It is no secret that trade secrets are essential to the success of many businesses. Nearly all of us are aware of examples of highly treasured trade secrets, such as the recipe for Coca-Cola, the formula for WD-40 and the methodology for creating the nooks and crannies in Thomas’ English Muffins. ...
The world has changed since Biblical times, but only so much. (For starters, we’re back to using tablets.) Before, there was one Goliath and one David. Now, there are few a “Googles” and a few “Dropboxes” who are taking them on. But if not a sling and a handful of smooth stones – what s...
People are often surprised when they hear that I earned my master of business administration degree, or MBA, as a side-hobby while I was a tenured professor at MIT. Even MIT’s human resources department was perplexed that I’d want to apply for the employee benefit to partially support my tuition...
Voice search usage is seeing unprecedented growth, with personal assistant devices leading the way. Columnist Wesley Young explores why this new medium is taking off, how it differs from keyword searches, and the challenges for local businesses to compete on yet another platform. Since I noted Timo...
Is the Net inherently unethical, or does it simply make it too easy for users to act immorally? Either way, tech too often brings out the worst in even the best of us. Some people see the Internet as a mirror held up to our culture. If it is, the mirror shows us in an unflattering light. From news...
Google is in a war for the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) space, and at the moment it's pulling a distant third. Pitted against market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the high enterprise adoption of Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is making up the market share ground by using B...
Google's Cardboard has proved to the masses that virtual reality is more than a pipe dream. Inexpensive cardboard headsets leverage smartphones to create makeshift head-mounted displays for low-level VR experiences. For those whose fancies of owning a US$600 Rift or a $900 Vive were out of reach, C...
THEY are the Google Maps mysteries that sent the internet into a spin.From possible murders caught on camera to planes found in strange places, these are the images we certainly don’t expect to see on our maps or Google Street View. And while they may seem strange at first, and in some cases sini...
1. “Today's revolution in social communications involves a fundamental reshaping of the elements by which people comprehend the world about them, and verify and express what they comprehend. The constant availability of images and ideas, and their rapid transmission even from continent to continen...
Google has just updated how it determines your business’s local ranking.Another week, another step towards Google becoming a damn sight more transparent than we’re used to. If it wasn’t enough that Google revealed its top three ranking signals for organic search last Friday, this Friday it rev...

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