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LOOK: The Most Educated States And Neighborhoods

Posted 03.11.2014 | College

One out of every two people living in Washington, D.C. has a college degree, a rate far surpassing any state in the country. Of course, it can be ...

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.

Power to the People: How Data Democratization Is Enabling Consumers and Businesses to Make More Informed Decisions

Grace Nasri | Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Data for data's sake is powerless. It's only when end users are given access to the data to gain insights, see trends and make predictions that the data can actually tell a story. In this way, data becomes a bridge to knowledge.

5 Tools You Need to Stay Productive at Work

Grace Nasri | Posted 11.25.2012 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Ever wonder how much time you spend responding to emails at work, how long it took you to finish a presentation, or why 5 p.m. has rolled around and you haven't finished your priority to-do list?

The Evolving Web: Mapping the World's Data

Grace Nasri | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology
Grace Nasri

As we move towards Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web -- characterized by related, contextualized and personalized data -- there's a growing push for more robust context and relationship mapping.

How Effective is Excelerate for Chicago Startups?

Richard Komaiko | Posted 07.18.2012 | Chicago
Richard Komaiko

Excelerate has been very successful in finding, funding and supporting young Chicago companies. With the announcement its third class, I'm applying data-driven comparison to the largest startup incubator in the second city.

Top 7 Cities for Single Women (and Men)

Grace Nasri | Posted 07.14.2012 | Style
Grace Nasri

While the rate of marriage is on the decline, the rate of divorce has somewhat stabilized across the U.S. -- with 9.6 percent of men and 12.1 percent of women over the age of 15 divorced.

Women Make Groups Smarter, But the Gender Disparity Remains

Grace Nasri | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Grace Nasri

Why do women continue to be under represented in the growing tech industry -- a space that continues to be both founded and funded overwhelmingly by men?

Personalizing eCommerce: The Evolution of Filters

Grace Nasri | Posted 04.30.2012 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Despite the shift, web-based retailers have not been successful in personalizing the online shopping experience in the way that traditional retail has.

Jason Gilbert

Website Can Help You Find The Best...ANYTHING

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology

FindTheBest.com is a website name that illustrates its purpose: The site exists to help shoppers compare any similar product side-by-side -- cars, gad...

FindTheBest Announces First Annual "Best Colleges For You" List

Grace Nasri | Posted 12.06.2011 | College
Grace Nasri

Understanding that the college decision-making process is a very personal one, FindTheBest -- a data-driven comparison engine -- has compiled its first annual "Best Colleges For You" list in 8 categories.

Top 10 All-Inclusives Beach Resorts for Exhausted Americans

Grace Nasri | Posted 10.01.2011 | Travel
Grace Nasri

The fact that Americans skimp on time-off means that vacations need to be relaxing and restorative rather than hectic: No more running from city to city only to return home needing another break. It also means that the barrier to entry has to be lowered.

The Seduction of the Penny Auction

Grace Nasri | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Grace Nasri

Many people have expressed outrage by penny auctions and the way in which they lure in oftentimes unknowing participants. Some critics are calling for such sites to be shut down, or at least regulated, equating it to gambling without oversight.

Turn My Problem into Your Profit

Kevin O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin O'Connor

Many people see great inventions as lucky breaks that simply fall into the laps of innovators. In reality, there are several steps that go into coming up with a great idea, let alone turning that idea into a successful product.

Don't Make the Solution Part of Your Problem

Kevin O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin O'Connor

If you assemble a group of smart people who know your industry, they have already assimilated the mass of information. The answers are in the room and not on some manufactured spreadsheet.

DoubleClick Founder On The 'iFad,' Google, And His New Venture

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Kevin O'Connor, founder of DoubleClick, is launching a new venture after taking a ten-year hiatus from the Silicon Valley scene. Today, O'Connor of...