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Amazon's Billion-Dollar Bet on Delivery

Amazon's $1 billion dollar acquisition of Ring is all about one thing: delivery.<p>Amazon recently announced that it is acquiring the smart-lock startup Ring. The deal comes at a substantial cost reported at $1 billion for Amazon, but it's an investment that will likely pay off big time.<p>What's Ring? …

Dinner to go: Walmart to expand meal kits to more stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart wants a bigger slice of the crowded meal kits business, announcing Monday that it will offer easy-to-make dinners in more …

Blue Apron slumps after Walmart enters online meal kit game

Shares of Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN) are down over 4% in premarket trading after Walmart announces that it will sell meal kits through its online grocery …

Amazon may offer checking accounts soon

Amazon is reportedly in talks with several big banks concerning plans to offer checking account-like products to its customers.<p>According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> the company is looking to cooperate with established banking giants, such as JP Morgan Chase or Capital One, to create a banking …

Machine Learning

UAE now requires licenses for 'social media influencers'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says it will now require anyone conducting "commercial activities" through social media …

Airbnb has hired the head of Amazon Prime to run its home-sharing business

Airbnb said today (March 6) that it has hired Greg Greeley, former vice president of Amazon Prime, to oversee its core business of peer-to-peer home rentals.<p>The privately held company, valued at $31 billion, had been seeking an executive to lead the homes division that was being run by CEO Brian …

Airbnb

How Target Plans to Build on Its E-Commerce Momentum

Watch out, Amazon.com (amzn) and Walmart (wmt), Target (tgt) is getting its e-commerce act together.<p>Fresh off a strong holiday season fueled in large …

Time to Pull an Uber and Disclose Your Data Breach Now

There is never a good time to reveal a cyberattack. But with EU's GDPR looming, the fallout is only going to get harder and more expensive if you …

HP to Release Patch This Week for Printer Security Bugs

HP said it would release firmware patches later this week for several security bugs reported to the company by various cyber-security experts. [...]

Why Dropbox decided to drop AWS and build its own infrastructure and network

There is always a tension inside companies about whether to build or to buy, whatever the need. A few years ago Dropbox decided it was going to move the majority of its infrastructure requirements from AWS into its own data centers. As you can imagine, it took a monumental effort, but the company …

This self-driving truck has no room for a human driver — literally

An eerie resemblance to the killer tractor trailers from Logan<p>Most experts believe the first industry to be upended by autonomous driving will be the trucking sector. What better use case for driverless technology than long-haul trucking where most of the driving is confined to the highway? The …

It's Not Easy, But Aspen Moves Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Since President Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, hundreds of U.S. mayors have said they're committed to significantly cutting their cities' carbon emissions. More than 30 cities, including Atlanta and San Diego, have declared 100 percent renewable energy goals …

Renewable Energy

The 15-Minute Daily Habit That Can Boost Your Team's Productivity | Inc.com

Leaders can quickly increase their team's productivity by introducing a new habit to help them work more effectively.<p>This seems counterintuitive, but if you and your team stop working 15-minutes before you walk out the office door or log off your computer and reflect on what you learned, you can …

Harvard Business School

Groundbreaking new energy storage system mounts to existing poles

Grid reliability is a growing concern as the world transitions to renewable energy and existing infrastructure ages. To address these challenges, …

Soon Your Desk Will Be a Computer Too

In the early 1990s, Xerox Parc researchers showed off a futuristic concept they called the Digital Desk. It looked like any other metal workstation, …

Augmented Reality

Every Business Team Should Have One Of These

Every professional sports team has one. Every Olympic team has one. Coaches are that tiny bit of <i>extra</i> that help people — and the teams they’re a part of — move from ordinary to <i>extra-</i>ordinary. Coaches hold you accountable. They kick your butt when it needs kicking and ask powerful questions that …

Leadership

I just read a great book on accomplishing more by doing less — here are my 5 best takeaways

How do some people achieve extraordinary levels of success when pursuing their passions while others chase their dreams but never reach any finish lines?<p>The secret, according to entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Keller, is that they have one thing — a visionary goal for their lives — that …

5 Secrets to Launching a Great Entrepreneurial Product (While You're Still Employed) | Inc.com

<i>By Kirill Bensonoff, founder and CEO of Unigma and ComputerSupport.com.</i><p>It's tough to launch a great product. I have successfully launched multiple IT-related products and tech-enabled services, but I have also made many mistakes along the way. However, I've learned that by sticking to these five …

Product Management

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Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

Businesses Not Properly Securing Microsoft Active Directory

Businesses overlook key security aspects of AD, leaving sensitive data open to external and internal attacks, new study shows.

6 Simple Tricks to Keep Your Brain Young

Society tells us that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks—that it’s harder for adults to learn new skills than it is for kids. And in many ways, …

This is the weird reason you just can't concentrate at work

You’ve done everything you’re supposed to do: arrive early, organize your desk, make a to-do list, and place a large bottle of water next to you. But …

La La Land

Testing SaaS Solutions on AWS | Amazon Web Services

<i>By Tod Golding, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS</i><p>The move to a software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is often motivated by a fundamental need …

DigitalGlobe moves to the cloud with AWS Snowmobile

DigitalGlobe has been collecting imagery of Earth from space since our QuickBird satellite launched in 2001. As we’ve continued to launch new …

At Build, Microsoft’s Vision Of The Future Workplace Looks Both Helpful And Intrusive

There is benevolent surveillance and then there is just surveillance, and Microsoft technology could work in both scenarios.<p>At its Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft brought to life a vision of the workplace of the future where workers are surrounded by all manner of cameras, sensors, …

With Cosmos DB, Microsoft wants to build one database to rule them all

“We want this to be the database of the future and to last for many decades to come,” Microsoft Technical Fellow Dharma Shukla told me when we talked about Cosmos DB, the new globally distributed database the company is launching at its Build developer conference today. And for Shukla, this is a …

Microsoft is giving ISVs new incentives to deploy on Azure

As part of its Build developer conference, Microsoft is launching a new program for independent software vendors (ISVs) today that aims to make its Azure platform more attractive to them: If they deploy their applications on Azure and make them available on its AppSource marketplace, Microsoft will …

Microsoft introduces Azure Cosmos DB, a globally distributed database with 5 consistency choices

Arguably the biggest Azure news to come out of Microsoft’s Build 2017 developer conference is the debut of Azure Cosmos DB. The schema-free database service offers developers flexibility with five consistency choices, instead of forcing them to choose between strong and eventual consistency. The …

IBM Just Posted 5 Predictions About What Life Will Be Like in 2022

Bring on the superhero vision.<p>Technology giant IBM is known for of making bold predictions about the future, and it's just announced its latest "5 in …

The 2 Qualities That Make Every Entrepreneur Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …