Author Archives: Loknath Das

8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Tune in April 7 and find out how to provide stellar customer care with social media in our free webinar. Register Now » When I first stepped into the world of social media marketing, I thought it was as easy as putting together a list of Facebook posts and hitting publish. I was dead wrong. Good social media is evocative ... Read More »

Are these connected home gadgets smart or stupid?

Are these connected home gadgets smart or stupid? (Photo: Plott) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. Call me old-fashioned, but at times ... Read More »

Hopkins School of Education gets new dean

Aprominent scholar at the University of Iowa College of Education will become the new dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education on Aug. 1. Christopher C. Morphew will lead about 130 faculty members and 2,400 students training at Hopkins to become teachers and administrators. He will also lead research aimed at improving educational instruction. As an executive associate ... Read More »

Report: Chicago Jumps in Technology Innovation Rankings

Companies such as the Center for Neighborhood Technology are raising Chicago’s profile among global leaders in the technology innovation industry. (Courtesy of Erin Grossi) Chicago made significant strides as a technology innovation hub in the eyes of industry leaders over the last year, according to KPMG’s 2017 Global Technology Innovation Survey. The survey, conducted last fall, asked 841 industry leaders from ... Read More »

Oracle Is a Bargain in a Bifurcated Tech Market

The bull market continues to push further into nosebleed-valuation territory, making it ever harder for investors to find bargains. But attractive buying opportunities still exist, even in the generally overbought technology sector. Here’s a tech bargain that’s a smart growth bet now: Oracle (ORCL) . You’re probably surprised, because many mega-cap blue chips are absurdly expensive right now. But even ... Read More »

What You Can Learn From Your Agency’s Social Media Feed

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us put a lot of thought into what we share publicly. We have our own ‘content strategies’, sharing different content themes to different platforms. We are curators. As marketers, we’ve often left the curation up to our agency partners. They curate the latest consumer trends, insights, and best creative ideas. ... Read More »

Eight years of education comes down to one day

As the sun streamed through the leaded windows of the Mayo Foundation House, 44 medical school graduates nervously waited Friday to find out where they will spend the next three to five years of their lives. Through the old tradition of Match Day and under the gaze of a huge portrait of the Mayo brothers, the Mayo Medical School graduates ... Read More »

US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

A man accused of sending a flashing image to a writer in order to trigger an epileptic seizure has been arrested, the US justice department says. John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Maryland, sent Kurt Eichenwald an animated image with a flashing light on Twitter in December, causing the seizure. He has been charged with criminal cyber stalking and could face ... Read More »

Inspecting gadgets

If you have a strange feeling someone is watching you, you’re probably right. Even U.S. President Donald Trump had that feeling recently when he made unsubstantiated claims on Twitter that his namesake tower in New York City was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway ratcheted up the paranoia when she suggested the Obama administration could have ... Read More »

Fighting fake news: societies using technology to search for truth

Governments must tread a fine balance when trying to weed out fake news. Photograph: Lopez/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock Fake news has been accused of influencing election results and giving rise to populist movements. Is there anything governments – and citizens – can do to fight back? Some interesting responses to the fake news phenomenon are now in place around the world. The ... Read More »