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#ShiftSXSW: Learn More About Brian Solis and the Future of Digital Platforms

With #shiftSXSW just a few days away, we wanted to share some more information on our key speaker Brian Solis. #Shift is about changing the way we think about the work-life balance, communicating and connecting, and the use of technology in business. Brian Solis, prominent social media analyst and thought leader, certainly fits the bill for this event. Whether it’s …

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Turn Your Location Services on for #shiftSXSW

Attending SXSW this year? The SXSWi (interactive) panels bring together some of the greatest forward thinking tech-heads from around the world, with social media serving as the keynote for many of their ideas. With SXSW and our #shift event in mind, and being a bit of an app-junkie, I saw a new locational service that I had to write about: …

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Event in Review: #ShiftNYC Dialogue on Social Enterprise

In the #shift event series, we focus conversation and thinking about the progression in professional cultures. One of our favorite topics revolves around social enterprise: the power of integrating social responsibility in the fabric of our business models, and creating new types of organizations that not only drive profit, but drive impact as well. We were thrilled to have such …

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Are you connected? Brian Solis at #shiftSXSW

In preparation for our upcoming #shiftSXSW event, we would like to highlight a few of our special guests, and, in their honor, address topics that are near and dear to them. We are kicking off our series of events with a discussion about social convergence and connectivity, and this conversation would not be complete without our featured panelist, Brian Solis. …

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Intel working on faster mobile WiFi technology

Intel’s new technology could improve WiFi speeds and ultimately battery life on mobile phones. The technology geniuses at Intel are working on a new chip, called Rosepoint, which may one day be used to produce the mobile phone of the future. The chip will allow mobile phones to have a faster WiFi connection and a longer battery life but at …

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PGi is a Proud Sponsor of Berts Big Adventure 2011

PGi was delighted to attend this year’s 10th year Anniversary send-off celebration for the amazing kids of Berts Big Adventure 2011. Each year, Bert’s Big Adventure provides a spectacular five-day journey to Walt Disney World, where children with chronic or terminal illnesses can connect with others facing similar issues, experience events that otherwise could not be afforded and enjoy the …

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The Zen of Social Media: The Balance Between the Warm and Fuzzies & Social Media Addiction

Hello, my name is Blakely and I’m a social media-aholic. And you might be, too. Have you ever felt that phantom smartphone vibration? Sleep with your phone next to the bed — just in case? Get nervous when your 140-character haiku brilliance doesn’t get retweeted? Or comment on a Facebook post while in the shower? You just might be hooked. …

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‘Like’ this: Facebook and Greenpeace to collaborate on clean energy

Agreement comes nearly two years into Greenpeace’s campaign criticizing Facebook’s coal-powered data centers.                       Photo credit: Pshab/Flickr Facebook and Greenpeace have decided to bury the hatchet and become friends. It’s the end of a two-year feud that led Greenpeace to openly and frequently criticize the social networking giant for using …

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iMeet’s Ahead of the Curve: 12 Tech Trends for 2012

Aimlessly surfing the web this weekend using StumbleUpon as my trusty guide, I came across an immaculately arranged page, peaking my interest enough to stay and read for a bit. What I discovered was Fast Company’s Co.Design blog. The topic: twelve technology trends that will command 2012, which only engaged me further. As I read through the predicted directions of …

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How to Recover and Regroup After a Soul-Sucking Meeting

You probably know what it’s like to have a meeting that makes you feel worse after it’s over, as though you’ve accomplished less for attending than if there had been no meeting at all. You aren’t clear on your next steps, attendees are frustrated, communications were cloudy, tense, or worse, or maybe even some of the primary stakeholders weren’t even …

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Maybe You CAN Change the World: The Future of Social Good

If your company disregards social media as a consumer trend or solely personal tool, you’re grossly underestimating its power. Social media is the first true collective voice of our world, making the exchange of information faster than previously imaginable and creating a global social awareness like never before. Just consider the transformation of information exchange in the past twenty years. …

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What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

A swirling sea of plastic bags, bottles and other debris is growing in the North Pacific, and now another one has been found in the Atlantic. But how did they get there? And is there anything we can do to clean them up? Not all garbage ends up at the dump. A river, sewer or beach can’t catch everything the …

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SOPA: What’s Black Wednesday Really About?

If you’re one of the estimated 75 million people trying to visit Wikipedia.com today, try again tomorrow. U.S. House Bill 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), has internet moguls like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Boing Boing, and the Twitter community up in arms — and blacked out. The bill, which seeks to police online copyright infringements, was introduced …

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Easy Green Resolutions for Your Business in 2012

Having suffered through the historical drought that scorched Texas this past summer and being befuddled by a winter that seems more like spring, many of us are embracing terms like “climate change,” “climate weirdness” and “global warming” to describe the unprecedented shifts in our planet’s weather patterns. Although we may struggle to articulate our concerns, not always knowing the precise scientific …

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The future of our networked society

This week, I found myself inspired by the video “On the Brink” and as soon as I watched it, I wanted to share it with my #Shift readers. It explores the rapid change we are all in the midst of and a part of, and how technology now enables humans to more fully actualize what we truly are. This new, …

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Welcome to the urban (sustainability) century

Half the world now lives in cities, and by midcentury 75 percent of us will be urbanites. To make our cities sustainable, look to the 2012 TED Prize and a fascinating new documentary called Urbanized. Photo courtesy of David Schenfeld/Flickr By the middle of this century, there will be as many people living in cities worldwide as there are alive …

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Hydrogen fuel cells may soon replace batteries in Apple devices

The technology would pack a lot of energy into a small space and allow laptops and iPhones to run for weeks without refueling. Photo: Gabrielle B./Flickr If you thought that hydrogen power was a technology reserved for cars, think again. Apple has recently submitted documents to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for hydrogen fuel cells that may soon provide …

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The Serious Side of Social Media

Social media has a big impact on (most) of our everyday lives. According to Facebook, they currently have 800 million users worldwide, with about 400 million of those users logging on every day. Though its numbers are significantly smaller, Twitter, with about 56 million active users, is also a force to be reckoned with. For the most part, social media …

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Happy Holiday Wishes from PGi

 

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Everybody Owns the Cloud: The Technology Power Shift

Twenty years ago, Microsoft was taking over the world, Oregon Trail was the coolest game ever and Googol was only a number. In those transformative days, consumers were getting a first taste of info tech — for work and play. Unless you were a geek genius or rich kid, the high price tag of hardware, software and support inhibited universal …

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