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The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

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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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

5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know

5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know At the turn of the 20th century, most people lived as they had in the middle ages.  Almost half of the US population was employed in agriculture.  Life expectancy was less than 50 years. Indoor plumbing was...

Jan 27 2014, 4:13am CST

Executive Creative Directors Evaluate Super Bowl Advertising

Executive Creative Directors Evaluate Super Bowl Advertising One week from today is the Super Bowl of advertising with an hour of football in-between. I wanted all of us to enjoy these TV spots to the fullest. To that end, I asked myself what makes a great Super Bowl spot? It has...

Jan 27 2014, 2:07am CST

Apple CEO Rejects the Allegation of Working with NSA Back Doors

Apple CEO Rejects the Allegation of Working with NSA Back Doors Tim Cook clearly stated that Apple had not been assisting NSA to develop back doors, but informed about the US government’s request of getting user data

Jan 26 2014, 1:30pm CST

The Personal Web is the Next Big Thing

The Personal Web is the Next Big Thing The modern world can be a dehumanizing place.  Long gone is the sweet little old lady at the drugstore counter, replaced by big box retailers, brand logos and barcodes.  We’re more often“handled” than serviced...

Jan 25 2014, 7:23am CST

Apple Looking into Starting its own Mobile Payment Service

Apple Looking into Starting its own Mobile Payment Service Apple has thought about the issue before but the plans got scrapped. Now, however, it is seriously looking into starting its very own expanded mobile-payments system. It has all the hardware and all that is needed is to put the software in place.

Jan 25 2014, 1:29am 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

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World 30 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh. More accurately, The Great Magician took it out of a bag and let it talk to us. The Macintosh, as I learned from first-hand experience in 1984, was a huge leap...

Jan 24 2014, 8:48am CST

CES 2015 News
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

Google Adsense Direct is For Small Publishers

Google Adsense Direct is For Small Publishers Those playing the ad game within the Google universe are very familiar with Google AdSense and DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP). As a refresher, AdSense automatically fills unsold ad space inventory for quick and easy...

Jan 24 2014, 8:11am CST

The Top Celebrities in Super Bowl 2014 Ads

The Top Celebrities in Super Bowl 2014 Ads This year the number of celebrities appearing in Super Bowl ads is huge. It is very hard to keep track of them all this year. This is why we decided to do a top celebrity ranking this year.

Jan 24 2014, 7:56am CST

Macintosh At 30: Interesting, Profound And Curious Things Said About the Mac

Macintosh At 30: Interesting, Profound And Curious Things Said About the Mac “Hello, I’m Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag. Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I’d like to share with you a maxim I thought of the first time I met an IBM mainframe: NEVER TRUST A COMPUTER YOU CAN’T LIFT.”

Jan 24 2014, 7:00am CST

Tax Filing Procedure Complicated by Various Issues

Tax Filing Procedure Complicated It is tax return filing season and, although things will hopefully work out just fine in the end, various issues have cropped up along the way. Besides the governmental shutdown some time back another glitch which makes the procedure even more complicated is imitation sites that charge for free form filing.

Jan 24 2014, 6:30am CST

Booger & Lewis Geek Out About 'King Of The Nerds'

Booger & Lewis Geek Out About 'King Of The Nerds' When the second season of TBS’s reality TV competition King of the Nerds begins tonight, viewers can expect the program to reach nerdier heights than ever. Just ask two of the most iconic nerds in film history. King of...

Jan 24 2014, 6:00am 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

Beats Music Fixing Faults while Customers Wait

Beats Music Fixing Faults Beats Music streaming service got off to such a popular start that it left it with issues that had to be solved. The experts at the source are fixing the faults while many customers are being forced to wait for sign up. The execs at the top are giving their reassurance to the clientele that everything is in control and matters will be resolved soon.

Jan 24 2014, 4:09am CST

Top 10 Super Bowl Ads From The Past Decade selected by Kellogg School Of Management

Top 10 Super Bowl Ads From The Past Decade selected by Kellogg School Of Management This article is by Tim Calkins and Derek Rucker, Kellogg School of Management. Calkins is clinical professor of marketing and Rucker is the Sandy...

Jan 24 2014, 2:18am CST

Entreprenuer Just Made A $1.9 Million Bet On Super Bowl Suites

Entreprenuer Just Made A $1.9 Million Bet On Super Bowl Suites Part of being a sports fan is the risk you sign on for every year and every game, putting your emotion on the line for a bunch of grown men who generally make more money than you.  John Chen, however, has taken...

Jan 24 2014, 2:14am CST

Jeep Super Bowl 2014 Ad is Likely

Jeep Super Bowl 2014 Ad is Likely Chrysler still manages to do something that just about no other brand can claim in the run-up to the Super Bowl each year: keep everyone guessing what the company will do with its Big Game advertising. This year a...

Jan 24 2014, 1:44am CST

Huge Internet Blunder in China Leads to Investigation

Huge Internet Attack in China Leads to Investigation A huge blunder that occurred in the Internet facility in China led to investigation into the matter. The Great Firewall system is being inspected by the authorities as all the sites went berserk among a particularly grave breakdown.

Jan 23 2014, 12:44pm CST

New Take on Google Glass

New Take on Google Glass I’ve come around a bit on Google Glass.  Not entirely, but perhaps 270°. To clarify, I’d be surprised if I ever adopted Glass personally.  I’m just an old guy, stuck in some rut from the 1970s or thereabouts....

Jan 23 2014, 9:30am CST

Working From Home? 11 Ways To Stay Motivated

Working From Home? 11 Ways To Stay Motivated I haven’t had any coworkers in five years now. Well, at least none that I see or hear on a daily basis. I’m a freelance journalist, one of many occupations these days that allows the complete and total freedom to work...

Jan 23 2014, 6:16am CST

Twin Toilets in a Stall at Sochi Olympics 2014

Twin Toilets in a Stall at Sochi Olympics 2014 A photograph of twin toilets in a washroom stall at the Sochi Olympics 2014 is doing the rounds of cyberspace. It has raised the issue of Russia’s corruption and thoughtlessness regarding the funds set aside for the Olympics.

Jan 23 2014, 5:12am 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

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

Netflix And HBO: Has The House Of Cards Really Captured The Throne?

Netflix And HBO: Has The House Of Cards Really Captured The Throne? Netflix reports earnings later today and optimism reigns, with 2 million new U.S. subscribers expected, according to a Bloomberg survey. Leading into today, the company was further bolstered by a report from the...

Jan 22 2014, 9:39am CST

Bethesda Should License Skyrim For Professional Mods

Bethesda Should License Skyrim For Professional Mods When you watch the developer diary for Skywind, the fan-led effort to mod The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind into the more modern Skyrim Engine, you start to realize something: this is no ordinary mod. It’s built out on a...

Jan 22 2014, 8:21am CST

Online Anonymity for Business Pros, Rebels And Everyone In Between

Online Anonymity for Business Pros, Rebels And Everyone In Between You wouldn’t know it from its modest adobe-and-brick-tile headquarters on National Avenue, but like a lot of its larger neighbors in Mountain View, Calif., AnchorFree aims to change the world. Not by becoming the...

Jan 22 2014, 8:20am CST

CES 2014 from a Woman's Perspective

CES 2014 from a Woman's Perspective In 2014, women leaders rose to the top in many different industries.  Healthcare, cars manufacturing, advertising and even finance all recently added women to major leadership roles. Marissa Mayer may have recently...

Jan 22 2014, 8:11am CST

The Twitter Tricks From The New York Times

The Twitter Tricks From The New York Times I’m a small publisher in both budget and manpower. As such, I must work smart. Everything I attempt to do must be purposeful and efficient. One of the greatest insights I have come upon to move my business forward is to...

Jan 22 2014, 8:04am CST

Agnieszka Radwanska Defeats Victoria Azarenka

Agnieszka Radwanska Defeats Victoria Azarenka Agnieszka Radwanska soundly defeated Belarussian Victoria Azarenka at the Australian Open. It was sweet revenge in its ultimate form. The score was 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 and the winner took it all while the loser had a fall.

Jan 22 2014, 7:56am CST

Amish Family Chemo Stirs Up Controversy

Amish Family Chemo Stirs Up Controversy An Amish family with a Leukemia-afflicted daughter went into hiding to avoid the long arm of the law. Their daughter was being given chemo treatment against their will. The decision to forgo the allopathic treatment has stirred up a lot of controversy. The whole question revolves around the jurisdiction and scope of the law in private matters.

Jan 22 2014, 6:37am CST

#1 Reason Why Nintendo Should Continue Making Consoles

#1 Reason Why Nintendo Should Continue Making Consoles When you hear the word “Google” the first thing you probably think of is searching the internet. Likewise, when you verbalize the act of searching the internet you likely use “Google” as your verb of choice—”let me...

Jan 22 2014, 6:11am CST

Are You A Billionaire Looking To Make A Deal? Call this Guy

Are You A Billionaire Looking To Make A Deal? Call this Guy “You gotta meet Demetri while you’re in town.” The text message had come from an entrepreneur and investor I knew. One of those guys with enviable and inexplicable links to business heroes and at least a couple...

Jan 22 2014, 5:06am CST

Hearthstone's Open Beta Is Officially Live

Hearthstone's Open Beta Is Officially Live Blizzard can be quite stealthy when they want to be, and all of a sudden, after months and months of waiting, they’ve flung open the gates of the Hearthstone beta. The Warcraft-themed online card game has been in closed...

Jan 22 2014, 5:00am CST

Check Your Smartphone, There Is A Shark Right Behind You

Check Your Smartphone, There Is A Shark Right Behind You Ever since Jaws hit theaters, the world has not been a safe place for ocean lovers, or for sharks, either. Western Australia has a neat solution where 338 sharks have been tagged with tracking devices that are connected...

Jan 22 2014, 4:44am CST