Jamal Baggett

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Is Private Cloud Dead?

Public cloud dominates the business-IT dialogue these days. It also dominates the media landscape, with pundits crowing public cloud as the future of IT.<p>And why not – public cloud is better than traditional infrastructure in <i>nearly every way for most applications.</i> Organizations are moving en masse …

Google Invests In $300 Million Underwater Internet Cable System To Japan

Google has announced that it has joined five other companies to build a trans-Pacific cable system that connects the west coast of the U.S. to the cities of Chikura and Shima in Japan. Known as FASTER, the cable system is estimated to cost $300 million. FASTER addresses the traffic demands for …

How a Dutch Firm Plans to Find MH370 in Seabeds Less Mapped Than Mars

A Dutch firm is attempting to crack one of aviation’s greatest unsolved mysteries: how Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 carrying 239 …

10 Cool Pools Around the World

Most pools are cool, technically speaking, but some are a whole heck of a lot cooler than others and luxury hotels are home to some of the coolest. Set your sights on these 10 across the globe, including two overlooking the Alps and one set right in the Indian Ocean.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Cool Pools …

Indian Ocean

Venture Capitalists Get Paid Well to Lose Money

2013 had all the signs of being a comeback year for venture capital. Booming public equities and a recovered IPO market generated record portfolio company exits and distributions from VC funds. The industry realized its highest returns since the Internet boom.<p>Yet 2013 annual industry performance …

The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in the World

Is chocolate the best fuel for creativity?<p>For the fourth year in a row, Switzerland has been named the most innovative country in the world, according to the newest version of a report published by Cornell University, the World Intellectual Property Organization and graduate school INSEAD. The …

Innovation

One handy chart shines light on all of the NSA’s once-secret spy programs

If you’ve been flummoxed by the unrelenting stream of stories and scope of the National Security Agency’s metadata collection programs, you’re not alone.<p>American online investigative reporting site ProPublica in New York has created a fun and engrossing colorful graphic outlining most of the …

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

Google Fiber

Get Over Your Fear of Conflict

Most of us have some resistance to conflict. Instead of addressing issues directly, we try to be “nice” and end up spending an inordinate amount of time talking to ourselves or others — complaining, feeling frustrated, ruminating on something that already happened, or anticipating something that …

The history of Beats Electronics: from inception to Apple

Before Apple makes its Beats acquisition truly official, join us for a trip down context lane.<p>Sure, every tech pundit with Internet access has weighed in on why the $3.2 billion deal is good or bad for Apple, but before you make up your mind, here’s a look at how Beats Electronics evolved into the …

Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine | Financial Times

Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas export pipeline that …

Improve Decision-Making With Help From the Crowd

Most decisions in organizations are made by escalating them up the management hierarchy — and it’s usually the highest paid person in the room’s opinion (“HIPPO”) that prevails. The HIPPO model of decision-making will likely always be with us. But with the rise of digital technology, and with it …

American Firms Dream of Growth but Invest in Efficiency

After more than five years of sluggish growth, U.S. companies are finally starting to feel a bit more optimistic. The Federal Reserve is projecting GDP growth of 2.8 to 3 percent in 2014 (U.S. Economic Outlook for 2014 and Beyond, January 13, 2014, About.com), and our own research, “CEO Briefing …

Turning Stress into an Asset

You constantly hear how bad stress is for you: it’s damaging your health, jeopardizing your relationships, and hurting your performance. While these risks are real, recent research is showing that work strain, when managed correctly, can actually have a positive impact on productivity and …

NBC iOS app finally lets you AirPlay its free full-length episodes to Apple TV

NBC updated its mobile app for iPhone and iPad today with one big update for iOS and Apple TV users: the ability to AirPlay content from the mobile app to your TV via Apple TV.<p>The update is a big deal for a couple of reasons. The most notable being the fact that NBC offers full TV episodes for free …

It’s easy to be fascinated with old things that...

It’s easy to be fascinated with old things that are no longer in common use: rotary phones, Edison bulbs, meticulously handcrafted Victorian …

When Startups And Revolutions Collide

In the last two months, tiny Silicon Valley startups have proven their ability to upset the well-laid plans of autocrats half a world away.<p>Just this week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, failed spectacularly at banning Twitter, as local citizens found easy workarounds with tech …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

How the area code rose to power

Despite the rise of the internet, the 10-digit telephone number remains an ubiquitous and all-encompassing method of communication. But it hasn't been that long since human operators were responsible for completing telephone calls, and<i>The Atlantic</i> has put together a look at how the 10-digit number …

Is Facebook Paying Too Much for WhatsApp?

With $19 billion, Facebook could have purchased Sony or Gap or four aircraft carriers. Instead, it bought WhatsApp, a tiny startup that so far had accumulated barely $60 million in funding, mostly from Sequoia. This is nuts, you might say; although the world of mobile messaging is upon us, that is …

Africa: getting riskier | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Africa is looking increasingly risky for investors and global supply chains. Or at least, that’s the judgement of the latest Global …

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Startups

Barclays customer data 'stolen and sold', newspaper says

<b>Investigations have been launched after a report that thousands of confidential files with Barclays Bank customers details had been stolen and sold.</b><p>The Mail on Sunday said an anonymous whistleblower had handed it a memory stick with the personal data of 2,000 Barclays customers, saying information …

Personal Data

Webee: A home hub that’s all about the algorithms

The smart home is fine, but I’m still waiting for the anticipatory home. A home that not only accepts programs and can be controlled remotely, but …

Toronto entrepreneur makes Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’ music list

A 26-year-old Toronto entrepreneur, who quit his investment banking job to pursue his dreams, has made Forbes magazine's "30 under 30" list for music, alongside industry heavyweights like Drake and Lady Gaga.<p>Derrick Fung is the mind behind Tunezy, a website that allows fans to pay for unique music …

How Economics PhDs Took Over the Federal Reserve

There was a lot of uncertainty and debate last summer and fall over whether President Obama would appoint Janet Yellen or Larry Summers as Federal Reserve chair. What wasn’t really up in the air was whether the new head of the world’s most powerful central bank would have a doctorate in …