Simon Barber

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ClassPass’ Founder on How Marketplace Startups Can Achieve Product/Market Fit

It's rarely a straight line to product/market fit. Here are ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia's hard-won tips for marketplace startups that helped her …

Product Management

30% Of Millennials Would Rather Invest In Cryptocurrency: Here Are 3 Tips To Help You Do It Smarter

2017 saw a rush of capital into the cryptocurrency markets, and there’s no sign 2018 will be any different. And millennials are keeping the frenzy booming.<p>According to a recent survey conducted by Blockchain Capital, 30% of those in the 18-to-34-age range would rather invest $1,000 in Bitcoin than …

Cryptocurrency

What to Expect From Apple’s Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC

By on September 14, 2017 at 10:37 am<p>At Apple’s unveil event for the iPhone X and iPhone 8 this week, the company announced the A11 Bionic, an SoC …

Machine Learning

How has the iPhone changed our lives? WIRED asks tech's leading names

On June 29 2017, Apple's iPhone turns 10. After years leading the smartphone revolution, Apple's creation has fundamentally changed the way we …

An AI That Predicts a Neighborhood’s Wealth From Space

You might think putting a helipad on Trump Tower would give the president's Manhattan residence an added veneer of affluence. After all, nothing …

This AI Can Predict How Rich Your Neighborhood Is From Space

The patterns we use to organize ourselves in cities are visible to machines–and in a way that can predict the quality of our lives.<p>How do you identify a neighborhood’s affluence? Turns out, you can do it from space.<p>Th satellite mapping company DigitalGlobe tapped San Francisco design studio Stamen …

Salesforce adds natural language support to its AI services for developers

Developers building on top of Salesforce’s platform have new AI services at their disposal. The company announced today that it is launching a trio of services focused on natural language understanding and object recognition as part of its Einstein portfolio.<p>Apps will be able to integrate an …

iOS 11 on an iPad Pro still won’t replace your laptop

Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week. While you can use the iPad just as you’ve always been able to, there are some additional multitasking changes that really make the iPad Pro more of a laptop contender. Apple has created a dock that acts more …

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the 5 Strategies That Helped Facebook Grow at an Insane Rate

These moves bring 'move fast and break things' to life.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>,</i> <i>LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman</i> <i>explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at</i><i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and</i> …

Apple is now the world's top wearable company (sorry, Fitbit)

Move over, Fitbit: there's a new king of the wearables market.<p>Even though Tim Cook won't disclose exact Apple Watch sales numbers, the company has …

The Apple Watch outsold every other wearable last quarter

Watch Series 2 has been selling quite well all over the globe.<p>Apple might not be selling as many iPhones as it would like, but it sounds like its Watches have been doing quite well. According to Strategy Analytics, it shipped 3.5 million wearables in the first quarter of 2017, 59 percent higher …

Smartwatches

This Financial Startup Is Looking To Offer The World's First Open Source Bank Accounts

OfferZen and Standard Bank have collaborated to create a site that gives developers control over the way they can use their bank account<p>OfferZen, a …

NodeJS and Good Practices – The Miners

Separation of concerns doesn’t need to be boring<p>Softwares are subject to change all the time, and one aspect that contributes to defining the quality …

Node.js

How Apple Is Taking over the Enterprise Sector

Apple was once upon a time almost exclusively used outside of the enterprise, seen more as the preserve of discerning consumers, graphic designers, …

“Apple Is Pushing iPad Like Never Before” – MacStories

Fascinating research note by Neil Cybart on iPad sales and Apple's new iPad strategy:<p>Apple is making its iPad sales pitch to two groups: existing iPad users and long-time PC users. According to my estimates, there are 100M users still using older iPads (iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini). A …

Apple has just rolled out a useful update to improve your iTunes movies experience

Up to now, if you rented a movie on iTunes, you had to finish watching it on the same device. In other words, if you started watching it on your …

IPhone 7

User Flows | 20 Inspiring Examples

When building a new website you might want to take into consideration to first create the sitemap. This assures you that your future site is fully …

Why Payment Companies Are Flocking To Messaging Apps

Money is surprisingly social. Venmo was one of the first U.S. startups to capitalize on that realization, designing its mobile app around an emoji-ridden social feed. Now messaging apps are seeing the light and welcoming financial services companies onto their platforms.<p>Today, TransferWise enters …

The One Thing You Have that Warren Buffett Doesn’t

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Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

Portrait mode now available on iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 10.1

Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016

[brightcovevideoID=5176037882001]<p>Startups are the spark that lights the engine of the U.S. economy. The most successful of them, companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Snapchat, change the way we live, travel and communicate.<p>For Forbes’ second annual list of next billion-dollar startups, we’ve found 25 …

Review: Google Pixel

I write about gadgets, which means everyone asks me what laptop or dishwasher or whatever to buy. I struggle with this, because the answer often …

Jack Dorsey Has Failed to Save Twitter, Now It's Someone Else's Turn

By all accounts, the process of selling Twitter is well under way. The company has hired an investment advisor and is expected to start receiving …

Here's Why a Disney Acquisition of Netflix Would Make Sense

In a sign of just how much upheaval there is in the media and entertainment space, Disney is rumored to be looking at multiple acquisitions, …

Google's Going to Change the Gadget Game, But Not Like You Think

If you add them all up, Google actually makes a lot of gadgets. It sells Nexus phones, Chromebook Pixels, Pixel C tablets, Nest smart-home products, …

Google’s Pixel phone event: what to expect

So. Much. Hardware.<p>Now that Apple has had its big fall phone event, it’s Google’s turn to show off its goods. And that’s going to happen next week, October 4th, at an event in San Francisco. We’ll be there live covering the event soup to nuts, with a live blog and more. But if you want a heads up …

How Google Plans To Win Business Customers

Welcome to Google’s G Suite era.<p>Google’s efforts to become a big business technology company continued Thursday with a rebranding of its cloud …