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The Data Warehouse Has Failed, Will Cloud Computing Die Next?

There’s a trend in IT firms. CEOs and evangelists like to try and coin the next major buzz phrase with the word ‘data’ in it. There’s big data, fast data, data analytics, data provenance, time-series data and then there are data lakes, data marts and the data warehouse.<p>TechTarget defines the data …

Big Data

15 Exercises for Lower Abs That Will Set Your Core on Fire

There are endless ways to work your abs, but lower abs exercises are usually the hardest to come by. The upper abs and obliques tend to get all the …

Workouts

How These Three Women Made Mid-Career Pivots Into Data Science

There’s more than one path into a successful data job than through the university system’s “talent pipeline.”<p>In the U.S., women earn about 40% of undergraduate degrees in STEM fields overall, according to a recent study, yet receive less than 20% each of the degrees awarded in computer science, …

Business Development

Why You Should Start a Consulting Company

Short version? You can build the business you want.<p>Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be …

Small Business

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA

Want to learn about digital marketing? Monetizing your content? Scaling your startup? There's a podcast for that.<p>I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising …

Entrepreneurship

Downtown development boom set to move into South Central L.A. as city approves controversial high-rise complex

The building boom that has transformed downtown over the last decade pushed farther south Tuesday, with the Los Angeles City Council approving a $1.2-billion residential, hotel and retail project below the 10 Freeway in the city's historic South Central core.<p>The high-end development has been …

The vast majority of my money comes from passive income, and I think it's an invaluable tool for anyone

I kept my expenses low, my savings were high as a relative percentage of my income, and I was avoiding self-inflicted financial wounds like loading up on a lot of fixed expenses (cars, rent, etc).<p>I still had an abundance of time, since my girlfriend was still in college, and so I started a blog. …

How To Fundraise For Your Business And Beat The Odds

Fundraising is tough and is likely something founders will need to do several times as their company grows.<p>The odds of raising capital are small, however. If you’re in that lucky group of founders who successfully closed a round of funding, over time, your chances of having continued success at …

The 15 Most Profitable Industries to Start a Business (and the 15 Least Profitable)

Want to start a new business? Here are some ideas for which industries to consider and which to possibly avoid.<p>Thinking of starting a profitable small business? Looking to partner with or sell services to other profitable small businesses?<p>Or just hoping to avoid starting a business in an incredibly …

Small Business

Here’s why Microsoft is giving nearly a third of its New York employees memberships at WeWork

The company plans to take 300 We memberships — WeWork's basic, flexible membership plan — in two WeWork spaces in New York. Those 300 employees make up 70% of Microsoft's global marketing and sales teams in New York.<p>The company also has 40 employees working in a private office in an Atlanta WeWork …

12 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

5 Ways to Test Drive New Business Ideas and Earn Money

You don't have to risk everything to get your project or business off the ground.<p>Having too many ideas and choices can actually stop us from taking action. As the American Psychological Association reports, having too many choices can lead to simple, snap judgments - or not doing anything at …

Small Business

waterfalls in Northern California

When it comes to chasing waterfalls, you'd be hard-pressed to find a region in North America more prolific than Northern California. From a sheer …

7 Startups Making Life Easier for Small-Business Owners

Being a small- business owner just became a bit easier with these tools.<p>It takes one to know one--in personal and professional life! If you're a small business owner, depending on a startup to help make your life and job easier is a savvy move. Other small businesses have walked similar paths, know …

Small Business

Apps news, reviews, photos and video - Pocket-lint

16 May 2018<p>If you're anything like us at Pocket-lint, you're now super aware of the amount of data you give companies, like Apple.Whether it's …

Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time

Last month, officials in Washington, DC proposed having Uber respond to some 911 calls for ambulances<p>"The issue of transit usage was not about infrastructure... it’s about convenience and control."<p>Uber ridership within Altamonte exploded, rising tenfold<p>Unlike taxis, Uber isn’t required to provide …

Transportation

5 Tips To Becoming A Millionaire By Selling On Amazon

5 steps that could help make you a millionaire.<p>28-year-old Greg Mercer is one of the new breed of Millennial Entrepreneurs who understands how to launch a successful start-up that generates sales quickly. In less than two years he has gone from being a solo entrepreneur earning a few thousand per …

eCommerce

When the Streets Have No Names, Three Words Will Suffice

A new addressing system from a British company may have finally found a solution to a problem that affects close to 4 billion people around the …

5 common mistakes in chatbot design

Creating a chatbot is no walk in the park. While it’s true that now anyone can craft a good enough bot, it’s still easy to mess up a conversational UX. As for any creative enterprise, in bot design, the devil is in the details.<p>At BotSociety, we really care about chatbot design, so we have put …

Moleskine Has Opened A Cafe. Doodlers Welcome

The famed notebook maker’s latest creativity-celebrating venture revolves around coffee.<p>Tucked inside every Moleskine notebook is a slip of paper that tells the brand’s history. Picasso, Hemingway, and Matisse famously sketched, wrote, and mused in generic black notebooks made by a small …

Doodling

Bad news for Apple: Chinese teens don’t want to spend more than $150 on a phone

Photo credit: Harold Groven.While the average Chinese shopper is becoming more carefree when it’s time to buy a new phone, China’s teens are counting …

How Amazon Echo Could Serve as Your New Business Analyst

Picture this. You’re meeting with your board of directors. Someone requests more details about a sales forecast. Instead of booting up a laptop …

How Seattle is poised to be an epicenter for machine learning and artificial intelligence

Seattle is poised to be an epicenter for machine learning and artificial intelligence.<p>That’s one takeaway from the inaugural Machine Learning / …

Artificial Intelligence

SQL vs. NoSQL Databases: What’s the Difference?

In the world of database technology, there are two main types of databases: <b>SQL</b> and <b>NoSQL</b>—or, relational databases and non-relational databases. The …

Databases

Amazon, Microsoft invest billions as computing shifts to cloud

As cloud computing proliferates, its leading providers — Amazon and Microsoft among them — have unleashed a torrent of capital spending to build the …

Before Getting A Loan, Check Out State-Level Funding Opportunities

As a startup entrepreneur it may seem easy, or unavoidable, to go the usual route of regional bank loans or sweet-talking your relatives to fund your business.<p>But there could be a much simpler route right in your own backyard, especially if your business is aligned with a local hotbed of activity. …

Small Business

For Entrepreneurs: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

In a digitally connected world, ideas are easy to share, distribute and, unfortunately, even steal.<p>By definition, an entrepreneur is a person who "<i>runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business venture, idea, or good or service offered for sale. The entrepreneur is</i> …

Why Traditional Products Are Moving To The Cloud Faster Than Ever

Since 2005, everyone has been talking about the effect the cloud is having on businesses.<p>If you look at some of the most successful companies such as Box, they have taken this simple idea and focused on giving anyone access to anything they want, provided it's on the cloud.<p>Similarly, companies such …

Mobile Devices

How Silicon Valley can put local businesses back on the map

I come from a small-business family. My mom has owned three small businesses; most recently, a medical clinic in the South Bay. But it was in her first business, a Chinese restaurant outside Chicago, where I saw firsthand the challenges facing small-business owners.<p>When politicians say that “small …

20-Year-Old Kid Wants to Outbid Verizon and AT&T for Spectrum

The upcoming government airwave license auction is expected to raise more than $30 billion as leading mobile carriers scramble to grab more spectrum …