Karen Olcott

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Port Of Baltimore Seeks Boost From Panama Canal Expansion

There is constant motion around four new supersized, Chinese-made cranes as they unload cargo from a ship at the Port of Baltimore's freshly constructed Seagirt Marine Terminal.<p>Control cabs whir across the cranes' broad steel beams, and thick cables spin from giant wheels. Containers packed with …

Mobile PC Market To More Than Double On Demand For Tablets And Touch PCs, According To Report

The mobile PC market isn’t doing great, but that’s only if you look at it independently of tablet device sales. NPD DisplaySearch now says that over the next five years, however, the mobile PC market will more than double, growing from 367.6 million units in 2012 to 762.7 million by 2017.<p>The growth …

Instagram's rise and the billion dollar deal that made it

Instagram is the ubiquitous service that everyone thinks of when they talk of mobile photography, but its rise to fame wasn't without intrigue. Kara Swisher has written a lengthy piece for <i>Vanity Fair</i> that details the inauspicious beginnings of the company, to its various investment deals and …

Meet The Guy Who Helped Google Beat Apple's Siri

For all the attention lavished on Siri, the often-clever voice-driven virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone, Google’s mobile search app lately has impressed a lot more people. That’s partly thanks to Google Now, its own virtual assistant that’s part of that app, which some observers think is more …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Half a Million and Counting...

Half a Million and Counting…<p>Inside Flipboard / April 11, 2013<p>It’s been two weeks since the new edition of Flipboard was released, allowing readers to …

Making Sense of Cents, Marketplace Comes to Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / April 16, 2013<p>For 24 years, Marketplace, a daily radio program on American Public Media, has relied on the art of storytelling to …

Morphed Animals Created Weird New Species in Funny Mashup Series

What if different species could mate? Redditor gyyp imagines just what that would look like and shares his Photoshopped creations for the world to look on in disbelief and wonder. The photo manipulator's <i>Weird Animals</i> collection pairs ducks with elephants, pugs with gorillas, guinea pigs with …

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