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Half of UK businesses will consider hiring hackers

Research conducted by KPMG has revealed that half of UK companies surveyed would consider hiring a hacker or person with a criminal record to help …

This guy recreated one of the craziest restaurants in the world at home

If you don't know the restaurant Alinea, know this: it's one of the best restaurants in the world and it's as much a mad science lab and art museum …

Google and Twitch Means You Need A Video Marketing Plan

Think you don’t need a video content marketing plan now? Think again. The recent development of Google buying livestreaming service Twitch for $1 …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …

Push or pull: how can retailers better communicate with shoppers?

Media & Tech Network,Retail industry,Business,Mobile phones,Technology,Tesco,Foursquare,Location based services,Apple,Contactless payments<p>Should retailers push their products and messages on to customers, or allow shoppers to pull it at their convenience?<p>If Tesco's recent plan to use facial …

Patient Designed: Top 3 things hospitals can do today to be more participatory

The Society for Participatory Medicine, through its founders and mission, has a strong belief in the expertise of its patient members – many of whom …

Ubi, The Ubiquitous Computer, Can Now Control Your Lights

When we first met Ubi, a voice-activated Android computer that hangs out on your wall, she was fairly powerless. While she kind-of-sort-of worked well, I found her to be very limited. That changes today, in theory.<p>Ubi’s creator Leor Grebler has announced Ubi’s integration with SmartThings, a home …

An Alternative to Square for Online, Offline Payment Processing

There are a few dominant names in the payment processing industry. There’s PayPal, of course. There’s also Intuit, Square, and a few newcomers like …

Crowd Advisor Harnesses The Power Of Many for Business Challenges

What if you could talk directly to your prospective customers from anywhere in the world, and ask them what they are looking for? Suppose you could …

How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy From Big Data

For the past nine months, Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University, tried to hide from the Internet the fact that …

Data To Dollars: What's Next?

While the media has put a focus on Big Data for the past few years, the industry has actually been around for quite a while. Keep in mind that one of the top players in the space – Splunk (SPLK) – got its start back in 2003.<p>If anything, Big Data is in the midst of another transformation, especially …

3 Ways Retailers can Convert Shoppers to iBeacon and Indoor Location Advocates

Some recent headlines have suggested that consumers hate iBeacon, or more dramatically “In-Store Tracking.” OpinionLab released a recent survey of …

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman says analytics give team leg up

The advanced statistics debate has been raging in hockey for years. Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman says his team uses analytics to gain a competitive …

World's Simplest Way to Be More Creative

A new study out of Stanford offers a dead simple intervention to try if you're in need of a creative idea.<p>Sometimes science turns up wild findings or uncovers strange realities from far away galaxies or long ago times. Other times, research reminds us of the head-slappingly simple but easily …

The Internet of Things will force companies to rethink data-center operations

The Internet of Things is destined to create huge amounts of data. Will data centers be able to stay ahead of the onslaught? Gartner analysts suggest …

You can now use Chromecast to share your Google Drive Presentation

Google's inexpensive dongle can do a lot of things. Whether it be streaming music or a variety of video programming, the Chromecast is capable of handling it all -- and don't forget live TV is coming soon, too. But while having these entertainment options is nice, sometimes you have to be, you …

Private equity: Changing perceptions and new realities

Industry performance is better than previously thought, but success is getting harder to repeat. Investors and firms will need to adapt to changing …

Management

The hidden value of organizational health--and how to capture it

New research suggests that the performance payoff from organizational health is unexpectedly large and that companies have four distinct “recipes” …

The mobile Internet’s consumer dividend

New research suggests that user benefits have nearly doubled thanks to the growth of the wireless web.<p><b>When consumers tweet</b>, exchange photos, or …

When Entrepreneurship Feeds Income Inequality And How It Can Change

What happens when Silicon Valley’s “new money” entrepreneurs start skewing the wealth curve? How to address income inequality, as an entrepreneur.<p>From jeans-and-sneakers offices in Silicon Valley to the White House there is anxious talk these days about income inequality and how the venture wealth …

The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science

Connecting our minds and bodies–by sleeping, stepping away from the keyboard, and breaking a sweat–might be the best way to get through a creative block.<p>I’d love to have a toolkit that promised me great, creative ideas every time I sat down to work. Obviously that’s not going to happen–creativity …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

A New Golden Age for Media?

An era of investment in the news business is upon us. Will it last?<p>For the first time in a long while, people with money are excited about the news business. Some are investing in it—most bounteously, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who bought <i>The Washington Post</i> for $250 million, and eBay founder Pierre …

How to Retain Mental and Creative Focus

<i>David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15five blog.</i><p>Have you ever wondered why, when you leave a two-hour meeting you usually have very little retention of what was said? An onslaught of stimuli and information comes our way every day. Why do our minds label some of …

What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips?

<i>Answer by Balaji Viswanathan, Belimitless.co — a new productivity plugin, on Quora,</i><p>You have all the information about space in front of you. Now, build me a rocket to take me to Mars.<p>Data is not information. Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not expertise. Expertise is not execution.<p>The …