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With Its $10,000 Watch, Apple Has Lost Its Soul

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels—the ones who can drop 10 grand on a timepiece.

In 1997, Steve Jobs returned to the struggling computer company he founded. It was not in good shape.

Apple, which had pioneered the category of the personal computer, was barely staving off bankruptcy. …

Steve Jobs

Apple’s Watch Hasn’t Impressed the Fashion World

CUPERTINO, United States Apple Inc. has made every effort to convince the fashion world that the Apple Watch is the next chic accessory.

Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns became the timepiece’s highest-profile advocate from the fashion world when she joined CEO Tim Cook onstage in San Francisco …

Fashion Blogs

Waiting On The Watch: Apple’s Unprecedented Moment

The Apple Watch launch, set for Monday at 10 a.m. PT, is fraught with expectation and desire in a way no other new product from the company ever has been before.

There’s a fascinating moment in the New Yorker’s recent profile of Jonathan Ive. On the cusp of the Apple Watch announcement, he describes …

Apple Watch

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020

In the next five years, we'll start to rethink a lot about education, from what's in school lunches to what a college degree really means.

We asked the world’s most innovative companies in education to school us on the future of the classroom, with predictions for the next five years.

Here's what we …


Report: Brands Are Now Posting More to Instagram Than Facebook

Instagram is luring brands away from Facebook, according to a new report from research firm L2, which found that brands now post more content on the …


Is the era of Big Food coming to an end?

Food giant Kellogg is removing the genetically modified ingredients from its Kashi Golean cereals. Competitor ConAgra is launching a line of minimally processed frozen meals under the brand name Healthy Choice Simply. And General Mills last fall snapped up Annie’s, a popular brand of organic …

Food (UK)

Why marketing to women is getting smarter

This weekend I’ll be taxi-mum, running my two children to and from their activities. I’ll probably tackle the garden, cook Sunday lunch, flop in …


Has Gender Equality Progress Stagnated In The Last 20 Years?

The Clinton and Gates foundations' Full Participation report shows how far women have come and all the ways we are not there yet.

"There has never been a better time in history to be born female," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared in her opening remarks at the "No Ceilings Full …


A $22.4bn bet that fast times lie ahead for the mall

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Digital technology is not to blame for our hyperfast lives

More than 40 years ago, as a young woman in Melbourne, Australia, I had a pen friend in Papua New Guinea. She lived in a coastal village, an hour’s …


Obsessing over the perfect social media post is ruining your life, study says

Social media likes are ruining your life — and now there's proof.

Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of New York Times bestsellers like Crucial Conversations, have unveiled a new study on the way "likes" and the need for other social media praise affect our day-to-day lives. The results of …

Social Media

The end of Hollywood and the rise of social media celebrities


The summer of 2014 was the worst for Hollywood since 1997. Ticket sales from May to August from theaters brought in only $3.9 billion, a 15 percent decline compared to that same stretch in 2013, according to Rentrak a firm that tracks such sales. This is not a short-term problem caused by the …

Social Media

Why Digital Marketing Has Become an Outdated Concept

Digital Marketing

The Emergence of the 'Internet Of Medical Things'

Twenty years ago, when the Internet and portable cellular devices were first becoming commonplace, most people never considered how these technologies could be used to deliver healthcare.

Ten years ago, when the Internet had already become ubiquitous and smartphones were still in their early days, …

Medical Technology

Learning Apps Outstrip School Oversight, and Student Privacy Is Among the Risks

​At school districts across the country, the chief technology officers responsible for safeguarding student data are tearing their collective hair out.

Scores of education technology start-ups, their pockets full from a rush of venture capital, are marketing ​new digital ​learning tools​ directly to …


Snapchat Captures Fashion Week

The fashion world, known for obsessing over posting the perfect picture, is embracing Snapchat, a mobile messaging service embraced by teens to swap blurry photos and videos snippets that quickly disappear.

It is the latest social media platform to open up the world of high fashion to the masses. …

Stella McCartney

Wearable Drones Invade SXSW as Fashion Meets Technology

AUSTIN, United States – Picture a stylish, blade-shaped drone on your necklace. As rain starts to fall, the device can fan out and fly above your head, spinning fast enough to keep you dry.

Or imagine a bracelet-mounted gadget that looks like a hockey puck and takes off to lead the way when you’re …

Wearable Tech

Move over, Reddit: Tumblr is the new front page of the Internet.

The Internet story of the year — perhaps of many years — began with a breezy, under-punctuated blog post on the Tumblr of some 21-year-old no one had …


How Mobile is Changing the Way We Buy

We sat down with Mike McEwan of Jane.com to discuss how mobile services are changing the products we buy and the frequency with which we buy them


Americans are moving faster than ever away from traditional TV

Traditional television watching is declining faster than ever as streaming services become a mainstream feature in American homes, according to new …


David Wolman

By Michael V. Copeland

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Not since the arrival of the almighty dollar has currency been poised for a more dramatic leap …


What High-Profile Working Fathers Leaving Their Jobs Means For The Rest Of Us

Leaving your job to spend more time with your family doesn't have to be an option for just wealthy CEOs.

Men who leave their jobs to spend more time with with their families might seem like an unfeasible option for most people, but there have been several high-profile examples of CEOs and CFOs …


Japan's Weird New Beauty Trend: Looking Sick, On Purpose

It’s too early for seasonal allergies, so why are so many Japanese women walking around with red-rimmed eyes?

They’re wearing the Tokyo trend known as "me no shita chiiku," which means "undereye blush:" candy-colored blooms painted exaggeratedly high on the cheekbones and, as the name suggests, …


“I’m On Pinterest,” Admits Man

I am a male Pinterest user. And guess what? I’m proud of it.

If you’re a marketer, you might have seen this coming. The data says it all. One-third of …

Study Finds There Are Too Many Studies

PALO ALTO, Calif. (CBS Sacramento) — A growing number of scientific studies is making it harder for researchers to keep track of all their …


For Brands, 2015 Is Shaping Up to Be the Year of Positivity

Can a brand help improve a consumer's state of mind or even dare to make them happier? That's what marketing for brands like Coca-Cola, McDonald's …


Beware The Pretty People

The tech industry used to be home to a disproportionate number of misfits and weirdos. Geeks. Nerds. People who needed to know how machines worked; needed to take them apart, make them better, and put them back together again. People who existed a little apart from society’s established hierarchy … …


How Hispanic Gen Z Will Change Everything

Marketers have focused on millennials for nearly a decade, making them among the most-studied group of young adults. But as the tail end of …


Why bosses won't 'like' Generation Z

Now that they think they finally understand millennials, some employers and consultants are already trying to size up the next generation of workers. They’re analysing the teenagers and children born since 2000 to predict how they may resemble or differ from millennials.

At this point, the consensus …

Digital Natives

Instagram Will Top 100 Million US Users by 2018

Now bigger than Twitter, Instagram is still growing fastest among US social network users

March 4, 2015 | Social Media

The number of US Instagram users …

Social Networks