Monthly Archives: January 2014

Net Neutrality

Recently, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) “net neutrality” rules. While this might sound like an obscure junction of the highly legal and the highly technical, net neutrality is vitally important to the continued success of the Internet. What is net neutrality? It’s […]

The Housecall Gets a Tech-Friendly Makeover

With a new Uber-like service in the works, your next doctor’s appointment might just take place on your own couch. According to ValleyWag, Oscar Salazar, an original member of the Uber team, is set to launch an on-demand healthcare service that would bring doctors to the doors of patients. After summoning a doctor much as you would […]

Always Online: Avoiding Carpal Tunnel

In 2010, my boyfriend at the time was holding my hand. He looked down at me and said, “Your arm is really swollen.” It was true. I’d been “toughing it out” for months and didn’t want to acknowledge that I, at 23, had a bad case of carpal tunnel, or a repetitive stress injury. At […]

Media Monitoring

An essential element to any PR strategy, for big and small businesses alike, is media monitoring. Media monitoring is the practice of tracking news and other mass media mentions of a particular topic. For example, a business might want to see every article and TV news segment about itself, or about its industry. Publicity professionals […]