since the first Apple computer went to market.

New Media, News Media, You Media

Yassin Alsalman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media
Yassin Alsalman

As a content creator and a producer on several fronts of media, I have my fair share of questioning and self-awareness. Hand in hand with disseminating information, comes a certain responsibility.

Samsung Galaxy S4 -- What to Expect

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Samsung's Galaxy S4 (or IV) smartphone announcement is just a few days away. For those gadget geeks out there, it's a big day -- but as with any new device announcement, it's rife with rumors and speculation. So what does the South Korean company have up its sleeve with the new S4?

BREAKING: Locking You Up For Unlocking Your Phone? White House Responds to 114,000 Consumer Petition

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.04.2013 | Technology
Democracy Now!

The White House called Republican activist Derek Khanna just hours after his appearance on Democracy Now! to say they are reversing its position on th...

Closing the Mobile Gender Gap

Heather Franzese | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Heather Franzese

According to USAID, 41% of mobile subscribers in the developing world use their phones to "increase their income and professional opportunities." How do we close this gap so women can access the same professional and economic opportunities as men?

You Won't Believe These Photos Were Taken With Cell Phones

Posted 02.28.2013 | Travel

Mobile photography is making big waves in the travel world, as backpackers and jet setters alike leave their bulky rigs at home and set out with littl...

Seeing Sound and Touching Data: How New Senses Will Expand Your World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?

Your Smart Phone Might Just Save Your Life

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

On average, 5,500 Chicagoans die of heart disease each year... I am thrilled that Chicago is at the forefront of using technology to bring health empowerment to its residents.

Katy Hall

How Your Phone Might Be Stealing Your Sleep | Katy Hall | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Most people who own iPhones use them as their alarm clock — making it all too easy to check email one last time before falling asleep and hard to e...

Everybody Has One, But Fewer Are Buying Them

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Technology

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Sales of mobile phones around the world fell last year for the first time since 2009 as consumers shunned cheaper feature...

Big Data, Fitness and the Crowd: The Nudge We Need?

Nancy McGuire Choi | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Nancy McGuire Choi

The explosion in new technologies to track everything from our sleep to our miles logged enables a new approach to health and fitness -- data-driven, measurable, visual and social.

Like a Virgin: A Touch Screen for the Very First Time

April Rudin | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
April Rudin

After struggling with these feelings, I'm speaking out so that others might feel less ashamed, and come forward in solidarity with me. I'm sharing a shocking confession -- I have never, ever "App-ed."

The 10 Dumbest Risks You Can Take With a Smartphone

Adam Levin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you think of your smartphone as just a phone, rather than a very powerful mini-computer that happens to make phone calls, you may be cruising for a world of pain.

EyeVerify's Vein Popping Password Technology: Interview With CEO Toby Rush

James Grundvig | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

If the eye is the window to the soul, then the human eyeball might be the gateway to the next generation of biometric password. Tony Rush of EyeVerify say In three years, "people will no longer need to enter passwords to use their smartphones."

In Some Cities, iPhone Fatigue Is Setting In

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

Apple Inc's iconic iPhone is losing some of its lustre among Asia's well-heeled consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong, a victim of changing mobile habi...

Solving Global Mental Health Challenges With a Cell Phone

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 03.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Muhammad H. Zaman

There is no question that mobile phones have transformed the way we live, but it is the ability to use the same phone call for the global good, that is the most inspirational part.

Mobile Technology Drives Entrepreneurship in Many of the World's Developing Economies

Peggy Johnson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Peggy Johnson

This new economy isn't based on recently discovered natural resources or cheap labor. It's based on the idea that mobile communication has the unprecedented ability to unlock opportunity -- even among the most poor and most isolated.

Four Innovative Ways Mobile Phones Are Saving the Lives of the Urban Poor: Examples from Nairobi, Mumbai, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the developing world, mobile phones are both ubiquitous and relatively affordable. They're also being put to work in more innovative ways that magnify their impact on the lives of the urban poor.

'Moneyball' Comes to Silicon Valley: What Technology Investor Dan Scheinman Sees

James Grundvig | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

"Disruption" is so analog. Transformation is the word that will capture the new era of the mobile enterprise. Many legacy Fortune 500 tech giants -- Dell, Intel, Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, et al. -- are rushing to change as the static, analog PC Age they thrived in dies faster than anyone predicted.

Mobilizing Development via Mobile Phones

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

This increasing use of mobile technology in developing countries has allowed people to access the financial system, and governments to improve service delivery and citizen-feedback mechanisms.

What Samsung Wants For 2013

Reuters | Poornima Gupta | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology

By Poornima Gupta LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the global leader in consumer smartphones, is planning two major thrusts i...

The Smart Users Behind Smartphones

Lucy Hood | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Lucy Hood

During this week's Consumer Electronics Show, the industry's focus will be on smartphones. Major manufacturers will roll out shiny new mobile phones, tablets and "phablets," which are large hybrid devices. But are smartphone users looking to buy the next "cool" gadget?

Down With Mobile Banner Ads

Brian Wong | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Brian Wong

I'm of the opinion that there's a better way to engage people on their phones than taking a billboard (a 70-year-old marketing technology) and shrinking it down to fit a four-inch screen.

Technology: Using Heroin to Kick the Methadone Habit

Dave Pell | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology
Dave Pell

I'm distracted all the time. I'm never fully present when I'm with my family. Even when I know I should be taking a break, I feel the vibrating phone in my pocket and I get sucked back in.

Capitalizing on the Digital Explosion

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Shruti Eva Saini

When was the last time you clicked on an online advertisement? Right. So how can brands up this "win rate" when consumers have a pretty turned off attitude when it comes to online advertising?