William Bretzlaff

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This is why I quit an incredible job at a top VC firm to become a programmer

Today was my last day at Andreessen Horowitz.<p>I feel deeply fortunate to have worked with some of the smartest people in technology — people like Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz and Chris Dixon among others — and to have learned so much from them while serving the a16z mission of helping entrepreneurs …

Izzy Whizzy let’s get Vizzy – The magic of using visualisation to analyse and understand data.

<i>Lyndsey Pereira-Brereton.</i><p>Like Sooty, the BBC’s yellow bear loved by generations of British children, central banks should wave the ‘magic wand’ of …

Data Visualization

Wells Fargo Conversations

Across generations, retirement is the #1 reason why people are investing. Beyond that, priorities vary.<p>Continue adding to your retirement savings …

Save money by doing these DIY projects yourself

These DIY projects can be done for minimal costs and maximum benefit.<p>If you have an extra weekend and $20 burning a hole in your pocket, then a DIY …

Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Computing hybrids face off

By on September 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm<p>Microsoft gets a lot of grief for being late to the party and often following in Apple’s footsteps when it comes …

Spy Beats Honda, Exposes All-New 2016 Civic

Honda Motor has a legion of cross-generational fans for its Civic compact car that is the demographic envy of every car company in the world, so it’s a big deal when an all-new Civic is ready to hit the streets.<p>Honda went to great lengths to arrange an unveiling of the 2016 Civic in a special …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

In May, tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather cost the US economy $US4.6 billion. During that single month – the wettest on record – there …

10 Steps to Financial Freedom

You did everything that you were supposed to do. College degree. Good job. Benefits. Yet it is still difficult for you to get a handle on your …

'The worst storm in retail history' is heading straight for Walmart, Kroger, and Whole Foods

Aldi and Lidl have upended the UK grocery market over the past several years by sending the nation's largest supermarkets into a crippling price war that has dented profits, triggered layoffs, and sent the companies' share prices tumbling, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>The CEO of Asda, the UK's …

Activision commits to Apple TV with big console games

One of the biggest video gaming companies ever has just affirmed its support for the new Apple TV, itself just revealed this week by Apple.<p>Activision wrote a blog post detailing the games it will bring <i>Skylanders SuperChargers</i>, <i>Guitar Hero Live</i>, and <i>Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved</i> to Apple TV, …

A former Goldman Sachs employee who launched a startup says this is the most impressive question a job candidate has asked her

Becca Brown, cofounder of Solemates, a brand of women's shoe-care products, estimates that she has conducted nearly 60 job interviews since launching her business six years ago — and dozens per year before that when she worked at Goldman Sachs for nearly eight years.<p>She tells Business Insider that …

Employment

Microsoft quietly bought another popular Android app

This actually makes Echo the second Android lockscreen replacement Microsoft owns.<p>Last year, the company's Microsoft Garage research division launched the popular Microsoft Next lockscreen for Android, which promises to provide you enough information and control at a glance that you don't have to …

5 signs you're overworked — and what to do about it

The more dedicated you are, the more solid your standing with your boss and employer.<p>Add to the mix never-ending, pervasive technology and a gadget-centric world that cannot disconnect, and you have the makings for a very un-relaxed society.<p>Did you stay home this summer? In a recent Allianz survey, …

Is the NSA Hiding Another Heartbleed?

The debate over when, if ever, the U.S. government should be allowed to secretly exploit computer vulnerabilities for offensive spying has reignited …

Elk Kloner

Rich Skrenta claims to have written the world's first computer virus--on an Apple. In 1982 Skrenta coded what he called "Elk Cloner," a virus that spread via floppy disks in the days before computers had hard drives, or for that matter, any security measures. The virus infected thousands of …

Malware

Health apps - are they all good news?

<b>There are thousands of health apps now available to download, which claim to do everything from curing phobias to tracking symptoms and measuring heart rates. But can they be trusted - and what are the benefits to patients?</b><p>Just over a year ago, the NHS Health Apps Library was launched as a one-stop …

The Plant Doctor App Puts A Human Touch On Identifying Plant Diseases

Right about now, many of us have grand aspirations for our summer gardens. Fresh pestos, fragrant rosemary and those vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes we've longed for all winter long. Inevitably, however, as the season progresses, one or more of our precious plants will start to fade, sending us …

Propelled by flagships, KitKat now on 8.5% of Android devices

April has been a great month for KitKat, with the latest version of Google’s operating system growing 3.5 percentage points, powered by the launch of several high-profile Android flagships.<p>In Google’s platform version statistics for the week ending May 1, Android 4.4 KitKat is now at 8.5 percent, …

Managing Growth In A Volatile Market

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Glenn Solomon is a Partner with</i> <i>GGV Capital</i><b>.</b> <i>Some of his recent investments include Pandora, Successfactors, Nimble Storage, Isilon, Domo, Square, Zendesk, Quinstreet and AlienVault. His personal blog,</i> <i>goinglongblog.com</i><i>, focuses on growth-stage entrepreneurs who are thinking big.</i><p>Over the …

Good news, Google Now is now less dependent on an internet connection

Driving through a tunnel, hiking on a mountain, riding the subway, or just enjoying a beer in an underground pub. These are all situations when you might not have an internet connection, thus making it impossible to check your helpful virtual assistant Google Now. But that’s changing with the …

No Revamped Apple TV or iWatch Expected at WWDC

Apple does not have plans to use the company's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference to debut new Apple TV hardware, its related software, or the iWatch, reports John Paczkowski of <i>Re/code</i>.<p>Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, Paczkowski confirms that Apple's big announcements will focus on …

Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.

How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps

Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from your iPad. For most, …

iPad App of the Week: Red Herring

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to …

Why user experience and ecosystem will rule the cloud

Over the course of the last year or two, one key, fundamental rule of succeeding in the cloud computing business has become exceedingly clear: If you …

Coding bootcamps will graduate 6,000 people in 2014 — 3x as many as last year

Learning to code is the new Pilates. In 2014, U.S. learn-to-code bootcamps will churn out nearly 6,000 entry-level programmers, according to a new report.<p>That’s almost three times as many graduates as last year, and it’s one-tenth as many graduates as will emerge from undergraduate computer science …

Test-driving Acompli: Could an email app be reason enough to go back to the iPhone?

Is a particular email experience reason enough to switch smartphones, or even platforms? For me, the answer was yes. I recently retired my iPhone 4s and began using the native Android Gmail app on an HTC One. Why? Here are just two reasons: I can archive or respond to emails from the lock screen …