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The video game industry is growing 4 times faster than the U.S. economy

November 25th, 2014 at 6:04 pm » Comments Off

An Electronic Arts employee works on a character for “MySims.” The U.S. economy is on the upswing. Unemployment is down to 5.8 percent, and we’re adding hundreds of thousands of new jobs every months — and the video game industry is partially responsible for that.    



Darkhotel tricks hotel Wi-Fi users into downloading malicious software

November 25th, 2014 at 5:56 pm » Comments Off

Business travelers beware of Darkhotel. There are a lot of reasons not to use Wi-Fi in a hotel. It’s often expensive, sluggish, and unreliable. Sometimes it seems like nobody knows the network password, and when trouble arises it’s hard to convince the front desk that there’s a problem with their network, not one with your devices. […]



Space entrepreneurship is about to become huge despite setbacks with Antares and Virgin Galactic

November 24th, 2014 at 2:28 pm » Comments Off

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo October was a tough month for space enthusiasts and the world’s private space industry. The explosion of the Antares rocket, which was headed to the International Space Station, was followed just a few days later by the crash of Virgin Galactic’s and Scaled Composites’ SpaceShipTwo space plane.    



What Industries will produce the First Trillionaires?

November 24th, 2014 at 2:05 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago I got into a discussion with some friends centered around this question. “What, in your mind, will be the most powerful entity in the world 100 years from now?”    



Not since 1966 has the federal government’s workforce been so small

November 23rd, 2014 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

The shrinking government workforce doesn’t mean that government spending is at record lows. It’s hard to believe the federal government now employs the fewest people since the mid-1960s. Yet according to jobs report earlier this month, the federal government now employs 2,711,000 people (excluding non-civilian military). Among the economy’s largest job sectors, it was the only […]



Calysta, Inc. believes natural gas can feed the world

November 23rd, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Alan Shaw, CEO Calysta, right and Josh Silverman, the chief scientific officer. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, can be gobbled up by protein-producing microbes. The protein biomass is converted into things like food for farmed salmon or chemicals or other products, according to Ian Shaw, CEO of Calysta Inc., and Josh Silverman, the chief […]



The life of the nation’s first marijuana critic

November 22nd, 2014 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Marijuana critic, Jake Brown Seated in a yellow chair, Jake Browne was carefully rotating a marijuana bud between his fingers. “I’m looking for bugs, mildew, things I wouldn’t want to ingest,” he said, leaning forward to hold the nickel-size flower up to the light. He paused, then took a sip of water from a cup […]



The new TV demographics are the ‘ads’ and ‘ad-nots’

November 21st, 2014 at 4:16 pm » Comments Off

In the U.S., when commercial television made its debut, programmers and brands quickly recognized the medium’s rich marketing value. And so began decades of variations in monetizing TV.



Rethinking the role of the strategist in today’s world

November 21st, 2014 at 4:06 pm » Comments Off

Strategists have increased the scope and complexity of their roles beyond planning. Many companies have an executive to guide their strategies. The discipline’s professionalization, which began in earnest in the 1980s as it evolved from the chief executive’s domain into a core corporate function, prompted the creation of heads of strategy, strategic-planning directors, and, more recently, […]



Top 6 best websites for finding remote work for web professionals

November 21st, 2014 at 3:12 pm » Comments Off

Remote work for web professionals is a viable career option. The choice to work from home or any place where there’s an Internet connection is a viable career option for web professionals. If you’re looking to make the leap into telecommuting, a great place to start would be the following top-notch job boards that allow […]



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