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I Cofounded a Company and Led It to an IPO and a $2.5 Billion Acquisition. Here Are 5 Things I'd Do Differently

If you are a CEO or founder, or thinking of becoming one, don't ignore these lessons as you build your company.<p>From the outside-in, Trulia's path to its IPO and later acquisition was a smashing success. In reality, the road was fun but not without its share of major bumps along the way.<p>Now three …

Startups

The founder of a satellite imagery startup aiming to raise £20 million this year tells us how he is changing the commodity industry

LONDON — In only eighteen months a small group of data scientists in Glasgow have helped change the way commodity traders worldwide make decisions.<p>Scotland-based Bird.i is a satellite imagery startup whose analysis has propelled founder Corentin Guillo into boardrooms with major financial firms and …

Birds

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Mobile First to Mobile Always: Create the Right Customer Experience

<b></b>To say that today’s consumers are mobile is an understatement. When consumers started shopping online, desktop was the only option but in 2015, time …

What Is Machine Learning - A Complete Beginner's Guide In 2017

Computers have helped us to calculate the vastness of space and the minute details of subatomic particles. When it comes to counting and calculating, or following logical yes/no algorithms – computers outperform humans thanks to the electrons moving through their circuitry at the speed of light. …

Machine Learning

Here's what Jeff Bezos' 'Day 1' philosophy is all about

"The outside world can push you into Day 2 if you won't or can't embrace powerful trends quickly. If you fight them, you're probably fighting the future. Embrace them and you have a tailwind" — Jeff Bezos<p><b>'Day 1'</b><p>A recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, Amazon Exhibit 99.1 statement, …

Product Management

Everything Explained: Weight and Balance

<b>Empty Weight</b> Empty weight is defined as the total weight of an aircraft including all fixed ballast, unusable fuel, undrainable oil, total quantity …

How I joined the Bamboo Bicycle Club

‘How are you going to deal with the chat at the traffic lights?” asks James Marr, as we stare at a container full of bamboo. It’s a question posed from experience. Marr, a 30-year-old engineer, has grown accustomed to his bicycle trips being punctuated by the curiosity of strangers. That’s what you …

Forget Coding–Here’s The Skill You Need Most When You Start Your Career

Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.<p>It used to be that the only way to climb a career ladder was to pick up more skills. Learn how to do X, get paid more for it, and earn job-title Y. Up you went. Each new capability you mastered …

WEF 2018

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

Is It Really A Good Idea To Mix Golang And Android?

Google, the God of everything IT related, released an open-source programming language <b>Go</b>, back in 2009. That’s probably not news to you, if you have …

Android Apps

How An Ideo Alum And A DARPA Challenge Winner Built The Ultimate Crash-Proof Drone

The Snap aerial camera by Vantage Robotics draws inspiration from Formula 1 race cars.<p>A Formula 1 race car is designed so that in the event of a crash, individual parts and components can be removed and replaced in mere seconds. The same principles are at play for the Snap, an aerial camera that …

The Internet of Drones Is Coming

It's a good thing.<p>Commercial aviation was born in the later years of World War I, and so too was the need for air traffic control. With a sudden post-war excess of military aircraft, Britain and France began converting their light, reliable bombers into mail planes. Consequently, air traffic …

Drones

The 7 Stages of Business Ownership

There are seven main "stages" of business ownership, each with its own challenges and opportunities.<p>Building a business doesn't happen overnight. You don't build a business and then wait for it to grow. You start with a barely feasible idea and you nurture it, guiding it through several phases of …

Business Strategy

Disney's New Robot Can Climb Walls

Disney Research is developing a new generation of robots as a potential successor to the miniature smartphone-controlled Sphero BB-8 that you can buy …

5 Things to Watch For in 3D Printing in 2016

What is 3D printing good for?<p>That’s a question that’s become increasingly relevant in 2015, as the majesty of showing off 3D-printed trinkets has …

3D Printing

The 5 Things Successful Cyclists Do Each Day

Here's what a few awesome pro cyclists do each day to stay on top in the sport<p>Whether crushing the competition on a brutal Belgian cyclocross course, or overcoming all odds to launch a spectacular comeback following catastrophic injury, cycling’s crème de la crème pull off some truly impressive …

First Look: Ibis Trans-Fat Carbon Fat Bike

Based on Ibis' existing 29er hardtail, the Trans-Fat carbon fat bike is built for cold temps and big fun<p>Ibis has unveiled a fat bike version of the company’s existing carbon hardtail. For Ibis, development is easier than most: The existing 29er hardtail has a sliding/removable rear triangle, so the …

How These Amateur Cyclists Ride 10,000 Miles a Year

We found five non-pros with normal lives who’ve managed this impressive feat. Here are their tips for how you can do it, too.<p>Riding 10,000 miles in a year is no small feat for the amateur cyclist. If eking out a few lunch rides a week takes a toll on your schedule, clocking an average of nearly 200 …

Cool Things We Learned from Tour de France Strava Files

Very few can hope to ride at the GC-level, but reviewing computerized breakdowns of pros’ performances might give you the edge you need to try<p>Most riders will never sprint as fast or climb as long as the pros. But by reviewing their Tour de France Strava files, you’ll at least know where to start …

Men and Women Are Not Created Equal

Yeah, we just said that. When it comes to training, you should approach these four things differently.<p><b>Postride Meals</b><br>Men should down a protein drink or bar (aim for 25 grams) within 30 minutes of finishing an intense session. After that, you have three to six hours to get carbs into your …