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How to Answer the Questions You Always Get Asked When Meeting Someone | The Art of Manliness

Almost every time you meet someone new, there are three questions you will probably have to answer during your conversation:<p><b>What’s your name?</b>• <b><br>What do</b> …

Personal Data Organizer Mustbin Raises $1.5 Million More, Adds Secure Messaging

Mustbin, a personal data organizer that lets you snap photos of important documents – like financial statements, home and vehicle information, medical documents, and more – and store those securely in the cloud, has become one of the go-to apps on my iPhone’s homescreen since it launched out of …

Texas Instruments adds iBeacon support to its Bluetooth LE chip and dev kit products

Texas Instruments announced today that it is adding iBeacon support across its Bluetooth LE chips and development kits. The company is starting by adding support to some of its Bluetooth wireless micro controllers, an automotive connectivity device, and other combo Wi-Fi/Bluetooth products and …

The Lean Hardware Startup: Investing in Hardware Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Cyril Ebersweiler is the founder of the pioneering hardware startup accelerator HAXLR8R (which is now looking for applicants) and Partner at SOSVentures. Benjamin Joffe is an expert on startup ecosystems, angel investor and Advisor at HAXLR8R. Both invest in companies around the world</i> …

“Internet of Things” is the new Windows XP—malware’s favorite target | Ars Technica

Bitcoin miners and DDoS apps are targeting a new crop of low-hanging fruit.<p>The past few days have revealed new data that suggests the recent upsurge …

This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect

A new iOS app called FireChat is blowing up in the App Store. But it's not the app itself that's causing such a stir, it's the underlying networking …

Top 10 Inventions at Browserling - good coders code, great coders reuse

Today is 4 years since I and my co-founder James Halliday have been working at Browserling Inc. I thought I'd share what I think are the top 10 …

Brand retention: is it loyalty, or just a hostage situation?

“iPhone users are a loyal bunch.” The words may strike a chord with the pro-Android reader, thus triggering the familiar debate of iOS versus Android. Things usually get heated and name calling often erupts. Why is this? What is behind brand retention and loyalty that leads us to quarrel with our …

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Going Global: How Huddle Handled The Challenge

<i>This post is presented by Business Is Great Britain.</i><p>How do you take a small business serving your local community and turn it into a worldwide phenomenon worth millions? You need a good idea, of course. But after that, you’d better have a plan for keeping your team tight, wrangling with paperwork …

The Internet Of Things: The Real Money Is The Internet, Not The Things

The Internet of Things is real and growing, but the money will come neither from Internet nor the Things. Instead, the big money will derive from business services that pull data from those IoT networks.<p>Unfortunately, a lack of standards threatens to slow the market’s maturation as vendors are …

The Key For Hadoop Adoption: Learning How To Make Big Data Small

As the poster child for <i>Big Data</i>, Hadoop has been both a blessing and curse for enterprise big data adoption. Powerful but complex, many enterprises have preferred to wait for something easier to come along before rolling out a big data project.<p>The wait is over. Hadoop has been progressing at such a …

How do you dive into a large code base? | Ars Technica

Give us your tips, tricks, tools, and sage advice.<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by</i> …

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Daemon And Influx Author Daniel Suarez On Why Innovation Has Stalled

Daniel Suarez self-published his first novel, <i>Daemon</i>, in 2006. The book and its sequel <i>Freedom™</i> chronicled the rise of a botnet that uses self-driving cars to kill humans, crashes the stock market, and creates a new society in its own image. His next novel, <i>Kill Decision</i>, published by Dutton in 2012, …

Kickstarter Coins

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Adam B. Levine is the Editor-in-Chief of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network, an independent, original content platform focused on the future of money. He is also the Chief Visionary Officer at Humint.is, a consortium working with brands and individuals to build customer cryptocurrencies</i> …

VCs On Inequality, Unemployment, And Our Uncertain Future

The Great Bifurcation is underway. The American economy is polarizing between the minority rich and the majority poor; technology is a major cause of this; and the rest of the world will soon follow, if it hasn’t already. I’ve been writing about this for years, and by now you’re probably sick of my …

10 Satya Nadella Quotes That Tell Us What He’ll Do As Microsoft’s CEO

Now that Satya Nadella has become Microsoft’s new CEO that everyone wants to know, what will he do? Though considered a falling star, Microsoft …

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5 Things Managers Should Know About The Big Data Economy

At the beginning of the 20th century, most people lived as if it were the middle ages. Almost half of the US population was employed in agriculture. …

Sure, Microsoft Could 'Fork' Android—But It Would Be A Complete Waste Of Time

Windows Phone may not be the blockbuster mobile operating system that its designers in Redmond (or Espoo, Finland) hoped it would be. But that doesn’t mean Microsoft and its new CEO Satya Nadella would be better off doing something drastic like scrapping the project and building a new mobile OS …

Which Coding Language Is Right For You?

Coding is all the rage these days. Students of all ages and adults already in the workforce are increasingly encouraged to learn programming. Even President Obama said everyone should learn to code.<p>There are countless resources that offer the opportunity to learn different skills. From free online …

Pay to rank: Gaming the App Store in the age of Flappy Bird | Ars Technica

When $96,000 gets you a top 10 ranking, everything on the Top Charts is suspect.<p>Some see <i>Flappy Bird</i>'s rise as the ultimate viral success story; an …

How do you face a programming task that you’ve never done before? | Ars Technica

If you're starting at a loss, evaluate your options.<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by</i> …

NaturalMotion's Torsten Reil: The Man Who Has To Save Zynga From Itself

<i>ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future.</i><p>Torsten Reil, a neuroscientist by training, was an unlikely videogame entrepreneur. Then he founded a company, NaturalMotion, whose Clumsy Ninja blossomed into an unlikely mobile …

Why You Can't Quit Flappy Bird: It's The Ultimate Hardcore Game In Disguise

Flappy Bird is the latest weirdly addicting game to captivate mobile users. The reason is simple, if not straightforward: In the guise of a cartoonish time-waster, Flappy Bird offers some of the most punishing, hardcore gameplay you can imagine. And it’s sucking in players by the millions.<p>Flappy …

3 CRM Challengers LinkedIn And Salesforce Should Worry About

It’s tough being a sales titan, constantly having to face off against other titans while also keeping one eye on the rear view mirror for the upstarts gunning to overtake you. Young CRM titans like LinkedIn and Salesforce know how rapidly they grew, so they are suitably paranoid about challengers …

9 Shark Tank Business Lessons | The Art of Manliness

I don’t watch much television — with two small children and a business, I just don’t have time. But there’s one show that I DVR and watch without …

How to Overcome Morning Peevishness: Advice from an Antarctic Explorer | The Art of Manliness

There are many lessons to be learned from the divergent ways Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott led their teams in the race to be the first to …

How EVE Online builds emotion out of its strict in-game economy | Ars Technica

Keeping virtual resources hard to get lets players craft their own value.<p>In the early days of <i>EVE Online</i>, CCP Games CTO Hilmar Veigar Petursson found …