According to the many advertising leaders we surveyed, connected devices and wearable technology--or, more broadly, the Internet of things--are top of mind for 2014.
But where the last decade of digital experimentation has generally made technology front and center of an experience, the feeling is that the general relationship with technology has now matured to a point where it doesn’t need to be the star of the show. Instead, people are predicting a more seamless integration of technology into brand’s efforts. Or, as Scott Prindle, partner/chief digital officer, Made Movement puts it: “I think we'll see interesting opportunities to use technology to save us from technology.”...
Many years ago — sometime in the nineties — when the field of competitive intelligence was exploding, I was asked how many Fortune companies created competitive-intelligence functions. Since this has been my area of expertise, I was supposed to know, right? Well, I had no idea since I revile networking. So I said: 97%. I figured the interviewer would hear me laughing and realize I am making fun of the question.
That number stuck. It kept showing up in columns and interviews about CI. The empirical source was never revealed, let alone questioned
Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp WhatsApp Co-Founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton Earlier today, Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp for $16 billion. It’s a spectacular...
Albert Einstein accepted the modern cosmological view that the universe is expanding long after many of his contemporaries. Until 1931, physicist Albert Einstein believed that the universe was static. An urban legend attributes this change of perspective to when American astronomer Edwin Hubble showed Einstein his observations of redshift in the light emitted by far away nebulae -- today known as galaxies. But the reality is more complex. The change in Einstein’s viewpoint, in fact, resulted from a tortuous thought process. Now researchers explain how Einstein changed his mind following many encounters with some of the most influential astrophysicists of his generation.
Last week someone asked me: How do you build a community? I paused. I hadn’t thought about it before. For the past three months, much of my time and focus has been on growing the Product Hunt community. I never considered myself...
If you’re publishing content that nobody consumes, does it help your brand? Unlike the riddle of the tree in the forest, this question has a conclusive answer. Without an audience, your content can’t have an impact.
Yes, you can improve your vision through an app although what you’re really training is your brain. A team of baseball players used UltimEyes and can on average see clearly 31 percent farther than before.
UC Berkeley engineers are developing a seafloor carpet system to capture ocean wave energy and convert it into usable electricity. The system could eventually help lower the cost of converting seawater into fresh water, easing the pressure during periods of drought.
For assistant professor Reza Alam, an expert in wave mechanics, the seafloor “carpet” he is proposing will convert ocean waves into usable energy.
“There is a vast amount of untapped energy in the oceans, and with increasing worldwide demand for power, the need to find cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels is critical,” said Alam. “We are also seeing greater population growth along coastal cities, so the ocean-based system we are developing would produce electricity in a carbon-neutral way right where it is needed.”
Our conceptions of work have shifted, and work is more about finding meaning and independence. Companies that refuse to offer flexible, autonomous, and creative work environments, won't be able to attract the best people.
Sometimes corporate culture manifests itself in a make-your-own-taco party in the office kitchenette. Sometimes you can see it when an outdated phone bank is converted into an on-site ice cream shop. And sometimes it’s on display when senior leaders pick up paintbrushes to turn formerly bland office walls into electric blue work spaces. These are examples of the “Culture Blitz” at work at Southwest Airlines Company, where a 40-year culture is still going strong and is further invigorated by traveling teams who volunteer every year to visit hundreds of employees to show their appreciation. And it’s infectious
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