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For Migrants, Smart Phones Are the Connection to Establishing a New Life

Tarun Wadhwa

Along the treacherous journey from Africa and the Middle East, migrants have used their Internet-connected phones to communicate with each other and share real-time information. GPS and mapping ...

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Your Website Might Already Be Doomed

Jonathon Narvey

Sometime between updating your blog (in the spring) and when you logged into Facebook this morning, the most reliable rule of Web 2.0 got flipped. Very few noticed — but soon, we all will. "Don't ...

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Augmented Reality: Living in a Virtual World

Bríd-Áine Parnell

For some years now, all the technology sector has heard about is the (eventual) coming of virtual reality. Then, out of nowhere, the focus changed. It's not virtual reality that's on its way down ...

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After the Ashley Madison Hack, Can Online Encounters Stay the Course?

Rachel Solomon

The hack of infidelity website Ashley Madison was a shock on several levels. For starters, it was massive, seizing 300GB of data on the site's 37 million users. Secondly, it exposed Ashley Madison ...

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Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist on When Video Needs Exhibition Space, and Not YouTube

Nick Clunn

When Hans Ulrich Obrist thought as a teenager that he might want to work as an art curator, he knew of no schools that offered a straightforward curriculum on the subject. Undeterred, he designed ...

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Internet Bullies: A Vocal Minority Who Need Silencing

Rachel Solomon

In today's highly interactive and public Internet space, all content and individuals — even the most benign — are growing increasingly vulnerable to online abuse, or "Internet shaming." Whether ...

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Chinese Startups: Playing Catch-up and Adapting

Amy He

China's tech scene is a relatively young one with enormous potential. The talent pool is deep, and in a country whose burgeoning middle class is almost as big as the entire U.S. population, ...

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Startup Nation vs. Scale Up Nation: The Quest for Israeli Unicorns

Rachel Solomon

Israel has experienced an interesting phenomenon in its ecosystem in the last few years: startups have begun scaling up, instead of selling out, in the hopes of becoming the next multinational ...

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Little Sun Charge's Kickstarter Connects the Global Village: An Interview with Olafur Eliasson

Jonathon Narvey

Power to the people. That's the promise of Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Charge Kickstarter campaign, which has already more than tripled its funding goal of €50,000, with weeks left to go. The ...

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Will You Join the Transhuman Evolution?

Kathleen Raven

For much of existence, Homo sapiens have labored to simply survive. Now, centuries after technological and biomedical breakthroughs, humans can edit the human genome, print 3D body organs, and ...

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The Future of Education

Jack Heyward-Tuck

The very first DLD Academy brought together three thought leaders in the field of education: Esther Wojcicki, journalist, teacher and founder of the innovative Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High ...

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Wearables for Payment

A workshop for understanding how a wearable is designed, what technology can we integrate into it, what are the most common features and how they work for the user. The dynamics of the session ...

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