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Victoria Espinel

3-D Software Helping Us Understand Our Past

Victoria Espinel | August 3, 2015 | Technology
In my job, I see what software lets people accomplish every day. With software, people are transforming the present, and pushing the boundaries of current limitations further and further out.  People are using software to shape the future in many ways, from using software to save the lives of more...
Ashley Wren Collins

Speaker Lightbulbs Latest Offering in Home Automation Trend

Ashley Wren Collins | August 3, 2015 | Technology
Home automation, once the wave of the future, is becoming more and more mainstream as tech giants like Google, Amazon and Samsung jump on the bandwagon in product development.
Dr Helen Driscoll

Sexual Relationships With Robots Could Become Normal in Future

Dr Helen Driscoll | August 2, 2015 | UK Tech
As virtual reality becomes more realistic and immersive and is able to mimic and even improve on the experience of sex with a human partner; it is conceivable that some will choose this in preference to sex with a less than perfect human being.
Steve Rosenbaum

The Curation Explosion: Humans vs. Robots

Steve Rosenbaum | August 1, 2015 | Technology
The question is simple: What is truly a curation solution, and what is a hastily conceived product enhancement with the word of the moment pasted on top?
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Turkey Enters the Syrian Quagmire to Fight ISIS -- And the Kurds

Nathan Gardels | August 1, 2015 | World
The Syrian quagmire, in which both the Islamic State and the Kurds have been fighting for territory, has now sucked in Turkey. Last week's ISIS attack on Turkish soil, Kurdish gains along the Syrian border and the surprise advance of the secular and liberal pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party in recent elections -- which clipped the parliamentary majority of President Erdoğan's neo-Islamist ruling party -- have conjoined into an explosive state of affairs. To boot, NATO, which is obliged to defend a member state under siege, has now been drawn into a three-way fray in which Turkey is lashing out at both the Kurdish resistance and ISIS. Writing from Istanbul, Behlül Özkan ominously foresees "Armageddon" descending on the region. Mustafa Akyol, also writing from the shores of the Bosphorus, argues that Erdoğan's assault on the Kurds in tandem with ISIS is aimed at bolstering his nationalist credentials at home in order to block the HDP, which stands in the way of his autocratic vision. (continued)
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) 4C Insights Acquires Teletrax to Drive Addressable TV Ad Decisioning

Andy Plesser | July 31, 2015 | Technology
CHICAGO -- The latest incarnation of a leading TV-synced online ads enabler is coming in to focus, with the announcement, by ad data company 4C Insights, that it has raised funds to acquire Teletrax, aiming to beef up its activities in social and TV advertising. "We're playing aggressively in the decisioning process...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Integral Ad Science Raises $67 Million Round to Fund Expansion, Combat Ad Fraud & Viewability

Andy Plesser | July 31, 2015 | Technology
Integral Ad Science, the New York-based tech company that describes itself as  "the leader in quantifying digital media quality" has raised $67 million: $27 million in venture funding from Sapphire Ventures and $40 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. In this previously published video,...
Paul Holland

Dreamers and Disruptors: How the Evolution of Silicon Valley is Reshaping Our World

Paul Holland | July 31, 2015 | Impact
It feels like we may be on the verge of an infrastructure revolution --with the market for these disruptive ideas being so big that their eventual impact could be five to 10 times greater than those companies on which the Valley was built.
Nicholas Agar

Why Techno-Optimism Is Dangerous

Nicholas Agar | July 31, 2015 | World
A good prediction about how I would feel if I suddenly gained access to the technologies of Star Trek translates into a bad prediction about how they will affect society as a whole. Overlooking hedonic normalization leads us to exaggerate the joyfulness of the future and to overstate the joylessness of the past.
Jonha Revesencio

Exploring the Benefits of Wearable Technology

Jonha Revesencio | July 31, 2015 | Technology
To foresee the future, let's take a look at the beautiful history of wearable technology. In 1286, the first ever wearable eye glasses was invented to help emperor Nero better see his gladiator fights.
Jennifer Taormina

Starting Over and Starting Up with Thrive

Jennifer Taormina | July 31, 2015 | Technology
7%. What does that number represent? It represents the percentage of investor money given to women-led startups.* I want to put a spin on this story and start out with song. It's Raining Angels (Angel Investors) The San Francisco fog is rising. According to all sources - what...
Bruce Kushnick

I Do It For My Aunt Ethel

Bruce Kushnick | July 31, 2015 | Technology
I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).

8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text

Prevention | August 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
The little chime or buzz of an incoming text is almost impossible to ignore. Is it your friend with the killer one-liners? A kiss emoji from your partner? A colleague commending you on your performance? The possibilities are endlessly enticing. But texting also has a dark side.
Brian de Haaff

5 Signs You Are a Expert Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | July 31, 2015 | Technology
Leading a product team is invigorating. As the CEO of the product, the product manager has one of the best jobs in the company as well as one of the hardest.
Jill S. Goldsmith, J.D., LAC, NCC

Challenging Digital Boundaries

Jill S. Goldsmith, J.D., LAC, NCC | July 30, 2015 | Business
If your surgeon greeted you and told you that he was awake all last night answering emails from the hospital's chief of staff, you'd likely jump off the operating table and run. Yet, in the name of customer service, we expect lawyers, accountants and other professionals to be available 24/7.
Craig Agranoff

Generation X Parents Are As Distracted As Their Gen Z Kids

Craig Agranoff | July 31, 2015 | Technology
The other day, at lunch, I was sitting at a table and watched a young mother with two small children snapping photos and Instagraming the moments. I realized that she was not noticing much of what the kids were doing thanks to her focus on "sharing" the memories.
Fidji Simo

What a Leader Looks Like

Fidji Simo | July 30, 2015 | Business
When you think of a "leader"  --  who do you see? Many people think of a tall white man in a suit. Long ago, I decided that I wanted to do my part in changing that image.
Debra Carpenter

The Top 5 Time-Saving Bookmarking Tools You Need to Know

Debra Carpenter | July 31, 2015 | Technology
There are a lot of resources on the web that let people save and organize the content they find online, and they all have their own angle and unique functionality. Marketers can use bookmarking in new and innovative ways to build a brand.
Miranda Marquit

These Android Apps Make Ringing Smartphones Exciting Again

Miranda Marquit | July 30, 2015 | Technology
Mobile phones have evolved a lot from the time the first cellular phone was marketed in the 1980s. Smartphone users today prefer text and data-based applications, and voice-based communication has been relegated to the sidelines.

With a 3D-Printed Instrument, This Musician is Composing the Future

Techonomy | July 30, 2015 | Technology
Often, it begins in the dark. When the LEDs light up -- in red, yellow, blue, green, and purple -- the face inside the mask becomes faintly perceptible. But before the gathering crowd can identify the man, the music comes on. It comes in swells and ribbons.
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