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White House launches new digital government strategy

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel and CTO Todd Park say open data will be the new default.

The nation's top information technology officials introduced a bold new strategy for 21st century digital government that is built upon data, shared services, citizen-centrism and hews to consistent methodologies for privacy and security.

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A gaming revolution, minus the hype

A gaming revolution, minus the hype

John Ferrara on game design's role in solving real-world problems.

"Playful Design" author John Ferrara discusses gaming's place in cultural transformation, and he offers five universal principles of good game design.

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Thoughts on what happens when live video is commoditized.

The introduction of Google+ Hangouts On Air marks the beginning of live video's disruption. Here's two reasons why this is a big deal.

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Think of it like a political campaign: Baratunde Thurston's book marketing

Think of it like a political campaign: Baratunde Thurston's book marketing

Inside the promotion of "How To Be Black."

Make it easy for people to help you — that’s a simple but oft-overlooked concept that author Baratunde Thurston says is essential to book marketing. He shares additional marketing tips and tools in this interview.

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Utopia on a budget: A completely practical plan for regaining paradise

Reflections on Planetary Resources' asteroid mining project.

Planetary Resource's asteroid project is undeniably ambitious, yet in their press conference the company's executives took pains to emphasize the pragmatism of their approach.

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True in spirit: Why I liked "Captain America," but didn't like "John Carter"

True in spirit: Why I liked "Captain America," but didn't like "John Carter"

A common and honest essence unites characters and businesses alike.

Why is the "Captain America" film a better adaptation than "John Carter"? Because "Captain America" understands the essence of what matters about the main character. The same notion applies to the authenticity of business brands.

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