Principles for Open Innovation and Open Leadingship

Just found this awesome 27 min talk by Joi Ito on the 9 principles of open innovation. They are not that new – first version appeared in 2012 – but they seem to have matured, like good wine in well kept cellars. Almost every sentence he speaks is tweetable continue

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How Wearable Tech Could Save Your Life

Wearable technology has come a long way since the first wristwatch was made by Patek Philippe & Co of Switzerland in 1868. Today, wearable devices can monitor our health, track our diets — and potentially save our lives.
Despite Nike’s recent decision to lay of staff from its FuelBand wearable tech division, the market potential of the wearable tech industry still seems to be huge, with Juniper Research recently stating that revenues from smart wearable devices will hit $19 billion by 2018. continue

Apple, Facebook, others defy authorities, increasingly notify users of secret data demands after Snowden revelations

Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their information is targeted for government seizure.

Stop Talking About Technology and Start Designing Experiences – Brian Solis 

As Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore wrote in the Experience Economy: Work Is Theater & Every Business a Stage, the future of business is less about products and more about creating experiences. That’s right. You’re no longer in the product business.

Marketing Technology is All About Content | Social Media Today 

I was doing research on Google Trends and noticed something interesting. The phrase “social media marketing” grew tremendously from 2009 to 2011 and has since leveled off, without future growth in sight. Meanwhile, the phrase “content marketing” has really picked up in the last year and is on a significant upwards trajectory. I realized that these simple graphs told a larger story about today’s marketing landscape.

Why Tech Startups Should Incorporate Philanthropic Strategies 

Kraig Swensrud is the CEO & Co-Founder of GetFeedback.com, a modern survey marketing application designed and built for a mobile world. Kraig previously was the Chief Marketing Officer at salesforce.com.

Apple shouldn’t be the next Microsoft

In a long, thoughtful post today, Mark Rogowsky writes for Forbes: “No, Apple Is Not Like Microsoft“. He responds to arguments put forth by Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes, which Steven Russolillo summarizes in Wall Street Journal post “Four Reasons Apple is the New Microsoft“.

NSA extracting data from mobile app leaks 

The news about the NSA’s reach into our personal devices is becoming more and more harrowing each day. Recently leaked documents from the government agency show that the NSA has been successfully extracting data from our mobile applications for years

Want to Avoid the NSA? Use a Cell Phone

Holy crap, the latest NSA report is actually good news—sort of. Despite what you’ve heard in the past nine months, the NSA only collects information on 20 percent or fewer U.S. calls. Why? Because they’re having a hard time figuring out how to tap cell phones.

It’s Official: Satya Nadella Named Microsoft’s New CEO, Gates Leaves Chairman Position to Become Technology Advisor 

Times are changing for Microsoft, big time. Microsoft has officially selected Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer as its next CEO and removed Bill Gates from the chairman position, as expected.

Growth Returns to Tech, but Profits Will Not Be So Easy

The good news for the information technology business is that in 2014 it should start growing at a significant rate again. The bad news? It may be less profitable. That is according to a close read of information in Gartner’s forecast of

What’s driving China’s deep sea ambitions?

Recently, China’s Jiaolong manned submersible became the world’s deepest-diving state-sponsored research vessel, with four trips to 7,000 meters depth. Around the same time, news broke of plans for a National Deep Sea Center, a $78 million facility that will operate the sea-going fleet and serve as a central base for oceanographic research and technology development.