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Google Apologizes For Tagging Photos Of Black People As ‘Gorillas'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices

When Jacky Alciné checked his Google Photos app earlier this week, he noticed it labeled photos of himself and a friend, both black, as “gorillas....

How Does Austin Compare to Silicon Valley For Startups?

Quora | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Quora

What is Austin like for startups and tech companies? How does it compare to Silicon Valley?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any ques...

Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and Win $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.

Classic Philosophy Hacks for the Modern Age

Andrea Maltman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
Andrea Maltman

We love lists because they're a simple proposition in a world of white hot noise, and because most people living a postmodern life -- present company included -- cannot actually tell you, in 140 succinct characters, what that even is.

Declare Your Independence: Why Quitting Isn't Losing

Cyndi Chen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Cyndi Chen

If you quit when you need to, you're actually placing yourself closer to success.

Mindfulness and the Average Smartphone: Technology for Calm Instead of Chaos

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

In spite of how it often feels, technology at its best aims for a similar end. Used wisely, it can make life simpler and easier to manage. So here are some ways to cultivate awareness and clarity through technology.

All Is Not Well (in the World of Big Data Analysis)

Peter B. LaMontagne | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Peter B. LaMontagne

The "big data" revolution set out to give us the tools needed to exploit the endless growth of data, whether inside companies, government agencies, or in open source.

Startup vs. Small Business: What's the Difference?

Quora | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Quora

Tom and Tara are neighbors in a hot tropical country. Both folks decided that they needed some shade in their backyard. Tom went ahead and bought a big umbrella. It was a bit expensive, but much less cumbersome.

Ten Signs Your Child Is in a Failing School District

Randy Turner | Posted 07.01.2015 | Education
Randy Turner

In these days of Common Core State Standards and continuing attacks on public education by billionaires and their bought-and-paid-for legislators, parents need a few guidelines on how to tell if their child is in a failing school district.

Are We Educating Students for a Future That Doesn't Exist?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Technology is changing how we live, work, and play, and the only way we can stay ahead of the game is to be anticipatory, looking at the Hard Trends that are shaping the future, especially with respect to education.

Meet Wayne, the World's Most Rotten VP of Product

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

It's hard to escape FIFA these days. The arrests of several officials on corruption charges have made global headlines for the past few months now. Clearly this is bigger than soccer. The "bad boss" narrative has mass appeal, whether you care about the World Cup or not.

One Of My Greatest Life Decisions: Becoming An Engineer

Shraddha Chaplot | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Shraddha Chaplot

Have you ever believed that you could do or be anything? That in your heart and gut, you knew that you were destined to change the world in your own way, exciting, empowering and enabling so many others so they may do the things they never thought they could?

Online Security: The Fundamental American Right of the 21st Century

Emmanuel Schalit | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Emmanuel Schalit

Here in America, there is an unquestioned belief in the fundamental right to safety. It is built into the legal framework, and thus culture of America, that every citizen has the inalienable right to be protected from physical violence.

It's Time to Update America's Ideological Software

Bryan Johnson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Bryan Johnson

The founding fathers were great entrepreneurs. They shipped something akin to a software product: the first version of the "ideological operating system" of the United States. The operating system (OS) was composed of powerful institutions, visibly represented by values, beliefs, words, personas, and symbols.

Stop Differentiating Social Entrepreneurs

Alexandre Mars | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Are you an entrepreneur if you launch a nonprofit? When I ask my peers to give me the most notable examples of innovation and entrepreneurship in the last fifty years, most mention a game-changing technology in Silicon Valley.

What Do All of Those End Credits After Inside Out and Other Pixar Movies Mean?

Quora | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

This question demands a lot of detail. I'm not sure I can provide all of it. I'll do my best to sketch it in here. I'll doubtless miss something. I'll probably also get stuff wrong. There are a lot of moving parts to a Pixar movie production. There are people whose jobs involve keeping track of those parts. I never worked one of those jobs.

Empowering Survivor Communities Through Commerce

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Economic empowerment is a commonly used term these days. Programs upon programs are developed and implemented with the hopes of providing disadvantaged populations with the necessary tools, skills, and resources that will allow them to improve their economic conditions.

Mississippi at the Crossroads of History

Mike Green | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Mike Green

It's surreal to be in the south during this time in history. The hot, humid muggy Mississippi weather today was interrupted momentarily by a ferocious thunderstorm that flashed and rumbled over the Capital City, dumping buckets of warm rain in its hurry to race through the region.

Meet The Woman Behind The Voice Of Siri

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Behind all the senseless arguments and viral video fun you may have with Siri, Apple's built-in "intelligent personal assistant," there is voice actre...

Youth Unemployment in the Mideast: Is Entrepreneurship the Answer?

Anna Shen | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Anna Shen

Mohab Dahab is a 25-year old graduate in accounting from Helwan University in Egypt. After finishing school, he set his sights on an exciting career in banking.

5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Product Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

As Product Managers, building roadmaps is a crucial part of our job. Yet most of us still use outdated tools for roadmapping -- Excel, PowerPoint, wikis, etc.-- to try and keep several teams on track toward the same goals. It's painful. The good news is that there's a better way.

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.

Don't Blink: The Future Is Happening Now

Raj Talluri | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Raj Talluri

We live in a “what’s next?” era. Technology is evolving at an ever-more-rapid pace: Our devices become smarter, do more for us, and connect us t...

Alexander Howard

U.S. House of Representatives Allows Use Of Open Source Software

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology

As the executive branch of the United States government quietly works on creating an official open source policy, the legislative branch is also movin...

Gypsy Circle: The Social Travel App You Need

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Maybe you've asked, "Why doesn't someone create an app that helps me connect with friends before I arrive at my destination?" Well, good news. Meet G...