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Huge 43% growth in online video watching in one year

October 31st, 2014 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

People on the Internet watched 38.2 billion free videos online in the second quarter of 2014. A new report from Adobe has found that we are wasting more time than ever watching video, and we are increasingly doing it online. What’s more, “online” no longer means “on a computer” — it increasingly means on a […]



Video gamers speak out against sexual harassment

October 31st, 2014 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Adult women are playing video games in greater numbers than ever. Heather Knight thought she had found a like-minded community when she joined her first formal gaming group. The last thing she expected was what came next: unwanted, sexually harassing messages from her fellow players.    



Online competency-based education is going to revolutionize the workforce, not MOOCs

October 31st, 2014 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

We already know that recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don’t communicate much about a candidate’s potential and fit, but now data is confirming this. Employers need to know what a student knows and can do.  



All of the biggest and oldest tech companies will be forced to break up: Marc Andreessen

October 31st, 2014 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

Marc Andreessen eBay, Hewlett-Packard and Symantec are three huge companies that have decided to split apart.  Super investor Marc Andreessen was involved in two of these companies and predicts that this is only the beginning. He sits on the boards of eBay and HP.    



Top 11 facts shaping the global mobile industry

October 30th, 2014 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

MEF findings paint a global picture of the mobile content and commerce industry. MEF is the global community for mobile content and commerce. They will launch their findings of their 4thannual Global Consumer Survey in November at MEF Global Forum 2014, which connects international mobile leaders in the heart of Silicon Valley.    



Which airlines offer the most legroom?

October 30th, 2014 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

Not all airlines are created equal when it comes to legroom. Legroom has become the most appreciated feature when traveling, yet it is quickly disappearing on most airplanes. Use these graphics from Conde Nast Traveler and Cheap Flights to find the major airlines with the most legroom. (Graphics)



Why women are leaving science, engineering, and tech jobs

October 30th, 2014 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

80% of the women say they love their work, yet many still report barriers to getting to the top. Women in the U.S. who are working in the science, engineering, and tech fields are 45% more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within the year, according to recent research from the Center […]



Here’s where 620 million people in Africa live without electricity

October 30th, 2014 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

The International Energy Agency has come out with an in-depth analysis of Africa’s energy sector.  According to the IEA report, there are 620 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who don’t have any electricity at all — and fixing that could require burning a lot more fossil fuels.    



India to boost demand-side energy efficiency by selling $6 LED lamp for $0.16

October 29th, 2014 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

India plans to offer subsidized LED lamps to households to reduce power demand and improve energy efficiency. Measures have been initiated by the ministry of power in India to keep the promise of Prime Minister Modi to provide electricity supply and lamps to all households in the country by the end of the decade. The latest measure […]



Plug-in electric vehicles to communicate with electric companies via the cloud

October 29th, 2014 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

A two-way communication platform would allow plug-in electric vehicles to work with power grids. Ford Motor Company and seven global automakers have joined together for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use and improve the […]



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