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The Genius of Everything From Air Bags to Zip Lines

The Genius of Everything From Air Bags to Zip Lines | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Expanding on our weekly Innovation column — which asks, Who made that? — we explore the origins of dozens of products and ideas in this special issue of the magazine.

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Great interactive piece from NY Times

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It all starts with purpose: How to find your company’s guiding principle

It all starts with purpose: How to find your company’s guiding principle | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
I recently flew across the world with an airline that for all intents and purposes shouldn’t exist. South African Airways has been so poorly mismanaged that it relies on government bailouts to keep it afloat (or ‘aflight’ in their case).
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The Incredible Jun: A Town that Runs on Social Media

The Incredible Jun: A Town that Runs on Social Media | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Can technology help communities become more responsive to their citizens? A report from a town that’s ahead of the curve…
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Twitter Expands Direct Messaging

Twitter Expands Direct Messaging | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
The microblogging network, which is primarily geared to public messages, is making it easier for its 288 million users to send private messages to each other.
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If Algorithms Know All, How Much Should Humans Help?

If Algorithms Know All, How Much Should Humans Help? | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Data science offers a lot of promise in many fields, but for now, it seems wise to keep human beings in the loop.
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Why New York City is the best choice for European Startups

Why New York City is the best choice for European Startups | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
GUEST: The tech industry is fast, international, and brutal. It simply does not make sense to think local, especially when it comes to European startups.
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New Talent, New Work

New Talent, New Work | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
The next generation of American designers is experimenting with form — inspired by everything from organic shapes in nature to the funky geometries of postmodernism.
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Optimising Blog Images for SEO, Speed, Branding and Sharing | The 7 Graces of Marketing - ethical marketing for social entrepreneurs

Optimising Blog Images for SEO, Speed, Branding and Sharing | The 7 Graces of Marketing - ethical marketing for social entrepreneurs | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Marketer Lynn Serafinn shares 5 essential technical tips to ensure your blog images make your blog more search engine friendly and inviting to your readers.
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Politics intrude as cybersecurity firms hunt for spies | The Japan Times

Politics intrude as cybersecurity firms hunt for spies | The Japan Times | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
The $71 billion cybersecurity industry is fragmenting along geopolitical lines as firms chase after government contracts, share information with spy ag
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How a Circular Smartphone Could Help Us Rethink Tech | WIRED

How a Circular Smartphone Could Help Us Rethink Tech | WIRED | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Runcible, an "anti-smartphone" is as much a provocation as an actual product.
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3 Speaking Habits That Are Damaging Your Credibility

3 Speaking Habits That Are Damaging Your Credibility | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Here's how to eliminate common speech patterns from your presentations.
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Should you check your personal email at work?

Should you check your personal email at work? | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
You don’t have to be secretary of state to get into trouble for using your personal email while on the job.
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The 'Shark Tank' Judges Are Asking These Questions, and So Should You

The 'Shark Tank' Judges Are Asking These Questions, and So Should You | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Here are four questions that the 'sharks' consistently ask their contestants--and that you should ask about your own business.
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5 Mistakes You’re Making When Hiring Millennials

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Hiring Millennials | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
A CEO tried to make a job candidate look bad by rescinding a job offer publicly. He turned out to look bad himself.
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The Art of Stumbling: David Brooks on Character, “Résumé Virtues” vs. “Eulogy Virtues,” and the Humility Code of Living a Meaningful Life

The Art of Stumbling: David Brooks on Character, “Résumé Virtues” vs. “Eulogy Virtues,” and the Humility Code of Living a Meaningful Life | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
"We are all stumblers, and the beauty and meaning of life are in the stumbling." "Do not despise your inner world," philosopher Martha Nu
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Intimate Photos Capturing Three Weeks in the Life of Legendary Designer Coco Chanel

Intimate Photos Capturing Three Weeks in the Life of Legendary Designer Coco Chanel | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
French designer Coco Chanel created a contemporary silhouette for the modern woman with the creation of famed fashion house, Chanel. Photographer Douglas Kirkland, who shot behind-the-scenes photos...
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Instagram, Snapchat, and the new age of game marketing

Instagram, Snapchat, and the new age of game marketing | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on April 10th!
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17 Punctuation Mistakes That Can Make You Look Kinda Stupid

17 Punctuation Mistakes That Can Make You Look Kinda Stupid | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Words and grammar are important. But punctuation--that's where the nitpickers are gathered and ready to ambush you.
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Kickstarter launches Spotlight to showcase funded projects

Kickstarter launches Spotlight to showcase funded projects | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Today Kickstarter announced the launch of a new page called Spotlight, which will showcase projects that were successfully funded on Kickstarter.
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Lindsay Lohan - Photos - Celeb Photoshop mishaps

Lindsay Lohan - Photos - Celeb Photoshop mishaps | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Not all celebrities are perfect! Check out the stars who fix their flaws - and sometimes lose their limbs - courtesy of a digital nip and tuck.
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Report: CIA Has Tried for Years to Break Into Apple Gear | WIRED

Report: CIA Has Tried for Years to Break Into Apple Gear | WIRED | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
The CIA has been researching ways to hack into Apple's technology since long before we all carried Apple devices around in our pockets.
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Don't let social media monster scare you from conquering it | OS

Don't let social media monster scare you from conquering it | OS | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
The biggest reasons why businesses still don't find it comfortable to use social media and what stops you from being the social seller you can become
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7 Tips for Consistent Branding on Twitter - SocialTimes

7 Tips for Consistent Branding on Twitter - SocialTimes | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Building a brand is an essential part of standing out on social media. These 7 tips will help you build a consistent brand on Twitter.
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6 Daily Practices That Will Make You a Better Listener

6 Daily Practices That Will Make You a Better Listener | Emerging Media (while dreaming of Paris!) | Scoop.it
Listening well is incredibly important, and it doesn't happen by accident. Here are 6 daily drills for improving your listening skills.
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