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This is a Giant Fujinon XA55 Broadcast Lens on a Tiny Panasonic GH4

What do you get if you mount a giant $60,000 broadcast lens to a tiny mirrorless camera? That’s what YouTube user SirJonnyCargo recently set out to …

Cameras

4 Simple Tests Every Startup Must Pass to Succeed

There are four basic things your company must do.<p>Around the world, policymakers hype the glories of entrepreneurship as a way to solve their youth unemployment problems.<p>But your odds of startup success are very slim. I have not seen statistics developed with great rigor on this topic. But I have …

Startups

10 People Built an Amazon Competitor for $1 Million—in Just 90 days

If Amazon is the online Walmart, Boxed is the online Costco.<p>“Being a scrappy startup, it’s funny to see some of our designers forklift once in a while,” chuckles Chieh Huang, CEO of Boxed. Unlike most of Silicon Valley, which seems obsessed with multi-billion-dollar valuations for whatever ephemera …

The fall of Android's first OEM: The HTC story

HTC is a prime example of how fast the smartphone market can change. It has existed for just 16 years, and in that time it grew from making devices for other brands, to become the third most valuable smartphone manufacturer in the world in 2011. Just two years later, the super-hot HTC brand has …

Aviate: an always-changing, intelligent home screen for Android

What if Google Now was made of the icons on your home screen?<p>"We want to connect people to personalized information at the moment it’s useful," reads the mission statement of Aviate, a replacement launcher for Android available today in private beta. It sounds almost exactly like the tagline of …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

How to Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring

Roughly 18% of companies currently use personality tests in the hiring process, according to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management. This number is growing at a rate of 10-15% a year according to many industrial and organizational psychologists, as well as the Association …

You’re Probably Wrong About Millennials

Managers routinely complain about their Gen Y employees as entitled, disloyal, and lazy — and as a result, conflicts arise. In a study in partnership with American Express for my new book, we found that while managers have a negative view of Gen Y, employees from this generation generally have a …

Hiring Machine: Tata Consultancy Services Keeps Cubicles Packed

In a world beset by growing unemployment, don’t blame Tata Consultancy Services: It hired 70,000 people last year. Some 45,000 of those were engineers—mostly software engineers—fresh out of college. India’s largest outsourcer of IT and consulting services, Tata now has 280,000 employees worldwide, …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

'Excel killer' Tableau moves to the cloud

Tableau Software made an announcement today it feels is its most significant since going public: It is moving to the cloud.<p>Seattle-based Tableau originally filed for its IPO in early April and promptly became a Wall Street darling. The company held a press conference to unveil its “Tableau online” …

Statistics may not be in your blood, but analytics-based decision making is in your future. Tom Davenport, author of Keeping Up with the Quants, offers an innumerate’s guide to navigating big data: http://bit.ly/18g2akU

What Steve Jobs Taught Me After I Said “No” To Him

James Green, CEO of the search retargeting company Magnetic, was once hired by Jobs as a VP at Pixar Animation Studios. And, curiously, it was while working for one of his biggest business heroes that Green learned what not to do when leading a company.<p>I worked for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation …

Time I

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.