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Creating An App That People Really Want

When it comes to the mobile app market, it’s extremely tough to rise above the noise. The fact is that most of the downloads come from a select few companies like Facebook and Google.<p>Yet this does not mean you should throw in the towel. There is still considerable opportunity.<p>OK then, what are some …

Product Management

How Hard is it to Make an App?

How difficult is it to build an app? This is a question we get asked a lot — and there’s no easy way to answer it. The term “app” covers a lot of …

Even The Most Advanced Computer Programmers Have Probably Never Heard Of This Concept

<i>What are some advanced concepts in programming that most average programmers have never heard of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, studied programming languages and did</b> …

Machine Learning

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

Startup investing for the little guy

<b>In the old days, an investor hoping to get in on the ground floor of the next Google GOOG, +0.09% or Facebook FB, -0.49% had a couple of options:</b> …

Startups

Sorry Elon, driverless passenger drones will be the vehicular disruption of the future

Adam Singolda Contributor<p>Adam Singolda is the chief executive officer of Taboola.<p>Henry Ford famously said that if you asked people what they wanted, they wouldn’t have said “ a car.” They would have said – “a faster horse.”<p>I believe driverless cars are today’s equivalent of faster horses. A …

Drones

Encrypted email service ProtonMail now supports Tor to thwart meddling governments

Encrypted email service ProtonMail is doubling down on its privacy credentials today with the news that it will now allow users to connect their email accounts through the Tor network.<p>Founded out of CERN in Switzerland back in 2013, ProtonMail launched globally last year with the promise of …

Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017

Technology is moving at a speedier pace than at anyThe post Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017 appeared first on iamwire.

10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To

Podcasts provide business owners top-of-the-line advice daily.<p>One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful …

Business Strategy

ICQ: 20 Years Is No Limit!

ICQ is turning 20 (and that is no small potatoes). A whole generation has already grown up with the forerunner of all messengers. For this occasion, …

Linux

Announcing GPUs for Google Cloud Platform

Posted by John Barrus, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform <br>CPU-based machines in the cloud are terrific for general purpose computing, but certain …

Latvian developer’s success with AntiChat app shows independents can still win in the App Store

In terms of App Store underdogs, it might be hard to find a bigger one than Nick Halavins of Latvia.<p>The 27-year-old developer has been programming for 16 years and has been part of several startups, which has allowed him to experience the emotional roller-coaster of entrepreneurship. But now, …

Entrepreneurship Will Crush Your Soul, Here's How To Deal With It

When I give talks to aspiring entrepreneurs, the first slide of my “go-to” presentation contains two photographs side-by-side. On the left is a picture of people relaxing on a yacht.<p>On the right, the image is not so rosy.<p>Can you guess which photo more accurately sums up the life of an …

Entrepreneurship

Dear French entrepreneurs: Please stop giving a f–k what the world thinks of you

<i>Disclosure: Business France, an agency of the French government that promotes the country’s economy, organized a tour of Paris’ startup community and paid for my travel and hotel.</i><p>A recent tour of the Paris tech ecosystem for a contingent of international journalists provided me with additional …

The 200 billion dollar chatbot disruption

In 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. That astronomical number set off waves of speculation as to what value Facebook could possibly see in a company with just 55 employees and roughly $20 million in revenue, although it had 500 million users. At last week’s F8 conference, that …

Facebook’s Secret Chat SDK Lets Developers Build Messenger Bots

M won’t be the only artificial intelligence on Facebook Messenger. Facebook has given some developers access to an unannounced Chat SDK that allows them to build interactive experiences and “bots” in Messenger for shopping, booking travel, and more, sources with direct knowledge of the SDK …

Chatbots

The Luft plugin for Xcode tells you when your code is getting out of control

Developers that deal with Xcode know how frustrating a long, winding View Controller can be. To help you recognize when you should move some code into other files, Luft subtly alerts you that your View Controller is getting out of hand.<p>It’s not a buggy pop-up alert or series of annoying dings, …

How to use a web API from your Android app

There are many times when your Android app will need to fetch data from the internet, to provide users with fresh information and/or data. There are different ways your app could achieve this. You could set up your own web service/API, or you could be fetching from an already existing service/API. …

APIs

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

Venture Capital

Apple quietly bought an unusual startup

Apple has quietly acquired augmented reality startup Metaio, a project initially launched by Volkswagen back in 2003.<p>Metaio’s site said it wasn’t …

No download needed: The rise of chatbots

<b>Editors' note, May 3, 2016:</b> <i>This article has been updated to remove AskAlexis, which is no longer available.</i><p>Before Messenger , WhatsApp and Snapchat , texting was the number one way to communicate, and according to the developers behind a new wave of apps, texting is still king.<p>In recent months, …

Apps

An Ex-Googler Launches An In-Home Care Startup Called Honor And Raises $20 Million

Seth Sternberg, who sold a messaging service to Google for around $100 million, is launching a new startup centered around in-home care — and has raised a ton of money to build it.<p>Honor, a combination of an online service that connects in-home caregivers, seniors and their families, has raised $20 …

startups

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most.<p>I think it’s because the phrase “key performance indicator” always sounds like something you need to be wearing a suit in front of a …

Social Media

Google Brings Its New Calendar App to The iPhone

Google is finally launching a Calendar app on the iPhone. We first reported on leaked images of the new app back in January.<p>Like on Android, the app is handily able to turn emails into Calendar events automatically, and it will load information from other calendars you’ve set up on your iPhone.<p>It …

Twitter reportedly acquires Periscope, an app for broadcasting live video

Watch your back, Meerkat<p><i>UPDATE:</i> The acquisition is now official, announced in a tweet from Periscope and retweeted by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.<p>This morning we told you about Meerkat, the video streaming service that blew up last week. The app is a dead-simple way to broadcast from a mobile device …

Microsoft Buys a Well-liked Calendar App

Microsoft acquired a widely praised calendar app Wednesday that works across iOS and Android devices, as part of a continuing campaign to lure …

Apps

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Each beacon will last 18 months, and they are water-resistant and UV-coated to protect the radios, circuitry, and processor inside. They work up to 50 feet from your phone indoors and 150 feet outdoors — all with an accuracy of under a foot. "It's not a proximity device. We're actually measuring …

Internet of Things

Most Internet Users Will Soon Be Smartphone-Only

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Bill Clinton

The Invasion Of Wearables In The Workforce

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chris Bruce is the managing director of Thomsons Online Benefits.</i><p>Wearables have hit the market like a hailstorm. From watches to glasses, headgear to belts, to all assortments of chips and sensors built into clothes and accessories, this market doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime …