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Advertising and Tech Trends for 2015

Jeremy Wilson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Jeremy Wilson

In an early start to the prediction season I recently took part in a panel on #Trends2015, hosted by the Canadian Technology Accelerator and featuring a range of perspectives from the startups, enterprises, media and agencies. Here is a quick round up of some of my favorite trends to watch for next year.

How Your Technology Is Manipulating You

New York Magazine | Kira Beilis | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

In his new best seller, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention, New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize win...

Why Journalists Should Fear Social Media

Brian Hanley | Posted 10.24.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

Digital media as we know it is proving incompatible with our linear worldview. Our online experience no longer resembles the finite story that drives our lives.

I Tried the Next Level in Wearable Tech

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 10.23.2014 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

Wearable Tech is probably one of the hottest phrases out right now. Companies on both the fashion and tech side are racing to get into the game, each entrant hoping that it has the ticket to mass consumer adoption.

Domke Metro Messenger Camera Bag Review

David Ryder | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
David Ryder

Photojournalist Jim Domke designed the first Domke camera bag in 1975 while he was on staff at The Philadelphia Inquirer. The bags haven't changed muc...

Will Silicon Valley Buy Hollywood?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If the charge for easy access to content is the data generated by the access, the platforms win. So why would Silicon Valley even consider buying the cow? It charges for transporting milk.

Honing in on Innovation in Princeton: Tiger Labs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology
Steve Mariotti

Bert Navarrette skydives (regularly), rides mountain bikes, runs companies, and has four children. you might think that keeps him busy enough. But you'd be wrong.

How Texting Is Wrecking Your Relationship

Brian Hanley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As night falls and darkness rolls in, I picture you sitting there, knuckles white as a ghost as you clasp your cold phone, laughing hysterically with your girlfriends. Laughing because I said too much, or maybe too little, or took too long.

The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny

Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Maureen Ryan

It is tremendously disheartening to suspect that the treatment of women online is getting worse, not better. We've had decades of experience dealing with those who use the Internet with the intent to cause mental or physical distress or harm. We really haven't leveled up?

A Conference I Would Personally Like To Attend

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If you wanted to, you could attend some kind of trade event every few days. There are so many. How do you choose the conferences you "must" attend? I...

The Cute CEO: For Women, Does Cute + Sweet = C-Suite?

Marie Woolf | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Marie Woolf

So it's not just my imagination. Marissa Mayer clones seem to be showing up with increasing frequency in business media lately.

Silly Apps Aren't the Future of Tech

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Advancing technologies make it possible to solve the problems of hunger, poverty, energy and education. But advances would happen faster if Silicon Valley's moguls woke up to the new reality and started focusing on big problems as well.

BeamPro: From Parlor Trick to Paradigm Shift

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

I became aware of the BeamPro at a trade show a year or so back. To me it seemed like a complete parlor trick. Moving it has to be clunky at best and the experience is cute, but ultimately meaningless... or so I thought.

Science Hack Day: Serious Fun in the Making

Christopher King | Posted 10.02.2014 | Science
Christopher King

What happens when you take upwards of 200 people -- old, young, some formally versed in science and technology, others armed only with enthusiasm and open minds -- place them in the same room, and give them 48 consecutive hours to form teams and design and build scientific projects of their own choosing?

7iber, Jordan's Gutsy Media Platform

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.02.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was blocked four times, going from dot.com, to dot.org, to dot.net, to dot.me, but 7iber (Hiber, or ink in Arabic, with an emphasis on the guttural "H") plans to continue fighting for the right to publish content it deems important in Jordan.

Sexism in Tech, and What One NYU Student Is Doing About It

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Guy Cimbalo

The Tumblr blog Hackers of NY launched in February this year and very quickly became a phenomenon, spawning spin off sites everywhere from Miami to Bangalore -- there's now a "Hackers of..." in nine countries and 13 cities.

Women in Tech You Need to Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Craig Newmark

Recently, I asked my folks to contribute names of impressive women in the STEM field who really have their boots on the ground. We got some really good responses, and have compiled an abbreviated list in no particular order.

Get Involved in Your Startup Community - for Your Mental Health 

Jen Consalvo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Jen Consalvo

The tricky thing about stress is that it drives us away from one of the best stress busters: people! "No time for breaks, no time for socializing," st...

Have an iPhone 6? Apple Says, 'Bend Over'

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.29.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Photographs do lie, but alas, the photographs of bent iPhones are mostly real. I have received several phone calls from actual victims seeking help. Sorrowfully, I have no help to offer.

Man Behind $55,000 Potato Salad Kickstarter Throws Epic Potato Party

AP | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a hug...

So Science Is Doing a Pretty Good Job Making All Our Childhood Tech Dreams Come True

Posted 10.02.2014 | Travel

Here’s the bad news up front: we still don’t have the hoverboards that the movies of the 1980s promised us. (What’s taking so long? Get on it, p...

Emoticons May Be A Lot Older Than You Think They Are

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.23.2014 | Technology

Whether it's a smiley or a winky face, you know emoticons, you love emoticons, and they've become an integral part of our modern vernacular. Howeve...

The Third Party Data Chronicles: They Should Call It a Dun(ce) Number

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Data is more powerful in the presence of other data. That is a hard, fast, immutable law. But what do you do when you run out of first party data (the...

A Numbers Story

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

Two tech billionaires and an entrepreneur walk into a bar.

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

The most impressive thing about Apple's iPhone 6 launch event was not the hardware, software or the company's fantastic ecosystem. It wasn't Apple Heath or even Apple Pay. It was Apple's clear and well-executed strategy.