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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.

Is the Apple Watch Really a Breakthrough?

Quora | Posted 09.11.2014 | Technology
Quora

Apple has taken into account a range of input, output and fashion considerations specific to the form-factor instead of just putting a miniature phone on your wrist. That's what this makes the Android Watches seem like in hindsight.

Will Apple's Payment System Take Out Paypal?

Quora | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Quora

There is little doubt that in the long term Apple will injure a number of companies that invested in mobile wallets. They will also injure a number of companies that offer merchant accounts and particularly mobile payment solutions. So there are really two parts to this story.

Data Science 101: Definitions You Need to Know

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

There are many different techniques one can apply to data to accomplish this goal, but an important part of the process falls in to the multi-disciplinary field of data science. Which is what exactly?

Live From IFA Berlin 2014: New Tech in the Old World

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

This is my third year at IFA, which is a fascinating experience, sort of a cross between the Consumer Electronics Show and the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Disruptive Women: A Conversation With Susan O'Brien, Founder of Smigin

Maura Kelly | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Maura Kelly

Innovations and provocative ideas come and go. And some can truly disrupt the status quo. I'll talk with women building companies in a digital economy and forging a new entrepreneurial landscape.

My Banned Word Holiday Rant

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Just for fun (and in honor of Labor Day and the people who work for a living), here is a list of buzzwords, biz speak and hipster droppings that should be banned from every business meeting forevermore.

WATCH: Email Inventor Shiva Ayyadurai On Dating Fran Drescher

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In August 1982, the U.S. government accepted a patent for an electronic intra-office messaging system called "email" from then-teenager V.A. Shiva Ayy...

The 'Kill Switch': A Win For Privacy Protection and Public Safety

Jim Steyer | Posted 08.28.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

SB 962 will provide especially important protections for our children, who are among the most avid smartphone users and often do not take steps to protect their private information.

Time to Rethink Technology at Summer Camp?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Tech gadgets would certainly compete with the immersive experience that sleep away camp creates for the young people. But does technology have no place whatsoever in the lives of campers?

Change Your Password With LEET

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

I am an advocate of strong passwords -- inconvenient, long, strong passwords.  7-1d7w!Ka was my Yahoo! password until a few hours ago.  Can you guess the phrase I based it on?  Hint: It's written in LEET and it is a famous phrase from the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Got it?

What Is a Digital Ocean Country?

Samantha_Harris | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Samantha_Harris

Shark week got me thinking... Do you really care about the ocean? What's beyond the shoreline may never cross your mind. Could an ocean country change that?

Understanding the Global Technology World Ahead

Kira Makagon | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Kira Makagon

What's most unique and compelling about the internet is not just the tools and opportunities for business and consumers. It is the first true globally unified and connected communications and information distribution platform to exist worldwide.

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old 'New' Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

What a difference a week makes. At our Innovation Series breakfast this past week, I was planning to discuss my recent article, The "New" Media Landsc...

45 Things I've Learned By 45

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Julie Kantor

Understand that people don't tend to change a lot. If they disappoint, they will often continue to disappoint. If they impress, they will often continue to impress. You don't want to keep going into a Chinese restaurant looking for Italian food.

12 Midwest Startups That Are Changing the Status Quo

Matt Hunckler | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

These behemoths undoubtedly made a worldwide impact, but some of the biggest game changers aren't happening on a global scale. They aren't even happening in Silicon Valley. Midwestern entrepreneurs are proving a knack for finding niches and solving problems.

Pitching and Closing: The Business Handbook to Tech

Brian Kil | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Brian Kil

The book isn't just a manual or a thought book. It's filled with real experiences from real people; actual successes and honest failures, complete with practical, actionable strategies to be successful on the operations side of the tech world.

The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them ...

WATCH: A Piece Of Trash Helped This Homeless Man Get Off The Streets

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After 16 years in the tech industry, Marc Roth hit rock bottom. His multimillion-dollar business had failed, he had lost a lucrative job offer in San ...

Diversity: A Key Component for Thriving Startup Communities

Claire Topalian | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Claire Topalian

Startup leaders and founders are not experts in sociology, but in the face of ample evidence, I believe that founders and community builders have a unique responsibility to alter the future of startup communities and their narratives.

Let's Stop Persecuting 'Auschwitz Selfie Girl' for Smiling at a Camera

Larry Magid | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

If I saw her partying at the site or trying to diminish the horror and historical importance of what happened there, I would think she was being insensitive, but smiling? Come on, we're all taught to smile in pictures.

They've Got LeBron, But Now Cleveland Seeks MVP Entrepreneurs

Daryl Rowland | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Daryl Rowland

Where Los Angeles can be said to be about beauty and fame, or New York about ambition or talent, Northeast Ohio has a long history of manufacturing and celebrating the excellence and hard work required to make or do things well.

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd would run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphon...

Your Unique Amalgam: On the Fluidity of Geekhood

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Paul Fidalgo

I'm into a whole slew of traditionally-geeky things like Star Trek and Macs and Monty Python and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. But while I check many of the geek boxes, I can't help but feel like the label still doesn't suit me.