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Although smart cities rely on IoT, security confusion still reigns

Cities all over the world have started to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to manage their urban infrastructure more efficiently, a concept known as 'smart cities.' But IT teams are still confused about cloud security, with many adopting conflicting strategies toward cloud security and IoT.

Amazon is Taking a More Simplistic Approach to Music Streaming

Summary: Six months ago, Amazon launched Music Unlimited, its on-demand music service, designed to compete against the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. Six months later the company hasn’t shared any subscriber numbers, but it is very bullish about its prospects, encouraged by the success of its Echo smart speakers...

A chat with Imzy co-founder Jessica Moreno on building a kinder online community

Jessica Moreno and her co-founder Dan McComas couldn’t find the kind of inclusive online community they were looking for when they left Reddit in the summer of 2015 so they started Imzy, a community platform encouraging kinder interactions...Show More Summary

FaceApp apologises for building a racist AI

If only all algorithmic bias were as easy to spot as this: FaceApp, a photo editing app that uses a neural network for editing selfies in a photorealistic way has apologized for building a racist algorithm. Read More

"You have to recognize realistically that A.I. is qualitatively different from an internal combustion..."

“You have to recognize realistically that A.I. is qualitatively different from an internal combustion engine in that it was always the case that human imagination, creativity, social interaction, those things were unique to humans and couldn’t be replicated by machines. Show More Summary

Pew Research Center, Middle Class Fortunes in Western Europe

Pew Research Center, Middle Class Fortunes in Western Europe: As usual, the US is at the bottom of the industrialized nations, showing  only 59% with a middle class income. As the report states: Overall, the middle-class share of the...Show More Summary

Internet reminds politician that no, actually, slavery was the worst

When a person must be reminded that the United States enslaved and terrorized millions of black people for hundreds of years, that person has probably said something ignorant. Offensive, even. When that person is chairman of the Prince William County board of supervisors and wants to be governor of Virginia, that ignorance is a bit more... Show More Summary

State Department says it will consider reviewing content after Mar-a-Lago mess

The State Department might start thinking a bit more about the #content it shows to the world.  Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that the department will consider reviewing in-house content after a recent article produced by a government content factory raised some ethics questions. SEE ALSO: U.S. Show More Summary

Beyerdynamic’s Byron BT are the first neckbuds I can...

Beyerdynamic’s Byron BT are the first neckbuds I can actually recommend Neckbuds. The very name of the product sounds like some ghastly outgrowth that you’d want to have excised from your body. I have never been a fan of this class of...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Consider Twitter Video Ads (from Twitter)

Twitter has published a new listing of key stats and figures underlining the value of video ads on the platform.

The 10 Most Important Social Media Metrics to Monitor

Do you know which social media metrics you need to be tracking? Here's a guide to some of they key data points. 

LinkedIn Reaches 500 Million Members, Adds ‘Matched Audiences’ for Ad Retargeting

LinkedIn has announced that it’s reached 500 million members, and added in some new ad targeting tools.

Personal Branding Tips from 28 Experts [Infographic]

This infographic incorporates some of the key lessons from Barry Feldman's new book 'The Road to Recognition'

The 2017 Social Network Image and Video Size Guide [Infographic]

Spredfast has created a new infographic detailing the optimal image size parameters for all the major social networks. And Google+.

It Should Be Called 'Social Helping' Not 'Social Selling'

If we removed the word 'selling' from 'social selling', would it more accurately capture the social marketing process?

Influencer Marketing: How to Co-Create Content with Top Industry Influencers [Podcast]

In a new podcast, Pam Moore discusses the ins and outs of influencer marketing and co-creating content. 

How LinkedIn's Enhanced Messaging Experience Provides New Opportunities

As part of their recent re-vamp, LinkedIn added in some new messaging updates that could prove very valuable. 

How To Make The Most of the Social Shakeup Show

The Social Shake Up is being held next month - in this post, contributor Vanessa DiMauro provides her highlights. 

Facebook shows Related Articles and fact checkers before you open links

Facebook wants you to think about whether a headline is true and see other perspectives on the topic before you even read the article. In its next step against fake news, Facebook today begins testing a different version of its Related Articles widget that normally appears when you return to the News Feed after opening a link. Show More Summary

Peter Goodman, French Markets Surge as Euro Withstands Attack From the Right

Peter Goodman, French Markets Surge as Euro Withstands Attack From the Right: Peter Goodman on the Euro: Many argue that the euro was doomed from inception. It was conceived more as an idealistic reach for European cooperation than as a reasoned plan to manage a currency. Show More Summary

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