Technology

End of the Line for the Printed Word

One trend was highlighted again today. Of eight people sunbathing and reading around the pool, only two had paper books - and one of those was me. My excuse is that I had been running a conference in Miami and was given a book on quantum mechanics. Otherwise there would have only been one paper book in evidence.

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Innovation & Public Policy – What CEOs Want

On January 13, the Brookings Institution will gather the CEOs of leading U.S. businesses for a day-long series of panels addressing job creation, economic competitiveness, and innovations in technology. The program will include state and federal experts who will discuss strategies reaching from local innovation to global competition, and address ideas for reducing the budget deficit without undermining strategies to revitalize the economy.

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Every 60 Seconds Amazing Things Happen on the Internet

I found a couple of great infographics over on BusinessInsider that you'll find below. They highlight some truly astounding activity numbers from what happens in the world of technology and on the Internet. Did you know that in a single minute there are over 168 million emails are sent? That's just one example of the mind blowing online activity that takes place every sixty seconds. Here are some of the other amazing things that happen in 60 seconds (click to enlarge):

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Viva la Innovación!

Where is Latin America on the world map of innovation excellence? According to INSEAD’s Global Innovation Index, the whole region is pretty much nowhere. The bleak news from the 2011 index, published about 6 months ago, is that only Chile made it into the top 40 (at number 38). Costa Rica and Brazil followed, at numbers 45 and 47 respectively...

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2011 PREDICTIONS: How Did I Do?

For many years now I’ve made predictions, and for just as many years I review how I did. This is the week I do the reviewing, my predictions for 2012 should arrive around the New Year, assuming I find the right inspiration. 2011 was a strange year in many ways. We lost Steve Jobs, stupid Internet legislation reared its ugly ...

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Six Social Media Trends for 2012

Each year at this time, I look forward and predict trends in social media for the coming year. But first, I look back at my predictions from last year. How'd I do? Not bad. Social media continues to move forward toward business integration, a trend that I identified last year. In a joint study from Booz & Company and social platform developer Buddy Media, 57 percent of businesses...

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