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The death of the internal combustion engine

We Mean Business | December 9, 2016 | Technology
By Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business - Earlier this year I placed a bet: "By December 31 2029 one of the world's top ten car manufacturers in 2015 (Volkswagen, Toyota, Daimler, GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Nissan, BMW, SAIC) will stop manufacturing cars powered by internal combustion...
John Backman

Why Else Might We Need a Savior?

John Backman | December 9, 2016 | Religion
Somewhere in the past month, a raw feeling came up from somewhere in my deepest self: boy, do I need a Savior right now.
Oli Davis

John Cena's 2017 WWE Plans Leaked? Mickie James Returning to WWE! | WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis | December 9, 2016 | Sports
John Cena's 2017 WWE Smackdown plans released? Mickie James returning to WWE and more in this WrestleTalk News... How would you book The Undertaker from now through to Wrestlemania 33? Tell me he needs to bring back Limp Bizkit as his theme music in the comments...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Canal+ Blesses FreeWheel-StickyADs.TV Combine With Cross-Screen Ad Deal

Andy Plesser | December 9, 2016 | Media
LONDON - If anyone in the premium video business doubted the logic behind FreeWheel's acquisition of StickyADs.tv, French media giant Canal+ dispelled it by choosing the combined entity to optimize and manage its advertising inventory across all screens. "So now we can safely say we have a presence as FreeWheel...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Data Will Get Linked Up In 2017, Experian's Danaher Says

Andy Plesser | December 9, 2016 | Technology
MIAMI -- For a modern advertiser, it's a thorny problem. These days, your customers are reachable on all manner of different screens and devices that, whilst connected to the internet, are not connected to each other. It makes consumers schizophrenic. In other words, they have multiple identities, scattered across services. And that is...
Oli Davis

Randy Orton Shoots on Brock Lesnar WWE Match! Samoa Joe Debuting on WWE Soon? | WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis | December 9, 2016 | Sports
Randy Orton shoots on his WWE Summerslam match against Brock Lesnar, rumours that Samoa Joe is being called up to the main WWE roster and more on this WrestleTalk News... How would you book Samoa Joe's debut on the main WWE roster? Tell me with the Funkosauras gimmick in the comments...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) No Point In Point Solutions For Videology's Jamboretz

Andy Plesser | December 9, 2016 | Business
LONDON -- When you are facing the challenge both to beef-up your technology capability and to roll out across channels at the same time, should you pick multiple tools that can help each deployment, or one that claims to do it all? Many tech vendors these days are fond of boasting their "end-to-end"...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Supply Side Plumbing Hindering Race To More Targeted Ads: Omnicom's Steuer

Andy Plesser | December 9, 2016 | Technology
MIAMI - If the transition to more audience-based television advertising was a horse race, data would be in the lead and plumbing would be a laggard. "I think we're at an important transitional moment from the world of content-based advertising, which is TV's legacy to an audience based television world,"...
Steve Austin

In the Waiting Room: An Advent Lesson

Steve Austin | December 9, 2016 | Religion
"...we wait; and hope appears if we truly desire to see it." Anne Lamott Waiting. Waiting at the bus stop. Waiting in the checkout line. Waiting for a website to load. There are waiting rooms and we tell our children to...
Dave Johnson

Trump Punch Down Strategy Endangers Local Union Leader

Dave Johnson | December 9, 2016 | Business
"You better keep your eye on your kids. We know what car you drive." That's the kind of threats a local union official is getting after President-presumed-Elect Donald Trump tweeted something bad about him. "You gonna die. Death is coming to you real soon." A Florida woman is arrested...
Yolanda Domínguez

This Artist's Sexist And Misogynist Lyrics Should Make Everyone Sick

Yolanda Domínguez | December 9, 2016 | Latino Voices
Our character faces a tremendous conflict: Which of the girls does he stay with? They all please him sexually and what more can a woman really offer? It goes without saying that the women don't have a choice, but will accept whatever decision he makes.
John M. Eger

Trust in The Media Needs To Be Restored

John M. Eger | December 9, 2016 | Impact
Now we have discovered "fake news"and finally talking about what we can or should do to assure readers, listeners and viewers that some mechanisms are in place to give them some confidence in their media and their news. In a bizarre...
Sramana Mitra

Our Future - Technology With Philosophy

Sramana Mitra | December 9, 2016 | Technology
I live in the heart of Silicon Valley, right off Sand Hill Road, in Menlo Park, California. Supposedly, this is the seat of the modern Renaissance. Technology is disrupting everything. Technology will continue to disrupt everything for the foreseeable future....
Lucian Tarnowski

Heart Gift 9: Two Little Hands

Lucian Tarnowski | December 9, 2016 | GPS for the Soul
This is a poem that my mother wrote about my brother when he was three weeks old. I feel it captures both a mothers love and hopes for her newborn child. Two little hands Clasped as if in prayer Hands so young, yet so formed. What has...
Parvez Ahmed

Is a Clash of Civilizations Looming?

Parvez Ahmed | December 9, 2016 | Religion
President-elect Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn during a media interview said, "Islam is a political ideology based on a religion." This contradicts the lived experience of Muslims. But more alarmingly it opens the door for denying Muslims in America their First Amendment rights. If Islam is not a religion...
Lisa Earle McLeod

Barbie has Noble Purpose

Lisa Earle McLeod | December 9, 2016 | Parents
I confess: I was a Barbie girl. What did you play with as a kid, Hot Wheels, Legos, Army Men? Your toys forge your identify. They enable you to play out your hopes and dreams. You can be anything you want in the land of make believe. As...
Lucian Tarnowski

Heart Gift 8: Our Humble Little Bricks: A letter from 1953

Lucian Tarnowski | December 9, 2016 | GPS for the Soul
My Heart Gift today is one of my favorite letters from my father. It is a letter that he wrote to his step-father, from Turkey in 1953-63 years ago. Aged just 23 at the time of writing, his words are poetic, profound and as relevant today as they were in...
Lolita Taub

Cognitive Business: SAS and Enterprise Artificial Intelligence

Lolita Taub | December 9, 2016 | Technology
In this Cognitive Business interview, we draw on SAS’s enterprise artificial intelligence position and outlook with Oliver Schabenberger, SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Oliver Schabenberger, SAS Executive VP and CTO | Source:...
Charles H. Rivkin

Bringing International Corporations to the Anti-Corruption Table

Charles H. Rivkin | December 9, 2016 | Business
Since his first day in office, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has maintained that economic policy is foreign policy and vice versa. This principle recognizes that the bellwether for a country's success depends squarely on the soundness of its economic policies and whether it allows businesses - within and...
Dan Nessel

Mebo Robotic Claw Review, Meet Your Robot Alter Ego

Dan Nessel | December 9, 2016 | Technology
If it sees like you, talks like you - is it you? What about if it burps like you? Unless you have a robotic claw and wheels instead of limbs, it is probably not you. It is your robotic alter ego -...