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New Zealand Government Announces That Software Will No Longer Be Patentable

New Zealand Government Announces That Software Will No Longer Be Patentable | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In a bill passed earlier today, the Government of New Zealand announced that software in the country will no longer be patentable.
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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …
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Lyft Finally Launches in New York, Just Without Any Sharing

Lyft Finally Launches in New York, Just Without Any Sharing | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Lyft found a way to bring its car service to New York City: just abandon the core of its business model
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Umbel Helps Brands Decipher the Massive Amounts of Facebook User Data Available to Them - AllFacebook

Umbel Helps Brands Decipher the Massive Amounts of Facebook User Data Available to Them - AllFacebook | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The amount of user data available to brands on Facebook is staggering, but how can they make sense out of all the information and ensure that their campaigns are targeting the users who are most likely to be interested in their products and services? That’s where Umbel comes in.
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Does the Powerful Paul Ryan Feel Empathy?

Does the Powerful Paul Ryan Feel Empathy? | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
It shouldn't be a surprise that a man with as much wealth and power as Paul Ryan would propose a poverty plan that does very little to fight poverty.
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The Science of Storytelling

The Science of Storytelling | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.


When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language...
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Hold the Phone: A Big-Data Conundrum

Hold the Phone: A Big-Data Conundrum | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Why does my phone seem to slow down when a new one is introduced? The data show correlations, not conclusions.
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What is Content Marketing?

What is Content Marketing? | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Content marketing is creating information that your target audience wants and making it accessible to them. Let us now look at some definitions . . .
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More mobile gadgets than people? Seven countries now qualify

More mobile gadgets than people? Seven countries now qualify | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Wireless has passed 100 percent penetration in the US and six other countries, according to the OECD
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Become a Better Boss: 5 Habits Managers Should Avoid

Become a Better Boss: 5 Habits Managers Should Avoid | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Keep your eye out for these team-hindering habits.
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Airbnb Squatter Is Another Example of Limitations of Sharing Economy

Airbnb Squatter Is Another Example of Limitations of Sharing Economy | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
As the number of people who use Airbnb to list and rent lodging grows, so do the horror stories.
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Mercedes Self-Driving Car Bertha Comes to California - IEEE Spectrum

Mercedes Self-Driving Car Bertha Comes to California - IEEE Spectrum | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz experimental car goes head to head with Google in its own backyard
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Hillary Clinton: Social Media Shouldn't Be Used as a 'Weapon'

Hillary Clinton: Social Media Shouldn't Be Used as a 'Weapon' | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton has high hopes for the future of social media -- but we're not there just yet.
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Chinese couple launches $100M endowment for elite universities

Chinese couple launches $100M endowment for elite universities | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The power couple set up the fund to help poor Chinese children attend top colleges worldwide.
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New York's Attorney General: Reluctant Scourge of the Sharing Economy

New York's Attorney General: Reluctant Scourge of the Sharing Economy | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Eric Schneiderman has become the killjoy-in-residence when it comes to startups such as Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb pushing into New York City and shaking up local industries
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Top 25 free tools for every Windows desktop

Top 25 free tools for every Windows desktop | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Whatever your poison -- Windows 7 or 8, updated or not -- there's a desktop tool just begging to become part of your repertoire
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Sexism in Tech Runs Deep and Global

Sexism in Tech Runs Deep and Global | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In the cool world of tech, gender discrimination is so uncool that it is rarely overt. But scratch the surface, and you will soon see shades of sexism in startup hubs the world ...
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10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
With the explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social networks popping up. Here are 10 up-and-coming social networks worth exploring.
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Challenges for Amazon's Cloud Computing Hopes

Challenges for Amazon's Cloud Computing Hopes | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Amazon Web Services reported a surprising decline in quarterly revenue on Thursday. Amazon blamed Google’s price cuts, but its web services could be hitting some harder business sales.
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Amazon Is Unprofitable — and It's Completely on Purpose

Amazon Is Unprofitable — and It's Completely on Purpose | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos continues to make it clear that the company values growth and investment over profits.
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The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2014 (so far!)

The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2014 (so far!) | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
2014 has featured crop circles, advanced toilet tech, flying saucers, wild software development
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Propaganda Is the New Frontier for Fake Social Media Accounts

Propaganda Is the New Frontier for Fake Social Media Accounts | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
China has been accused of using fake social media accounts accounts to spread pro-Chinese propaganda, but it's not the only one.
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The 12 Most Overused Business Buzzwords

The 12 Most Overused Business Buzzwords | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Does anyone actually like business jargon, or is it just a bad habit? Found in corporate offices, startups and resumes alike, business buzzwords and phrases like "think outside ...
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How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe - Edudemic

How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe - Edudemic | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
One of the wonderful things about MOOCs is that they don’t force students to be in a particular location in order to ‘attend’ class. Especially if you’re looking for a course that will help you gain a specific skill, MOOCs allow students access to teachers and other experts they might not have otherwise. The handy …
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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Crack the Alan Turing Code

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Crack the Alan Turing Code | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Cumberbatch reprises his role as an antisocial genius, this time playing the British cryptologist and scientist Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game.'
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The Cloud in 100 Years | SoftLayer Blog

The Cloud in 100 Years | SoftLayer Blog | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
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