Raymond Brady

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What Can Online Directories Do with Twilio?

What Can Online Directories Do with Twilio?<p>October 2016<p>Elisa Bellagamba, Sr Product Marketing Manager<p><i>This is the first article in the seven-part</i> …

If You Can Master Questions You Can Lead People Anywhere

The first thing you need to identify is <i>the real need.</i><p>Don’t believe it? The British TV series “Yes Prime Minister” video on <b>leading questions</b> is an …

Self-improvement

The Five Minute Read: The Little Book That Builds Wealth

In Rubicoin’s latest Five Minute Read, we review Pat Dorsey’s examination of economic moats in <i>The Little Book That Builds Wealth</i>.<p>Pat Dorsey is the …

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LinkedIn’s CEO says the U.S. cares too much about four-year college degrees

Skills, not diplomas, need to be valued more, says Jeff Weiner.<p>A traditional college education is expensive. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner also thinks it might be overvalued.<p>“Historically here, there’s been a tremendous amount of weight that’s been given to four-year university degrees and not nearly …

Blob Service Concepts

2 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>You can use the REST API for the Blob service to upload, manage, organize, and delete text and binary data.<p>In This …

Putting Amazon's Alexa on a Raspberry Pi

Every geek worth his nerdiness has wanted to be able to converse with their computer since we saw Star Trek's Data Captain Kirk talk to the …

Science Has Discovered a Surprising Cure for Social Anxiety, and You're Going to Like It | Inc.com

There's no shortage of suggestions on how to get over your social anxiety out there, but you're not going to like most of them.<p>Take "radical implosion," for example. Recommended by both psychologists and a handful of formerly shy celebrities like Conan O'Brien and Will Ferrell, this method …

Internet Of Things (IoT): 2017 Predictions From Forrester

In “Predictions 2017: Security And Skills Will Temper Growth Of IoT,” Forrester argues that IoT’s potential to fuel business growth is accompanied by multifaceted complexity. Here are the research firm’s specific predictions for next year:<p><i>IoT will be distributed across edge and cloud, boosted by AI</i> …

Internet of Things

A peek inside Microsoft Azure’s open source server and rack designs

Microsoft this week has open sourced the design specifications of servers and racks that make up its hyperscale Azure cloud data centers, …

7 Insanely Powerful Lessons My Mentor Taught Me (Which I Didn't Realize Until Later)

This wisdom changed my life.<p>Having a mentor is more than an opportunity. A true mentorship is one filled with emotional investment--a desire in the mentor to see their knowledge manifest in another, and an ambition from the student to take each lesson to heart. In a true mentorship the student …

Motivation

The 8 biggest announcements from today's Microsoft event

Microsoft wants artists and content creators to want its products. The company unveiled multiple creative-minded products at its keynote today, including a major Windows 10 upgrade called the “Creators Update” and a gorgeous PC called the Surface Studio. It has 80 custom parts in its arm alone! …

Google just released a 55-inch digital whiteboard that could cost almost $6,000

Called the Jamboard, the 55-inch display screen looks like a giant tablet, only it's connected to Google's cloud and comes with collaboration tools that let multiple people in different locations access and share material through the device.<p>The Wi-Fi-connected Jamboard starts with a blank white …

How one story of reinvention tells the tale of Microsoft IT’s transformation

The great mindset migration<p><i>The future of IT has shifted from uncertain to a fast-paced technological bonanza. Jim Adams, a Microsoft IT veteran who</i> …

First Look at Nintendo Switch

The Best Cheap Cell Phone Plans You've Never Heard Of

There are a lot of options beyond the big four phone carriers in the US. If you're looking to save money, these lesser-known plans might be the …

10 Content Marketing Goals Worth Pursuing - Copyblogger

Ever wonder why content marketing works so well for some businesses — but doesn’t seem to do anything at all for others?<p>Curious about why some …

Marketing

Why Twilio's Jeff Lawson Thinks 8-Person Teams Will Rule the World

When Jeff Lawson sketched out his org chart on a napkin, he immediately saw why his company was struggling.<p>The breakthrough moment came back in 2008, when Fred Wilson, the co-founder of venture capital firm Flatiron Partners, asked Jeff Lawson, the co-founder and CEO of Twilio, to sketch out …

Malcolm Gladwell on the 1 Biggest Problem Every Successful Person Faces

On Lance Armstrong's "The Forward" podcast, Gladwell hits on a simple yet profound truth -- and a universal conflict that never goes away.<p>Malcolm Gladwell has a way of putting something into words, something that you had never really thought about and definitely never articulated yourself -- but …

Why Great Entrepreneurs Screw Up the First Time

Gina Bianchini, founder of Mightybell, explains why you can't wait until you have all the answers to start your business.

7 tech disruptors for restaurants

View All Slides<p>The heads of the marketing and digital teams didn’t always have a symbiotic relationship in a restaurant company’s C-suite. But as …

20 Things Only Highly Creative People Would Understand

Do you love a highly creative person? Check out these 20 things to help you better connect with them.

14 Great Resources to Create Quick and Beautiful Images for Social Media

Hundreds of millions of images are shared on social media every day, but chances are only a few actually make you stop scrolling and pay attention. …

'COURAGE': Steve Jobs explained years ago why Apple removes features from its products

Apple removed the headphone jack on the newest iPhone, a decision that is already causing concern among users.<p>Apple's reasoning, in one word? "Courage," Apple SVP Phil Schiller said on Wednesday — a line that has been widely mocked.<p>It turns out Apple has used the "courage" reasoning in the past. …

How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code

A man in Oakland, California, disrupted web development around the world last week by deleting 11 lines of code.<p>The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the …

JavaScript

Mobile app UX design: What strategies work and why

Your app’s success is contingent on a combination of factors, but I feel as you probably do as well, that the overall mobile user experience (UX) tops them all. The apps that stand out in the market are those that deliver great UX.<p>Now, there are a countless number of elements that when applied in …

Library Makerspaces: Bringing Access to Knowledge in a Whole New Way

In 2009, <i>Make:</i> published a piece by then-contributor Phillip Torrone, entitled “Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make ‘TechShops’?“ The piece was part of Torrone’s <i>Soapbox</i> column, a forum we created for him to editorialize about maker community issues and to challenge individuals …

Successful Serial Entrepreneur David S. Rose: The Business Model All Startups Need to Be Using

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and New York Times-bestselling author David S. Rose is a strong fixture in the startup community.<p>He is the founder and CEO of Gust, a platform that links up founders with interested investors in more than 80 countries. To date, more than $1.8 billion has been …

8 facts every computer programmer should know

The first known use of the word “computer” was in 1613 in a book called The Yong Mans Gleanings by English writer Richard Braithwaite. In it he said, “I haue read the truest computer of Times, and the best Arithmetician that euer breathed, and he reduceth thy dayes into a short number.” (The …

21 Amazing Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing cheesy stock images of people in suits …