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How to get your app noticed before it dies

“There are two kinds of people in this world: the workers and the hustlers. The hustlers never work and the workers never hustle.”<p>Yes, I just quoted a line from “Cocktail.” It’s a movie that aligns well with the world of tech as we know it today. Being an entrepreneur today involves getting noticed …

Microsoft suggests bias in media's 'puzzling' Steve Ballmer coverage

As members of the press and public weigh in on Steve Ballmer's impending departure from Microsoft, the company is today delivering an emphatic message: the best is still to come. But Redmond isn't happy about the tone of media coverage in recent days. VP of communications Frank Shaw has taken to …

Steve Ballmer

To Grow Sweeter Produce, California Farmers Turn Off The Water

A week without water can easily kill the average person.<p>But a garden that goes unwatered for months may produce sweeter, more flavorful fruits than anything available in most mainstream supermarkets — even in the scorching heat of a California summer. Commercial growers call it "dry farming," and …

Microsoft Vs. Medium: A Tale Of Two Office Cultures

In the flood of stories about Steve Ballmer's time at the helm of Microsoft, a troubling symbol of the company's office culture keeps emerging. It's called "stack ranking," a system that had corrosive effects on Microsoft employees by encouraging workers to play office politics at the expense of …

Chinese shopping ‘till they drop … online

Add one more fact about China's burgeoning economy to the shopping cart.<p>The e-commerce market in the world's most populous country is expected to leapfrog that of the United States this year to become the world's largest by total customer spending, management consultancy firm Bain & Company …

eCommerce

The US professionals quitting the rat race to become farmers

<b>Farming has always been a hard way to make a living.</b><p>Now, a small but - anecdotally - growing group of Americans are leaving the structure and security of an office job for the gruelling, yet rewarding work of earning money from the land.<p>Some want to be a part of improving the food supply for …

Agriculture

Microsoft says Ballmer's plan still applies

Microsoft is telling employees that a reorganization plan by departing Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will go forward, seeking to reassure senior managers who are concerned that the search for a successor will throw turnaround efforts into disarray.<p>Some members of Microsoft's senior …

Steve Ballmer

96-Year-Old Man's Love Song to His Late Wife Tops iTunes Charts

Earlier this summer, Illinois-based music recording studio Green Shoe Studio launched a singer-songwriter contest open to the public in the hopes of getting to know local talent, but they had no idea that 96-year-old Peoria resident Fred Stobaugh would enter with a heartwarming song dedicated to …

Justin Timberlake

The 5 hottest areas for mobile development tools

<i>This post was written by by Todd Anglin, EVP cross-platform tools and services at Telerik, a developer services company.</i><p>Mobile is the ultimate disruptor. It is disrupting the way people interact with computers. It is disrupting the way people interact with each other. It is disrupting the way …

Mobile Experience 2013 News

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Bangkok at dusk | Thailand (by Sanchai Loongroong)

The one thing that makes a company last forever

All companies hit rough patches from time to time. But only a few manage to survive decade after decade—some of them in a form that bears no resemblance to the original organization. Nokia began in 1865 as a riverside paper mill along the Tammerkoski Rapids in southwestern Finland. In the late …

Innovation

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

Nanotech

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

49 Amazing Outdoor Water Walls For Your Backyard

Pebbles are often chosen to fill the base of water walls.<p>A water wall is another water body that is perfect for your garden and has a relaxing sound …

Let’s Patch : Self Watering Patch Planter for Herbs and Greens

Grow your food from home, it can be done easily thanks to <b>Let’s Patch</b> project. It’s designed for urban gardeners or families on-the-go, no more …

Gardening

SONTE: iPhone/iPad Android DIY WiFi Digital Shades

WHY SONTE Film?<p>Our reason for starting this project is simple - curtains have been around for thousands of years without much improvement. The small …

Smart film for your windows and panes

Easy<br>installation<p>SONTE Film does not require you to replace your windows and it can be cut to any size and retro-fit onto any existing windows or …

Living Rooms

Kickstarting: An iPhone App To Turn Windows From Clear To Opaque

Tap an icon. Instant privacy. Magic? Nope. Just the future of DIY home upgrades.<p>Blinds are a clumsy technology. And generally, they can’t offer privacy to your windows without cutting out light. So when your blinds are down, you might as well not have a window at all.<p>A startup named Sonte has a …

Musguard Rollable Bike Fender Keeps Your Back Clean for Water and Mud While Riding Your Bike

Jurij Lozić, a Slovenian designer, is the person behind this innovative <b>Musguard</b>. The inspiration came when this designer studied in Milan, Italy 5 …

Industrial Design

A Photographer Imagines Secret Worlds Inside Our Computers

Mark Crummett uses circuit boards, discarded motherboards, and tiny figurines to elaborate on what goes on in our machines.<p>Up to 90% of Americans, according to a recent poll, own a computer or computerized gadget, but few of us actually know what’s going on inside those sleek steel shells. If it …

How Logs Are Turned Into Boards, Part 1: Plainsawn

<i>This is the first post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers</i> …

Woodworking

Just Add Water: Concrete Buildings Built With Air + H2O

An inflatable concrete building sounds a bit ludicrous – until you see the seemingly-magical construction of a Concrete Canvas shelter. Concrete …

What Are Actions? | Email Markup

Actions enable users to interact with your product or service right inside Gmail and Inbox.<p>For instance, when a user receives an invitation to an …

Apps

Email Markup

Highlights in Inbox<p>Highlight your emails with important information and actions in Inbox by Gmail.<p>Add Actions to Emails<p>Increase your users' …

Google Search

G Suite Marketplace

The G Suite Marketplace makes it easy for enterprise users and G Suite domain administrators to find and install third-party applications that are …

Software

87 Year Old War Veteran Has A Portrait of His Younger Self Restored by Reddit

Reddit has been known to do some wonderful things and to generally look out for one another in their community. So when user stevieboy1984 asked the …