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Odd Couple: Should You Cozy Up to Giant Companies? | Inc.com

As companies like Uber and Amazoncontinue to transform old industries, the term "disruption" is slowly becoming less of a buzzword, and more of the standard.<p>These days, giant corporations are embracing disruption. Rather than waiting for the next Whatsapp or AirBnB to fall through their fingers, …

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Finding Private Bowe Bergdahl

In 2009 I was in Afghanistan and was involved in the search for Bergdahl from that first June morning he went missing.<p><i>Supporters of freed prisoner of war US Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl—including representatives of the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, and March Forward—hold up a poster of Bergdahl during</i> …

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Google Wants To Collect Your Health Data With 'Google Fit'

<i><br>With reporting by Forbes contributor Ewan Spence.</i><p>Google is planning to launch a new health service called Google Fit to collect and aggregate data from popular fitness trackers and health-related apps, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. It will launch the service …

A Bike Helmet That Reads Your Mind To Help Map Better, Stress-Free Routes

The MindRider helmet knows when traffic is making you anxious.<p>Every time you strap on this new bike helmet, it starts to read your mind. As you ride down city streets, it tracks your brainwaves to measure your emotions and plots them on a map, so you can see the exact spots when you were most …

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This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition — and it could change everything

PARIS — École 42 might be one of the most ambitious experiments in engineering education.<p>It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.<p>And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an …

Co-operative brand: collaboration just got complicated

The new buzz phrase is multi-stakeholder co-operatives where more than one group has an interest in an enterprise's success<p>Co–operatives are getting more complicated. The co–operative model has already been used, among other things, for retailing (consumers as members), for housing (tenants as …

This Grocery Store In Berlin Will Have Zero Packaging

Original Unpacked won’t have any plastic containers or paper wrapping–but tell that to the line of other package-free grocery stores that have tried that, and failed.<p>Walk down the aisles of a typical grocery store, and basically everything is in a package–in some stores, even the produce is …

We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? You won’t like the answer

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Sergey Nivens<p>Thanks to the web and real-time measurement tools, the media industry has gone from having …

Crowdemand Is Like Kickstarter for Fashion Designers

Now anyone can get a feel for what it's like to be Miranda Priestly, the infamous fashion diva from the film <i>The Devil Wears Prada</i>.<p>A new crowd-powered …

Bitcoin believers: Why digital currency backers are keeping the faith

The virtual currency known as Bitcoin took a step away from the margins of the financial system Monday, as the U.S. Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee set aside a good chunk of the afternoon for testimony on whether the private – and largely anonymous – payment system …

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Doormen Demand to Live in New York City in New Campaign

The workers who man the doors of New York’s finest buildings are campaigning for one request — the right to live in New York themselves.<p>This is …

'Big Data Is Like Teenage Sex': 4 Ways to Unravel The Mystery

“Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone …

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Kiva Fellows Program<p>Kiva Fellows are Kiva's eyes and ears in the field, typically serving with one or more of our international field partners for a …

Corporations Will Emulate Collaborative Economy Startups | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

<i>Just as this Dallas skyline casts a similar reflection from the water, we see the same pattern in the web industry as corporations copy the startup</i> …

The First Things First Manifesto Pledges The Tech Industry To Create Meaningful Work

In the era of Flappy Bird and the NSA, the manifesto’s signers want to revive a sense of ethics and social responsibility in technology, a field they feel is giving way to surveillance and frivolity.<p>Nearly 500 designers, programmers, and creative technologists have signed their names to a fiery …

Google Launches App Store for Docs and Sheets

Google is rolling out an online marketplace for third-party apps on Google Drive, the company announced Thursday.<p>The apps, which Google is calling …

Going Green

If you’ve resisted going green because of cost-conscious concerns, you may be missing out on major savings<p>Going green: Sure, it’s a catchy term…and …

The glass-ceiling index

AS IT is International Women’s Day on March 8th, The Economist has created a “glass-ceiling index”, to show where women have the best chances of …

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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their …

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Azuqua says it will make SaaS integration as easy as point-and-click

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>If you’re a CIO like Chiquita Brands’ Kevin Ledford, your company’s new applications will come in the form of Software as a …

Cloud Foundry laps up attention in EMC, IBM, HP, Rackspace, SAP, VMware love-in

The Cloud Foundry open-source project looks set to become a standard piece of technology in the thriving distributed systems ecosystem: its main …

Cloudera is rebuilding machine learning for Hadoop with Oryx

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Thepedestrian<p>Hadoop software vendor Cloudera didn’t make a lot of waves when it bought a …