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Women, technology and exploring the line between empowerment and manipulation

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What can and should be done to increase women's access to technology in the world, and, once they have access to it, where does empowerment stop and manipulation begin? A gathering of powerful women in politics, policy and technology convened at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., for an event...
Women, technology and exploring the line between empowerment and manipulation

The Consumerization of IT, From a Wider Angle

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Perhaps the greatest single problem afflicting information technology in the enterprise today (outside of this lousy global economy) is how employees using their choice of devices to access corporate network resources impacts security. Although last month's RSA security conference ostensibly devoted its theme to the empowerment of individuals through "the...
The Consumerization of IT, From a Wider Angle

Is Facebook Finally Going To Do Something Interesting?

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I can think of few subjects less interesting than Facebook’s forthcoming IPO. There, I said it. I honestly don’t get what the big deal is. So a few thousand people will finally liquidize their locked-up wealth, and the hoi polloi will at last be able to buy Facebook shares. Stop...
Is Facebook Finally Going To Do Something Interesting?

Boot up: Apple app pirates, the lost web, Berners-Lee on link myths, and more

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Plus how Irish papers wanted to charge for inbound links, Google's subtle attack on the iPhone, Nokia's decline mapped out, and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamNew services bypass Apple DRM to allow pirated iOS app installs without jailbreaking...
Boot up: Apple app pirates, the lost web, Berners-Lee on link myths, and more
It’s Time to Stop Talking About Women in Tech

Apple's growing pains, culture of secrecy and the iPad

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Filed under: AppleOn Saturday, when you plug in your shiny new iPad and peruse the App Store for apps, you'll see 'HD' or 'XL' designations for iPad-specific apps. You may wonder what that's all about. It's about a lack of solid information, driven by a top-down policy of secrecy. When...
Apple's growing pains, culture of secrecy and the iPad

Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

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This post is brought to you by HP Elite. Find out more at hp.com/elite. It’s simple fact that there is no better form of advertising than organic word of mouth marketing. There is no recommendation like the one that comes from a trusted or loved one – those that...
Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

Internet: a web for the world | Editorial

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For now this must be a battle between philosophies. It must be a web not for the consumer, but for the citizenThe chance to construct a new society is the stuff of dreamers and proselytisers. It is centuries since every readily habitable corner of the earth was populated, and constructing...
Internet: a web for the world | Editorial

Obama Gives a Shout-Out to MEET, the Israeli-Palestinian Youth Tech Project

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When we heard about a project that pairs Israeli and Palestinian teens to learn about tech and business, we were immediately intrigued. After learning more, we made MEET (Middle East Empowerment Through Technology) one of the original Global Voices at the D: Dive Into Mobile event scheduled for last fall....
Obama Gives a Shout-Out to MEET, the Israeli-Palestinian Youth Tech Project

iWitness: A new iPhone app that looks to stop crime in its tracks

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It’s happened to all of us. You’re walking alone and you get that creepy feeling that someone is watching or tracking your movements. You feel unsafe, and you’re not sure what to do, so you clutch your mobile phone. Greg Heuss wants to turn that fear into a situation of...
iWitness: A new iPhone app that looks to stop crime in its tracks
3-D printers: putting a factory on every corner

Letters: mobile banking benefits outweigh risks

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Push for more initiatives to support mobile banking in developing countries - don't let security risks slow progressThere are no doubt security risks and concerns around privacy that need to be looked into when it comes to the phenomenal growth in mobile banking. But haven't we faced such risks in...
Letters: mobile banking benefits outweigh risks

Facebook Is Under Attack For Not Having A Woman On Its Board Of Directors

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UltraViolet, a political group that fights sexism, has a bone to pick with Facebook. It wants Facebook to put a women on its board of directors and is urging its 300,000 members to petition Facebook about it. They have a point. More than half of Facebook's users are women...
Facebook Is Under Attack For Not Having A Woman On Its Board Of Directors

Unofficial Apple 'union' leader leaves the company tomorrow

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Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET Cory Moll, an Apple retail employee who founded an unofficial union for Apple Store staff, is leaving the company tomorrow, having apparently resigned. Moll founded the ‘Apple Workers Union’ as a facebook page and now-defunct website, describing it as “a movement of empowerment to bring change and improvement...
Unofficial Apple 'union' leader leaves the company tomorrow

Is your biological clock ticking? Join our conversation about fertility

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Artist Mira Kaddoura created 'The Wonder Clock' to start a conversation about fertility – and we want to hear from you"Hi. My name is Mira and I am ticking."So begins Mira Kaddoura's introduction to "The Wonder Clock", a digital art project that counts down the days left in the Portland,...
Is your biological clock ticking? Join our conversation about fertility

RT @DigitalEquality "Thanks for shout out about Digital Empowerment Summit tomorrow! We will bridge the #DigitalDivide http://ow.ly/1BIP2"

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RT @DigitalEquality "Thanks for shout out about Digital Empowerment Summit tomorrow! We will bridge the #DigitalDivide http://ow.ly/1BIP2"
Why your startup is half as effective as it should be

MakerBot Boots 3D Printed Gun Parts from Thingiverse

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(Photo: MakerBot) After the events in Newtown, the gun control debate has taken on a new urgency. Suddenly 3D-printed firearms look a lot less like a thought-provoking experiment and more like a danger to the public–and Makerbot wants nothing to do with that. CNET reports that just yesterday, it was...
MakerBot Boots 3D Printed Gun Parts from Thingiverse

99Designs for the 99%: Occupy.com crowdsources search for new logo

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The Occupy.com logo contest on 99Designs (click to enlarge) Snazzy logos aren’t just for corporations anymore. Occupy.com, the soon-to-be-launched website for the international Occupy protest movement, has turned to the online graphic design marketplace 99Designs to find a logo. The “Occupy 99Designs” design contest, which launched Wednesday and will run...
99Designs for the 99%: Occupy.com crowdsources search for new logo

Not This Again: IEEE Plays Up Bogus 'Digital Sharecropping' Argument Again

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Nearly six years ago, we wrote about the ridiculousness of Nick Carr's suggestion that Web 2.0 was all about "digital sharecropping", in which online service providers are somehow "exploiting" users to take the fruits of their labors. I would hope that, with six years of hindsight, people would still remember...
Not This Again: IEEE Plays Up Bogus 'Digital Sharecropping' Argument Again

True&Co Takes $2M Seed Funding From First Round, SoftTech, Others To Shake Up The Bra Industry

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The women’s liberation movement once taught ladies to cast off their bras in solidarity and empowerment; now a new startup, founded by two women, is inverting that formula to make sure that when you put it back on, that bra fits like a glove. True&Co is launching an online bra...
True&Co Takes $2M Seed Funding From First Round, SoftTech, Others To Shake Up The Bra Industry

One-Fifth Of Women In Developing World Countries Think Internet Use Is Inappropriate For Them

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The study poses a big question to worldwide Internet campaigners--how can they change perception of the web in emerging nations? A study released by Intel Corporation on women and the Internet has found some interesting trends. Researchers, who consulted with the U.S. State Department and UN Women, found that...
One-Fifth Of Women In Developing World Countries Think Internet Use Is Inappropriate For Them
FINALLY SOME SENSE: A 3D Printing Heavyweight Decides It's Not Necessary To Make Guns At Home

Enterprise-Class 3D Printers To Drop Under $2,000 By 2016, Says Report

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3D printing is still in its infancy. But, to use an overused phrase, it is the future. From home use to enterprise use, 3D printing will continue to grow and break into new areas. With that comes price reductions. So much so that Gartner predicts enterprise-class 3D printers (read: 3D...
Enterprise-Class 3D Printers To Drop Under $2,000 By 2016, Says Report

Packing For Walden

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I’m probably going to be consigned to whatever level of hell is reserved for pretentious editorialists for saying this, but sometimes when I’m trying to evaluate some new piece of technology, I consider whether Henry David Thoreau would have taken it to Walden Pond with him. Wait, just give me...
Packing For Walden

Startup lessons learned from Warren Buffett

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(Editor’s note: Lou Hoffman is CEO of The Hoffman Agency, a public relations firm with multiple offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.) It’s not enough that Warren Buffett has become one of the richest men in the world. He’s also a world-class storyteller –...
Startup lessons learned from Warren Buffett

Unleashing the real promise of enterprise mobile: Empowerment, elevation, and revenue

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Dave Yarnold is the CEO of ServiceMax, a provider of field service management software. Last month, Mayfield Fund’s Robin Vasan and Prashant Fuloria wrote about the smart apps explosion here on VentureBeat — across both the consumer and...
Unleashing the real promise of enterprise mobile: Empowerment, elevation, and revenue
Geek of the Week: Archana Somasegar, 15-year-old advocate for girls in developing nations
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