Opinion/Analysis

Congratulations America: Ajit Pai and the FCC Think You’re Stupid

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

Today, the FCC will vote on a controversial decision to repeal net neutrality rules set in place by former president Barack Obama in 2015. The rules force internet service providers to treat all data the same, preventing them from throttling internet speeds in favor…

Opinion/Analysis

5G Is on the Horizon, Can the U.S. Capitalize?

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

Not only will 5G wireless networks offer the faster mobile internet speeds we’re all looking for, but it’s the infrastructure needed to support some of the most innovative technologies of recent years including driverless cars, augmented reality and smart homes. 5G simply means “fifth…

Diversity

DC

Emerging Markets Need Investors to Get Over Their Blind Spots

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Anyone following the world of venture capital sees first hand that a disproportionate amount of capital is going to just a few people in a few places. Let’s put numbers on that: More than half of all venture capital in the world goes to…

Diversity

Salt Lake City

How the Startup World Can Level the Playing Field For Women

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

In the past fifteen years, women have been starting businesses in unprecedented numbers. Utilizing programs offered by the Small Business Administration as well as local Chambers of Commerce, women have been making rapid inroads into the world of business. Their businesses range across the…

Gear & Gadgets

London

Robot Vacuum Cleaners of the Future Could Look Like Spaceships

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

The future, as pictured in science-fiction movies, is closer than it has ever been. Almost palpable, and although flying cars, teleportation and time travel are still elusive, we have made insane demarches in facilitating our lives with robotized and automatized household items. Even though…

Marketing & Social Media

Why Some of the Oldest Internet Tech is Still Reliable

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Email is older than the Internet itself. The first system resembling email was MAILBOX, which was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of technology in 1965. Over the years, email technology has evolved and email providers have added a number of new features. However, the…

Diversity

Maine

How the Maine Tech Ecosystem Nurtures Female Entrepreneurship

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, 43 percent of Americans believe that women in executive business positions are held to higher standards than men. The same percentage of respondents believe that people and companies in the United States aren’t prepared to hire…

Opinion/Analysis

Are Virtual and Mixed Reality Experiences Good for Children?

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

This year’s animated sequel Smurfs: The Lost Village was hardly groundbreaking, but its marketing campaign was revolutionary. To promote the movie, Sony created a mixed reality experience using the Microsoft HoloLens which generated life-sized Smurfs who interacted with the player’s environment. This campaign is…

Opinion/Analysis

Boise

How Technology Can Preserve Democracy

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We live in strange times indeed. With reports of electronic meddling by foreign actors in the 2016 elections, recurrent cries of “fake news,” and actual online misinformation campaigns, it’s become apparent that technology has had widespread effect on democracy in the US. In fact,…

Opinion/Analysis

The Downside of the Internet of Things

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

Smart technology is gaining ground and shifting into many areas of our lives. Just frrom 2014 to now, we have sprinkler systems that gauge the weather and determine, on their own, whether or not our lawns need to be watered or not, and a…

Dev & Design

How DIY Design Platforms Impact the Creative Industry

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

For the past decade or so, graphic designers have been in high demand. Virtually every company in every industry has had need for some kind of digital marketing, and with skill-intensive programs being the only way to create professional collateral, the burden was on…

Opinion/Analysis

Millennials Aren’t Killing Industries. We’re Just Broke and Your Business Sucks

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

A popular trend has emerged in the business world; a trend that, in all its poorly thought-out glory, throws an entire generation under the bus for the ineptitude of failing industries. From napkins and cereal to big banks and homeownership, Millennials have apparently lain…

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

How Ride Sharing Impacts the Auto Industry

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Is private car ownership about to go the way of horse ownership? According to analyst Stanford economist Tony Seba and tech investor James Arbib, the answer is: sooner than you think. Seba and Arbib predict that car ownership will fall 80 percent by 2030, reducing the number…

Opinion/Analysis

NYC

Why Brain-Machine Interfaces Are the Future of Tech Gadgets

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Two types of cutting edge tech have made a bit of a splash over the past few years, while collecting their fair share of criticism: Wearables and Apple’s wireless AirPods. Both are seen as useful, but largely optional (unless you’re at risk for a…