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The Product Manager’s guide to the Blockchain — Part 1

My experiments with Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts<p>If you are reading this post, you perhaps already know what a blockchain is. If not, here …

AT&T has launched a programmable LTE button for businesses

For companies that want their own purchase button<p>AT&T has introduced a new product called the LTE-M button, a programmable button that businesses can deploy to allow customers to place orders or send alerts.<p>The LTE-M button isn’t designed for consumers, but for businesses: it can be programmed and …

Amazon Web Services

Use This Simple Investing Strategy to Stay Ahead in a Rollercoaster Stock Market

What's up with this market?<p>Despite solid first quarter earnings, consistently strong jobs numbers and the continuation of a nine year bull market, …

Investing

‘Don’t be evil’ removed from Google’s code of conduct, except one line

Back in 2015 when Google reorganized and made Alphabet its parent company, the Silicon Valley giant almost wholly dropped its “don’t be evil” business-wide mantra for “do the right thing.” Now, in its latest code of conduct, the text has been completely removed except for a single inclusion at the …

Codes of Conduct

Hello Bank mengt zich in de strijd om uw smartphone

De wedren om de ultieme Belgische bankenapp wordt heviger nu ook BNP Paribas Fortis niet-financiële diensten wil aanbieden via zijn …

What is GDPR, and why should designers care?

Your complete guide to the new law, courtesy of designers, agencies, and privacy experts.<p>Many designers don’t work with data directly. So why should they care about the General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s far-reaching new privacy law? In short, GDPR will make privacy a mandatory design …

Privacy

EEA unveils standardised ethereum specification for enterprise deployment

With today’s Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) release of the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification 1.0, organizations and the global development …

Blockchain

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

Software

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

European Travel

How to Fix the Most Soul-Crushing Meetings

Meetings are notoriously one of organizational life’s most insufferable realities. U.S. companies spend more than $37 billion dollars a year on them. Employees in American companies spend more than one-third of their time in them. And 71% of senior managers view them as unproductive. In one global …

Management

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a bold attempt at changing how we work

Remember the Surface Hub? You probably don't. Unlike Microsoft's other PCs -- the Surface Pro, Book, Laptop and Studio -- the Hub was a giant and expensive device meant for workplace collaboration, not average consumers. It was never going to star in commercials or turn heads at Best Buy. And even …

Microsoft Teams

How to Make Sure Agile Teams Can Work Together

Increasing volatility, uncertainty, growing complexity, and ambiguous information (VUCA) has created a business environment in which agile collaboration is more critical than ever. Organizations need to be continually on the lookout for new market developments and competitive threats, identifying …

Management

Instagram Payments Could Be a Surprise Threat to PayPal

Facebook can offer payments service at cost, and generate more ad revenue.<p><b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) quietly rolled out payments in Instagram to some users …

Social Media

Google Drive gets a new look to match Gmail's redesign

In case you haven’t heard, Gmail got a big redesign recently that’s in the process of rolling out. Now Google Drive is getting a look to match.<p>The company today made a small announcement on its G Suite blog detailing the update. Here’s Google’s descriptions of the changes:<p>The logo in the top left …

Google Drive

Bankers With Broken English Are Luxembourg's Brexit Bottleneck

Luxembourg’s citizens can quickly impress with their language skills, switching with ease between their local tongue and German, French and …

Private Equity

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t …

Apps

Russia Eyeing Blockchain for National Bank Transfers System

Russia Eyeing Blockchain for National Bank Transfers System<p>The authorities of Russia are contemplating a major step toward applying blockchain …

Blockchain

Blockchain-expert Koen Vingerhoets: “Ik heb meer schrik van Google en Amazon dan van blockchain”

<b>Koen Vingerhoets is een op het eerste zicht atypische figuur: een blockchain veteraan die werkt voor KBC, een grote bank. Bitcoin, de eerste</b> …

7 Major Schools of Thought in Psychology

When psychology first emerged as a science separate from biology and philosophy, the debate over how to describe and explain the human mind and …

Psychology

How to Invest -- in Stocks, Bonds, Retirement Accounts, and More

Investing in stocks and bonds is easier than you might think. Here's how to get started and some investment strategies to consider.<p>If your retirement …

Investing

Samsung Pay gets cash back feature

Samsung is adding a cash back feature to its mobile payments service, enabling American users to get...

Samsung Pay

Bottomline Technologies Launches New Paymode-X APIs

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology that helps make …

Banking

When Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do

On a Saturday night in Modena, a picturesque city in one of the most well-known culinary regions of Italy, a couple and their two young sons dined at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana. The father ordered for the family “Tradition in Evolution,” a tasting menu with 10 of the …

Sous

IFTTT’s Latest Plan: Helping Legacy Companies Take On Tech Giants

The handy automation service has years of experience and millions of users. Now all it needs is a business model.<p>A brick-and-mortar powerhouse like grocery giant Kroger might not appreciate being called a “legacy” enterprise, but that’s the reality IFTTT is pitching as it tries to turn its …

Automation

11 new Gmail features, how they work, and when you'll get them

There's plenty to like about the new Gmail.<p>Google on Wednesday announced a brand new Gmail. Well, not brand new, but the company took the Gmail we all know and (maybe) love, added a ton of new features and overhauled the design.<p>By my count there are 11 new features in Gmail, some of which you can …

Apps

The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man. We were working hard on getting product-market fit right, so anything we could do to …

Entrepreneurship

How to fix one of Bitcoin’s biggest problems - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin and similar blockchain systems have a problem, and renowned MIT cryptographer Silvio Micali says he has a solution.<p>To make blockchains scale, …

Blockchain

The Blockchain For Real Estate, Explained

There is a lot being written about blockchains, bitcoin and related technologies, and for many real estate professionals, this is part of a brave, new, confusing world of technology. Like the original internet, the blockchain is a revolution in technology that will touch all people and all …

Blockchain

How to Get Out of a Meeting You Know Will Waste Your Time

You can often predict which meetings will be unproductive from the moment you receive the invitation. There’s the “team update” where you spend two hours listening to a rundown of how everyone spent their week, or the “planning meeting” where you hash out picayune details that should have been …

Management

5 Ways Chatbots Can Help Your Business

mohamed_hassan / PixabayObviously, when you own and run a business you want to make the most money possible. To do that you must diligently strive to …

Chatbots