When I was growing up, I lived close enough to Hewlett-Packard headquarters that I could ride my bicycle there. So I’m more than familiar with the idea of the private sector partnering with academia. It was Frederick Terman, engineering professor to the HP founders, who suggested back in 1939 that [...]
We mentioned in an earlier “Today in Media History” that computer mouse technology can be traced back to the 1960s. But it wasn’t until April 27, 1981 that the mouse was introduced commercially as part of the innovative, yet very expensive,...Show More Summary
Scalability emerged as the main theme of the analytics world last week as key vendors upped the ante on the capacity of their respective platforms in the fight over enterprise spending. Teradata Corp. went down the density route with the launch … Continue reading ?
Moshe Tamssot tested the limits of McDonald’s Create Your Taste, which lets you make burgers from scratch. He ordered the maximum amount of ingredients, resulting in an epic meal and the cash register thinking it’s in an Apple store...
Today I am departing from my usual pattern of writing about data to tell you about a personal experience. The story illustrates how a big company’s promotional strategy can backfire and drive a long-term customer to a small business competitor. Ever since my father took me to Brooks Brothers on Madison Avenue in Manhattan to...
The iTunes store wasn't built in a day and it took Spotify almost a decade to become successful, Jay Z pointed out in a series of tweets over the weekend claiming his Tidal music service was the victim of a "smear campaign" from big companies. "Tidal is doing just fine....
The Cavaliers swept the Celtics on Sunday for the first Cleveland playoff series victory in five years. Game 4 was a good win for the (...)
Image credit: Getty Images Girls with big feet, we feel your pain. Shoe shopping is a total nightmare, you can never borrow your girlfriends' shoes (though your boyfriend's do fit...) and you avoid Converse like the plague, unless you're keen on looking like a clown. Show More Summary
The nations’ largest airlines last week reported ridiculous – for them – first quarter profits. And it had far less to do with the price of oil and jet fuel than you've probably read. Oh, to be sure, a 43 percent drop in the price of a gallon of jet fuel [...]
After studying a half-dozen big transit agencies — in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul — Joshua Schank, president of the D.C.-based Eno Center for Transportation, has some positive things to say about the Washington area’s much-criticized subway system.Read full article >>
An impatient jackass causes a multi-vehicle wreck on the highway.
Your church or organization needs the right people in place to make the big, difficult, culture-shifting, church-altering decisions. The Bible details the qualifications of an elder in 1 Timothy 3 and 1 Peter 5. Those who lead the church by making important decisions for it should meet those qualifications, at the very least. Show More Summary
With the return of James Blackmon Jr, Robert Johnson and Troy Williams, the Indiana Hoosiers were looking for one more piece to the puzzle to have a strong shot at being one of the strongest most competitive teams in the Big Ten. They...Show More Summary
I recently played “The Game of Life” for the first time in decades with my two older sons. We were sitting around the board at the dining room table, and it hit me how realistic this game can be. Players have to make big “life” decisions that ultimately help determine whether you win or lose. For this game, players have to make the same tough choices that many of us have to...
Musician Jay Z claimed on Twitter on Sunday night that "big companies" are "spending millions" on a "smear campaign" against his newly acquired music streaming company Tidal. Tidal has been facing a series of negative articles recently, focusing on its fall down the App Store chart. Show More Summary
If any league best demonstrated the importance of quarterback it’s the Big Ten. Ohio State’s national championship season wouldn’t have been possible if not for the play of both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones. Here are several quarterbacks to keep an eye on next season:
One of the big matches of the weekend in Europe saw Benfica draw 0-0 with FC Porto on Sunday night in Portugal. The stalemate left league leaders Benfica three points clear of Porto with four league matches remaining. The end of the match saw a fierce coming together between Porto coach Julien Lopetegui and Benfica manager Jorge […]
Where seismic activity meets poverty, you have disaster waiting to happen
The latest video in the American Museum of Natural History’s “Shelf Life” explores foraminifera, tiny sea creatures also called “forams.” Read more...
It's a tradition as old as the nation itself: The right rejects intellectualism in favor of a perverse religiosity