Larry Velman

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The yield curve is flattening. Does that mean a recession is coming?

Pundits and headlines warn of impending doom from the “yield curve” flattening.<p>OK then.<p>But its specific impact on folks won’t work like those yahoos predict. First, what is the yield curve? Second, who cares? And most important, how and when might it affect you?<p>The yield curve is just a line graph …

Economics

Futuristic system uses nothing but Wi-Fi waves to detect motion anywhere in your home

Home security camera systems are all the rage right now, but they never give you 100% coverage. It would obviously be hugely inappropriate to install …

Wi-Fi

These 8 e-commerce giants are redefining retail around the world

Digital retail is sweeping the globe. Here are the top e-commerce marketplaces that have a stake in the game.<p>Amazon and Alibaba are leading the …

eCommerce

Three Breakthroughs That Will Disrupt The Tech World In 2019

We may have never before been in an era of such rapid technological change. Of course, much more is coming. Last fall, Gartner research predicted some of the big tech trends of 2018 and beyond, and it was quite a bounty: The continued rise of artificial intelligence and cloud-based computing, new …

Artificial Intelligence

Walmart is reportedly working on its own streaming service to challenge Netflix and Amazon, and it might cost less than $8 a month

Walmart might be taking on some of the biggest names in video streaming with a service of its own — and its price might be lower than Netflix or Amazon.<p>According to The Information, Walmart is considering jumping into the streaming world. In addition to the paid subscription, which sources claim …

Streaming

A beginner's guide to AI: Computer vision and image recognition

<i>This is the second story in our continuing series covering the basics of artificial intelligence. While it isn’t necessary to read the first article, which covers neural networks, doing so may add to your understanding of the topics covered in this one.</i><p>Teaching a computer how to ‘see’ is no small …

Artificial Intelligence

Product Process (part 1)

Before I left BrightRoll in 2016 I documented the approach we used for building successful products for future Product Managers on the team.<p>Themes to …

Product Management

The Strategic Role of Product Management when Development goes Agile

While software development teams have been moving toward agile methods for years, many product managers are only now becoming aware of it. An agile …

Product Management

America's Massive Truck Driver Shortage May Triple by 2026: Experts

Wanted: truck drivers.<p>Amid an otherwise strong corporate earnings environment, cost inflation within the trucking and freight industry is becoming a …

Trucking

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for every Ecommerce business

As an established Ecommerce business, are you solely relying on your sales numbers to measure your overall success? To be able to improve your sales …

eCommerce

The fact that we want blockchain to solve every problem is a problem

Blockchain technology came part and parcel with cryptocurrencies, and no matter how hard the institutionalized investors, bankers, and regulators try, there is no splitting them. This already gives insight into what the best use of Blockchain technology is – currently – according to Lorien …

Blockchain

Growing your company: Why the North Star metric works

Seafarers once traversed the oceans with the North Star as a guide, determining their proper direction depending on their relationship to it in the night sky. Now in 2018, tech entrepreneurs are doing the same — in a manner of speaking.<p>One of the most recent trends in the startup world is the North …

nsm

State of Vermont Jobs

State of Vermont - Burlington, VT<p>General Information This position, Program Technician I (Job Opening #623618), is open to all State employees and …

Employment

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Entrepreneurship

Academic expert says Google and Facebook's AI researchers aren't doing science

The field of artificial intelligence, to those on the outside, must appear to be an orderly gathering of intellectuals collaborating at the cutting edge of technology. It’s not. If you dig beyond the hyperbole of Elon Musk and the wonders promised by Google, there’s a number of gnashing dissenters …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

1. The History of AI<p>The field of artificial intelligence (AI) officially started in 1956, launched by a small but now-famous DARPA-sponsored summer …

Artificial Intelligence

Micromanagement make BEST PEOPLE Quit!

Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship, whether professionally or personally and when it’s broken, it is extremely hard to repair. I …

Employment

The Sooner You Get Your First AI Job, the Better for Your Career

Artificial intelligence is in its infancy. Businesses are eager to hire people who can help them adapt and then move ahead.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence is already reshaping society as we know it in both business and consumer realms. …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Do Toxic People Get Promoted? For the Same Reason Humble People Do: Political Skill

Sometimes the wrong people get promoted. They might be deceitful and unscrupulously manipulative (what psychologists call “Machiavellian”); or impulsive and thrill-seeking without any sense of guilt (psychopathic); or egotistically preoccupied with themselves, having a sense of grandiosity, …

Leadership

How to become a developer: A cheat sheet

If you are interested in pursuing a career in development and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide to salaries, skills, and the best …

Employment

Why Search Engine Optimization Is the Key to Making Money Online

You can't make money online without an audience, and search engine optimization can bring millions of people to your website.<p>18 min read<p>There are all sorts of ways to make money from a blog or website. You could sell ads, write sponsored content or work with content partners. You could create an …

Social Media

Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that microservices is the architecture <i>du jour</i>. Coming of age alongside this trend, …

Software Development

Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Better Package Tracking

Walmart has yet another delivery-focused blockchain patent in the works.<p>The application published on July 5 is entitled "Delivery Reservation …

Blockchain

It’s Time to Re-Evaluate the Role of Creativity in Transforming Businesses

For creatives of today and tomorrow, it’s time to face our own personal disruption, which is being caused by the accelerating change around us. …

Innovation

5 steps for consumer adoption of blockchain

With all the hype and money pouring into the blockchain and cryptocurrency market, it’s important to recognize how young the industry is. Consumer …

Blockchain

5 Early Signs Your Child Will Be Successful In Life.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Many parents want to see early signs of “<i>genius at home.</i>” But when no two kids act the same, it’s …

Self-improvement

Apple’s Shortcuts will flip the switch on Siri’s potential

At WWDC, Apple pitched Shortcuts as a way to ”take advantage of the power of apps” and “expose quick actions to Siri.” These will be suggested by the OS, can be given unique voice commands and will even be customizable with a dedicated Shortcuts app.<p>But because this new feature won’t let Siri …

Apps

Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem

While serverless computing isn’t new, it has reached an interesting place in its development. As developers begin to see the value of serverless architecture, a whole new startup ecosystem could begin to develop around it.<p>Serverless isn’t exactly serverless at all, but it does enable a developer to …

Microservices

From the doctor to the DMV, blockchain can make governments swift and secure

Although most commonly associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, blockchain technology is also being used all over the world for many intriguing …

Blockchain

New website format is so revolutionary its creator doesn't know its potential

<b>A new web tool has made it possible to format an entire website as a URL string, but it’s such a different way of making websites that even its</b> …

Dropbox