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Thought-Provoking And Short Thoughts At The "140 EDU" Conference In New York
Guest post by Andrea Genevieve Michnik, founder of BrandKit, a personal branding and career consulting agency for young professionals in Austin, TX. You can follow her on Twitter at @AndreaGenevieve . In my opinion, education in America right now looks a lot like the housing market did in 2009 --...
12 Sep 2011
12 supermodels loving Microsoft stuff at New York Fashion Week
People in the know know that when Fashion Week models are off-duty, they spend their downtime in the Models Lounge. Yes, there’s a secret models’ lounge, underneath a well-known restaurant in lower Manhattan. You have to be on the list, of course: It’s only for female models from top...
15 Feb 2013
New York City and San Francisco's data-centric approaches to hyperlocal open government and physical spaces
“All we do is take and process massive amounts of information and use it to do things more effectively,” says Michael Flowers, head of New York City's Office of Policy and Strategic Planning (OPSP) in a weekend New York Times story called The Mayor's Geek Squad . And data they have. ...
25 Mar 2013
Government Klout: Does Your Public Sector "Digital IQ" Measure Anything Important?
If you work in the public or civic sectors, you now have now been assigned a Digital IQ whether you asked for it or not. There is no surer way to get people to talk about your research than to make a list ranking entities, categorize the list into easily-digestible names, and declare that yours is...
20 Jun 2011
Job One: Education And Skills Gap A National Security Risk
Guest post by Stephen Gordon, a Director of Market Development in Microsoft’s Enterprise Strategy Consulting business. You can follow him on Twitter at @sgordonmobile . Could a skills gap caused by a lack of global competitiveness by our education system be a threat to U.S. national security...
10 Oct 2011
Complicated is sexy: Microsoft Office versus Google Docs in situations where tiny details matter a lot
When I’m visiting New York, I have a bit of a routine I like to perform on weekends. I crave books, and I crave pizza. As it happens, two of my favorite places for doing these two things are around the corner from each other in NoLita: Rubirosa Pizza on Mulberry St. and McNally Jackson Books on...
26 Feb 2013
Shape The Future: Microsoft Announces Three-Year Program To Bridge The Digital Divide At Clinton Global Initiative
Guest post by Dan MacFetridge, director of Microsoft's Shape the Future program. Learn more on the Shape the Future page on Facebook . Connecting children to the Internet and all the resources it provides is one of America's greatest challenges. Currently, the U.S. is ranked 18th in the world in Internet...
22 Sep 2011
Microsoft scientist predicts Oscar winners using big data
Last year, David Rothschild of Microsoft Research New York City used a versatile, data-driven model to predict correctly the results of the U.S. presidential election in 50 of 51 jurisdictions—the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia. Now, as the next effort in his quest...
25 Feb 2013
Personal Democracy: How The Internet Is Becoming The World's Newest Political Power
This is a guest post by Lauren Keyson, a communications consultant and journalist based in New York, NY. Last week, Personal Democracy Forum 2012 brought hundreds of people to New York University's Skirball Center to discuss how the spread of technology is lowering the barrier of entry into participating...
18 Jun 2012
Health Technology Startup Incubator WellTech Funding Launches in New York City
This is a guest post by Deanna Pogorelc, a staff writer for MedCityNews, where this article originally appeared . Reprinted with permission. In the midst of a good deal of discussion about incubators , a new health and wellness tech incubator has launched in New York. Rather than focusing on traditional...
28 Mar 2012
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