Stephen Hilborn

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Seldon Wants to Make Life Easier for Data Scientists

It feels that these days we live our whole digital lives according mysterious algorithms that predict what we’ll want from apps and websites. A new open-source product could help those building the products we use worry less about writing those algorithms in the first place.<p>As increasing numbers of …

10 Tips for Giving Great Online Presentations | Inc.com

You're in charge of a big project that requires the support of lots of people. It would be easy to engage and inspire them if they were all in your office, but as often happens today, they're spread out around the country. So instead of connecting with each person individually, you decide to set up …

Public Speaking

Twitter did a Reddit AMA about open source. Here are some highlights

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A handful of Twitter employees who work on the company’s open source software projects took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything …

Inside Twitter’s plan to fix itself

“I am not going to be satisfied until we reach every connected user on the planet, period,” Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo declared at an investor conference last month. Them’s fighting words for any internet company. But especially for Twitter, which has a user growth problem and knows it.<p>Despite …

Deutsche Bank

Facebook’s Secret New “Business Manager” Could Compete With Developer Partners For Marketing Dollars

TechCrunch has discovered a big, unannounced marketing tool from Facebook called Business Manager that lets teams at enterprises and agencies manage multiple ad campaigns and Pages in one interface. There’s just one problem. Business Manager could directly compete with Facebook’s Preferred …

How Facebook and Twitter built the best employee training programs in Silicon Valley

Training employees and managers is essential at any company but particularly for startups. Yet many avoid it because it seems too hard or expensive.<p>“A lot of companies think their employees are so smart that they require no training,” Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz writes in his recent …

Silicon Valley

A shift in Microsoft’s culture: Inside Bing’s new incubation project (exclusive)

Within Microsoft, a global corporation with tens of thousands of employees, one team is working to foster a startup-like culture.<p>That group is building Bing, a search engine to compete with Google. Bing is one of Microsoft’s youngest departments, as it was the end result of a startup acquisition in …

Why Facebook is suddenly smitten with Groups

Now that half a billion people self-identify with groups, the social network is getting serious about its intentions for this oft-forgotten product.<p>With the private social network fad in the rearview mirror, Facebook appears motivated to remind us that not only did it think in smaller sizes long …

Social Media

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Blogging deemed beneath the hallowed halls of academia

After the International Studies Association proposes a ban on blogging for editors of its journals, faculty groups raise their swords.<p>To blog, or not to blog: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer.<p>In a battle worthy of Shakespeare's famous scene in Hamlet, some members of …

Codes of Conduct

The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup

Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a lot of the aggravation comes from the lack of clear signposts that allow founders to judge their company’s performance. The reality is, most …

Elon Musk reveals plans for high-speed Hyperloop

In a blog post today, Elon Musk revealed plans for an alpha version of his much-anticipated Hyperloop, an innovative transportation system that would move passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than 30 minutes. According to the plans (PDF), the Hyperloop would transport passengers in …