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3 Questions About Technology We Should Be Asking Now

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Here are a few questions worth debating on your next dinner party or trip to the bar.

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.

Small Business Gets Serious: Digital Trends for Small Business in 2014

David L. Brown | Posted 03.24.2014 | Small Business
David L. Brown

Getting serious about having an online presence, meeting customers' changing demands and maximizing the opportunities and shifts in the industry are what separate the successes from the failures.

Life On A Social Media Island--Where Digital Natives And Digital Immigrants Must Collaborate

April Rudin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

We can remember our first Compaq portable computers in the 1980s but that doesn't mean we are less savvy with Twitter or Facebook than younger generations.

Will 2014 Move Past the Private/Public Health Care Debate and Onto Preventative Health?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Richie Etwaru

We are at a crossroads of a historic inflection point where human health care could tip from a focus on cure to one on prevention. At the risk of sounding like a Miss America contestant describing her platform to "change the world," that's precisely the kind of radical paradigm shift I'm proposing.

The Guy Behind the Counter

Sydney Berger | Posted 03.11.2014 | College
Sydney Berger

No matter how early in the morning it is, or whatever mood you are in, there is a person out there looking to make your day better.

The Struggle of Digital De-Cluttering

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I'm expected to be part of the generation for which iTunes purchases are a first option, the generation that can do everything on the phone (completely paper-free). But my dirty secret is that I do struggle to go digital.

Is #Contentmarketing #Fashionable?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Is it possible these two phrases, #Contentmarketing and #Fashionable are either too close in theory, or too far apart in actuality? What I mean is, they could be very closely aligned, or very far apart because they are terms used in different industries.

Staying Alive in a Digital World: A Talk With an Indie Bookstore Owner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Fewer and fewer independent bookstores have survived the onslaught of online retailing. I thought it would be illuminating to talk with Annie Philbrick, co-owner of the Bank Square Bookstore.

Brave New Auto-Corrected World: Engineering Life One Letter at a Time

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Nancy Colier

In addition to designing and mutating reality, the auto-corrector is now contributing yet another mirror to the funhouse that is human communication.

A Shoebox of Memories

David Sable | Posted 02.02.2014 | Media
David Sable

My father was not digital -- he didn't own a computer -- and, yes, you can find all kinds of archived references to him online -- but his life was always analog, plain and simple.

Kickstarter, the Golden Calf, and Galileo

David Sable | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
David Sable

To me it's a place where a '60s sensibility of commune meets and marries the power of the digital age. And the beauty of the Kickstarter model is that it builds on our human desire to be a part of something new and exciting.

Why Your Company's Website Is Useless

James C. Gibson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
James C. Gibson

For many companies today, there is a big disconnect from what their potential customers buying process is and how their website enables that buying process.

Why You Should STFU About Content Marketing

Amil Husain | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Amil Husain

Content marketing is the development and distribution of relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire and engage consumers. Simply put, content marketing is creating content your audience actually want to consume as opposed to just blasting them with advertising over and over again.

Do You Wear a Watch?

David Sable | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Do you wear a watch? By watch I mean an analog device, with hands sweeping around a dial, possibly augmented by "complications" as they are known, and all designed to look good on your wrist.

Confession: The Internet Is the Air I Breathe, and Honestly -- It's Refreshing

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

If I don't want my 11-year old to spend three-quarters of his life playing Minecraft, then I need to stop looking at the monitor long enough to take a good, hard look in the mirror.

Existential Journalism Revisited

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here we go again. What is journalism? Who is a journalist? How do you educate journalists? It's an existential question that's becoming more pertinen...

Digital Latin America, Hungry for a Bigger Slice of Apple's Pie

Blanca Treviño | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Blanca Treviño

The time for widespread digital innovation in Latin America is now. This paradigm shift -- fueled by an increase in economic growth, accessibility to technology and round-the-clock information -- is changing the game for Latin America.

8 Lessons From Reinventing NYC.gov

Rachel Sterne | Posted 12.15.2013 | New York
Rachel Sterne

Mayor Mike Bloomberg recently unveiled the newly relaunched nyc.gov, the official website for the biggest city in the country. This was the site's first redesign in a decade, and the new user experience is unlike any other government website out there. This was our goal.

Reinventing Your Digital Presence, Planning for Your Digital Future

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Because the technology allowing us to constantly update our daily behavior is so new, the long-term effects of having a continuous morphing online presence won't be known for years to come.

World Digital Media Factbook 2013-14: Information Cornucopia

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I'm inundated with numbers, statistics, percentages, charts and graphics that explain how digital the world has become and where it's heading in the n...

3 New Options for Karaoke Glory, Embarrassment

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Much of the joy in karaoke has to do with standing up in front of strangers and baring your soul, vocally speaking. There's nowhere to hide, when it's just you, the backing track, and some words on a screen.

Checking in Without Checking Out

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Most children feel shortchanged when it comes to a parent's attention; they never feel they get enough. When they have to compete with your job (or your smartphone), they are likely to feel resentful and hurt.

A City of Mash-Ups

David Sable | Posted 11.30.2013 | Media
David Sable

Imagine the clean cold chill of a mountain early morning; the dark clear sky ablaze with the lights of the night as the colors begin to change, black to purple, purple to gold as the glow of the sun begins to overpower all and the chill gives way to heat.

Lessons From Generation Z

Lea Stanković | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology
Lea Stanković

In the case of Generation Z, the adage that wisdom comes with age simply isn't true. The young ones have it right.