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Forget SOPA or the Others. NGI is the Most Dangerous of them all.

Land of the Free

The most dangerous initials that represent an attack from the US Government on the freedoms of its citizens are NGI. “Next Generation Identification” sounds harmless enough. It sounds like a good idea in the fight against bad guys. We have the technology to help us identify criminals, terrorists, and the like much more easily than ever before so any steps towards integrating this technology with our law enforcement professionals at the FBI is a good thing, right?

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How Big Business can Save Silicon Valley

Venture Capital

The old days of Silicon Valley getting their funds from companies or individuals looking to take a risk on venture capital are a thing of the past. They still exist, but in many ways it’s the bigger companies with less interest in investment profits and more interest in cutting-edge innovations that represent the future of Silicon Valley.

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Remembering Our First Infographic

I was thinking back today as I work on the new company website about the first infographic we built ourselves. We’d participated in building infographics all the way back to 2008, but this was ours. It was like coming home for the first time to a new apartment after living 17 years with your parents. Here it is – still relevant today.

Silicon Valley Perks

Via: Hasai Social Media Marketing

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Are Online App-a-Thons the Future of Hackathons?

Windows 8

“The Social Network” made hackathons relatively famous as they depicted the early days when programmers and developers for Facebook would “plug in” and work together to create wonderful things. They looked fun and it’s easy to see how collaborative development of apps and software can make perfect sense in a world where creativity combined with technological acumen yield awesomeness.

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Are You Motivated as an Employee? Are You Keeping Your Employees Motivated as an Employer?

This infographic by Rypple teaches us very nicely about the difference between old-school money-centric motivating techniques and the things that employees are really looking for in a career. Click to enlarge.

Employee Motivation

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This was the Coolest Computer Ever

Hot Wheels Computer

I saw this picture last month and remembered when I wanted to buy this so badly for my son. He was a little young to have a computer of this magnitude, but I wanted it anyway knowing that it would entice him to enter the world of computers, the internet, and the wonderful potential available through technology.

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When Someone Important Leaves the Company, Change Your Passwords

Hackers

This really should go without saying. Gizmodo learned the lesson the hard way when one of their former employees got hacked, leaving the Gizmodo Twitter account and other profiles vulnerable to the foul-mouthed ways of the hackers.

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