Look out: The 10 rising tech trends of 2012 | TechRepublic


 

Takeaway: At its annual Symposium, Gartner unveiled its list of the 10 most strategic tech trends of 2012, including a controversial demotion of the cloud. [read more… Look out: The 10 rising tech trends of 2012 | TechRepublic.]

 

 

Kids twice as sensitive to cellphone radiation: Study – Canada – Canoe.ca


According to the report, children absorb twice as much microwave radiation from phones than adults do and cellphones carried in shirt or pant pockets exceed guidelines set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which determines exposure guidelines in the United States. [read more… Kids twice as sensitive to cellphone radiation: Study – Canada – Canoe.ca.]

10 security problems you might not realize you have | TechRepublic


 

Takeaway: It’s easy to get distracted by high profile security threats and let more subtle — but equally destructive — risks fall through the cracks.

IT administrators are often so busy just trying to keep up with the obvious security threats that many more problems fly under the radar. Here are 10 security risks you may have in your organization that you are not aware of. [read more… 10 security problems you might not realize you have | TechRepublic.]

 

 

Passive-aggressive behavior = most valuable corporate trait? Interesting you should say that. – Forbes


The defining persona in academia is the aggressive prima donna, the ruthless scholar eager to advance his or her career, and willing (ok, eager) to viciously eviscerate anyone who gets in the way.  Survival, as outlined in the cult classic paper, “How to swim with sharks” requires executing a range of maneuvers, including “don’t bleed,” and “counter any aggression promptly” via a “sharp blow to the nose.” [read more… Passive-aggressive behavior = most valuable corporate trait? Interesting you should say that. – Forbes.]

No sex please, we’re British and over 60 – Weird News – Canoe.ca


LONDON – An event organised by a British city to school its older residents in the arts of safe sex has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

The “Generation Sex” workshop was part of an annual over-60s festival in the southern English city of Portsmouth and billed as a “frank, fun and factual” way for older people to talk about sex in later life. [read more… No sex please, we’re British and over 60 – Weird News – Canoe.ca.]

First Time For Everything: Dating and Hooking Up Online – Forbes


According to Research done by MeetLocals.com, one in five new relationships begins with an online connection.
“Of course everyone is online dating,” said “Not-a-Ninja,” who would only reveal his name as CJ “All we do is go to work and then go out drinking with our friends, and if you haven’t met someone that way, you’re not going to meet anyone.”

Back when the Internet was born, online dating may have been just one step up from strangers in AOL chatrooms asking your A/S/L. But since post-grad life in a major city is rather un-social, online dating has gone from creepy to commonplace.

Until now.

[read more… First Time For Everything: Dating and Hooking Up Online – Forbes.]

Entrepreneurs Tip of The Day – Forbes


Have burning questions about running small businesses? Looking for advice you can trust to help you weather the troubled economy? Our experts are here to help. Keep the questions coming and we’ll dig up the answers. Send your inquiries to brett.nelson@forbes.com under the subject line “tip of the day 2011.” [read more… Entrepreneurs Tip of The Day – Forbes.]

10,000 Designs In 27 Years – Forbes


It’s not only easy for a an entrepreneurial designer to get her work seen. So why not create a project that captures the imagination of a prospect? Designer/art director Nicole Meyer has one such an idea. She’s doing a logo a day, every day. Her “product?” Every one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. She says it might take her 27 years to finish. In the meantime, I bet it’ll get her some business in the next few months. See her site here – http://branding10000lakes.com/ Here’s a little iPhoneFilm so you can see a quick sample of the work. [See more… 10,000 Designs In 27 Years – Forbes.]

Entrepreneurial Words of Wisdom From the Trenches – Forbes


 

When you have been on the startup firing line, you quickly learn that any insight from experts and entrepreneurs who have been there before you can make the difference between failure and success. Yet, many new entrepreneurs brazenly assume they are bulletproof, and march blindly into the fray. The result is that well over 50% of startups fail in the first two years. [read more… Entrepreneurial Words of Wisdom From the Trenches – Forbes.]

 

 

Small Business Owners are a Small Share of the Wealthy – Forbes


Conventional wisdom holds that most people get wealthy by starting a business.

That pattern may once have been true, but it doesn’t appear to hold anymore.  More of the wealthy are senior executives, managers in companies, or dentists and doctors than business owners, a report from SpectremGroup released earlier this year shows. [read more… Small Business Owners are a Small Share of the Wealthy – Forbes.]