Category Archives: Technology & Telecommunication
The past year brought a staggering number of high-profile data breaches and other cyberattacks. As usual, most hackers waged attacks for financial gain. But 2015 also saw a handful of others beginning to take action for moral reasons, targeting companies they believed were doing wrong. Read More
A new technology, known as Li-Fi, could one day offer internet speeds one hundred times faster than the Wi-Fi we use today. Scientists have achieved speeds in the lab of up to 224 GB per second. That’s the equivalent of downloading 18 movies in the blink of an eye. Li-Fi, or light fidelity, is now moving to trials in the real world, with office tests in Tallin, Estonia achieving speeds of 1 GB per second, 100 times the speed of traditional Wi-Fi. Read More
So, if we are going to talk about productivity we need to get one thing straight from the outset; busy does not equate to productive.
Try this experiment; go around for a day and ask colleagues, “So, what did you dotoday?” Most of the answers will be along the lines of, “A lot, it was a busy day; non-stop action, meetings, phone calls, the usual!”
That kind of question and answer tells me nothing about what was actually achieved. If anything it proves the point that being busy is often such a distraction that it obscures what we actually may have achieved. Read More
As the founder and CEO of Applico, the platform innovation company, I feature stories in this column, Tipping the Scale, from platform founders on how they hit critical mass. This week I spoke to Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Overflow, a question-and-answer content platform for software developers, by software developers. We spoke about the origins of his company, how he solved the chicken-and-egg problem, and how Stack always manages to be the number 1 search result when a developer looks up a programming question on Google. Read More
Steve Jobs’ former partner discusses the Apple Watch, iPads, and medical marijuana.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave a lukewarm endorsement to the latest gadget from the company he helped create: the Apple Watch. Read More
In past eras, a father would monumentalize his love for his daughter with an exotic menagerie, or some sort of obelisk. Today, our elites create money-losing startups for their beloved kids.
Ken Lerer is among the most influential people in the digital media business. He co-founded The Huffington Post, and helped facilitate its massive sale to AOL. He is the chairman of BuzzFeed, and had an early stake in Business Insider, where he sits on the board. He also adores his children, Ben and Izzie, both of whom he’s installed in positions of power in New York’s media and technology scenes. And why not? He’s said himself that nepotism is a lovely thing: “It doesn’t [bother me],” he told the Times in 2013. “What could be better than working with your children?” Read More
There is a proven sequence of steps you can follow to guarantee your success when you’re starting a small business online. I’ve seen thousands of people start and grow successful businesses by doing the following:
- Find a need and fill it.
- Write copy that sells.
- Design and build an easy-to-use website.
- Use search engines to drive traffic to your site.
- Establish an expert reputation for yourself.
- Follow up with your customers and subscribers with e-mail.
- Increase your income through back-end sales and upselling.
Anyone, from newbie to seasoned online entrepreneur, can benefit from this process in learning how to start a business online. Read More
While the mobile app ecosystem flourishes, getting lost in the crowd of 1.5 million apps is more likely than ever before. And most apps actually do get lost, as most of the discovery happens in the top 25 charts. Thus, not surprisingly, most developers refer to the App Store as the top 1 percent economy. Read More