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These Are The Five Key Battlegrounds For The Big Tech Platforms In 2017

Technology companies will increasingly invest in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other emerging tech next year.<p>Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish …

How Instagram and Snapchat Are Distorting Your View of Entrepreneurship

Your biggest misconceptions on entrepreneurship might be coming from social media. Here's how to avoid them.<p>Working with entrepreneurs has been one of the most interesting things I've done in my career. Particularly because I've been working in this space for nearly 10 years, before it was cool and …

15 Things You Must Give Up To Be Happy & Happier - OLBlog

Being happy should be simple! Give up things for happiness? Maybe it sounds some insane rules to become happier, But if you really want to be happy, …

5 essential keys to building a multi-million dollar company

What does it take to build a company valued at over a hundred million dollars?<p>A while back, I had asked this question to Ambarish Gupta, CEO and Founder at Knowlarity, a major cloud telephony company.<p>Incorporated in 2009, Knowlarity has 15,000 customers in more than 65 companies across the world. …

Valve shows off new VR controller prototypes

Valve's Steam Dev Days conference is going on right now in Seattle, and the company is sharing details of upcoming hardware in typically low-key fashion. While there aren't any official announcements yet, attendees have been posting about new virtual reality controller prototypes that go far beyond …

Google and Facebook are destined to wage a decade-long war for the future

Back in April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his grand ten-year roadmap, showing the company's trajectory from now through 2026.<p>Here's that slide again, in case you missed it:<p>It points the way to Facebook's ideal future: A world where everybody's connected to the internet, where we talk to …

Oculus will bring VR to the web with React VR and Carmel VR browser

VR won’t be confined to apps. Oculus just announced the ReactVR javascript framework for building WebVR experiences that can run on the forthcoming Oculus VR web browser codenamed “Carmel”.<p>The Carmel developer preview will become available soon, and will run on any Oculus device. It allows users to …

Facebook invents “virtual reality emoji” gestures

Shake your fist and your VR avatar’s face will turn “angry.” Put your hands on your face Home Alone-style to express “shock.” Triumphantly thrust your hands in the air and your virtual self’s face will show “joy.”<p>These are what Facebook calls “VR emoji,” and they’re the company’s vision for how …

PlayStation VR game roundup: Batman, tanks, funky cubes, and more

PlayStation VR is here. GamesBeat is digging into how much we like it, its positives and negatives compared to the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, and are streaming some games. With 40 apps and games at launch, we’ve decided to turn to our partners at UploadVR to give us a hand at diving into the …

Google starts deploying its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans: first prototypes spotted

While Tesla’s fleet recently reached 222 million miles driven on Autopilot in about a year, Google’s fleet of self-driving cars just passed the 2-million miles mark last month after 7 years on the road. As we previously discussed, Tesla’s Autopilot miles are not really equivalent to Google’s …