Expert Edge News

March 23, 2017

  • Ad Industry Eyeballs Spectre Of Mobile Ad BlockingAd Industry Eyeballs Spectre Of Mobile Ad Blocking
    A fractious MWC16 panel on mobile ads brought several executives from the ad industry side plus ad behemoth Google face-to-face with what might be their worst nightmare: network-level mobile ad blocking. The drama played out in front of a packed auditorium of conference delegates, with the ad industry’s nemesis represented on stage by Roi Carthy, […]
  • Are We About to Become Techno-Connected ‘Post-Humans’?Are We About to Become Techno-Connected ‘Post-Humans’?
    Opinion Tiago Amorim of Brazil, poses with a Google Glass eyewear frame in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014. Adrees Latif/Reuters The blurring of the boundaries between humanity and technology will shape the future of civilization, a Stanford scholar says. Stanford’s Ian Morris also points out that societies dedicated […] Click to view full article
  • Pentagon Comes Knocking in Silicon ValleyPentagon Comes Knocking in Silicon Valley
    Christopher Meissner is a senior associate at Avascent specializing in growth strategies for technology companies operating within government-driven markets. How to join the network August Cole is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security , where he is also the director of their Art of Future War project. […]
  • Quettra Portrait Taps Your ‘App Graph’ To Power PersonalizationQuettra Portrait Taps Your ‘App Graph’ To Power Personalization
    Two of the most-used metrics these days that gauge how well an app is doing are downloads and registered users — numbers that can sometimes reach into the millions and point to a degree of popularity. But what downloads don’t indicate is how to improve retention, or getting users […] Click to view full article
  • Silicon Valley Crash Coming? — Not For A WhileSilicon Valley Crash Coming? — Not For A While
    Talk of the bubble bursting eventually surfaces with every successful market. When valuations are increasing exponentially, excitement is building to a fever pitch, and companies are sprouting seemingly overnight — it’s almost like everyone becomes afraid that success won’t last. Here Comes Chicken Little The headlines are beginning to appear already, like the July 23 […]
  • Business smarts or tech savvy? Here’s what carries the day for healthcare entrepreneursBusiness smarts or tech savvy? Here’s what carries the day for healthcare entrepreneurs
    Which is more critical to the success of a technology startup: technological smarts or business acumen? Or is it vision, or passion, or leadership, or revenue generation, or fund-raising ability? There have been enough successes – and failures – to support any argument. In my many years of experience […] Click to view full article
  • The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This DressThe Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress
    The original image is in the middle. At left, white-balanced as if the dress is white-gold. At right, white-balanced to blue-black. Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a […] Click to view full article
  • Will Entrepreneurs & Politicians Ever Speed Date?Will Entrepreneurs & Politicians Ever Speed Date?
    Entrepreneurs need to be more politically engaged. When we think of regulatory hurdles that entrepreneurs face, we think about Uber and Airbnb. But outdated policies affect startups in every industry, including banking, healthcare and transportation. According to a 2013 survey by the National Federation of Independent Business, government regulation and red tape affected more than […]
  • Technology & Your HealthTechnology & Your Health
    So, what does Dr. Clyde Yancey,  Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern Medicine, and former president of the American Heart Association have in common with our own Living Healthy Chicago host Jane Monzures? At least one thing that we know of: they wear a digital fitness tracking bracelets. But they’re […] Click here to view full […]
  • Strong dollar vexes mid-sized U.S. exporters, local demand helpsStrong dollar vexes mid-sized U.S. exporters, local demand helps
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – First thing every morning Bill Hickey turns on the TV to see where the U.S. dollar is trading in the hope it has lost value against the euro and other currencies. “And there it is, staring you right in the face,” says Hickey, president of Chicago-based […] Click to view full article
  • Reports of the death of apps have been greatly exaggeratedReports of the death of apps have been greatly exaggerated
    One of the problems with technology maturation frameworks like the Gartner hype cycle is that you never know where you stand. That is certainly the case with mobile apps today. Depending on whom you ask, the app economy is either poised for significant growth or about to take a serious nosedive. Let’s consider the arguments […]
  • gigrove to match skilled digitial workers & startups with spare roomsgigrove to match skilled digitial workers & startups with spare rooms
    Bootstrapping London-based startup gigrove is looking to carve out a niche in the collaborative consumption space as a matching platform for digital workers with itchy feet, and startups with a spare room and pressing skills need. Which is all very zeitgeisty in these digital nomad/citizen of nowhere times. While the team pushed out an MVP […]
  • The EMBERS Project Can Predict the Future With TwitterThe EMBERS Project Can Predict the Future With Twitter
    Tech & Science One of the many protests against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo, May 15, 2014. Nacho Doce/Reuters For the majority of Americans born after World War II, it is unlikely Arlington, Virginia, holds any special significance. But for those who know that the outcome of […] Click to view full article
  • Internet Privacy Is The Wrong ConversationInternet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation
    Editor’s note: Rami Essaid is CEO and co-founder of Distil Networks, a bot detection and mitigation company. On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the web to […] Click to view full article
  • Good luck silencing scienceGood luck silencing science
    Good luck silencing science Technology and the internet have empowered science just as they have business and communication. As with the others, tech has helped make scientific endeavors global in scope, robust against interference, and accessible by billions — with or without the consent of the powers that be. That’s just one reason why the […]