Apple's New iOS 8 a Game-Changer for eBook Retailing
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Apple's move will place ebooks just one click away from being discovered, sampled and purchased by nearly a billion readers. But how can indie authors and publishers make the most of this new development?
Hidden Injustices, Irreconcilable Contradictions
Read More: Liu Bolin, TED Talk, TED Talks, The Art Of Disappearance, China, China Protests, Photography, Protests, Ted, Tedtalks, TED Weekends News
As Liu remarks, "any culture has its irreconcilable contradictions." Often we are just too wrapped up in our own societies to see them. Sometimes it takes fading into the background as a quiet observer to bring these contradictions into sharp focus.
Google's Head Of Strategic Planning: "I Don't Watch Silicon Valley"
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At the C2MTL "creativity + commerce" conference last week in Montreal, I chatted with Abigail Posner, Google's head of strategic planning, about Google Glass, Silicon Valley, and the deeper meaning of memes. Our conversation, below:
T-Mobile's 'We'll Pay Your ETF' Problem
When someone says, "C'mon, I'll buy you dinner," you assume that your generous dining companion will whip out their wallet when the check shows up. When you're sitting in a bar and a member of the opposite offers to buy you a drink,...
Apple WWDC: Good News for iPhone Users, Bad News for Developers
At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday, Apple introduced a whole lot of new features for iPhone users, as well as its developers. Being an iPhone user I am delighted at the opportunity to swipe instead of typing and happy about being able to share my...
6 Business Benefits of Marketing And IT Collaboration
Eduardo F. Conrado is one of the most unique guests we have had on CXOTalk because he is the Senior Vice President of both Marketing and IT at Motorola Solutions, Inc. Yes, you read that right. Conrado oversees both marketing and IT...
Apple Flexes its Health Care Muscles
If past form is anything to go by, Apple's announcement of HealthKit as part of its latest iOS release (iOS8) at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) has marked a historic moment for digital and mobile health care.
Apple's Time Has Come. Again!
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The WWDC may have been short on hardware -- as it almost always is -- but as we spin this story forward, the puzzle pieces Apple is putting in place are beginning to form a rather interesting, lucrative picture.
(VIDEO) Fighting Video Ad Fraud Needs to be an Open Source Solution,TubeMogul's Brett Wilson
In combatting the growing issue of non-human video views, the industry needs to align around open source tools, not proprietary technologies which don't fully solve the problem, says Brett Wilson, CEO of TubeMogul and the founder of Open Video Viewability, an industry association. The state of video ad...
7 Steps to an Empty Inbox
If your Inbox has 100, 500 or even more than 1,000 emails, you may think having it cleaned up and cleaned out is only a dream ... a dream to be fulfilled when you say good-bye to email when you retire.
Taxis, Robots and Cabbies
There are several worthy tropes that revolve around the question of driverless cars, and these are being given ample press space. But the issue that calls most loudly to me, and has been covered the least, involves the question of taxis.
How to (Really) Get Girls Into Coding
No matter how hard we try, we have yet to overcome the realities of what computer science, and STEM in general, means to the majority of young girls in their everyday lives: nothing.
You're Using Instagram All Wrong
Inspiration through photos is a function of interests, not your social connections.
Cowbird: Making the Web Better for Humans
Most of us have a plethora of identities that we use for various social apps. Not a big deal, right? Until you consider that as we trade more time online for less time out in the world, increasingly the digital realm is where we become who we are.
Leaky WiFi Leaks App Data
Recently a settlement was obtained between 2 companies with the FTC. The charge was that these organizations failed to secure their mobile apps, which put consumer's private data at risk. The FTC says that these companies disabled the SSL certificate validation. This default process confirms that...
Turn it Off: Cell Phones and Concert Culture
My friends and I had never been to Wicker Park before. We were told that as fans of "hipster" culture, we would be right at home among the old record and book stores and trendy eateries.
Should the U.S. Have Google's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Too?
Google recently unveiled a system which enables citizens of the European Union to ask the search engine to remove results from its listings. The move comes in response to a landmark European Union court ruling which gave people there the "right to be forgotten."
Why Translation Is Like Music
People often ask me if translation is art or science. The reality is, it's a combination of both. A good parallel for the translation profession is the music industry, which has been revolutionized by technology.
Life Before Email and Social Media
What have we gained? Speed of communication. And for this generation, speed is everything. What have we lost? Closeness, voice contact, the intimate communication of actually knowing what a person is feeling, and that can only come from presence.
That Time a Photo of My 2-Year-Old Daughter Went Viral
I was down at the end of the driveway, waving my laptop in the air, when I saw someone had posted on my Facebook page. It was a photo of my 2-year-old daughter in a swing.