Albert Mukiria

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Platforms, Applications, and Idealism

My keynote at the Twilio developer conference on September 19, 2013 in San Francisco. Reflections on the internet as a platform, why applications like Square, Uber, and the Google autonomous vehicle tell us what that platform makes possible, and why it's imperative for entrepreneurs to create more …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

5 More Creative Ways to Beat Photographer's Block

I’m sure this is hardly the first article you’ve read on this topic, but it’s worth revisiting from time to time because, at some point, we all …

Pinterest's Visual Web Makes Way For Text

Usually, social networks determine how users use their products. But today Pinterest has unveiled updates that make its platform more accommodating to a function that its users have been wanting for some time.<p>As a response to pinners’ increased use of Pinterest as a visual bookmarking platform for …

People really like to talk to inanimate objects, it seems. "Hello Lamp Post," which enabled people in Bristol to chat with lamp posts, bridges, and other objects via SMS, was a huge success: http://f-st.co/bI18JW6

Urwerk EMC Watch Is World’s First Precision Mechanical Watch That You Can Adjust and Monitor

<b>Urwerk EMC Watch</b> is the perfect timepiece for you, control freaks. The company innovation and anti-establishment spirit has been channeled into a …

Incredible Hyperrealistic Drawings of Everyday Objects

Milan-based Italian illustrator and graphic designer Marcello Barenghi creates hyperrealistic drawings of ordinary objects that boggle the mind. It's hard to believe that the artist uses a standard set of art supplies to reproduce the likeness of everyday items, including anything from a bag of …

The Final 6 Disrupt SF Startups: Cota, Dryft, Fates Forever, Layer, Regalii And Soil IQ

This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco has hit attendance records and been one of the most exciting we’ve ever had. Over the past few days, 3200 people have walked through the concourse to watch Valley titans and newcomers hash it out with the TechCrunch team — including Marc Benioff’s moving …

What PayPal's Rocky Beginnings Can Teach You About Startup Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As CEO of a startup in launch mode, you could build a product or service and sell to any customer. Make a list of all the possible market segments and specific measures used to evaluate these segments and you might run out of resources …

Big Data: The Digital Backbone Of Formula 1

<i>by Val Bercovici, NetApp Cloud Czar in the Office of the CTO</i><p>Formula 1 Grand Prix racing hits the silver screen next weekend in <i>Rush</i>, a Ron Howard film depicting the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 F1 season. But while Howard will surely deliver all the high-speed …

Reviewz'n'Tips - Make a Head Start in Blogging

There is a wide variety of elements that determine how fast or how slow your blog will load. Some of the ones that you have a more direct control …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Content is king. That's pretty much a given these days, right? Unfortunately, content can often get lost or jumbled among emails, instant messages, …

Is the Middle East the next new market for tech startups?

<i>[This is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, "Startup Rising" by Christopher M. Schroeder. Copyright © 2013 by the author and reprinted by</i> …

Gumroad API

Gumroad API Reference<p>The Gumroad OAuth API is based around REST. We return JSON for every request, including errors.<p>We've tried to make it as easy to …

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy

On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth across the board. The 63-year-old photographer with two children in college was downsized by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2009. …

Why cards are the future of the web

Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.<p>We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and …

How to Have a Personal Life Once Startup Fever Sets In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many entrepreneurs, the lines between work and home are blurred or have been completely erased. Entrepreneurs are driven people and their success is dependent upon their hard work and on decisions they make. What's more, many …

You've been hearing it for 7 seasons. In 8 days, it's time for the #FinalBurn.

Hate Risk? You Could Be The Perfect Entrepreneur

I have never seen studies on this–and if you are aware of any please send me a note–but just about every entrepreneur I know is very conservative with their personal investments.<p>If you think about it for a second, that isn’t surprising. After all, starting something new is in large part beyond your …

Project Loon simulations test internet from above the clouds, virtually

To make sure Google's Project Loon is more internet via balloon than pie in the sky, the search giant turned to data simulations. Loon Rapid Evaluator Dan Piponi's goal was to determine the possibility of a "nicely spaced flock of balloons" to provide reliable airborne internet. Proper spacing is …

Wearables aren’t just for consumers. Enterprise can benefit too.

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Wearable computing looks like the next big trend in technology. Or at least one of the dozens that are being crowned right …

Samsung Galaxy Gear: the smartwatch paving the way for a wearable future?

Will Samsung's latest smartwatch be a revolutionary new category, asks Matt Warman<p>On Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung will seek to kickstart a whole new category of electronics. After the smartphone and the tablet, both pioneered by Apple, the South Korean electronics giant will unveil its smart …

Wearable Tech

Last week on Research: smart homes and the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>It may be August, but that doesn’t mean things have slowed down over here at GigaOM HQ. This week alone, we looked at how …

Can You Trust the Cloud?

Marcus asks,<p>"Is it safe to trust the cloud? I've heard over and over again about how the benefits of "the cloud." I'm worried though that if I store …

Is computer science for you?

An obsession with studying computer science led Marily Nika to pursue her dream - eventually.<p>I was six years old when I found my brother’s book on BASIC programming and started experimenting with the house’s 286 PC machine. A few 'accidental' mild booting errors and a few missing core system files …

Skype: How the online chat revolution changed lives

<b>It's been 10 years since Skype came on to the scene.</b><p>The internet chat service wasn't the first to allow people to make voice calls over the internet.<p>But by allowing the public to make computer-to-computer calls free and using peer-to-peer technology - which meant that connections improved the more …