There’s lots of ‘hidden’ innovation in rural areas

A new way to measure innovation finds lots of it in rural areas of the United States.

Kristen Devlin-Penn State | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology business innovation rural-communities

Marketing tool measures PR in good times and bad

A new tool can help organizatons check up on their relationships with public stakeholders, which can help public relations and marketing in times of crisis.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business communications marketing public-relations

Tracking emissions in China

Evaluating a 2014 policy change yields some good news and some concerns.

Nancy Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | Dec. 30, 2019 | mit
~13 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative sloan-school-of-management energy china emissions economics policy pollution research government business-and-management

Congress and climate news spark oil company ads

When climate change is in the news or a focus of Congress, oil companies spend more money on advertising, new research shows.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment advertising business climate-change energy government journalism money united-states

‘Dark patterns’ trick you into spending more online

Researchers have created a website to call out the "dark patterns" internet-based retailers are using to get people shopping online to spend more.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture business consumers internet money

Businesses need to rethink where they put cell towers

"...there are ways for us to have our cell phones and minimize potential risk without waiting to find out that putting a cell tower on top of a school was a bad idea."

Allison Mills-Michigan Tech | Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business communications mobile-devices radiation

Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

What does Disney+ mean for the future of streaming?

With the launch of Disney+, how will the battle between streaming services change? An expert digs into the competition and how it affects viewers.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet video

Big for-profit dialysis companies worsen patient care

After acquisition by for-profit dialysis chains, survival rates fell by as much as 2.9%, and patients were 8.5% less likely to get a transplant or join a transplant waiting list during their first year.

Duke University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business health-care-costs kidneys medicare money

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