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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 09.23.2014 | 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.

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.