Sang Chi

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My 20-Year Experience of Software Development Methodologies

Recently I read Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. The basic thesis of the book is that humans require ‘collective fictions’ so …

Project Management

Microsoft mixed reality guru Alex Kipman believes communication will be VR’s killer app

When Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality platform last week, it talked about how the combination of virtual reality and augmented reality (which Microsoft calls mixed reality) would create a new era in computing.<p>Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft and the researcher behind …

Augmented Reality

In Six Seconds, Giphy Could Make Billions

With 300 million daily users and every major media company as a partner, Giphy’s got a feeling it can shake up the internet advertising business.<p>On a mild Sunday evening in September, a handful of staffers from Giphy gathered in its Los Angeles studios to watch the Emmy Awards. The group …

TV

Defining Aggregators

(<i>Note: this is not a typical Stratechery article; there is no over-arching narrative or reference to current news. Rather, the primary goal is to</i> …

Antitrust Laws

How Your Startup's Org Chart Changes Your Product

In 1967, Harvard Business Review rejected a paper submitted by Mel Conway. A year later, Conway’s thesis would eventually be dubbed Conway’s Law. …

Cleveland

12 Algorithms Every Data Scientist Should Know

Instagram Co-founder Mike Krieger on engineering team growth

By any measure, Instagram’s major milestones are staggering. The entire startup ecosystem sat up and took notice when Facebook acquired it for $1B …

Management

8 Israeli AR/VR Startups Reshaping the World

Shares 0<p>Our readers have been particularly interested in our recent coverage of Israeli startups, with big social media shares on our top 10 lists of …

Augmented Reality

Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers

<b>Filmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier.</b><p>Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what …

Augmented Reality

Visualizing convolutional neural networks

Given all of the higher level tools that you can use with TensorFlow, such as tf.contrib.learn and Keras, one can very easily build a convolutional …

Warren Buffett's Favorite Market Indicator Says Stocks Are in Trouble

He's called it the 'single best' way to check on valuations.<p>Forget trying to run complicated calculations or read the stock market's tea leaves. …

iOS 11 ARKit apps are appearing at the App Store

While Face ID may be capturing headlines, its Apple’s ARKit that will make a much bigger difference to iPhone user’s lives.<p><b>Sleight of hand</b><p>The company …

IOS 11

People's Bitmoji obsession gives Snapchat a quiet edge in augmented reality

For Anokhy Desai, a new haircut or outfit requires more than a trip to the shopping center. These days, she also finds herself also diving into the Bitmoji app to chop hair and replace clothes.<p>It’s there that Desai and millions of other people have created personalized caricatures of themselves. …

Augmented Reality

The smartphone’s future: It’s all about the camera

SAN FRANCISCO: We all know the drill. For the last decade, smartphones have gotten thinner and faster and thinner and faster and, well, you get the …

Chinese children crush Americans in math thanks to a mindset Americans only display in one place: sports

Luckily, we can change. Guang Niu/Getty Images<p><b>In international tests, Chinese children consistently outperform Americans.</b><p><b>American Lenora Chu enrolled her young son in the Chinese public school system in Shanghai.</b><p><b>In her book about the experience, "Little Soldiers," she explores how culture</b> …

Education

This CrossFit HIIT Workout Is Just 12 Minutes, but You'll Be Toast Afterward

Many experts talk about how effective HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are when it comes to weight loss, which is why so many people have found success with CrossFit. A big part of the CrossFit WODs (workouts of the day) include short, intense, fast-paced, heart-pumping interval …

CrossFit

Charlie Munger: The Psychology of Human Misjudgement

Here are the winners of the 2017 Dragon Awards

Winners include the latest Expanse novel, Stranger Things, and Wonder Woman<p>DragonCon was held this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, and the convention announced today the recipients of the second annual Dragon Awards. The prize is designed to be a “true reflection” of what science fiction and …

Science Fiction

The product design challenges of AR on smartphones

With the launch of ARKit, we are going to see augmented reality apps become available for about 500 million iPhones in the next 12 months, and at least triple that in the following 12 months — as we can now include the numbers of ARCore-supporting devices from Google.<p>This has attracted the broader …

Augmented Reality

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers

A comprehensive guide to planning, preparing, and tailoring your pitch to find new investors for a startup, land new customers, find a partner--in short, to turn your idea into a reality.<p>You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need …

Investing When It Doesn’t Make Any Sense

“If you don’t know when you’re wrong, you certainly don’t know when you’re right.” – Adam Robinson I love finding new ways to explain old topics. The …

John Maynard Keynes

ONE OF THE BEST SPEECHES EVER by Simon Sinek (So Inspiring!)

These Are the Things Your Startup Needs to Stop Doing Immediately

Founding and running a startup is hard.I’ve started over 5 companies in the past decade or so and been a partner in others. It’s an incredibly …

Entrepreneurship

3 Terrible Mistakes of iOS Developers

Coding an iOS app is hard work, so it makes sense that devs want to cut corners and find ways to get their app online as quickly as possible. But a …

Programming

Understanding blockchain technology, bitcoins and the rise of cryptocurrency

What is blockchain technology?<p>For the past several weeks, you've likely heard some of the following terms if you've paid attention to the world of finance: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. But what do they mean? And why is cryptocurrency suddenly so hot?<p>First, we'll …

Bitcoin

Google’s Tensorflow team open-sources speech recognition dataset for DIY AI

Google researchers open-sourced a dataset today to give DIY makers interested in artificial intelligence more tools to create basic voice commands for a range of smart devices. Created by the TensorFlow and AIY teams at Google, the Speech Commands dataset is a collection of 65,000 utterances of 30 …

Machine Learning

4 Brilliant Pitch Deck Tactics to Steal From Airbnb

If you're looking for pitch deck tips, look no further than Airbnb.<p>Airbnb is arguably one of the most successful companies within the sharing economy. As a brand worth billions, it gives people the unique, memorable prospect of staying with locals when they travel.<p>Airbnb was certainly rewarded with …

Entrepreneurship

This 50 Push-Up Challenge Will Transform Your Body in 30 Days

It's been almost 20 years since Demi Moore starred in <i>G.I. Jane</i>, but that crazy-inspiring scene in which Moore (as Jordan O'Neill) pumps out push-up …

Where in the World is Mobile Development?

In a previous post, we used the Stack Overflow Trends tool to look at how technology usage in mobile development has changed over time. But we’ve …

Mobile Development

AI paints cityscape that blurs the line between code and art

Researchers have created AI that can render fictional street scenes based on human requests. The scientists load in a “paint by numbers” kind of template, and the computer outputs a dreamy display which rivals the graphics of the current generation of video games.<p>Qifeng Chen, co-author of the …

Grand Theft Auto