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Google’s European Nightmare

Nearly every headline about the European Commission’s antitrust decision against Google focused on the record-breaking $2.7 billion fine the commission levied against the search giant. While the fine is eye-popping, it is undoubtedly the least important aspect of the decision. In the future, we will likely remember this as a defining moment in Google’s history […]

Posted on July 27, 2017

iPhone’s anniversary is a reminder that regulatory headwinds are ahead

This article was originally published on The Hill. When the iPhone was released 10 years ago this week, it was a seminal moment in technology with news media reporting on the huge lines at Apple stores and the early adopters ready and willing to be among the first to purchase the prized gadget. But like […]

Posted on June 28, 2017

Silence is Not an Option

Today, tens of thousands of San Francisco residents and workers were hit by an extended power outage, and while the internet was abuzz and many people were stranded, PG&E’s website and social media channels were silent. It’s the kind of malpractice that’s certain to spawn yet another round of “hold my beer” Twitter memes comparing […]

Posted on April 21, 2017

A Philanthropic Tidal Wave Is Building

Much has been written about how our society is splitting ever more rapidly into the haves and the have-nots and the implications that has for politics, society and addressing social issues. And while it is true that the rich are getting richer, there is a lining to this that may be more gold than silver: […]

Posted on April 4, 2017

It is Time to End the Prohibition on Sports Betting.

In 1919 Congress banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors with the ratification of the 18th Amendment. With no legal avenue to buy alcohol, those looking to catch a buzz resorted to illegal means. What followed? An increase in illegal production and sale of liquor (or “bootlegging”), the proliferation of speakeasies, and a […]

Posted on March 22, 2017

What Is Happening to the Reliable Op-Ed?

The jewel in the crown of public relations professionals everywhere has long been the op-ed. It’s an effective tool for laying out broad visions, establishing thought-leadership and impacting public policy. But over the past several years, the op-ed ecosystem has changed in ways that is bedeviling many would-be authors and the PR professionals who help […]

Posted on March 17, 2017

WHOOP There it Is …

Earlier this week, Major League Baseball became the first American professional sports league to approve the use of biometric monitors – aka wearables – on the field of play. Made by WHOOP, teams cannot force players to wear the devices. Where will this go? The power of healthcare wearables to educate us about our bodies […]

Posted on March 9, 2017

International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women in Innovation

Women around the world have been marking March 8th as International Women’s Day for more than 100 years. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1908 in New York as a march demanding shorter hours, better pay, and the right to vote, and was adopted as a United Nations’ official day of observance in 1975 […]

Posted on March 8, 2017

Instagram Steals Thunder from Snapchat Ahead of IPO

Six months ago, Snapchat was the undisputed social media king. But as Snap Inc. — the photo-messaging app’s parent company — gears up for its highly-anticipated IPO, a storied rival has become a thorn in its side. In August 2016, Facebook announced the launch of Instagram Stories, a clone of Snapchat’s main stories feature even […]

Posted on February 22, 2017

The Future Doesn’t Look Like Our Parents’ Manufacturing Days

In the early 1990s, my father managed powertrain manufacturing at a Ford Motor Company plant in Pennsylvania. In those “olden days” (as a millennial I’m qualified to say that), women were utilized for hand assembling circuit boards because they had smaller hands and better “manual dexterity,” perfect for the intricate skills required for this type […]

Posted on February 2, 2017
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