The startup economy always has a niche waiting to be filled by a creative person, and that person is often looking for answer to what begins as a personal problem.
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I’ve attended enough conferences about coins and cryptocurrency to know I’m watching world-changing history.
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LeapFrog’s twenty-year history is a classic study of the speed of change in the tech industry.
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Interesting building kits and coding tools for teaching kids about technology are pouring into the market.
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Everyone knows that President Trump has given the word “bully pulpit” a new meaning.
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Over the past 7 years, FashionWare, a runway show for tech enthusiasts, has come to represent a blend of pioneering designers in the world of high tech fashion garments and makers of high tech accessories.
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John Renaldi had one of those heart stopping moments when he lost his child in a crowded park.
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Empty homes are like the kid at school who always had the “kick me” sticker on his butt.
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More and more innovative companies are waking up to the fact that there is life beyond age 55.
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We all knew robots would take over some of our jobs, but the fashion runway?
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In Part 1 of this series we looked whether coding is an important skill. Now let’s look at how to decide which of the many ways of teaching kids to code might work best.
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Education is a swinging pendulum. Whether the debate is to teach whole language learning or teach new math it seems to always be a battle of absolutes. Next battlefield? To code or not to code. Parents, nervous that their kids might live…
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Grey Advertising Agency just celebrated its 100th year anniversary. To put that in context, Mad Men looks like a young ‘un. To kickstart the next 100, the company asked every employee to have an EEG scan of their brains while wearing a…
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One day really soon we’re all going to need to have drone driver licenses or we can wait a few more years until we’re riding shotgun in our autonomously controlled drone vehicles. To kick off life in the drone lane the USS Intrepid:…
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What do Sony, Yahoo, Target, San Francisco’s Muni, presidential elections in two different countries, Orange is the New Black, and Bangladesh Bank have in common? Hacked. Typically, by finding a weak human link on the corporate chain who…
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Facebook Messenger has had more incarnations than the Buddha. You may think of it as a place to have private conversation between you and your buddies, but Facebook has other ideas. It wants to be the center of your commerce life.
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PC manufacturers take the unveiling for their product lines every bit as seriously as fashion designers do like Marc Jacobs or Zac Posen. This year it’s not about hems being short; it’s about slightly curved screens, powerful, silent…
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Yahoo columnist David Pogue always cracks me up when he riffs on the inanity of the Internet of Things. “It’s grammatically twisted,” he says. “It sounds like some sort of Yoda speak. People just don’t talk like that,” says Pogue.…
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Ephemeral, short, dynamic and visual … that’s the way the young like to communicate. Permanent, long form and written, that’s the way the colleges like it. But, according to new data gathered by LendEDU, 58% of millennials open a Snapchat…
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AARP was founded by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired high school principal nearly 60 years ago, in order to give a voice to retired Americans. Now, this 38 million-member organization is getting its startup mojo working. Over the last few…
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When Amazon first set up shop, I could still enjoy a stroll through my Manhattan neighborhood without it looking like the main drag was “For Lease.” I could still see my doorman. He wasn’t yet buried beneath a chin high stack of Prime…
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What happens when 12,000 marketers get together for a fest? At Adobe’s Summitit meant bringing in a bevy of superstars including Ryan Gosling, Penn & Teller,Peyton Manning and Kate McKinnon to celebrate the creative storytelling skills…
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Sigh. It’s hard to argue against a mother’s logic. Even when she’s in her mid-eighties. And so, my search for a simple tracker to keep mom safe in case of an emergency has been going on for five years. Nothing has passed Mom’s litmus…
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Way back in the 90’s, websites designed for kids were just beginning to emerge. Most of them were somewhat innocuous collections of silly games, jokes, chat rooms and virtual pets. But some, from less reputable sources, were laden with…
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Years ago, when the Internet was young and so were my kids, I remember being pretty creeped out as I watched them research their school papers. A paper on The Scarlet Letter had one visiting witches’ covens as academic research. A paper…
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Maybe I’m showing my age but I’ve got a serious case of start-up fatigue. One more hackathon, incubator, accelerator, pitch contest, one more meetup group and I turn into an Edvard Munch scream. The start-up economy has changed the nature…
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The Internet has gotten really fast. It’s pretty common today for people to have upwards of 100 megabytes of bandwidth from their service provider. But I’m guessing that the large majority of that speed is hobbled by the 5+ year old routers…
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