Heather Green

Addressing the mirrorocracy: Allyson Kapin on supporting women-led startups

What’s keeping women out of technology? It’s an issue that dogs the industry. Between 1985 and 2015, the number of women earning computer science degrees plummeted from 37% to 16%. And just 26% of professional computing jobs are held by women. To tackle this problem Allyson Kapin, a tech entrepreneur, is going straight for the […]

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The (next) big one: Despite warnings, new massive security breaches are only a matter of time

Security experts these days can often feel like they’re shouting into the wind. Amidst the rush by businesses and consumers to embrace new technologies, warnings about security vulnerabilities fall by the wayside. Who can be bothered with such trifles, when there is so much digital awesomeness all around us? The Internet of Things hack last […]

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The role of big data in the election

We all know the role social media has played in this presidential election. Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and other social media tools have been aggressively deployed by the two campaigns and their supporters. But in the final stretch, it may be mastery of Big Data that will determine the next president of the United States. And […]

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How will we pay for the future of television?

Hint: The answer’s in the data. As the fall TV season kicks into gear, it’s time to take stock of the video entertainment industry. Live television viewership is sliding, cable subscriptions are dropping, and TV advertising is stagnant. People are watching more video than ever before, but just not the way they used to. Half […]

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Data science education has to go broader to serve the next generation of tech talent

The global talent shortage for next generation technology has been well documented. McKinsey predicts that while the number of data scientist job openings in the U.S. will hit 490,000 by 2018, fewer than 200,000 data scientists will be available to fill those spots. And as more advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and cognitive computing start […]

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