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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 […]

Social media changes the way the news covers conflicts around the world

November 20th, 2014 at 5:04 pm » Comments Off

Web Summit conference in Dublin. Social media has changed the way news organizations cover conflicts around the world, but traditional journalistic values are still vital. These were the conclusions from a panel at the Web Summit conference in Dublin. The conference featured representatives from Time, Vice News and News Corporation-owned social curation service Storyful.   […]

Manufacturing will radically change with HP’s move into the 3D printing market

November 19th, 2014 at 5:59 pm » Comments Off

HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer. In October, HP announced that it’s entering the 3D printing market with an industrial machine that is 10 times faster and 50% cheaper than current systems, immediately brought out the online snark.    

Lowe’s introduces robotic sales assistants to help customers

November 18th, 2014 at 2:54 pm » Comments Off

The robots have been dubbed OSHbots. Robots are coming to Lowe’s. The company is testing whether new robots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail. (Video)    

Input from humans can make the Internet of Things smarter

November 16th, 2014 at 8:16 am » Comments Off

Internet of Things (IoT) systems usually consist of a set of sensors that collect information, which is then transmitted between different devices without human intervention. At the same time, today’s mobile infrastructure — the devices, the apps — is typically all about human interaction.    

America is the no-vacation nation

November 16th, 2014 at 8:05 am » Comments Off

The U.S. is the only advanced economy in the world that doesn’t guarantee workers paid vacation. There’s a problem in the United States when it comes to Americans taking a vacation. Four in 10 employees offered paid time off don’t use it all, which is kind of a slap in the face to those who don’t […]

The mobile world by the numbers

November 14th, 2014 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

Smartphone users found they use their smartphones for 221 tasks consuming three hours and 16 minutes per day. Here are a few stats that were pulled together for the Code/Mobile conference that provide a snapshot of just how pervasive mobile technology is today.    

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