Join me for Present Shock in MashableReads Book Club

From Mashable: Our next non-fiction selection for the MashableReads social book club is Douglas Rushkoff‘s Present Shock. We’ll be hosting a Twitter chat with Rushkoff on Dec. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. You can discuss the book with the author personally, along with other participants from all over the world. In Present Shock, Douglas Rushkoff details our culture’s recent […]   read more »

CNN: Apple’s new iOS follows the leader

Phil Schiller, Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing, touts the new iPhone 5C last week at Apple headquarters. (CNN) — A few million iPhone users woke up to a new operating system this week, the much-heralded iOS 7, the biggest change in Apple’s smartphone operating system since the phone was first released in 2007. It’s […]   read more »

Discover Magazine: A Manifesto for Living in the Now

Rushkoff says the future is bright for those of us willing to live in the present. By Gemma Tarlach|Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Are you reading this on a smartphone or tablet? Even if you’re not, you’ve probably got a mobile device within reach. Congratulations. You’ve got at least one foot in a brave new world, says […]   read more »

CNN: Manning Verdict Won’t End Government Transparency in a Digital Age

  (CNN) — Pfc. Bradley Manning, who provided classified government documents to Wikileaks detailing, among other things, America’s undisclosed policies on torture, was found guilty of espionage on Tuesday. The verdict comes on the 235th anniversary of the passage of America’s first whistle-blower protection law, approved by the Continental Congress after two Navy officers were arrested and harassed […]   read more »

CNN: NSA phone snooping, a new kind of creepy

I’m finding hard to get too worked up over yesterday’s revelation that the National Security Agency has been authorized by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to collect all our call data from Verizon. Hasn’t everyone already assumed this? Everything we do in the digital realm – from surfing the web to sending an email […]   read more »

CNN: Yahoo wants Tumblr’s teens

So why would Yahoo — the original king of Internet discussion groups — pay over $1 billion for a simple little blog-publishing tool like Tumblr? Doesn’t the giant Web company have the ability to create its own application that lets people post words and pictures online? Of course it does. No, Yahoo isn’t buying a technology company […]   read more »

Steven Soderberg Describes His Own Present Shock

Here’s the beginning of Steven Soderbergh’s State of the Cinema Address, delivered Saturday in SF: So I’m getting comfortable in my seat. I spent the extra $60 to get the extra leg room so I’m trying to get comfortable and we make altitude. And there’s a guy on the other side of the aisle in […]   read more »