Monthly Archives: September 2017

Where human intelligence outperforms AI

 With every new trend comes a counter-trend. And so despite the current excitement over the wonders of artificial intelligence, one company is betting that human intelligence can still deliver solutions for businesses that AI cannot hope to match. Article One Partners (AOP) is a crowdsourced network of over 42,000 researchers in 170 countries — 42% of whom have graduate degrees ...

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Best online connection speed test

We’ve all been there I’m sure. You’re surfing the internet and it seems like webpages are taking forever to load. That’s extremely frustrating, especially when you are paying for high-speed internet. It’s not always the same issue causing your system to run slowly either. How can you find out what the problem is?

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Gillmor Gang: The Black Album

 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, David Weinberger, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live 9.30.17. Cluetrain meets Blockchain, Twitter and the death of brevity, Who are the arbiters? G3: Algorithm and Blues — Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Social media, Facebook and the Russians, bad algorithms,… Read More

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Pair of Upcoming Webinars Can Help Your Business with Financing, Budgeting

Small businesses looking for financing have way more options today than they would have in the past. But all those extra choices can lead to confusion for small business owners. If you’re trying to sort through the range of financing options available to small businesses, an upcoming webinar might be able to help. The webinar, Understanding Alternative Financing Options for ...

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Thinking about the social cost of technology

 All too often the fact that human lives are increasingly enmeshed with and dependent on ever more complex, and ever more inscrutable, technologies is considered a good thing. Negatives don’t generally get dwelled on. And for the most part people are expected to move along, or be moved along by the tech. Read More

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Q&A: Is there an app to make thumb typing easier on my iPad?

Question from Pauline G.:  I have a question for you Rick. I’ve been using a 7 inch Android tablet for my Facebooking but the battery recently went bad in it. Instead of buying another Android tablet I decided to try an iPad Air. I didn’t know what to expect because I’d never owned anything from […] The post Q&A: Is ...

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Update Your Online Marketing Strategy with These 10 Tips

You know all of the basic ways to market a business online: create content, use social media, buy online ads. But your competitors know all of those methods too. So you need to step up your efforts if you want to stand out. Here are some new ways to update your online marketing from members of the online small business ...

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