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Larry Alton Contributor Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business and entrepreneurship. More posts by this contributor Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL? Sesame Workshop is looking for startups that help kids

Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business and entrepreneurship.

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Just how vulnerable is election technology?

This year’s electoral process has been unconventional, to say the least. As this volatile election approaches, citizens are skeptical about whether our electoral system -- particularly the technolog

Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL?

There’s something about football that enamors America. While other countries go crazy for soccer -- and baseball is technically “America’s Pastime” -- there’s no debating the fact that footb

Sesame Workshop is looking for startups that help kids

Sesame Workshop, the organization that brought to life the beloved “Sesame Street” and countless other programs, has announced a new venture arm to invest in apps that help children develop. Worki

App-Improvement AI And The Future Of Web Development

Artificial intelligence (AI) is permeating our lives -- just not in the ways we might have expected from reading sci-fi novels or watching robot apocalypse-themed movies. Instead of having live robots

How Wearable Tech Could Spark A New Privacy Revolution

Fears over privacy are nothing new. As users began to see the sheer availability of information online, and the amount of personal data being seen and used by tech companies, they became rightly conce

Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity

How Consumer-Focused AI Startups Are Breaking Down Language

Language is a distinctly human trait. Or is it? A new wave of consumer-focused startups are now developing artificial intelligence programs that can mimic, adapt and interpret the complex semantic pat

More Startup Funding Is Available, But Who’s Getting It?

Last year was fantastic for startup fundraising, continuing an upward trend with a dramatic increase to more than $47 billion (a 62 percent increase from 2013’s figures). On the surface, this is gre

A New Renaissance For Startup Funding

Only once before has a market been so excited to fund agile, adventurous new startups. According to CB Insights, a database that keeps track of investments in private companies, private and corporate