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El Hacker Cívico: Civic-Minded Techies Gain Sway with Government in Mexico and Beyond

Theresa Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Theresa Bradley

That paradox echoes around the globe: While governments may spend heavily on high-tech intelligence and security programs, most are still struggling to update the unwieldy IT systems that run almost everything else.

The Complex and Nuanced Challenge of mHealth Privacy

Lisa Gallagher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lisa  Gallagher

Imagine empowering a person living with diabetes to track their blood-sugar levels throughout the day, report on how they feel at various points (e.g., after meals or exercise) and record how much insulin they took - all from a phone in the palm of their hand.

The New App a Secret Agent Would Love

Nir Eyal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nir Eyal

A quick glance provided the context for the meeting, notes from previous encounters, and often times contained personal information.

Where Is the Future of Law Taking Us?

Joshua Slayen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Joshua Slayen

If a half-century's worth of sci-fi B-movies and Jetsons reruns have taught us anything, it's that it is impossible to accurately predict the future. Cars still don't fly, nobody teleports anywhere and there's still no such thing as a lunar colony.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workday

Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business

It doesn't take too much to derail your workday. The usual suspects? Your constantly ringing phone, endlessly populating social-media feeds, your emai...

Exploitation Remains the Name of the Game at Dell's Chinese Factories

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The report, with support from U.S.-based China Labor Watch and in collaboration with other European consumer advocacy organizations, describes disturbing workplace troubles at factories that supply the computer giant Dell.

Why We're Drowning in Junky Data and Sensational Headlines

Rob Leathern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Rob Leathern

We are drowning in studies and statistics, many of them dead wrong. This data is no longer coming just from the academic side, but a concerted push for publishing data and studies is now coming from enterprises too that are generating a lot of "big data" as a side-effect of their operations.

Kansas City Is Becoming a Mecca for Big Technology Names

Jason Grill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City will continue to be a catalyst for growth in the entrepreneurial sector in America and its technology innovation prowess is proving to be on the rise.

7 Wedding Tools For The Tech-Savvy Bride

Leila Lewis | Posted 12.30.2013 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

'Brides to be' can use many tech tools to enhance their wedding planning experience. Being a bride in this day and age means being more tech savvy than ever before. Apps and digital tools can greatly cut down stress and help keep you organized.

These Coders Say They Taught A Computer To Crack CAPTCHA

Reuters | Sharon Begley | Posted 12.27.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK, Oct 28 (Reuters) - A technology start-up said on Monday that it had come up with software that works like a human brain in one key way: it...

10 Networking Tips That Actually Work

Elaine Thompson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Elaine Thompson

Basically what you want to do is accelerate your serendipity. Luck plays a role in nearly every successful start ups' formative years. These tips will help increase your chances of being in the right place at the right time

I'm Not a Techie, But I Love Startups. Here's Why You Should Too.

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 12.21.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Etcovitch

We're in the midst of a wave of innovation, where incredibly exciting companies are springing up all over the world. While cities like San Francisco, Tel Aviv, London and Berlin are leading the way, that doesn't mean you can discount a whole plethora of other places, including where you live.

Breaking Silicon Valley's Glass Ceiling

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Companies across America face few if any obstacles in ensuring women have paths to leadership. That is why it is shocking and deeply disappointing to see more and more evidence that the boardrooms of corporate America remain exclusively a men's club.

You Can Engineer Your Dreams

Maria Lensing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Maria Lensing

Engineers are logical thinkers. They are problem solvers that are constantly thinking of ways to solve issues, to make things better. As a woman, I found that our tendency to think (and often over think) played nicely into engineering. Moreover, I met doctors, lawyers, and many other professionals that graduated with an engineering degree and became something else later on. That's the flexibility I wanted. It became clear to me that this degree was the perfect foundation to fulfill my dreams.

ATTN Girls: Stay Interested in STEM

Taniya Mishra | Posted 12.15.2013 | Technology
Taniya Mishra

It is unfortunate that so many young girls begin losing interest in math and science during middle school. I think several negative misperceptions are the cause: boys are better at math; science and technology are male-dominated fields; science is boring. Don't believe any of them! If you like math and science and put in the work, you will be just as great as any other student. If you have a passion for science, it is never boring, it is fun and exciting and cool.

Tomorrow Will Not Be Like Today

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.14.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Tomorrow will not be like today. Today you will experience the slowest rate of technological change in your lifetime. Tomorrow, it will be faster and ...

Acting Disruptive: Diaper Cakes Are Definitely NOT Cake

Max Lugavere | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business
Max Lugavere

It's no secret that my new digital series, Acting Disruptive, which I co-created with Tribeca Enterprises, has hit the Interwebz in full stride! I'm i...

How to Determine if That Startup Job Is Right for You

Leah Yomtovian Roush | Posted 12.11.2013 | Small Business
Leah Yomtovian Roush

No matter how good or bad a startup idea sounds, ultimately it will be the team behind the idea that leads the startup to succeed or not. And that's because when things inevitably go wrong a strong team will tackle the challenges quickly and wisely.

How Teaching Girls To Code Is Changing The World

Posted 10.11.2013 | OWN

By Zoe Donaldson When running for Congress in 2010, Reshma Saujani campaigned in "some of the country's wealthiest zip codes and some of the po...

Grace Hopper Conference 2013: Think Big, Drive Forward

Ivo Lukas | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

At last, after a year-long wait, the conference has arrived! Over a 4-day period (Oct. 2-5), more than 4,600 people -- representing 54 countries inclu...

Is DIY Neuroscience the Future of Education?

Maude Standish | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maude Standish

Though online courses have existed for some time, recently they have become more broadly accepted by students as a reputable way to learn.

Can Your Startup Get Just Corporate Enough to Yield Sustainable Growth While Maintaining Your Agile Culture

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 11.30.2013 | Small Business
Tiffany Crawford

As the startups of today, you are the future IPOs of tomorrow. You have the chance to change the face and experience of "Corporate America" into one that inspires us as much as the fast-paced, ever-changing, startup world does.

Zipcar's Co-Founder on How Transportation Is the Ultimate Solution

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Each individual has a unique set of skills as well as physical, mental, financial and spiritual make up that will determine their role, productivity and contentedness, says Chase. The circumstances of each individual set the stage for the highest and best use.

Liquid Life: One Disruptor Who Is Revolutionizing How We Re-Charge

Ondi Timoner | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In the tech world, no one gets a bad rap like the venture capitalist. Yet, sometimes these VCs are the greatest allies and closest advisors to the founders.

Locks of Lettering: Human Hair Typography by Monique Goossens

VisualNews.com | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
VisualNews.com

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