How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… control, our desire to solidify tools and processes from the top down. Ironically, the antidote comes from a relationship to tech that unshackles tools and processes, instead, from the bottom up. Polycom Executive Vice President, WW Engineering Michael Frendo: The future of work will be driven by technology, but technology at home and at work is and always will be bound by the desires, wants, passions, and needs of human beings. In enterprises, its a trend known as the …


Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

… officials until Trump fired him last week. In February, a day after ousting Flynn,reportedly for misleading the Vice president about previous contacts with the Russian ambassador, Trump asked Comey to go easy on Flynn, according to news reports citing a Comey memo on the meeting. I hope you can let this go,Trump told Comey, according to a bombshell report published Tuesday in The New York Times detailing the memo the former FBI director wrote after meeting Trump. That conversation may be …


Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

May 18, 2017

… and could be the first real step toward an Amazon TV. Sandeep Gupta, Amazons Vice president of smart TV and Fire TV, told me during a demo that Amazon and Westinghouse/Element set about reinventing how TV is watched. Instead of focusing on channel numbers or programming guides, the TVs let the content shine. OTA channels are neatly organized in the “On Now” row with your most-watched channels at the front. You can also see how far along the program is with the red bar. Image: …


Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 17, 2017

… they’re not alone in questioning the emotional straightjacket that is traditional manhood. “What we wanted to do is show … that there is this habit of guys going online in the privacy of their own home asking all these questions,” says Rik Strubel, global Vice president for Axe. Axe is probably the last brand you’d expect to make this pivot. Yet, its unlikely trajectory from peddling sexist messages for profit to becoming a woke critic of machismo also for profit …


Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

May 16, 2017

… good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office? tweeted Colin Kahl, deputy national security adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden. While the president has the power to declassify virtually any information, some considered the allegation that Trump revealed highly classified information ironic, given the presidents own war on leaks. Hes accused individuals who have revealed damaging information about him to the press of being un-American and of …


Fyre Festival basically just asked employees to work for free

May 13, 2017

… according to an audio recording leaked to Vice News. Nor would they be receiving a paycheck for the past two weeks of work. SEE ALSO: This Fyre Festival pitch deck is the best thing on the internet today One might assume that such an announcement means those workers are being fired. Not so, says “serial entrepreneur” Billy McFarland, the company’s 25-year-old co-founder. Employees are free to keep doing their jobs for no money, he said on the call, an arrangement that many …


Crayola has revealed its new, thoroughly underwhelming crayon

May 6, 2017

… team said that it’s a true honor to see his work inspire such a “beloved instrument for creativity.” An artist’s point of view This discovered pigment is cool and all, but if Crayola used National Crayon Day (Mar. 31) to literally rid the world of a crayon, we were at least expecting the replacement crayon to be some magical, mind-blowing color that we had never seen before. Not just another shade of blue. Melanie Boulden, Senior Vice President, U.S. and Global Marketing …


Amazon is giving an entire town free Prime membership because it has no chill

May 2, 2017

… Monday, Amazon said it would give “every home in the town” one year of Amazon Prime plus three packs of Wickedly Prime Popcorn from Amazon’s own it private label brand. “… We wanted customers in the town to enjoy popcorn and a movie on us,” Greg Hart, Vice President of Amazon Video, worldwide, said. “Manchester by the Sea is a masterpiece representing the best of cinematic storytelling. In other words, it is wicked awesome.” Get it? Massachusetts? …


Orban Scolded by EU Over Law Targeting Soros’s University

April 30, 2017

… Britain’s Brexit vote. April 26. Frans Timmermans, its principal Vice president, vowed to ensure it produces results. “We’re very firm on this,” Timmermans said on Saturday. “I will not drop this ball.” The Hungarian government said it was willing to consider “each and every legal argument” put forward by the commission and denied that the law posed a threat to the CEU in Budapest. Orban, 53, has enjoyed a degree of political protection …


New Snapchat data shows its bringing more eyes to all devices

April 29, 2017

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Uber, Reeling From Controversies, Loses Another Executive

April 12, 2017

Ubers top executive for communications has left the beleaguered company, continuing a wave of turnover in the highest ranks. In 2015, Whetstone left Google to become the ride-hailing apps senior Vice president of policy and communications. Whetstones departure comes during a turbulent time for the ride-hailing app, and Recode reportedthat perhaps she did not want to handle the barrage of bad publicity. And the behavior of Kalanick himself has led to bad publicity for Uber. There have …


This report about what Google thinks you young people think is cool is called ‘It’s Lit’ and yes, IT. IS. LIT.

April 5, 2017

… money off millennials just had a minor neurological event, and feels as if they’re opened the ark of the covenant. And the best part? The graphs. Dear god, the graphs: According to a report by Google, one of the most highly valued companies in the world, members of Generation Z think – Chick-fil-A is “cooler,” as a brand, than: – Supreme – Vice – Tesla – H&M – Uniqlo – Vans – Converse – Under Armour – Zara and …


Lyft follows up on that ACLU donation with a new way to donate

March 27, 2017

… Lyft left the city. RideAustin users can round up the cost of their rides to donate the money to local charities. “Lyft is a values driven company and we deeply believe in participation. Round Up and Donate is a program that makes it easy to participate in a meaningful way by allowing people to give back to the causes they care about within our communities,” Lyft Vice President of Marketing Melissa Waters said in a statement. Lyft drew attention for promising to donate $1 million to …


When Trump threatened Meals on Wheels, Americans stood up for the service in the best way

March 18, 2017

… SEE ALSO: Are foodie millennials really fueling food waste? Following the news, 50 times the usual donations flooded into Meals on Wheels America in a single day, Yahoo! News reports. The organization also saw a whole lot of people offering up their time as well as their cash. Jenny Bertolette, Vice president of communications at Meals on Wheels, said it saw “an almost 500 percent jump in volunteer sign-ups” through their website When my dad was first showing signs of dementia …


Trump and Russia: What the fallout could be

March 6, 2017

… Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He insists the meetings were not to discuss the campaign. The revelation was a blow for Trump, who just two weeks earlier encountered the exact same problem with his top security adviser, Michael Flynn, who resigned amid revelations he misled then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence about the nature of his own calls with Kislyak. Just one day after Flynn stepped down, multiple officials told CNN that high-level advisers close to Trump were in constant communication with …


Sessions recusal: What’s next?

March 3, 2017

… Ashcroft), named Patrick Fitzgerald special counsel to investigate who leaked the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson amid mounting public pressure for an independent examination of the allegations. The investigation led to the conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney’s then-chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, for lying to a grand jury and obstruction of justice. Sessions himself has not shied away from calls for special prosecutors. During the 2016 campaign, Sessions …