The government's actions against WikiLeaks in 2010 and companies' reactions to that pressure, as well as the prosecution of the PayPal 14 raise critical questions about the nature of the First Amendment in the digital age. The First Amendment is primarily a restraint on government intrusion and a bedrock principle of our society. How do commercial interests interact with those protections? How does government ensure space for free expression online when there are no public sidewalks or street corners? How can unpopular dissent resist government pressure when that dissent depends on commercial Internet providers to reach its audience? These are vital questions in today's society.
The problem with e-readers is that we don't know what effect, if any, reading content on a digital device has on retention and comprehension. Until now.
The American Dream is alive and well in Generation Y; its entrepreneurial spirit as strong as any generation since the so-called Greatest Generation. It would be a shame if the inevitable erosion of hope in crowdfunding turns entrepreneurs away.
What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? No, I'm not suggesting some future CIA rendition effort or a who-killed-Snowden conspiracy theory of a disappearance, but a more ominous kind.
Net neutrality could end up, for instance, forcing rural and underserved communities to subsidize tech-heavy urban elites. Subsidizing the very top percentage or two of Internet users on the backs of the rest of us is not a policy that will help connect urban or rural Americans not yet online.
Walking down Fifth Avenue wearing Google Glass caused a woman to do a head turn in the middle of her Snapchat selfie, a mover with a thick accent to follow me for two blocks asking me to buy my Glass (for only $50!) and a plethora of "Did you just see that girl wearing Glass?!" comments.
I'm not sure it was quite as exciting as unwrapping a physical gift, but it kept the suspension alive for awhile, gave them something to unwrap and -- assuming they redeemed the card -- ultimately gave them something of real value.
The (apparently fake) reenactment of your Thanksgiving flight in 45 tweets inspired me to want to create my own version of what could have happened (mine takes only 20 tweets). This is the story I wish you had shared.
Needless to say, whatever you can imagine, it will not be long before there is a drone suited to every purpose under the sun.
These experiences are way more than mere coincidence. As we're now learning, that voice or feeling in your gut is simply your unconscious mind, taking care of you.
Our unconscious mind drives 95 percent of our behaviors and decisions. It doesn't suddenly say, "Wow, this I is a business decision so I'll only use some logical business program to make a logical decision."
Now ladies, don't get the idea that joining the Club is just a new way to meet guys. We women are serious admirers of all things Mustang.
In this exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Google's Rick Needham describes the company's fleet of electric vehicles and how it has enabled millions of miles of electric driving (almost 2M and counting).
One of my missions in life is to find a laptop bag that fits all of my demanding requirements. The Golla Frisco doesn't match them -- but it's come the closest so far, and has become my bag of choice at the moment.
Giving Tuesday is part of a larger trend that I find very encouraging: Technology is creating the opportunity to make philanthropy both more efficient and more effective.
It has not only made it to the list of top weekend getaways, but due to consistent hard work and passion, it has slowly become one of the sweet spots for startups.
Many parents argue that they do not post without their children's consent. But, of course, children cannot give consent and cannot begin to imagine how their futures selves will perceive their parents' current blabberings. And in truth, as their parents, neither can we