Gary Walker

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Google's Project Fi Is One Step Closer to Unifying the World's Wireless Networks

Google is a few steps closer to unifying the world's wireless networks—and, in the process, providing your smartphone with a faster, more reliable, …

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

As editor of 99U, my inbox is (thankfully) filled with pitches of all kinds. Mainly, writers who’d like to contribute to this site and speakers who’d …

What To Do During Your Employees’ First Week To Avoid Losing Them

More than 40% of turnover happens within the first month, which means it’s more important than ever to engage them from day one.<p>If a new employee is going to quit, chances are it will happen within the first six months. More than 40% of turnover happens within the first month, and another 10% or …

What It’s Like To Use A Chatbot To Apply For Jobs

Job seekers and recruiters are experimenting with chatbots to promote candidates and companies, but the technology has some limitations.<p>“She fell into tech because of her love for creating and building,” EstherBot told me. “That’s even how I came to be. Because it’s 2016 and bots are …

Employment

The Future Of HR And Why Startups Shouldn’t Reject It

Many startups built their culture without the bureaucracy of human resources, but replacing a person with software can lead to problems.<p>In 2012 a curious person on the web–likely an enthusiastic entrepreneur–asked a simple question on Quora: Does a startup need an HR person? This was in the infancy …

How Airbnb designs for trust

Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, bet his whole company on the belief that people can trust each other enough to stay in one another's homes. How …

Introducing FBLearner Flow

Many of the experiences and interactions people have on Facebook today are made possible with AI. When you log in to Facebook, we use the power of …

Nike's self-tying shoes are coming this holiday season

Nike is yet to deliver on its promise to bring us the self-lacing MAG shoes made infamous by Michael J Fox in <i>Back to the Future II</i>, but it’s done the next best thing.<p>The company’s new HyperAdapt 1.0 tightens around your foot as soon as your heel slips into the shoe and activates the sensor inside. …

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Why Culture Doesn’t Just Happen

Peter Drucker famously quipped that “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” a quote often cited by the media and executives alike to reference …

WeWork launches WeLive flexible rental apartments in NY and DC

WeWork, the co-working real estate startup valued north of $5 billion, is launching WeLive, a residential rental building that offers flexible renting and a nicely packaged set of amenities.<p>The new program launches for New York (at 110 Wall Street), the same building where WeWork has its main space …

Reactions: Not everything in life is Likable

I come to Facebook to share all kinds of things with people I care about — from celebratory posts about practicing yoga for 60 days straight, to …

Bots won't replace apps. Better apps will replace apps.

<b>TRANSLATIONS:</b> 中文 (品玩)Lately, everyone’s talking about “conversational UI.” It’s the next big thing. But the more articles I read on the topic, the …

BYOT

Do you know anyone who makes you incredibly better at what you do? People who motivate and inspire you, complement your strengths and shore up your …

4 Must-Watch Inspirational TED Talks on Creativity in Business

Get inspired and let the creative juices flow with expert advice from these top TED speakers.<p>There are days that I'm on fire with creative ideas--I have tons of Post-It notes and email reminders to prove it!<p>But there are also those dreaded days that a creative block strikes, when it's like pulling …

Stripe: the invisible $5bn start-up powering the internet economy

“Online commerce is the last Google-sized problem on the internet” and James Allgrove thinks his company has the solution<p>From robot sales staff and drone deliveries to Minority Report-style personalised marketing, the way we shop is drastically changing.<p>While none of those has yet hit the high …

Slack: Communication Without Chaos

DESIGN DISRUPTORS

The future of business is being written by companies and products that—intentionally or not— shake billion dollar industries. In Design Disruptors, …

How companies are using LEGOs to unlock talent employees didn’t know they had

This summer, Cambridge University announced a search for a “LEGO Professor of Play, Education, and Learning.” With the support of £4 million ($6.1 million) from the LEGO Foundation, the new professor would lead an entire research department dedicated to examining play.<p>This is an endeavor that …

Why WhatsApp Only Needs 50 Engineers for Its 900M Users

Earlier this month, in a post to his Facebook page, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced that his company's instant messaging service is now used by more …

Life on Twitter visualizes your last 1,000 tweets

Tweet a lot? There’s a new tool that visualizes what you say, who you talk to the most and which emoji you use frequently on Twitter, for free.<p>Life on Twitter analyzes your last 1,000 tweets to show you your most mentioned contacts, your followers-following ratio, which days of the week you’re most …

Build a School in the Cloud

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can …

A Peek Inside Mr. Robot's Toolbox

The bar wasn’t exactly high for dystopian hacker suspense thrillers when USA Network’s <i>Mr. Robot</i> launched, but the show has gone on to surprise …

Destiny - Motivational Video

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This man invented the digital camera in 1975 — and his bosses at Kodak never let it see the light of day

Steven Sasson went to work for Kodak in 1973, The New York Times reports. He was tasked with figuring out whether a "charged coupled device" (C.C.D.) had any practical application. This led him, through a series of steps, not only to invent the first digital camera but also to invent a device to …

How the PGA uses analytics, beacons and social to enhance fan experience

During a professional golf tournament, fans know it's not possible to see every golfer, every swing and every putt in real time. For the 2015 PGA …

Why Your Boss Wants to Track Your Heart Rate at Work

The future of the high-performance workplace is taking shape behind closed doors and kept quiet by non-disclosure agreements.<p>Across the U.K., hedge …

Meetings That Don’t Suck

For most of us, and certainly for most of your team, meetings are the least productive part of our day. Yet too many brilliant people are stuck in too many meetings. Meeting cultures begat more meetings, and the downward cycle continues, crippling productivity and crushing psyches.<p>As the former …