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5 Things Small Businesses Should Keep in Mind When Developing a Website

Drew Hendricks | Posted 03.10.2013 | Small Business
Drew Hendricks

Making the transition to online business is sometimes difficult and can leave small business owners with a ton of questions. However, as 78 percent of North Americans are Internet users, the investment is likely to be a worthwhile one -- as long as a few simple things are kept in mind.

The Most Powerful Facebook Mobile Ad Feature Most Marketers Don't Know About Yet

Rob Leathern | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Rob Leathern

The Facebook Custom Audiences plus mobile combination will no doubt be a very important way for many marketers to start communicating their their existing customers on mobile in 2013.

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2012

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is currently enjoying not only a vacation with his family in Hawai'i, but also a "second honeymoon" with the public at large. If history is any guide, the fiscal cliff deal could create another wave of approval on top of the "second honeymoon."

Fix Africa's Statistics

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Fueled by its many natural resources, Africa is growing fast, is finally beginning to reduce poverty and seems headed for success. Or so we think, for there are major problems with its data, problems that call for urgent, game-changing action.

Starting a Global Conversation About School Lunch

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Neil Seeman

2012-12-17-usalunch2.png How do public high school lunches compare in the six countries where HuffPost has sites -- U.S., UK, Canada, France, Spain and Italy? More important, what do students think of their cafeteria food: taste-wise and health-wise?

Are Your Children Overloaded with Information?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

For all the benefits of living in the information age, a real danger for children is that they will feel like they are drowning in this torrent of information.

How Data Is Changing Everything

AP | By TED ANTHONY | Posted 12.04.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- We question. We research. We catalog. We quantify. We aggregate, calculate, communicate, analyze, extrapolate and conclude. And eventuall...

Privacy Schmrivacy: Why Facebook User Data Should Be the Least of Our Concerns [OPINION]

Turnstyle | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology

By Michelle Miller I was at lunch last week with two friends discussing the demise of Facebook (as one does at lunches in Silicon Valley), and was sur...

The Facts on U.S. Social Enterprise

Ben Thornley | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Ben Thornley

The Great Social Enterprise Census is open for business and will provide the data needed to support sustainable growth and job creation in this emerging sector of the economy. If what your enterprise does, or how and why you do it, is motivated by social purpose, now is the time to join a movement.

The Power and Price of Information

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Information is often viewed as power, optimizing a leader's ability to make successful decisions. In fact, and particularly in academia, where we value knowledge above almost all else, good information seems vital to good decision-making. And this maxim usually holds true.

America Will Be Sober in the Morning: Why Obama Will Win

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

America is already sobering. Come Wednesday, Obama will no longer be an embattled incumbent, just President Obama once more. Romney will still be Romney.

Using Data to Improve Government Performance

Tom Fox | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Based on interviews and focus groups with federal employees -- managers, program staff and analytics staff -- we identified strategies for using data to make informed assessments of how programs are working and how to achieve better results.

Back to the Dark Ages for Preschool: The Crippling Consequences of a Disappearing Data Source

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Despite a growing chorus of champions for better early education for America's children -- from military leaders to Ben Bernanke to an official from the Reagan Administration -- a piece of our country's early education infrastructure is about to fall away.

Sink or Swim: Businesses Must Overcome 'Generational Divide' to Deliver Availability

Nelson Phillips | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Nelson Phillips

The failure to adapt to new ways of working and 24/7 availability will have a direct impact on a business's bottom line, as both customers and top employees look to jump ship to more dynamic organizations.

Cloud Computing? I'll Take an Industrial-Strength Version

Lauren States | Posted 12.17.2012 | Technology
Lauren States

Today, everyone acknowledges the power of cloud computing. So, when companies hesitate to adopt the cloud, it's not because their executives don't understand how profoundly the technology can transform their operations. No. The main reason cited by most companies is one of risk.

Hacking for Hunger? There's An App for That!

Maura O'Neill | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Maura O'Neill

We are sparking the imagination and entrepreneurial talent of the world to use the new mobile and computing technology to solve one of the world's most devastating problems.

The Big Data Nemesis Simplified

Steve Hamby | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Steve Hamby

Big Data is one of the hottest buzzwords in Information Technology based on its one-year hockey-stick trend curve in Google Trends. In fact, its interest level is about 40% of "Cloud Computing," another overused buzzword with a five-year-plus trend history.

Why Stories Stick When Facts Fall Short

Peggy Conlon | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business
Peggy Conlon

Narrative can draw us in, prompt us to action, change our mindset and entertain us, all at the same time. To harness the power of storytelling you need to find unique moments that can move your audience and combine them with the tools that can truly bring your message to life.

Illegal Trade In Online Data Soars

Financial Times | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology

Nearly 20m items of personal data were traded illegally over the internet in the first half of this year, as more people went online....

People and Big Data: Separately Good, Together Great

Bryce Maddock | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Bryce Maddock

Big Data can be obtained and used for a price. Employ the correct methods for taming the beast that is Big Data and market domination becomes a real possibility.

Data Trumps Gut

Elena Haliczer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Technology
Elena Haliczer

At the end of the day, it doesn't pay to build anything, no matter how cool it seems or how 'right' you feel, unless it's backed up by numbers. If you do not keep goals and metrics in mind, development becomes an endless cycle of aimless iterations and your team's efforts are expended on trifles. What you launch will be disconnected from everything else. The goals of the business will not be met. You have to prioritize. This is how we do it.

Sideboob Exposed: Raw, Summary, And Usable Web Data

Jenna Green | Posted 11.14.2012 | Comedy
Jenna Green

Ever wonder how we decided to give Sideboob its own page?

Chasing the Social Media Data Trail

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 11.11.2012 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

We are several years into the use of social media metrics and analytics, and I see no quick fix to the problems associated with the social media data trail.

Google Is Steamrolling Washington (and Us)

Richie Siegel | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Richie Siegel

If Google emerges from the Street View scandal unscathed, because Congress and the FCC won't hold them accountable for their actions, consumer privacy abuses will spiral out of control.

Finding Meaning in a Deluge of Data

Eric Fegraus | Posted 09.25.2012 | Science
Eric Fegraus

Faced with a deluge of data emanating from traditional news outlets, advertising and our social media networks, we must constantly sift through this mountain of data and evaluate which information is the most accurate, important and relevant to our lives.