Lisa Morway

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CHART OF THE DAY: This Is A Business That Will Die In Five Years, According To BlackBerry's CEO

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said, "In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore."<p>He believes we're going to carry around a single device that powers all our other screens. That since device is going to be a smartphone in his opinion, and therefore tablets are going to …

Gear & Gadgets

Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

iPad and Record Mac Sales Boost Apple’s Quarterly Revenue to Highest Ever

Apple may have been fighting some lousy press in the past few weeks, but its third quarter earnings, released today, show that the company is still raking in cash. Apple might as well buy a currency printing press at this point: revenue was up 78% over last year, at $15.7 billion, with a profit of …

4 Ways To Build Business Software Users Actually Love

There’s an untapped opportunity to design software environments that are beautiful, thoughtful, and humane. Here’s how one company is doing it.<p>Over the last 10 years, great design has become an essential for consumer software success. If it’s not easy and enjoyable to use, forget about it. But …

Project Management

Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules

What’s the one resource you can’t borrow, invest, or recover? Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett, Peter Drucker, Charles Dickens, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, and others.<p>Back in 1991, Warren Buffett met Bill Gates, though as he tells Levo League, neither of them were excited to see one …

The Myth Of Multitasking

How long can you go without checking email, or glancing at your smartphone? Clifford Nass, a psychology professor at Stanford University, says today's nonstop multitasking actually wastes more time than it saves—and he says there's evidence it may be killing our concentration and creativity …

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more accurate.<p>During Bill Gates' interview Sunday night with Charlie Rose on CBS's "60 Minutes," Microsoft's chairman released some emotion when speaking of visiting Steve Jobs during the Apple …

Android might own 75% of the smartphone market but all the action is still on the iPhone

It is hardly disputable that Android has a clear lead over iOS in terms of the number of people using it. Just yesterday, a report put its worldwide market share in the first quarter of this year at nearly 75% of all smartphone sales. That number is worth looking at more closely. What are all these …

Mobile

The Art Of Ambiguity: Using A Sorta-Kinda Bluff To Close The Deal

A conversation-starting take on one tool startups can use to beat the competition.<p>A friend of mine, let’s call him Larry, works for a fast-growing startup, not unlike the one where I work. He was recently complaining about a comment the CEO made to a big client of theirs. They were on a business …

Steve Jobs, Nate Silver, And Pablo Picasso: Why The Most Creative People Are Generalists

The compelling case for why a breadth of knowledge and a depth of expertise spur innovation.<p>In the summer of 1982 a 27-year-old Steve Jobs accepted an award at the Academy of Achievement. During his brief speech, he hit what would become Jobsisms: the nature of intelligence, the inheritance of one …

5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Yourself More Creative, And Productive, Tomorrow

From Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People report: Simon Rich, one of the most productive writers we know, outlines 5 steps to upping your own creativity quotient.<p>As we’ve noted here before, Simon Rich is a mind-bogglingly prolific creative force. At 29, he’s built a body of work that includes …

How Yahoo Will Wring $1.1B Out of Tumblr

Yahoo just laid down a $1.1 billion cash bet it can make Tumblr, the indie blogging-and-arguing platform, a profitable part of its advertising …

How To Create A Disney-Like Addiction To Your Company

Step one: Make eye contact and smile. That and six other seemingly simple steps can help create customer-service magic.<p>I have always said I would never be that person with a Disney stuffed animal sticking out of my bag on a flight home from Orlando. Never. No way. I am much too cool for that.<p>After …

Walt Disney Company

At D11, It's Clear: China Beats U.S. In Mobile & Internet

China is fast becoming the Howard Stern, the Ryan Seacrest, the TMZ, the King of all Media.<p>On May 29, Mary Meeker and Liang Wu of venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins presented top internet trends for 2013 at the All Things Digital D11 Conference held at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, …

US Transportation agency backs public use of self-driving cars, urges states to adopt legislation

The key to road safety may lie in self-driving cars. That's the general conclusion of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recently released policy report which urges states to draw up legislation that encourages testing of automated autos. Currently, only three states (i.e., …

Quiet Your Mind And Embrace Logic-Defying Decisions

We all overthink, well, everything. It’s time to start exercising instinct.<p>I recently gave a commencement speech at Maine College of Art, a wonderful small college in Portland.<p>Getting up in front of bright, creative and capable young adults in the hope of imparting some modicum of wisdom is a …

Self-improvement

Map shows where entrepreneurs thrive in US

<b>U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) —</b> Researchers have identified regions in the United States where a feeling of entrepreneurial spirit is “most at home.”<p>Founders …

Behind The United State Of Pop: An Amazing Mashup Of The 25 Biggest Songs of 2012

DJ Earworm talks about how he creates his annual “United State of Pop” mashup of the 25 biggest songs of the year, and why 2012 ruled.<p>Every December since 2007, anyone wondering what the preceding 12 months of music sounded like needed look in only one place: DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” …

CrunchBase Adds 13,689 Companies And 1,462 Venture Rounds In May

This week, CrunchBase released the May Excel Export Sheet, which includes charts and graphs that illustrate recent U.S. investments, acquisitions, IPOs and more. Though the charts and graphs focus on May’s data, the spreadsheet includes historical data on all U.S.-based companies that have received …

From zero to half-a-billion: CEO Jeff Lawson writes the perfect story for Twilio

It was almost five years ago when I sat down with Jeff Lawson to talk about his vision for Twilio, and how he wanted to offer a way for all app …

Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …

Who's More Powerful, China Or The United States? [Infographic]

How the data is presented is just as revealing as the data itself.<p>How do the United States and China compare? The superpowers face off in this ambitious, if flawed, infographic from the <i>Guardian</i>.<p>The infographic compares the nations on everything from GDP and unemployment to literacy rates and …

Edward Snowden Doesn’t Have a BA–Why That’s the Future of the Tech Industry

Half of the nation’s science, technology, engineering and math workforce doesn’t have a college degree.<p><i>This post branches off our NSA surveillance tracker, for ongoing coverage of the NSA leaks.</i><p>NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s formal education stopped with a GED, a fact that the <i>New York Times</i>‘ David …

Airbnb's disaster response tool to help survivors find free housing (video)

Airbnb has launched a new disaster response tool in an effort to make things easier for willing hosts to offer free shelter to survivors of catastrophes. Activated within 30 minutes or less from the time trouble strikes, the solution will send out emails to local users and ask if they'd like to …

Extreme Startups Demo Day Wrap Up: Canadian Startups Make A Strong Showing

Today was the Extreme Startups Spring 2013 Demo Day in Toronto, and the cohort of five startups all delivered. The list this time included Brika, Instaradio, Koge, Polychart and Sciencescape. It was an incredibly diverse group, targeting verticals ranging from ecommerce to media to business …

What It's Like to Work Inside Jack Dorsey's Brain

Jack Dorsey's design philosophy prizes technology that fades into the background. He prizes transparency and utility in the service of …

Office Finally Comes to the iPhone. But Does It Matter?

It only took six years, but as of today Microsoft Office Mobile is available on the iPhone–at least to those with a Microsoft Office 365 …

Google uses Big Data to prove hiring puzzles useless and GPAs meaningless