Despite their very different companies, the chief executives of General Electric and Apple have something in common: They believe businesses will increasingly rely upon "personalized" technology to run their operations.
This week there’s been a lot of back-slapping of Business Insider’s near $500 million exit. And why not? It’s the largest blog exit we’ve seen to date. So much so, that as Paul reported it’s created a mercenary streak among young reporters who hope to find a place they like and “crank” until it sells. Earlier this week, here in Chicago, I was invited to give […]
I went to the movies for the first time in three months a month. This was perhaps my longest theater absence in over 30 years. I saw “The Gift.” It was creepy and solidly entertaining, even if not iconic or groundbreaking, and deserved my full uninterrupted attention. The air-conditioned theater felt nice, but I could count the number of attendees on two ha […]
“Hi Tim, Dan Raile from PandoDaily. Nice to meet you. You’re about to go interview Brian Chesky, and I was wondering if you’re planning to ask him about…” These were the words I was able to share with Tim O’Reilly in the lobby of the downtown Oakland Marriott Thursday morning, at the annual Code for America Summit, before the esteemed publisher looked at the […]
Microsoft is bridging the gap between email services and social networks. The company announced yesterday that it plans to upgrade Outlook, the email service that surged in popularity when Microsoft released…
To make a diorama, one needs an artistic vision, unlimited patience and a penchant for controlling small decorative objects. While many of us have had to make one of these petite 3D models for school, our poorly crafted papier-mâché volcanos with glitter glue don't compare with the professionally made dioramas below. See also: 9 Incredible Science Proje […]
Bonnie Chiu has used photography to express herself for as long as she can remember. But it was a chance encounter with a group of teenage girls in Istanbul, Turkey, that changed the way the 22-year-old looked at the art forever. Despite speaking different languages, Chiu and the teenagers were able to bond over their fascination with her camera. "I rea […]
LONDON — The group behind a widely reported anti-gentrification protest at a cereal cafe cancelled a planned demonstration today at the Jack the Ripper Museum in London's East End, citing concerns over heavy police presence. Class War said on its Facebook page: "We believe the police are intending to make large scale arrests tomorrow - egged on by […]
Nima Arkani-Hamed is championing a campaign to build the world’s largest particle collider, even as he pursues a new vision of the laws of nature. The post Visions of Future Physics appeared first on WIRED.
The new meetup/hookup app Veep has raced to 5,000 users after launching a week ago in the App Store, says the app’s developer. Veep, which is free, combines interest-based dating/hookup/friending functions with secure messaging to create a very straight forward way to meet people. “Before I made Veep I noticed how nearly all of the other popular […] […]
The Experian/T-Mobile hack may be more worrisome than Experian’s carefully worded description of it suggests, some security experts said Friday. One of them is the co-creator of the Tor secure browser David Goldschlag (now SVP of strategy at Pulse Secure). Goldschlag previously was head of mobile at McAfee, and also once worked at the NSA. I […]
GUEST: Jet is a newcomer in online retail, and it’s gotten some pretty impressive funding ($225 million to be exact) that it’s blowing through with a massive old school advertising campaign. If you live in a major city, you may have seen Jet’s ads on buses and taxis, in addition to the TV and digital ads […]
Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, futurist and author of X, What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business As Usual.So many companies entrust customer engagement to marketing. At the same time, many customers blame marketing’s inability to engage them in relevant and meaningful ways as one of the top roadblocks for refer […]
This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.An Apple Watch may have saved a teenagers life, and Apple CEO Tim Cook is so pleased that he offered the thankful teen an internship next year. Paul Houle, a 17-year-old from Mas […]
Building products is hard. Building hardware products and taking them to market is nearly impossible. In the past three years of growing Wearable World, I’ve worked with more than 100 hardware entrepreneurs, and together we’ve stumbled through a dragon’s den of challenges unique to the hardware business.As sensors and microprocessors have become cheaper and […]
To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he will not trade it twice. In the blockchain, information is stored in blocks that record all transactions ever done through the network. Hence, it allows validating both the existence of assets to be traded and ownership. Read More
I’ve worked in data science and healthcare-adjacent fields for about five years now. I studied biology and marketing at Wharton, where I did pancreatic cancer research. And I will tell you, regardless of the stunning achievements of access and strength in tech, the healthcare field is not even close to keeping up. Let’s put this in perspective. Read More […]
This summer, as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I had the opportunity to honor an innovative business accelerator called First Batch. This isn’t your typical business accelerator. First Batch is a product accelerator in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and makers bring physical products to market. It’s a […]
The Chinese government's anti-graft campaign, aimed at weeding out corrupt government officials, has been criticized for hindering economic growth and seen as an excuse to crack down on political opponents.
Activists are calling upon the Syrian government to immediately release imprisoned Syrian-Palestinian blogger Bassel Khartabil (Safadi) after he was moved from his prison to an unknown location earlier today.
It's no secret that TiVo has seen its fair share of troubles: after pioneering the DVR over a decade ago, the company could do little to stop cable companies from ultimately dominating the market with their similar DVRs leased directly to subscribers. And now, the core market for DVRs is slowly dissolving as streaming devices become more and more popula […]
The Checker cab is coming back. Well, at least the brand is. A Massachusetts-based car parts company has secured the rights to use the classic trademark on cars, and it sounds like it's going to do it right. So far, all we have are sketches for two prototypes, but it's clear that the classic Checker look is in full force here. That means big, chrom […]
The TV studios just keep the reboots coming. CBS is working on bringing MacGyver back to television, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly. This won't be your parents' MacGyver however; Furious 7 director James Wan is set to executive produce the series, and he's on board to develop what's sure to be an explosive pi […]
Season eight of Doctor Who had a pretty strong character arc for Clara, the ageless Doctor’s traveling companion. She started out distressed by the Doctor’s callousness, but then she learned to be more like him. And now it seems maybe she learned too well.Read more...
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Scientists have just uncovered one of the largest tsunami events in the geologic record, and naturally, it started with an epic splash. 73,000 years ago, the eastern flank of Cape Verde’s Fogo volcano collapsed into the sea, kicking up an 800-foot wave. Read more...
The other night, my friend Fivestar said, “Hey, I’m going to be directing a Star Trek gang bang movie, you want to visit the set?” Just in case you are wondering, the answer to that question should always be yes.Read more...
Daimler's dreams of self-driving big rig trucks just took one step closer to reality. The automaker has conducted the first-ever test of its semi-autonomous Highway Pilot system in a production truck on a public road, driving an augmented Mercedes-...
A team of researchers from the RMIT-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Research Centre has developed a technique to create 10-micron-wide flower-like structures that bloom like the real thing. The group mixed two ingredients in water to make t...
Google Glass (aka Project Aura), as cool as it is, isn't very immersive: you're still looking at flat pictures superimposed on a 3D world. You may see some added depth in the future, though. Google has filed for a patent on a "head wearable display...
“In-person meetings are more effective than virtual ones.” That’s the stale, but strongly supported view on virtual interaction, backed by many experts in the field. A study by Oxford Economics a few years back found that every dollar invested in business travel results in $12.50 in revenues and $3.80 in new profits. Yet, tight budgets, busy schedules, bette […]
Lately it’s been becoming more common to start an ecommerce business before transitioning into the retail brick-and-mortar space down the line. While this hasn’t always been a traditional growth strategy for many retailers, ecommerce giants such as NastyGal, ModCloth, Warby Parker and Bonobos have all begun expanding by opening physical locations. By gleanin […]
Adobe is gearing up as we speak for its event of the year: Adobe MAX, the company’s annual Creativity Conference. It’s a huge gathering of artists, designers, photographers, filmmakers, audio experts and Web developers who will spend three days sharing experiences and learning more about creative tools and processes. Look for a brand new addition to TypeKit, […]