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Microsoft Updates “A Cloud for Global Good” Doc – Hoping to Build a More Trusted and Inclusive cloud

Microsoft today released a 2018 version of “A Cloud for Global Good” this morning. “The beginning of a new year offers an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future,” stated Brad Smith, Microsoft President and…

The Cognitive Era is the Next Societal Revolution That Will Change the World

“The transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession,” says Guru Banavar who is responsible for advancing the next generation of cognitive technologies and solutions with IBM’s global scientific ecosystem including academia, government agencies and…

Restaurants Creating Crave on Instagram

According to a post on the Instagram Business blog the number one driver of visits to restaurants is the act of craving. In advertising this simply means making people hungry for what your are selling. Restaurants love Instagram because of…

How Chrome Digital Signage Drove Traffic to The Statue of Liberty Website

I ran across a story on Google’s Connected Workspaces blog how digital signage powered by Google Chrome was used to drive website traffic to the Statue of Liberty and to make the store underneath it more engaging. Evelyn Hill, the…

Google Using RAISR Technology on Google+ and Saving 75% in Bandwidth

Google+ has become a haven for high end photos by professional photographers who obviously care about image quality. Google’s solution to the huge bandwidth requirements for their free service is a technology called RAISR. Lower bandwidth is also a benefit…

Facebook to Enable Mid-Roll Ads in User Posted Videos

Facebook is finally bringing monetization to videos that are posted by its users, letting video makers include mid-roll ads, according to Recode. “Industry sources say the social network is going to start testing a new “mid-roll” ad format, which will…

Government Can Speed Up Implementation of IoT Technology

Government around the world play a key role in whether IoT becomes a mainstream technology sooner rather than later according to Cisco IoT expert Maciej Kranz. Kranz recently posted an excerpt of his book Building the Internet of Things on…

‘GoogleGuy’ Matt Cutts Leaves Google, Will Continue with the US Digital Service

Matt Cutts, who was once believed to be the mysterious GoogleGuy on Webmaster World forums and later became the main conduit of information to webmasters about Google search updates, has resigned from Google. For the last few years Cutts has…

Internet Pioneer Alan Meckler Discusses Overcoming Dyslexia

I recently came across the Distraction Podcast hosted by Dr. Edward Hallowell, who happens to have dyslexia. He interviewed internet pioneer Alan Meckler who also happens to have dyslexia. Dr. Hallowell emphasized that Mecker was able to do amazing things…

Trump Has Made Twitter Relevant Again — Twitter Should be Ecstatic — Instead They Are Conflicted — Blinded by Political Bias

Up until the campaign, Twitter was in my opinion fading from public consciousness, with Facebook starting to dominate as the place to go for breaking news. Trump single handedly changed that. Twitter is on top of the world with every…