2014: The Year Ahead
By Year in Review | Predictions, trends and recommendations for the next 365.
There are some technologies that happened way earlier than they had any right to. Frankly, putting a man on the moon in the days when the Apollo Guidance Computer really did have less power than a pocket calculator was an insane achievement.
And then there are those technologies that have taken way, …
The following guest post is by Thomas Mueller, Chief Experience Officer for strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale.
Though the definition is often hotly debated, most can agree that brand experience means ensuring you walk the talk. It’s that moment of truth when a customer has the right experience …Branding
The United Nations says 1998 was the Year of the Ocean, but I beg to differ. I’m fairly convinced that next year will be the year we see world leaders begin to take responsibility for the future of our ocean, and start to turn words into action.
We’re also going to see an innovation explosion – new …Oceans
Break a resolution yet? If any were travel-related, here’s some good news: In 2014, you can save while staying the traveler that you are.
In other words, set your nonnegotiable standards, then minimize costs and maximize value. For example: Let’s say you refuse to sleep in the same room with a …
JP Morgan analyst Douglas Anmuth and his team are incredibly optimistic about the Internet industry in 2014.
In an email he just sent out to clients, Anmuth says that Internet stocks increased in value 78% during 2013 thanks in large part to seven "key" trends.
He says, "We believe those underlying …JPMorgan Chase
Rosetta and Philae
Solar and Lunar Eclipses
SpaceX Might Get Heavy
NASA's Tough Choice
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If the video game medium were to be judged solely by 2013, it’d be easy to come to the conclusion that the industry has run out of ideas. With reboots, prequels and sequels ruling the console market, it became patently clear over the past 12 months that publishers were relying on safe, established …Indie Gaming
Underneath a desire to make money in business, there often lies a deeper motivation. What's yours?
Most people in business are motivated by money.
For some, it's a necessary evil--part and parcel with owning a business. They don't particularly enjoy the financial aspect of running a business, but …Money
Which big ideas will drive the food world? The Globe spoke with five leading players to find out.
Give the people what you want
Todd Perrin, chef and partner, Mallard Cottage, Quidi Vidi, Nfld.
I’m in the unique position of just having opened a brand-new restaurant. The biggest thing for me is, and …Food (Canada)
People are starting to realize that Netflix’s movie streaming library is limited
Netflix began life as a DVD rental service, mainly for movies. But these days, its movie library is beginning to look increasingly limited, especially compared to what’s available a-la-carte, on services like iTunes, …Netflix
Back in 2012 I’d been to enough tech startup conferences in Europe over the previous few years to work out which ones appeared to be most significant. Europe being the disjointed bunch of countries that it is has too many to mention. That ended up being a post about events in 2013. Update: This is …Startups
These are the movies we're most excited for in 2014...so far
Considering the crush of must-see movies that fill theaters every December, it can be hard to think past the awards season to the movies Hollywood will produce in the months that follow—but movies there will be, and we’re already jazzed …Movies
Castlight Health enables employers, their employees, and health plans to take control of health care costs and improve care. Named #1 on The Wall Street Journal's list of "The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies" for 2011 and one of Dow Jo... read more »
Egnyte powers enterprise file sharing and access …Startups
Last January, football fans and wing enthusiasts everywhere were brought to their knees by predictions of a chicken wing shortage directly ahead of the Super Bowl. Slate called it “The Great Chicken Wing Shortage of 2013.” Although Time and US News pooh-poohed the crisis, Fox News fanned the flames …Super Bowl
Writing about urban policy issues, as we do here at The Atlantic Cities each day, can often be an exercise in translating wonky terminology for the …
With the new year underway, it's the perfect time to assess the current work environment for themes, tips and trends. To this end, who better to ask than China Gorman, U.S. and Global CEO of Great Place to Work Institute?
Gorman provides an exclusive interview that offers a sneak peek into the 2014 …Trends
Brazil is the most successful nation in the history of international football. The most celebrated in coming as close to creating a “brand” of football as anyone is ever likely to.
Since the 1970 World Cup winning side, considered one of, if not the, best team in the history of the sport, Brazilian …Brazil
These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.
All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup
A game of beach football …Africa
This was a game-changing year for the television industry, as Netflix—and the rise of other streaming video carriers—forever altered the way that we consume TV. So how are the networks supposed to thrive in this strange new world of streaming, stacking and binge-viewing? By making, and following, …TV
The New Year promises a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potential surprise meteor shower, among other celestial delights.
While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here are our picks for sky-watching events worth circling on your calendar for 2014.
1. Total Eclipse of …Lunar Eclipse
Forget the midterms: From India to Iraq, Cairo to Kabul, these are the races that will really matter in Washington this year.
While all eyes may be on the 2014 U.S. midterm races, it’s important not to forget that often the most significant elections take place beyond U.S. borders. After all, the …Elections
From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology
Beam yourself across the world
The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …Space Science
The biggest thing that I noticed in 2013 was the amount of energy in small hardware startups. Even without a really robust infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT), the same kinds of developers who have been launching software companies are now switching to hardware. In truth, the line …Trends
How much will social media fame cost you in 2014? At $6,800, it is probably cheaper than you thought.
This money will buy you a million Twitter followers, a million YouTube views and 20,000 likes on Facebook. As a bonus, you’ll also enjoy a robust number of Pinterest, Tumbler and Instagram followers …Twitter
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The PGA Tour season starts on Friday (wait, it started in October so it continues on Friday with the Tournament of Champions) and I wanted to get some predictions in before we get going on 2014.
I did this last year and got three of 10 correct, …Tiger Woods
Ah, a new year. And here we have some "in with the new" for you, a preview of some great new — and not-so-new — musical acts you should have on your radar for 2014, culled from the playlists of our music writers. We know you're anxious to get on with writing those resolutions, so without further …Bands