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The Greatest Luxury of All

Noah St. John | Posted 02.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Noah St. John

In the crush of our Information Overload Age, the greatest luxury isn't money. It isn't fame. It isn't even attention. It's time. When was the last ...

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC's Marshall School of Business. And if you work with women and people over 40, they're even more perturbed by it than everyone else.

Life Would Be Infinitely Easier If These Things Were More Flexible

Posted 02.27.2015 | Technology

In a country that prides itself on giving every American the right to exercise his or her free will, there are still plenty of limitations and restric...

Chicago Rallies Around Cleantech Women in the Shark Tank

Amy Francetic | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Amy Francetic

I recently had the great honor of celebrating the success of LuminAID, a Chicago-based cleantech company that produces solar-powered inflatable lights...

I Lived for 90 Days in New York City Without Internet, Computer or a Cell Phone

Marc Antoine Colaciuri | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
Marc Antoine Colaciuri

From October 15, 2014 to January 11, 2015, I ran a rather peculiar experiment... traveling from Paris to New York, and spending 90 days there without Internet, computer or a cell phone. Why? I needed to disconnect in order to better reconnect in a hyper-connected environment.

How Your Business Risk Profile Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Patrick Duroseau | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Patrick Duroseau

A business risk profile is a rating system that allows management to view -- at a non-technical level -- how the business is currently rated. The data used to develop the rating involves any information available from the critical systems in the business eco-system.

20 Years of Craigslist: A Reflection by an Old-School Nerd

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

Of Teachers and Educational Technology

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.26.2015 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

With the digital revolution spreading its wings into all aspects of society, its inroads into academia are unavoidable. It is therefore essential that teachers be prepared both mentally and skill-wise in the use of technology in the classroom.

Gartner: Solving The Seller's Dilemma

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Technology has changed, the buyer and the buyer's journey has changed, the marketing funnel is no longer deterministic and all of this disruption is challenging chief technologists, sales leaders and marketing executives like never before.

Hillary Clinton Addresses Silicon Valley's Women in Tech

Tabby Biddle | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Tabby Biddle

Yesterday in Silicon Valley, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stood before an audience of 5000 women in the tech industry, eager to hear her perspective on advancing women's leadership, advocating for themselves and other women in the workplace.

4 Reasons to Put Your Phone Down (NOW!)

Diana Murphy | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Diana Murphy

Look up from your phone, engage with the people around you and you maybe be surprised at the connections you will make! Even if your not looking for love being constantly on your phone makes you seem unavailable to people around you.

Spouses Of H-1B Visa Holders Will Soon Be Able To Work In The U.S.

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA and AMY TAXIN | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When Neha Mahajan's husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill f...

The Second Machine Age Is Approaching. Here's How We Can Prepare.

Dawn Nakagawa | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Dawn Nakagawa

We are living in an age of science fiction -- humans are overcoming the limitations of our brains while machines are acquiring superhuman capabilities. The most exciting technologies combine what humans do best with what machines do best. But it is premature to think we have overcome every challenge. Here's how we can prepare for the second machine age.

The Student of Tech: Talib Kweli

Azeem Khan | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Talib Kweli is a name synonymous with many things. When you hear it you think amazing artist or social activist, but one thing you may not first imagine is tech enthusiast.

Don't Be a Dick

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

It's pretty simple. Yet, somehow, we forget. We eat too much, sleep too little, wake up on the wrong side of life, are running late, annoyed by fate ...

Fox Hit 'Bob's Burgers' Is Saving Trees While Pioneering A New Way To Animate

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Technology

Believe it or not, most animated shows are still created by hand on paper. Not "Bob's Burgers."

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

There's always a sense of crisis in the air generated by whatever bad news is making the headlines. At the moment, the greatest alarm is being stirred...

Women in Business Q&A: Vivian Chan, CEO and Co-Founder, Sparrho

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Vivian is the CEO and co-founder of Sparrho, a personalised recommendation platform for all things scientific. After spending a year working in a vent...

We Need a Manhattan Project for Cyber Security

XPRIZE | Posted 02.24.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

Computers run the world--our airports, airplanes, cars, hospitals, stock markets and power grids--and these computers too are shockingly vulnerable to attack. Though we're racing forward at breakneck speed to connect all the objects in our physical world  to the Internet, we still fundamentally do not have the trustworthy computing required to make it so.

How Technology Is Tricking You Into Tipping More

Nir Eyal | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Nir Eyal

My taxi pulled up to the hotel. I got out my credit card and prepared to pay for the ride. The journey was pleasant enough but little did I know I was about to encounter a bit of psychological trickery designed to get me to pay more for the lift. 

Why the Public Loves Leaked Photos

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

Another week, another leak. Flux is the new norm, and surprise is the new expectation. The latest unveiling has been a double-dose of diva exposure ...

6 Women Rocking Tech for Good

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, I figure it's really important to highlight women who are really making positive changes across the tech sector. These people aren't often give...

Not Digital First, Not Mobile First, but People First!

David Sable | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
David Sable

Is there a difference between disruption and transformation? Between shaking up a business sector (I'd say "business model," but that is proving to be less and less true) and transforming society? Between monetizing fabulous enablement and actually changing people's lives for the good?

The Most Important Entrepreneurship Advice From a Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Christopher Michel (Twitter: @chrismichel) is a writer, explorer, investor and a serial entrepreneur who has has started and also invested in a number of companies. Michel's three distinct careers have taught him many lessons on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

10 Largest Billion Dollar Acquisitions in Tech [Infographic]

Jonathan Long | Posted 02.20.2015 | 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.