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29 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros

Shares 10K<p>Are you looking for ways to enhance your social media marketing?<p>Do you want new tools to simplify your job?<p>We asked a group of social media …

The internet is fucked (but we can fix it)

(but we can fix it)<p>Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and …

The Future of Business Models #FutureOf

Learn how people's needs have changed, resulting in changes in future business models. This illustrated storyboard makes it easy to understand. by Jeremiah Owyang, Chief Catalyst, Crowd Companies. #FutureOf<p>Please note: some of the formatting issues (words smashed together) are not in the initial …

MixBit, The New App From YouTube’s Founders, Aims To Turn Everyone Into A Filmmaker

With YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen made publishing videos easy. Now they want to make it just as easy to create them.<p>When Google wanted to boost the quality of YouTube’s content, it gave out $5 million in grants to select creators. YouTube cofounders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who sold the …

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Gilt Groupe CEO Seeks to Prove Flash Sales Are No Fad

Gilt Groupe Inc.’s new chief executive officer is trying to restore the promise of the online luxury retailer by focusing on what the company does …

Big data is healthcare’s biggest threat – and also its likely savior

Healthcare CIOs must feel ill some days. They are under pressure by boards of directors and governments to keep costs down, while the medical …

Scientists Just Served Up the First 'Test-Tube' Hamburger

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Researchers in the Netherlands say they've successfully grown a real hamburger in a laboratory and …

Check Please: OpenTable Tests Mobile Payments In San Francisco

No more waiting around idly after a meal. OpenTable is testing mobile payments in 20 restaurants in San Francisco, allowing diners to pay and take off without having to flag down a busy waiter, the restaurant-booking site told <i>Fast Company</i>.<p>The company says this feature aims to attract new customers, …

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Mercedes-Benz imagines seamless door-to-door directions with Google Glass

Despite apps that let a few lucky Glass owners control their Nest thermostat or unlock that Tesla Model S, one of the futuristic headgear's most practical applications is still just the default turn-by-turn directions that come courtesy of Google. The R&D department over at Mercedes-Benz realizes …

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Underground Food Collective

Deep in the American heartland, an unconventional answer to the modern food system is steadily gaining momentum. Breaking many conventions of the food industry, Madison, Wisconsin's Underground Food Collective (UFC) defies category. Originally a non-profit focused on local food events, UFC has …

The future of food: insects, GM rice and edible packaging are on the menu

Eating insects<p>Two billion people around the world, primarily in south-east Asia and Africa, eat insects – locusts, grasshoppers, spiders, wasps, ants – on a regular basis. Now, with food scarcity a growing threat, efforts are being made to normalise the concept of entomophagy, or the consumption of …

La Via Campesina celebrates 20 years of standing up for food sovereignty

Awa Djigal is not a professional lobbyist, nor a political analyst, though she talks with ease about the intricacies of the new free trade agreements the EU is negotiating with her government and others in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.<p>Djigal, 55, is a small-scale fish producer from …

Meet Rob Spiro, Making Local Food More Accessible

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Why all the fuss about GM food? Other innovations are available

Amid the apocalyptic scare-stories, animated name-calling and heavy-handed orchestration surrounding last week's GM debate, the real issues seem ever more deeply buried. Why all this sudden high-profile fuss about GM?<p>In particular, why are so many British politicians getting so simultaneously …

Real Food Farm: A Pop-Up, Mobile Farmer's Market

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Artisan food and urban 'peasants': is this more than just a foodie fad?

For the average commuter rushing from train station to office, London's most visible food culture is corporate and convenience-led: an endless array of Pret a Mangers and Costa Coffees punctuated by the odd Tesco Metro.<p>In her new book The Modern Peasant: Adventures in City Food, Jojo Tulloh invites …

A Farm Bill Postmortem: The End of Food Politics as Usual

The Senate's passed its version of the thousand-page bill. So, now what?<p><i>The Senate's passed its version of the thousand-page bill. So, now what?</i><p>Everyone else is mixed or skeptical:<p>From Food and Water Watch: "Today, the U.S. Senate passed a farm bill that left the largest agribusiness and food …

Will the Leap Motion Controller change how we use computers?

When John Underkoffler was designing the interface for the film Minority Report, Steven Spielberg told him it should look like the characters were "conducting an orchestra". Now that's a beautiful vision. The gestural control of the future should not be tiring or bothersome, but elegant and …

How to Unleash the Magnificent, Unstoppable Energy Inside You

A few months before he died, 83-year-old Spyros Sathi, widely regarded as the greatest Christian mystic of modern times, agreed to sit down and talk …

How Facebook went from sucking at mobile to killing at mobile in 12 short months

A little over a year ago, Facebook was so bad at monetizing mobile that the company tried to hide that fact in its legally required pre-IPO documentation, adding it only days before the company went public. The whole mess contributed to what ended up almost being the worst IPO in a decade and a …

Best Buy bets big on stores within stores

The sign outside the big box in Richfield, Minn., says Best Buy, but the inside of the building looks more like a mall than a single store. The usual …

The man from Grocery Gateway

Stephen Tallevi thinks Canadians have the wrong attitude about online grocery shopping. The co-founder and general manager of Grocery Gateway, now …

Paying With Your Phone Is Becoming More Popular, Especially At Starbucks

An interesting tidbit was buried in last week’s financial results from Starbucks: Mobile phone payments in the firm’s coffee shops have crossed the 10% threshold. Good news for Starbucks’s chief digital officer Adam Brotman, whose next initiative, the wireless charging mat, hits Silicon Valley …

Saks Sells Itself To Lord & Taylor Parent, Why And What It Means For Shoppers

Iconic retail chain Saks Inc is selling itself for $2.4 billion to Lord & Taylor parent company, Hudson’s Bay.<p>The deal is a big one in the retail and real estate arena. Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay was reportedly competing with real estate mogul Barry Sternlicht and private equity giant KKR.<p>That’s …