Andrew Gottlieb

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Google's Next Big Battle: A Conversation With Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki

Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’s dressed in jeans and a simple maroon top and speaks with an almost …

AOL doubles down on personalization, buying Gravity for $90 million

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>For nearly five years, Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup Gravity, head up by a group of former MySpace execs, has tried to …

Zipi Solves The Single Most Annoying Thing About Using Earbuds

The Zipi is a Kickstarter project that appears humble and almost silly on the surface, but that actually solves one of the biggest problems I have with day-to-day use of earbud headphones. I use earbuds whenever I leave the house, because exposing yourself to the noise of streets and other human …

Incipio & AT&T finally launch NFC-enabled Cashwrap iPhone case for ISIS payments

A little over a year ago at CES 2013, we first got a look at a new case from Incipio that would allow iPhone users to take advantage of the NFC-based ISIS mobile wallet service that rolled out back in October 2012 for AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers. While ISIS is usually restricted to NFC …

An untold story: What the Nest acquisition means for utilities

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Nest<p>We have seen many articles on Google’s planned $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest. And rightfully so. This story has …

Moment’s Mobile Camera Lenses Make The Smartphone The New Interchangeable Lens System

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584288471/moment-amazing-lenses-for-mobile-photography<p>A few people have come up with add-on lens solutions for the iPhone and other smartphones, and now the Moment Kickstarter project wants to take that concept further with a bayonet-mounted lens system that …

Yahoo Acquires Virtual World Gaming Startup Cloud Party, Will Shut It Down

Yahoo is doing more than just throwing shade at Google on Twitter today and then taking it back – the company has acquired Cloud Party, a browser-based game creation engine. In a blog post today, the Cloud Party team shared that they will be joining Yahoo after two years of operation, and that the …

Smartphone Use At Night Hurts Sleep And Workplace Productivity: Study

Sure, we know that screen time right before bed is bad for sleep. And turns out, using your smartphone late at night also makes you feel depleted in the morning, thereby making you less focused and engaged at work, according to a small new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Organizational …

Microsoft's Tablet Strategy Pays Off

<i>Disclosure: I own MSFT stock</i><p>Microsoft Corporation seems to be getting its business strategy right, as evidenced by a recent earnings report.<p>Yesterday, the company announced revenue of $24.52 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted …

This is the world’s best-designed pizza box

A Mumbai businessman has revolutionized the way hot take-out food will reach you. His solution: making sure the packaging has proper ventilation.<p>Tired of having too many soggy pizzas delivered to him, Vinay Mehta decided to do something about it. In 2006, with a pen knife, some cardboard and a long …

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Why Brooklyn Is The New Mecca For Fledgling Tech Startups

Perhaps the grass is greener on the East Coast, but here in Brooklyn and throughout New York City, tech companies have been helping neighborhoods flourish because they are choosing to work in collaborative, creative environments.<p>We have not seen the insular migration patterns where firms attempt to …

Innovation Economy

GE's bringing good things, and massive robots, to life

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>America was in the middle of a post-war economic boom during the '50s and industries were in a rush to build the future, often with outlandish …

Google imagines free taxis to transport web shoppers to stores

Google’s latest ad-powered concept might just tempt web shoppers into retail stores in the future. In a patent granted recently, Google describes an online ad that could offer shoppers a free taxi ride to a retail store to take advantage of potential offers. Restaurants and businesses with …

Exclusive: Watch Steve Jobs' First Demonstration of the Mac for the Public, Unseen Since 1984

It’s January, 1984. Steve Jobs, nattily attired in a double-breasted suit, is demonstrating Apple’s breakthrough personal computer, Macintosh, before …