Windows 8, Facebook IPO troubles, mobile advertising challenges, and what a hot lawsuit against a Silicon Valley VC means for women in technology.
Read on to see the stories making headline news on the tech scene this week!
The Facebook wedding of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan raises eyebrows, with curious timing.
Last week, Facebook CEO married his long time girlfriend –but everyone knows that already. The curious timing is that he married her after becoming a billionaire 19 times over. Adding another curious fact is that the wedding was a backyard ceremony attended only by 100 or so of Zuckerberg’s friends. Those close to the couple say that they’ve been together for a decade and there’s no reason to doubt that this marriage will work out. Chan, who just graduated from Medical school, is regarded as a genius, much like her husband.
How are we to cope with information overload and decide what to purchase?
Never before have we been bombarded by so many products. The internet seems to be a collection of shopping malls where one can find anything from the best toothpaste to the latest cure (to just about anything). Human beings are a curious lot; we are intrigued by products, no matter how implausible, silly or exaggerated their claims are. How do we cope with all this information and decide what to purchase?
The eBook erotica craze didn’t begin with the bestselling book Fifty Shades of Grey. With respect to eBook erotica, there were writers, mostly women, writing erotic stories to be later sold on the internet, way before Fifty Shades of Grey came anywhere near the mainstream. In fact, women writing erotica began way before the Internet. Just google Anais Nin.
Spirituality for Kids is a novel site that was designed for parents and kids to have FUN, solve problems together and develop spiritual values.
Technology can make or break a life –it’s a fact. This is especially so for kids. Children growing up, left alone to play violent video games, may have the tendency, later on, to view life as nothing but a series of battles to be fought. Today, even child psychiatrist will advise parents to train children from early on to instinctively distinguish virtual life from real life.
Levo league, a new wave of women, takes on on the challenge of equal pay.
On April 17th, President Obama proclaimed – National Equal Pay Day, calling Americans to recognize the full value of women’s skills, their contribution to the work force, acknowledge the injustice of wage discrimination, and join efforts to achieve equal pay.
Make some noise generation Y ladies! National Equal Pay Day has defiantly broken the glass ceiling, right? Well, not exactly.
Sad to say, not all companies have taken recognition to the ‘end of inequality.’ Levo League aims to change that.
Are you prepared to ‘give up the goat’?
“The shepherd wanted to pass his flock across a river. A wolf passed by and afflicted his flock. The wise shepherd said, ‘what shall I do, he might destroy the flock as I move the lambs across.’ He raised his eyes and saw a wild goat, big and strong. He said ‘I shall throw him before the wolf. While they do battle with each other, I shall remove the flock and they shall be saved from him.’”
What are you prepared to give up to protect what you have?
A panel of young female entrepreneurs weighs in on women in technology; the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in the male-dominated tech industry.
Scott Gerber (@askgerber), founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council and author of ‘Never Get a Real Job,’ assembled a panel of young female entrepreneurs to weigh in on the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in the male-dominated tech industry. The panel came up with 7 seriously awesome tips that reflect my line of thinking on the matter.
Is there a technology of love? What is love?
Simply put, I feel love is the way we share and receive with the people we care most deeply about. Interestingly, technology too deals with the way we share and receive (information specifically) amongst people. So has technology changed our expression of love? Is there a technology of love? Absolutely!