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Snapchat Has a Child-Porn Problem

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

For as long as the Internet has been in existence, pedophiles have used it to lure children into their grasp. Snapchat h ...

Cybersecurity: The Next Hack Will Turn Your Lights Off

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Two years ago, western Ukraine faced a hack from Russia that used malicious software to briefly black out several hundre ...

Using Online Counseling to Fight Jihad

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

People who have become disillusioned with jihad now have a way to be counseled or deprogrammed with the non-profit Gen N ...

Twitter Isn't Taking Fake News Seriously

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Twitter is trying to explain how bots may have been used by the Russians to impact the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. ...

A Different Way to Cut Kids from the Squad

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

BrainsFirst BV is a Dutch startup that promises to identify the world’s next soccer superstars with neuroscie ...

You May Hug the Screen

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Visitation at some U.S. correctional facilities has moved from face-to-face visits to some form of video viewing. Securu ...

Facebook Won't Hire You for Its Data Center

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Local officials in Forest City, North Carolina, gave Facebook big tax breaks for building a data center in their small, ...

Japan Isn't Getting Its Share of Gaming Gold

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Video gaming tournament winners can win prizes in the millions of dollars. In China and South Korea, stadiums are being ...

Your Next Phone Will Probably Cost $1,000

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Samsung and Apple continue to try to outdo one another with better features for their smartphones. When it comes to pric ...

Snapchat vs. the 'Influencers'

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Individuals who have a lot of followers on social media can make six figure salaries to promote products. However, while ...

You Are Here (So Buy Something)

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

When the Foursquare media app was first introduced in 2009, it was an instant hit. But when the novelty faded, in 2014, ...

Making Opioid Addiction Searchable

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

There are more than 20,000 fatal opioid overdoses each year in the United States. Patients who become addicted see sever ...

Dropbox Gets Ready for the Road

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Dropbox had expanded to the point that it was offering services that didn't bring in paying customers, but the priority ...

Using Animals to Predict the Future

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

German migration expert, Martin Wikelski, tests whether sharp changes in animal behavior can predict seismic and other e ...

A New Sports Authority

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Some of the big sports outlets such as ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, and others have had a rough year thus far. ...

Love in the Time of Mass Incarceration

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

For many prisoners, getting mail helps them get through their prison terms. However, today, prisoners also have access t ...

Uber Without the Smartphone

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Bob Carr set out to find a way to help seniors use Uber without the use of a smartphone. He started Common Courtesy Inc. ...

Re-creating the Sun on Earth

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The use of nuclear fusion to generate energy is the highlight of a project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee ...

Kalanick's Ouster Shows Founder Control Doesn't Mean Job Security

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Five major Uber investors pressured Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick to resign from his position. The company has ...

Google Execs Hunker Down for Fight With EU as Fines Loom

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has set Google as a top priority case for antitrust violations, which cou ...

Apple's New iPhones May Miss Out on Higher-Speed Data Links

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Apple Inc.'s newest iPhones go on sale later this year, but there's a problem. They could potentially lag behind the dat ...

A Spotlight on Harassment at Google

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

A grassroots email list, "Yes, at Google," is circulating the company. It contains anonymous complaints about bigoted an ...

Cessna Flights for the Masses

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Blackbird Air Inc., a startup created by Rudd Davis, is using an Uber-style on-demand app to connect planes with passeng ...

Augmenting Snap's Financial Reality

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Snapchat is launching new augmented reality camera filters, known on the service as a Lens. The company's grow ...

Satellite Pics for Cheap!!

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology can send radar beams from space that bounce off Earth and then return to a sen ...

Seriously, Beware the 'Shadow Brokers'

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Security researchers claim that hundreds of thousands of computers around the world have already been hacked, allowing f ...

Why Japan's Idemitsu Isn't Feeling Blue

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Apple, Inc. is planning to introduce a new smartphone with an OLED screen. These advanced displays will produce cri ...

Downsizing Google's Dream

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Verily Life Sciences, formerly Google Life Sciences, has separated from Google's Internet business and now has a new bus ...

Hacking the Need for a Full-Time Job

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The hackathon circuit consists of hackers who build apps, connected devices, and other products during all-night co ...

The Smartest Machines Are Playing Games

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are spending a lot of time gaming in an attempt to then tackle real world complex l ...

Unsweetened

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Former hedge fund veteran, Rob Goldstein, decided that he wanted to develop a product that would battle sugar cravings. ...

A Mouse (Maker) Roars at the Industry Giants

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Logitech's stock has quadrupled with its strong sales of PC accessories that complement products by the likes of Ap ...

Rare Jewelry That Isn't So Rare Anymore

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

3D-printed jewelry is not just wax cast in gold or platinum. Mario Christian Lavorato's company, Daniel Christian T ...

How Much Is an Instagram Story Worth?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Two brothers, Jeremy and Tom Jauncey, are using Instagram to advertise and market. Their company, Beautiful Destinations ...

AI Speed-Reading for the Masses

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), has previously been used to recognize cats in YouTube videos. Whi ...

The Bot That Bluffed Me

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Top poker players competed against Libratus, computer software located at Carnegie Mellon University, and lost. The Texa ...

Uber's Campsites

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

While the vast majority of Uber drivers go home after their shifts, others are parking and living out of their cars in s ...

A Real Mr. Fusion Feeds on Used Clothing

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Tokyo based recycler, Jeplan, is working on developing a process that would extract cotton fiber from used clothing ...

From Angry Birds to Particle Physics

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The focus of most educational video games is on the fun and not on the education. However, Lightneer, a mobile-gaming st ...

When a Startup Means a Fresh Start

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Defy Ventures, a nonprofit, is providing tech industry and entrepreneur training to parolees. The company sends voluntee ...

Baby's First Virtual Assistant

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Mattel is launching a virtual assistant, named Aristotle, for babies. The technology platform was created to evolve as t ...

Greening Business, One Project at a Time

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Jigar Shah, a co-founder of startup Generate Capital, stated that the world can be weaned off of fossil fuels. The compa ...

Code School's Out

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Coding boot camps were established as for-profit schools to provide students with enough coding knowledge to go out and ...

See Mario. See Mario Run

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Nintendo faced years of declining sales, and then the company broke from its traditional console games and produced Pok& ...

The New Advertising As Seen on TV

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Consumers using Facebook can swipe past its ads, which is negatively affecting the Internet's number two ad business. Fa ...

Pet Food That Comes with an Oil Painting

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Chewy.com cofounders Ryan Cohen and Michael Day are approaching the pet supply market with a different type of business ...

Time For Some Traffic Problems on Netflix?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

President Barack Obama's administration was one of net neutrality. However, the future of this concept is unknown. Trump ...

Instagram Tries to Ease Users Into Shopping

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Instagram is exploring the idea of adding shopping to its photo-sharing app. Rather than looking like an online catalog ...

A License to Print Plastic

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Plastic bills account for 3 percent of the world's money, and Innovia made more than 99 percent of it. The U.K. is the l ...

When Spotting a Hack Doesn't Help You

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

CyTech Services, a small cybersecurity company, claims that it discovered network threats on the U.S. Office of Personne ...

Making VR Matter

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Google's new virtual reality (VR) headset, Daydream View, is made of cloth, and the company claims that it will make dai ...

Will Not-Quite-Fiber Make the Grade?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

BT Group PLc in Great Britain is planning to speed up its networking power using copper instead of fiber-optic cable.&nb ...

Baby, You Can Rent My Car

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Carpooling service Amovens has added a peer-to-peer car-rental option by which car owners can rent out their personal ve ...

The Flu Shot's Chicken-And-Egg Problem

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The flu vaccine is currently produced using chicken eggs, but companies are experimenting with alternatives. The United ...

The Browns Know a Lot About Their Fans

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The Cleveland Browns, a National Football League team, are now using data mining to gather information about their fans. ...

Samsung's Recall Is Official, Now It's Time to Rebuild Trust

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Samsung Electronics Co. has recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone because of its potential to heat up and burn. Now the ...

We're Not Too Old for This

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

While the median U.S. worker is forty-two years old, at Silicon Valley companies, that age is closer to thirty-one. Acco ...

How Hackers Used Pacemaker Vulnerabilities to Play the Market

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

A group of hackers who work for cybersecurity startup MedSec Holdings discovered security risks in St. Jude Medical's pa ...

Virtual Assistants Need Assistance

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Virtual assistants such as Amazon's Echo and Apple's Siri are having problems hearing voice commands. They still have is ...

A Watchful Lock Aimed at the Masses

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Latch, a smart-lock company, has developed a digital lock that can be used to grant temporary access to a front door via ...

Every Move You Make Every Click You Take Every Game You Play Every Place You Stay I'll Be Watching

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Private investigators in the United States are now utilizing the power of database subscription services as opposed to d ...

Tweaking the Sales Pitch for Drones

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In ten years, DJI has accumulated about half of the U.S. drone market with its cheap, easy to use, and reliable drones f ...

The Mapping Expert Behind Pokemon Go

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The introduction of the smartphone game Pokémon Gohas more than doubled Nintendo’s share price. The game wa ...

Facebook Gave 1.65 Billion Users a Streaming Service Then This Happened

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The new Facebook Live video function will allow users to stream videos live straight to Facebook. Although live streamin ...

Someone Owns This Data

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Fingerprints are not only for when someone is arrested. People now use them to unlock their smartphones and to access va ...

Settling Legal Conflicts, EBay-Style

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Online legal tools that are being used to handle civil cases are similar to those employed by EBay's system that allows ...

Now the Boss Can Monitor Your Phone

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

People make personal calls on their cell phones at work, but now those calls can be monitored by companies in Russia. Th ...

Algorithms Aren't Just for Coders

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

At a meeting of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), Michael Bailey, a Facebook researcher, spoke abo ...

Building a Better Mouse Cage

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Mice are used around the world for testing new drugs, and Ph.D.s and technicians observe them while performing rote task ...

You Can’t Find the Cat Faster than Nervve

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In April, NBA owners voted to allow advertising on team jerseys in the form of 2.5-inch by 2.5-inch sponsorship patches ...

Digital Payoffs for Volunteer EMTs

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In the Dominican Republic, the 911 emergency service is only available in the captial of Santo Domingo. But now there is ...

An Encryption Fight At Your Fingertips

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Suspects' fingerprints are typically taken, and those fingerprints make it possible for law enforcement to break into th ...

A Much Closer Look at Nap Time

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Mobile apps with digital logbooks are providing updates into the cloud, which allows parents to track their toddlers in ...

Who's Alexa?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Amazon.com's new voice-controlled smart speaker, the Echo, is a screenless cylinder, just over 9" tall and 3 1/4" in dia ...

A Paperless Air Traffic System Has Many Fans

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Canada's 41 air traffic towers are now using a computerized system as opposed to a paper strip system. The new system, d ...

A Chance to See Spot Sequenced

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Ryan and Adam Boyko have made a business out of gathering canine DNA to help pet owners determine the ancestry of their ...

Google's Cloud Chief Aims Higher

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Although Google pretty much invented cloud technology, it has fallen behind Amazon.com's and Microsoft's. Google created ...

Google Kicks Its Car Fight Upstairs

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Although the U.S. federal government oversees car safety, states are responsible for regulating drivers. This is becomin ...

Europe Bets on Robots to Help Care for Seniors

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The European research project Robot-Era has been established to test the trial of robot aides for the elderly. Funds fro ...

Amazon's Story Time Is Kind of a Bummer

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

With low wages and high turnover, theft is a persistent concern for Amazon. But the company has a strategy to discourage ...

Sprint's Plan to Mortgage Its Airwaves

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Sprint is carrying $34 billion in debt—more than twice its market value, but the company has a plan. Chief Financi ...

Someone Didn't Get the Memo

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Although technology makers were happy to learn last fall that the government would not be requiring "backdoors" installe ...

The Last (of This) Unicorn?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

After being asked by venture firm, Andreessen Horowitz, the Chief Executive Officer of Zenefits, Parker Conrad, resigned ...

Amazon's Plan to Take On UPS and Alibaba

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Amazon might be launching a global shipping and logistics operation, which would make it a competitor to UPS and FedEx. ...

The Phone Companies People Actually Love

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Mobile virtual networks (MVNOs) such as Consumer Cellular lease network equipment capacity from the Big Four U.S. carrie ...

E-Mail Spam Goes Artisanal

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Although modern e-mail filters block more than 99.99 percent of the 400 billion spam messages sent daily to our inb ...

A Pixie to Keep an Eye on Your Keys

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

AmirBassan-Eskenazi has created Pixie, a locator tool different from its competitors because it can locate items ev ...

Facebook's Fight to Be Free

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Mobile-ad profits have vastly increased Facebook's profits, but keeping its current growth rate could be difficult for t ...

Spotify Isn't Laughing Off This Lawsuit

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Spotify, an online streaming music company, has been popular with both listeners and the music industry. However, a copy ...

Texting Out an SOS

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Sophie Otiende just became obsessed with her smartphone last summer, but now she is making a difference and helping wome ...

Opening a Nationwide Mobile Wallet

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Eighty percent of Peurvians don't even have a bank account, but there are 32 million cell phones in Peru—though on ...

Stop, or We'll Tell Your Parents

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The United Kingdom has a special cybercrime unit with police officers who are tasked with stopping teen hackers before t ...

Apps That Fight Your Parking Tickets

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Attorney fees range from $175 to $550 per hour, which prices many people out of fighting their traffic and parking ticke ...

Voting From the Privacy of Your Couch

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In some countries, electoral fraud is common, but a new Spanish company, Scytl, offers online voting and tallying and sa ...

What Consumer Gene Testing Can't Do

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Various companies now offer DNA testing to consumers. The companies allege that their genetic analysis can provide infor ...

Putting the App in Apartment

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

A new startup, Common, is offering rent-as-you-go flexibility to urbanites with movable jobs and freelancer in ...

The Netflix Effect is Spreading

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The market for digital video is growing, and more companies are taking advantage of the new demand. Companies such as Yo ...

A Cheaper Way to Send Money Home

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Dozens of new startups running websites and apps now provide cheaper, easier ways to transfer money abroad. Remittance s ...

Google Books' Win May Threaten Other Media

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Google has been fighting copyright lawsuits ever since it decided that it would scan the world's books and make them sea ...

An App Gives India's Hotels a Closer Look

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Ritesh Agarwal created a hotel-booking app called Oyo Rooms that lets room seekers choose from an approved list his ...

One Company Tries Life Without (Much) E-Mail

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Social networking is now being used in place of e-mail by some companies in an attempt to increase productivity. Atos, a ...

Credit and Debit Cards Lag on Upgrades

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Shortly after 40 million Target customers had their credit or debit card data hacked in 2014, retailers said that change ...

Uber Tells Judges to Read the Fine Print

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Uber drivers in California are fighting to be reclassified as employees as opposed to independent contractors, which wou ...

If You Blocked This Ad, We Wouldn't Get Paid

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Ad-blocking, which has been available on computer browsers for years, is now starting to increase in popularity. IO ...

Just a Fantasy

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Daily fantasy sports sites draw large crowds and since they are considered games of skill, they are exempt from restrict ...

Where the Internet Revolution Is Waiting to Happen

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Only a few workplaces and less than 4 percent of homes in Cuba have Internet access, with the cost at $2 per hour. The I ...

Moving From Dot-Com to Not-Com

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

There is a lack of security on the Internet that allows anyone to purchase a Web address that ends in ".com" for a mere ...

HBO, Netflix, and Amazon Want Your Kids

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Streaming services such as HBO, Netflix, and Amazon are giving much attention to streaming services directed at children ...

A Technology That Reveals Your Feelings

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Stoneware, a unit of Lenovo that makes classroom management software, is planning to begin marketing an emotions an ...

Networks Outsource Their Networking

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Television networks are facing new challenges in the age of streaming video. For decades, the networks have relied on ca ...

Big Data: Searching for Drug Side Effects

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In order to gather information about the side effects of drugs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has relied on pat ...

Coders Balk at Making Apps Searchable

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Web giants such as Google are pushing for mobile app developers to begin using deep links in their apps in order to make ...

Identity Thief for Hire

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Information Technology

Dmitry Naskovets provides an interesting profile that may defy some stereotypes and preconceptions about cyber criminals ...

Drop and Give Me Twenty Lines of Code

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The Center for Information Dominance (CID), located inside the U.S. Navy's Corry Station base in Pensacola, FL, is ...

How Do You Type an "A"?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

When you strike a key on your keyboard, the computer is constantly scanning to see what keys are pressed down so that it ...

LG's Slim Screens Get Slimmer

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

LG Display is the world's largest maker of LCD screens, and its plan is to take TVs even thinner. The Korean company is ...

Your 'Likes' May Mark You as a Victim

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Ambulance chasers used to rely on television commercials, billboards, and cold calling numbers to find plaintiffs for me ...

Testing Workers' Digital Privacy Protections

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

An app called Xora uses GPS to keep tabs on a person's location, and some employers such as Intermex, a wire transfer se ...

Apple and Samsung Equal Terror For Rivals

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Apple's chief executive officer, Tim Cook, has agreed to slow down the patent lawsuits it has against Samsung, and the t ...

Comcast Tries to Repair Its Customer Service

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Comcast, the largest U.S. cable provider, has been labeled the "Worst Company in America" for its lack of good customer ...

Rivals Are Gaining on YouTube

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

It’s been a decade since YouTube became the first household name in Internet video. In 2008, Google Inc.-owned You ...

Twitter Tries to Tone Down the Chirping

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Twitter looks almost the same today as what it did five years ago. Although it has made some minor tweaks, it has yet to ...

How Your T-Shirt Can Make You Rich

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The British World War II slogan, “Keep calm and carry on,” has been a great starting point for Teespring, a ...

Drone Makers Seek Traffic Control

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted Amazon.com a waiver to continue testing its package-delivery ...

Snapchat TV

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In March, Comedy Central released on Snapchat the first episode of a new show produced by actor Ben Still ...

A Little Black Book with 1.6 Billion Numbers

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

While we can still use the Web to find the addresses and phone numbers of businesses, it is much more difficult to find ...

Paying by the Second, Instead of the Click

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Print ad rates are far higher than digital ones. Digital subscriptions to the Financial Times grew by 21 ...

America Roams Far Behind Europe

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Although smartphones in Europe cost more than in the U.S., the service itself is cheaper. The European Parliament has ev ...

Too Good to be Legal

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

For more than a decade BitTorrent has been the Internet's file-sharing protocol, but it has never been very user friendl ...

The Case of the Stubbed Hub

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

To address the frustration of their customers, online ticket reseller StubHub began including its fees in the list price ...

Watch Your Mobile Wallet

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Mobile payments are finally beginning to take off, accounting for $52 billion worth of U.S. transactions last year. ...

Uber and Google Move Toward a Breakup

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Along with regulators, litigious drivers, a hostile press, and other well-funded rivals, Ubers may now be facing competi ...

Hop In and Shove Over

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Uber and Lyft have long claimed to be ride-sharking companies, but it seems that that was simply not the case. Both comp ...

China's Streaming Fans Face a Long Wait

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The Chinese government has implemented a new censorship policy that will affect video streaming. Video sites will now ha ...

Fighting U.S. Extradition at All Costs

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Muscovites Vladimir Drinkman and Dmitriy Smilianets have been charged by U.S. authorities in the biggest data-breac ...

Why Passenger Planes Can Still Vanish

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

More than three-quarters of the Earth's surface lacks reliable radar coverage. Therefore, when a plane disappears, it ca ...

Amazon Sorts Itself Out for the Holidays

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The 2013 holiday season saw Amazon.com send gift cards and refunding shipping charges to its customers due to arrival de ...

Software That Helps Spot Sneaky Infections

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Some people who go to a hospital can become infected at the hospital itself. About one in every 25 patients who vis ...

Sony's Silver Lining Has a Dark Cloud

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Sony is forecasting its sixth loss in seven years, but it's gaming division is still strong. Sales of PlayStation 4 ...

Craig Venter on How the Genomic Era Is Just Starting

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In 2000, the human genome was decoded for the first time. However, there were high expectations that numerous cures woul ...

The End of the Coffee Line

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In December, Starbucks will launch an app that will allow customers to pre-order and choose a pickup time. Fast food res ...

Uber Alles

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Car service app Uber expanded overseas in 2011 to Paris. Austin Geidt, the company's head of global expansion, help ...

Nonprofits Can't Afford San Francisco

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Nonprofit agencies in San Francisco are having a difficult time paying rent. For example, Lutheran Social Services of No ...

Cybersecurity's All-See Eye

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Companies such as Target and JPMorgan Chase were hit by cyber attacks this past year that left their networks and custom ...

Square Finds Itself Encircled

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Four years ago, card readers for phones and tablets began to emerge in cabs and at farmers' markets. Square was a leader ...

Samsung's China Problems Come to India

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Smartphone users in India purchased 44 million smartphones last year, almost 200 percent more than the previous year. On ...

Can Google Be as Shiny as You-Know-Who?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The Android operating system currently runs on 85 percent of the world's smartphones, and its 13th major version is call ...

Just Relax

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Thync, a secretive startup in Los Gatos, Calif., has a strange new product. The company began in 2011 after learnin ...

Intel Inside

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Intel's Dow Jones industrial average is up 35 percent as of September 30, making it this year's top performer. Currently ...

Appmakers Try to Game a Crowded Market

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Startup app developers have had a much easier time in the past, but things have changed. The odds of success have greatl ...

Drizly Lets You Point, Click, and Drink

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

After texting a friend about liquor delivery and being told that it was illegal, Nick Rellas started looking into Massac ...

Apple's First Responders

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

With Apple unveiling the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, engineers are trying to make sure that everything works perfectly. However ...

The Teaching App at the Head of the Class

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The Remind mobile app is moving toward the top of the most-downloaded lists for both Apple’s and Google’s ap ...

The Cookies You Can't Crumble

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Netscape programmer Lou Montulli invented cookies 20 years ago with the purpose of making the Web more efficient and say ...

Video Games Can't Afford to Ignore Women

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

PC gaming companies such as Blizzard Entertainment are starting to take notice of the women who play their games. As it ...

Clearance!! Andrew Mason

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The guided-tour industry brings in tens of billions of dollars each year, and Andrew Mason, who founded and once served ...

Xiaomi Takes Direct Aim at the iPhone

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Xiaomi, a four-year-old China upstart unveiled its Mi4 smartphone at a July 22 press conference in Bejing. The company i ...

Tech Giants Struggle to Break into Cars

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Companies such as Genesis, Intel, and Qualcomm that pioneered semiconductors for computers and phones are struggling to ...

Flipkart's Fight to Maintain Its Lead in India

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In 2007, two Indian software engineers, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, were faced with a problem when starting their on ...

Robots' Best Teachers Are Other Robots

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The concept of robots teaching one another is referred to as transfer learning. As people rely more on robots for such t ...

Eritrea's Communications Disconnect

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

According to the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union, Eritrea is the least connected country on ...

Crash-Proofing The Future of Drones

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Some people believe that drones have great potential for transporting packages, searching for missing persons, fighting ...

A New Breed of Power Company

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Vivint, a home security company founded by CEO Todd Pederson, has gotten into the electricity business by plugging ...

Can Pinterest Be Found in Translation?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Pinterest is considered to be distinctly American with 70 percent of its users being in the U.S. The company announ ...

Searching the Web for Drug Side Effects

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Data about the side effects and safety of prescription drugs has been gathered by doctors and the Food and Drug Administ ...

Hackers Use New Tools to Target ATMs

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Data encryption and other security technologies help to keep hackers from our personal and financial data, but hackers a ...

Big Data Stops Here

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

A year ago, New York State public schools began a data analytics program with InBloom in hopes of tailoring assignments ...

Twitter Wants To Be Your TV

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Twitter is not a profitable business: Growth has slowed, losses are increasing, and the company's stock price is down by ...

Aereo's Survival Depends on Semantics

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Aereo is a two-year-old online streaming service, but it's future is in the hands of the Supreme Court. The company curr ...

Can Dropbox Avoid Getting Lost in the Clouds?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Dropbox currently has 275 million users who store personal documents, photographs, and videos. Seeing the success of the ...

Can Amazon Find Room by the TV?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

According to A.C. Nielsen, the average American watches television five hours each day. High tech giants have attempted ...

Breaking Through China's Great Firewall

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

China's Great Firewall is the country's digital barrier the prevents its users from reading material the government does ...

Tracking Colorado's Legal Pot, Plant by Plant

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Marijuana is legal in Colorado, but growers are having to adjust to the regulations that make it legitimate. Growers are ...

Pinterest For Your Secrets

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Whisper and Secret are anonymous messaging services that allow users to communicate their innermost thoughts without att ...

House Calls Without the Home Visits

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

To cut medical costs and give employees 24-hour access to doctors and nurse practitioners, hundreds of employers are opt ...

A Museum Trades Memberships for Data

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Under the direction of Maxwell Anderson, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) began offering free memberships to anyone willin ...

Yes, You Can Find a Babysitter Online

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In addition to finding dates and housekeepers online, parents can now find babysitters online using Lynn Perkins' new st ...

Google's Giant $1 Patent Victory

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Google reached a licensing agreement with Beneficial Innovations in order to halt lawsuits against the search engine's c ...

Lenovo Takes on Apple and Samsung

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

It appears that smartphone preferences are changing in Indonesia, where users, who used to prefer BlackBerry or Samsung ...

How Imgur Became a Photo-Sharing Hit

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Imgur is a photo-sharing site that illustrates how a new generation of Internet users prefers to express itself. The com ...

The Blogger Hackers Love to Hate

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Brian Krebs is a cybersecurity blogger who is well-respected in the IT business but loathed by cybercriminials. He began ...

Snapchat for the Corner Office

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

While Snapchat offers disappearing selfies aimed at teenage users, other companies are offering apps that provide untrac ...

The Biggest, Cheapest Network of All

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Republic Wireless, run by David Morken, offers the Moto X smartphone that offers unlimited calls and texts for $5 per mo ...

GrubHub Puts Data on its Menu

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

GrubHub, an online takeout company, merged with its largest rival, 14-year-old Seamless, leaving the combined entit ...

A "Kill Switch" on Samsung Phones is DOA

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Though Samsung has developed a kill-switch feature for its mobile devices, U.S. carriers won't sell its products if they ...

Keeping a Close Eye on Amazon's Discounts

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Discounts at Amazon can now be tracked by companies such as Camel, Keepa.com, and Thetracktor.com that track Amazon's pr ...

A Plague That's Carried on Mobile Devices

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The object of mobile game Plague, Inc., designed by game creator James Vaughan, is tp create an infectious dis ...

Thank You For Vaping

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

James Monsees, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, draws criticism when he describes himself as a tobacco executive, but he e ...

Forget Your Wallet

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Credit cards have taken over cash payments over the  last 60 years, but more changes many now be coming. Credit car ...

Etsy's Identity Crisis

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

When Etsy, an online shopping marketplace, was started in 2005, its products were all handmade. However, the company cha ...

Saving Elephants with Google Earth

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Kenyan conservationists are facing the most serious poaching threat in a quarter century, according to the United N ...

Hiring in the Age of Big Data

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Games and online questionnaires are used by employers to close the gap between a good interview and a good employee.&nbs ...

SIM-Card Hackers Have a Few Questions for You

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Wireless carriers are now facing a new threat: SIM card hackers, which could cost upwards of $3.6 billion in losses from ...

A Social Network for Making Music

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Social music-making apps are used by approximately 125 million people. Smule, a five-year-old startup in San Francisco c ...

Roku Feels the Heat From Apple and Google

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Roku's streaming devices are very popular with the heaviest users of streaming video. The company's devices offer hundre ...

Stumbling Upon a Mobile Gold Mine

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Advertising has been a struggle on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets because of clunky banner displays that ...

Google Glass Targets the Cubicle

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Google Glass is a consumer device intended for people from all walks of life as well as companies and government agencie ...

Robosigning's Erin Brockovich

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Lynn Szymoniak is a Florida attorney who became a whistle-blower and exposed fraudulent documents that banks used to for ...

When a Dented iPhone is Better Than New

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Although Apple executives worry about Samsung and other Android smartphone rivals, they should be worrying about people ...

Amazon Goes on a Building Spree

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Although Amazon is an e-commerce organization, it spends a great deal of money on warehouse space, investing approximate ...

Apple Sets Off a Biometrics Arms Race

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

After the Apple iPhone's success with touchscreen technology in 2007, competitors quickly adopted the technology. The ne ...

Your Not-So-Secret Medical History

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Hospital administrators are telling patients that using digital medical records will translate to better care and shorte ...

The Viral Media Site That Optimizes Optimism

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

When doctors gave seventeen-year-old Zach Sobiech, who was suffering from a rare bone cancer, only a year to live, he po ...

Recalculating Navigation Needs

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Onboard navigation systems such as Garmin, OnStar, and TomTom are facing fierce competition from mapping apps on smartph ...

Making the Stadium More Like Your Couch

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In 2006, the MLS team, the Kansas City Wizards had the league's worst attendance. Robb Heineman took over as the chief e ...

Crowdsourcing Your Grocery Bags

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Although Sequoia Capital partner Michael Moritz had a disastrous investment in Webvan, which operated for less than two ...

Can Open Development Save Mario?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Nintendo announced its fifth round of game-launch delays at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last month. ...

Can E-mail Be Prism-Proofed?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

News that the National Security Agency (NSA) has a surveillance program of e-mails and phone records of Americans has be ...

This Prism Isn't Reflecting Much Light

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Reporters from the Guardian and Washington Post contacted representatives from nine leading U.S. technology companies to ...

All the Plumbers You'll Ever Need

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Companies such as Angie's List, Yelp, and HomeAdvisor provide referrals for several homeowner services such as plumbing ...

Android is Everywhere

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Engineers at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., take parts from dozens of disassembled smartphones and ...

There Can Be Only One

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Microsoft hasn't updated its Xbox video game console in almost eight years, but it continues to thrive. However, with th ...

The City that Runs on Sensors

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

An effort in Santander, Spain, known as SmartSantander, is a system of 12,000 sensors buried under the streets or a ...

Usain Bolt: The App

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

A new trend has emerged in the app development market. Professional athletes are contracting with app developers to crea ...

Your Phone Knows What You're Watching

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

While watching TV, Anthony Rose, a former British Broadcasting Corp. executive, realized that people rarely watch TV wit ...

Turning Shoppers Into Heat Maps

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Online retailers have some tracking advantages over physical retailers. Physical stores can track the number of customer ...

LinkedIn is Trying to Quicken its Pulse

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

On April 11, LinkedIn acquired Pulse, the three-year-old newsreading app, for $90 million in hopes that members wil ...

Can Foursquare Check-In to Adulthood?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

When Dennis Crowley debuted Foursquare in 2009, it was hailed by Mashable as the "breakout mobile app." Howeve ...

CyberBunk: Hacking as Performance Art

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

On Friday, March 15, European antispam group, Spamhaus, was the victim of one of the largest cyberattackers ever to hit ...

China's Journey from Imitator to Innovator

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

In the past, China's Internet companies have been viewed as imitators of successful U.S. enterprises. The United States ...

Grooming Advice From a Virtual Stylist

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Using an iPad app, you can receive interactive styling advice from Rodney Cutler, hairstylist and grooming columnis ...

How Apple's iWatch Can Be a Moneymaker

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Although other companies such as Casio, Seiko, and Microsoft have all failed at creating wrist-mounted computers that cu ...

Computing that Makes you Feel

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The way in which we interact with personal computers has not changed much since they entered the market about three ...

The Silicon Valley Survival School

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Tim Draper, a successful venture capitalist, has a new passion. His new venture, Draper University of Heroes, accepts st ...

Do You Really Want to Talk to Your Kitchen?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The automated home has been elusive up to this point. Microsoft and Cisco Systems have tried for years to position their ...

Mobile Apps, Now for Immobile Devices

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Information Technology

The proliferation of apps, particularly games for the mobile phone market, has been geometrically higher than that of ga ...

The Future of Browsers Isn't What it Used to Be

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The battle of the Internet browsers is on again. The top spot now belongs to Google's Chrome, which commands 37 percent ...

Microsoft's New Office is Finally Up to Date

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

When Microsoft announced that it was buying Yammer last June, the deal was considered by many in Silicon Valley to be a ...

The Incredible Indistinguishable Egg

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Among the Internet startups in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco is the year-old Hampton Creek Foods wit ...

This Theater is Getting Awfully Crowded

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Consumers already have plenty of ways to watch movies over the Internet, including Netflix, Amazon.com Instant Video, Vu ...

TVs Are Now The Thing to Watch

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Each year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), technology companies introduce their products to an audience of thousa ...

Pandora is Boxed in By High Royalty Fees

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

As the Internet radio provider Pandora grows, so does its royalty fees. In the first ten months of 2012 alone, the compa ...

Finding Job Candidates Who Aren't Looking

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Headhunters such as Jeff Vijungco are moving away from traditional online job boards such as Monster, Craigslist, and Ca ...

Indonesians Still Love Their BlackBerrys

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

BlackBerry smartphones are being discarded around the world in favor of Google's Adroid-powered phones and Apple's iPhon ...

A Gambling Parlor on Your Smartphone

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Christopher Griffin, a speaker at a casino conference in Copenhagen two years ago, decided to provide social game develo ...

The Next Great Internet Land Rush

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The Internet functions similar to a crowded real estate market when it comes to domain names. The auction of 1,400 new s ...

The Hamburger Robot Will Serve You Now

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Lemnos Labs, founded by Helen Zelman and Jeremy Conrad, both 28, is backing about 10 hardware startups. The company is a ...

The Coming War Over Wireless Charging

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

There's a potentially large demand for wireless charging, but it's been slow to take off. Of the fewer than 10 million d ...

The Blog That Got Bernanke to Go Big

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

The Federal Reserve and its chairman Ben Bernanke have made a shift toward nominal gross domestic product (GDP) targetin ...

The U.S. Economy’s Personality Disorder

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

Recent data reveals that consumers and businesses view the state of America's economy differently. Consumers are optim ...

Is the U.S. Condemned by History to Slow Growth?

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

In a recent paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Northwestern University professor and econo ...

Life at 0%

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

Since 2007, the Federal Reserve (the Fed) has lowered its target interest rate from 5 percent to between zero and 0.25 p ...

In Spain, a Bailout May Not Be Enough

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

The roots of the Spanish recession are in the housing market. The bursting of the housing bubble in Spain pushed the eco ...

If You’re Looking to Buy A Crane Real Cheap…

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

As the housing market in the United States shows signs of bottoming out, the downward swoon continues on in Spain where ...

Brazil Gets a Dose of The Free Market

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

Recently Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff announced payroll-tax cuts, reduced electricity prices for industry, gran ...

Lighting Up in Montevideo

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

Uruguay President Jose Mujica has a solution to the cartel violence that has wracked his nation: legalize marijuana sale ...

Soviet Bonds Are Haunting Putin

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

In the mid-1990s, Russia promised to pay Soviet Union-era debts (pension guarantees and other liabilities). Recent Russi ...

The Fed Takes a Crash Course in Finance

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

The recent financial crisis has generated a plethora of new research at the Federal Reserve. Although earlier macroecono ...

Selling Assets Among The Ruins

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

In its bailout deal with the European Union, Greece agreed to deregulate its energy sector. The funds raised by selling ...

Playing Texas Hold 'Em In Texas -- Legally

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

On April 15, 2011, a day known in the online gambling industry as Black Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice shut down ...

The Rental Generation Sees No Point Buying

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

Many 20- to 30-year-olds are renting apartments, cars, high-fashion gowns, and other goods because they are ...

Europe's Brutal Game of Dominoes

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

Europe is once again moving toward a full-blown crisis, as its fourth-largest economy, Spain, may need a bailout. As Spa ...

Recovery-Or Recession?

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

After a promising start to the year, economic activity has faded considerably. June marked the third c ...

China Struggles to Publish Accurate Data

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

Investors, bankers, and economists face a host of difficulties in interpreting key economic numbers from China ...

A Firewall With Some Loose Bricks

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

The European Central Bank claims to have the firepower to keep the euro intact. Bond traders aren ...

After Spain, Investors Look Warily at Italy

Brian Kench, Ph.D., Information Technology

It has been three months since a successful Greek debt writedown. And just days a couple weeks have passed since the Eur ...

Two Economists Walk Into a Law School...

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

As the University of Chicago economics department championed free-market economics, its law school examined ...

Europe's Crisis Spotlight Shifts to the West

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

As Greece prepares for elections that may determine its future in the Eurozone, attention shifts to Spain. While Greece' ...

Who Lost the Euro?

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The euro was proposed as a single European currency to bring down barriers to trade and strengthen the continent's econo ...

ExxonMobil vs. Dodd-Frank

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Dodd-Frank was passed by Congress to reform Wall Street and protect consumers. It represents the greatest change in fina ...

The Stuck-in-the-Middle Recovery

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

As the election year moves forward, the candidates are offering their prescriptions for reviving the economy. Obama is s ...

A Date With Dr. Nein

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The political tides in Europe seem to be turning to politicians that promise growth now and austerity later. ...

The Millionaires in the Mosque

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

During the transition of the political environment in Egypt generated by the Arab Spring that ousted President Hosni Mub ...

This Man Says Apple Is Going to $1,000

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The economics of value are in the financial market. Based on this, Apple's shares reflect strong economic value. G ...

The Shadow Economy is Pakistan's Economy

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Much of the economic activity in Pakistan occurs outside of the official economy. This deprives the state of revenues an ...

The End is Coming January 1, 2013

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

In the summer of 2011, Congress approved legislation that set up a bipartisan commission to address the budget challenge ...

Economies of Scale

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

According to the Congressional Budget Office, only one of 10 attempts to save money in health care delivery hav ...

China May Finally Let Its People Go

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

To control labor mobility, China instituted a system of registration known as the hukou in 1958. This system of registra ...

Miracle, Interrupted

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

India's early post independence period was marked by economic mismanagement. Then, in the 1990s, as the country began to ...

Mitt Romney's Box of Kryptonite

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Bain Capital was led by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney from 1984 to 1999. As a 37-year old Harvard gra ...

Is Any CEO Worth $189,000 Per Hour?

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The economics of compensation and performance are in the forefront of public thinking this election and proxy season. In ...

The Efficiency Paradox

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

David Owen's book, The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Ener ...

A Tale of Two Election Year Recoveries

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The politics of the Reagan era - lower taxes, less regulation and smaller governm ...

China's Next Boss Comes to Meet the Debtors

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

China's next General Secretary may be even more open for business than the current leadership. Zhejang province boosts m ...

For a Few One Percenters, 15 Is the Magic Number

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The economics of taxes in the United States usually indicates that those with higher incomes should pay h ...

Did That Robot Take My Job?

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

In the United States technology is having a major impact on the economy and its productivity levels. The economy produce ...

The Good The Bad The Likely

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Even while the U.S. unemployment rate dropped in November to 8.6% from 9.0% in October to the lowest rate since March 20 ...

Nudge Not

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Making Work Pay was an Obama stimulus program that targeted taxpayers with a $400 (single) or $800 (married) ...

A False Brigade

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

As European leaders move to increase the European Financial Stability Facility to one tril ...

Marx to Market

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Although the failure of Marx's ideas are clear, the current turmoil in global economics make some rethink his work. In 2 ...

Dismal Objects of Affection

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The science of economics has been tested by recent economic events in Europe and the United States. By inventing mode ...

When Credit Ratings Lose Their Meaning

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Even after downgrading the U.S. government debt, Standard & Poor's has continued to award the AAA rating ...

The Slow Disappearance of the American Working Man

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The portion of American men working and their median wage has been eroding since the 1970s. This is a challenge as ...

The Forgiveness Fix

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Debt is the number one issue of 2011, whether public private foreign or domestic. It's the topic t ...

It Gets Worse

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

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The GOP Heads Straight For the Laffer Curve

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

In 1974 Arthur B. Laffer proposed the economic idea that if marginal tax rates were so high they provided ...

The 90% Rule

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Governmental debts are reaching levels not seen since World War II. The authors' research shows that debts are on a p ...

Escape From the Great American Debt Trap

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

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Does Government Matter?

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

With Washington fighting over the debt ceiling, the issue of the government's ability to influence the econo ...

How to Save Greece

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Recent financial turmoil in Greece is part of its history. It has been in default or restructuring its de ...

How Swede it is

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

By staying out of the euro zone, Sweden has avoided the current European financial market chaos related to Greek d ...

9 Ideas From Around the World to Fix the U.S. Economy

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Traditional solutions to fix an economic slowdown, lower interest rates and fiscal stimulus, have not ...

The U.S. Economy's 'You First' Problem

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Economists are observing that the U. S. economy is trapped in a challenge over who goes first. Companies are not hiri ...

The End of Mail

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivers 40 percent of the world's mail and yet it is on the verge of a ...

A Downfall's Fallout

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), the International Monetary Fund's managing director, served as a cri ...

When Kids Move Out the Economy Benefits

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

As the economy improves and individuals leave home to buy new homes or move into apartments the ...

A Wall Street Scion's Expensive Education

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

China Agritech was a NASDAQ-listed organic fertilizer company when it attracted the attention of Jesse Glickenh ...

The Destruction of Economic Facts

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

During the last half of the 19th century much of our economic thought was locally focused. Property ownership ...

Message From Vienna, 1931

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D., Information Technology

The current European financial crisis in Greece, Ireland and Portugal prompts comparisons with the May 1931 failur ...

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