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Tim Cook's 'Coming Out' Matters Because It Does Not Matter

The best thing about Tim Cook's coming out was what it was not. It did not come as the result of some sex scandal perhaps involving an employee. It was not an embarrassing disclosure after being caught in some public restroom or a park. Show More Summary

What Do a Keyboard, Range Extender and 'Free' TV Have in Common? Absolutely Nothing!

We in Jocgeekland have been playing with a few items that have absolutely nothing in common, other than their appeal to those of us that salivate over technology and seek ways to get "cool" new stuff. With that in mind we took a look...Show More Summary

This Year Halloween Has Its Own Selfie App

Ethics Disclosure: I have no affiliation with Looksery. This article is aimed at informing my readers and followers about events and things that I like and consider worth writing about. StartupSocials Marketing Conference just endedShow More Summary

A Mobile Health Innovation That Could Help Stop Ebola

Developing countries don't have the high-tech equipment needed to quickly diagnose the disease, but they do have millions of cellphones. One UCLA professor has a way to turn those phones into diagnostic centers. There are 6.8 billion cellphone subscriptions in the world. Show More Summary

When Experts Are a Waste of Money

Corporations have always relied on industry analysts, management consultants and in-house gurus for advice on strategy and competitiveness. Since these experts understand the products, markets and industry trends, they also get paid the big bucks. Show More Summary

Study Shows More Choice, Spending For Online Content

It is no secret that great change is afoot in markets for digital content; inescapable headlines drive that fact home. The changes have dramatically altered the landscape for content creation, but as a recent study commissioned by my association reflects, these monumental shifts have largely benefited consumers, and the economy. Show More Summary

Here's How the New Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards Could Be DOA

A recent Gallup survey found that 69% of Americans worry "frequently" or "occasionally" about having a credit card compromised by computer hackers. It's not shocking. Consumers are becoming more educated on the topic, and financial institutions are beginning to do more to combat fraud, including introducing new types of credit cards. Show More Summary

Evidence of Abundance #16: 1,000 Times Cheaper to Launch a Startup

Today, it's 1,000 times cheaper to start an Internet company than 14 years ago. That's amazing! Today's evidence of abundance is about this plummeting cost of launching an Internet startup. In 2000, just before the first dot-com bubble...Show More Summary

The Uber for Gentleman Companions

"ManServants" are not hookers. They are not escorts. They are not gigolos. Dalal Khajah and Josephine Wai Lin?--?the two women behind the freshly launched, completely real San Francisco business that sends attractive men to do the bidding...Show More Summary

Get Creative with Social Media: Expand your Network and Realize Your Vision Through Online Collaborations

Have you considered how using social media today can help you realize your vision and accomplish your long-term goals? Whether you are a student contemplating career paths, a young entrepreneur seeking to establish your business, orShow More Summary

Google Adds $250 Million to Its Illicit Drug Marketing Tab

Google is a wealthy company with very deep pockets, and it's digging deep into them again right now to try to make an embarrassing situation go away. It's about to write another big check, this time for $250 million, to settle a class-action...Show More Summary

The Fascinating Psychology Behind Free-To-Play Mobile App Games

If you've ever played a free-to-play game like Candy Crush, Plants vs Zombies 2 or Clash of Clans and defied the "free" part by parting with your cash, don't be ashamed. I've never met anyone who actually buys items on any free-to-play, but then again I've never met anyone who's lost money in Vegas, either. I'm not ashamed to admit yes... Show More Summary

In the Arab World, Social Media Makes a Societal Impact

The Technology industry has been growing by leaps and bounds in the past few years, and it does not simply involve mobiles, tablets, laptops and other devices. Equally important, and perhaps less expected, is that social media networks...Show More Summary

In Defense of the Selfie Stick

These days there is nothing more polarizing than the selfie. Equally maligned is the tool that helps make those shots happen: the selfie stick. This post originally appeared on Map Happy. I see the selfie stick as a helpful apparatus, falling into the same category as a tripod would. Show More Summary

These Are the 12 Words in Tim Cook's Coming Out Essay That Made Me Tear Up

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, one of the most powerful people in the world, came out of the closet today. Cook isn't the first person to come out and he won't be the last and in 2014 someone revealing his or her sexuality has almost become a ho-hum affair. Show More Summary

Eureka! Hollywood Discovers British Scientists!

As a tech historian, I am pleased as punch that Hollywood has finally focused its blockbuster, Oscar-bait attention on British scientists. First up is The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne as "A Brief History of Time" physicist...Show More Summary

How a Simple Messaging App Toppled the Great 'Firewall' of China

With mid-term elections in our own country less than a week away, the recent protests in Hong Kong over proposed changes to Hong Kong's political system are a jarring reminder of the paramount importance of freedom of speech in any democratic...Show More Summary

These 5 FinTech Companies Are Changing the Way We Invest

In the past five years, there's been an explosive growth in startup tech companies trying to disrupt one of the largest markets: the financial market. According to VentureBeat, private FinTech companies have raised nearly $3 billionShow More Summary

In Light of the Loss of Orbital Sciences' Antares

In the aftermath of the recent loss of Orbital Sciences Antares, some have criticized NASA's reliance on commercial providers, and specifically Orbital Sciences. This is a subject matter upon which I have a unique understanding and perspective. Show More Summary

Dear Tech: Let's Reevaluate Our Relationship

Apple just released OS X Yosemite, a "powerful" operating system that, according the hype, would give me even faster access to more information. As eager as a child on Christmas morning, I downloaded it. Unfortunately, what happened is that Yosemite brought my computer to a standstill. Show More Summary

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