Friday, August 22, 2014

One Surprising Way The Auto Industry Is Threatening Wireless Communications

Despite a slew of legislative and regulatory changes in recent years, the auto industry is still responsible for a significant portion of carbon dioxide emissions. Over the decades, those emissions have contributed to the buildup of greenhouse gases. We've all read about how this affects climate change. But it also creates problems for wireless carriers -- and their customers.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Should Advertisers Abandon Tiger Woods?

Tiger Woods is still worth tens of millions of dollars in endorsement deals

Tiger Woods is the most successful active golfer. At only 38 years old, he's won more titles and broken more records than any other professional in the sport.

But, Tiger's success has steadily declined over the past few years, and this season his performance has been downright abysmal. This has led some critics to question whether he's still worth the money he's receiving from endorsement deals.

Viv Labs: The Little Tech Company That Could Change the World

The team that created Siri is developing an even better digital assistant

In a world where iconic brands such as Apple Inc. (AAPL), Google, Inc. (GOOGL), and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) dominate at every turn, it's difficult to believe that a small, unknown start-up tech company could be on the verge of disrupting the industry and changing the face of mobile technology. But, that's exactly the case with Viv Labs and its futuristic artificial intelligence.

Could U.S. Consumers Pay for China’s Opposition to Microsoft?

In the midst of what can be described as political posturing between the U.S. and China, Microsoft (MSFT) has become the Chinese government's most recent target. Extremely complex and prohibitive national laws regarding appropriate business practices, Internet security, and censorship have made it challenging -- if not nearly impossible -- for U.S.-based companies to conduct business there.

If China eventually forces out foreign technology companies, whether through official legislation or pressure and interference tactics, American consumers could ultimately pay the price. Lost revenue, and the expenses incurred in moving operations to neighboring countries, may trickle down to end users in the form of more expensive software and hardware.