Philippe Morin

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An Inside Look at Life in a 100-Day Startup Accelerator

<i>This article discusses a founder’s experience participating in a startup accelerator, Launch Delta Home Services Accelerator, located in Memphis,</i> …

The MBA summer reading list | Financial Times

Tracy Wolfbiss had for several years maintained what she considered to be a healthy reading habit, finishing a couple of books a month.<p>But since …

Managing Millennials: 7 Steps to Coach a Millennial Sales Team

As the largest generation in U.S. history, millennials outnumber even the baby boomers. They are already proving to be a true entrepreneur generation …

Employee Engagement

Growth Manager 101: Building Startup Growth ft. Gerry Giacoman Colyer

The ultimate startup buzzword that never seems to die? Growth. Rapid startup growth is responsible for the most profitable unicorns, while poor …

Profit

Natural Language Processing is Fun!

How computers understand Human Language<p>Computers are great at working with structured data like spreadsheets and database tables. But us humans …

How Chromebooks became the go-to laptops for security experts

When the team behind Google's Chrome OS software and Chromebooks set out to reinvent the laptop, it quickly zeroed in on security as an area where it could bring a fresh perspective.<p>"On Chrome OS, we were like, 'We control all the pieces. We can do better,'" Will Drewry, a principal software …

Microsoft Workplace Analytics helps managers understand worker productivity

Microsoft has long held that the Microsoft Graph — the data it collects as a byproduct of people simply using their online tools — provides a wealth of information that companies can use to understand their workers better. Today, the company announced general availability of Workplace Analytics, …

Track Bluesmart's latest luggage anywhere in the world

It'll also lock if you wander away.<p>Connected luggage sets are easy to find these days, but Bluesmart stands out: as one of the first out of the gate, it has experience its rivals lack. You'll be glad to hear, then, that the company is back for another round. It's crowdfunding Series 2 luggage that …

Luggage

Apple is stalling for time with its new MacBooks — and Microsoft knows it

The machine's sharp, superthin screen, smart design, and innovative click wheel led Business Insider's Steve Kovach to write that "the Studio isn't a computer. It's an entirely new computing category, a sort of desktop-tablet hybrid that already has people excited."<p>When Apple gathered tech …

Microsoft is working on a messaging app to rival Slack

Over the past couple of years, Slack has hogged the spotlight in the team messaging space. Following its achievement of 3.5x user growth in 2015, the three-year-old company raised a total of $540 million in funding, with its last round bringing in $200 million at a $3.8 billion post-money valuation.<p>…

Satya Nadella

Chris Dixon on competing with Internet giants for budding AI and VR talent

VC Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz thinks it’s a lot harder to predict financial cycles than it is to see a new computing platform coming down the pike. As he noted in a recent post, new cycles tend to begin every 10 to 15 years; assuming the 2007 introduction of the iPhone kicked off the last …

College & University

Teenagers have built a summary app makes studying easier

Three teenagers have built a nifty summary tool that could potentially help high-school students study more efficiently and save hours of reading.<p>Available for iOS, Summize is an intelligent summary generator that will automatically recap the contents of any textbook page (or news article) you take …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Netflix has revealed for the first time that it lowers the streaming video quality on Verizon and AT&T.</b> Netflix says that it has been throttling its video on wireless networks like AT&T and Verizon for over five years, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p><b>2. Playboy wants to sell itself, and it</b> …

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

18 best places to promote your startup for virtually nothing

When you have launched a startup or prototype, one of the most important strategies to prove is your business concept and gaining early user traction. If you’re like most startup founders, you don’t have much money, nor do you have enough money to hire a PR agency. However, to become a great …

Startups

These startups are overruling the law industry’s objection to innovation

More than $300 billion are spent on legal services each year.<p>Yes, it’s a big market, and for a good part of it, it still seems to be dominated by old business processes, outdated softwares and fax machines (if not pen & paper). It’s not surprising then that an increasingly large number of startups …

Why investors reject pitches: It’s not always about the market and your product

Naturally, when an investor is considering taking a stake in a fledgling company, the question somewhere near the top of the pile is how much money does the business need and what is the expected return?<p>That’s not the end of the story though. Sure, you can worry about burn rate, user numbers and …

How to adopt a 5-hour workday and make time for extraordinary living

The nine-to-five grind has created a cult of workaholics.<p>Lawyers, consultants and investment bankers pride themselves on putting in 12-hour days, and …

Time Management

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The European Court of Justice ruled that the "Safe Harbor" agreement used by US tech companies to send data between the US and Europe is invalid.</b> That could cause trouble for companies like Facebook and Google if European countries insist they store European user data locally.<p><b>2. Microsoft held</b> …