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Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC.<p>So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, …

Google

How To Screen VCs For Your Start-Up

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago.</i> <i></i><p>I have extensively written on what venture capitalists are looking for in startups (see my definitive checklist for startup success), to increase your …

Apple employee quits his job, spills dirt on ‘what really goes on’ there

Working at Apple is a dream job for some but a nightmare for others, particularly those who value having free time. Via <i>Business Insider</i>, an ex-Apple …

Employment

The Potential Upside To A Technology Bubble

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Brandon Lipman is a startup and venture capital enthusiast and past co-founder of 3D printing company 3DLT.</i><p>Over the last few months the question has been asked by almost everyone in the startup and venture capital community: Are we in a tech bubble? I don’t think there’s even a …

Venture Capital

编程语言:变革创业思维的工具

腾讯科技讯 4月3日,《麻省理工科技评论》本周刊文称,编程语言塑造了用户的思维方式。这也可以反映科技行业创业公司的策略,以及他们为何有能力实现自我变革。<p><b>以下为文章全文:</b><p>作为Twitter、Hulu和许多当代互联网服务的开发语言,Ruby备受关注。而当日本计算机科学家松本行宏决定设计这一语言时,他借鉴了萨莫埃尔·德拉尼(Samuel R. Delany)1966年科幻小说《Babel-17》中的概念。这部小说的核心是一种名为“Babel-17”的人造语言,能明显提高使用者的思维水平。“Babel-17是一种准确的分析语言,能让你精通任何技术。”小说主角曾经这样说。通过Ruby,松本行宏希望实现类 …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

Membership-based delivery services are beginning to disrupt the $600 billion-a-year grocery industry

But a new wave of promising delivery startups are relying on a tried-and-true model to disrupt groceries: membership.<p>Membership grocery services help secure consumers as repeat customers and allow companies to lower individual shipping fees on every order. Shipping fees are typically a big barrier …

eCommerce

万字长文告诉你:库克领导下的苹果哪儿不同?

腾讯科技讯 自从取代了苹果传奇创始人乔布斯成为苹果CEO后,蒂姆·库克领导下的苹果已经完全不同。《财富》杂志日前刊文,回顾了库克领导苹果在业绩方面取得的巨大成功,以及对公司文化的改变。<p><b>全文如下:</b><p>库克本以为自己已经准备好接任苹果CEO,并在其后发出耀眼光芒。毕竟在乔布斯养病期间,他已经3次代替乔布斯管理公司事宜。2011年10月份,也就是乔布斯去世6周前,库克最终被任命为苹果首席执行官。<p>但库克很快发现,实际上他根本未曾准备好继承乔布斯的意志。他说:“我的脸皮很厚,后来变得更厚。在乔布斯过世后,我发现自己了解的仅是理论或学术层面上的东西。对我们和其他高管来说,乔布斯是一块令人难以置信的挡热板。我们 …

10 of the bravest moves Steve Jobs made at Apple

Jobs co-founded Apple and brought the company back to life after he briefly left, saving it from crashing. That meant making hard choices and going with decisions he wasn't sure were going to work out.<p>Jobs' history at Apple is full of them, and Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli document them well in …

San Francisco

Facebook动物凶猛 谷歌进安卓死胡同

BI中文站 3月26日报道<p>不可否认的是,谷歌(微博)内部已经出现了一场重大危机。多年的精兵强将大批离职,作为CEO的佩奇,却没有拿出重大举措,谷歌眼镜的失败,让另外一位联合创始人布林心灰意冷。<p>更糟糕的是,此时此刻,Facebook在移动端继续发力,呈现出痛打谷歌的局面。<p>日前,在旧金山举行的F8开发大会上,Facebook发布了一系列新产品和新举措,涉及到视频广告、新的广告交易平台,以及让聊天工具Messenger成为一个功能更强大的内容和服务平台。<p>Facebook一系列的新举措,直接针对谷歌旗下的YouTube以及网络广告交易平台DoubleClick。<p>美国主流网络媒体Business Ins …

史海钩沉:那些年大牛做产品的那些事

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. New details of the refreshed Apple TV may have leaked.</b> It could come with its own App Store, as well as Siri on the device.<p><b>2. Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao will be allowed to seek punitive damages in her case against VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.</b> She is suing the company for gender …

App Store

Revenue Is the Only Funding Your Startup Should Seek

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Founding a company can be both incredibly exhilarating but also incredibly costly. Among the bevy of risks associated with becoming an entrepreneur, funding is one of the largest. That's why many startups turn to outside sources -- …

Entrepreneurship

iPhone会收集的5类隐私

腾讯科技讯 每一部iPhone、每一台iPad和iPod都提供了一些连篇累牍的文件,通知你使用这些设备就意味着你将放弃一大堆高度敏感的信息。对于苹果来说,获取这些个人数据是完全合法的,因为你在使用这些设备的同时就同意它这么做了。更糟糕的是,你可能甚至都没有意识到你已经签下了同意书,那是因为大多数人都只是一掠而过式的翻阅或者根本没有阅读这些设备的使用条款。<p>如果你确实注意到了苹果iOS软件授权协议和隐私政策的措施,你就会注意到这些文件中的用语对于隐私数据的描述是非常模糊的。这些文件没有详细说明苹果也许想要跟踪用户信息的每一种特定方案,满篇都是定义模糊或者未加定义的术语和广义用语,这就给它收集数据打 …

The FTC’s explosive allegations against Google are enough to make me switch to Yahoo

Now this is what getting Scroogled really looks like. The Federal Trade Commission accidentally sent <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> a copy of its report into …

Wall Street

SlideMail Is An Intelligent Email App For The Rest Of Us

A new email application launching today called SlideMail is designed to help those of us with bad email habits sort through our inbox, while also intelligently organizing our messages and alerting us to important meetings and other events. While other email apps focus on presenting power users with …

Apps

On The Growth Of Apache Spark

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Vaibhav Nivargi is the founder and chief architect of ClearStory Data, a data analytics service provider.</i><p>This week the fast-growing Apache Spark community is gathering in New York City to celebrate and collaborate on one of the most popular open source projects today.<p>Launched in U.C. …

Big Data

30 tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

But it's an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not.<p>Job site Dice.com recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills.<p>Dice, a tech-job-hunting site, surveyed 23,470 IT professionals in the fall of 2014 to come up with this list.<p>Of …

Databases

腾讯联合创始人陈一丹斯坦福大学演讲视频曝光

腾讯科技讯 本月初,正在斯坦福大学做访问学者的陈一丹,再次成为业界瞩目的焦点。陈一丹结合腾讯的创业和成长经历,第一次深刻地总结了生于草莽的中国互联网公司,如何在全球实现“弯道超车”的秘诀。当然,这不单是因为他在演讲中爆料不断,更因为陈一丹在英文演讲“处女秀”中,展露出直率、幽默而务实的性格魅力。<p>斯坦福大学法学院院长M. Elizabeth Magill现场还透露了一个小故事,陈一丹去年秋季入学后不久,便放弃自己在硅谷山景城(Mountain View)的漂亮公寓,挤进一间与计算机系学生合住的学生宿舍(这里充斥着流行音乐和臭袜子的味道),原因是担心自己“与校园生活脱节“。<p>演讲后,陈一丹接受了斯坦 …

The Fuzzy, Insane Math That's Creating So Many Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

Snapchat, the photo-messaging app raising cash at a $15 billion valuation, probably isn't actually <i>worth</i> more than Clorox or Campbell Soup. So where …

Venture Capital

The New Entrepreneur's Bible

It’s been more than ten years since Guy Kawasaki wrote his classic guide to entrepreneurship, <i>The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything</i>, and a lot has changed. We’re in an era dominated by mobile devices, Big Data, and social media. Great ideas no …

Entrepreneurship

4 Reasons Why Design Is Taking Over Silicon Valley

VC design partner John Maeda says that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. Here’s why.<p>Are the fortunes of design on the rise in Silicon Valley? A resounding yes, says John Maeda, design partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. …

Silicon Valley

【VC说】电商和O2O创业公司如何玩转补贴?

Meet Instant AppMachine, a Speedy Mobile App Builder

Running a small business is challenging, not only when it comes to designing and managing the best product or service, but also when it comes to presenting your creation to the public. When compared to large companies, there’s certainly less help available for critical processes like establishing a …

马云:未来的生意将是C2B模式

腾讯科技讯(孙宏超)3月16日消息,汉诺威IT博览会(CeBIT)昨晚在德国开幕,阿里巴巴创始人马云(微博)在开幕式上作了主题演讲。在演讲中马云表示,未来三十年,因为数据经济,人类社会将会真正进入巨大的变革时代。“未来的世界,我们将不再由石油驱动,而是由数据驱动;生意将是C2B而不是B2C,用户改变企业,而不是企业向用户出售——因为我们将有大量的数据;制造商必须个性化,否则他们将非常困难。”<p>马云表示,未来的世界,企业将不再会关注于规模、标准化和权力,只会关注于灵活性,敏捷性,个性化和用户友好。而一家互联网公司要想活得长久,必须找到一个方式让互联网经济和实体经济相结合,这个方式就是数据。<p>马云还强 …

You Might Be Too Old to Found a Startup | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, Co-founder/CEO EchoSign, acq'd by Adobe. Co-founded NanoGram Devices, acq'd by Greatbatch. VP @ NeoPhotonics, NYSE IPO. Sr. Dir @ BabyCenter, on Quora,</i><p>Let me try to add some practical answers:<p>1. <b>First, you need to give it a full 24 month commitment to hit Initial Traction.</b> …

Startups