Gerald Lui

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A behind-the-scenes look at how GE is using design to change how people use its machines

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Tucked into the back of an office park about a 45 minute drive east from San Francisco sits an unusual 12,000 …

That's a Wrap! The Best of TNW Europe Conference 2014

As The Next Web Conference Europe 2014 draws to a close, we’ve got just enough time to bring you a round up of the most exciting speakers, breakout sessions, and startups from the show this year.<p>We’d also like to thank everyone who attended for coming along, without you, none of this would be …

Date your future boss with LinkedIn-style dating app

LinkedUp, a dating app drawing from social business network LinkedIn, aims to help you find love as well as a new job<p>A dating app drawing on the business networking site LinkedIn has been launched to help you search for love alongside potential employment.<p>The newly launched LinkedUp mixes business …

7 Interesting Startups from TNW Europe Boost

We’ve already picked the winner – Pocket Anatomy – of our Boost early stage startup program at TNW Europe 2014, but here are a few companies from the demo floor that piqued my interest.<p>CompanyMatch<p>Most recruiters look at your experience and skills when evaluating candidates for a job, but …

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." Forget a Retina Display; it boasted a monochromatic screen with a green backlight. And how's this for …

Mobile

Apple vs. Google: A world view on the mobile gaming war

Mobile platforms are taking over the world, and nothing gets more downloads or makes more money on iOS and Android than video games.<p>Google’s and Apple’s software platforms have enabled developers of all sizes to get their products in front of customers around the world. This benefits the people …

Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

When I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.”<p>How many deals do we see? How many meetings? How often do we conduct due diligence? How many of those companies do we invest in?<p>I thought it would be helpful to provide visibility about the VC pipeline, while also outlining …

OpenStack has wooed developers for years, now it’s time to charm users

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>OpenStack promises a lot: Robust clouds that can support both specialized private and massive public workloads but without …

China's Baidu Launches Mobile Wallet Service

China’s mobile payments market is heating up, with nearly $1.6 trillion in transactions made in 2013. Now search giant Baidu has jumped into the fray to offer up a mobile wallet service as well, seeking to compete with the two other Internet giants, Alibaba and Tencent, for a slice of the pie.<p>“We …

Created With Imogen Heap, Mi.Mu Turns Hand Gestures Into Music

This embed is invalid<p>Made in collaboration with British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, the Mi.Mu glove turns the arms and hands of performers into musical instruments. Currently on Kickstarter, the project has raised about £67,000 (about $112,800) so far and has 16 days to reach its £200,000 …

Endur: A 3D-Printable Polypropylene Substitute

Polypropylene is one of your go-to plastics for injection molding, and being both flexible and tough, you can do sexy things like making living …

Prototypes

Springtime for Vincent

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Daily Inspiration #1732

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design

Meet The 35-Year-Old Financier Who Holds The Guinness World Record For Selling The Most Expensive Life Insurance Policy

Frances, who runs SG, LLC, in Santa Barbara, Calif., helped put together a $201 million policy for a "well-known" Silicon Valley billionaire in the tech space.<p>It involved more than a dozen underwriters to put together the transaction. It was complicated, but Frances says that's his firm's …

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With access to all 7 of our newsletters, you’ll know about all the important developments in the digital industry that are impacting your company, your bottom line, and even your career.<p>Our newsletter services give you the context around critical developments so that you can run your business more …

Why Google's Now Encrypting Data In The Cloud

In what seems to be a response to increased anxiety about the privacy of data stored online among both consumers and businesses following revelations of extensive spying by US government agencies, Google announced that Google Cloud Storage, a service used by third-party developers to build cloud …

3D Companies Push the Gaming Industry Forward With New Alliance

Soon you won't simply play your video games — you'll <i>be</i> your video games.<p>That's the idea behind immersive 3D and gesture-based games that put the …

12 Habits of Really Successful People (‘Mad Men’ Edition) | Inc.com

Years go by, fashion changes, but the things that really successful people do each day are timeless.<p>Here's a case in point: <i>Mad Men</i>, the hit television show about the partners and employees in a 1960s advertising agency, which aired its last episode in 2015.<p>I've written before about how the real …

Big Data Isn't Just For Big Businesses Anymore

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh goodness, there are those words again: big data. As a business owner these words are starting to sound like nothing more than a catch phrase, or worse yet a catch all for the world-gone digital. Begging the question, will ignoring the …

Don’t Judge Struggling Entrepreneurs So Harshly

If your startup is failing, struggling, or just taking a long time to get off the ground, your self-esteem might be taking a hit. But it shouldn’t, …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

Manuel Lima: The Book of Trees

Data is a powerful tool. Whether it's used for education, research, policies or everyday decision-making, numbers hold power—and often a simple value doesn't best convey their meaning. Portuguese-born and NYC-based designer, researcher and author Manuel Lima gives meaning to data through …

Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines

Our robot overlords are already here.<p>We’re just anthropomorphizing our technology in more subtle ways than we’d imagined in the past. We stigmatize …

Microsoft: virtual reality needs a cure before we put it on Xbox

Microsoft's dropped some more clues that it's warming to the idea of virtual reality.<p>Speaking to Syracuse, Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson), director of …

New York Auto Show Preview: The Best Cars of 2014

The McLaren MP4-12C has an astounding 616 horsepower and will hit 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds. It was McLaren’s first production vehicle since the demise of the legendary F1 in 1998 and is designed to handle anything Ferrari, Aston Martin or Lamborghini can throw at it.<p>But it doesn’t hold …

Billionaire Mark Cuban Launched A New App Described As 'WhatsApp Meets Snapchat'

Now Cuban is attempting to dive deeper into the mobile-app arena with his latest project, Cyber Dust.<p>Forbes writes that this iOS app is described as "WhatsApp meets Snapchat."<p>It's a free texting app that lets you send messages and photos in a sort of chat room, but the messages self-destruct after …