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Getting out the vote with tinder and texts Special

Brooklyn - In 2016, nearly half the voters eligible to vote in the U.S. election failed to show up at the polls. Years ago, candidates would ply people with alcohol to vote for them. For the 2018 midterm elections, more imaginative strategies will be needed.

Fighting fake news in the era of Trump Special

Brooklyn - “Our Country's biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!" That was one of many tweets from President Trump attacking the media. But people are losing faith in practically every institution. Is there any way to reestablish trust?

Will blockchain replace the web? Special

Brooklyn - Blockchain – a decentralized data base – is known today because it’s used to produce and exchange cryptocurrencies. But blockchain might prove to have many more applications, one day threatening the monopoly of companies like Amazon and Facebook.

Left and right like Canada, Mexican food (and not much else) Special

Brooklyn - Americans are increasingly distrustful of brands and the companies that produce them. But to restore consumer confidence companies may need to take politics into account – and that’s tricky.

Why use new tools to tell tales? Special

Brooklyn - With new technology, storytelling is changing, allowing people to choose which plot lines to follow. But is the experience more satisfying than the traditional relationship between makers of content and its consumers?

‘Digital prophet’ predicts the internet of emotions (not things) Special

Brooklyn - Forget the Internet of Things, the idea that soon everyday objects will be connected to the Internet. ‘Digital prophet’ David Shing believes that the future belongs to the Internet of Emotions.

Is Silicon Valley resisting Trump? (It's complicated) Special

Brooklyn - Until recently, tech companies have largely shied away from politics. With Donald Trump’s election, though, they may no longer have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines. But are these companies really willing to stick their necks out?

Art hooks up with tech: A marriage made in…? Special

Brooklyn - Imagine what Leonardo da Vinci could do if he had a chance to develop an app for the iPhone or what Picasso could have done with PhotoShop. As the New Museum’s Julia Kaganskiy describes it, “Artists wield new tools to create new stories.”

The new PayPal: No longer going it alone Special

Brooklyn - PayPal is well-known for processing payments — $600 million daily — but it has much loftier goals, according to its president and CEO Dan Schulman: it intends to become a multi-service, global financial behemoth.
 

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Thought leader David Shing appeared at this year s Northside Festival to discuss an  Internet of Emo...
Thought leader David Shing appeared at this year's Northside Festival to discuss an 'Internet of Emotions' rather than one of things.
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