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How To Use Data To Plan Your Startup Budget

<i>Rotem Landa is Head of Finance at Yotpo. Prior to that, he worked at PriceWaterhouse Coopers for seven years as a Senior Manager in the High-Tech group of PwC Israel, dealing primarily with startups and VCs.</i><p>How can a startup use data to create a formula when they’re in a highly unpredictable stage …

7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

On the surface, successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else.<p>But look closely and you'll see that in a few ways they are very, very different--and so is how they start and run their businesses.<p>1. They always prefer action to thinking.<p>A detailed plan is great, but stuff happens, and …

This Austin startup thinks it can help IT leaders help each other

Ah, the IT department. Relegated to the role of resident crank, IT will never be the sexiest branch of the company tree. It is, however, absolutely …

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

*This article co-written with author Ken Goffman.<p>One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures.<p>Used to be, folks were way too …

Singularity

Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem

I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me. A fifth person with robo street cred told me on background that people in the community fear that publicly talking …

Virtually Human: We need human rights for cyberconscious beings.

<i>This</i> <i>essay is adapted from</i> Virtually Human: The Promise—and the Peril—of Digital Immortality <i>by Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D, published by St. Martin’s</i> …

Gallery: Visions of Interstellar Starship Travel

Spaceships of the Future<p>Credit: Adrian Mann<p>Hungary-based space illustrator Adrian Mann is a graphical engineer for Project Icarus, an effort to …

Will Toyota's fuel cell sedan target Tesla's Model S?

Imagine a smooth, quiet, comfortable largish sedan that emits nothing with a range of 250 miles or more; one that pegs its driver as a person in the vanguard of advanced technology vehicles.<p>That sounds like the Tesla Model S electric car, you say?<p>No, no, no, that would be Toyota’s upcoming hydrogen …

Google finally has a true Office competitor for mobile

With the release of Slides and QuickOffice integration, Google's office suite is finally complete<p>Today at its annual Google I/O conference, the company finally found a way to make its mobile office solution sensible. It announced several pieces of the Office puzzle that finally make its …

Using Android L: a first look at Google's future

Google is making some big changes to Android for its so-called “L release” this fall, and starting today, it’s giving interested developers the chance to take an early look at it. Naturally, we wanted to try it out too, so we got the preview running on a Nexus 5 to see what it’s like.<p>There are …

Android can now keep your work and personal lives separate

Google today announced a new feature coming to Android that will make it easier for companies to deploy Android devices to their employees. The new data separation feature lets both corporate and persona applications coexist on a the same device, without having their data shared between them. …

Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy’s battery factory & the future of solar storage

Advertisement<p>45 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Katie Fehrenbacher, Gigaom<p>Drive about 45 minutes southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, out to the edge …

Urban Observatory Offers Up Sustainability Metrics, Visualized

What if instead of spending weeks or months on a feasibility study for a new transportation or construction project, a city or business could simply consult a site where publicly available data has already been analyzed along metrics such as population density, traffic patterns or available green …

LG will reveal a circular smartwatch next week to compete with the Moto 360

Of the three Android Wear smartwatches introduced at Google's developer conference in June, the Moto 360 was by far the crowd favorite; its circular watchface gives it a classic, elegant look, and a stark contrast to the squarish Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch. It turns out that LG wasn't very …