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KFC's New Facial Recognition Software Is Troubling For A Few Reasons

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.17.2017 | Taste

KFC just reached finger lickin’ levels of freaky. The fast food chain recently debuted facial recognition technology at a restaurant in Beijing, Ch...

Microsoft/LinkedIn Discard Privacy in Remarkable Merger

Mark Weinstein | Posted 06.14.2016 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The announcement that Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn makes good business sense for Microsoft. This gives Microsoft direct access to hundreds of milli...

THIS Is What Diversity In Tech Should Look Like

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology

In San Francisco Tuesday night, four black female engineers from the group-messaging company Slack stood before a crowd and accepted an award on behal...

Techs and the City: Part 1 Starting Up

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

Image courtesy of makelight CEO, Joanna Alpe and developer team It is the start of 2016. The world's largest technology event, CES in Las Vegas is ...

Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.26.2016 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

How To Win At TechCrunch Disrupt

AOL.com | Damon Beres | Posted 09.23.2015 | Technology

TechCrunch Disrupt is in full swing in San Francisco -- and companies from all over are pitching their products and ideas to big wigs and venture capi...

If We Want Real Change, We Need to Step Outside Our Own Little Echo Chamber

John F. Ince | Posted 08.05.2016 | Technology
John F. Ince

A few years ago, while attending the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, the so called "Slow Money" conference was also taking place across the city - so I did a quick shuttle between the two.

'Unicorns' May Be Rare, But Here’s What’s Really Unusual In Tech

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business

Sadly, this counts for progress in the male-dominated tech startup world: Of the 84 so-called “unicorn” U.S. companies -- startups valued at $1 bi...

Dr. Orujyan Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to Leverage Technology and Use the 'Internet of Things' to Innovate

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Ashley Jude Collie

Dr. Orujyan, who I count as a personal friend and a mutual source of inspiration, is an American immigrant success story that's still being told.

Verizon-AOL Merger? Hell No!

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While there are those who care about editorial issues and what will happen to Huff Po, Techcrunch and Engadget if Verizon takes over, as a telecom analyst, I have different concerns.

My Top 5 Startups From TechCrunch Disrupt NY

Will Gregory | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Will Gregory

TechCrunch Disrupt NY has drawn to a close here in the Big Apple. Below is my personal list of the standouts to keep your eyes on. Feel free to share your own in the comments below.

Dear Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio: Want Universal Broadband? Get Billions Back from Verizon and Time Warner Cable

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Over the last two decades there has been a continuous pattern of throwing money, our money, at broadband again and again. Ironically, instead of taking on the companies, many times these additional funds can end up in the hands of the same companies.

I'm Buying a Wristable

David Sable | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
David Sable

Once again Apple has confounded the digibabblists, perplexed their competitors, baffled the analysts, and in general annoyed and irritated all the self-proclaimed digital-first... or is it mobile-first?... or perhaps our proclamation of the day should be wearable-first... experts, pundits and gurus.

Fab, an Uplifting Tale of Ego, Hype in Tech

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Gregoris Kalai

The story of Fab, the site that was once hailed an industry darling and has since crumbled, is a familiar one in the tech world. Fortune called the company a "black eye" in the portfolio of its investors.

Let's Make Bitcoin the Biggest Humanitarian Tool the World Has Ever Seen

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Lorelei Kelly

As the information revolution continues to redistribute power from centralized hierarchies to individuals and communities, the impact of this redistribution is often unpredictable.

NICHE and Vine Star @Robbyjayala Join #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Catch AOL BUILD with Niche-ers Darren Latchman & Rob Fishman along with the Vine star with over 3 million followers, the on...

#AOLBUILD Features Documentary Filmmaker, Brian Knappenberger

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet," Reddit is the tech world's "new black." From social media and entertainment t...

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson Joins the #AOLBUILD Speaker Series

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "This is the de-corporatization of AOL, and I am really digging it."- Fred Wilson Needless to say, AOL BUILD equally 'dig...

The Standouts: TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014

Will Gregory | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology
Will Gregory

In true tech fashion, the real stars of the show were the novel, innovative, and delightfully chippy startups looking to break through as the next big thing. Here is my personal list of standouts to keep your eyes on.

TechCrunch Drops RadiumOne From Disrupt Conference Over CEO's Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology

TechCrunch is dropping online ad network RadiumOne as a sponsor of the popular Disrupt NY technology conference over charges that its CEO beat his gir...

All in the Family

Francis Levy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

According to a piece Business Section of the Times ("Techology's Man Problem," 4/5/14) Pax Dickinson of Business Insider tweeted, "it's not misogyny t...

13 Experts and 13 Trends That Will Dominate Crowdfunding in 2014

Mark Fidelman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Mark Fidelman

Most of the experts I talked to on the list acknowledged that the new Jobs act is imperfect and will need revisions if it is to be a real force in the future. But most also cited that using social networks and crowdsourcing support for these changes was a sure path to victory.

AOL is Expanding TechCrunch's Global Footprint as CrunchBase Gets Overhall

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.16.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -  The global emergence of entrepreneurship and the start-up sensibility is powering the  global expansion of TechCrunch, explains Ned Des...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of Printing

Ishan Puri | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ishan Puri

From clay tablets to woodblock and magazines, media has evolved with time and technology. Check out this infographic for a quick reflection on our pas...

Billionaire's Failed Education Experiment Proves There's No Shortcut To Success

XPRIZE | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Frustrated that Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs "were not on focu...