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Not Impressed By CES

A Tech Skeptic’s Perspective 2014 has arrived in full force, and brought with it an annual January tradition – the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those not familiar, this is essentially the Super Bowl of consumer electronics (think TV’s, tablets, phones, video game consoles, etc.). Hundreds of thousands of people gather to… Read the full article…


What Will Matter Online in 2014

As we closed out 2013, the digital landscape was full of “Year In Review” pieces. Yet, year-end lists always seem so dumbed down – headlines or photos with no real content, epitomizing the link-bait culture that we have seen rise on the web in 2013. This culture was highlighted nicely in a recent Esquire piece…. Read the full article…



Information Security: Why Policy Matters

Information security folks are often the scapegoats in large organizations – they’re the reason why you can’t access this site, or why you can only choose between these two phones, or why your project is being delayed for security review. But these decisions aren’t made to spite you, nor are they made at random. The drivers behind information security policy decisions are ones that try very hard to balance business needs and risk. Policies and procedures, while not glamorous, are absolutely essential to any large IT-enabled organization.



Why the Market is “Frothy”

Lately, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about whether we are experiencing another bubble, or if the market is merely frothy. The bubble question is a topic for another post. Today, I’d like to talk about what people mean when they say “frothy,” and explore more about why that’s the word du jour. Frothy?… Read the full article…


San Francisco Startup Tour: Twitter

I had the rare opportunity a couple of weeks ago to take a peek under the hood, as it were, and join the Twitter team for lunch at their headquarters in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. It was both interesting and insightful to see just a slice of how this company operates, and I’m hoping to… Read the full article…


Student Post: Spring Break in Silicon Valley

Creative environments and the generation of new ideas The following post is from Barbara Rodriguez D., a graduate student at Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF. Does place matter in the creation of new ideas? To what extent do geographical qualities, urban form, and buildings influence creative processes and the conversations that give birth to great ideas?… Read the full article…



Student Post: Spring Break in Silicon Valley

The following is a guest post from Syracuse University Freshman Moné Clark. Day three of four – spring break in Silicon Valley. For a quick rundown of today’s agenda, we visited Facebook, Google, Ask.com, and had lunch with some Syracuse alumni. Sounds cool right? You have no idea! Today was extremely exciting because we got… Read the full article…