Snapchat’s Road to Monetization, Already at a $10B Valuation

Snapchat’s Road to Monetization, Already at a $10B Valuation

Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat, turned down an offer from Facebook to buy the company for $3 billion last November. Casual. The ...

5 Reasons Not to Hate Celebrity Kickstarters

5 Reasons Not to Hate Celebrity Kickstarters

When I received an email from Rolling Stone saying Neil Young was running a Kickstarter, I thought, "I wonder how many other ...

Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon's Kindle Unlimited

Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses ...

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LA Summer Internship: Weeks 8 and 9

It's hard to believe that I've already been in Los Angeles two months. Time really does fly! With my summer internship at Farm ...

Apple’s Swirling Rumors: a Smartwatch, iPhone 6 and News of iOS 8?

Apple's Swirling Rumors: a Smartwatch, iPhone 6 and News of iOS 8?

Apple has been in the technology news for a while now. It first started with Apple acquiring Beats, and moved swiftly into ...

Snapchat’s Road to Monetization, Already at a $10B Valuation

Snapchat’s Road to Monetization, Already

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5 Reasons Not to Hate Celebrity Kickstarters

5 Reasons Not to Hate

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Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

Public Libraries Will Survive Despite

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LA Summer Internship: Weeks 8

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Apple’s Swirling Rumors: a Smartwatch, iPhone 6 and News of iOS 8?

Apple's Swirling Rumors: a Smartwatch,

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| July 17, 2014

The World Cup According to Twitter

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The World Cup ended on Sunday with Germany defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time. This ended a thrilling month of passion, competition, and national pride across the world. The mystique of this special event was captured throughout social media, most notably on Twitter. For those not watching the game live, they could turn to Twitter and see → Read More

| July 16, 2014

LA Summer Internship: Week Seven

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Week Seven With the summer winding down, I figured that I should focus more on doing work and learning than goofing off (though I did manage to goof off a good bit this week). I worked on a Nissan commercial, took photos alongside a photographer that has taken portraits of just about every pop star → Read More

| July 15, 2014

5 Reasons You Should Be Blogging

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Blogging is what I consider a hidden social gem. As an online platform to document or share ideas, blogging can be the most liberating form of social media, given that it is without any limits on topic discussed or the number of words used. With blogging, you can put yourself out there through a different → Read More

| July 14, 2014

Syracuse Grad Hopes Crowdfunding Will Help Bring Story of Everest Sherpas to the World

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There’s a term for online journalists: information sherpas. I’m going to introduce you to an online journalist who has a crowdfunding campaign that, if successful, will help him do journalism about Sherpas, the ones who guide hikers up to the summit of Mt. Everest. Syracuse University grad Adam Popescu G’10 is on a mission to bring the story → Read More

| July 11, 2014

Neurobridge Uses Algorithms To Work New ‘Bionic’ Arm

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Some weeks ago a young man, Ian Burkhart, made history by becoming the first quadriplegic person to move his hand without a functional spinal cord. This was made possible by a small chip inserted in his brain called a neurobridge. The Neurobridge technology combines algorithms that learn and decode the user’s brain activity and a high-definition muscle → Read More

| July 10, 2014

LA Summer Internship: Week Six

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Week Six This week was hectic! Lots of traveling, and lots of eating at really great restaurants. But with the end of my internship (and summer) rapidly approaching, I feel like I needed to start living it up a little bit more. And for you to check out as you please: Holy hyperlinks, Batman! Elf Café / Tony’s On → Read More

| July 9, 2014

‘Buy Now’ on Twitter, An Emoji-Only Social Network, And More: Social Media RoundUp

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Editor’s Note: The Social Media RoundUp is a biweekly feature of Information Space. If you live the hectic life of a community manager, or manage a Facebook page, you will be happy to hear about this major app update. The Facebook Pages Manager app for iOS and Android received an a brand new design. According to Facebook for → Read More

| July 8, 2014

Announcing Hack Upstate Fall 2014

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Saturday October 4th and Sunday 5th We are excited to announce this fall’s Hack Upstate! The weekend of October 4–5, the fourth semiannual Hack Upstate event will take place at the Syracuse Tech Garden (sign up here). Hack Upstate is an opportunity for talented developers, engineers, designers, innovators and problem solvers from across Upstate New York to → Read More

| July 7, 2014

Great Cover Letters: Harder to Write but Worth the Effort

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I just finished reading more than 100 cover letters–those of the applicants for a professional position. The experience left me with the feeling that almost no one knows how to write a standout cover letter; and I’m here to help change that. Why Cover Letters are So Important Let’s take a brief look at what you’re dealing with in → Read More

| July 3, 2014

Smart Horticulture, Enabled by Info Technology and Apps

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It looks like the future of a “smarter” agriculture might be in the hands of a unique new app, and enabled by the field of information technology. The British Geographical Survey conducted a comprehensive soil analysis of the entire United Kingdom and used the data to create  an app called, MySoil. This app enables agriculturalists, → Read More