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What Tim Cook thinks the digital you will do

Andy is dedicated to building a better reality while working in augmented reality since before AR was a thing. He is CMO of Wikitude. How to join the network In Tim Cook’s recent exclusive interview with ABC, he gave us insight into what he thinks the “digital you” will do. He specifically mentions real-time meetings in real spaces — “this gives the capability for both of …

Is VR a leap back in time for the games industry?

When we look back through the annals of time, there, etched in the history books will be “2016: The year of VR.” And what a year it’s been. We’ve already seen the Samsung VR launch to great applause, but with the imminent release of the PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift devices, the VR sector is about to shift into overdrive. But VR is not exactly …

The perils of polling in a Brexit and Donald Trump world

Over the last decade we’ve witnessed big data tackle issues such as crime, health care, climate change, and even how to select a movie. So, with the availability of ever-growing collections of political data, more sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, and the ubiquitous presence of social media, it is tempting to think that big data should be able to give us a completely accurate prediction of …

The future of work manifesto

We humans are hunter-gatherers domesticated into becoming farmers. Around 10,000 years ago, we discovered the wonders of agriculture. To make farmers out of hunters, we used social norms and sanctions. This tension of our origins is described in the fable of Cain and Abel, which ends with Cain the farmer slaying his brother, and God’s favorite, the hunter-gatherer Abel. Hunter-gatherer society wasn’t great, but it is …

Has SDN improved or just Kardashianized your network?

Leonard A. Giuliano Crunch Network Contributor Lenny Giuliano is an author, a Working Group Chair at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and a Distinguished Engineer with Juniper Networks. He has written articles for Forbes and Network World, co-authored “Interdomain Multicast Routing: Practical Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems Solutions” and co-authored or contributed to more than a dozen RFCs and Internet Drafts. How to join …

Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap

Nichol Bradford Crunch Network Contributor Nichol Bradford is the CEO and Founder of Willow Group, a Transformative Technology Company, and the co-founder and executive director of the Transformative Technology Lab at Sofia University. How to join the network Ask yourself a simple question.  If it were an issue for you, what would you pay to get rid of stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, physical and mental …

The hiring game

With nearly 8 million Americans unemployed and looking for work while nearly 6 million jobs remain unfilled, it’s fair to say that technology has not disrupted the labor market in a good way. In fact, most employers believe technology has made hiring harder. Approximately 85% of job descriptions are posted online, and with each job description yielding hundreds of digital applications — the vast majority …

A Look into Chile’s innovative startup government

Victoria O’Shee Crunch Network Contributor Victoria O’Shee is an entrepreneur from Argentina and is a principal at Publicize. She earlier was a portfolio manager for an incubator in Latin America. How to join the network For better or for worse, Chile is often held up as the economic model for Latin America. In the Lost Decade of the 1970s-1980s, the region was tripping over itself …

INNOVATE2016: Are we on the verge of Brexit 2.0

Andrew Keen Crunch Network Contributor Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Andrew Romans is a general partner of Rubicon Venture Capital and a serial entrepreneur and best-selling author. Like everyone else, both …

The loss of an ARM

Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank recently acquired British microchip manufacturer ARM Holdings. ARM’s shareholders approved the $32 billion deal at the end of August, and the company was delisted from the London Stock Exchange on September 5. The deal represents the largest acquisition of a European technology company. Ever. Since SoftBank’s intentions to take over ARM were revealed, there has been a slew of commentary mourning …