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The Future Of Mobile Taps And On-Demand Services

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor – as a disclaimer for this post, he is an investor in one of the companies mentioned here, Instacart. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>One of the hottest trends in “mobile …

How IBM's Watson Will Transform Business And Society

After Watson won on the TV quiz show <i>Jeopardy!</i>, a lot of people didn’t really understand what “Watson” was. They thought it was a particular piece of hardware: a glowing blue supercomputer that IBM built in one of its labs.<p>But now, as Watson comes of age and makes the transition from science …

iTunes Radio: Apple’s Dark Horse for Streaming Music

Harry C. Marks on August 26, 2013<p>Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>After Apple’s keynote at WWDC 2013, all anyone could talk about was iOS 7. “It’s so …

The Next iPhone may use Motion Sensor for Backside Controls

The rumor is coming from Fox News co-host Clayton Morris who is citing sources that say that Apple's next high-end iPhone will sport a new high end …

The Vision For $3.4 Billion Uber Is Much More Than Just A Car Service, And It Could Vastly Improve Our Lives

That's up from a $330 million valuation in November 2011.<p>If you've ever tried Uber or live in a city where taxis are unreliable, you know Travis Kalanick's team is onto something big. People are willing to pay up to avoid being late or stranded.<p>But how can Uber be worth multiple billions? And how …

Apple CEO Tim Cook faces big challenges on his second anniversary

It probably wasn't so much fun watching the stock price almost cut in half. Or being grilled in Congress about Apple's tax-saving strategies. Or that ugly legal fight with a shareholder earlier this year. Or losing the e-book antitrust case to the U.S. Justice Department. Or deciding to restructure …

Google Car + Uber = Killer App

<i>Google’s $258M investment in Uber shows it is serious about commercializing the Google Car</i><p>As I’ve argued before and expand upon in my upcoming book, The New Killer Apps: How Big Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups, massive car sharing is the long-term disruptive scenario enabled by driverless cars.<p>…

Why I Left Google

Thoughts on trading in pride and security for authenticity<p>‘It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.’ — e.e. cummings<p>About 6 months ago, …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

Five Things Entrepreneurs Should Never Do

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’m breaking all the rules.<p>I’m at a silent retreat for the week. No …

Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right?

After 10 years, eight South by Southwests, two startups, and zero dollars in profit, will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley ever find his way?<p>It’s 2 a.m. and Dennis Crowley is wired.<p>We’ve just left Foursquare’s South by Southwest party at the Hype Hotel, a warehouse-size space in downtown Austin where …

A smartwatch that actually makes sense

a smartwatch<p>that actually makes sense<p>Glanceable information on your wrist<p>More often than not, we pull our smartphone out just to put it back into …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

14 Things You Should Do at the Start of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success. With the help of career and workplace experts Lynn Taylor, David Shindler, Michael Kerr, Anita …

Why Apple is revving iOS in the Car for an aggressive 2014 launch

Feature<p>Apple's other iOS in the Car competition<p>Also competing in the car market is BlackBerry subsidiary QNX, which the report noted "has global …

Watch Honda’s Spectacular Tribute to the World’s Greatest Racer

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 07.26.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:42 pm. 4:42 pm<p>In 1989, Formula 1 racer Ayrton Senna set …

Secrets behind entrepreneurial success

The UK’s economic growth could be boosted if large firms adopted the entrepreneurial spirit that drives value in start-ups and small firms, according …

Tue Aug 06 '13 Announcement from Wimotos - Tiny Wireless Helpers For Your Life

Hello everyone,Well, we're finally finishing up the survey deployment! Why has this taken so long, you may be asking? Well, as I mentioned last time, …

iWatch’s novelty emerges as Apple taps sensor and fitness experts

Apple has begun assembling a team of hardware and software engineering, medical sensor, manufacturing, and fitness experts, indicating the company is moving forward with a project to build a fitness-oriented, sensor-laden wearable computer, according to our sources.<p>Over the past half-decade-or-so, …

Dropbox’s Quest To Make Every App Work Offline

*Screeeeech* That’s your favorite app slamming on the brakes the second it loses its data connection. It seems ridiculous that apps can’t function offline, until you realize that cloud data sync isn’t some simple technology any developer can afford to build. That’s where Dropbox comes in. “Users …

Apple Hires Paul Deneve From CEO Spot At Luxury Fashion House Yves Saint Laurent To Work On ‘Special Projects’

The fashion world was all abuzz this morning with the news that high-end fashion house Yves Saint Laurent was losing its CEO Paul Deneve. At that time, the announcement was that the San Francisco Bay Area-based Deneve was leaving to “join the high-tech industry.”<p>Now it’s clear that he’s not just …

Apple Just Hired The CEO Of A Paris-Based Fashion House As A New VP To Work On 'Special Projects'

Bloomberg was the first to break the news with an official statement from Apple announcing the hire.<p>Deneve will be working on "Special Projects," according to Apple's minimal description of his new job.<p>According to Deneve's Wikipedia page, he used to work in Apple's marketing department from …