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The Julia Louis-Dreyfus Rolling Stone Cover Snafu [VIDEO]

April 13, 2014
The Julia Louis-Dreyfus Rolling Stone Cover Snafu [VIDEO]

David Erickson discusses the Rolling Stone cover featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the embarrassingly fundamental misunderstanding of US history displayed thereon.

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Groupon Elects Alexander Hamilton A President On Presidents Day [VIDEO]

February 23, 2014
Groupon Elects Alexander Hamilton A President On Presidents Day [VIDEO]

David Erickson and B.L. Ochman discusses Groupon misidentifying Alexander Hamilton as a president during a President’s Day promotion.

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Google Tour Builder Storytelling Tool [VIDEO]

November 26, 2013
Google Tour Builder Storytelling Tool [VIDEO]

David Erickson discuss the new Google Tour Builder tool that allows you to tell your own stories by annotating Google Earth maps with your own text, photos and video to create a 3D geographical tour.

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Golf Channel’s I Have A Golf Dream Twitter Fail [VIDEO]

September 3, 2013
Golf Channel's I Have A Golf Dream Twitter Fail [VIDEO]

The Golf Channel hashjack the #DreamDay hashtag on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech constitutes a Twitter fail.

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The Politics Of Pirates & Cyberspace [VIDEO]

March 8, 2013
The Politics Of Pirates & Cyberspace [VIDEO]

Jean-Phillippe Vergne, coauthor of The Pirate Organization, explains how the edge of capitalism is driven by outlaws by pointing out the parallels between the age of pirates and our current cyberspace economy.

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Documentary: The Last Roll of Kodachrome [VIDEO]

February 11, 2013
Documentary: The Last Roll of Kodachrome [VIDEO]

Professional photographer Steve McCurry shoots the last roll of Kodachrome film the company produced and National Geographic made a documentary out of the occasion.

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How To Download & Mine Your Twitter Archive [VIDEO]

January 23, 2013
How To Download & Mine Your Twitter Archive [VIDEO]

CNET’s how to demonstration for downloading and browsing through your Twitter archive.

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Moore’s Law [VIDEO]

January 18, 2013
Moore's Law [VIDEO]

Gordon E. Moore, one of the founders of Intel, predicted in 1965 that computers would get twice as powerful every two years. The prediction came true and became known as Moore’s Law.

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60 Years Of Presidential Campaign Commercials [VIDEO]

November 6, 2012
60 Years Of Presidential Campaign Commercials [VIDEO]

From President Eisenhower to President Obama, here’s a fascinating compilation of presidential campaign commercials past.

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A History Of Enlightened Business Self-Interest

June 20, 2012
A History Of Enlightened Business Self-Interest

Harvard Business School professor and historian Nancy Koehn explains how socially responsible business dates back to the beginning of modern capitalism.

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