Brian Robinson

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The 6 Most Effective Types of Social Media Advertising in 2017

While there are hundreds of different marketing strategies, only one can bring in consistent sales from day one.Social media advertising.• Most …

Why Don’t We Always Vote in Our Own Self-Interest?

One question that has troubled Democrats for decades is freshly relevant in the Trump-McConnell era: Why do so many voters support elected officials who are determined to cut programs that those same voters rely upon?<p>Take Kentucky, which has a median household income that ranks 45th out of the 50 …

Kentucky

Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms

When Facebook rolled out facial recognition tools in the European Union this year, it promoted the technology as a way to help people safeguard their online identities.<p>“Face recognition technology allows us to help protect you from a stranger using your photo to impersonate you,” Facebook told its …

Privacy

People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research

<b>The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy.</b><p>“Jack of all …

Creativity

Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station.<p>In Qingdao, a city famous for its German colonial heritage, cameras powered by artificial intelligence helped the police snatch two dozen criminal …

Artificial Intelligence

Zume Inc. Introduces Next Generation Delivery Vehicles

Get inspired by these fascinating pizzeria designs from around the world.<p>A large menu selection paired with an innovative ordering process is helping …

Los Angeles

Kroger to test grocery deliveries with driverless cars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kroger Co. is about to test whether it can steer supermarket customers away from crowded grocery aisles with a fleet of diminutive driverless cars designed to lower delivery costs.<p>The test program announced Thursday could make Kroger the first U.S. grocer to make deliveries …

Kroger

LinkedIn adds Microsoft-powered translations and QR codes to connect more of its users faster

LinkedIn — the social network with more than 560 million members who connect around work-related topics and job-seeking — continues to add more features, integrating technology from its new owner Microsoft, both to improve engagement on LinkedIn as well as to create deeper data ties between the two …

Apps

Launching Potatoes - How to Make a Potato Gun | Science Experiments | Steve Spangler Science

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Food

How Tech Companies Conquered America’s Cities

I’m not saying America’s cities are turning into dystopian technocapitalist hellscapes in which corporations operate every essential service and pull every civic string.<p>But let’s take a tour of recent news from the metropolises.<p>■ In Seattle, the City Council decided last week to undo its plan to …

Santa Monica

Zume looks to life beyond pizza

Launch a fleet of robotic pizza vans and you’re going to get painted as the robotic pizza company. It’s a hard label to shake off — but as far as labels go, it’s a pretty cool one. Even so, Zume Pizza has long made it clear that it has broader plans to move beyond pizza delivery, in order to serve …

Now Facebook is putting autoplay video ads inside Messenger

The big question: Do users want to see video ads next to their private messages?<p>Facebook found a new place to sell video ads: Inside Messenger, where some users will start to see autoplay video ads appear in their inbox right next to messages from friends and family.<p>Messenger first started selling …

Social Media

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Why This Company That Relies on Automation Talks Openly About the Future of Work

Zume wants to lead the conversation about robots and human labor.<p>7 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> The Way We Work, <i>Entrepreneur Associate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace.</i><p>Robots and humans baking pizzas together -- …

The Corporate Delivery Pie You Secretly Love — but Better

Anthony Falco is an international pizza consultant. That is his actual job. Before that, he was for years the pizza czar (another actual job!) at Roberta’s, the lauded pizza palace in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Now he travels the world — Brazil, Kuwait, India, Spain, Colombia — to help people get pizza …

The Best Science Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

Scientists are the thought leaders who will help us push society forward and, more than ever, they’re sharing their knowledge with the rest of us in creative ways, via podcasts. Suddenly, just by listening, you can be up on some serious scientific knowledge. No Ph.D. or lab hours required.<p>Here are …

Podcasting

Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams

New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff details the beloved star’s heartbreaking decline in this exclusive excerpt from Robin, his new biography.<p><i>Robin Williams’s August 2014 suicide was devastating to those who knew him best—and it also came at the end of a long and difficult decline, as this excerpt</i> …

Can a Shiite Cleric Pull Iraq Out of the Sectarian Trap?

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq’s parliamentary elections on May 12 might seem to offer more of the same because most of the leading candidates and movements have dominated the country’s political life since the United States unseated Saddam Hussein in 2003. But the 44-year-old firebrand Shiite cleric Moktada …

Pull Quote

An ancient skin-eating fungus is killing off hundreds of species—and the Korean War may have helped spread it.<p>Many of the world's amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests' worth of frogs in a flash.<p>This ecological …

Zoology

Why creative bravery is the new price of entry for brands

The experience of building the 6-second films and the incredible inspiration from storytellers of all backgrounds here at Sundance opened my eyes to …