Technology Archive

Future Of Work Predictions For The Year Ahead

This post originally appeared on Forbes. We’re unofficially past the “Happy New Year” stage of 2017; that new year smell has almost entirely worn off, people are back from their sunny vacations in the Caribbean, and many are hard at work. A lot of enterprise tech trends have been predicted to establish themselves this year, but none is as buzzy as artificial intelligence. It has …

Mobile Healthcare for the Consumer

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the convergence of mobile devices and consumer healthcare. I believe there are three changes happening that are creating a perfect storm for a new wave of mobile medical devices. 1. Standardized Mobile Operating Systems (OS) Before android or iOS came along, engineers that wanted to build a mobile medical device had to develop the software and the hardware. …

3 Short Stories from 3 NYC Startups

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com. Our society celebrates the buzzy and bubbly – acquisitions, funding events, mergers, new hires. As entrepreneurs, most of the buzzy stories we read are rather useless. They serve no practical application to help grow our respective businesses. This is why great entrepreneurs get out in the field and engage in as many conversations as they can with those they respect. They want to hear firsthand how people …

From the Industrial Revolution to the Knowledge Era – Next Up: The Data Renaissance

The world will never be the same. Our society used to build machines and parts, in factories and in assembly lines. Today, our society builds computer programs and data bases, on laptops and in many cases, from anywhere around the world. People and businesses are becoming more efficient. They are working smarter, not harder, because they are beginning to leverage the most valuable employee of …

Obama gets Social Media

When it comes to Social Media, Obama just gets it. This is how he won his campaign and this is how he will remain intimately connected to the people. He will be addressing the nation on a weekly basis at http://www.change.gov/ through short videos which will be syndicated elsewhere. Here is the first:

It feels good to be in Tech

With the economy declining, one thing is certain: Innovation will lead to good products and services, and good products and services will lead to revenue. This could not be more true in the technology world. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, as long as you continue to innovate and prove value in a market (good or bad), you can and will succeed.  This is …

Generativity of Social Networking Sites and Their Accountability

Jonathan Zittrain defines Generativity in the following manner: “Generativity is a system’s capacity to produce unanticipated change through unfiltered contributions from broad and varied audiences” Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It In reality, this description somewhat defines the nature of a social networking sites. If you look at social networking sites today, users are able to participate in 3 …

Shai Agassi

I’d like to say that Thomas Friedman said it best when he said, “What would happen if you cross-bred Henry Ford and Yitzhak Rabin? You’d get Shai Agassi.” I think I can improve. Shai Agassi is a hero. Bottom line. (Read Thomas’s book, The World is Flat, and you might think he is one as well) The plain reality is that our civilization is experiencing …

Linking Up the Living Room With The Internet

Intel’s announcement with Yahoo to bring widgets to the living room is not a real shocker. I have seen this image 2 years ago, while I was in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show. (The widgets appeared on a 42″ LCD, hanging behind a 1 way reflective piece of glass. This was hanging in the bathroom, allowing people to check stocks and weather while …