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July 22nd, 2014 at 9:41 am

Growing trend among young singles who treat pets like girlfriends and boyfriends

Lucy, a 1 year old Burmese Mountain dog and her owner Alfred Pretrone.

There’s “something special” about Lucy, says Alfred Pretrone about his female companion. She’s good-looking, “chill” and she makes the stress melt away at the end of a long day. But Lucy isn’t Mr. Petrone’s girlfriend. She’s his dog.

 

 

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July 17th, 2014 at 9:08 am

The ongoing newspaper crisis by the numbers

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Publishers have failed to adequately respond to the new ways that consumers get information.

About ten years after the commercial debut of the Internet, America’s newspapers posted record high advertising sales of $49.4 billion in 2005. This lead many publishers to think their businesses would not be seriously affected by the digital revolution. But they were wrong.

 

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July 8th, 2014 at 9:30 am

Disruption is a byproduct of entrepreneurship, not a business model

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The two most cited disruptive business ventures are AirBnB and Uber.

Today’s “disruptors,” and those who write about them, are doing a disservice by using the word as a synonym for, or add-on to, entrepreneur. By doing so, they are missing some key points.

 

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July 7th, 2014 at 9:10 am

Top 5 things to help you think differently

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To help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends in communication, technology, and our dynamic world, here are some resources to help you think differently about the way your organization is communicating, sharing, and inspiring its constituents.

 

 

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July 2nd, 2014 at 9:37 am

Small and midsized companies struggle with their U.S.-based factories

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More than 80% of companies bringing work back to the U.S. have $200 million or less in sales.

In recent years, some small and midsize companies have brought manufacturing back to the U.S. but they have found it a bumpy road. Shortages of skilled workers are a common problem, as are difficulties navigating complex regulatory systems that govern modern American manufacturing.

 

 

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June 29th, 2014 at 8:30 am

Educational technology is making achievement gaps bigger between rich and poor

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Poor kids don’t receive as much guidance in a library as affluent kids do.

“The Badlands” is the local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kennsington. The neighborhood is pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. The neighborhood of Chestnut Hill is just a few miles to the northwest of Kennsington but seems to belong to a different universe. In Chestnut Hill, educated professionals shop the boutiques along Germantown Avenue and return home to gracious stone and brick houses, the average price of which hovers above $400,000.

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June 25th, 2014 at 9:46 am

Top 7 rules for hiring great developers

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The war for programming talent is hotter than ever.

The need for developer talent is greater than ever. Everyone needs coder, whether you’re trying to build mobile apps, redesign the user experience on your public website, or keep business-critical applications on the cutting edge.

 

 

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June 23rd, 2014 at 11:19 am

‘Situational Futuring’ and 44 Mind-Stretching Scenarios to Learn How to Use It

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Last week I got into a discussion with a friend about the concept of self-contained water. If you think in terms of picking up a bottle of water, only without the bottle, you get the picture.

 

 

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June 20th, 2014 at 11:05 am

The state of the internet in 10 graphs

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Share of Internet usage is two times higher in Asia and Africa.

Over the past two years online photo sharing has sextupled. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.

 

 

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June 13th, 2014 at 8:07 am

Artificial Intelligence will be Crashing the Stock Market in 3, 2, 1…

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Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago, Stephen Hawking opened the world’s eyes to the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), warning that it has the potential of outsmarting humans in the financial markets. But few people realize that we are already in imminent danger of this happening.

 

 

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