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Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

10 Ways to Help You Innovate and Get Stuff Done

<i>West Stringfellow is the CPO of Bigcommerce.</i><p>Innovation is simple. You don’t have to be a genius, or boast an MBA from Harvard, or carry some McKinsey strategy in your back pocket. You don’t even have to have an original idea. You simply have to be able to get shit done.<p>Gates, Ellison, Jobs and …

10 Cool Mobile Apps from Cisco You Don’t Know But Should

How many apps do you have on your mobile phone or tablet? Too many? Do you use all of them? If you do, you’re in the minority. 22% of people use an app only once after they have downloaded it, according to a study by Localytics.<p><b>My own iPhone is full of apps, some of which I rarely use — but also</b> …

Why Your Favorite App Isn’t Business-Related And How It Can Be

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Todd McKinnon is CEO of identity management firm Okta.</i><p>Think about your favorite app. Let me guess. It’s a consumer app — something like Uber, Instagram or Pinterest. So what do we do to get business apps into that list of favorites?<p>It’s rare to hear end users rave about an enterprise …

We’re approaching the post-Internet age. You need to learn about mesh networks

Once, the Internet was the paradigm of decentralized, anonymous, citizen-based, secure communication. Now, mesh networks are being touted for that role.<p>Mesh networks are small, standalone communications exchanges that rely on phones (or other devices) talking directly to each other, with their …