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The Software Revolution

February 21st, 2015 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

The Software Revolution By Sam Altman In human history, there have been three great technological revolutions and many smaller ones.  The three great ones are the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the one we are now in the middle of—the software revolution.

Data mining shows global link between wealth and corruption

February 20th, 2015 at 3:03 pm » Comments Off

A question that social scientists and economists have long puzzled over, how corruption arises in different cultures and why it is more prevalent in some countries than others.  But finding correlations between corruption and other measures of economic or social activity has always been difficult.

Drivers refusing to talk to police at DUI checkpoints

February 19th, 2015 at 3:06 pm » Comments Off

  It has never been said that it is fun to go through a DUI checkpoint, at the very least because they slow people from getting to their destination.  However, it is generally understood that while not very fun, the checkpoints help to keep drunk or impaired drivers off the road.

Report: Children’s digital skills don’t match their confidence levels

February 16th, 2015 at 1:18 pm » Comments Off

  Most children believe they know more about the internet than their parents, yet 43 percent do not know how report abuse on social networking sites.  

Millennials want to work for organizations that focus on purpose not profit

February 14th, 2015 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

We project on them both the worst—they’re all lazy and apathetic!—and the best—they’re all progressive and caring—about our society so Millennials have taken on an almost mythic air in our country.  

All over the world girls outperform boys in math and science

February 3rd, 2015 at 7:25 pm » Comments Off

With Silicon Valley struggling to add diversity into the male-dominated tech companies, a new study suggests that women have a natural head start.

Harvard professors: Privacy is dead and it’s never coming back

January 27th, 2015 at 1:09 pm » Comments Off

Imagine a world where a department store knows from your buying habits that you’re pregnant even before your family does or mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. 

The Branding of Marijuana in the Marketplace

January 10th, 2015 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

The market for marijuana is changing, at least in the states where the drug has been legalized. In Colorado and Washington, where recreational marijuana is legal for adults, cannabis sellers are finding new approaches to the way they sell their products. The new business plan, for many, includes advertising and marketing — a shifting image.

Trading in your Soul for Venture Capital

January 9th, 2015 at 3:30 pm » Comments Off

In the tech industry, we celebrate raising money as a victory second only to that of a successful exit. And while I recognize that venture capital is often an unavoidable requirement for growing a business, most entrepreneurs, and the tech community at large — who often seem to push people into raising VC — would […]

Nielsen Report: Streaming Increases while TV Ratings Falter

January 3rd, 2015 at 3:20 pm » Comments Off

The latest report from Nielsen shows the growing change in how consumers are watching their favorite shows. Last quarter, the number of people watching traditional television dipped by 4-percent, but those watching shows through online streaming services skyrocketed by 60-percent. This is in comparison to the same quarter (Q3) last year, and it is anticipated […]

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