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Lisa Abeyta

When Women Are the Problem for Women in Tech

Lisa Abeyta | August 31, 2015 | Technology
Whether a woman participates in tech as an engineer, a developer, a marketer, or in some other capacity, there is room enough for all of us. It is a difficult industry that is rapidly changing, and we have no business making things even more difficult on each other.
Jonha Revesencio

6 Apps You Didn't Know Could Help Increase Your Productivity

Jonha Revesencio | August 31, 2015 | Business
With an estimated 1.6 million apps available for Apple products alone, it is easy to end up getting sucked in by time-wasters that do not actually provide any real value. Fortunately, it is still possible to find extremely helpful apps that can help you boost your productivity.
Melissa Jun Rowley

The Cry For Media Freedom in Egypt

Melissa Jun Rowley | August 31, 2015 | Media
For the sake of the Al Jazeera journalists and media freedom in Egypt at large, Amnesty International is working to resuscitate the lifeline between the truth and truth seekers.
Lisa Ma

Luddites Make the Tech Revolutions

Lisa Ma | August 30, 2015 | UK Tech
The Luddites were producers, crafts people, makers and tinkerers. The word luddite might be used negatively by the tech-savvy among us - but like the 19th century activists, we need to start thinking about our labour and makers rights in the new biotechnological era.
Ira Kalb

Apple Watch: Success or Failure?

Ira Kalb | August 30, 2015 | Technology
While estimated sales of 3.6 million units in the first quarter after its launch would be a success for most products, it may not be for Apple. Apple set the bar very high for itself with the very successful launches of the iPhone and iPad.
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

To My Non-Posting Friends on Facebook

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | August 28, 2015 | Technology
The truth is I wish you posted more on Facebook. It's a fact that I feel closer to my friends who post regularly on Facebook than I do to those who rely only on phone calls or visits for sharing their lives with me.
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Refugees and Market Woes Put World on Edge

Nathan Gardels | August 28, 2015 | World
The undertow of China's slackening economy and the mounting tide of refugees pushing through border after border in Europe put the world on edge this week. After spiraling down, volatile stock markets rallied back, for now. . . Writing from Beijing, Fred Hu argues that what we are witnessing is China's shift toward the "new normal" of a slower growth paradigm focused on domestic consumption instead of investment and export-led growth. He expresses confidence that his country will weather the storm, writing, "it is a loser's game to bet against China's leaders." Nobel laureate Michael Spence locates the culprit of market volatility in the flood of funds unleashed by low interest rates looking for higher returns, which has led to the gap between a financial bubble and the real economy now undergoing a correction. (continued)
Brian de Haaff

5 Secrets of All Successful Product Presentations

Brian de Haaff | August 28, 2015 | Technology
Even if you learned to picture your audience naked to calm your nerves, you are going to need to say something of value. You can have brilliant ideas, but if they are stuck inside or wrapped in too much junk, they serve you no good.
Steve Rosenbaum

When Is a Pivot the Right Thing to Do?

Steve Rosenbaum | August 28, 2015 | Technology
Let's face it -- situations change. When you started your company, you knew the market, had a plan and probably executed it with precision and focus. Even if you did everything right and had a good, solid run, you may find yourself facing a changing business environment.

How the Ashley Madison Hack Might Impact You | August 28, 2015 | Technology
Whether you are a part of the database or not, this hack could affect you. Millions of e-mail addresses, home addresses, credit cards and other information are contained within the leaked database.
Nathan Timmel

Are We too Stupid for Google?

Nathan Timmel | August 28, 2015 | Technology
I have a friend who is constantly texting me and asking for the address of restaurants or show times of movies. The fact he could glean the very same information using his phone to go online instead of texting eludes him.
Emily Tess Katz

What a Tweet From Taylor Swift Taught Me About Kindness

Emily Tess Katz | August 28, 2015 | Women
It was 3 a.m. and my cell phone was blowing up. The Twitter handle Twothousandswifteen was now following me. TaylorSwiftUpdates had favorited my tweet, with copious re-tweets by the likes of Tator Swift and Dazzling_Swift. Why the eff was I being digitally accosted by a gang of Taylor Swift devotees?

6 Ways to Break Your iPhone Addiction (That Actually Work)

Supercompressor | August 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
Rule 1. Never use your phone as your alarm clock. We all know how it goes: once you're done dealing your standard wave of 20 snoozes, you flick off the alarm, and go straight to browsing: Instagram, email, videos of baby elephants.
Robert Weiss

The Ashley Madison Hack: Everybody Loses

Robert Weiss | August 28, 2015 | Technology
It is possible that after learning about a cheating spouse's (or parent's) Ashley Madison membership and activity, these betrayed spouses and children are experiencing even more emotional pain and angst than the cheaters themselves.
Ashley Wren Collins

Leveraging Social Media to Increase Campus Awareness, Encourage Dialogue Across Universities

Ashley Wren Collins | August 28, 2015 | Technology
In the spring of 2007, Seung-Hui Choi killed 32 people and injured 25 more in what is now known as the Virginia Tech Massacre. College campuses across the country began conducting analyses of their own environments. Edward Summers, Chief Deputy...

Equity Crowdfunding Comes To Games With 'Outer Wilds'

Turnstyle | August 27, 2015 | Technology
By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) One new game is exploring two final frontiers: space, and equity crowdfunding. It can be hard to get excited about crowdfunding campaigns--especially video game crowdfunding campaigns--these days. At least for the right reasons. When it's not business as usual the stories are usually...
Laura Mather

'Hearts or Minds' in Silicon Valley's Drive Toward Diversity

Laura Mather | August 27, 2015 | Technology
Companies who are claiming an interest in diversity must do more than attempt to change hearts. Instead they must invest in a systems approach to combatting bias in hiring decisions.
Thomas Tamblyn

Apple and Google's Masterplan Has One Fatal Flaw: Your Nude Pics

Thomas Tamblyn | August 28, 2015 | UK Tech
The problem with almost all of these features are their expectations of us as human beings. They're hopelessly unrealistic. I, for example, do not want my family to know where I am all the time. For starters there's the basic issue of privacy, and, secondly, if they did know they'd probably start wondering why I don't have a drinking problem.

Was It Ethical for Wired to Provide a Link to the Leaked AshleyMadison Data?

Quora | August 27, 2015 | Technology
Laura Hale's answer argues "Is (sic) the contents inside the leak newsworthy? The answer is no." I have to disagree. High-profile Ashley Madison members have been identified from numerous walks of life, notably including Josh Duggar.
Chris Eschbach

Are You Listening to What Your Heart Is Telling You?

Chris Eschbach | August 27, 2015 | Technology
Wearable technology is getting a lot of attention these days and for good reason. These devices are becoming increasingly more integrated into our daily lives and are providing new insights into our personal activity and fitness levels.
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