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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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OkCupid's Christian Rudder Defends 'Experiments On Human Beings'

OkCupid's Christian Rudder Defends 'Experiments On Human Beings' Not shocking to many that OkCupid experiments on their users, but the lack of awareness by co-founder Christian Rudder is a little boggling.

Jul 29 2014, 12:05am CDT

Omega-3 GM Crop Experiment Ready

Omega-3: GM Crop of Omega-3 is Ready for Government Approval Scientists in Great Britain are happy that the Omega-3 GM crop experiment that they have set up is ready for government approval. The use of genetically modified foods for a sustainable future is the merest tip of the iceberg in alternative sources of nutrition for an expanding population.

Jan 30 2014, 5:50am CST

Apple To Infinity: Mobile Payments, Touch ID And All That Sapphire

Apple To Infinity: Mobile Payments, Touch ID And All That Sapphire Forget Gorilla Glass. Apple has its own patented method of affixing a sapphire substrate to a touch screen. According to a report on the Chinese language Apple Daily blog (translated via Google and Apple Insider), Apple...

Jan 26 2014, 10:10am 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

Flywheels Could be More Efficient for Electric Cars

Flywheels Could be More Efficient for Electric Cars The idea of powering your car with a flywheel conjures up amateurish images of rubber bands, or big, clunky contraptions attached to ponderous nineteenth century steam-powered wagons. But modern flywheels are all about...

Jan 24 2014, 8:36am CST

Display Ads are as Compelling As TV Spots

Display Ads are as Compelling As TV Spots In the lobby of Google’s Building 900 at its Mountain View headquarters, there’s a display of Google-colored squares and rectangles that looks like a bland abstract-art piece. It turns out these are the shape and...

Jan 24 2014, 5:18am CST

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report Netflix is starting to look like a precision machine. The company modestly exceeded expectations for the fourth quarter, adding 2.3 million subscribers in the U.S. and more than 4 million overall, bringing the total to...

Jan 23 2014, 4:21am CST

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’...

Jan 23 2014, 2:31am 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

Tesla Goes For Aggressive Pricing In China

Tesla Goes For Aggressive Pricing In China Tesla has announced pricing for its Model S sedan in China and in a surprise has decided to match its U.S. price, with one caveat. The large-battery version of the car — which appears to be the only one headed for China...

Jan 23 2014, 2:08am CST

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device The combination of students and mobile phones has long been a source of anxiety for teachers. Instead of being engrossed in the lesson, the assumption is pupils will be unable to resist the lure of texting, watching...

Jan 19 2014, 12:11pm CST

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities In an interview with James Anderson, head of government-innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies, we discussed their 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge—a competition to inspire European cities to come up with bold ideas that...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer? History tells us “Yes.” Wearables will be his Rubicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook is already one of the most successful managers in the history of business. Yet one must wonder whether Cook will ultimately suffer the same fate...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Of Course A Book About Bitcoin Should Be Sold For Bitcoin

Of Course A Book About Bitcoin Should Be Sold For Bitcoin Last spring, people were getting all excited about Bitcoin because its value surged from a movie ticket to a fancy dinner for two in response primarily to Cypriots freaked out that their money was going to be seized by...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

I4U news

AOL hands over Patch operations to investment firm AOL hands over operations of troubled local-news division Patch to turnaround firm NEW YORK (AP) — AOL is handing over operations of its troubled local-news business, Patch. The Internet...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters @giorodriguez  The New Year’s Day hype is deserved, but for reasons that may not yet be visible Funny thing about us humans: we are vulnerable to stories that are framed simplistically. A story with a clear arc — and a...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time Today, Illumina, the leading maker of DNA sequencers, announced a milestone in biotechnology: it is introducing a new machine that can sequence the genetic code of a human cell for $1,000. The machine – actually a...

Jan 14 2014, 8:56pm CST

Drought Fighting Tool: Using Water Data To Change Behavior, Promote Conservation

Drought Fighting Tool: Using Water Data To Change Behavior, Promote Conservation Does blending personalized water consumption data, conservation tips and competitive spirit create the right formula for getting people to use less water? That would be “yes” for the East Bay Municipal Utility District...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

Bitcoin Anonymity Upgrade Zerocoin To Become An Independent Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Anonymity Upgrade Zerocoin To Become An Independent Cryptocurrency When a group of cryptographers launched Zerocoin last year, they hoped their cryptography project could upgrade Bitcoin to be as anonymous as its most privacy-focused users have always wanted it to be. Now, after six...

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums With current TV projects like The Blacklist and active film projects like Stretch, it’s hard to believe Joe Carnahan would have any time to speak about his evolving career. But in this exclusive interview, Joe took a...

Jan 13 2014, 9:51am CST

How A Little Caffeine Can Boost Your Memory

How A Little Caffeine Can Boost Your Memory If you’re trying to commit a set of items to memory, you may want to give your brain a bit of caffeine. But how you time it matters, finds a new study out today in Nature Neuroscience. The researchers found that giving...

Jan 13 2014, 9:41am CST

I4U news

A Bullish Case For Janet Yellen, Our Confused New Fed Chairman As is well known now, Janet Yellen was confirmed last Monday as Fed Chairman. On its face, this should concern those who desire economic growth. Figure the Fed itself is superfluous. We don’t need a federally chartered...

Jan 12 2014, 8:26am CST

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014 The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. After all, the book’s principal...

Jan 10 2014, 1:45pm CST

Innovation Knocks, But At The Back Door Of The Farmhouse: Giannola Nonino And The Transformation Of Grappa

Innovation Knocks, But At The Back Door Of The Farmhouse: Giannola Nonino And The Transformation Of Grappa It was the mid-1970s in northern Italy, and Giannola Nonino had a business idea that would revolutionize an industry: to transform the ragged, industrialized distillation of grappa production into something unique,...

Jan 8 2014, 10:31am CST

Why Biotech Whiz Kid Jack Andraka Is Not On The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Why Biotech Whiz Kid Jack Andraka Is Not On The Forbes 30 Under 30 List When I put out a call for promising young scientists to be part of Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 project, no name came up more than that of Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old who created a prototype cancer diagnostic test and...

Jan 8 2014, 9:51am CST

Lifelogging: A Step Up For Connected Devices?

Lifelogging: A Step Up For Connected Devices? As expected, much of the news coming out of the Consumer and Electronics (CES) show in Las Vegas is about wearable tech. LG jumped into the wearable tech arena with its own health tracker, a device that rolls around the...

Jan 7 2014, 5:36pm CST

Asus Announces Transfomer Book Duet TD300 - Windows And Android, Together At Last. Wait, What?

Asus Announces Transfomer Book Duet TD300 - Windows And Android, Together At Last. Wait, What? Asus has debuted the Transformed Book Duet TD300 at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The TD300, a laptop/tablet convertible, is being marketed as the first ever “quad-mode” convertible, as it is...

Jan 7 2014, 12:16pm CST

I4U news

NAFTA And The Future Of Canada, Mexico And The United States By Marc Lanthemann The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade...

Jan 7 2014, 9:06am CST

Sponsored Post: The Heineken Experiment with DJ Armin Van Buuren

Sponsored Post: The Heineken Experiment with DJ Armin Van Buuren Watch the Heineken Experiment in the video below featuring world famous DJ Armin Van Buuren. The result of the experiment is puzzling.

Jan 7 2014, 7:57am CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014 This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the past, when I’ve done these predictions, I’ve turned to mostly traders who follow public...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

New York Marijuana Laws Relaxed

New York Marijuana Laws Relaxed New York is to allow the use of marijuana on a small scale. The laws are to undergo a relaxation as per the initiative by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Jan 6 2014, 4:19am CST

Reading A Novel Could Physically Change Your Brain (But What Does That Mean?)

Reading A Novel Could Physically Change Your Brain (But What Does That Mean?) It turns out that reading a novel can cause measurable changes in how connected portions of your brain are. That, at least, is a conclusion of a study performed at Emory University, which was published in the journal ...

Jan 5 2014, 6:01pm CST

The New Mac Pro Sees a Significant Performance Boost with the Intel Processor Up

The New Mac Pro Sees a Significant Performance Boost with the Intel Processor Upgrade Following the upgrade of the Intel chip, Other World Computer notices a major boost to the performance of the recently released Mac Pro

Jan 5 2014, 3:06pm CST

Beyond Economics: How Price Controls Are Killing Millions Of Patients

Beyond Economics: How Price Controls Are Killing Millions Of Patients Due to maximum-wage policies, it currently takes about a decade for working medical therapies to reach patients. Stronger incentives in the clinical trial process responsible for the delays would leave product safety...

Jan 3 2014, 7:26am CST

8 Ramen Recipes For The Starving Startup Entrepreneur

8 Ramen Recipes For The Starving Startup Entrepreneur I’ve interviewed a lot of startup entrepreneurs and all of them have tales of frugality. Whether they’re living on couches or blow-up mattresses, buying only the cheapest and most vile bottom-shelf booze, or pilfering...

Jan 2 2014, 3:51pm CST

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare For years, it has been the number one talking point of Obamacare supporters. People who are uninsured end up getting costly care from hospitals’ emergency rooms. “Those of us with health insurance are also paying a...

Jan 2 2014, 1:51pm CST

Can A Latin American Entrepreneur Help Disrupt Social Media Marketing In 2014?

Can A Latin American Entrepreneur Help Disrupt Social Media Marketing In 2014? @giorodriguez  Maybe.  Keep an eye on Lance Rios, parallel entrepreneur, and first to be profiled in the new blog series, “150 Puerto Ricans” Several months ago in this column, I had a announced a series of profiles...

Jan 1 2014, 4:46pm CST

A Good Thing: Cause Marketers Came Together in 2013

A Good Thing: Cause Marketers Came Together in 2013 For many businesses and NGOs seeking to do well by doing good, 2013 was the year in which collaboration reached new heights. In addition to typical pairings of corporations and nonprofits, we saw meaningful alliances...

Dec 31 2013, 11:36am CST