Rekha Seshadrinathan

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Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

Making Mobile Ads That Work

You glance at your smartphone to check the weather, and a tiny banner ad for a new movie pops up. What are the odds that this fleeting exposure will have any effect on you?<p>There’s no clear answer, despite the sums spent on mobile ads—$8.4 billion in 2012, a number expected to quadruple by 2016. …

Smart cities: The future of urban infrastructure

Technology is changing everyday city life, allowing us to instantly adapt to everything from storm threats to traffic jams.<p>Infrastructure is not exactly the sexiest word in architecture. There are no “starchitects” proudly boasting about their pipe designs or subsurface drainage systems. By its …

Future Cities

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy flight controls, and I …

One of the Year’s Most Addictive Mobile Games Doesn’t Seem Like a Game at All

When I tell people I write about videogames, someone almost always asks, “What should I play?”<p>I’m not a reviewer, and there are plenty of games I …

9 Tips for a Better Company Culture

Companies aren't built by individuals, they're built by teams with complementary skills. But recruiting good talent is half the battle — you also …

How Technology Can Save The News

Could this new band of news media owners shape a technology-led business model that will be profitable and protect the integrity of impartial, ideology-free journalism? Ultimately, according to Wharton experts, the ball will rest with the consumer.<p>Any new business model that those in the technology …

The Planet's 24 Largest Social Media Sites, And Where Their Next Wave Of Growth Will Come From

It's no longer all about Facebook. Instead, users in some of the biggest countries are gravitating to regional sites. Others are heading en masse to U.S.-based networks, meaning that some of the largest social sites are global communities first and foremost.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we …

Why good storytelling helps you design great products

One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. It’s a simple mistake, …

5 THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN WHEN WE LAUNCHED

Pathful CEO Campbell McDonald presenting at TechStars Chicago Demo Day 2013<p>On Wednesday I attended the TechStars Chicago Demo Day and was blown away …

Making Things People Want

The problems people encounter in their lives rarely change from generation to generation. The products they hire to solve these problems change all …

Should Universities Become Entrepreneurial Campuses?

Suddenly, entrepreneurship is “in” on campuses with activities such as MOOCs, business plan competitions and incubators. This trend seems to be not only in business schools but across the university. Is this good or are universities biting off more than they can chew?<p>There are many reasons for this …

Cloud Foundry, aiming for ubiquity, sets sights on Google Cloud

Cloud Foundry, which bills itself as the cross-cloud platform as a service (PaaS) of the future, now runs on Amazon(s amzn) Web Services and on …

Digital Subscriptions Will Lift Magazines But Not Newspapers

Publishers of magazines and newspapers are investing millions in tablet-based editions and online paywalls in the hopes that digital subscriptions will offset the steady erosion they’ve been seeing in circulation revenues. The magazine publishers are right, but the newspaper publishers are not, …

How tablets will change magazines, books, and newspapers - Feb. 10, 2010

The future of reading<p>By Josh QuittnerFebruary 11, 2010: 11:05 AM ET<p>(Fortune Magazine) -- A few months ago the most amazing thing happened: Unbidden, unpressured, and all by herself (armed only with my wife's credit card), my 12-year-old daughter subscribed to a magazine.<p>While Clem has long harbored …

Google combines Currents & Play Magazine apps into new Google Play Newsstand

Google is doing some consolidating when it comes to its various news services.<p>Today the company announced that it will merge its Google Currents mobile news application and Play Magazine app into a new Google Play Newsstand service. Essentially, this is Google’s version of Apple’s relatively …

6 Ways Brands Can Amplify their Marketing with Flipboard Magazines

Flipboard is a social media content aggregation service that lets users grab content from anywhere and compile it into visually stunning digital …

Time Inc. Deal Says Flipboard Is More Publisher Friend Than Foe

Time Inc. is the largest magazine publisher to sign on with Flipboard to syndicate select content into the popular aggregation app. As of this week, …

Time, Fortune and More are Coming to Flipboard

Flipboard is continually inking deals with publishers to expand the content in its social reader service, and today it landed a comparatively big fish after announcing a deal with Time Inc., the company behind the Time and Fortune magazines.<p>Time Inc says that, with 68 million readers across the …

How Flipboard Keeps You Glued To The Page

The new Flipboard app, released this week, looks similar to previous iterations. And for good reason.<p>Several years ago, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue was searching for the company’s soul. He and cofounder Evan Doll had been playing with the idea of a magazine app for the age of the iPad, but they hadn’t …

Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecasts Update, 2013

Time-to-market, more flexible support for business strategies by IT, and faster response time to competitive conditions are combining to accelerate cloud computing adoption today.<p>Of the enterprises I’ve spoken with over the last several months including several Fortune 500 corporations to small …

The Greatest Publicity Stunts in Sports History

Soon you'll be able to launch Chrome apps by saying 'OK Google'

Those who've gotten used to saying "OK Google" to their Moto X and KitKat-endowed handsets might wish that every device they have could be so obedient. Well, it appears that soon your Chromebook will be able to respond to that same voice command as well, if a new experimental App Launcher in …

George W. Bush on Leno: History will judge my decisions in office

Former President George W. Bush said history will judge the decisions he made in the White House — yet it could take a while, maybe a couple of hundred years.<p>But Bush, who appeared on NBC’s “Tonight Show” Tuesday, said he doesn’t worry too much about it.<p>“You have to believe in what you’re doing, …

The one problem with Dropbox’s $8 billion valuation: The service is too easy to leave

Recently I ran out of space on the consumer-focused cloud storage service Dropbox, which as of this morning is reportedly valued at $8 billion. Dropbox has been (cleverly) backing up all my photos every time I connect my phone to my laptop, encouraging me to fill up my allotted gigabytes and get me …

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iPhones now involved in 14 percent of all NYC crime

Phone theft is big business.<p>However, in New York, iPhones and other Apple products are regarded as the ultimate heist.<p>As Fox 5 New York reports, the NYPD announced that there were 16,000 Apple-picking thefts in 2012. This equates to 14 percent of all New York City crime.<p>Indeed, 45 percent of all …