Kyle Archer

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Stop worrying about the period in your Gmail address — Google says it doesn't matter

My personal email address is my name at gmail.com. Most of the time, it looks like this: kif.leswing@gmail.com.<p>But if I end up giving you kifleswing@gmail.com, don't worry. I'll still get the email.<p>In fact, if you're a Gmail user, the periods in your email address don't matter at all. Gmail …

Apps

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Sergey Brin

How To Start An SEO Campaign With (Almost) No Money

If you’ve been thinking about starting a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign, you’ve likely run into a serious obstacle: money. Big-name agencies charge upwards of tens of thousands of dollars a month to manage a campaign, and hiring a new full-time manager and/or a suite of specialized …

Marketing

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

Mike D Says Beastie Boys Book Is Coming Out This Year

Back in 2013, Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock signed a book deal to write a memoir that was planned to come out in 2015. Ad-Rock later said, “There's no way it’s going to happen [before 2017].” Now, in an interview with Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1, Mike D says that the book will arrive in fall 2018. …

One Simple AdWords Trick That Can Boost Online Sales

Google AdWords lets you choose from a number of keyword matching options so that you can control who sees your ad. One of the most popular options is the Broad Match Modifier.<p>Today we're talking about broad match modifier.<p>Why is it so popular? Because if gives you the ability to match on exact …

I'm Scared, Are You Scared? More Elderly Drivers on the Road Than Ever Before

The Federal Highway Administration report comes a few months after government data linking older motorists to an increase in traffic deaths.<p>Rob …

Apple just gave us all a look inside the AI of its secretive self-driving car project

Apple is beginning to show the world that it’s undertaking real, competitive research for its secretive autonomous car project.<p>The company is working on a new approach to make self-driving cars understand where other cars, cyclists, and pedestrians are located nearby, by reading data from a LiDAR …

Artificial Intelligence

Lyft gets approval to operate self-driving cars in California

The self-driving cars currently being tested on public roads in the Bay Area may soon have some extra company.<p>According to an update on the …

Autonomous Vehicle

It's not just self-driving cars, it is a whole New Mobility Now

<b>A new study looks at how AVs are part of a much bigger picture of how we get around.</b><p>Writing in Citilab, Richard Florida writes that Driverless cars …

Car Tech

The End of Cash? Beware sleepwalking into a world without hard currency

As global wealth has accumulated over time, so the demand for hard cash has waned. A mere eight per cent of the world’s money is in notes and coins, …

Transport for London

3 Ways No-Code Development Can Help You Advance Your Career

Development is entering a new era: one where anyone can learn how to build an application quickly and easily, without knowing how to write a single line of code. These “citizen developers” are changing their companies from within by taking the reins and building the tools their teams need to thrive.<p>…

Software Development

Avoid Thanksgiving traffic with new data from Google Maps

Driving somewhere this Thanksgiving? You’ll be in good company.<p>In 2016, The American Automobile Association projected nearly 49 million Americans …

Google Maps

Resist the Driverless Dystopia!

Consumers shouldn't let governments shrink the menu of transportation options.<p>Two iconic figures in the car industry — former General Motors head of product development Bob Lutz and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Chairman Carlos Ghosn — have recently outlined competing visions for the future of …

Carlos Ghosn

Shift makes buying a car as easy as ordering a pizza

Buying a car is a pain. Especially if you're looking to save some cash by purchasing something used. You end up scouring tons of random Craigslist listings and dreading the moment a used car dealer sits you down with the hyper-aggressive loan officer. Fortunately, there's a new way to buy a vehicle …

One of the biggest names in the auto industry says no one will own a car in 20 years

Bob Lutz is a former Marine who worked for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW, usually as the resident "car guy" — a product guru who could guide the bean counters toward automotive glory and gruffly greenlight amazing machines.<p>Now semi-retired, Lutz is partnered with designer Henrik Fisker at …

U.S. Postal Service

Uber’s Goal Is Not to Operate Alongside Public Transit but to Replace It

And that’s exactly what the company is doing in Egypt<p>Uber has built its reputation on being a 21st-century alternative to the taxi. Its supporters …

Transportation

Microsoft rep installs Chrome mid-pitch because Edge keeps crashing

This is truly half-brutal, half-hilarious. A Microsoft employee was forced to pause his Azure presentation in the middle of a live demo session in order to install Google’s Chrome… because the company’s own Edge browser kept crashing.<p>But here is the best part: this comical occurrence was recorded …

Software

Slack's powerful new screen sharing feature is better than the rest

Slack is finally catching up to rival collaboration apps with the introduction of its screen sharing feature. To make up for its tardiness, the company has baked in a few additional useful features that put it head and shoulders above the competition.<p>Fire it up by clicking the display icon while on …

Alphabet's investment in Lyft was a purely strategic move

Ride-hailing start-up Lyft has a big new investor: Alphabet.<p>Lyft announced on Thursday that CapitalG, Alphabet's investment fund, is leading a $1 billion financing round for Lyft. The move follows an agreement made in May between Lyft and Alphabet's self-driving subsidiary Waymo to work together on …

Startups

Lyft's cofounder didn't take a salary for 3 years and slept on a couch in an 'apartfice' before his company was worth $11 billion

There was a time in Lyft cofounder John Zimmer's life when sleeping in a full bed was a "major upgrade."<p>Zimmer and his cofounder, Logan Green, had been living in a Silicon Valley space that served as both apartment and office. They called it the "apartfice," and Zimmer slept on the couch. They …

Transportation

Singapore to halt growth of its car and motorcycle traffic

SINGAPORE—Singapore, among the world’s most expensive places to own a vehicle, will stop increasing the total number of cars on its roads next …

Deb Ballam

Now this is what I have been talking about for years!!!

Toyota Concept-i Ride makes mobility easier for disabled drivers

It will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show alongside a Segway-like craft for sidewalk travel.<p>At the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, Toyota will show off a trio of concepts -- two new, one old -- that seek to reshape the idea of getting around town.<p>The first concept, the Toyota Concept-i, was …

How to redesign your blog... the right way

Do you own a company blog or a personal blog? Have you considered redesigning it? What would this encompass? What are the things you need to do to make sure you do a good job?<p>Blogs are still popular, whether they belong to businesses, eCommerce websites or individuals. They are one of the best ways …

Web Design

Airbus on track to fly its electric aerial taxi in 2018

Airbus is looking to put its flying taxi in the air next year, confirmed CityAirbus chief engineer Marius Bebesel this week. The schedule is on track after CityAirbus conducted successful ground tests of the electric power system it’s using to propel the vehicle through the air.<p>The CityAirbus craft …

A startup born at MIT has created a wheel that can make any bike electric — and now it's coming to Europe

Superpedestrian, a startup born at MIT's Senseable City Lab, is launching its first product internationally.<p>Called the Copenhagen Wheel, the red-hub wheel can convert any bike into an electric (and smart) mode of transportation. The bike is already available in 44 US states, but Superpedestrian has …

Engineering

This might be the creepiest Google Maps capture ever

It’s one of the spookiest sightings ever made on Google Maps.<p>A field of scarecrows has been spotted in a field in Finland, leaving observers baffled …

Twilio Studio – now anyone can build a voicemail and messaging app

Twilio Studio is a new drag-and-drop visual editor that opens up the communications platform to non-developers when building voicemail and messaging …

Voice Mail