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Speed to Market is Essential for Success in the Digital Age

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

There's an old Gypsy saying heard around the campfire: "speed can be a friend or your enemy." This is so applicable to small to mid sized companies today. Rapid change and global markets are defining how business grow and compete.

Protect Inventors or Take Down Trolls? Patent Reform with Senator John Cornyn, CEO Innovestion, and Rackspace

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Maya Horgan

Senator John Cornyn, Rackspace, and CEO-General Council Kevin Fiur share their insights on a few impending policies that will liberate the entrepreneur... or facilitate idea stealing.

The New Social Contract for The Internet

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

It is time for our Internet masters, most of them in the U.S., to acknowledge that a state is not just a counter-terrorism agency or a counter-regulating body. Each state must stand for social peace, public health, education, welfare, protection and prosperity for its citizens and neighbors.

Google To Introduce Child-Friendly Products

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Google Inc plans to roll out child-friendly versions of its most popular products in a bid to be "fun and safe for children", USA Today re...

Internet of Things, The Game Changer

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The world has never seen something like this, not even science fiction movies did not exactly predict this. We have seen a drop in the ocean of what's about to happen, approaching us at a lightning speed.

Climate Change This Week: the Pepsi Hijack, Cooling Mirrors, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...

For Ebola Response - Think Infrastructure, Not Donations

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

I have no doubt that those who give donations to charities or NGOs working in developing nations have good intentions and are trying to help; the problem is that, most times, this isn't the most effective way to help.

Doesn't Cortana Know That Disparaging Siri Reflects Negatively on Her Parents?

Ira Kalb | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Ira Kalb

Good marketers know that when a company "badmouths" a competitor, it is (more often than not) a big mistake -- especially when the company being disparaged has Apple's track record of success.

Outdoor Spaces Gear Up for the Holidays in Manhattan

Toni Haber | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

Every year, the start of the holiday season in New York is symbolized by the festive displays in public areas around the city. Traditionally, we look out for the raising of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. However, this year a new digital figure is being added to the mix.

Great Content Is Embedded in Your Business DNA

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Involve your entire organization whether it's five or fifty people: great content ideas come in all shapes and sizes: admins, customers, channel partners, sales, support, customer service and/or exec staff.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Nest Labs Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 11.25.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Recently I caught up with Maxime Veron, Head of Product Management at Nest to take a deeper look at the company's initiatives in the areas of social good, artificial intelligence(AI) and their vision for the future of the smart home.

Google's New Spoon Makes Eating Easier For Those With Tremors

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don't call them spoogl...

Google Pulls Plug On 'Ass Hunters,' Horrifying Game That Allows Users To Kill Gays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Google has removed a game from Google Play that involved the killing of gay people for sport and survival. Called "Ass Hunter," users reported...

Europe Declares War on Google!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Word leaked out on Friday in Brussels that The European Parliament is going to call for the break-up of Google. That must be a tough pill to swallow for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Fight Content Starvation With Savvy Publishing Tactics

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

So, you just uploaded some great content to your blog post and shared it across you social accounts expecting a signal back from the universe. But nothing: a ping with no echo.

Online Privacy Protection Is Not Just About the NSA

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2014 | Technology
Sanjay Sanghoee

While our tech giants might stonewall the U.S. government in its efforts to keep tabs on its citizens, it violates the privacy of those very citizens every day for profit, and no one can stop them. They are, in effect, becoming a commercial version of the NSA minus even the goal of doing it to protect our security.

Crisis and Opportunity

George Sanchez | Posted 11.18.2014 | Latino Voices
George Sanchez

Google and other tech giants know that to increase the diversity of their workforces, they will have to root out and eliminate the hidden biases and prejudices that shape their hiring practices and work environments. But they cannot graduate more minority engineers to enlarge the pool of talent.

Four Critical Marketing Strategies for Growing Your Business

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Digital Oxygen starts and ends with design, with smart content woven into the mix. What's on your critical short list and what can you pushback til...

From 21st to 1st: How Google Won in a Saturated Market

Maura O'Neill | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Maura O'Neill

As we think about a new idea we shouldn't dismiss existing markets. Often the biggest opportunities are right in front of our face -- whether it is developing a new retail concept or bringing clean water each day to the 2 billion that don't have it.

U.S. Marshals and Their "Dirtbox" Declare the 4th Amendment Dead

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Using "Dirtboxes" that act like fake cellphone towers, the Marshals are flying planes around areas that cover "most of the US population." These boxes trick our phones into reporting in - essentially telling the box who we are and where we are. And they've been doing this since 2007. Whoa.

7 Platforms for Free Conference Calls

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.15.2014 | Technology
Alex Ivanovs

The word conference used to be something that only business magnates used to use, people with high rankings in the business scene. Nowadays, anyone can create a quick conference call with anyone they like; their business partner, their associates, or just a newcomer who needs to be told what to do. It's all possible, at no cost.

How Tech Giants Are Helping to #StopEbola

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Indeed, 2.5 million children under five are living in the hardest-hit areas across the region, and 75 percent of all children infected in the current epidemic have died. Even those who are not infected themselves risk losing their parents to this terrible disease and often end up alone and ostracized by their communities.

7 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Happiness!

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

So the question is: Does technology really help us connect? Is it worth the irresistible urge? In some cases no; in other cases, the research says yes. So what determines whether technology makes our day or gets us down? It depends on your tech-usage style.

West Africa Does Not Need Your Donations to Fight Ebola

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

A few days ago, Google announced that it will donate $2 for every $1 people donate to nonprofits such as Médecins Sans Frontières and Save the Children in the fight against Ebola. As well-intentioned as this campaign might be, short-lived charity donations are not what is necessary to successfully eradicate the Ebola virus.

Why It Took So Long For Google And Facebook To Donate Cash To Ebola Fight

TIME | Jack Linshi | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

Until last week, there was one group largely missing from the list of Ebola donors: Silicon Valley companies. Facebook’s and Google’s donation ...