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Monday, June 18, 2012 17:06 PM

Get Friendly With the Finance Folks

By Shane Caniglia You know them as the people who sign your paychecks, approve your expenses and call you every once in a while for tech support. But other than that, when was the last time you interacted....

Monday, June 18, 2012 09:06 AM

Money for Nothing?

By Samuel Greengard One of the fascinating things about the online world is the emergence of digital economies. In games as diverse as Farmville, Mafia Wars, World of Warcraft and Second Life, people are ....

Friday, June 15, 2012 09:06 AM

Euro Researchers Get SMART

By Tim Moran Would you believe there's a European consortium working to bring search to the city? Well, there is, and it's called SMART, for "Search Engine for MultimediA EnviRonment-generated ContenT." O....

Thursday, June 14, 2012 09:06 AM

Are We a Nation of Tech Addicts?

By Samuel Greengard Every day, the evidence piles up that we're becoming a nation of tech addicts. We're unable to pull ourselves away from Facebook, we text during meals, and we can't stop checking our m....

Thursday, June 14, 2012 01:41 AM

Obama and the Vox Populi -1

There's a lot of excitement about the new WhiteHouse.gov site, perhaps especially the blog. Justifiably so, as the team that figured out 2.0 campaigning now brings the same skillset to the top job in the l....

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:06 AM

Living in Password Hell

By Samuel Greengard Last week's theft of 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn put consumers back in the security crosshairs. Apparently, many people using LinkedIn rely on passwords with the word "link" or....

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 15:06 PM

Lunacy at Light Speed

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 09:06 AM

You Can Talk to the Animals

By Tim Moran Sandy and Bud had no trouble doing it, but most other real humans do--except, perhaps, the U.S. Navy, with its Marine Mammal Program, but that's another story. "It" is talking to dolphins. ....

Monday, June 04, 2012 12:06 PM

In Pursuit of the Digital Wallet

By Samuel Greengard Americans aren't particularly enamored with the concept of mobile payments, according to a recent report from IDC. Only 19.3 percent of 2,560 people surveyed said they had ever paid fo....

Friday, June 01, 2012 09:06 AM

The Mouse That Researched

By Tim Moran Is there a more in-your-face brand than Disney? You can probably count on the fingers of your two hands the number of people on the planet who have not heard of this media and entertainment ....

Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:05 AM

Will Speech Tech Drive Us Crazy?

By Samuel Greengard Speech recognition systems in cars have been stuck in neutral for years. You utter commands and the car winds up doing something entirely different--or you receive the digital equivale....

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 09:05 AM

Mobile Phone Misdemeanors

By Samuel Greengard You would think that, after all these years, people would have some notion of mobile phone etiquette. Unfortunately, things are getting worse rather than better. Here are some things t....

Friday, May 25, 2012 13:05 PM

What Can You Do With a Bubble-Bot?

By Tim Moran There's just something about robots. As I wander the Web for looking for interesting tidbits to write about, I must confess that my eye is always drawn to stories about new technologies or dev....

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 08:05 AM

Facebook Faces Reality

By Samuel Greengard You may recall a late 1990s phenomenon dubbed the dot-com bubble. During this period, countless startups tossed out a steady stream of novel and crazy ideas--in a few cases, innovative....

Monday, May 21, 2012 10:05 AM

Email Advertising Gets an "F"

By Samuel Greengard Online marketing is all about getting the right message to the right person at the right time. Yet, despite all the blather about big data and contextual marketing, the sad reality is ....