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July 31st, 2014 at 8:49 am

Top 5 emerging trends in America’s libraries

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Digital resources are growing throughout libraries.

In libraries in the U.S. technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly, and important tech tools that serve entire communities are available at nearly all libraries across the nation.

 

 

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July 31st, 2014 at 8:30 am

Why the Internet of Things just became very interesting

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The Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector.

The Internet of Things (IoT) computing phase is the next industrial revolution, according to experts. And an estimated 50 billion connected devices and I0T solutions will reach $7.1 trillion by 2020.

 

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July 31st, 2014 at 8:08 am

How five U.S. innovations helped improve schools in Finland even as American’s ignore the same reforms

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Finland has a staggering record of education success.

Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish educator and scholar, is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices. He is the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?”and a former director general of Finland’s Center for International Mobility and Cooperation. Sahlberg is now a visiting professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has written a number of important posts for this blog, including “What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools,” and “What the U.S. can’t learn from Finland about ed reform.”

 

 

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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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