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Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Max Benavidez | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

For Thiel, the intelligently designed startup that will eventually evolve into what he calls the creative monopoly is the key to a brighter future for our world.

Snapchat's Snapcash: Is Peer-To-Peer Payment Safe?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

Snapchat has partnered up with Square for a new feature, Snapcash, which allows its users to send and receive money on the app. It's as easy as sending selfies with Snapchat, but how safe is it?

Wordplay Run Amok: Et Tu, TRUSTe?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

TRUSTe did a bang up job establishing themselves as the must have credential that sites paid them well for. You offer eye candy and a pretty little logo to provide a sense of security. Truth in advertising however, requires more than stamps. It demands in this case, annual inspections and that is what TRUSTe promised.

The Office Party From Hell

Michael Ramah | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media
Michael Ramah

This holiday season, let's remember that only amateurs get roaring drunk in front of their bosses, managers or clients. Much less a global audience of fans, followers, stakeholders, critics and commentators.

"Me": The Most Valuable Brand

Diane Primo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Diane Primo

Younger generations are busily and, in many cases strategically, building their own brand. And if CMOs, CEOs or anyone with something to market can GET that their No. 1 Brand is themselves, and mine that accordingly, then these self-branding youth will help businesses build their brands.

Is 8 Seconds Enough Time to Glimpse the Next Big Thing in Social Video?

Tom Grasty | Posted 12.01.2014 | Technology
Tom Grasty

I recently sat down with Jonathan Swerdlin and Jourdan Urbach, co-founders of Ocho, to learn more about why text-based communication is on the way out; how Ocho got Mark Cuban to buy in; and what the future of video looks like...in 8 seconds.

Techies U R Da Best

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Technology
Dr. Peggy Drexler

I want to offer a special thanks to the technologists of the world -- all those who work anonymously in the world's labs and engineering departments to come up with the circuits, code, and contraptions that have combined to change life as I know it.

How Snapcash Will Win Over Millennials

Jamie Gottlieb | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Jamie Gottlieb

For Snapchat's large user base, personal finance will become more fun and instantly gratifying -- a perfect combination for Millennials.

Snapchat Threatens To Lock Accounts That Use Third-Party Apps

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology

Last month, 200,000 private photos were stolen and leaked from Snapchat, a popular photo messaging app. Now, the company is striking back.

Guy Gets Haunted By Snapchat Ghost Because It's 2014

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.30.2014 | Comedy

Snapchat can get pretty wild, but this ghost took it to the next level. The funny folks at FLAMA put together this sketch about a sensitive guy who...

Social Media Is Dead

Beverly Macy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Beverly Macy

Actually, social media is slowly morphing into Digital Media -- an umbrella that covers Social, Mobile, Web, Games, and Apps.

The Shot Heard Round the World Wide Web

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The privacy revolution is here!

Technology To Cultivate Eroticism

Melani Robinson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Melani Robinson

Technology, far beyond email, has enhanced amorous expression: phone sex, sexting, Skype, Gchat with or without video, FaceTime and there's always Snapchat, for the cautiously erotic. There's even a vibrator that can be controlled with an app.

Gerry Smith

App Behind The Snapchat Leak Admits It Was Hacked, Apologizes

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology

A website that allowed Snapchat users to save images that were supposed to disappear said it was hacked and apologized for allowing thousands of priva...

200,000 Snapchat Photos Leaked On 4Chan

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology

Around 200,000 private photos sent using the photo messaging app Snapchat were reportedly stolen and leaked on Thursday. People on the Internet me...

3 Reasons Why Social Media Age Restrictions Matter

Diana Graber | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Diana Graber

In short, as a society we have largely given up, giving age restrictions a collective shrug and "so what?" But, guess what? Age does matter, and here's why:

Tech Savvy Doesn't Mean Tech Skilled

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Don't fall for the false notion that giving your children an iPad or smartphone or allowing them to sign up for social media before they are legally allowed to will put them in the luxury car of the technology train.

New Trend: Be Invisible Online

John P. David | Posted 11.11.2014 | Technology
John P. David

Businesses spend years and millions of dollars making it easier for customers to find them online, but an emerging trend suggests they also are seeking ways to be invisible.

The 26 Sassiest Snapchats Are All T, All Shade

College Candy | Posted 09.03.2014 | College

Sometimes the only comeback you need is a witty Snapchat to put a betch in his place. The idea that you can totally re-contextualize an image, whethe...

Snapchat Worth $10 Billion?

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a va...

On Metamodern Dada

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

Screens. Bright fingers that claw at our eyes. Expressions of tenderness, movements of thought, sexual fantasies, our greatest battles. More and more,...

Against All Odds: From Iraq to Silicon Valley

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.

Talking on Sunshine; WX GEEKS, the Weather Channel's New Sunday Show

Julia LeStage | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Julia LeStage

All weather talk is good talk as far as I am concerned. It is also human talk. Checking the forecast on multiple platforms is an American pastime, but staying around to discuss the weather on any platform is a different thing altogether.

How Selfies Taught Me Self-Esteem

Emma Davis | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Emma Davis

Women are often mocked for taking or posting selfies, called "vain" or "shallow" or "obsessed with their appearance." But what's so wrong with insisting to the world that you, too, are beautiful? That yes, in that moment, you like yourself and aren't afraid to reveal it?

11 Ways To Lose All Your Friends On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh | Posted 07.30.2014 | Teen

Social media affords you the chance to be a wonderful mix of creative, connected and ever-so-slightly self-centered. The right balance keeps your frie...