Michael Gogel

22 Flips | 7 Magazines | 20 Likes | 7 Following | 18 Followers | @mgogel | Parisian in New York. Crypto + Growth Hacker / Disruptor working in Crypto Finance, Media Relations and PR. Did startups & ran some of NYCs top clubs

Interest rates are turning dangerously negative

Give me your money. I'll hold on to it for a few years and skim a little off the top. Then I'll give you back less than you originally gave me.<p>No thanks… right? Well, in the bizarro world of central banking, investors all over the world are doing exactly that—because of negative interest rates.<p>What …

Steve Wozniak thinks Amazon's Echo is the Next Big Platform

In a newly-released interview with CNBC, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that he thinks Amazon’s Echo is “the next big platform for the near …

Empirically-Based Approach to Understanding the Structure of Data Science

<i>Based on a study of 620+ data professionals, we found that data science skills fall into three broad areas: domain expertise (in our case, business),</i> …

Data Science

Lenovo thinks 'detachables' will be the next giant tech trend

The company is betting on a new technology trend it calls "detachables."<p>Lenovo is making products it calls "2-in-1" and "4-in-1" solutions. Instead of having to buy both a tablet and a computer, for example, their products allow users to convert one product into many.<p>Gerry Smith, Lenovo's Executive …

Robots are expected to replace five million jobs by 2020

It's the latest in a series of figures economists have released projecting the impact that AI systems and machines will have on the human workforce, and this one, from the World Economic Forum, predicts a "Fourth Industrial Revolution," characterized by unprecedented "developments in genetics, …

What is Peach? The new social network app taking the tech world by storm

Over Ello? Periscoped-out? Sick of Snapchat? Good news, then: there’s yet another social network on the scene, trying to eat up your life.<p>Peach is a new, lighthearted app seeking to slide in to the space in our digital lives somewhere between Twitter and Facebook.<p>Like the latter, it gives you …

Social Media

7 real innovations in Faraday Future's new concept car

Unlike some had speculated, the car Faraday unveiled was not it first production car. Rather, it was a pure concept car that aimed to show off the company's design vision and engineering platform.<p>While the vehicle, dubbed FFZero1, is unlikely to go into production, it still boasts some impressive …

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

The Secrets of Unicorn Companies

And the 100 Most Scalable Organizations<p>We are in era of unprecedented value creation, and its symbol is the Unicorn — a company that rapidly gains to …

FREE Spreadsheet Templates & Tutorials For Entrepreneurs

I’m tired of entrepreneurs struggling with their KPIs. We’re going to do something about it ! :) We have put together a small team of 10 people to …

The unicorns of China: 11 Chinese startups you need to know

The Chinese startup space is largely dominated by investments from two behemoths: Amazon equivalent Alibaba and internet giant Tencent. The two have driven up valuations of Chinese companies, many of which are similar to startups on the list of American unicorns.<p>Here are some of the most valuable …

Venture Capital

What are Bloom filters?

A tale of code, dinner, and a favour with unexpected consequences.<p>Genesis<p>“So how do you know whether someone’s read a post already?” asks Sarah, …

GRUNT js: Automate web development tasks and save your time

How Tech Entrepreneurs Can Legally Avoid Many Taxes

Today, a new technological innovation can produce a new company. If the innovation is a meaningful advancement or an industry disruption or a truly new solution, then the business will likely either exponentially grow or be acquired by a larger, more established firm. Either way, the tech …

Entrepreneurship

Is WebAssembly the (Eventual) Death of JavaScript?

A joint project between Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft could change how the web is programmed.<p>You won't hear too many web devs saying it out loud, but there is a world beyond JavaScript. The ruling language of web applications and interactive websites, JavaScript seems as much a cornerstone of the …

JavaScript

This is not a typo: Only 3% of Americans are legally allowed to invest in start-ups

Of the richest venture capitalists, all are worth more than $1 billion, and all are men. The majority of these have invested in Groupon, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Paypal, Facebook and others. Chances are, you are legally barred from joining their exclusive investors’ club.<p>More than 97% of Americans …

The full-stack employee

Nearly two years after I left Google, I’m starting to understand what’s going on in the professional sphere. The conventional seams between …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

Robotics

Mass protests in Armenia as killings test loyalty to Moscow

Thousands turned out on the streets of the Armenian city of Gyumri today to pay their respects to six family members brutally murdered in their home earlier this week, a case that is testing relations for Russia and its closest ally in the region.<p>The youngest victim, two year-old Hasmik Avetisian, …

Russia