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3 Best Practices to Get Corporate Innovation Right Using Mobile

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Using the mobile-first revolution however, having realistic expectations about the right metrics, and selectively insulating new businesses from the core business dramatically increase the chance that a new business will grow and create value.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, FEEL Nothing

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

September 11th Memorial, New York City A month ago, I caught up over cocktails with a college friend I hadn't seen in over 10 years. When he walked...

5 Rules For Cell Phone Etiquette

Linda Lauren | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

These simple suggestions can quickly become a healthy habit and you will find yourself in better spirits and more enlightened in your exchanges. You will also be spared anger from people who don't appreciate your intrusion.

3 Awesome Tech Gadgets You Need Now

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 09.05.2014 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

I'm a tech geek and nothing gets me as excited as stumbling upon a new gadget. I'm interested in just about anything cool that has an on/off switch, d...

Informing The World's Illiterate Through A Mobile Device

Joseph Agoada | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

Imagine if you picked up your phone, had an important text message from a doctor concerning your health, but you couldn't ready what the message said.

How the Ferguson Protests Convinced Me We Don't Need Cell Phone Kill Switches

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

The government's quick willingness to shut down communications is what got me (and others) thinking about the kill switch. It makes it very easy for police to simply shut down all cell phones using the technology to stifle coverage and communication.

Mobile Phones Save Lives in Timor-Leste

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

"A pregnant woman has one foot in the grave." This common saying reflects the reality in many developing countries: bearing a child is one of the main risks to a woman's life. In the poor countries of the world, giving birth is both one of the most significant days in a woman's life but also a time when she is closest to losing it.

#AOLBUILD Presents #BuiltByGirls

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents 5 girls who code who have been making waves at the Cambio offices. Graduates of Reshma Saujani's GWC p...

Giving Birth in a Graveyard

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Bent over a wood-fired oven, drying the fish her husband caught yesterday, 29-year-old Leticia Sam blinks the smoke from her eyes, one hand stoking the fire, the other holding her swollen belly. Expecting her fourth baby, Leticia lives atop an old graveyard piled with trash, strewn with crumbling cinderblock homes.

Rumors: Are Lebanese Media Culprits?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.07.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

News of a mini civil war in Lebanon between the Lebanese army and fighters thought to belong to the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) triggered a wave of rumors this week that were blamed in part on traditional media.

Healthcare CIO: Innovation Lessons From United States And Taiwan

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Healthcare in the United States (U.S.) is a regular topic of the media in general and this blog in specific, but we don't often get the opportunity to...

The Challenge of Shared Data and Apps in a BYOD Environment

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The concept of bring your own device (BYOD) may have started with students and employees simply using their own phone at work or school, but it rapidl...

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

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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.