With the Geek Mom book release in just a couple weeks, Parade.com talked to GeekMom Senior Editor Natania Barron about how we came to write the book. Natania shares one of her favorite projects from the chapter “Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Bringing Science Home for Our Kids and Ourselves” (and reveals which cake recipe in the book she likes best)!
GM: Are you still reading a lot of comics right now? Where do you think they’re going? Why do you think the marketers keep targeting the same male audience instead of expanding? Or do you disagree that they’re not, at least in the comics?
One company that’s making an attempt is Iodine, which surveys patients’ experiences with all sorts of medications and tries to turn them into useful information. (Disclosure: Iodine’s co-founder Thomas Goetz is a former executive editor of WIRED.) To an extent, you could get that kind of information from Reddit and similar forum-based sites—like one of those party powwows, but at home in your PJs!—though they’re not especially curated, and you’re likely to find more horror stories than considered reviews. Iodine attempts to get the best of both worlds by quantifying certain elements of the overall experience of a drug: It asks users to rate whether it worked and whether it was hassle, as well as (in what seems like it ought to be an Elaine-from-Seinfeld reference) whether the drug was “worth it.”
In the meanwhile, please enjoy the new information video by Claus Mejling. This time you will be presented with more information on jet-vane systems, guidance and communications.
Our own Jonathan Liu watched the Mandarin Chinese version of Little Pim. Here is his review:
In a sense, the company is democratizing the lucrative business of health care by bringing in people who actually live with the disease. Forty-five companies have profiles on the site: health start-ups, marketing research companies, and brand strategy agencies with pharmaceutical clients that will hire the influencers. But that model blurs the lines between sponsored content and real life, by leveraging the trust these influencers have built over the years with their unique communities.And when it comes to health care, the stakes are a lot higher than choosing the right juice cleanse.
There are some electronics makers that are doing it right, like Fairphone—which sells replacement parts and provides service information to anyone who asks. But companies like that are more the exception than a rule.
But at the beginning of December, Wolfgang Staehle, owner and director of The Thing, was notified by his service provider, Verio, that The Thing’s Internet connection would be severed on Feb. 28, 2003.
The results are effective. Just as it was used to point out film cliches, a supercut sends a message about a public figure’s speech in a very short period of time. For that reason, I wouldn’t be surprised to see supercuts make their way into 2012 campaign ads.
Iconix Brand Group operates a subsidiary called Peanuts Worldwide that, according to the company’s website, is a joint venture with Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates that formed “a new home to the global Peanuts property.”
Over time, ad tech will get better at helping marketers understand who you are, where you’re watching, and what you want, whether you’re on Facebook, YouTube, or just watching plain old TV. And that may help save traditional TV simply because advertisers will be able to show couch potatoes more ads for stuff they really do want. Television may be changing. But evolution is, if nothing else, a survival strategy.
The FCC’s decision to withhold the reports in their entirety is part of a larger federal government trend of keeping large swaths of information private.
“There are close to 300 sites listed in our database, and hundreds more that we are aware of and in the process of listing,” Weisburd said. “Most of them are kept online by American companies.”
IPmobile makes software for the next generation of wireless communications, or so-called 3G networks. Its products are designed to enable a broad range of wireless voice and data services.
-The Democratic candidate unveiling a new tax break for families with young children. The plan would increase the child tax credit to $2,000 per child for families with children under the age of 5.
Customers are using the images for holiday cards, gift tags and lots of T-shirts, Muoio said. They’ve received plenty of wedding photos, sent by friends wanting an unusual holiday gift for the couple in the picture.
Although he dismissed the idea of being arrested with a shrug, Johansen admitted his stop in San Francisco – 800 miles north of San Diego – was planned in part as an opportunity to consult with attorneys at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The list. Sonoma, California, 1987. Menuez: “A Steve Jobs “to-do” list made at a company brainstorming session, with a set of very difficult technical challenges remaining for his team to solve in order to complete the NeXT Computer.” Photo: Doug Menuez/Contour by Getty Images/Stanford University Libraries
Each of Mueller’s indictments, as they have come down, have demonstrated the incredible wealth of knowledge amassed by US intelligence and his team of investigators, and Friday was no exception. The indictment includes the specific allegations that between 4:19 and 4:56 pm on June 15, 2016, the defendants used their Moscow-based server to search for the same English words and phrases that Guccifer 2.0 used in “his” first blog post, where “he” claimed to be a lone Romanian hacker and claimed to be solely responsible for the attacks on Democratic targets.
What might surprise you is that Leisure Suit Larry‘s early adventures were also popular with women. “Larry is nonthreatening, he constantly fails and he’s funny,” she says. “Games that use sex and humor are fun and funny. Other (adult) games don’t work so well right now.”
Time Warner’s Warner Music Group is among five major record labels suing the San Mateo, California company for violations of copyright law, calling the service a haven for piracy.
The study, released by the Newspaper Association of America, underscores the internet’s importance to papers beset by falling circulation and advertising revenue in their print editions.