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#9 - Sam Altman And Reid Hoffman - From Startup To Scaleup - ycombinator

Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman discuss the key changes founders should think about as they scale their company. The conversation was recorded at The …

Silicon Valley

Watch how this app uses AI to colorize vintage photos

This fancy interactive deep colorization software harnesses AI to fill in colors on a black and white photo with just a few inputs. Watch this cool …

Deep Learning

Analytics in banking: Time to realize the value

By establishing analytics as a true business discipline, banks can grasp the enormous potential.<p><b>Consider three recent examples</b> of the power of …

Machine Learning

1 Thing You Cannot Avoid When Building a Startup, Any Startup

Getting customer feedback is the only way you'll know if people want your company's product or service, startup expert Steve Blank says.

Startups

Advanced web scraping in Python

Recently, I just created and open-sourced an unofficial Medium API, called PyMedium, which provides developers an easy way to access</b> …

Python Programming
New York City

Why America needs more Teslas and fewer Ubers

Tesla has a seemingly bottomless appetite for capital. The company raised $2 billion from bond investors in 2014, sold $738 million in stock in 2015, and sold $1.46 billion in stock in 2016. Now it’s planning to raise another $1.15 billion in the coming months.<p>Tesla needs so much cash because it …

How to use machine learning to improve customer service

At the 2017 Google Cloud Next conference, the company hosted a session on how companies can use their machine learning tools on Google Cloud Platform …

Unit Testing Cross-Platform .NET Apps

I'm working on a new, soon to be released, open-source project. Without giving too much away, it's a set of libraries for UWP, WPF, and Xamarin.* …

Software Development

How Microsoft Is Watching Its Bill

The software giant looks to efficiency as a way to moderate huge gains in capital expenditure.<p>By<p>Dan Gallagher<p>Dan Gallagher<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>In the expensive arms race of cloud computing, getting the most bang for your buck is key—particularly when a lot of bucks are involved.<p>Take …

Wall Street

5 Python libraries to lighten your machine learning load

Machine learning's exciting, but the work is complex and difficult. It typically involves a lot of manual heavy lifting -- assembling workflows and …

Machine Learning

3 Smart Money Moves to Make in Your 20s

Financial literacy and money management are important life skills. Unfortunately, most people never study this in school, leaving many young adults ill-prepared to deal with their finances as they enter the work world, often in their early twenties.<p>When you begin your career, you begin the asset …

Before you build another machine-learning startup, read this

The hype around artificial intelligence/machine learning has reached mythic proportions. Some commentators are calling AI the fourth industrial revolution. Others are calling it the new electricity. And I’m a believer. An incredible amount of money is pouring into companies focused on AI/ML, as it …

Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation because 2016 isn't weird enough already

In 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer described Linux as a “… cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.” And this week, in 2016, Microsoft announced that it’s joining the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. WTF.<p>At face value, it’s the type of news …

Web Development

Microsoft announces November 2nd Office event in NYC

One week after it unveils new hardware, Microsoft will shift focus to software and its Office suite. The company just sent out invites for a media event on November 2nd in Manhattan, where CEO Satya Nadella, Office CVP Kirk Koenigsbauer, and "special guests" plan to reveal how Microsoft will …

Google Docs

Microsoft’s speech recognition is now just as accurate as humans

Robots are now just as good at transcribing speech as humans.<p>According to a paper published yesterday, a team of Microsoft engineers in the Artificial Intelligence and Research division reported their system reached a word error rate (WER) of 5.9 percent, a figure that is roughly equal to that of …

Spotify's new feature will DJ your next party for you

Everyone’s thrown a party and had the pleasure (or displeasure) of putting together the soundtrack for the night. Spotify, however, wants to take that off your mind with its new party mode.<p>Spotify Party is a new feature in the mobile app that allows you to create party playlists, then drag a slider …

Google just bought a startup for over $100 million to catch up with Microsoft in the cloud wars

TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden places the value of the deal at "just north of $100 million."<p>Now, Orbitera will join Google Cloud Platform, the search advertising giant's cloud computing platform, where businesses can rent access to fundamentally unlimited computing power.<p>It's a big move for Google as …

Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Surface Phone release date pushed to fall 2017, may run on Android OS

Rumor streams doing the rounds of the tech street at the moment are that Microsoft is readying a Surface onslaught next year to reaffirm its stake in …

Microsoft just made the best Santa-tracking system to date

When I was a little girl on Christmas Eve, I’d squint up at the sky in an attempt to see Santa’s sleigh. “Where’s Santa now?” I’d ask my father, who …

Can Microsoft make OneDrive its very own YouTube?

Amazon banning the sale of Google's Chromecast dongle (along with Apple TV products) doesn't change the fact that YouTube is the default service that …

Microsoft launches version of GroupMe texting app for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has had a version of its GroupMe group texting app for Windows Phone for years. Now the company has released an all new version of GroupMe …

The Pentagon's plan to outsource lethal cyber-weapons

The Pentagon has quietly put out a call for vendors to bid on a contract to develop, execute and manage its new cyber weaponry and defense program. The scope of this nearly half-billion-dollar "help wanted" work order includes counterhacking, as well as developing and deploying lethal cyberattacks …

The man who made 'the world's first personal computer'

<b>When the definitive history of the personal computer is written, familiar and historic names such as Olivetti, Apple, IBM, will all be given recognition for their innovations of the 1960s and 1970s.</b><p>But will future generations remember visionary John Blankenbaker, and his ground-breaking invention, …

High School

"Teen Stoner" Who Reportedly Hacked CIA Head: "i am pretty hype about it"

Two self-described hackers say they’ve breached an AOL account belonging to CIA Director John Brennan, the <i>New York Post</i> reports. If their claim is …

Security

Microsoft and Intel bring 'Speed Shift' technology to Windows 10 this Fall | On MSFT

To date, common knowledge of Skylake processors includes claims of better management of thermal temperatures, voltage during workloads, and its …

Nissan's Full Display Mirror lets racers see through solid objects

When your race car doesn't have a rear window, and your side mirrors aren't providing much help, it's up to camera technology to fill in the gaps.<p>Usually, technology created for motorsport tends to trickle its way downward to regular passenger cars -- high-end carbon-ceramic brakes are an excellent …

Le Mans