Category: Digital & Tech
Finding a Market for Failures
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If at first you don't succeed, try, try somewhere else

Last week, Google Africa launched its Gmail SMS service, which allows users to receive email directly to their phone. If you have a smartphone, Read More »

Be Kind to Each Other!
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Thanks to some business-savvy social entrepreneurs, the returns on doing good and supporting others are suddenly getting better and better.

You may be one of the millions of viewers who felt disgust on watching the video of bus monitor Karen Klein being harassed by teenagers Read More »

Video Games and Co-Creation: Making Something out of Something
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How video games are taking advantage of new forms of co-creation.

Video games, long a stilted, mostly one-way conversation between developers and users, have begun harnessing the power of social media to influence and improve Read More »

Three Innovations That Are Already Changing Your “Today”
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Why wait for tomorrow? A look at the companies that are inventing the future now

While we love some of the ideas from the New York Times’ 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow (hangover cures! Roller coasters with Read More »

The Internet Paradox: Loneliness and You
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How people are trying to bridge the loneliness gap

In one of the great ironies of life, the advent of the Internet, with all its social connectivity and instant gratification, also brought with Read More »

Journalists Be Warned: Robots are Coming For Your Job
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Narrative Science, an automated algorithm that curates data and writes an article, is another step in normalizing robots

In Futurama, a cartoon set 1000 years in the future, robots are common sights, performing a multitude of tasks, while also providing a lot Read More »

Five Rules for Companies Navigating the Pinsanity
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Understanding and appreciating your audience is key to encouraging fans to share your content

Since Google Double Click’s announcement that Pinterest was the fastest website in history to reach the 10 million viewers a month threshold, businesses have Read More »

Is “Open Journalism” the Future of News?
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With newspapers struggling to stay relevant in the digital age, UK's The Guardian proposes a more open style of reporting

On Leap Day last week, UK’s The Guardian, one of the nation’s largest newspapers, announced their new Open Journalism initiative with a rather intense, Read More »

Cutting the Cable: No Going Back
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Substantial savings and access to great content: the streaming experiment is a success

While our digital streaming experiment has gone well over the past month (see Part 1 and Part 2), we’ve held off cutting the cable—or, Read More »

Cutting the Cable: Active Versus Passive Viewing
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The second part in our series on switching to streaming

Last week, my roommate and I made decision to cut our cable and rely on our newly purchased Roku for streamed content. Unfortunately, a Read More »