April 27, 2014
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Online Shopping

Jollywallet Enters South American Market, Signaling the Awaking of the Latin American Online Shopper

Online shopping retailers and e-commerce consumer applications, such as the cashback jollywallet browser add-on, are poised to reap big rewards from the fired-up South American Internet technology market.The past two months have been blockbuster months for the South American technology consumer. This is very good news for consumers in Brazil, […]
April 23, 2014
Walmart Protest

Strikes and Protests Pay Off for Walmart Workers

After two years of protests and walkouts over employment policies that limited workers’ hours and opportunities for professional development, Walmart finally responded with a new program called, “Access to Open Shifts.” After a successful run as a pilot program at its Fort Smith, Arkansas store last year, Access to Open […]
March 24, 2014
Job fair

Interview Q&A as Corporate Mirror

Glassdoor posted its Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions, and they are – as advertised – quite odd. Judging by their weirdness, one can only imagine what the answers look like. But unconventional questions are a good thing. One reason is because these question types get people thinking in creative ways, […]
January 28, 2014
Josh Miller

Josh Miller: Co-founder of Branch Re-Envisions Online Conversation

Usually one doesn’t move into a dorm as a senior at Princeton… and then leave a couple of days later. But such is the logical next step of your life if you are Josh Miller, co-founder of Branch, an innovative social media tool that departs from the Twitter model by […]
October 13, 2013
Twitter going public

The Tweet That Shook the World: Twitter Announces IPO F

With Twitter’s recent announcement (by way of a tweet, naturally) that we should expect an IPO from the social media superstar, the buzz has been mostly positive. But the elephant in the room is a giant like button. As in, how can Twitter avoid the “ipocalypse” that Facebook nose-dived into […]
September 15, 2013
Elon Musk

The Fifth Mode Is Fast Approaching: Elon Musk Drops Open Source HyperLoop Designs

Elon Musk recently released the “alpha design” plans for this futuristic mass transit system, the Hyperloop. As FGN readers know, we have a soft spot for technologists engaged in solving real world problems with ideas that seem to stretch into the stratosphere of science fiction, but are actually rooted in […]
August 25, 2013
Washington Post

On Jeff Bezos’ Wish List: Amazon’s Founder Buys The Washington Post

The world of print news media is undergoing yet another convulsion. Some shake ups are clearly indicative of an industry that is, to put it mildly, struggling. Others may result in the birth of a new publishing model for the internet that meets the challenge of bloggers and free online […]
June 23, 2013
Eric Schmidt on Online Reputation Management

The Future is Online Reputation Management

The Guardian is dominating the news cycle for good reason. They broke the NSA spying scandal currently consuming the mass attention span of the blogosphere. But not too long ago they reported on the emergence of online reputation management (ORM) as a growth field. A certain Eric Schmidt (yes, that […]
June 16, 2013
Christmas sales

A Cooperative Future

When the Christmas sales on the UK high streets are tallied up, it’s no surprise that for the last five years at least, the outlook and prognosis has been gloomy. Time after time, brands are losing money or disappearing altogether due to the online shopping proclivities of the public, and […]