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New times demand new words, because the old words don't help us see the world differently.
Does it make sense for an ad agency to launch an incubator for tech start-ups? You could (and many no doubt would) say that this was merely a distraction from the day job.
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There is a strong link between heavy internet use and depression, UK psychologists have said.
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When the first Harry Potter book appeared, in 1997, it was just a year before the universal search engine Google was launched.
Carpe Diem We’re now in the second Internet bubble. The signals are loud and clear : seed and late stage valuations are getting frothy and wacky, and hiring talent in Silicon Valley is the toughest it has been since the dot.com bubble.
By AMIR EFRATI
The other day I posted a call for people who have had their accounts suspended by Google for name-related reasons to fill in this form .
For a company that gave itself a traditionally mis-spelt web-style pseudonym to make it stand out online, Google is handling the issue of monikers rather badly when it comes to Google+ .
Augmented reality leader Layar just took its system to a whole new level by installing a real-world object recognition protocol that's a little like Google's Goggles. In one swoop it may have turned AR apps from intriguing, inspiring, and occasionally useful toys into serious tools for information discovery and, of course, advertising. Let's call it hacking the real world.
It took my husband and me eight months to conceive our first child. Much of that time was passed in bored agitation, like a long wait at a Verizon Wireless store.
If my grandchildren ever ask me where I was when I realised the internet was over – they won't, of course, because they'll be too busy playing with the teleportation console – I'll be able to be quite specific: I was in a Mexican restaurant opposite a cemetery in Austin, Texas, halfway through eating a taco.
Technologies die violent deaths less often than we think. This is the basic problem with the Chris Anderson-anchored Wired cover story, " The Web is Dead. " If you think about technology as a series of waves, each displacing the last, perhaps the rise of mobile apps would lead you to conclude that the browser-based web is a goner. But the browser-based web is not a goner.