Within three to four years, almost every adult in India will own a smartphone. Unlike the West, which transitioned from mainframe computers to PCs to tablets and then to smartphones, India is making a leap directly into mobile. It did the same a few years ago when a billion people started using cellphones. But smartphones are going to have an even more profound impact on India.
In the next 20 years, Millennials will receive over $20 trillion in inheritance, with over $7 trillion being passed along by 2020, according to Bloomberg Business. This is the largest wealth transfer our country has ever seen, and the impact will be seismic.
On each side of Gamergate's iron curtain, lives are on the line. Upon graduating from the elementary school playground, "sticks and stones..." shouldn't fly anymore. There's no such thing as empty threats.
American ingenuity is alive and well. We've changed the rules of the game, invented new playing fields, and blazed new paths. Europeans would admit this reality as much as we do ourselves. The divide therefore comes when Europe thinks these services don't protect the individual.
I'm a female who's been online since 1991, which means my adult life is peppered with online harassment stories the way a country dog is peppered with ticks. I wanted to be left alone, and it was clear that my own say-so wasn't going to be enough, so I explored my options.
Let's be frank. The strength of America's economy and as well as our political prowess in the world are inextricably linked. Cities -- not the Federal government -- are best positioned to renew and reinvent America for the new, global, knowledge-based economy.
Today, there is a hyper awareness surrounding cyber security. A mad rush has ensued to make sure our businesses are protected. But we still hear of breaches and their effects on cyber safety. It seems to be an endless cycle that only gets worse.
For almost a month, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has been engaged in damage control after publicly disclosing that it was the victim of a massive data breach of government employee data.
Because we believe that every entrepreneur is a mobile entrepreneur, I am hosting a series of webinars for entrepreneurs with Mobile Future where you can learn more about building the A team - not just top-shelf skills, but also how to attract, compensate and retain great talent.
Here is how it goes down. You turn the corner and the big boss (who never uses the product or speaks with customers) says "I have a great new idea for a feature."
It now seems that the Office of Personnel Management, which had outsourced its data storage to other Federal agencies, has lost an astonishing 18 million personnel records, including most of those involving security clearances.
Who owns data? How should data privacy be defined and protected? And what is the potential for regulation to support or impede the growth of digital data businesses? Those were among the tough questions panelists grappled with at the Techonomy Policy 2015 event last week.
Society Letters is a women's blog founded by writer Deborah Stachelski in April of this year, as an outlet for women to share their voices. She felt that there was a missing link in the blogosphere for a place where women could collaborate on a personal level, with the goal of empowering others.
At this year's Exponential Finance conference hosted by Singularity University in New York, I had the opportunity to talk with Peter Diamandis, co-founder & Executive Chairman of Singularity University.
Smokey the Bear says, "Only you can prevent wildfires." Now, that wildfire is the OPM breach. Yesterday it was the IRS. The day before that, it was Snowden. Tomorrow, it'll spark up somewhere else.