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This video claiming ink cartridges are a scam is going massively viral

It's a well known fact that printers are probably the most annoying piece of technology in the world.<p>No one likes them. They're confusing, they go …

The 32 most powerful people in business technology in 2016

Companies spent an estimated $3.4 trillion on business tech in 2016.<p>With that kind of money, the business technology market has created some of the most powerful people in tech this year. That's not just business power, either: Some of the market's biggest millionaires and billionaires also took up …

Startups

This Video Reminds Us That the Tesla Model S Is an Awful Track Car

Car and Driver's P85D Model S could barely get through one lap at Virginia International Raceway.<p>Car & Driver/YouTube<p>Aaron BrownView Aaron Brown's …

Watts Up With That?

From the ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY and the “hot gases in a galaxy far, far, away” department Chemical models developed to help limit the emission of …

Google Maps adds a taxi tab as it branches out from just Uber

Google first introduced price estimates for Uber rides way back in 2014, and while it’s a useful option if you’re running late to a meeting, the lack of other services can be limiting<p>That’s partly changing today, as the company is adding estimates for several more services: 99Taxis in Brazil, Ola …

Tesla Power Train Lifetime Goal = 1 Million Miles!

<b>Published on</b> July 21st, 2015 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>94<p>July 21st, 2015 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>Originally published on <i>EV Obsession</i>.<p>With all the hype about the new …

What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Do | Inc.com

The editors at Business Week are a demanding lot. They got a copy of my new book, <b>Entrepreneurship for the Rest of Us</b>, and said, "boil it down for us."<p>Here goes.<p>We live in a world where no matter what we do for a living or where we work--whether we just starting off on our own or are employed by a …

Entrepreneurship

This startup wants to take on Uber and Lyft with self-flying cars

AUSTIN, Texas — Imagine a world in which you call up a plane on your smartphone as easily as you can summon cars from Uber and Lyft. Then take it to …

The 2015 "Sleeper Ideas" List: Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch

This is the 4th year in a row I’ve curated an annual prediction list for Forbes. Last year’s list is here.<p>It’s gotten bigger and better every year with a fantastic collection of participants – and this year is no exception. I really appreciate their involvement, as it helps all of us when we each …

FanDuel

8 mobile enterprise trends to look out for in 2015

It’s that time a year when every thought leader, analyst, reporter, and startup chief executive starts making predictions for the upcoming year’s trends. Considering that I live in the mobile enterprise world, I realize that attempting to make industry predictions in such as fast-moving environment …

The EdTech Trends To Look Out For In 2015

For many educators, technology is now a key tool in their practice, and in some cases even shapes the way they teach. So I thought it would be useful to round up some of the key trends in educational technology to look out for in 2015.<p><b>PERSONALIZATION</b><p>Greater availability of data and the use of …

Education Technology

Musk Battery Works Fill Utilities With Fear and Promise

Here’s why something as basic as a battery both thrills and terrifies the U.S. utility industry.<p>At a sagebrush-strewn industrial park outside of …

Why Steve Jobs drowned the first iPod prototype

Every once in a while an anecdote comes along that so perfectly describes the late Steve Jobs’ vision, that it’s a perfect metaphor for Apple as a whole. This might be my favorite of those anecdotes.<p>Originally posted on Quora by ex-Apple employee Amit Chaudhary, here’s a story about how Jobs got …

American-made electric pickup gets 100 miles per charge

As Bob Lutz said about the Chevy Volt, building plug-in cars might be starting at the wrong end of the problem. Given the massive fuel consumption …

New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar …

Why Ability Could be Gamification’s Next Big Concept - Gamification Co

Since gamification has come to the fore as an individual technology, the words “motivation” and “engagement” have been used to describe its effect on …

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units and …

Recruitment Trainwreck BranchOut In Talks To Be Acquired, May Sell Mobile Team To Hearst

BranchOut‘s story is a brutal lesson about the risk of derailment when you build on someone else’s platform. After raising $49 million and growing to 33 million users, Facebook changed its viral channels leading BranchOut to starve. Now the “LinkedIn within Facebook” wants to throw in the …

Meet LIAM: A Mini Windmill Ideal for Any Home

Rotterdam company Archimedes has created a small windmill that can be installed on just about any roof, anywhere. Meet LIAM: a quiet, affordable wind …

Corporate Site

Prix-fixe no more: Why à la carte is the future of software delivery

Facebook users have been vocal about Messenger, an app now required in addition to the social network’s main mobile application to send messages. What is the point of separating one brand into multiple apps?<p>While users initially expressed concern about downloading a secondary app just to chat with …

Why Google's Larry Page Only Buys Companies That Pass His Crazy Toothbrush Test | Inc.com

Acquiring other companies is a growth strategy used by businesses to bring new products or services, talent, and clients under their company umbrella-or to effectively shut down competitors.<p>Buying out companies can be a risky business, yet Google does it regularly and it seems only to feed its …

Startups

Indoor Vertical Farm 'Pinkhouses' Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a …

Google And Facebook Hedge Against The Data Backlash

It’s fascinating to see Facebook‘s rapid diversification, first into fee-based services, via WhatsApp, and now into virtual reality. Google too is establishing the new American conglomerate, spread across smartphones, medicine, finance, fiber and more. Two companies highly dependent on advertising …

Wearable Devices, EMM in Gartner's Crystal Ball for Future Mobile Tech

1 of 11<p>by Nathan Eddy<p>2 of 11<p>Mobile-Connected Smart Objects Gain in Popularity<p>Smartphones and tablets will perform many functions, including acting as …

Internet of Things

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5 EdTech Vendor Hopes for 2014 | Technology and Learning

What are your edtech vendor hopes and wishes for 2014?<p>Here are a few of my own:<p><b>Hope #1. That Higher Ed Decision Makers Insist That EdTech Vendors Get</b> …

Education Technology

LinkedIn's Series B Pitch to Greylock: Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>At Greylock, my partners and I are driven by one guiding mission: <i>always help entrepreneurs</i>. It doesn’t matter whether an …

Investing