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Andrea Huspeni

  1. For Douglas Rushkoff the future is now -- and that's the problem

    In the digital age, the future no longer matters. All we have is now, says media theorist Doug Rushkoff, author of the newly released "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now."

    By Andrea Huspeni

    From the News desk

  2. Lango steps up visual messaging with editorial content

    Emoticons are stupid. They’re sappy, and won’t go away, like wet leaves on the bottom of your shoe. Yet they’re indispensable for asynchronous communication. That’s because sarcasm does not translate well to email, texting, or comments at the end of news stories. As silly as it may sound emoticons are not just for high school girls or young lovers. They have their own digital linguistic category called “visual messaging.” They are important for conveying attitudes that can be easily misinterpreted in a way that plain text can’t. No need for me to insert a smiley face here, because I’m serious.

    By Andrea Huspeni

    From the News desk

  3. Maiden Nation wants to empower women through ecommerce

    What do Gloria Steinem, Yoko Ono, and Lauren Bush have in common (besides the fact they are women)?

    By Andrea Huspeni

    From the News desk

  4. Oscar isn't the only one that gets to relish in Kickstarter's success

    Kickstarter has received a lot of attention over the past few days after backing Inocente, a short documentary that took home an Oscar. But Inocente isn’t the only successful creative project to arise from the crowdfunding platform. While there is no magic equation for how to be successful on Kickstarter, it doesn’t hurt the campaign to have a plan of attack, an engaging campaign, and tons of friends to do a huge PR blitz on the campaign.

    By Andrea Huspeni

    From the News desk

  5. Frank Rimalovski on the importance of entrepreneurship at schools

    New York University is in the midst of its annual NYU Entrepreneurs Competition. Over eight months, teams comprised of students from across the university compete for $200,000 in prize money spread across three tracks – new, social, and technology ventures. The competition has been ongoing since 1999, with one notable previous winner being Pinterest (when it was known as Tote).

    By Andrea Huspeni

    From the News desk

  6. Choose your own adventure: Authors turn to Kickstarter to fund their stories

    Game designer Mike Selinker had a dream back in 1995—to bring his puzzle solving fantasy adventure, a book called The Maze of Games, to market.

    By Andrea Huspeni

    From the News desk

  7. As criminals get more vocal, cops get more social

    Two stories caught my eye this week relating to social media and law enforcement. One was pertaining to police pleading with the public not to use Twitter during the mountain cabin stand off with the ex-cop cum alleged cop-murderer Christopher Dorner, for fear that the updates put the lives of officers in jeopardy. The other was about Brooklyn Deputy Inspector Joseph Gulotta using social media to track down gang members and confiscate guns. This strategy has helped his precinct nab more guns than any other in the city. But it also got Gulotta on the radar of criminals, who ordered a hit on him.

    By Andrea Huspeni

    From the News desk

  8. The Daily Candy for finance rolls out new website

    Personally, I would rather floss my teeth with a Swiss army knife than figure out my personal finances. That’s probably not surprising. Not many jump for joy when we’re budgeting everyday expenses, strategizing investment opportunities, watching our 401Ks plummet, or choosing a retirement fund. But this unwillingness to grapple with personal finance turns out to be a real problem. According to a MassMutual survey only 26 percent of females feel comfortable dealing with finances, yet these same women are on track to be the family breadwinners in the next 15 years.

    By Andrea Huspeni

    From the News desk

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