Stevan Boskovic

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What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

It’s been a good week for cord-cutting sports fans. Word has it that CBS will live stream the Super Bowl commercials for the first time. Disney is considering its options for making ESPN a standalone service (well…maybe five years from now.) And now, golf fans are getting a digital subscription …

Online shopping still tiny in SA

South Africans still prefer physical shops as opposed to buying goods online, according to a PwC survey released on Tuesday.<p>In 2014, the value of …

Why 3 car giants just bought Nokia’s mapping business for $3B

Following what was surely one of the least well-kept secrets in acquisition history, Nokia finally confirmed the sale of its Here mapping division earlier this morning.<p>The buyer, as expected, was a consortium of German car manufacturers — Audi, BMW, and Daimler. The value? €2.8 billion ($3.07 …

Mobile

Backed By Tim Draper, DataWallet Pays Users To Share Their Online Data With Businesses

Consciously or not, there’s a kind of deal we make when we use many online services — in exchange for free access, we accept ads and give up some of our personal data. Now a startup called DataWallet is planning to make that exchange a little more rewarding, with real cash.<p>Brands often want access …

Why Gamification is Taking Over Wellness Programs

Wellness programs aren't a new idea, but they're becoming increasingly effective thanks to the application of game-mechanics that increase user engagement and reward participation. We look at how gamification can take your wellness program to the next level, along with case studies and best …

Massive Afrihost ADSL problems

Afrihost subscribers have been complaining about slow speeds and high latency on ADSL, while the company promises improvements are coming.

Ascribe Raises $2 Million To Ensure You Get Credit For Your Art

Digital scarcity is an oxymoron. Unless it isn’t. Thanks to a recently funded startup called Ascribe, artists and writers can now create unique copies of their work that can be bought and sold and cannot, in theory, be duplicated.<p>The founders, Bruce Pon, Trent McConaghy, and Masha McConaghy have …

Intellectual Property

To Close a Deal, Find a Champion

In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman who guides souls across the river Styx to the underworld. Those who do not employ his services are forced to wander the shores—lost for a hundred years.<p>Dealmakers who try to “go it alone” can expect to suffer a similar fate. Closing a major deal with a</i> …

Google’s advice to become a great software engineer

Google’s Guide for Technical Development provides tips on how to become a successful software engineer.

Big Data for Skeptics

A few months ago, while I was attending a daylong conference in New York, several people approached me to say they’d like to write something for HBR about “big data.” It felt like a tipping point, so I began asking businesspeople for their take on the topic.<p>I soon found that they have a huge …

Universal Avenue Gives Businesses On-Demand Access To A Direct Sales Team

B2B startups often rely on word-of-mouth and online advertising to get the word out about their products. Over time, they often add a marketing and sales department, but they typically don’t have the resources to build a full-blown salesforce for their products that can pitch business owners …

Technology to tame Africa's deadly transport chaos

<b>Nairobi's roads are renowned for their chaos.</b><p>Cars, lavishly decorated buses, reckless matatu minibus taxis, and daredevil motorbike riders intermingle with the odd herd of cows to create a gridlocked maze, and a nightmare for the commuter trying to get home.<p>Not only is the transport sector in much …

Road Safety

Google Sheets Now Lets You Add Miniature Charts Within Cells

I never thought I’d describe a chart as ‘cute,’ but Google just added some neat new functionality to its spreadsheet software – you can now add miniature charts, called sparklines, into individual cells within Sheets.<p>It’s small (literally) addition, but nifty functionality for quickly visualizing …

The Happy Home Company Aims To Take The Headache Out Of Home Maintenance

I’ve never owned a home. That’s mostly because I make a journalist’s salary while living in one of the least affordable cities in the world. But also, I really like the fact that I can call my landlord or superintendent whenever something breaks, because it’s their responsibility.<p>Apparently, I’m …

McDonald's is bringing touchscreen ordering to the US

It turns out that people aren't eating as many McHamburgers as they used to, which is a big problem if your business is all about slinging meat. So McDonald's is hoping the novelty of its "Create Your Taste" ordering kiosks will lure some customers back in. The machines will be installed in 2,000 …

The Death Of The Password Starts Today (Maybe)

Your voice (or fingerprint or iris) is your passport to the online world<p>Passwords are a pain. They're incredibly important for the security of our data, and yet they're hard to remember and keep track of. Plus, it seems like we constantly have to change them as the result of some new hack or …

Information Systems

Microsoft's open source .Net still can't match open source Java

Microsoft's open-sourcing of server-side .Net technologies is a big step for the longtime king of proprietary desktop software. But the move itself …

Red Hat

What is Big Data and how does it work?

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9 enterprise tech trends for 2015 and beyond

Here's the crazy thing about looking ahead at this particular point in time: Quite a bit of enterprise tech that got traction this year was barely on …

Computerworld's 2015 Forecast Predicts Security, Cloud Computing And Analytics Will Lead IT Spending

IT decision makers’ spending on security technologies will increase 46% in 2015, with cloud computing increasing 42% and business analytics investments up 38%. . Enterprise investments in storage will increase 36%, and for wireless & mobile, 35%.<p>Cloud computing initiatives are the most important …

The Business App 50: The Best Apps To Help You Do Your Job

These devices have transformed our daily lives. While much attention is given to the coolest consumer apps, mobile apps that help you do your job better are arguably even more important.<p>With that in mind, we've assembled a collection of apps that can help you be a rock star at work.<p>We curated this …

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