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Google might not be a monopoly, after all

<i>Despite its dominance, Google doesn’t fit the definition of a monopoly. Still, the Search giant’s growing disconnect from society could lead to</i> …

MIT Is Drawing 10,000 Maps To Save The World

The Social Computing Group wants to initiate social change via data visualization at the rate of a map a day.<p>The little things that make an otherwise cramped-and-concrete urban life worthwhile (green space, bike lanes, coffee shops) are exactly what the You Are Here project is about.<p>Over the next …

The Four-Year Career

Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.<p><b>Adam Hasler looks like</b> a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye.<p>He earned a dual degree in history and …

Painted: An Adventure in Stop Motion Body Art

How Steve Jobs Almost Put A Little Man In Every Mac

It was one of Jobs’s most whimsical ideas: a mysterious cartoon character that would live inside each Macintosh computer. Then, the grim practical reality of early computing set in. This is the legend of Mr. Macintosh.<p>In February, 1982, a manic Steve Jobs bounded into the office of Andy Hertzfeld, …

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When Marketing Is Strategy

It’s no secret that in many industries today, upstream activities—such as sourcing, production, and logistics—are being commoditized or outsourced, while downstream activities aimed at reducing customers’ costs and risks are emerging as the drivers of value creation and sources of competitive …

How to Start Thinking Like a Data Scientist

Slowly but steadily, data are forcing their way into every nook and cranny of every industry, company, and job. Managers who aren’t data savvy, who can’t conduct basic analyses, interpret more complex ones, and interact with data scientists are already at a disadvantage. Companies without a large …

You May Not Need Big Data After All

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 2, 2009, digital<p>Companies are investing like crazy in data scientists, data warehouses, and data analytics software. But many of them don’t have much to show for their efforts. It’s possible they never will.<p>What’s the problem? To begin with, big data has …

Made Us Look: A LEGO Calendar That Works With Your Smartphone

It’s no secret that we’ve got a weakness for LEGOS. We also happen to love things that are colorful, staying organized, and being really obsessive about our calendars. So, what happens when all of these things come together? The incredible LEGO calendar!<p>Created by the trio of creatives over at …

Microsoft Mission Impossible

<i>You’re Microsoft’s new CEO. How do you like staring at the abyss between two mutually exclusive ways of making money? The old business model, Windows</i> …

Why Is The Business Of Creativity Such An Oxymoron?

TED talks and bestsellers about creativity are often anything but creative. Here’s why.<p>Judging by the number of TED talks or books bouncing up and down the bestseller lists offering to help us bottle that elusive djinn, we should be living in the Age Of Creativity. If that’s true, though, why are …

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Vintage Apple computer goes on sale at Christie's

It's the kind of electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages - an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out.<p>But because it was designed by two college dropouts named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, it could be worth more than half a million dollars (£323,000).<p>An Apple 1 from 1976, …

Reverse Innovation in Tech Startups: The Story of Capillary Technologies

At its core, reverse innovation describes solutions adopted first in poorer, emerging nations that subsequently—and disruptively—find a market in richer, developed nations. But can reverse innovation be relevant in the world of high-technology? The very definition of “high-technology” hints at …

Reinvent Your Company Through Culture

In both C suites and boardrooms, discussions about business performance usually center on topics like market momentum, M&A opportunities, capital management, and productivity enhancements. While these factors are important, in my experience they are best leveraged when employees are engaged, …

The Following Is Not Based On Actual Events: “Supposed Histories” Ventures Into Unreal Storytelling

Agency founder and filmmaker Mark Waites asked people to tell him a story that wasn’t true. The result, Supposed Histories, is a collection of entertaining, and revealing, narratives.<p>Anyone who’s ever been to a dinner party knows that people <i>love</i> telling stories about themselves. Once the …

How Film Accelerator CineCoup Mashed Film and Tech To Create a New Moviemaking Model

By Rae Ann Fera5 minute Read<p>As much as we’d like to think the industries inhabiting Hollywood and Silicon Valley are melding, the two worlds are …

The Mobile Shopping Life Cycle

Mobile is turning “path to purchase” on its head. One of the most time-honored marketing concepts, that notion that a customer takes a predictable journey toward a sales transaction (in its earliest definition, starting with <i>attention</i> to a product, then moving to <i>interest</i> in it, then <i>desire</i> for it, …

Future Forum Cheat Sheet: The Power Of Brevity And Other Storytelling Lessons

<i>If you want to build a movement, you have to tell a good story. Julie Wiscombe (@jwiscombe) was at the 2013 Ashoka Future Forum; here, she shares her storytelling takeaways from the plenaries, workshops and breakout sessions.</i><p>When I hear the word veteran, I picture an old man with a beard wearing an …

The Problem Is the Oversight, Not the NSA’s Data Gathering

So now it has been revealed: the U.S. National Security Agency may know as much about you as Google does.<p>Google (and Facebook, and other Internet companies) use this information to better target ads and services. The NSA is out to find people on the verge of doing bad things.<p>That private companies …

Google Says It Can Predict Which Films Will Be Huge Box-Office Hits

Google says it has found the key to whether a film will be a box-office bomb or success.<p>It all depends on movie trailer engagement and film search.<p>In a study called "Quantifying Movie Magic with Google Search," Google says searches for movie trailers a month prior to a film release help predict …

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5 Ideas Apple Gleefully Stole From Google, Twitter, and Microsoft

If iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks look a bit familiar, well, there are at least five good reasons for that. Apple lifted them from other innovators, then made them slightly better.<p>Apple’s WWDC keynote was largely about catching up. Fix iCloud. Release a subscription music service. And ditch all the …

Android vs. Apple. Market Share vs. Profit Share, Part 255

<i>Conventional wisdom and badly reconstructed history can lead to seemingly comfortable but in reality fragile conclusions. Prepare to be confused.</i><p><b>Ever</b> …

Why Google Will Crush Nielsen

<i>Internet measurement techniques need a complete overhaul. New ways have emerged, potentially displacing older panel-based technologies. This will</i> …

Your Smartphone Works for the Surveillance State

I was 10 years old when the Berlin Wall came down — old enough to grasp that something important was happening, but not really old enough to understand exactly what was happening. Like a lot of kids born around that age, the specter of communism has never seemed like that much of a threat. We would …

There Is No Such Thing As A Dumb Idea

I often come across people who have a deep desire to be an entrepreneur and start their own business, but who haven’t done so yet because they “can’t come up with a good idea.” Too often I hear: “All of my ideas are dumb.” And in those moments, I cannot help but say: “Define a dumb idea.”<p>Let’s take …

An Artist Creates SimCity-Like Renderings Of Beijing

Li Han imposes a sense of order in the chaotic city–and captures the everyday life within its borders.<p>Search for “Beijing” on the Internet and the images tell a singular story: It’s a gloomy, gray place, a post-apocalyptic urbanscape choked by smog. The dangers of smog are very real, and speaking …

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create …