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SaaS Rolls Into the Third Wave at the Cloud Analytics Summit

James Grundvig | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Excel isn't going away, but it is no longer the default front-end UI, nor the only way to communicate data.

A 9/11 for College Students: Remembering Boston

Susan Moeller | Posted 07.07.2013 | Media
Susan Moeller

They told me -- in an assignment that asked them to reflect on how they heard of the marathon bombing -- that Boston hit them hard because they learned of the news by themselves, and often when they were alone, away from family.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 1: Introduction

Omer Rosen | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Before the cellphone age, non-emergency workers did not customarily carry around beepers in case of emergency unless they were drug dealers. Now, any slight variation or interference in one's life-pattern can qualify as emergency, proof of the need for the almighty e-slab.

In India Politicians Are Hacking the Phones and Tablets of Their Competition

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

In India there is a growing demand to recruit hackers to break into the smartphones of the political competition. But beware if you have the same idea here in the U.S. This is an arena where there is a lot of risk.

Smartphones and 'Off the Record'

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Speaking "off the record" usually means some form of consent, such as establishing the ground rules between the speaker and the reporter, or between the speaker and the audience. But today "off the record" is becoming a dangerous thing.

Native vs. HTML5: Why Companies Need to Stop Treating Mobile Like an Episode of Mad Men

Joseph Farrell | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

While brands and marketers are (rightly) concerned with ensuring their apps are downloaded, it really is only the start of the battle. More attention needs to be placed on the question, "has my brand created an immersive, compelling experience that adds real value for my customers?"

Off-grid Solar Powered Wi-Fi

Justin Guay | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Ironically, jaldi is actually a Hindi word that means fast and according to company founders the name started almost as a joke. (As you can imagine Wi-Fi connections in rural India are mostly anything but.)

Viva La (Smartphone?) Revolucion

Sarah Hall | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology
Sarah Hall

In places like America, many of us take for granted that we walk around every day with a pocket sized source of limitless information and decision making companion.

'Facebook Phone' Feels Personal Out Of The Box

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

The first time I saw the HTC First, a Facebook employee gave a demonstration of it. Yeah, seems cool. Alright. I get it. But I want to see my friends on it... Now I have one to test myself. And as expected, what a difference that makes. Let me show you how it works.

The 8 Most Important Cell Phones Ever

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology

April 3 marks the 40th anniversary of the first cell phone call. It was Marty Cooper, a Motorola engineer who made that call in 1973. According to The...

What Is a Customer Company?

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I was recently joined by our CIO and invited by to an exclusive event in Boston to see first-hand the company's products, solutions and most importantly future vision and direction.

It's Trick or Treat in Cyberland...

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Mobile connectivity is exploding and smartphones and tablets are whetting the appetites of cyber criminals and the population of hacker world. Any device that has information stored on it is vulnerable.

INFOGRAPHIC: Social Media and Mobile Greatly Impact Shopping Habits in Asian & African Countries

Brian Honigman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Brian Honigman

Consumers are simply more knowledgeable about what they are thinking of buying because of the continuing use of mobile and social. This trend can be seen world wide, especially in select Asian and African countries.

Companies Should Have a No-porn Policy for Mobile Devices

Russ Warner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

Some would argue that pornography is harmless. Others argue that it's immoral and brain changing. But, that's not the purpose of this article. Here,...

Rethinking Broadband: Wireless Opportunity

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

Universal broadband adoption and meaningful digital literacy remain among the equity issues of our time, standing alongside our goals for education, and healthcare.

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...