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Bleak Survey Finds Google Is Making Your Grandparents Obsolete

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(Photo: Help for Depression) Before the dawn of the Internet, when libraries were places where people read and not just a bathroom for the homeless, young people used to seek out their elders for advice on life's important questions. "How is babby formed?" they wondered. "What's it like being an...
Bleak Survey Finds Google Is Making Your Grandparents Obsolete

Microsoft's quest to build the skills of 300 million youth

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By focusing on innovative technology education programmes to inspire and empower the world's youth, the software giant is strengthening future businessYouth unemployment in both wealthy and developing nations is in part due to a dearth of skills training. In turn, the lack of economic opportunities for the world's young workers...
Microsoft's quest to build the skills of 300 million youth

Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

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HMRC believes Amazon has no fixed place of business in the UK. Perhaps it needs to look again at what goes on in BerkshireThe way companies are taxed has changed with the way corporations have developed in the last 100 years, expanding beyond national borders. The emergence of substantial international...
Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered
Did a new era of spaceflight really just begin?
The Times, ‘Game of Thrones’, and Trayvon Martin: Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free

End of an era: The UK's last typewriter rolls out at Brother's North Wales factory

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Electronics manufacturer Brother is laying claim to having produced the last ever typewriter in the UK, built at its factory in Wrexham, North Wales, the BBC reports. While there will likely be few tears shed at this news, it is still a landmark moment and signals the end of an...
End of an era: The UK's last typewriter rolls out at Brother's North Wales factory

Who still uses typewriters? Prisons, police stations and baby-boomers, it seems.

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In case you missed it, this week heralded the end of an era in the UK, as the last ever typewriter rolled off the production line at Brother’s factory in North Wales. But what perhaps surprised most people was that typewriters were actually still being produced up until this week....
Who still uses typewriters? Prisons, police stations and baby-boomers, it seems.

HiBrow launches its curated video platform, giving users a “backstage pass to the arts”

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A new platform called HiBrow has launched this week, tapping digital technology and the expertise of professional film producers and directors to bring HD video arts programming to the masses. Curated by some well-known names from the UK creative industries, such as Gary Kemp, Ruby Wax, Sir Richard Eyre, Franc...
HiBrow launches its curated video platform, giving users a “backstage pass to the arts”

Hey Security Companies: Stop Your Scare-Tactic Marketing

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What do you call an organism that thrives off the misfortune or mistakes of another?  A lawyer.  Here's another term that works: parasite. And when it comes to the marketing and communication of Internet and Web-based security products, that is an apt metaphor.  Think about it. If you are a...
Hey Security Companies: Stop Your Scare-Tactic Marketing

The biggest problems facing the music industry? We ask SF Music Tech [Video]

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The music industry has been dragged through drastic innovation since it was disrupted by the advent of the Internet through services like Napster, Spotify and Pandora. But what now? We were at Hotel Kabuki at SF Music Tech which brings together reps from both sides of the music industry. Labels...
The biggest problems facing the music industry? We ask SF Music Tech [Video]

Mobile growth is about to be staggering

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The biggest shift in technology since the advent of the Internet is still only just beginning. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- "I remember traffic lights before smartphones," sighed a friend as we sat in traffic behind a car that remained still after the light had turned green. Sure enough,...
Mobile growth is about to be staggering

How To Get A 10x Lift In Monthly Unique Visitors

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Retailers have used signage, billboards, newspapers, magazines, vehicles, buildings, radio, TV – just about every means imaginable to market their products and services. But never have we seen retail marketing spread exponentially in different directions since the advent of the Internet and the... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
How To Get A 10x Lift In Monthly Unique Visitors

Write Your Paper or the Internet Sees Your Embarrassing Duckface Photos

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Duckface. (flickr.com/mr_encyclopedia) Procrastination has only gotten worse since the advent of the Internet; how did people even justify avoiding work prior to that slow slide into a Wikipedia k-hole? Our fast-encroaching apathy is why it's great that we now have Aherk, an app that blackmails you if you don't complete a specified...
Write Your Paper or the Internet Sees Your Embarrassing Duckface Photos

The Digitization of Research And Measurement In Public Relations

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Note: In another of our periodic visits to various public relations firms and agencies, I asked Don Bartholomew, vice president, digital research at Fleishman Hillard, to share some of his thoughts, and his firm’s approach to measuring social media and public relations. Fleishman has a different way of looking at...
The Digitization of Research And Measurement In Public Relations
Final Nintendo Power cover brings the magazine full circle

The future of TV (maybe)

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Outfits like NimbleTV and Aereo want to finally fulfill the promise of web TV. But disrupting the massive home-entertainment industry won’t be easy. FORTUNE — Since the advent of the Internet, web TV has perpetually lingered over the horizon. Years after major cable companies unveiled “TV everywhere” initiatives and giants...
The future of TV (maybe)

CAPTCHA conundrums: Buying tickets online for in-demand shows is a farce and must be fixed

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Have you ever leapt from your seat in excitement upon discovering U2, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen…whoever your mega-famous music artist(s) of choice may be…are playing at a venue near you? Have you then become a little agitated at the thought of procuring a ticket? You’re probably not alone....
CAPTCHA conundrums: Buying tickets online for in-demand shows is a farce and must be fixed

DreamIt Ventures looks to boost eCommerce startups in NYC with new advisory board

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DreamIt Ventures, a NY, Philidelphia and Israel based startup accelerator program, has just announced the creation of a new eCommerce board for its DreamIt NYC Summer 2012 program. The board will help support eCommerce related startups by holding office hours, conducting seminars and offering expert advice and mentorship. The announcement goes to show how the...
DreamIt Ventures looks to boost eCommerce startups in NYC with new advisory board

TiVo's shifts focus to analytics, pays $20M for TRA

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TiVo has made a bold step away from its roots as a pioneering manufacturer of DVR set-top boxes and towards being a leading TV audience research company. On Tuesday, Alviso, Calif.-based TiVo announced its $20 million purchase of TRA Inc., a technology company lauded by TV networks and their advertising...
TiVo's shifts focus to analytics, pays $20M for TRA

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Have We Already Blown Our "Digital Do-Over?"

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Mobile Insights is a new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. How To Drive PC Traffic Through Mobile (Mobile Marketer)Given how consumers are using mobile and PC web in conjunction, there are strong implications for marketers looking...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Have We Already Blown Our "Digital Do-Over?"
Last Minute gifts for entrepreneurs that you won't find anywhere else
As human embrace software, it's time for data centers to catch up
Re-thinking education for the Internet Age

The World Wide Soapbox: Let freedom of speech flourish, but don’t feed the trolls

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“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” wrote Evelyn Beatrice Hall in her biography of Voltaire. This much-quoted mantra is founded on sound principles, chiefly that freedom of speech is such an important tenet of society – regardless of...
The World Wide Soapbox: Let freedom of speech flourish, but don’t feed the trolls

Is There ANY Part Of The Copyright Monopoly That Meets Legislative Quality Bars?

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Any new law that is being made somewhere needs to fulfill three quality criteria to be legislated – honorably legislated, at least. It needs to be necessary, effective, and proportionate: It needs to be necessary – the law being made needs to address a real (or at least perceived) problem....
Is There ANY Part Of The Copyright Monopoly That Meets Legislative Quality Bars?

The current state of Bitcoin: ‘It’s very much growing,’ says Jered Kenna of TradeHill [video]

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With cash and cards becoming obsolete, the banking and payments industry is no exception to innovation from the advent of the Internet. The mobile payments system Square is processing over $4 million in mobile payments per day and just a few blocks away in a warehouse in San Francisco’s startup...
The current state of Bitcoin: ‘It’s very much growing,’ says Jered Kenna of TradeHill [video]
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