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Where to Eat in 22 Great American Cities

• <b>Austin</b>:Barbecue, tacos, and Tex Mex run thick in Austin’s bloodlines. But the city has a rich wealth of other dining options, too, highlighting Texas-forever ingredients, skillfully crafted sushi, and even kickass ramen.• <b><br>Atlanta</b>: Atlanta doesn't receive the kind of national buzz that Charleston and …

Los Angeles

Knotch has patented its color-based feedback system

Knotch promises marketers a better way to collect user feedback about the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Now it’s announcing that it has received a design patent for its approach.<p>Basically, when a sponsored article uses Knotch, a survey question pops up at the end, which is supposed to …

Patents

Spotify is using billboards to call users out on their questionable listening habits

In a hilarious new marketing campaign, Spotify is taking to billboards to pose some rather serious questions (and provide commentary) about its users.<p>One of the new billboards, for example, will read: “Dear person who made a playlist called: ‘One Night Stand With Jeb Bush Like He’s a Bond Girl in a …

Advertising

Wherever you go online, someone is trying to personalize your web experience and that could be changing your identity

Your preferences are pre-empted, your intentions and motivations predicted.<p>That toaster you briefly glanced at three months ago keeps returning to haunt your browsing in tailored advertising sidebars.<p>And it's not a one-way street. In fact, the quite impersonal mechanics of some personalisation …

Customer Experience

40 Cozy Fall Dinner Recipes to Make All Season Long

Crisp Fall days are meant for comfort food, and there are so many ways to make that happen with Fall produce. Pumpkin pastas, butternut squash soups, and more hearty Autumn dinners will warm your soul and fill you up on chilly nights. Consider this your ultimate guide to Fall dinner recipes that …

Now, this is how to use YouTube to create news

A Portuguese liquor brand sees an England soccer star getting kicked in the head in front of its ad at the stadium. So it capitalizes brilliantly, just in time for the Euro 2016 European soccer championship.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>…

Soccer

Disturbing new site scrapes your private Facebook and informs landlords, employers

Technically Incorrect: Score Assured takes a "deep dive" into all your social-media activity, analyzes the words you use and recommends whether you'll be a good tenant or employee.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Euphemism is beautiful.<p>It …

Internet

'Big Data' Is No Longer Enough: It's Now All About 'Fast Data'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Data is growing at a faster rate than ever before. By 2020, every person online will create roughly 1.7 megabytes of new data every second of every day, and that’s on top of the 44 zettabytes (or 44 trillion gigabytes) of data that will …

Big Data

What Beats Big Data? Small Data

The author of a new book argues companies should focus less on data and more on conversations.<p>Ask Google how many people are searching for the term "big data" and you'll get a graph that resembles a steep mountainside. The concept has become incredibly hot over the last few years and it shows no …

Big Data

OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils of Big-Data Science

On May 8, a group of Danish researchers publicly released a dataset of nearly 70,000 users of the online dating site OkCupid, including usernames, …

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

App Store

The next AI is no AI

Jarno M. Koponen Contributor<p>Jarno M. Koponen is working on intelligent systems and human-centered personalization. He currently is product lead at Yle, one of the leading media houses in the Nordics.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>AI on your lock screen<br>• Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

This Startup Makes Selling Furniture Easier Than Ever

If you have ever sold something so big as a loveseat on Craigslist, you know it can be at least as painful as it is productive. But as with nearly …

San Francisco

Facebook is looking to break into this untapped market

"The potential is greater in Asia-Pacific than it is in any other region because we've got two thirds of the world's population, and it's all mobile," said Facebook vice president for Asia Pacific Dan Neary in a recent interview with <i>WSJ</i>.<p>While Asia-Pacific may not account for the significant portion …

Asia Pacific

Launching at YC’s Demo Day, mRelief has a new tool to make public assistance more accessible

After years of hearing the private sector in the U.S. complain about the inefficiencies of government, investors are beginning to marshall their resources to help solve the problem.<p>No organization exemplifies that notion of harnessing private industry tools for public good more than mRelief, a …

Nonprofits

Is Digital Technology Making Us Any Better Off? One Prominent Economist Says No And He May Be Right

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley from his lofty position as CEO at Pepsi to Apple, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” The ploy worked and Sculley became the first major CEO of a conventional …

Innovation

Driving Analytics Startup Zendrive Circles $13.5 Million Series A

Zendrive, a startup that uses smartphone sensors to measure drivers’ behavior, has raised $13.5 million in Series A funding led by Sherpa Capital, with participation from Nyca Partners, Thomvest Ventures, and earlier backers First Round Capital, BMW i Ventures, Fontinalis Partners. Tad Montross, …

Venture Capital

Data Scientists Don’t Scale

Big data is about to get a big reality check. Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us. Executives are taking a hard look at their depleted budgets — drained by a mess of …

Artificial Intelligence

Auto Imaging Tech Takes Pain Out of Tagging and Searching

Possibly the most tedious part of photo management is tagging images so that users can easily classify and locate them in the future. While that task is hard enough for casual users, for businesses dealing in high image volume, it can evolve into a labor intensive, time-consuming nightmare.<p>A …

Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Kobie Fuller is a principal at Accel Partners.</i><p>Put down the calculator and ignore the data for a second. Contrary to popular belief, startup marketing is not all about quantitative metrics and growth hacking. It’s time to start mapping out what creates a connection between you and your …

Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults

Children, growing up with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, learning to use smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk<p>They may not know who Steve Jobs was or even how to tie their own shoelaces, but the average six-year-old child understands more about digital technology than a 45-year-old …

Facebook’s Head Of Policy On Emotion Experiment: “That’s Innovation”

While Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg today apologized for its controversial emotion manipulation experiment being “poorly communicated”, another executive said this kind of research makes the product better, and “it’s concerning when we see legislation that could possibly stifle that sort of …

iBeacons in retail stores blowing up app usage, ad engagement

One of the big debates regarding iBeacons, the tech that allows iOS apps to receive location-aware notifications over Bluetooth LE, is whether or not the experience will become intrusive for users. Imagine having your local grocery store’s app installed. Once the store has installed a few beacons, …

Google Launches New Platform to Connect Businesses With Customers

Google wants to create a better business directory and, this time, they mean business.<p>On Thursday the tech giant launched Google My Business, a …

This Jewelry Lights Up and Buzzes When Your Phone Needs You

We’ve all done it: You’re at a restaurant, enjoying a nice moment with a friend when all of a sudden you hear your phone buzz. You want to stop the …

Web immortality: the social media sites that keep you alive in the digital world

Lawrence Darani is dying. Two years ago doctors told him his lung condition was incurable and gave him only two years to live. But the day I meet him, he's completely at ease, drinking tea, sitting back in the armchair of his bright south London living room, his black cat curled in his lap. He's …

Your Google Searches May Help Decide Your Facebook Ads

The ads you see on Facebook may soon look a lot like the ads you see on Google.<p>Marketers are now able to take keywords from your search query on …

Behind the Machine's Back: How Social Media Users Avoid Getting Turned Into Big Data

To prevent being tracked by algorithms, we've begun thinking like algorithms.<p>Social media companies constantly collect data on their users because that's how they provide customized experiences and target their advertisements. All Twitter and Facebook users know this, and there is a broad array of …

Google+ and LinkedIn: More Engaged than Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today released its first report examining engaged social referrals. Since many of us spend an egregious amount of time using social media, the company was interested in answering the question “What is our behavior post-click, when we actually …