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Meet Kripa Krishnan, Google's queen of chaos

That's because a group of 10 Google engineers go around purposely breaking things at the company, under the most dire circumstances they can imagine, just to see what happens.<p>Through this process, the team makes sure that Google can keep itself running no matter what happens.<p>Sometimes this team …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

25 Best Websites to Learn New Skills Online

You're reading 25 Best Websites to Learn New Skills Online, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Automate Google Sheets: An Introduction to Google Apps Script

Google has built some of the most effective productivity tools on the planet. With Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, Docs, Sheets, and more, odds are you use …

Why Smart People Copy Great Ideas

Uber. Facebook. Apple.<p>These are some of America’s most innovative and valuable tech companies. But they’re also great copycats.<p>Uber was just a Town …

Microsoft and IBM Set Sights on the Next Cloud Frontier: Blockchain-as-a-Service - PCMag India

Blockchain is finding its way into new industries and business use cases every day, and soon the technology will be everywhere. Blockchain is complex …

Blockchain

17 Gmail Extensions that Make Your Life Easier

In today’s email-centric work environment, you have to make sure you’re on top of your game.<p>But that’s easier said than done. You likely use email to …

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2016

While enterprise technology has always been somewhat a breed apart from consumer tech, this year we see that consumer tech will definitively set the …

Customer Experience

Should billionaire Ratan Tata’s latest ecommerce store worry Indian startup CEOs?

Indian billionaire Ratan Tata has entered the Indian ecommerce market with his own brand TataCliq. It will directly compete with existing ecommerce …

The First Xiaomi Laptop Threatens Apple In China

Apple’s most formidable rival in China, Xiaomi, is expanding from smartphones to affordable laptops.<p>Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is competing with Apple on yet another front, by creating its first laptop. According to the <i>Taipei Times</i>, hardware firm Inventec will be making the …

Consumer Tech

Introducing Google's brand new logo

It should come as no surprise that the search giant, now owned by holding company Alphabet, takes its letters very seriously.<p>Those iconic, …

Unicorns are becoming so common, maybe we should just call them 'horses'

This week, messaging startup Kik became the latest privately held tech company to join the "unicorn" club of companies worth more than $1 billion.<p>These days, that's hardly news. At this chart from Statista shows, the number of unicorns has almost tripled since the beginning of 2014. Investors and …

Venture Capital

The 'time blocking' productivity hack changed my life — here's how it works

Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars, and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as "work."<p>Interruptions abound and productivity drops. Your day is spent playing catch-up on a million …