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Ecademy Chairman Says Limited Networks are "Flawed"

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This week, Ecademy chairman Thomas Power and I presented to a roomful of executives in various influential positions in Silicon Valley companies on leveraging social media and taking advantage of new networks or technologies to find information faster and make the right decisions at the right time. (See the presentation...
Ecademy Chairman Says Limited Networks are "Flawed"

Tiffany Shlain: National Day of Unplugging March 19, Sunset to Sunset March 20 (VIDEO)

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Shabbat is a very old idea -- 5000 years old. And people have been talking about "technology shabbats" for a while ... but perhaps today, we. Really. Need. An. Intervention. I definitely do. Recently addicted to tweeting, I became that person I hated who pulled out her iPhone while actually...
Tiffany Shlain: National Day of Unplugging March 19, Sunset to Sunset March 20 (VIDEO)
DARPA wants 'the love hormone' to treat PTSD, master propaganda

How to design for the ears

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We do a lot of designing for your ears, explains Pandora’s CTO Tom Conrad. The Internet radio leader uses billions of data points — from their music genome project to their user’s interactions with the music — to design the experience of the perfect play list. Conrad talked to us...
How to design for the ears

How media companies can start to think more like startups

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One of the central themes of the RoadMap conference we just finished doing in San Francisco earlier this week was the importance of design, and how companies both big and small need to think about design in an age of ubiquitous connectedness — and not just design in the sense...
How media companies can start to think more like startups

Kickstarter goes live in the UK

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Kickstarter is now open for business in the U.K. and is already posting about 200 projects from British creators on its first day. The crowd-funding site has been a huge hit in the U.S. with more than 75,000 projects launched and$343 million successfully raised but creators in other countries were...
Kickstarter goes live in the UK

Pope Takes First Cautious Step On Twitter -- Sends 'Hello World' Tweet

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The Pope has sent his first ever tweet, after joining the social network earlier this month. The tweet references the connectedness offered by social media — noting that he is “pleased to get in touch” and thanking his (Twitter) followers for their “generous response” — presumably to his arrival (as @Pontifex) on...
Pope Takes First Cautious Step On Twitter -- Sends 'Hello World' Tweet

It’s about time: U.S. almost gets serious about broadband buildout

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After writing about broadband for nearly a decade-and-a-half, it is finally good to see our politicians actually thinking about broadband and connectedness in a thoughtful manner. Almost! First, the news: On Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama will sign an order to make the approval process for broadband network buildout...
It’s about time: U.S. almost gets serious about broadband buildout

Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)

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If wearable technology wants to break into the mainstream, it has to overcome the geek factor. And that may be tough when King of the Nerds Sergey Brin is touting Google Glass on New York’s subways. Some companies are actually opting for prominent devices as a way to show off your connectedness, or...
Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)

It's still early days for connected wearables

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We’re at the very beginning of the era of connected wearables, like wristbands that track your health data, says Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman. It’s a similar phase to when the desktop computer was in the Home Brew Computer Club Days, says Rahman, but eventually more and more things we wear...
It's still early days for connected wearables

7 stories to read this weekend

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It is good to be back in the swing of things, collecting stories for you to read on the weekend. Here is a potpourri of ideas and writings that are worth spending your time on. Up all night: that sounds like a bad ’80s track, but it is also the...
7 stories to read this weekend
Foundation: NationBuilder CEO Jim Gilliam on How to Build a Movement
United States of Connectedness: What works for Internet of things

Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work

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A year ago, I hosted a small conclave of fellow (early) explorers of the post-html Internet. And while we are not of the SnapChat generation, most of us grew up connected. There were some who helped build the gear that runs the post-1999 Internet, and some who built the space...
Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work

What lawsuits? Zynga's on a tear today following the announcement of upcoming game 'ChefVille'

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Despite a weak earnings report, lowered yearly financial projections, and two lawsuits, Zynga’s stock is flying high today, following the public announcement of its forthcoming game, ‘ChefVille.’ Last week TNW reported on a very odd occurrence: Following being slapped with not one, but two lawsuits, Zynga’s stock rose. Given that...
What lawsuits? Zynga's on a tear today following the announcement of upcoming game 'ChefVille'

How Amazon can be a friend to small businesses

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I’ve been testing out the Kindle Fire tablet for the last several weeks. At $199, it’s a tremendous value. It’s no iPad — I just upgraded to the new iPad as well — but it provides a solid base-level tablet and reader. I can think of a lot of uses...
How Amazon can be a friend to small businesses

Labor Efficiency: The Next Great Internet Disruption

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Editor’s note: Nick Cronin is a former corporate attorney and now the President and Founder of ExpertBids.com, which is based in Chicago. For more than a decade now, the Internet has done a great job of making things in our day-to-day lives more efficient by easily connecting parties who can...
Labor Efficiency: The Next Great Internet Disruption
Mobile phones and social networks are turning us into a bunch of whiners
The Power of Connectedness: How Social Media Usage Among China's Digital Natives Is Evolving

Samsung details Innovation Centers in San Francisco and New York, focusing hard on software + hardware marriage

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David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. Given the media / content focus of the event, the...
Samsung details Innovation Centers in San Francisco and New York, focusing hard on software + hardware marriage

How Social Networks are Killing the Internet

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Share this on Facebook! Tweet this to your followers! Pin it to Pinterest! Submit the link to StumbleUpon and drive tons of traffic to your site! Digg it and hopefully more eyeballs will see it (and then it will end up on Facebook through the Digg Social Reader). Isn't it...
How Social Networks are Killing the Internet

Eric Schmidt of Google gives Europe a digital pep talk - video | Newton Channel

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The executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, gives a talk at the EC Innovation Convention in which he recommends that Europe 'over-invest' in connectedness and networking and smash barriers to the free movement of data. 'The way we will get through these problems is through innovation,' he says, adding that...
Eric Schmidt of Google gives Europe a digital pep talk - video | Newton Channel

Yves Behar: Connectedness is what design does best

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How important is design for this age of connectedness? Connecting the world is what design does best, said Yves Behar, speaking at the GigaOM Roadmap 2012 event on Monday. Behar, the CEO of fuseproject and CCO of Jawbone noted that “disconnected products in marketing and execution is what people hate....
Yves Behar: Connectedness is what design does best

How to design a store in a world of connectivity

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Tesla’s VP of Worldwide Sales and Ownership Experience, George Blankenship, arguably knows more than anyone about how to design a disruptive brick and mortar store. Before he joined electric car company Tesla, he created the store experience for Apple, which has one of the most compelling in-store user experiences out...
How to design a store in a world of connectivity

Finding Inspiration In The Aurora Tragedy, By Helping Victims Through HopeMob

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I’ve gone through various stages of “connectedness” in my life. We all have. Some of you are so young that you’ve never known anything else and some of you remember the days when you only knew the local news and big events like going to the moon. Today, we no...
Finding Inspiration In The Aurora Tragedy, By Helping Victims Through HopeMob

Announcing RISD President John Maeda to speak at RoadMap

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We’re super excited to announce that the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda, will be giving a talk on the future of design, leadership and connected culture at our RoadMap event taking place on November 5th in San Francisco. RoadMap is a day long event that...
Announcing RISD President John Maeda to speak at RoadMap

The new era of startups focused on design

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Startups that really make a commitment to design and user experience are emerging as the web and mobile’s most successful companies, like Instagram and Pinterest. Mike McCue, CEO and co-founder of social digital magazine Flipboard, explains to us in this video interview clip that he’s seen a resurgence of startups...
The new era of startups focused on design

The new guard: Look at who is buying technology companies now

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A few days ago, I pointed out the inevitability of the Internet and how it was going to play an increasing role in the companies that have traditionally not been classified as technology companies. Those companies — big and small — are going to find it difficult to find a...
The new guard: Look at who is buying technology companies now

Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap

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When a company can craft an annual report that looks like a work of art, you know it has design in its DNA.  And when a startup spawns a crop of clones that barely bother to change their names, you know it’s making a mark. Eyewear maker Warby Parker and...
Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap

Kickstarter's Perry Chen to speak at our RoadMap conference

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I have always maintained that Kickstarter is not just a startup. It is instead an agent of change that portends a big economic shift. It is part of a shift away from industrial-era economics to a maker economy that is now possible because of the constant state of connectedness. That...
Kickstarter's Perry Chen to speak at our RoadMap conference
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