Jacob Mathew

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The secret to making meetings useful? More discussions and fewer presentations

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Jeff Weiner here</i><p>Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and their meeting schedules.<p>I’ll tackle the former in a future post. For now, I’d like …

Management

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

Time Management

The World’s Largest Building Opens in China

Although Dubai has held claim to the world’s tallest building for a few years, China is now claiming to now have the worlds <i>largest</i> building. …

Obama Seeks To Free Up Wireless Spectrum (Updated)

<b>Updated after release of White House memorandum and statement from Public Knowledge</b><p>The White House on Friday to announced major new initiatives to free-up wireless spectrum now being used by federal agencies so that it can be reallocated for private sector use, including wireless broadband services.<p>…

First impressions of Vodafone's 4G network

It's up and running, so what's Vodafone's 4G network like to use in the "real world"?<p><b>Earlier this week, Vodafone finally switched on its long-awaited</b> …

The One-Person Product

Growth continued extremely strongly. It’s a good thing we got the funding, because we desperately needed more capacity. In what was becoming a …

Google And Facebook In Talks To Buy Waze For About $1 Billion: Report

(Reuters) - Google Inc is considering buying Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze Inc, which may lead to a bidding war with Facebook Inc, Bloomberg news reported, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>Waze is seeking more than $1 billion and is fielding expressions of interest from …

Clip raises $1.5M to fund Square-like mobile payments in Mexico

A startup named Clip has raised $1.5 million in funding to build a mobile payments system for the Spanish-speaking world. The solution resembles that of Square, but it is focused on the needs of local markets such as Mexico.<p>Adolfo Babatz, chief executive and c0-founder, told VentureBeat in an …