Put the Smartphone Away and Embrace OSOM

By Amy Heinz One night last week I caught myself cooking up taco meat, declining the fifth pitch of the week I’d received from a company who desperately thinks I need to diet and share my experience with the world, and getting a ballet demonstration from my 3-year-old daughter…all at the same time. That’s right

Radio Show Recap: Kickstarter Campaigns

On yesterday’s Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg, three Kickstarter Staff Pick project founders sat down to discuss what it takes to make a successful crowdfunding campaign. Tyler Tate Founder of Crema “We set a goal of $25k, we need a big push in the last 10 days.” “We have 200 people who have backed the project.

The Ellen Pao Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

The Silicon Valley sexism lawsuit brought by Ellen Pao against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has rocked the tech world for the last two weeks. Currently the interim CEO of Reddit, Pao says a male partner made her life at the firm difficult by retaliating against her after she ended a sexual relationship with him. She is now suing Kleiner

Monica Lewinsky’s Powerful TED Talk

Monica Lewinsky is one of very few people over the age of 40 who has no interest in being 22 again. “At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss,” she says bluntly as she began her talk on the TED2015 stage on Thursday. “At the age of 24, I learned the

Radio Show Recap: Peer-to-Peer Businesses

The collaborative consumption model—known as peer-to-peer, or P2P—is based on the sharing, swapping, trading or renting of products or services allowing customers to have goods without having to claim ownership. This business model enables peers to buy and sell products from each other and gives businesses the opportunity to bring consumers and providers together under their own umbrella brand, facilitating

Having More Isn’t Always Better

By Joree Rosenblatt We all want more of the good things in life. Who wouldn’t? As soon as we have a taste of something delicious we are reaching for the next bite. When visiting a beautiful vacation destination, we say, “I can’t wait to come back,” often forgetting that you are actually still there. There

5 Apps to Help You be a Boss

Most of us spend hours (and hours) on our phones and computers, so isn’t it about time our devices start working for us? In an era where there are apps to improve every aspect of your life, from weight to finances, it makes sense that there should be some technology to help better that tiny

Travel Happy With Google Flights

Google Flights is making it easier to book the perfect flight and keep your gadgets connected and powered on during cross-country getaways. The company has announced a new partnership with flight-rating service Routehappy that will bring those details and others to Google Flights search results. When planning a trip, the site will now clearly indicate whether or not

Radio Show Recap: New Exciting Apps

It’s estimated that $143 billion dollars will be spent on apps this year. Trends range from mobile e-commerce, utility apps and new and improved social apps. Even if you’re not a coder or have an engineering background, you can still create a successful app. But how do you rise above the noise and the clutter

You Need Just Ahead for Your Next Road Trip

This just in: You no longer need a guidebook to take your next great road trip. Instead, make your way around the country’s greatest national parks with an audio guide from Just Ahead, a new app that turns your smartphone into a tour guide. Using GPS, the app pinpoints your location on the road and tell

How to Turn Your Child’s Digital Photos into Lasting Memories

By Holly Rust As a child who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, my parents didn’t have too many inexpensive options to capture all of our first milestones, family vacations, and everyday life moments. We were, however, able to take our obligatory Olan Mills holiday family portraits, and our yearly Life Touch school photos.