Digital Age

How Barbie is evolving its storytelling for the digital age

In the latest issue of The Drum, we interview Mattel's chief content officer Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, to find out how the toymaker is evolving its …

Storytelling

Challenging media math: how to make “real money” in digital age

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke talks to Jessica Lessin, founder and CEO of The Information, about "the math puzzle that keeps all media executives up …

Politics

Apple thinks different – and the same – about the ‘town square’

The company plans to turn its stores into community centers (while still selling Apple products) in yet another sign of how much the Digital Age …

Innovation

Polaroid's OneStep2 Is a Vintage Camera for the Digital Age

When Polaroid released the OneStep camera in 1977, the company described it as the “simplest camera in the world.” It had a fixed focus lens and …

Photography

Meet The Rapper Taking Body Positivity, Self-Love, And Female Empowerment Center Stage In The Digital Age

"You don't have to change to be visible."<p>Shanthony Exum is no stranger to being underestimated. Speaking to A Plus in a self-described "Valley girl …

Good News

The secrets of power in the digital age

<b>Reg Events</b> Forget information, bitcoin, even porn. There’s only one currency that ultimately matters in the digital world, and that’s power.<p>A new, …

7 Branding Trends from FINE, a Brand Agency for the Digital Age

Before you tackle your next branding project, up your expertise with these insights from FINE, a brand agency for the digital age that connects …

Identity

How the UK's data laws will now be fit for the digital age

They’ve always said that information is power, and in the digital age, data increasingly powers the world.<p>It drives price comparison sites and …

Privacy

Teenagers to be given classes on coping in the digital age

Teenagers are under more pressure than in any previous generation, England’s public health chief has claimed, as officials roll out a new syllabus to help children cope with the digital age.<p>Classes devoted to cyber-bullying, body shaming, and “fear of missing out” on line will be available in …

Education

Anna Wintour on Vogue at 125 — and Defining Print in the Digital Age

In a rare interview, Vogue's famed editor in chief discusses the title's September issue, the Internet — and influence.<p>It’s the end of the summer and …

Media Industry

The Art of the Gracious Response in the Digital Age

A non-response is not an answer, no matter how busy you are.<p>It was just an invitation to dinner with a bit of professional matchmaking thrown in. I wanted to introduce a client to an influencer who could make a major difference in her career. A day went by, then two. Still no answer. The rainmaker …

Etiquette

Why Has Digital Assessment Failed To Move Beyond the MCQ Test?

Assessment in the Digital Age has not advanced much beyond assessment in the Industrial Age – but why? The phonograph changed music forever. Recitals …

Pedagogy

SD-WAN Performs for the Digital Age | ZDNet

Companies are embracing cloud applications and resources, but traditional, MPLS-based networks may not be up to the task of handling cloud's …

Cisco Systems

How to fine-tune your BS meter

THE Industrial Revolution changed the world. The steam engine and machine tools increased labor efficiency a hundredfold. Advances in iron production …

University of Washington

We Are Already Living in the Future

It was an interesting and exciting start of the academic year.<p>I gave my class on “Creative Thinking in a Digital Age” to a group of new students. I …

Innovation

Are Your Analog Ethics Ready For Digital Leverage?

Since humans are capable of abstract thought and sophisticated language, our behavior often blurs the lines between black and white into what is known as “the gray area.” Consequently, the desire for order in the marketplace promotes: 1) the establishment of ethical standards to encourage …

Entrepreneurship

How Tech Can Secure The NHS' Place In Our Society And Bring Services Into The Digital Age

It's now a little over a decade since Steve Jobs stepped confidently onto a stage in California and projected the world into the smartphone era. Ever since, there's been no shortage of debate about the implications of our ever more connected, always-on digital lifestyles.<p>Technology now governs …

Health Care

Five Ways To Attract Loyal Customers In The Digital Age

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 28: A customer tries out an Apple Watch Nike+ at an Apple Store in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, October 28, 2016 in New York City. Friday marks the release of the Apple Watch Nike+, a sports-focused smartwatch with a retail price starting at $369. (Photo by Drew …

Innovation

Charting The Future Of Academic Publishing In The Digital Age

Sci-Hub, an article pirating service, is one of the Web’s best-kept open secrets. But lately, it has been in the news, transcending debates that usually involve a small band of academics, publishers, and open science activists. An item in <i>Science Insider</i>, for instance, speculated on the vastness of …

Academic Publishing

Equifax breach exposes flaws of using SSN as a unique identifier in the digital age

Democratic Republic of the Congo

09/08/17: Disaster prep, DACA and restaurants in the digital age

Life<p>His advice: Have your proof of ownership ready.<p>Tech<p>During a disaster, digital records, messaging, even social media are all pretty handy.<p>Business<p>On the verge of opening his own cafe, Anthoa Munoz's future now teeters on the brink of the unknown.<p>Business<p>Looking good pays off.

Business

How to Teach Grammar in the Digital Age

From Texting to Teaching: Grammar Instruction in a Digital Age by Hyler and Hicks led teacher Desiree Tabor Carter to think about technology tools …

Teaching

6 Truths about Parenting Tweens in the Digital Age

Parenting tweens gets a bad rap. In my work helping parents and schools with kids and social media, I hear a lot of complaining about kids between 9 …

Parenting

Think Tank: Brand Growth and Protection in the Digital Age

Matthew Bassiur, head of global IP enforcement for Alibaba Group, shares insights into protecting a brand's IP.<p>I have spent the better part of the …

eCommerce

5 Strategies To Make Your Business More Successful

Why Neglecting Your Organization Puts You on a Path to FailureA lot has been written about the “organization, processes and values” of a workplace …

Management

Humanities Forums

Letter from the Director<p>As Director of the Boston University Center for the Humanities, I take great pleasure in inviting you to our first public …

Humanities

Signs Your Digital Strategy Is Broken (and How to Fix It)

It’s tough for organizations to think strategically these days, especially when the hallmark of the 21st century has been the rapid changes enabled …

Germany names bookstores of the year as non-digital reading thrives

In the home of Goethe and the printing press, the digitalization and commercialization of the book market is seen as a threat. Paper books are …

World News

Your Digital Transformation Won't Succeed Without Cultural Change

How are older, established companies doing with their digital transformation efforts? If we're to judge by the attention given the newer, more …

Digital Transformation

The trend of fake Instagram accounts exposes the troubling way that work is taking over our lives

In the social media age, no one understands the high stakes of online self-presentation better than teenagersand young adults. For college students in particular, advice on developing a <i>personal brand</i> is profuse. Future job-seekers are counseled that a strategic online identity is necessary to stand …

Big Ideas