Michael Roberts

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If You're Not Tapping into the Liquid Workforce, You're Not Innovating

Why Unicorns and the Fortune 500 are hiring "liquid workers" to move fast and grow<p>Because I have an unusual work history, a lot of people ask me how it is possible for startups to innovate so quickly while corporations can't. Since I've been employee #150,000 at American Express and employee #9 at …

Microsoft is in bad shape — but it could have been much worse

That, in fact, may have been the chief reason former CEO Steve Ballmer lost his job.<p>The longtime executive failed to properly address the smartphone and tablet markets as they developed.<p>His inaction made it easier for Apple and Alphabet's Google to establish the iPhone, iPads, and the various …

Six Startups Primed To Disrupt The Sports Industry Thanks To 500 Accelerator

Entrepreneurship is hard. Building a company from scratch – especially one whose value proposition is inherently different from anything else that exists in the marketplace – is a tall order for even the most experienced of business executives. The task becomes even more difficult when the start-up …

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5 Unique Features Of Google Compute Engine That No IaaS Provider Could Match

Google Compute Engine (GCE), the infrastructure service of Google Cloud Platform, is a late entrant in the market. Amazon EC2 was announced in 2006 while Microsoft added VMs to Azure in 2012. Google announced the general availability of GCE only in late 2013.<p>Despite being the laggard in the IaaS …

Periscope's New Drone Video Broadcast Feature Lets You Pretend to Be a Bird

Who hasn’t wished they could fly and see the world through a bird’s point of view?<p>Drones, which are essentially flying cameras, have made it possible …

Why You Have Revelations in the Shower

And why you always will.<p>We're geniuses in the shower. Groundbreaking ideas (or just like, really cool thoughts) come to us mid-scrub. We are not, unfortunately, geniuses in front of our computers at the office. According to Science of Us, that's because our brain doesn't use the same thought …

IoT Research Report & Ecosystem on Internet of Things

Business Insider<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution is picking up speed and it will change how we live, work, and entertain ourselves in a million ways big and small.<p>From agriculture to defense, retail to healthcare, everything is going to be impacted by the growing ability of businesses, …

Crowdfunding project of the week: Jiffy will keep your devices charged with no outlets

It is the weekend and we know you are expecting your dose of crowdfunding awesomeness. Like every Sunday, we have a featured crowdfuding project of the week coming from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Both host great campaigns, powering amazingly innovative technology, but they are also full …

THE MOBILE MARKETING REPORT: How marketers are reaching mobile consumers

BI Intelligence<p>Mobile marketing is getting more spotlight these days. Revenue from mobile advertising accounted for 30% of total ad spend in the first half of 2015, according to the IAB, and it's on track to account for more than one-third in the second half of the year. Despite this growth, mobile …

You can now download 300TB of data from the Large Hadron Collider

If you ever wanted to take a look at raw data produced by the Large Hadron Collider, but are missing the necessary physics PhD, here's your chance: CERN has published more than 300 terabytes of LHC data online for free. The data covers roughly half the experiments run by the LHC's CMS detector …