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Outdated education model opens doors for tech firms

There's a problem with most educational software products for children, says Rohan Mahimker. They're not engaging enough.<p>This observation, along with his memories of a "tedious" after-school tutoring program, is what drove Mr. Mahimker to develop an educational game as part of a fourth-year project …

Police warn of new, trendy smartphone app

Ottawa police are warning teenagers about a new smartphone application that appears to delete any evidence of a message seconds after it is sent.<p>The</i> …

Amateur online sleuthing: Does it do more harm than good?

After the FBI circulated photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on Thursday afternoon, a thread on the social media site Reddit …

Strategy and survival: The game of global currency heats up

It's time to call an end to the "currency war."<p>In 2010, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega declared the world's central banks were engaged in a currency war – a race by countries to drive down the value of their currencies to help boost their economies through exports. Ever since he uttered …

Brain scans predict how much you'll pay for music

Humans release dopamine in the brain when listening to music and experiencing powerful emotions, a process that strongly resembles what takes place …

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Do You Text A Lot? Then You’re Shallow, Says University of Winnipeg Study

How many text messages do you send in a day? According to a University of Winnipeg study, students who send more than 100+ texts per day are more …

It's WW III and Big Brains are Working on Small Things

There have been a few moments in history when the fate of country and mankind tipped in the balance. World War II and the Cold War, for example, demanded that the biggest brains put their prodigious smarts toward a common cause. Jim Clifton, the Chairman of Gallup, makes a strong case that we’re in …

Torment Closes as the Best Funded Game in Kickstarter History

I realize that saying something is the “most something” in Kickstarter history isn’t all that impressive given how young the service is, but what Torment: Tides of Numenera has achieved is definitely worth highlighting.<p>We’ve been following the project for a while now, and the funds just kept …

Four Reasons Bitcoin Is Worth Studying

As Adam Ozimek points out Bitcoin has so far largely been greeted with eye-rolling by professional economists. One reason is that the cryptocurrency’s most enthusiastic advocates tend to subscribe to a hard-money, end-the-Fed worldview that is unpopular among elites. That has caused the latter to …

Five common tax mistakes Canadians make

As Canadians head through tax filing season, professionals say missed deductions and a fear of making mistakes are among the biggest obstacles for many people.<p>Tax software removes mistakes in arithmetic, but people need to be aware of how any changes in their lives will affect their taxes, said tax …

Cyberattacks -- Is North Korea Already At War With Us?

Cyberattacks keep affecting a record number of companies internationally. Yet the 27 largest American companies that have reported cyberattacks also report that they have suffered no severe financial damages. The government disagrees. The U.S. Government reports the losses to be in the …

Rediscover Your Creative

Creativity solves problems. Creativity sells products. Creativity builds brands and companies. Creativity has been the flash of genius behind Twitter, Google, Facebook, great advertising for Geico, and those amazing multicolored Onitsuka Tiger sneakers.<p>In marketing and advertising, championing …

The Latest In SmartFashion is Wearable Technology

Maxwell Smart would have loved this stuff. From smart watches that take your calls and your emails to Google glasses’ latest take on reality, tech companies are creating wearable gadgetry. Futuristic Muse brain-sensing headbands let you play thought-controlled games, improve your memory and reduce …

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5 major moments in cellphone history

Forty years ago today, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper — credited as the inventor of the cellphone — made the world's first public call from a mobile …

When It Comes To Social Media, Consumers Tell Brands To Speak Only When Spoken To

It’s every CMO’s worst nightmare: a social media crisis that has taken on a life of its own and is posing a real threat to a brand’s reputation. It could be a negative comment from a dissatisfied customer that’s gone viral on Twitter, an online reaction to a brand action offline, or an accidental …

The next gold rush? Mobile payments

The mobile payments race is on.<p>Telecom companies, banks and payment networks are all rushing to stake their claim to Canada's budding mobile-payments market as more consumers make the switch to smartphones. Shoppers already use their phones to compare prices or photograph merchandise, but that's …

Your Attitude at Work is Everything

<i>"Our intention creates our reality." -Wayne Dyer</i><p>I have two secrets to share, about my first job in life. Here's the story:<p>Fifteen lousy bucks.<p>That's …

“Just How Old Are You?”

<i>How old are you?</i><p>I get asked that question all the time. In meetings, on conference calls, while pitching a new client. The answer really shouldn’t matter. I find myself wondering whether male entrepreneurs get asked the same question, and why the person asking me doesn’t consider it rude.<p>Age is …

First Impression: A Publisher's Take On Google Consumer Surveys

For the last two weeks my website, Hitched, has been running Google Consumer Surveys, a new product that requests readers to take a one-to-two question survey to gain access to our content. The new Google product actually launched one year ago today and Hitched is just one of roughly 130 other …

Why Twitter is doing the right thing by refusing to identify users who posted anti-Semitic comments

Whether it’s being used as a communications tool for dissidents during the Arab Spring uprisings or a real-time newswire about events like the mass …

Gigaom | New York Times closes another loophole in its digital paywall

Advertisement<p>Look out, media cheapskates — the <i>New York Times</i>(s nyt) is losing patience with your skinflint ways. After imposing a metered paywall …

Gigaom | Open Road and HarperCollins battle over ebook rights to Julie of the Wolves

Advertisement<p>The lawsuit over the ebook rights to Jean Craighead George’s <i>Julie of the Wolves</i> is moving forward in court, with Open Road Media and …

Gigaom | “Recommended for you”: the fight to decide what you read next

Advertisement<p>“Content engines” are little known to those outside the media sphere even though nearly everyone has used one – typically by clicking on …

Gigaom | Cooking site Food52 raises $2M to expand publishing, mobile and shopping initiatives

Advertisement<p>Food52, the crowdsourced cooking website cofounded by former <i>New York Times</i> food writer Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, has raised $2 …