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How An Ex-Inmate's Startup Is Improving Prisoners' Lives

With Pigeonly, Frederick Hutson is using technology to keep convicts connected to friends and family--and maybe turn their lives around. Entrepreneurs often tap personal experience for startup ideas. In Frederick Hutson's case, that experience was incarceration. Show More Summary

Just Watch It: The History Of Nike In 3 Minutes

From The Swoosh to sweatshops, see how the world's biggest sports brand stays on top. The team behind Portland-based Nike's marketing has been coming up with innovative ads since 23-year-old graphic designer Carolyn Davidson invented The Swoosh in 1971 (she was paid $35, but don't worry, she received stock options later). Show More Summary

How To Solve The Anti-Photoshopping Movement's Big Problem

Why brands are going beyond retouching to create body-positive messages. After receiving her Art History degree from Wellesley College in the late '90s, Eunice Gomes headed to the Big Apple in search of a career that would put her creative skills to work. Show More Summary

Troy Carter's Hard-Won Tips For Handling Career Road Bumps

Renowned music manager Troy Carter shares how unexpected change can make your business--and your brand--stronger than ever. If you ever think you're having a professional setback from which you'll never recover, consider the story of Troy Carter. Show More Summary

HP's Sprout Is A Bold Attempt to Reimagine The Desktop PC

The "immersive computer" is bursting at the seams with new ideas, from 3-D scanning to augmented reality. When was the last time you saw a desktop PC that did something truly new? Read Full Story

How The NBA Fixed Its Instant Replay Problem

This season, the league launches a $15 million experiment in real-time video splicing. Last season, NBA games were interrupted 1,800 times by this familiar scene: Read Full Story

If You Like SkyMall--And Forever Diapers, And Camping Comas--You'll Love The Products In SkyMaul 2

"Embarrassing solutions to the secret problems of being a first-world person." In 2004, when comedy team Kasper Hauser flew to shows, they'd often pass around copies of the inflight Sky Mall magazine, trying to crack each other up with fake captions. Show More Summary

Warning: These Photos Of Wet Puppies Shaking Their Pudgy Little Bodies Will Disrupt Your Mood

Carli Davidson talks to Co.Create about shooting the book Shake Puppies, the oh-so-adorable follow-up to last year's Shake. Just prior to getting on the phone with Co.Create to discuss her new book Shake Puppies, the sequel to last year's Shake, Carli Davidson was on a creative call. Show More Summary

New Twitter App Detects Suicidal Tweets, Sends Alerts To Followers

If someone you follow is tweeting messages of distress or suicidal thoughts, Samaritan Radar will email you. Samaritans, a U.K.-based suicide prevention charity, has released Samaritans Radar, a new web app that will monitor a user's Twitter feed and alert them if someone they follow seems to be in need. Read Full Story

CurrentC Notifies Users That It Suffered An Email Breach

"Within the last 36 hours, we learned that unauthorized third parties obtained the e-mail addresses of some of you." CurrentC, the mobile payment format retailers like Rite Aid, CVS, and Walmart are contractually obligated to use in lieu of Apple Pay, hit another stumble today. Show More Summary

IBM, Twitter: The New Business Intelligence Best Buddies

IBM is turning tweets into business intelligence, thanks to a massive new agreement with Twitter. Business intelligence is a massive, massive industry where organizations pay tens of millions of dollars to turn raw data about them and their competitors into actionable insights. Show More Summary

This Cheap Paper Test Can Tell You If You Have Ebola In Just 30 Minutes

A pocket-sized paper test for Ebola quickly turns from yellow to purple if someone has the disease--and no lab or refrigeration is required. Within about 30 minutes, and without ever going to a lab, a new paper tool can tell if someone has Ebola. Show More Summary

SodaStream Will Close Its West Bank Factory In 2015

But the company insists it is not bowing to pressure from activists. SodaStream will shutter its West Bank facility and move the manufacturing of its home-carbonation machines to a new factory in Israel's southern Negev region in 2015. Read Full Story

Why Artist Olafur Eliasson Hauled 100-Tons Of Glacial Ice To Denmark Only To Watch It Melt

His latest sculpture only lasted four days, and that was kind of the point. One hundred tons of glacial ice is currently melting in front of Copenhagen's city hall. The 12 huge chunks of ancient ice--fished out of a fjord in Greenland...Show More Summary

Poynt: A Universal Checkstand For Mobile Payments

Google Wallet. Apple Pay. QR codes. Who will win? Who cares? Apple Pay. Google Wallet. Square. Paypal. Affirm. Coin. Plastc. Visa. Mastercard. Chase. Capital One. Everybody wants to collect a toll on the post-credit-card future of payments. They all use differing standards and technologies.But who will win? Read Full Story

These Are The 10 Most Popular Cities In The U.S. (For Rats)

And, surprise, New York is not even No. 1 (or 2 or 3) on the list. The possibility of contracting Ebola in an American city has now dominated headlines, dinner conversations, and Twitter for more than a week. Still, the chances of catching it are minuscule (like one in more than 13 million). Perhaps city dwellers should worry more about rats. Read Full Story

Google Moves Into Fitness Market With New Fit App

Google Fit works much like Samsung and Apple's health apps. This week Google joined Samsung and Apple in the fitness app club with the release of Google Fit. Read Full Story

Rockabye Baby's Secret To Success: Forget About Baby

Lullaby versions of your favorite bands aren't for babies--they're for parents-to-be hanging onto their last shred of cool. Lisa Roth created Rockabye Baby, rock songs remade as children's lullabies, for people just like her: People without kids. "It really was a selfish endeavor," Roth, sister of Van Halen's David Lee Roth, told Fast Company. Read Full Story

The Consequences Of An Unfair Workplace

Life isn't fair, but work should be. Here's how you may be breeding the perception of unfairness and how it affects everyone in the office. When I was a kid and things didn't go my way, I would complain, "That's not fair." My dad would look at me and say, "Life isn't fair." And we would move on. Read Full Story

These Are The Products You Can Finance On Reddit's New Crowdfunding Platform

Redditmade is designed for subreddits to create merch for their communities. But there isn't much to look at yet. Like a nebula belching a new star into life, the sprawling web community Reddit today announced a new Kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform so that users can get their projects financed. Show More Summary

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