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Big Data in Search of Solving Big Problems–From City Life to Mental Illness

Across industries, so-called “big data” and analytics are helping businesses to become smarter, more productive, and better at making predictions. Tapping this potential for organizations is now the mission and objective of consulting companies like McKinsey & Company that is … Continue reading

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“The Doctor Will See You Now,” Online That is–Medicine Riding the Mobile Wave with Service Called Sherpaa

Sherpas are Himalayan guides who minister to climbers’ needs in scalinge peaks like K2 and Everest.  Now a physician in Brooklyn will minister to patients’ medical needs through a new Website called Sherpaa. Hosted by Dr. Jay Parkinson, 37, chief executive and … Continue reading

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The Drip, Drip, Drip of the Mobile Wave–Hotel Check-in By Smartphone and iPad

A concierge registering a guest at a California hotel via his iPad Michael Saylor may be the Nostradamos of the mobile wave.  His book, The Mobile Wave, came to predict that the world as we know it would be transformed … Continue reading

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“Here’s to Me!”–Facebook Envy and Twitter “Meformers”

There’s an old joke about the defense attorney who during summation to the jury begins, “My client has been accused of horrible crimes–rape, murder, incest, polygamy, and armed robbery–but enough about  him…”  Or the trick to get a famous person … Continue reading

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Barry Diller “Disrupts” Cable TV–Aereo’s Coin-Sized Antennas Snag Programs for Customers’ Internet

Leslie Moonves of CBS and Rupert Murdoch of Fox Broadcasting are not happy about Barry Diller’s litte antennae that pluck TV signals out of the sky and redirect them over the Internet. Barry Diller, who pioneered shopping from home at … Continue reading

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Pew Study Marks Media’s Shift to Mobile and Less Content–Has the Tipping Point Arrived?

The Pew Research Center has confirmed what watchers of news and social media have long suspected–that digital news sources are now used daily by 50 percent of Americans in the form of mobile phones and tablets.  Along with the shift in … Continue reading

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Engelbert Humperdinck is Dead–Or Is He? Facial Masks, Reality, and Sly Tweets

Colin Quinn, the former “Saturday Night Live” comedian, is making waves on Twitter these days about his slams on fellow comedians, SNL, and all things controversial, like his cliche-ridden-tweet about Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi, “What it all boils down to, … Continue reading

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