Friday Jul 4
George Takei: Why I Love The Country That Once Betrayed Me
Here's a wonderful TED talk from George Takei on his view of democracy. As a Japanese American, born during WWII, and imprisoned at the age of four because of his ancestry, he talks about that time and those who helped shape his belief in democracy.
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Tue Jul 01, 2014
Ted Baker plc's "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
's stock had its "buy" rating reaffirmed by Liberum Capital in a research note issued on Tuesday.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
ESL Lesson Plan
What Makes A Word 'Real'?
Sometimes popular usage, especially in journals or media, but it can also happen that a word, or term, especially slang, just becomes embedded in language even when 'respectable' sources don't use it.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Live Music Blog
Mark Ronson on TED.com - "How sampling transformed music"
Big fan of this talk so I thought I'd share it: Mark Ronson is the producer that came into most people's collective conscious right around the time of Amy Winehouse breaking through on her debut, and in this TED talk he takes on anyone that thinks sampling is "cheating" musically and details out why sampling has shaped pop culture and that the "dam ... (more)
Wed Jun 25, 2014
TEDxAuckland to Return in 2014 with Impressive Speakers
With an initial line-up of top New Zealand and international talent secured, TEDxAuckland has announced it will be returning to the city for its third consecutive year this August.
Mon Jun 16, 2014
10 gorgeous examples of social media creative for Twitter
You won't have failed to notice that Twitter automatically previews a small part of embedded images, but you may not have realised that some brands are much better at making the most of this opportunity than others.
Fri Jun 13, 2014
Fire Dog Lake
Hanging Out With the Snowden-Bot
Back in March, Edward Snowden used a virtual Google "hangout" from Russia to address a big audience at SXSW.
Thu Jun 12, 2014
Still Exiled, Snowden Can Hang Out In The U.S. Via A Robot In New York
Edward Snowden at Ted in Vancouver in March, snapping selfies, on stage with Chris Anderson, posing with Google's Sergey Brin, and walking around the conference center with Scott Hassan, CEO of Suitable Technologies, which makes the Beam In March, the world's most famous whistleblower Edward Snowden chatted with a TED audience in Vancouver using a ... (more)
Wed Jun 11, 2014
TEDxOrangeCoast Announces Fourth Annual Orange County Conference
19-20 at Soka University of America. In addition to TEDxTalks, this year's conference will feature Social Spaces, themed areas designed to attract attendees and spark innovative conversation around specific topics.
Tue Jun 10, 2014
The Orlando Sentinel
Jill Shargaa will present 'The Awe of Awesome' at TED@NYC
The Orlando-based musical comedian wrote a comic presentation on the overuse and misuse of the word for a local PechaKucha event in September - people, it means "extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension or fear."
Reimaging the Power of On...
"What would you do with a billion dollars to combat economic inequality?" asked Chris Anderson, head of TED, at the closing session of this year's conference .