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Speck-Size Computers: Now With Deep Learning

Michigan labs’ “micromotes” aim to make the IoT smarter Photo: University of Michigan and TSMC Photo: University of Michigan and TSMC <b>Mighty and Mini:</b> …

University of Michigan

The promise and impact of blockchain. Shortly analyzed.

We’ve heard a lot about Bitcoin and smart contracts lately. “Blockchain” more generally has been widely hailed as a “game changing” technology: …

Fund That Called the Smartphone Boom Piles Into Driverless Cars

Fund manager Elizabeth Soon is on the lookout for her third “a-ha” moment. If her latest theme pans out as well as the first two, investors should …

Driverless Cars

Can hyperconvergence simplify storage?

Q&A with Ron Nash, CEO of storage company Pivot3.<p>The first market for storage company Pivot3 was in video surveillance, but now the company is better …

Video Surveillance

Bad Writing is Destroying Your Team's Productivity, According to Harvard Research

How to solve one of the most overlooked and expensive business problems.<p>When we think of essential business skills, delegation, time management, and networking are probably at the top of everyone's list. However, a recent survey conducted by Harvard Business Review reveals that good writing is …

Creative Writing

The Greatest Barriers to Growth, According to Executives

A large, iconic multinational is now struggling to keep growing while being chased by leaner, more aggressive competitors. To find the next wave of growth, they were taking a hard look at their bureaucracy.<p>“When I joined the company, the front line management jobs were the best,” the CEO told us. …

Management

Pure Storage’s CEO on Choosing the Right Time for an IPO

Winni Wintermeyer<p>The Pure Storage IPO, in October 2015, was the culmination of a long process. The company was six years old and had completed six rounds of private funding. Pure had nearly 1,200 employees, and its annualized revenue was nearly $500 million. We’d waited longer and grown larger than …

Startups

The Uses And Misuses Of 'Big Data': A Conversation

The organizational theorist Geoffrey Moore once argued that “without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.” But without human intelligence, all the data and machine learning in the world won’t set you free. Moore’s freeway analogy is in fact more apt than he knew.<p>In 2011, …

Machine Learning

Business Intelligence: The Difference Between Clever And Wise

In the tech world in 2017, several trends emerged as signals amid the noise, signifying much larger changes to come.<p>As we noted in last year’s More …

What Everyone Should Know About Running Virtual Meetings

According to the new 2015 Work-Life Fit survey, nine out of 10 U.S. employees believe that their boss trusts them to get their work done – regardless of where or when.<p>It’s yet another indicator that the perpetual (and decades long) conversation about the flexible work environment has finally …

Participation

Can An MBA Change Lives? This Stanford AND Harvard Grad Thinks So

Investing in a business education is a major undertaking, and applicants focus a lot of attention on the immediate return that a place in a top business school will achieve. Whether in the data provided by schools on the latest graduating class, or in media rankings such as Forbes and the FT, …

Profit

24 Websites to Offer Coding at School

<i>This piece was co-authored with Rachel Paulter, marketer at Chalk.com.</i><p>Computer science (CS) education faces a crisis. The White House calls computer science "an economic and social imperative for the next generation of American students." Yet only 1 in 4 elementary and high schools teach …

Computer Science

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

These 7 technologies are turning science fiction into reality

It uses ultrasound to move objects around - drawing comparisons to the "tractor beam" from Star Wars. Rather than sucking in space ships, the technology could one day be used to operate microsurgical instruments and to directly target drugs to damaged tissues, without having to venture inside the …

Nobel Prize

10 Reasons E-commerce Startups Will E-xplode in 2016

Investors, both private and public alike, have shied away from e-commerce investing in recent years. However cautious, this might be the wrong …

eCommerce

5 Top Indicators for Startup Success, According to This TED Talk | Inc.com

Bill Gross is a smart guy. Twenty years ago he started Idealab. They have started over 100 companies. They have had some successes and many failures.<p>Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point what factors or factor accounts the most for …

Startups

The Reason Most Web Startups Fail

<i>Where do most web startups fail? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, former LiveRamp CEO, Chairman of Siftery, on Quora.</b><p>Most of the start-ups that actually fail, fail because the …

Startups

Meetings Waste Money, And Now You Can Calculate Just How Much

Use this in your pitch to remove a useless meeting from your schedule.<p>It’s well known that companies waste a lot of time and money organizing and having meetings. We waste time endlessly emailing to find time-slots that suit everybody. We waste time waiting for everyone to arrive. We waste time …

We aren't talking enough about cybersecurity

The top five issues are: the economy, education, energy and environment, immigration and health care. The sub issues were listed as: Civil rights, disabilities, fiscal responsibility, foreign policy, taxes and a dozen more.<p>Cybersecurity was not listed at all.<p>Let me tell you what is strange about …

Cybersecurity

AOL's identity crisis: The company may ditch the 'AOL' brand

The issue, according to chief marketing officer Allie Kline, is that there's a disconnect between the parent company and all the brands that are part of it.<p>For example, when she talks to people about AOL, they often mention how they use it as their mail service, while having absolutely no idea that …

Advertising

3 Hiring Hacks for Young Startups

It was 2013, I was wearing a nice suit, and I was being pseudo-interviewed in a New York apartment – by the parents of a candidate I wanted to hire. …

Employment

Diamonds In The Sand: 5 Coolest Startups Found Off The CES Strip

While CES’ 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space is dominated by giant corporations making incremental advancements, the real magic of the …

Virtual Reality

These e-commerce startups were the real Santas this holiday season

Thanks to technology, holiday shopping was a wholly different beast this year than it’s ever been.<p>According to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, retail shopping increased 7.9 percent, much thanks to a 20 percent increase in e-commerce sales. Customers this year did a lot of e-shopping, and that …

Startups

Startups Are Personal, Part One

I’m excited to kick off a series of posts that are co-authored by Mike Willee of Traklight. Mike has been part of the Traklight team for nearly two years, working tirelessly for our customers and tediously on our blog. We took to Haro.com to ask people about their biggest business mistakes, …

Entrepreneurship

'Googling Reality': Internet Of Things Extends Business' Ability To Sense And Respond

The Internet of Things literally has the potential to turn every object on this planet into a computer node. Is that a good thing? Who knows? But the proliferation of computing power and data opens up interesting new avenues for business. The challenge is figuring out what those avenues are, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume | Regina Hartley

Match Your Motivational Tactic to the Situation

How do you know if you are selecting the right motivational strategies to convince your employees, peers, and even yourself to work smarter and harder?<p>Behavioral scientists have been researching the different ways people motivate themselves and others for decades. Their experiments have shown, for …

Employee Engagement

Creating a Culture Where Employees Speak Up

All of us aspire to work for leaders who truly value our input. We’re looking for a “speak-up culture”—the kind of workplace where we feel welcome and included, free to express our views and opinions, and confident that our ideas will be heard and recognized. But it’s not just employees who benefit …

Employment

These 7 interview questions will help you hire top performers every time

As the co-founder and CEO of Koru, an immersive business-training program designed for newly-minted job seekers, Kristen Hamilton works to bridge the gap between graduation and employment, and place people in jobs where they'll excel. Working with candidates who lack real-world experience has had a …

Employment