PRO: Research In Motion: future scenarios for its fate

(gigaom.com) — It’s all too easy to pile on to the Research In Motion–bashing bandwagon. The company’s decline is the stuff of water-cooler chatter, and RIM will doubtless end up as the subject of dozens of business-school case studies. But technology markets are always a little uncertain, so for now let’s get beyond the finger-pointing.…

The Long Now: How the Far Future Affects Our Present Time

Technology wants to grow and expand like any organic system. We’ve watched enough Sci-Fi movies to imagine a far future civilization for mankind that is so far advanced we could barely recognize it. And at the rate technology is developing, we may build machines capable of communicating with remote intergalactic civilizations before we’re able to…

Britons get glimpse of "future of television"

By Keith Weir LONDON | Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:12pm BST LONDON (Reuters) – A lucky few Britons are getting a chance to watch Olympic broadcasts of unprecedented quality showcasing a technology that its creators are hailing “the future of television.” Japan’s public broadcaster NHK is using London 2012 to test “Super Hi-Vision” TV, which…

The other tech IPO that just faltered

Cloud software company E2open was rated highly by analysts but it had a disappointing IPO, only fueling concerns about future tech offerings. By Omar Akhtar, reporter FORTUNE — The specter of Facebook is still knocking around Nasdaq’s headquarters it seems. Last week, another tech IPO tanked on its opening day, recalling the social network’s flubbed…

How technology makes us vulnerable

Editor’s note: Marc Goodman is a global security adviser and futurist. He is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and serves as Chair of Policy, Law Ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University. He spoke at TED Global in June 2012. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” which it makes available through…

Worries about future pummel Zynga shares

‘‘We are skeptical that Zynga’s (paying) player bases on titles like ‘FarmVille’ and ‘CityVille,’ which have been around for years, simply forgot to play without proper prompting via their news feed,’’ he wrote in a note to investors. Rather, he said, he thinks users are shifting from PC-based social games to mobile gaming.