Social Media – The Key to Blogger Outreach

As Social Media platforms continue to grow and evolve as a communication medium, so too are marketing opportunities expanding. The latest trend in social media marketing is blogger outreach, otherwise known as influencer marketing. So how do you make the most out this novel trend? What Is Blogger Outreach? It makes sense that we start […]

How IoT is making IBM’s Smart Planet platform smarter

Chris O’Connor, IBM’s General Manager for Internet of Things Offerings, has been involved with connected devices for almost 25 years. As a result, he has a unique view on the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), what it means for the future, and what we can learn from previous generations of technology. ReadWrite sat […]

Patagonia brought in $10 million on Black Friday — and will donate it all

Ochen Thoughts: This is the kind of social good that we hope other companies take note of, and follow! Patagonia’s Black Friday sales hit $10 million this year– five times what it had expected. More significantly, the retailer is donating 100% of it. Just before Thanksgiving, the company pledged to give away the sales it […]

Wind and Solar Are Crushing Fossil Fuels

Wind and solar have grown seemingly unstoppable. While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas, and coal triggered dramatic downsizing in those industries, renewables have been thriving. Clean energy investment broke new records in 2015 and is now seeing twice as much global funding as fossil fuels. One reason is that renewable energy […]

Flying Saucer Concept

A mechanical engineer and a member of the family whose aerospace and transportation company builds trains, planes, and more, Bombardier’s at his best when he ignores pesky things like budgets, timelines, and contemporary physics. Since 2013, he’s run a blog cataloging more than 200 concepts, each a fantastic, farfetched new way for people to travel […]

CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?

In response to growing accusations from both conservationists and conservatives that renewable energy sources like solar and wind kill too many birds, U.S. News and World Report has compiled data on which energy industries are responsible for the most bird deaths every year. For each power source — wind, solar, oil and gas, nuclear, and […]

Facebook’s Stumbles Expose Flaws in Its Plan to Rule Advertising

Last week, Facebook said it found flaws in the metrics it reported to advertisers—the measurements by which those advertisers judge the success of their ad campaigns on the platform. The company said it overstated the reach of Facebook Pages and Instant Articles, as well as its count of referrals to apps from ads. This admission […]

Google’s AI Can Now Translate Between Languages It Wasn’t Taught to Translate Between

AI of “Interlingua”  Neural networks are machines and algorithms developed to behave like the  human brain—but a development from Google Translate shows that (once again) AI can outperform humans in a big way. Google’s AI can now translate language pairs it has not been trained for. To be clear, this means that it can translate […]

Tomplay – Interactive Sheet Music for iPad, PC and Mac.

“Tomplay is the application that my students were missing. The possibility to play with orchestral accompaniments or with the piano allows for a listening exercise that cannot be matched.” Play music with Tomplay on iPad Download on theApp Store “Tomplay is the application that my students were missing. The possibility to play with orchestral accompaniments or […]