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Teaching Children How To Code, Without Screens

How a wooden toy called Cubetto may help foster the next generation of digital groundbreakers.<p>It’s generally agreed upon that the ability to code is going to be an invaluable job skill for upcoming generations. So how do you teach preliterate children aged three to seven how to program without …

Top 12 Reasons People Gave Up on the Apple Watch

When he talks about the Apple Watch, Tim Cook likes to cite the 97% user satisfaction results from Wristly, a Web-based research firm that conducts …

Post-feast, pour another glass of wine and savor some of 2015’s best long reads, published on the Guardian and elsewhere<p>You’ve made it: your belly is full, and you’re now sitting on the couch with a glass of scotch in hand.<p>You now have a few hours to kill, so here’s a list of incredible features …

Kendrick Lamar

Michael Chang, Ivan Lendl y el saque de cuchara: historia de un milagro adolescente

Michael Chang en la final de Roland Garros de 1989. Foto: Cordon Press.En el principio fue <b>Aaron Krickstein</b>. La cinta en el pelo y la melena <i>rockera</i>, …

Six building blocks for creating a high-performing digital enterprise

Digitization affects almost everything in today's organizations, which makes capturing its benefits uniquely complex. Here are the most important …

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

software antivirus y eliminación de spyware

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Search, discovery and marketing

<i>"However vast any person’s basic reading may be, there still remain an enormous number of fundamental works that he has not read"</i><i>Italo Calvino</i>Erasmus …

Profits vs Growth

One of the things I’ve always struggled with as an investor in high growth tech companies is the tension between getting profitable vs growing more …

The Collaborative Sharing Economy has Created 17 Billion-Dollar Companies (and 10 unicorns)

I partnered with VentureBeat’s market intelligence arm (VB Profiles) to further develop data on the funding, valuation, and employment impacts to the …

The Full-Time Job Is Dead

Who wants to work 40 hours a week for a single employer? In the future, perhaps nobody.<p>The full-time job, used to it as we are, is not some natural …

Esther Duflo

La economista francesa Esther Duflo ha sido galardonada hoy con el premio Princesa de Asturias 2015. Se ha impuesto a gente de mucho nombre, como …

Overkill

An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?<p>It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical articles. Among those which caught …

Medicine

A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus on Our Search for Meaning and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation

<i>“To decide whether life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question of philosophy,”</i> <b>Albert Camus</b> (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) wrote in his 119-page philosophical essay <i>The Myth of Sisyphus</i> in 1942. <i>“Everything else … is child’s play; we must first of all answer the question.”</i> One of …

People Are Beginning To Talk Seriously About Google's Search Business Becoming Less Relevant

Google's ever-increasing dominance of online advertising looks set to wane. The growth of its search business, which fueled it for years, is weakening.<p>That sounds completely mad. The company just booked $16.5 billion in revenues on its search business in Q3 alone. But people are seriously beginning …

España es muy pequeña

Si ojeamos cualquiera de los periódicos españoles, cualquiera diría que <b>España</b> es un país importante del mundo. Lo mismo para los telediarios, la …

Why I’m Bullish on the News

A Silicon Valley manifesto.<p><b>Successful new news organizations will have to abandon tired old formulas.</b><p>Some artifacts and ideas in the journalism business arguably are counterproductive to the growth of both quality journalism and quality businesses. It’s why some organizations are finding it so hard …

On-Demand Laundry Startup Washio Raises $10.5 Million Led By Canaan Partners

On-demand laundry service Washio wants to be available in all the major cities throughout the U.S. With that in mind, the company has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding, led by Canaan Partners.<p>Founded a little more than a year ago, Washio has developed a service that enables users to schedule …

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Jordi Pérez Colomé: El periodismo digital es mejor

La teoría era sencilla: el periodismo digital es el periodismo de siempre en internet. Los medios tradicionales hacen ese periodismo de siempre. Un …

The Tricky Business of Managing Web Advertising Affiliates

<b>Advertising through numerous website affiliates potentially helps marketers get more bang for their buck. But the far-flung systems can also lead to fraud, says Ben Edelman. What’s the best way to manage your advertising network?</b><p><b>BY KIM GIRARD</b><p>When the FBI charged Shawn Hogan and two others with …

How to Start Thinking Like a Data Scientist

Slowly but steadily, data are forcing their way into every nook and cranny of every industry, company, and job. Managers who aren’t data savvy, who can’t conduct basic analyses, interpret more complex ones, and interact with data scientists are already at a disadvantage. Companies without a large …

Three Strategy Lessons From the Latest Round of Xbox vs. PlayStation

In 2008, when the Harvard Business School case study was written on the launch two years earlier of the PlayStation 3, the question was whether it was “game over” for Sony. The electronics giant had seemingly lost its dominant position in the gaming console market, with the Nintendo Wii’s surprise …

The Dangers of Faith In Data

• <b>The Data Paradox.</b> The more data you have, the larger the role intuition plays in deciding how to interpret, explain and apply the data. Intuition …

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

Man and Superman

In athletic competitions, what qualifies as a sporting chance?<p>Toward the end of “The Sports Gene” (Penguin/Current), David Epstein makes his way to a remote corner of Finland to visit a man named Eero Mäntyranta. Mäntyranta lives in a small house next to a lake, among the pine and spruce trees …

Flat Design And Thin Is In

Information Overload<p>As a constantly connected culture, we deal with a nonstop flow of information, some of it important and relevant, most of it not. …