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  • Larry Page’s Wish To Make All Health Data Public Has Big Benefits — And Big Risks

    Larry Page’s Wish To Make All Health Data Public Has Big Benefits — And Big Risks

    Google co-founder Larry Page made a rare appearance at the TED conference and expounded on a few ideas he thinks will change the world. “Wouldn’t it be amazing to have anonymous medical records available to all research doctors?,” said Page, noting that it would save hundreds of thousands of lives. There’s some great evidence to show that Page is right. One of the… Read More

  • Just A Google Co-Founder Chillin’ With Robo-Snowden

    Just A Google Co-Founder Chillin’ With Robo-Snowden

    So, this happened Today: Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin hung out with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was attending the TED conference via a telepresence robot. You may want to read that last sentence again to let it sink in. Despite the very careful legal dance that tech giants have had to walk around the National Security Agency scandal, Snowden has been welcomed as a hero. In public… Read More

  • Facebook Paper Does Its First Content Collaboration With Exclusives From TED

    Facebook Paper Does Its First Content Collaboration With Exclusives From TED

    In hopes of luring in fresh audiences, Facebook Paper announced its first experiment in working with an outside group to populate the Ideas section of its stylized content reader standalone app. The “Ideas Worth Spreading” conference TED will feed exclusive content from its 2014 summit in Vancouver from March 17th to 21st. Collaboration like this could turn niche communities into… Read More

  • The Onion To Launch Weekly TEDTalks Competitor On YouTube: “No Mind Will Be Left Unchanged”

    The Onion To Launch Weekly TEDTalks Competitor On YouTube: “No Mind Will Be Left Unchanged”

    Early last year, fabled satirical news source, The Onion, launched a sports TV show called “Onion SportsDome” that aimed to parody SportsCenter, ESPN’s long-running daily news show about all-things sports. Unfortunately, the show was short-lived, but now The Onion is turning its satirical gaze to TED and its TEDTalks, with a new show called “Onion Talks.” And… Read More

  • With A New Educational Platform, TED Gives Teachers The Keys To A Flipped Classroom

    With A New Educational Platform, TED Gives Teachers The Keys To A Flipped Classroom

    You may know TED, not as the guy from marketing, but as the nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” — or as the set of global conferences, Talks, and videos that touch on the many heady, relevant issues surrounding Technology, Entertainment, and Design. As an increasingly powerful medium through which the world’s experts share their hard-won knowledge… Read More

  • Festo’s SmartBird Robot Flies Through The Air At TED

    Festo’s SmartBird Robot Flies Through The Air At TED

    You may recall the SmartBird, a robot we saw back in March that mimics the flight of birds, flapping its wings like the real thing. The video we saw then was a bit too edited to get a feel for the bot, but luckily one of the inventors was invited to do a TED talk, and of course they had to set the thing free in the auditorium. Check out the video. Read More

  • The Haves and Have-Nots: The True Story of a Reader Suddenly De-Invited from TED

    I was determined never to write another negative post about TED. Really. I feel like my views on the conference’s smug-tendencies have been well-stated. And, as I said in this article in Fast Company, I think the TED Fellows program and the TEDx program have gone a long way towards fulfilling the stated mission of TED, doing actual outreach into places the conference long professed to… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Video Finds TED And Hulu Content And Takes Surfing Social

    “People like stumbling videos more than webpages,” StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp tells us in explaining why the service has decided to revamp their video offering, which they’re doing tonight. While you’ve been able to stumble through videos for a couple of years now, they’re finally making the experience more social. And they’re adding two big names to… Read More

  • I'm Finally Joining the TED Royalty. (Sort of.)

    As we wrote last year, some of the die-hard TED faithful have been grousing about audience fragmentation and cliques-within-cliques at the conference since its move to Long Beach a few years ago. People — especially some from Silicon Valley– have pined for the days when everyone was stuck in the same hotel in Monterey and there wasn’t much else to do except listen to… Read More