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The Singularity and Our Collision Path with the Future

April 18th, 2014 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, has predicted that we will reach a technological singularity by 2045, and science fiction writer Vernor Vinge is betting on 2029, a date that is ironically on the hundredth anniversary of the greatest stock market collapse in human history.    

Mark Cuban invests in PowerPot, a pot that charges your smartphone by boiling water

April 17th, 2014 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

Mark Cuban invests in PowerPot. The PowerPot is an awesome device that charges your phone by boiling water in a pot. The device has just become the next hot thing, thanks to its appearance on ABC’s hit reality show, “Shark Tank.” (Video)    

The problem with profitless-on-purpose startups

April 16th, 2014 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

SpoonRocket There are dozens of services operating in and around San Francisco like – Homejoy for cleaning, BloomThat for flowers, Postmates for courier service, SpoonRocket a gourmet meal-delivery service, and on and on. Most of them provide cheap, convenient amenities at the tap of a smartphone app. Few of them are profitable on a corporate level. […]

Toywheel introduces app that connects toys and augmented reality

April 15th, 2014 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

Toywheel Kids grow up with different technology and toys these days than we did, but you don’t need to be a geek mom or dad to realize that. (Video)

Electric car sales growing 100% every year

April 15th, 2014 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Actually, electric car sales are growing a little bit more than 100%. Every year more and more electric car models are hitting the market. As more consumers begin to adopt the technology electric car sales continue to improve. EV sales are currently growing at a rate of more than 100 percent a year according to […]

Online and mobile advertising hits $43 billion

April 14th, 2014 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Digital revenue surpassed broadcast TV this year. Digital advertising online and via mobile crossed the $40 billion mark for the first time ever this past year, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau. Since 2004, the average growth rate has been 18 percent. And this year, digital ad revenues surpassed broadcast television for the first time.    

Top banking trends of 2014

April 14th, 2014 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

The rapid expansion in ownership of smartphones and tablet devices make today’s consumer want to research financial services on demand. The banking industry has experienced a strong recovery after one of the worst financial crisis. In the evolving banking landscape in emerging economies, the industry is quickly transforming.    

Face-to-face networking meetings work best

April 13th, 2014 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

There is no substitute for gaining someone’s full attention than to meet them face-to-face. Everyone likes being efficient. And most people feel somewhat awkward in meeting new people. So, most people in a job search try to do their “networking” online and over the phone. It seems more efficient in being able to get to […]

Israeli startup StoreDot charges smartphone batteries to full in 30 seconds

April 11th, 2014 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

StoreDot It’s possible that you’ll be able to plug the smartphone in and charge it from 0 percent to 100 percent in just under a minute, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. An Israeli startup by the name of StoreDot revealed the technology at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference using standard smartphone batteries, […]

Design can lead to exceptional returns for shareholders

April 10th, 2014 at 9:09 am » Comments Off

It used to be about “us” and “them.” “Us” were the people who believed that design could add significant value when tightly integrated with other business processes.  “Them” were the majority of managers who didn’t get what design was all about in the first place.    

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