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Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Sigfox brings its internet of things network to San Francisco

Over the next few months, a new wireless network will go live in the Bay Area from San Francisco down to Silicon Valley. This network won’t be …

Autodesk joins the 3D printer wars

MakerBot, 3D Systems, and other companies that have dominated the lower-end 3D printer space have a giant new player to contend with: Autodesk.<p>Wednesday, Autodesk announced its own 3D printer, along with an open-software 3D printing platform, known as Spark. The company did not directly reveal …

Autodesk

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …

Franchise redux: The professionalization of the sharing economy has deep implications

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest contribution by Drew Patterson, CEO of Room77 and co-founder of Jetsetter and Kayak.</i><p>It has been an eventful two weeks …

Tesla's Elon Musk: On Creating A 'Cool' Battery System For Home Energy Storage

Tesla Motors, which plans to build a giant lithium-ion battery factory, is keenly interested in the emerging energy storage market, where home and businesses owners might want to buy battery systems for backup power or for managing solar electricity generation and use.<p>The company has been thinking …

Marketing Can No Longer Rely on the Funnel

One of the central concepts of marketing and sales is the funnel — through which companies are supposed to systematically move prospects from awareness through consideration to purchase.<p>But consumers are now more informed, connected, and empowered than ever. Does the funnel still work in a digital, …

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 …

17th-century Hand-Painted Art Book Reminds Us of Pantone

Once upon a time—even before there existed a system called Pantone—artists were obsessed with categorizing color.<p>So much so that in 1692, one artist named A. Boogert—about whom not much seems to be known—undertook the task of writing a book on how to mix watercolors. Written in Dutch, the book now …

Capture 360-Degree HD Video With This Tiny UFO-Style Camera

Tools like Google Street View and even Apple's iPhone allow you to view the world as captured in panoramic photos, but a new camera called Centr …

A fight is brewing over control of the smart home and APIs are the weapon of choice.

In the land rush to get their connected devices into consumer homes, device makers are pushing design, convenience and new features for their point …

Flying Car Moves from Science Fiction Toward Reality

Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, though plenty of entrepreneurs and visionaries have struggled to make the concept a reality – including no less than the original Henry Ford.<p>The group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni that developed the Transition flying car …

Apple needs a big new idea, not financial engineering

Apple put on a great show for investors in its earnings report yesterday after the stock market closed.<p>The company reported quarterly earnings that …

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Silicon Valley Is The Stingiest Place For Equity Grants, But Remote Work Pays Off If You Can Find It

Sam Altman’s article this weekend exploring the topic of equity grants got me thinking about what startups offer new employees. While there are general notions in the industry about what equity to offer to folks at various stages of a startup’s lifecycle, there is little data available that shows …

A Yelp For Medicine, So Doctors Can Rate Whether Treatments Work

Medical professionals can’t possibly keep up with every new treatment for every disease. Now they can easily gain access to the collective wisdom of their profession.<p>A good doctor keeps up with the latest research and listens closely to patients. But even the best doctor can’t possibly know every …

Soon you’ll be able to drive in and out of a paid parking garage without paying

In Barney Pell’s world, coming in and out of a parking garage is a completely seamless experience. Paying is done effortlessly on a mobile device, the garage magically identifies cars and bills their owners’ cards, and you barely have to spend time thinking about parking.<p>This magical world is …

The dream office of the future: No email!

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Preact raises $4.6M, launches ‘customer success’ service

Preact really wants you to be successful.<p>The San Francisco cloud-based software startup raised $4.6 million today in an Series A round that Trinity Ventures led. In tandem with the hefty windfall of venture cash, the company also released it’s new software platform that it said uses “leading-edge …

IBM's Social Selling: The Computer Giant Finds B2B Leads in Social Media

For almost a century, IBM has made the computing tools that solved some of the world's big problems. IBM punch cards powered Eniac, the first big …

The Best Length for Online Content

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>I tend to get …

Google's Project Loon balloon circles Earth in a record 22 days

Google's Project Loon Wi-Fi broadcasting balloons can feasibly circle the Earth in 33 days -- a feat Ibis-167 recently tried to pull off. Jumping onto swift air currents and quickly changing altitudes, Ibis-167 was actually able to beat that time and circumnavigate the globe in a record 22 days.<p>"It …

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Comparing Startup Ecosystems: The Midwest vs. Silicon Valley

Last week, I attended the ”Reinventing America” summit in Chicago, produced by Forbes. There was a very interesting panel discussion about funding innovation beyond Silicon Valley, with a lot of new money funneling into the Midwest. One of the panelists was Mark Kvamme, the founder and Partner at …

This week in bitcoin: IRS declares bitcoin is property, price falls below $500

In this week’s bitcoin review, we recap the first formal U.S. government stance on the cryptocurrency and the market falling more than $100.<p>Everyone …

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FORTUNE — Later today I’m scheduled to interview the CEO of an enterprise technology company that next week will announce a new round of venture capital funding. It’s the sort of thing that I get asked to do a lot — probably a dozen times per day — but agreed to this one because of a very brief PR …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

Bill Gates Sounds Skeptical Of Zuckerberg's WhatsApp Deal: 'I Hope It Works Out For Him'

Bill Gates sounded a skeptical note about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to pick up WhatsApp on ABC's “This Week" Sunday.<p>Gates seemed critical of the price Facebook paid for its recent acquisition. “Fifty years ago, no 55-person company was bought for $19 billion. And that’s a good thing,” …

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?

In short: robotics world domination<p>Looking back, Google’s emergence as a robotics powerhouse seems obvious—and inevitable. First came the scattered hires of roboticists and the release of self-driving cars into Bay Area traffic. Then, the search giant reportedly bought two humanoid HUBO robots from …

The Best PR Advice You’ve Never Heard - from Facebook’s Head of Tech Communications

“Imagine you’re sitting across from a reporter at lunch. You’re telling them what you do, your story, why they should care about your product. You …