Why Your Company Should Start a Blog

January 30th, 2014

In today’s internet-saturated world, a company blog is more important than ever. Gone are the days when blogging was a pastime reserved exclusively for techies and closet writers. Blogs have become such an integral part of business marketing strategy that companies without them are majorly missing out on SEO opportunities and increased online presence. The [...]

Here’s What Mattered Most in 2013

January 1st, 2014

In many ways 2013 was no different than any other year. We rang in New Year’s Day, the Chinese New Year and even the Persian New Year with Google’s designer doodles. There was the customary visit from Santa which we were able to track live online thanks to Google, Microsoft and Michelle Obama. And as [...]

A Bit on Bitcoin

November 27th, 2013

Bitcoin, the world’s newest and only digital currency is probably one of the most volatile and yet it’s quickly becoming very lucrative with current exchange rates valuing one bitcoin at more than $600. Since its creation in 2009, the currency has fluctuated unpredictability, often seeing extreme peaks and falls within hours. Bitcoin’s value recently rose [...]

How Private is Your Email?

November 19th, 2013

In May 2013, Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee and National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, shocked the world when he leaked confidential NSA documents detailing the extent of the organization’s surveillance program. This program was not limited to U.S citizens, but also monitored the phone calls and emails of foreign presidents like Germany’s Angela Merkel, [...]

Are We Consuming News or “Snacking” it?

November 3rd, 2013

Like it or loath it, technology is a force to be reckoned with that impacts every aspect of our lives from how we navigate cities to the way we shop. The transformative role technology has played in our news consumption habits is particularly significant, leaving many to lament the decline of journalism. Technology has not [...]

Is Smart Technology Making Us Stupid?

October 31st, 2013

As technology becomes smarter, we become increasingly reliant on softwares, gadgets and apps to remember and learn the things we don’t know. Smart technology has transformed the way we live, think and interact with each other. At the core of what makes technology smart, is the commonplace expression, “just google it”, which puts the power [...]

3 Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

October 16th, 2013

In 1964 Isaac Asimov, sci-fi author and biochemistry professor, made some predictions about what technology would look like in 2014. Some of his musings including the fact that one would be able to both hear and see someone on the other end of a phone call, have come to pass. Others are perhaps better suited [...]

Why Your Next Job Might be in Tech

September 18th, 2013

It’s no longer the case that you need to be a techie to work in tech. With the proliferation of startups worldwide and innovative tech hubs taking root from places as far afield as Kansas City, the job market as we know it has been dramatically transformed. This new startup-inspired economy means that there are now [...]