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Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. IV: Long-Tail Liberation)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Global warming poses an existential threat to life on Earth. This existential threat challenges our capabilities and calls into question the viability and effectiveness of mechanically conceived grid maintenance options.

Climate Change And Global Development in the 21st Century, Pt. III

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

The emergence of an acceleration ecology for distributed solar power and storage technologies indicates the approach of a tipping point that begins to spawn an independent global power "hive" that operates largely beyond the purview of the regulated electric power grid.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. II)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Going forward, the challenge facing established "financial grid" players -- commercial lending banks, investment banks, private equity firms, venture funds, and angel networks -- may not be whether they can match the growth arc of crowdfunding platforms. The financial grid itself may be at risk.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. I)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Crowdfunding, depicted graphically, resemble nothing so much as the trajectory of space vehicles obtaining escape velocity from the earth's atmosphere. But for those with boots on the ground, the impact of these trends more likely resembles displacement associated with the cracking of tectonic plates.

No Body at the Wheel (Synthetic Poetry in Demotion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Drivers will only get more distracted by electronics as time is replaced by more time.

Newsroom Mantra? "We Should Be in the Relationship Business"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.16.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We should be in the relationship business, said media guru Jeff Jarvis, suggesting our longstanding mantra that content is king needs revisiting. Cre...

What's This Charge? How to Protect Yourself From Cramming

Terrell McSweeny | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Terrell McSweeny

Many of us -- myself included -- carry our mobile phones with us everywhere. But even as we have become so reliant on mobile phones, most of us don't pay close attention to our phone bills. And if you aren't reading your bill, it could really cost you.

mFistula: A Mobile-Based Film and Advocacy Initiative to Help End Obstetric Fistula

Lisa Russell | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Regardless of the location, there are countless fistula stories about women who live in extremely remote areas or are too poor to afford the transportation to a facility where free services are available. They are left living their entire lives in physical and social discomfort.

An Open Letter to President Obama: Consider the Full Costs of Wireless Technology

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Before this nation makes Wi-Fi in schools like it is in coffee shops, as the president recently urged, we need to consider what this could do to our children's brains and bodies.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-C: Um, Okay? (Patchwork Oscillation)

Omer Rosen | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

The 'I'm busy' pretense is gone. The need for the caller to be home, free, and in private is gone. A landline would mean either hearing my ringer on a loop or turning the ringer off and seeing a voicemail light incessantly shining come-hither blinks in my direction.

The 6 Best Cocktail Apps

Liquor.com | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

Calling all cocktail lovers: How do you track where your favorite bartender is working? Or decide what cocktail to make using only the ingredients you...

Know Everyone in the Room Instantly: How SocialRadar Is Disrupting Networking

Ondi Timoner | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

Imagine being able to walk into a room and your phone will, "Tell you about how you are connected to those people around you and how they [are] relevant to you."

Top 6 Tips for Taking Your Cause Mobile

Darian Rodriguez Heyman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Just as most nonprofits initially resisted getting on board with social media, they're also apprehensive to spend the time and resources to devise and implement a mobile strategy. But with over 28 percent of web traffic now coming from mobile devices, the truth is the mobile age isn't coming, it's here.

Millennials: The Anti-Social Socialites

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

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

India Can Ignite Your Imagination

David Sable | Posted 05.17.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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 04.20.2014 | 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.