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All parents should understand the critical role that they play in shaping their students' mindset for - content - lifelong learning and see the power of computer science to make our lives and the lives of those around us better.Mo FongDirector, Google K-12 Education Outreach - inspiring girls and under-represented minorities to pursue - - STEM/CS. is something inherently wrong with the term 'sharing economy.' It sounds very progressive and the widening wealth gap makes these opportunities appealing, but if you remove the layers, you realize that it not all it's cracked up to be.Why aren't smart phone users paying at stores with their phones? The short answer to this complex question is user loyalty incentives that integrate with a centralized mobile payment hubs and education on the security standards of mobile payment systems.We believe the future of communications in America is going to get worse, not better, unless we take some immediate actions.After nearly three years of work, President Obama has just signed into law a piece of legislation that allows for private ownership of asteroidal materials.I love the beginnings of a startup. I enjoy the process of finding an idea and creating something from scratch. I don't care if it's going to fail or not. It's the adventure and the learnings that matter. The feeling of doing something new no-one else is doing yet.Loic Le MeurSerial entrepreneur co-founder of LeWeb and business angel in LinkedIn, Evernote and Lending Club.One of the best product managers I ever worked with created a physical boundary in her cube by placing a rug on the floor. When anyone (especially pesky sales folks) would start to stroll into her space uninvited, she would whip around and grumble, "You have not been invited into - blog - my office, yet."Conferences have long been opportunities to connect, share information, develop new working relationships and uncover new ways to approach solutions to vexing problems. Before the widespread use of technology and social media, that information - - was limited to those in attendance. Even then, connecting with other attendees could be difficult. Anyone unable - top article - to attend the conference missed out all together!Compared with customers, sales professionals have been slow to adopt and fully embrace social media. But the rewards that come from a deeper, more detailed understanding of customers are well worth the effort.Marietta DavisGrowth Hacker, Tenacious, Community Leader, Technology Strategist, Mother of Special - - needs ChildrenYahoo's board met yesterday amidst disappointing financial results that have failed to live up to the expectations of its investors. Prevailing rumors suggest that the board under pressure from investors will vote to break apart the business and sell the pieces.Julie AskVice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. Co-author of The Mobile Mind Shift.Phaedra Chrousos is a 2x startup founder who now is leading a large innovation initiative in the US government aimed to improve the public's experience with the American government.With the explosion of people taking on on-demand work there's little doubt that the gig economy is exploding. Just last - check my site - month, LinkedIn jumped into the gig economy with its new portal for freelancers.David HaleCEO of Gigwalk, a mobile platform for managing large distributed workforces.