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I, For One, Welcome Our New Platform Overlords

Advertising Week | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Daniel Oakins, Grapeshot, Global Director of Publishing I realized recently that my online habits have changed. I used to frequent six unique site...

My Daughter Is Afraid of Donald Trump

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, "Mommy, I don't want Trump to be president." "Why is that, baby?" I ask. "Because half of my friends would disappear from school!"

In Case You Want to Get Your Book Published

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2015 | Books
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Two writers meeting at a café, both having won a literary award this year for unpublished work, one of us for her stories, the other for her memoir. We got together because each recognized the other as a writer to reckon with.

How To Get The Height From High Heels, Without The Pain

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 07.07.2015 | Style

Photo courtesy: Lookbook.nu/thejuju Imagine if you could get the height from high heels, without the pain -- sounds like a dream come true, right? ...

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Google... Jeans

David Sable | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
David Sable

I love the way we use the word platform today. In fact, according to Google the use of the word has skyrocketed over the years, particularly as it became a metaphor for developing ideas and products that shared some common core.

This Photo Of Two Women Embracing Shows Something Truly Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.09.2015 | Latino Voices

There are some lines you just don't cross in Brazil. This picture of two women embracing on a train platform has gone crazy viral -- but it's not ...

Blogging Your Novel

Dorit Sasson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

With publishers emphasizing platform to ascertain evidence of future sales, blogging your novel can be much more lucrative than you think. Blogging is still considered to be one of the greatest ways to expand your reach.

Young and Entrepreneurial: From Action Figures Collector to Lenda Cofounder & CTO - Elijah Murray

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Elijah Murray's entrepreneurial journey is one that was filled with its fair share of ups and downs, along with spontaneous moments that have altered the course of Murray's career. As I asked him to talk about how he got to where he is today, Murray was able to clearly articulate every step.

7 Strategies for Solving the Chicken and Egg Problem as a Startup

Alex Moazed | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Alex Moazed

Customer acquisition is a core challenge for any startup. But for platforms this is doubly true, thanks to the chicken-and-egg problem.

The End of SaaS

Alex Moazed | Posted 05.02.2015 | Technology
Alex Moazed

Outside of the "on-demand" oriented services marketplaces, there is a burgeoning trend of startups that are focusing on industries just like commercial real estate, where they can use technology to cut out middlemen, reducing transaction costs for both parties.

Google, Driverless Cars and the "Gooberification" of Everything

Alex Moazed | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Alex Moazed

How could Google take on Uber? If Google can successfully bring autonomous cars to market, it could create what many have jokingly called "Goober," a services marketplace similar to Uber that's powered by self-driving cars.

2015 Will Be the Year of the Services Marketplace, But Only if the Price is Right

Alex Moazed | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Alex Moazed

Service marketplaces are aggregating consumer demand through mobile apps (and some websites) and fulfilling that demand through offline services.

Hot and on Demand Parking Service ZIRX CEO Sean Behr Shares His 15 Year Entrepreneurship Journey

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The sharing economy is on the rise. We've seen a big shift in the markets of public transportation and accommodation because of the likes of Uber and Airbnb respectively.

Educator's Perspective: New Presentation Delivery Platforms

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.02.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

It seems to me that the next generation of online presentations is the call of the hour and there is great hunger for new presentation technologies world wide both at academic and industry level.

Rentals, Transparency, and Accountability: An Interview with Swapt's Clair Byrd

Phil Simon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Apartment construction is surging with no end in sight. Enter Swapt, a company that bills itself as a platform that uses reviews from real renters t...

Book Review: Dogfight by Fred Vogelstein

Phil Simon | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

When I wrote The Age of the Platform, I knew that I was just skimming the surface. There was so much to more to cover on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and...

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

Single-Sole Pumps Are Flat Out Fabulous

Arlene Goldstein | Posted 09.21.2013 | Style
Arlene Goldstein

Needless to say, the world of fashion feeds on innovation and change. We need originality and newness much like the body needs oxygen. So, why am I gasping for breath?

What 17 Industry Leaders Think About Digital Storytelling

Derek Smith | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Derek Smith

In the past, digital storytelling was pretty simple. You created an engaging story, selected the right platform and shared it with your audience. Today, it's not that easy.

The Impact of Digital Storytelling: An Interview with Wunderman New York's Nick Moore

Derek Smith | Posted 06.09.2013 | Media
Derek Smith

Successful storytelling in today's complicated digital landscape is a marketer's biggest challenge and opportunity. I had the opportunity to interview Nick Moore, EVP Chief Creative Officer of Wunderman New York, who shared with me the importance of digital storytelling.

How Smart Glasses Are Impacting Digital Storytelling

Derek Smith | Posted 06.08.2013 | Technology
Derek Smith

It is clear that in 2013, the emergence of smart glasses is having a dramatic impact on the digital storytelling experience. I had the unique opportunity to interview Brian Ballard, the CEO of APX-Labs, who is focused on building software that brings smart glasses to life.

Revealed! The Best 7 Examples of Digital Storytelling

Derek Smith | Posted 05.18.2013 | Media
Derek Smith

With the ever-expanding universe of platforms and the escalating battle for consumer engagement, digital storytelling has never been more important to the long-term vitality of a brand. To address this challenge, the brightest storytelling minds will gather in one room.

Do You Know How The Thong Came To Be?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 02.01.2013 | Style

Hint: Sisqo had nothing to do with it.

An Interview With Pubslush Founder Jesse Potash

Phil Simon | Posted 10.13.2012 | Books
Phil Simon

I recently sat down with Jesse Potash, founder of Pubslush, a new online publishing platform. The following is an excerpt of our conversation.