Mike Piccirillo

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Spotlight: Photographer and Web Designer Eric E. Anderson

<b>My name is</b> Eric E. Anderson and I live in Brooklyn, NY. I am a web designer, a template developer at Squarespace and a practicing photographer in my offscreen time. Originally from Kansas City, I am the son of an engineer and artist. I’m equally my father’s and mother’s son, inheriting both the …

Meg Whitman tells HP employees: 'Dell will need to pay roughly $2.5 billion a year in interest alone'

One of Dell-EMC's biggest competitors is the brand new Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company that will come into existence on November 1, when HP splits itself into two companies.<p>Meg Whitman, CEO of HP who will become CEO of the new HPE, sent out an email to all HPE employees hoping to rally the …

Why 'Over the Rainbow' takes us to a magical, musical place

Amazon launches QuickSight, a cloud-based business intelligence tool

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of QuickSight, a new business intelligence (BI) service based in the Amazon cloud. It’s available in preview now.<p>It will be available for “a tenth of the cost of traditional business intelligence providers,” AWS senior vice president Andy Jassy …

Disney’s New 3D Coloring Books Revolutionize the Way We See 2D Drawings

Coloring books are an engaging way to spark children's imaginations, and Disney Research is working to further inspire kids by animating the process. Their latest idea to cultivate creative minds is through an app that lets kids see a coloring book character in 3D, as they're shading it. The …

Drawing

Beddit launches Apple Watch sleep tracking app as Smart Sleep Tracker comes to Apple Stores

Sleep tracking accessory maker Beddit is out with a new watchOS 2 app for Apple Watch today. Because Beddit offers a dedicated sensor for tracking your sleep duration and quality each night, Apple Watch is able to charge overnight as needed and still present sleep data in the morning. Thanks to …

Smartwatches

Ex-Google CIO just raised $150 million to power a service launched 3 months ago

Basix is a lending service aimed at the "near prime" market, or people with credit scores just below levels that would qualify them for regular bank loans. Merrill says millions of near-prime Americans had been underserved by banks, especially since the 2008 financial crisis, and Basix makes it …

Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal nears agreement

ATLANTA — The U.S. and 11 countries around the Pacific were in the home stretch Sunday on talks to complete a sweeping trade agreement that would …

The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video

It has over a billion users, which is almost a third of the entire internet population. These users watch hundreds of millions of <i>hours</i> of content every single day.<p>But many people don't know how YouTube got its start.<p>The company rose like a rocket ship after its founding in 2005, and was bought by …

Advertising

Do You Have a Digital Estate Plan for Your Online Assets?

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — In this digital age, people amass an electronic wealth of sorts in social media sites, photo-sharing sites, and online …

Social Media

Work revolution at Zappos: Still very weird

Revolutionizing the way we work is hard. And the payoff could be great ... eventually.<p>But you gotta ask: Is this any way to run a company? No managers. Persistent confusion over what employees will be paid. Sunday night meetings. Perpetual party atmosphere. Public shaming.<p>Welcome to Zappos, six …

Corporate Culture

Amazon could cut prices and launch a super-fast database to take on Oracle and SAP next week

There's one rumored new product that could be announced: a new super-fast "in-memory" database.<p>At least that's what Merrill Lynch's Justin Post thinks.<p>"Amazon may announce new database products like in-memory databases or higher performance database services like Aurora (MySQL)," he wrote in a …

Databases

Singapore's students ready to be entrepreneurs

<b>It's lunchtime, and some 40 or so university students gather for their weekly Managing Diversity in Asia lecture on the campus of the Singapore Management University (SMU).</b><p>Except that it's not your conventional image of what a lecture might look like.<p>No-one's sitting down, or taking notes - not to …

Entrepreneurship

$2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer

To date, GitHub has racked up 11 million registered users, over 36 million unique visitors every month, $350 million in venture funding, and a $2 billion valuation .<p>With over 21.1 million code "repositories" at last count, GitHub hosts more software source code than any other single service in the …

Software Development

"Skylodge" Houses Adventurous Travelers in Glass Pod Clinging to a 400-Foot Cliff

Those who fancy themselves adventurous travelers can now experience an adrenaline-pumping night in the Natura Vive Skylodge in Peru's Sacred Valley. This isn't a typical vacation, and it definitely isn't for those with a fear of heights. Here, guests sleep in a transparent glass pod that clings to …

Food & Dining