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Millennials: The Anti-Social Socialites

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicolas B. Aziz

In the commercial above, an exuberant little girl gives her jumbled explanation of why "more" is better than "less." Following this, telecommunicati...

The Most Literate Generation: Wattpad & the Power of Social Reading

Ondi Timoner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

The next time you hear someone say "no one reads anymore," show them Wattpad. With more than 20 million users, Wattpad is the world's largest community for readers and writers, and to the consternation of traditional publishing -- entirely free.

Most Wearable Devices Will Fail and the Name of the Category Will Change From Wearables to Sense-ables

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

Be sensible -- build a sense-able, not a wearable.

India Can Ignite Your Imagination

David Sable | Posted 03.17.2014 | Media
David Sable

There is a new way to look at growth potential, one that suggests we leave our measuring biases aside and get into the hearts and minds of others.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-B: Um, Okay? (Psychosomatic Confusion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Was I addicted to the communications and information and games at my fingertips? After years spent with Internet and smartphones and with the supply of content multiplying, nudging ever more at brain's territory, would I now kill to get my data fix, irrelevant of apparatus or type of data available to me?

Should Congress Ban Cellphone Chatter on Planes? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Silence has been valued since humans started traveling, of course. But the debate about cellphone chatter on planes has touched a nerve, and if the law passes, it could even do something unprecedented: establish that air travelers have a right to a little peace and quiet on their journey.

Product Placement Gets Ellen to Take Selfie -- Real Time Content Marketing Lets LG Joke Back

Nimati Emam | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Nimati Emam

Ellen's selfie stunt produced the most retweeted image of all time! Whether you like the fact that it was a staged product placement is not the point because it was brilliant. What I think is even more brilliant was LG's real time content marketing response suggesting a G2 would have enabled Ellen to take the selfie herself.

Cloud, CoLo, Hybrid with Internap: Handling the Explosive Growth of Data

James Grundvig | Posted 03.06.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

While Secaucus, New Jersey, prepared for the first "mass transit" Super Bowl in January, Internap quietly opened its newest data center a short ride f...

Emancipating Citizen Voice

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Danny Sriskandarajah

Here lies the challenge for those of us interested in promoting citizen voice around the world. We live in an era where it is easier and cheaper than ever before to communicate; yet it is also an era in which the barriers to equal participation are as significant as ever.

4 Basic Principles of a Successful Mobile Marketing Strategy

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

The average smartphone user reaches for her device about 150 times per day. In a word: Wow.

"Waiiiiiit Take It With My Phone!" And 15 Other Inexcusable Smartphone Crimes

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

Let's face it: It seems that we've forgotten our manners. (No, really -- remember those? If not, call your mom. We'll wait.) In an effort to cl...

From Brazil to Bangladesh: Saving Lives the Old-Fashioned Way, with Fire Drills and Phone Calls

Heather Franzese | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Heather Franzese

Imagine yourself working in a factory. One day you smell smoke. What do you do? Ignore it? Panic? Or follow the fire drill procedure you learned at a training last week? What you choose could save your life.

Nokia App Social: Encouraging Engagement Through Mobile App Social Recommendations

Lin Humphrey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology
Lin Humphrey

In the crowded smartphone market, a rich app ecosystem is a minimum requirement for manufacturers.

Nuland's Leaked "F the EU" is a Wake Up Call

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CEO Ziklag Systems Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland called her colleague in the Ukraine to discuss the ...

Would You Give Up Sex For Your Cell Phone? Most Americans Would!

Posted 02.06.2014 | Technology

What's more important than sex? Turns out a whole bunch of things, according to an online poll conducted by Harris Interactive. On a list of 1...

With Paper, Facebook Wants You to Forget Your Friends

Noah Mallin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Noah Mallin

The problem for Facebook is that consumers don't really see Facebook as a content hub, they see it as a place to connect with people they know. Those connections just happen to be more and more frequently through content.

May the Force Be With You: Converging Innovations Will Empower Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

Chuck Slaughter | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Chuck Slaughter

What's happening in the bustling slums and remote villages of the developing world is this: a riveting convergence of microfinance, direct selling, mobile technology and social media that has the power to bring the work of local entrepreneurs to new heights.

T-Mobile Grows by Disrupting

Michael R. Levin | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

Phone Financing Programs Alter the Mobile Phone Marketplace Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released results of its research on mobile...

The Etiquette of Personal Mobile Device Use in Public

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Dr Layla McCay

Probably one of the more mortifying moments of my mother's life happened when she was at a talk by the Dalai Lama. At a particularly meaningful moment...

Ladies, Help Your Guy Friends Out and Review Them On Lulu

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

Last week, my good friend on the East Coast texted me after midnight in a tizzy about a new dating app called Lulu. I knew this was serious because I hadn't heard from Bob in almost a year, and he didn't sound drunk.

How Mobile Technology is Accelerating Online Art Growth

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

The industry now features over 300 art e-commerce platforms, with 71 percent of all art collectors having purchased a piece online at some point.

Why Mobile Matters for Women Empowerment

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Lynsi Freitag

The short translation is this: ensuring women have access to the web and its resources, not only empowers them but, ultimately, affects our society as a whole.

7 Reasons to Use Video in 2014

Scott MacFarland | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Another option for brands not able to invest in the crème de la crème of video production and distribution is now upon us. Below are seven compelling reasons to kick-start your video marketing. Welcome to the new world. Fast forward to 2014.

The Great Divide: Five Industries Where Mobile Doesn't Meet Our Expectations

Puneet Mehta | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Puneet Mehta

While some industries have embraced mobile innovation, there is still a large gap between what we expect and what is available in many others.

Mobile eCommerce: Tips for Protecting Your Purchases and Sales

Joe Ross | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

2013 was the year mobile commerce made a statement. Case in point: Cyber Monday showed record-breaking numbers in mobile purchases.