Reason No. ? – Why The Yakir Group is developing “THE EXECUTIVE CONVERSATION”

Study: Over 50% say ‘someone in marketing’ handles social media By Technorati Staff, technorati.com View Original January 22nd, 2014 Selected op-ed by David Howell To deliver unified and efficient responses across social media networks corporations must ensure their internal structures support this goal. Take a look at which global leaders will be addressing this issue at theCorporate Social Media Summit. The delivery of a powerful and coherent message across social media networks begins with the internal structures of your corporation. Your business can’t become a master of social media without first ensuring each stakeholder across your organisation understands their role. A well-defined ownership of social media within corporations continues to change, with a holistic approach being adopted by many to ensure all voices and stakeholders are heard and have input

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VC’s investing in Healthcare

VCs Investing To Heal U.S. Healthcare – By Jonathan Shieber, techcrunch.com (for my friends at Self Health) View Original January 15th, 2014 The U.S. healthcare system is sick, but increasingly early stage investors are spending money on new technology companies they believe can help provide a cure. Earlier this week, Greylock Partners, one of the investors behind Facebook and LinkedIn, and the Russian billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner put together a $1.2 million round alongside a group of co-investors to back First Opinion – a consumer facing service selling a way to text message doctors anytime of day or night. Greylock and Milner join a growing roster of technology investors focused on healthcare in recent years. The number of companies raising money from investors for the first or second time has

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The Complicated future of Television

To understand the future of TV, look in your pocket — Tech News and Analysis   by Amit Karp and Paul Lyandres, gigaom.com January 18th 2014 The future of TV is a hotly debated topic. And while consumption of TV content has increased (Nielsen reports that the average American watches almost 34 hours each week) in many ways TV has resisted many of the technology revolutions that transformed other industries. These include the Internet, the advent of mobile and social and the “UI/UX is everything paradigm shift.” With newcomers like Google, Apple  and even Intel now looking to disrupt the status quo, how can we try to model the future? What if I said, “Just look to your pocket”? The evolution of television parallels another

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Net Neutrality 2

People of the page, we need to come together on this.     by Betsy Isaacson, huffingtonpost.com January 17th 2014 9:50 AM A graphic making its rounds on the web this week offered a glimpse of what the Internet might look like if net neutrality disappears. The takeaway? Not good. A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an Federal Communications Commission order that required Internet service providers to abide by the rules of “net neutrality.” ISPs had previously been forced to treat all types of web traffic equally — meaning providers couldn’t block some sites or speed up loading times for others. Tuesday’s decision means corporations can now block or slow down loading times for pages they don’t like, or could charge businesses a

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U.S. appeals court kills net neutrality Any semblance of net neutrality in the United States is as good as dead. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s 2010 order that imposed network neutrality regulations on wireline broadband services. The ruling is a major victory for telecom and cable companies who have fought all net neutrality restrictions vociferously for years. The original FCC order said that wireline ISPs ”shall not block lawful content, applications, services or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management” while also mandating that ISPs “shall not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful traffic over a consumer’s broadband Internet access service.” In its ruling against the FCC’s rules, the court said that such restrictions

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