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The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines

The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines In Davos, Switzerland the confabbing tycoons at the World Economic Forum spent their Friday fretting over climate change.  The irony of the super-wealthy flying in their private jets to hang out in a luxurious...

Jan 29 2014, 3:05am CST

Obama's State Of The Union Address and Income Inequality

Obama's State Of The Union Address and Income Inequality …And the trees are all kept equal By hatchet, axe, and saw. Rush—“The Trees,” Hemispheres President Barack Obama was right when he said, “The long-term unemployed are not lazy. They’re not lacking in motivation. They’re...

Jan 27 2014, 5:57am CST

Scarlett Johansson defends SodaStream Super Bowl 2014 Ad

Scarlett Johansson defends SodaStream Super Bowl 2014 Ad SodaStream made a big splash revealing Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Brand Ambassador. SodaStream has already got more attention for its Super Bowl 2014 Ad because Fox banned it. It continues to go great for SodaStream as now Scarlett Johansson gets criticized for her involvement with the Israeli based maker of the Home Soda solution.

Jan 27 2014, 2:20am CST

Xbox One is Losing Sales War to PS4

Xbox One is Losing Sales War to PS4 While the Xbox One is not an ordinary device, it has been facing some serious competition from Sony’s PS4. The challenge is for real and Microsoft will have to shape up or ship out.

Jan 25 2014, 3:28pm CST

American Love Affair helps you Buy American And Keeping Jobs In The U.S.

American Love Affair helps you Buy American And Keeping Jobs In The U.S. Throughout this would-be U.S. economic recovery, job creation has not matched what it has been in prior recoveries and incomes are under pressure. Once mighty retailers like Sears Holdings and Barnes & Noble (...

Jan 24 2014, 9:46am CST

Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day.  Why do we build...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST

Pope Francis Talks Internet

Pope Francis Talks Internet “The internet …,” writes Pope Francis today, “offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God.” With that, Pope Francis offered the world some Internet commentary...

Jan 24 2014, 6:30am CST

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies?

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies? Having spent the week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it would appear that fitness & sport tech has started to reach mainstream prominence.  In a way it has, in others it hasn’t.  It...

Jan 23 2014, 7:10am CST

CES 2015 News
The Cloud is Powered by Coal

The Cloud is Powered by Coal “Americans use too much energy” is one of the most politically correct things you can say—but it’s wrong. My favorite response to that complaint is by the great energy commentator Robert Bryce, who says: “Actually, I...

Jan 23 2014, 2:10am CST

Intel Education Tablet gets a 10-inch screen and Android operating system

Intel Education Tablet gets a 10-inch screen and Android operating system New tablet and notebook are for education environments

Jan 22 2014, 11:15am CST

Davos Dispatch: Tech Titans On Life-Changing Gadgets And NSA Reform

Tech Titans Talk Life-Changing Gadgets And NSA Reform in Davos Tech titans took the stage on the first morning at the World Economic Forum for a panel focused on changes in the digital landscape: bandwidth, privacy, data and business transformation. The speakers were Randall...

Jan 22 2014, 4:12am CST

Best Credit Cards for Travel

Best Credit Cards for Travel in 2014 The best credit cards for travel purposes in 2014 are given below. It appears to be the case, that they are the ideal economic tools for tourists and businessmen travelling abroad, who are looking for more bang for the buck.

Jan 21 2014, 11:17pm CST

Top CEOs meet in Davos

Top CEOs meet in Davos Davos is the place to be for the world’s top executives and political figures this week but what happens if you’re not deemed important enough to get in? Here’s my tale from nine years ago. Something strange is going on...

Jan 21 2014, 1:19pm CST

Best Credit Cards for Purchases Made in 2014

Best Credit Cards for Purchases Made in 2014 Credit cards have been called smart money. Maybe they are an evolution of how mankind handles cash. Instead of the unwieldy bundle of banknotes that make your wallet puffy, the slim and smooth plastic credit card is a better option. The best credit cards for purchases that you are likely to make in 2014 are listed below for your perusal.

Jan 21 2014, 6:48am CST

Week Ahead: More Earnings & Economic News To Move Markets

Week Ahead: More Earnings & Economic News To Move Markets The S&P 500 is down 0.5% so far this year — and stocks face another potentially volatile week ahead with a barrage of earnings from major corporations as well as economic indicators and news from the World Economic...

Jan 19 2014, 5:11pm CST

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The App That Zaps Sales Reps, SuperSolver Takes Cues From Apple's Sales Playbook David Montoya didn’t like being a lawyer and hated being a CPA. In rapid succession, the MBA with a law degree cycled through a white shoe law firm and a Big Four accounting firm before finally realizing that neither...

Jan 19 2014, 4:51pm CST

Barbara Bush Is Right About Political Dynasties, But America Would Elect Jeb Bush Anyway

Barbara Bush Is Right About Political Dynasties, But America Would Elect Jeb Bush Anyway “If we can’t find more than two or three families to run for office, that’s silly, because there are great governors and great eligible people to run.  And I think that the Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes — there are just...

Jan 19 2014, 9:41am CST

After 30 Years, Con Edison's Customers Stop Paying Madison Square Garden's Electric Bills

After 30 Years, Con Edison's Customers Stop Paying Madison Square Garden's Electric Bills Thank you, Consolidated Edison of New York. I never expected to write that, but I felt obliged to applaud the Big Apple's biggest energy utility for pulling the plug on one of the most perverse energy boondoggles I have...

Jan 18 2014, 3:26pm CST

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Tech industry: Obama's NSA reforms 'insufficient' Tech industry group calls Obama's NSA speech 'thoughtful, but insufficient' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step...

Jan 18 2014, 1:06pm CST

If You Doubt That Social Media Has Changed The World, Take A Look At Ukraine

If You Doubt That Social Media Has Changed The World, Take A Look At Ukraine When the Arab Spring erupted in 2010, one of the first things people noticed was the very visible role social media seemed to play.  Many began to call the series of political uprisings “Twitter Revolutions” and a...

Jan 18 2014, 3:26am CST

Making Sense Out Of The Noise - Global Enteprise Search With Coveo

Making Sense Out Of The Noise - Global Enteprise Search With Coveo There is no denying that more and more information is now being stored in the cloud instead of in on-premises enterprise solutions. This is a great change on a number of levels – it allows organizations to focus on...

Jan 17 2014, 2:11pm CST

Making Sense Out Of The Noise - Global Enteprrise Search With Coveo

Making Sense Out Of The Noise - Global Enteprrise Search With Coveo There is no denying that more and more information is now being stored in the cloud instead of in on-premises enterprise solutions. This is a great change on a number of levels – it allows organizations to focus on...

Jan 17 2014, 11:51am CST

Goldie Hawn to Launch “Mindful Works”

Goldie Hawn Wants Mindful Works Goldie Hawn is going to launch a new evidence-based program for educators and children in collaboration with Mark Bertolini. The Hawn Foundation’s signature “Mindful Works” will be launched during The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Jan 17 2014, 11:40am CST

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues Once a niche corner of the market, analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends is increasingly taking centre stage, as illustrated by the recent news that the US energy group FirstEnergy has agreed to...

Jan 17 2014, 11:11am CST

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies?

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies? World leaders are about to gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss how to feed the global energy appetite with the cleanest fuels and the most modern tools. Questions are bound to crop up involving whether to use more advanced...

Jan 17 2014, 5:41am CST

Revealing Data Science's Job Potential

Revealing Data Science's Job Potential Data Science is gaining traction in the industry, as analytics, data collection, sensors, and Big Data become a more regular part of our online existence. O’Reilly Media, Inc. recently released a survey that it had...

Jan 16 2014, 1:36pm CST

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation It’s an endless parade, one  top-down proposal after another from Washington. Having just presided over another 80,000 pages of regulations in the 2013 Federal Register, the launch (so called) of Obamacare, and five...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

SEMI: Forecasts are Positive at Annual ISS Conference

SEMI: Forecasts are Positive at Annual ISS Conference In a press release issued January 14, semiconductor industry association SEMI provided synopses of key presentations at its Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) being held in Half Moon Bay, California.  In SEMI’s words...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke We are just over two weeks into 2014, and the dominant conversation about healthcare...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy “Zappos Says Goodbye To Bosses,” was the recent headline in the Washington Post. “Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy,” wrote Aimee Groth in Quartz. “Gurus Gone Wild” wrote my fellow...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success? If you said 20, or 22, or 25, you are not alone. It wasn’t that long ago that age signified wisdom. But in the last decade Silicon...

Jan 15 2014, 8:11am CST

Are Air Source Heat Pumps A Threat To Geothermal Heat Pump Suppliers?

Are Air Source Heat Pumps A Threat To Geothermal Heat Pump Suppliers? Last year, geothermal heat pump (GHP) manufacturers introduced new heat pumps with break-through efficiency based on variable-speed compressor technology.  These manufacturers include Waterfurnace Renewable Energy  (TSX...

Jan 15 2014, 8:11am CST

New Ways For Turning Data Into Dollars Now

New Ways For Turning Data Into Dollars Now By Scott Cameron, Andrew Pickersgill, Rob Turtle Big Data is transforming the way companies do business.  But many firms are finding that it requires significant investments of time and money before seeing the value. ...

Jan 15 2014, 7:21am CST

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Where Will All The SMS Messages Go When Texting Dies? The humble text message is not disappearing overnight, but less SMSs will be sent in 2014 than in 2013. People are communicating more than ever, so these messages are going somewhere. For the handful of companies that...

Jan 14 2014, 7:36pm CST

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation Nutanix has reached ‘unicorn’ status in Sillicon Valley in just four years, raising a $101 million Series D funding round Tuesday led by Riverwood Capital and SAP Ventures that values the datacenter infrastructure...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

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Fast Track Bill Presented But Progress On Trade Requires The President Stand Up To Detroit <div> Last Thursday, legislation to restore “fast track” trade promotion authority was introduced in Congress.  The grant of that authority is widely considered necessary to complete and ratify the Trans-Pacific...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

A New Way Of Looking At The World's Most Innovative Companies

A New Way Of Looking At The World's Most Innovative Companies Over the past six months I’ve been involved in creating a new innovation benchmarking index. I’m really happy to say it is launched today. You can see the inaugural Elastic Innovation Index here. It covers all the...

Jan 13 2014, 9:01am CST

Vladimir Putin's Approval Rating Has Been Holding Steady For Almost Two Years

Vladimir Putin's Approval Rating Has Been Holding Steady For Almost Two Years I’m a little late, but it’s worth pointing out that after a particularly bad November Vladimir Putin’s approval rate in December ticked up to a level (65%) that is broadly in line with the results of the past two years...

Jan 13 2014, 8:21am CST