Testing a truly new rocket has always involved failure. In fact, the development of any complex and innovative product should feature an iterative development process. By definition such a process is "failure driven."
My security concerns over our increasing use of mobile apps, for which we rarely read the permission settings or terms of service, were met with harsh criticism by some who said I was wearing a tinfoil hat and breeding paranoia.
The U.S. is still fragmented in its policies towards marijuana with 23 states now openly challenging federal laws that have approved it for medical use. But the potential remains huge, hence the excitement surrounding this fledgling industry.
A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley's gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. I believed it was a perfect meritocracy that was open and diverse.
Since Google has some stake in 23andMe, you can be certain the genomics will be a major focus of Calico's investigations. Genetics too are known to play a role in disease and factors that influence longevity.
What makes this story scary is that it could happen to any us. Our society is quickly moving from the broadcast era to the social media era and viral shaming is just one of the results.
Innovation follows production, not the other way around. Most jobs are in production, not innovation. If politicians truly care about American jobs and innovation, they should craft policies to ensure production stays in America.
Part instant messaging client, part Siri-type virtual assistant, Emu can monitor everything you are talking about when you chat. Objectively, such an app sounds useful. But that's not the reality here, not when there's profitability involved based on your private data.
Driving consumer engagement in apps has become a top challenge for mobile marketers and developers. Because it's so expensive and difficult to get noticed on the App Store in the first place, making sure you engage any consumer who has already downloaded your app is essential.
Whatever brand you are looking to create, give it real thought, and then put it to the test. Along the way, you'll make lots of mistakes, but the key is to pick yourself up and make the right enhancements.
The transition to 3D customer service is inevitable because there is so much experiential value-add that it can provide.
The question is how can we improve this technology to bring our polling places and voting experience into the 21st century? And how do we pay for this technology?
At the end of the day, when you step away from your computer and phone, which posts from the day's romp across the social media landscape stick with you?
However, it is too simple, and inaccurate, to blame the Internet for the rise of these illegal enterprises. It might be a cybercrime mastermind behind the website offering the goods, but there is nothing high-tech about the delivery of the drugs to your doorstep.
Technology, for anyone born after 1980, is part of your language. But the rest of us? It's like learning to speak in tongues. And learning curves do not always move smoothly upward.
There will always be a place for providing police departments with equipment to respond to violent threats, but right now taking a step back to see how more can be done to protect against electronic threats is not only right, it is vital.