Why Google+ Is an Education Game Changer

Why Google+ Is an Education Game Changer LIZ DWYER Education Editor July 14, 2011 • 7:00 am PDT 653 responses It’s been a week since I snagged a Google+ invite, and while it’s fun to hit the reset button on my personal social media life, what I’m really interested in is how the service is … Continue reading

Skype’s New Education Platform Connects Classrooms Around the Globe

Skype’s New Education Platform Connects Classrooms Around the Globe LIZ DWYER Education Editor March 31, 2011 • 5:30 pm PDT 90 responses Good news for teachers looking to collaborate with their colleagues in other parts of the world. Skype has a new free service just for educators called Skype in the classroom, “a free global … Continue reading

May 26, 2011 • 3:30 pm PDT In April, Peter Thiel, one of the co-founders of PayPal and the first major investor in Facebook, announced “20 Under 20,” his experiment that will pay students from some of the nation’s most elite colleges $100,000 each to drop out and start companies. Thiel’s views on college degrees … Continue reading

Four Daily Deal Sites That Are Better (for the World) than Groupon

It seems like a new daily deal site comes online just about every week, promising you 50 percent off of anything you can swipe a credit card at. All kinds of copycats are chasing Groupon’s $15 billion tail. But getting discounts doesn’t have to be all about teeth whitening and tapas. The daily deal model … Continue reading

“Interactive Is a Mindset, Not a Medium”

How Full-Service Advertising Agencies Are Becoming Interactive The Huffington Post February 5, 2011 Andrew Cherwen Full-service advertising agencies are challenged with integrating digital capabilities into their traditional media mix. Technology in the past 10 years moved advertising beyond interruptive one-way push messaging into a two-way participative context. To agencies this represents more than just a … Continue reading

6 Lessons from World Entrepreneurship Day

The future is mobile, at least according to the entrepreneurs who gathered to mark the second annual World Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations in New York City. By Christine Lagorio |  Apr 15, 2010 Hackers, designers, and young entrepreneursgathered Wednesday in a conference hall usually reserved for dignitaries and diplomats at the United Nations in New York. … Continue reading

The Accidental Billionaires

THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES FACEBOOK FOUNDER PAINTED AS A POWER HUNGRY MEGALOMANIAC WITH MONEY AND SEX ON THE BRAIN By REED TUCKER This narrative account detailing the early years of the world’s most popular social networking site is already being turned into a film by “The West Wing” scribe Aaron Sorkin, and it’s easy to see … Continue reading

What Would Google Do?

MWWGD? on BusinessWeek’s cover   MWWGD? on BusinessWeek’s cover  I am thrilled to say that What Would Google Do? is the cover story on BusinessWeek on the  newsstand with an excerpt about the Googley car company. But wait! There’s more! * Here’s another excerpt at BusinessWeek.com aboutGoogley government. * Here’s a summary of some of the top laws and lessons from … Continue reading

Genius Concepts Found in Japan

Genius Concepts Found in Japan Let’s be honest, the Japanese are geniuses with wacky innovations. I would be remiss if I didn’t share any of the crazy innovations Marc I we saw on our recent journey to Japan. Let’s start with their innovations with the QR barcode. Designed to be  read quickly, these codes are now … Continue reading

Not Everyone Is Cheering as Wi-Fi Takes to the Air

Not Everyone Is Cheering as Wi-Fi Takes to the Air By MICHELINE MAYNARD Published: February 6, 2009 For all the annoyance of being crammed into an aluminum tube at 35,000 feet with a bunch of strangers, air travel has offered one benefit: the ability to tell bosses and colleagues, “I’ll be on a flight, so you … Continue reading