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The End Of Illiteracy And Poverty Through Technology

In 2011, Rob Nail thought he was retired. Never mind that he was only 15 years out of undergrad. He had co-founded Velocity 11, a robotics company that pioneered automation technology solutions for life science laboratories, and in late 2007, he sold it to Agilent Technologies. He had joined the …

Innovation

You Don't Have To Be A Startup To Be A Digital Business

With all the attention on digital approaches, one can be forgiven for assuming that it has penetrated every nook and cranny of the business world. However, only 15 percent of top 100 companies have functioning digital platform business models at this point.<p>That’s one of the key takeaways from …

List-Worthy

Will the Internet of Things be bigger than the Industrial Revolution?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Internet of Things

The 4th Industrial Revolution Is Coming: Hype or Reality?

The first industrial revolution started in the mid-18th century when steam engines began replacing much of manual labor; the second industrial revolution came about as the electric lamp reorganized the working day; the third one due to computers that automated business processes and allowed for …

Archive Gallery: PopSci Spies on the Soviet Union

Missile trains, atomic planes, orbiting H-bombs and more hypothetical Cold War technologies cooked up by the United States and the Soviet Union.<p>When it comes to technological advances, few periods were as prolific as the Cold War era, which saw the mass distribution of color TV sets, the ubiquity …

The Five Different Types of Big Data

What is Big Data?<p>Everyone seems to have their own definition. To purists, it refers to software for data sets that exceed the capabilities of traditional databases. For a growing number of people, it’s shorthand for predictive analytics. To others, it just means a really staggering amount of 1s and …

Big Data

America Built A Cyber Weapon To Preempt Nuclear War With Iran

War by other means<p>Since the Soviet Union became the second nation with nuclear weapons in 1949, American presidents have tried to answer a very difficult question: how can they keep other countries from getting nuclear weapons, and can that be done without going to war. Responses have varied across …

Map of over 300 European investors focused on start-ups

Techstars Berlin has designed and created a beautiful European investor map that features more than 300 investors that are investing in European …

How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

<i>[Editor’s Note: Ben Marwick is an Associate Professor of Archaeology at the University of Washington. This article was originally published on The</i> …

Data Science

Are The Fortune 500 Ready For Mobile Search?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Brad Ewald is the Principal and Founder of Boulder Marketing Technology.</i><p>On April 21 Google will be making significant changes to its mobile search algorithm to promote sites that the search giant feels are mobile friendly (aka #Mobilegeddon).<p>Mobile friendly sites render different …

Goldman Sachs is a tech company

Lloyd is Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs.<p>And believe it or not, Goldman has more programmers and engineers working on tech matters than Facebook.<p>According to Goldman's tech team members who spoke with Business Insider, of about 33,000 full-time employees at the …

Goldman Sachs

4 Innovation Lessons From The History Of Warfare

What do the Hydrogen bomb, the Minuteman missile and precision guided weapons all have in common? They all provided crucial financing for technology that we now carry around in our pockets. It is a curious fact of modern society that civilian life, in large part, is powered by the technology of war.<p>…

Innovation

The Art Of Building And Maintaining Authentic Relationships

Building genuine relationships takes time, mutual care, and interest. Here’s how to keep your interactions with new connections honest.<p>The best professional relationships I have ever formed have come from unexpected places. Clothing swaps. Birthday parties. Continuing education classes. The …

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Internet of Things

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Report: 80% of all mobile data is consumed by just 10% of users

Image copyright Scanrail / iStock.Cisco Systems this week offered some insight into just how much mobile data the world is consuming — 2.5 exabytes a …

Telecoms

3 Reasons Adaptive Sourcing and Crowdsourcing Will Change The Way Enterprises Do Business

Gartner recently published a report that posits that enterprises must change how they source IT in order to succeed in a digital world. They refer to this as <b>adaptive sourcing</b>. Gartner contends that enterprises must <b>build to adapt</b> rather than build to last. That may seem like risky advice. Yet the …

Innovation

The Revolution Has Only Just Begun

Big changes are often only recognized when they're complete -- such is the nature of the beast.<p>We are currently in the midst of one such epoch, a time in which the internet penetrates every aspect of our daily lives. That is going to change everything: the way we work and how we live, how we treat …

Why hardware startups should screw VC and go straight to crowdfunding

Software’s always been the sexy sell of Silicon Valley. With low startup costs, margins on par with the most illicit drugs and the boom or bust mentality of the Internet era, it’s been the sweetheart of startups for nearly three decades.<p>But business is dynamic and times are changing. Hardware, the …

The internet of things isn’t producing a data deluge … yet

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>There are already billions of devices — from forks to jet engines — connected to the internet, and all signs point to a huge …

The Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Tried and Tested

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>As we work together to figure out the Facebook News Feed and to find organic ways to boost reach and engagement, we’re bound to come across a flood of tips on how to get more out of our pages and updates. There’s a ton of advice out there. Where …

Phase transitions: steam engines, Dark Matter and the Higgs

We had a particle physics seminar at UCL on Friday; we usually do. This one was from Malcolm Fairbairn and was mainly about Dark Matter.<p>“Dark Matter” is the mysterious stuff which we postulate to explain several anomalous astrophysical observations. It is mysterious because (as the name suggests) …

Sponsored post: The information lifecycle for the Internet of Things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>In the IoT, the ability for newer, smarter devices to communicate with each other, with back-end datacenters and with related …

What Would Milton Friedman Do About Climate Change? Tax Carbon

Leading economists at the “Mecca” of free-market economics, the University of Chicago, evoked their most prominent predecessor, Milton Friedman, last week in advocating a price on carbon to address climate change.<p>At a forum called “What Would Milton Friedman Do About Climate Change?” former U.S. …

Mobile advertising is exploding and will grow much faster than all other digital ad categories

Historically, there has been a big disparity between the amount of time people actually spend on their smartphones and tablets (significant and growing), and the amount of ad money spent on the medium (still tiny).<p>But BI Intelligence expects that this gap will narrow substantially, as enthusiasm …

Digital Advertising

11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Contests and Analyzation

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Google Testing New Telemedicine Service

Suffering from insomnia? Food poisoning? Google wants to help.<p>Google is tiptoeing into the increasingly popular telemedicine space.<p>The online search giant is indeed running a trial within its Helpouts service offering users a chance to discuss medical issues with live doctors via online video, as …

How the right tools can create data-driven companies, even at Facebook

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Haver<p>Analytics startup Interana launched last week promising a product for analyzing event data that …