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Is Silicon Valley Charting the Future While All the World's Pols Play Small Ball?

William Bradley | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As we contemplate our present and future around the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, are we being myopic? Is our politics focused mainly on marginalia while real change, big change, is being prepped elsewhere?

Why Does Europe Hate Silicon Valley?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

American ingenuity is alive and well. We've changed the rules of the game, invented new playing fields, and blazed new paths. Europeans would admit this reality as much as we do ourselves. The divide therefore comes when Europe thinks these services don't protect the individual.

Apple vs. Android: Does The Technology We Use Influence the Way We Travel?

trivago | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
trivago

When it comes to phones and tablets, there are die-hard Apple users and those who swear by Android. But do their differing tastes in technology influence other parts of their lives?

Bridging Technology and Law to Bring Perpetrators

Mark S. Ellis | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Mark S. Ellis

"Citizen journalists" typically use social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Google and Twitter to disseminate real-time news and first-hand accounts of sometimes startling events.

How Periscope Is Changing the Game

Katie Lance | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Katie Lance

The first week I was on Periscope I had the most vivid dreams (which sounds crazy to admit) but I think a big part of it was getting the chance to not just see the world through a filtered TV show, but through an 'average Joe.'

How Far in Debt Should Your Business Go?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Broke. Kaput. Dead. Finished. That is what it feels like when your small business runs out of cash. I would tell you to avoid that from happening, but that's just stupidly obvious. The problem is that if you start a company, it likely will.

Smart Manufacturing: A Path to Profitable Growth

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

A bullet train is leaving the station, and it promises to transform and propel U.S. manufacturers who climb on board--in a wave of information technology known as smart manufacturing.

An Age-Old Jewelry Problem Solved

Nayri Leanna Gregor | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Nayri Leanna Gregor

If you've ever had an earring go missing or had that nervous stomach-churning feeling about wearing your favorite pair, then you'll know what I'm talking about.

Techweek Meet Kansas City... Kansas City Meet Techweek

Jason Grill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jason Grill

Good collaborations and true "fits" are really a thing to behold in life and in business. One of those has been built in Kansas City, Missouri.

My Predictions for the Next 10 Years

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

In 2025, in accordance with Moore's law, we will see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance. Here are eight areas where we'll see extraordinary transformation in the next decade.

Hello Facebook, Goodbye Privacy: FB's Rogue "Hello Android" app

Mark Weinstein | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Smartphones these days tend to be more about the "smart" and less about the phone. With all the cool apps and features we can use on our devices, t...

Rohit Varma on India's Surge in the Digital Era

2morrowknight | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
2morrowknight

In a country where Cricket and Bollywood are the consistent favorites, a wave of social media titans are pushing their way to the top, one impactful project at a time. One of the hottest and most talked about figures in the digital community is Rohit Varma, founder of the Bangalore-based R. Square Consulting.

Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Melanie Curtin

If you're a retailer and you target Millennials, it's time to take note. This new Facebook feature could be a game changer.

Earth Day: A Two-step Strategy Makes a Sustainable Difference

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Sustainability is top of mind as this week we mark Earth Day and Arbor Day, tributes aimed at raising respect for the environment. That makes this the perfect moment to note a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that says, "Brands that place packaging" into commerce must take more responsibility for its life cycle impact.

Creepy, Remarkable Reveal: Facebook Watches You Even If You Are Not A Member

Mark Weinstein | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook claims they found one that they're fixing for you. This particular bug enabled Facebook to track the online movements of non-users. Yes, you, Facebook friend or foe, user or boycotter, you were under the watchful eye of Facebook, whether you knew it or not.

Google's Remarkable Monopoly on Data Intrigues Europeans

Mark Weinstein | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Mark Weinstein

In Monopoly the game, you buy properties, pay fines, and try to stay out of jail. In monopoly, the real-life big business version, you use all your leverage to dominate markets, manipulate industries, avoid fines, and hire lawyers to keep you out of jail. And most of the time you do win.

How Brands Can Utilize Periscope in Direct Marketing Efforts

Jonathan Long | Posted 05.30.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Long

When it was confirmed that Twitter acquired Periscope, the live-streaming video app, it was only a matter of time before the what's, how's and why's would begin to be answered and start to make sense.

Europe's Remarkable New War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Remember the name Max Schrems. He's a European David firing his slingshot at the modern-day Goliath you know as Facebook.

5 Newsworthy Privacy Stories Today

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

In addition to my regular HuffPost musings, this marks the first of a series of weekly columns designed to quickly and dare I say entertainingly help us all be aware of a few most important privacy-related stories, good and/or bad.

Let's Empower Local Microfinance Solutions

Joyce Kim | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Joyce Kim

But as the tech world continues to develop sleeker financial technology, let's not forget about the potential for sustainable progress and pervasive change in microfinance, for the people who need it most.

10 Largest Billion Dollar Acquisitions in Tech [Infographic]

Jonathan Long | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Long

Every tech startup dreams of being the next billion dollar acquisition success story. Tech startups are being acquired at an incredible rate -- companies want to own a piece of the "next big thing" and they are not afraid of throwing money at something they feel will be a home run.

Verizon's Super-Cookies Are Spying on You Right Now

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.05.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The Electronic Frontier Foundation thinks Verizon could be violating a federal law requiring phone companies to keep customer data confidential. My take on all of this is that if nothing else, it's a clear violation of our personal rights.

Bitcoin Belongs to the People, Not the 1% Super Rich

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
Dr. Behzad Mohit

We must not allow this new "Freecoin" to be owned or bought and sold with real money. For the moment that a currency becomes interest-bearing and is subject to transaction and storage charges, it becomes a tradable commodity itself and it loses its equalizing value.

This Is How Insanely Obsessed We Are With Our Smartphones

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology

If only this cartoon about smartphone obsession weren't so real. "Mr. Selfie" is here to show us that life is passing us by as we fixate on our lit...

What Happened to Snapchat's Best Friends Feature and What It Means for Your Relationship

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

With the Best Friends feature gone, we can no longer rely on the fear of getting caught to act appropriately. We must hold ourselves accountable for our actions. It doesn't matter who's watching.