Social Media Etiquette: Do You Kiss and Tell?

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Description: A recent survey conducted on Zoosk, Facebook’s dating service, has revealed some interesting statistics about romantic technology use. Despite the risk of public romance, many users are still updating their Facebook profiles with romantic posts. Who are these users and why do they do it? Source: Huffingtonpost.com Date: September 18th, 2012   Posting your… Read more »

20th Century Fox Puts Movies Online First With A Big Push Behind “Digital HD”

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Description: 20th Century Fox has recently shown some innovation in attempts to boost their online movie sales. Going forward, new movies released by Fox will be offered online in “Digital HD” 3 weeks ahead of In-store DVDs. This shift in priorities may just inject some life into a floundering industry. Source: TechCrunch Date: September 18th,… Read more »

Social media changes back-to-school experience

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Description: Social media has changed the experience of going back to school for kids. By using social media to stay in-touch throughout the summer, kids are able to draw on each others shared content to start conversations and meet new friends. However, for some this might mean enduring more bullying than before. Source: CBC.ca Date:… Read more »

How Technology Democratized Development

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Description: Individuals in Africa are becoming more empowered and productive with the help of their mobile phones. Today, anyone anywhere can make a positive difference in their own – or somebody else’s – community. Source: BBC.com Date: September 7th, 2012 Twenty years ago, if you were information technology-literate and interested in international development, your options… Read more »

Samsung in Hot Seat Over Abusing Chinese Workers

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Description: New York-based China Labor Watch has recently conducted a six month investigation into eight Samsung factories in China. The investigation has unearthed issues that include  safety, work hours and underage workers. Source: theglobeandmail.com Date: September 5th, 2012 Fresh off a billion-dollar loss in a patent fight with rival smartphone maker Apple Inc., embattled Samsung… Read more »

Dorm Rooms and a Garage are Launching Some of the Best in Startups

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Description: The University of Waterloo boasts two productive launch pads for students wanting to build a start-up company. The Velocity Residence and the Velocity Garage offer places for students to learn, collaborate and test their industries. Source: Techvibes.com Date: September 6th, 2012 How many times have you heard or read the phrase “student startup” in… Read more »

How an Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers’ Shelves in 6 Months

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Description: Georgetown University buddies Vincent Ko, Luke Lagera and Michael Mills have founded Panda, a Washington, D.C.-based sunglasses maker that uses sustainably-harvested bamboo for its frames. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: August 29th, 2012 It may sound like a ploy to get shoppers in the door, but the power of “green” and eco-conscious consumers can’t be denied. After all… Read more »

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

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Description: Everyone is at risk of a personal security breach, even Wired‘s Mat Honan. These 10 simple tips can help you improve your privacy online. Source: forbes.com Date: August 23rd, 2012 Over the weekend, I wound up atWashington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to… Read more »

How To Specialize Yourself Right Out Of A Job

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Description: For decades, experts and specialists have been highly valued and sought after. However, these specialist rely on niche funding whereas generalists are widely employable. It appears that in the midst of an economic recession the jack-of-all-trades may find the most success. Source: fastcompany.com Date: August 29th, 2012 For the past several decades, the specialist… Read more »