Trend: Digital Lives
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 »

How to Compete with Online Retailers
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Brick-and-mortar stores adapt to the evolving marketplace

Stop us if you’ve heard this story before: thanks to new technology, a new company starts selling goods remotely and delivers them right to 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 »

Twitter Removing Content but Increasing Transparency
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Governments and online services compromise on information and control

The Internet has given more people more access to information than ever before—a fact that concerns governments around the world. European nations are censoring Read More »

Cutting the Cable: Experimenting with Switching to Streaming
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A personal account of the decision-making process

It’s no secret that American consumers have been dropping their cable subscriptions—pay TV providers suffered their worst decline ever in Q2 2011—in favor of Read More »

How Facebook Wants You to Write “Your Story”
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With the introduction of Facebook timeline, a new emphasis is being placed on writing “your story,” from beginning to end

Facebook is rolling out another mandatory design change in the coming weeks in the form of Timeline. This will dramatically change the presentation of Read More »