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A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

With major trade negotiations now underway in the Atlantic and Pacific -- plus separate multilateral talks progressing on services and IT products -- we have a historic opportunity to enact such an agenda and drive long-term growth in the digital economy.

Five Ways Our Lives Could Change Drastically In The Next 5 Years

Dario Gil, PhD | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Dario Gil, PhD

In five years, things will undoubtedly be very different. Our scientific and technical communities are making significant advances in the fields of artificial intelligence, natural language processing and highly interactive systems.

Do We Need to Kill Our Heroes?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I am, of course, still a child of love and privilege. But I have at least this claim against naiveté: I have looked into the eyes of someone ready, willing, and eager to kill me. I have at least this notion of what's out there.

On Faith and Data

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have clung to the conviction that truth is often immediately furtive, but relentless and ultimately indomitable. Seekers of truth are patient of necessity, obliged to be disciples of time. So far, I have kept the faith that eventually enough data would rally us to common understanding and common cause.

Pssst... Your Car Is Spying On You

Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Turns out NSA officials aren't the only ones spying on us: Ford is, too. Ford's Jim Farley, who happens to be a cousin of the late comedian Chris ...

Reality Enters the Political Conversation

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The dawning of the new year may usher in a seismic shift for at least two subjects in the political arena, because for the first time both proponents and opponents will be forced to frame their arguments based on actual, verifiable reality rather than just wildly overblown hopes or fears.

Fail Forward Fast: Get Over Being Right and Get On With Getting On With It

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

I'd like for you to get over the idea that you should be making correct decisions. If that sounds like a dumb thing to say, consider this: When you...

Prioritizing Student Data Privacy in the Cloud and Beyond

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

All of us in education must do more to make sure that we are transparent -- especially with parents -- about what data are collected, who has access to them, how they are used and what efforts are undertaken to protect privacy and keep the data secure.

Men And Women Have Nothing In Common When It Comes To Cars

Gregory Fink | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business

We’re not saying that Lamborghini, McLaren and Ferrari owners are men trying to compensate for something, but according to research conducted by Edm...

Inviting Startups to the Privacy Regulation Party

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.02.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

If we have learned anything from past attempts to regulate areas where the technology innovation is moving quickly (copyright), not talking to small businesses and startup operators will eliminate a critical voice in the conversation of how such regulation would be practically implemented.

Inside 2013's Health Care Trends (And Why They Matter)

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

Health care is perhaps the most important service we consume. Our lives literally depend on it, every day. But how much do we really know about our own relationship with the health care system?

War Clouds

James Moore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Now there is another trend that investors are chasing, and it goes beyond the cloud. Convergence of storage, networking, and processing, and operating them at great speed and functionality using software out of one server box has become a growth business for some companies.

Improving Data Collection on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

The lack of reliable health data for this population has made it difficult to assess their health status and health care utilization. However, the available data for this population indicate that it experiences significant health disparities when compared to other groups.

Race for Data Feeds the Sports Analytics Revolution

Mitch Goldich | Posted 02.16.2014 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

Almost every stat was, at some point, new. Stats are now a part of the mainstream conversation, not relegated to the deep corners of the Internet. That data gives us a better idea -- and more groups are racing to collect it.

The Secret Behind Rent the Runway's Success

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Why didn't someone come up with this idea before? Guys have rented tuxedos for years. Now women can rent designer evening gowns.

What We Want Most in the Era of Surveillance

Alex Pasternack | Posted 02.01.2014 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

Since Edward Snowden's disclosures about widespread NSA surveillance, Americans and people everywhere have been presented with a digital variation on an old analog threat: the erosion of freedoms and privacy in exchange, presumably, for safety and security.

How to Make Your Data Actionable: What Big Data Can Do For You

David A. Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
David A. Steinberg

Although Big Data is a hot topic in marketing circles these days, it is important for marketers to focus on the actionable insight that Big Data brings rather than focusing on ticking a box on the hot trend of the week.

The New App a Secret Agent Would Love

Nir Eyal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nir Eyal

A quick glance provided the context for the meeting, notes from previous encounters, and often times contained personal information.

Why Closed Loop Data Can Disrupt Health Care

Anne Mai Bertelsen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Anne Mai Bertelsen

The future of health care, according to Wired, will be built on three pillars -- data, technology, and design.

Yeah, That's Right: We'd Rather Tidy Our Desks Than Backup Our Data. So What?

Gene Marks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

A clean and tidy desk projects an image of orderliness, stability and consistency. It is the type of image that a business leader wants to portray to his or her customers, employees and partners. It shows that we are organized and disciplined and can be trusted.

Data-driven Instruction or Educator Insanity?

Cheryl Arnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Cheryl Arnett

I am not opposed to data, and certainly not to evaluating the needs of students to help them grow. The problem, for me, is the repeated emphasis on one-size-fits-all skills and goals for our children.

Letter From a New Economy Consumer

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Everyday there are thousands of marketers competing for my time. I am consuming data and information at an alarming rate both online and off. When I am at my computer, on average I am switching tabs or functions more than twice every 60 seconds.

112-Year-Old Nordstrom Back in the Mining Business?

Reid Wegley | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Reid Wegley

These are good times for Nordstrom. Its stock price is high, its investments in technology are industry leading and its customers are happy. Nordstrom listens to them, and analyzes their behavior behind the scenes with slick technology.

Guess Which Small Businesses Are Growing The Fastest?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

With the U.S. economy's slow growth in recent quarters, it may seem like nobody's seeing much business, least of all small firms. But Sageworks, a fi...

Science Is a Challenge Issued to All of Us

Jess Peláez | Posted 12.21.2013 | Science
Jess Peláez

The fundamental connections between different elements of an environment are too often overlooked, and they hold critical information about how life on this planet functions. By understanding these environments on their own terms, we will be able to break them apart into pieces and then put them back together again.