Kevin Lai

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Big Data Is A Big Deal

Big Data is all the buzz these days. And with good reason. It is a vast storehouse of information that – with the right algorithms and filters – can be turned into actionable insight. Nowhere is Big Data more valuable than in Human Resources and Talent Management. People often ask me “Meghan – Why …

Importance of web crawling in the age of Big Data

<b>Big Data</b> has become an Internet buzz lately. Not a day goes by without a mention of Big Data in many articles published by media or tech companies …

Forget big data — let’s talk about all data

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Matt Quinn, CTO of TIBCO.</i><p>We constantly hear people talking about big data as a monstrous mess. They usually describe it as a difficult problem to tackle, as though big data itself has a beginning and an end, or a neat solution. I’ve been to many conferences in the …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

China Issues 4G Licenses

Chinese authorities have finally issued 4G licenses for the three major telecommunication operators in the country, as Xinhua reports. This means they can kick off their 4G commercial plans for consumers in the world’s largest smartphone market to receive faster data speeds.<p>The Ministry of Industry …

The Android-Powered, Dual-Screen YotaPhone Launches In Russia And Beyond For €499

Remember the YotaPhone? The delightfully kooky Russian smartphone that pairs a bog-standard LCD screen with an eInk display on its rump? It’s been teased for a launch for months now, but the company behind it has just spilled the beans at a press event in Moscow: the YotaPhone will launch in …

Motorola Moto G review: how good can a $179 smartphone be?

The Moto X represented a sizable step forward for Motorola. A comfortable, fresh, customizable design married with tasteful and useful software features, it’s the polar opposite of the aggressively styled and skinned Droids Motorola and Verizon have produced. Now, Motorola is back with the Moto G, …

VSCO Cam brings its simple interface and powerful photo-editing tools to Android

Free app gives users yet another way to tweak and share their photos<p>After an extended beta test period, VSCO Cam for Android is now available to download from the Google Play Store. VSCO Cam is one of the most popular photography apps for iOS, as it combines a simple-to-use interface with powerful …

What Free Apps Are You Thankful For This Year?

Some apps are well worth the price of admission, but there's nothing like a quality piece of <i>free</i> software that does what you want. Let's give thanks …

Want To Increase Your Productivity? Take Control Of Your Time

A friend of mine recently told me about a problem she was having at work. <i>“I usually think I have enough time to get things done, but something always comes up and then I’m behind schedule on projects,”</i> she said. <i>“My boss spoke to me about this, and I’m worried that if it happens again she’ll include</i> …

You Have 25,000 Mornings As an Adult. Here's How to Not Waste Them

You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few. According to a report from the World Health Organization, the …

How things get done

I’ve heard a lot of different theories about how things get done. I’m interested in this topic, so I pay attention and see how the theories hold …

Startups

The Surprising Weekend Habits Of Highly Effective People

It's a vicious cycle: We get more stressed at work as the week goes on, but once the weekend rolls around, instead of taking time to rest and recharge, we're busy checking things off our to-do list and responding to neglected emails. When the alarm goes off on Monday morning, we start yet another …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Business School

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." This mantra, accepted by many small-business owners as fact, is only half true. If you want something done right …

Small Business

33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity

Breaking the deadlock of indecision and taking action, any action for that matter, as long as it won’t lead you to another deadlock, is OK. Besides, …

How to Build a Really Strong Brand

The most brand marketing can do is call attention to your customer's positive feelings.<p>Conventional wisdom says building a strong brand entails creating a cool brand name, advertising that brand to potential buyers, and enforcing brand message consistency in all customer interactions.<p>However, …

Marketing

How to Be More Creative: More Sleep, Less Coffee

Want to be more creative? You're better off living like a health nut than a beat poet. The latest research shows how health and creativity work together.<p>Thanks to a long tradition of whisky-swilling, garrett-living, chain-smoking poets and artists, in our culture at least, creativity and healthy …

Creativity

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey Shares His 10 Simple Rules Of Life

These simple <i>life rules that Jack Dorsey lives by</i>, may be the reason why his company <i>Twitter</i> has reached a massive 500 Million+ user base over the past …

8 Things Really Efficient People Do

Everyone wants more time. Efficiency is one way of adding minutes or hours to your day. Here are eight tips effectively used by the most efficient.<p>Most everyone would like to be more efficient. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don't enjoy and more on the things that …

Time Management

What Some Extremely Successful People Were Doing At 25

Some people know what they want to do from an early age and focus on it relentlessly. Others reinvent themselves, changing careers and industries …

University of Florida

Dropbox Is All Business On The Same Day Amazon Announces Competing Product

At Dropbox’s office on Wednesday, employees milled around in ties and collared shirts–foreign attire for any Silicon Valley startup–as the San Francisco-based company announced plans for a revamped business service. It was prescient timing too, as CEO Drew Houston and his cloud storage firm prepare …

Made by ex-Nokians, the first Jolla phone will go on sale this month

November 2013 is definitely <i>the</i> month for new technology launches, with Microsoft, Sony, and Apple all releasing some of their most anticipated products of the year within weeks of each other. It might come as a surprise, then, that Jolla is choosing November 27th as the day to launch its first …

How to spot if people are lying in texts

"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming than usual -- it's very possible that your Chosen One is lying.<p>No, I don't want to break up your relationship. Well, not unless you need my help. But I've …

Psychology

Navigate Dim Sum Like a Pro with this Video Guide

If you've never been to a Dim Sum restaurant before, the number of choices can be a little overwhelming. If you can't tell a good jeu ci gaau from a …