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STUDY: How Smartphones Have Changed Dating Culture

Laurie Davis | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Laurie Davis

As your relationship develops, communicating via characters is inevitable and when done thoughtfully, can enhance your budding relationship.

Solving Information Asymmetry: How Today's Companies Are Empowering Consumers and Creating More Efficient Markets

Grace Nasri | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Today, a growing number of companies are emerging that shift this asymmetry of information back to balance--arming consumers with the same information that businesses have long had.

Beyond Input - What Happens When Nonprofits Really Engage The People They Serve?

Willa Seldon | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Willa Seldon

By involving students in tracking their own progress and setting their own goals, Friendship engages students and parents as partners in the design and implementation of the performance management system.

Know your place: Find data on peers that pays

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Investors who want to gauge the overall health of U.S. stocks often use major Wall Street indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P...

PEER 1 Hosting, The Most 'Human' in the Cloud

James Grundvig | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Not every company has faced a major event every five years of its existence. But that's exactly what PEER 1 Hosting (TSX:PIX), had to not only overcome, but in doing so, thrive.

Solving the Educational Paradox

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

How do successful schools solve that educational paradox that is -- no one teacher, no matter how expert, can do everything we need teachers to do? They create careful, deliberate ways for teachers to work together and share expertise.

Design and Knowledge Creation

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.16.2013 | Science
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Tore Kristensen. It is said that the information technology revolution has made us smarter, faster and more knowledgeable. No doubt com...

The Millennials Being Left Behind [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mehroz Baig | Posted 10.02.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Individuals from the millennial generation will take over as policymakers, as heads of our institutions, as elected officials and as representatives of the private sector. And with power comes the responsibility of addressing the discrepancies we see in our systems today.

The Psychology of Backup: An Interview with Eran Farajun

Phil Simon | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

Have you ever had your laptop stolen? Maybe your friend has. What about spending weeks writing an essay only to have your hard drive quit on you? Or, ...

Financial Inclusion and The Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA)

Stan Stalnaker | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Stan Stalnaker

On a planet rapidly coming online through mobile technologies, there's an urgent need to develop financial empowerment. Today, leaders from the emerging payment and virtual currency industry announced a Committee for the Establishment of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority.

3 Ways Data Can Help You Set A Better Goal

Jason Jacobs | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Jacobs

Most of us have an ideal state of fitness we'd like to achieve, but getting there is another story. Setting goals can be a great motivator for pushing yourself -- whether that means running a half marathon or losing a few pesky pounds.

Datacenters Are the New Church: In the Euro Cloud With Interxion

James Grundvig | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

The tech revolution of the 21st century is changing how professionals analyze data, how people share, socialize, connect and collaborate with others, ...

How to Save Money on Phone Data Abroad

Budget Travel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

You probably know someone who has returned from overseas with a horror story about a crazy-big -- and utterly unexpected -- mobile phone or tablet bill. Well, here are some easy, affordable ways to be super-smart about using that smartphone.

Data and Statistics: The Only Way to Measure Impact?

Devanik Saha | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Devanik Saha

Over the past year, education in India has witnessed a boom in the number of NGOs, foundations and enterprises aspiring to transform the education system by giving meaningful instruction to children from low-income families.

How To Stop AT&T From Selling Your Data

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology

Last week, telecom giant AT&T quietly updated its privacy policy with a controversial change: The company would begin selling customers' information t...

Save the world from your desk

Monique Villa | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Monique Villa

We have become avid consumers of the most precious commodity: data. We spend 58 minutes a day browsing our mobile phones. We buy from the web, we comm...

The Bridge to IBM's SmartCloud Now has a SoftLayer

James Grundvig | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

In the world according to rumor and speculation -- there's a lot of that in the rapidly changing world of technology -- why did IBM acquire SoftLayer?

Big Data and Health Care: An Interview with Rod Smith

Phil Simon | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

I know a thing or two about data, especially the big kind that is so popular today. Far too many people, however, still think of data as rows as colum...

First Social Cloud Management Tool Aims to Lessen Impact of Cloud Silos

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Technology
Kevin Ducoff

While plenty of enterprises have now stored their information in the cloud, data silos still loom as a major problem. According to a recent Oracle sur...

Foreign Policy Wishes for Father's Day

Joel Rubin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

As a father, I question myself: what am I -- and what are we - -going to do over the next two decades to ensure that our children, when their time has come to lead, have a better world in front of them, just as we have had?

What the Hack at Reputation.com Means for Your Data

Drew Hendricks | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

Building a reputation online is difficult enough; re-building one is another story entirely. It's still too early to tell how this attack will impact the site's bottom line, but there are things to learn from the incident. How can sites help ensure they're hack-proof?

The Impending Crisis of Data: Do We Need a Constitution of Information?

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Emanuel Pastreich

No degree of moral propriety among public servants, or corporate leaders, can stop the explosion of spying and the propagation of false information that we will witness over the next decade.

A Long Overdue Wave Of Health Innovation -- And The Smart Policies Behind It

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Smart policy can be instrumental in removing obstacles to innovation. And we're now seeing the same pattern play out across the health care system.

How Big Data can Change the Lives of the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Data plays a crucial role in any serious effort to reduce urban poverty. It's tough to design initiatives and measure success without a clear understanding of who people are, where they live, and what problems they face.

These Are the Top 5 Sellers Markets in the U.S. Today

realtor.com | Posted 07.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Market conditions are highly variable, but using realtor.com's site listing data, we've identified five markets where low median age of inventory combined with rising listing prices indicates that the answer to the selling question may very well be yes.