Robert Yocum

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Esri Helps Developers Add Geo to Apps at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016

REDLANDS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Esri announced it will be a sponsor and exhibitor at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 and Hackathon …

LendUp Scores $150M For A Credit Card That Won’t Screw You Over

Banks are so greedy that LendUp can undercut them, help people avoid debt, and still make a profit on its payday loans and credit card. Not only is software eating finance, but morality is too. LendUp’s slogan is “Ladders Not Chutes”. Building a business that doesn’t try to exploit everyone has not …

How to Make Your First Day Back at Work a Great One

Returning to face countless tasks and emails isn't fun for anyone. Here's how to turn the tables.<p>Getting up this morning was tough.<p>It's great to have had all that time with friends and family, but it doesn't make day one back on the job any easier. Of course, neither does complaining or feeling …

Time Management

Building a Learning Organization

Continuous improvement programs are sprouting up all over as organizations strive to better themselves and gain an edge. The topic list is long and varied, and sometimes it seems as though a program a month is needed just to keep up. Unfortunately, failed programs far outnumber successes, and …

The woman who wrote that explosive blog post listing all the awful things men in tech say to her at meetings explains why she did it

Leah Weitz works in marketing for a cloud cost management startup called Cloudability.<p>Last week, her startup was heading to a big tech event. Weitz asked one of her female coworkers if she'd be joining the rest of the Cloudability team there.<p>"She'd been asked but she didn't want to, she had …

Feminism

Why Everything You Know About Leadership is Wrong

Most of what we think is leadership isn’t. Here’s why.<p>Here’s a tiny question. What is leadership? And why, though we seem to train and indoctrinate …

10 Surprisingly Common Mistakes That Stop People From Reading Your Email

Want people to open your email? Here's what not to do.<p>You may love email or hate it, but there's no getting around it. The ability to write a compelling email is a make-or-break skill, whether you're sending marketing blasts or e-newsletters to your customers, making a pitch to a potential …

Marketing

8 Indispensable Ways to Be Respected at Your Job

Everyone wants to be respected at their job. But the respect of your colleagues and bosses isn’t guaranteed—it has to be earned. And simply doing …

Leadership

My Current HTML Email Development Workflow — SitePoint

Each one of us has our own approach to web development: a preferred editor, some helper tools, a personal project flow, and so on. When we deal with …

Why the iPad Pro is Apple’s vision for the future of personal computing

<i>This is a guest post by Fraser Speirs, a teacher, systems administrator and consultant specializing in the application of modern mobile technology in schools. It originally appeared on his personal website.</i><p><i>“The iPad is the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing.” —</i> …

IPad Air

How I grew my email subscribers from 0 to 5,000 in 6 months

January 2015: this was the traffic for my website and blog:<p>I know it’s sad to look at! Considering I was writing good content every week it was REALLY sad that nobody visited my blog.<p>A month later this is how my traffic looked:<p>I did not run any ads, I did not actively promote my content anywhere …

Marketing

It will take a year for New Horizons to send all of its Pluto data back to Earth

It's hard to get a good internet connection on the outskirts of our solar system. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has just started its "intensive downlinking" phase, a process that will ultimately send home all of the data recorded during the craft's Pluto flyby back in July. NASA says there's …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

ESRI’s Jack Dangermond on geo-analytics and IoT: “We are limited only by our collective imaginations”

Business processes ESRI Geoanalytics GIS Internet of Things IoT Location<p>Following our recent report, <i>GeoAnalytics: Why location technology is critical</i> …

Internet of Things

Dating Friends Brings Benefits

A study from the journal of Psychological Science found a bigger disparity in attractiveness among couples that were friends before dating. Why the …

Relationships

A note to CMOs: Data equals creative freedom

I’ve attended several CMO events over the past few months. Invariably, with CMOs, the conversation eventually turns to the need to be data driven versus driving creativity and storytelling. Many tenured CMOs worked their way through the creative ranks and feel that the pressure to be data driven …

Marketing

A New Theory to Explain the Higgs Mass

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.06.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Three physicists who have been …

8 Apple Watch fixes I want in the next software update

The Apple Watch has correctly been lauded by critics as the best wearable on the market to date. That said, it's a first generation product — and it …

Your wearable’s step goal isn’t based on science—it’s based on Japanese tradition and marketing

How many steps should you walk in a day? Most step-tracking wearables, like Fitbits and Jawbones, recommend you hit at least 10,000 steps. The American Heart Association also recommends that figure, and the US National Institutes for Health considers that an “active” goal to reach. But is it …

Wearable Tech

Pluto’s Moons Seen in Highest Detail Yet

Much ink has been spilled over Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. And yet, such discussions have not diminished scientific interest in …

Microsoft acquires 6Wunderkinder, the company behind popular to-do list app Wunderlist

Wunderlist may now be a Microsoft property.<p>Microsoft has reportedly agreed to purchase 6Wunderkinder, the company responsible for Wunderlist. The Wall Street Journal — citing people familiar with the deal — say the final purchase price was between $100 and $200 million.<p>Wunderlist is a popular …

Apps

First images of collisions at 13 TeV in CERN's Large Hadron Collider

At first glance they look much like previous proton-proton collisions recorded by the detectors at the world’s biggest particle accelerator, but in fact no one has seen such events before<p>Last night we passed another milestone in the continuing adventure of the Large Hadron Collider.<p>Quick update, …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

Since Michael Porter’s seminal work in the 1980s we have had a clear and widely accepted definition of what strategy is—but we know a lot less about translating a strategy into results. Books and articles on strategy outnumber those on execution by an order of magnitude. And what little has been …

Neurio turns your house into a smart home with just one sensor – The Gadgeteer

If the thoughts of turning your “dumb” home into a smart home sounds appealing but also too expensive and too daunting, consider Neurio. Instead of …

Home Automation

Seven Ways to Leverage Visual Storytelling in Your Marketing

Our attention span as humans is decreasing each year. It’s now shorter than the ordinary goldfish. Depending on the source our attention span is roughly between 2.5 seconds and 6.5 seconds. For an average goldfish it’s 9 seconds.<p>We are visual beings. Ninety percent of what’s communicated to our …

Marketing

What To Do When the Boss Gives You Baseless Feedback

Suppose you’re a customer service manager and you’re getting chewed out by your boss, the head of customer service. He’s heard from a key customer who’s unhappy about answers he’s received to a request for product modifications. Naturally, he’s not pleased to be on that end of the call. He probably …

SeaWorld tried to answer questions on Twitter, and it did not go well

In an effort to increase its transparency with the public, SeaWorld launched the #AskSeaWorld Twitter hashtag on Thursday. The effort sunk — fast.<p>The …

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.<p>The problem with smart people is that they are used to seeking and …