2016 Google Tracker: Everything Google is working on for the new year | Ars Technica

Though from now on, perhaps we should say, “Every ongoing project inside of Alphabet‘s sprawling empire.” “Google” is now a mere company inside of “Alphabet,” the newly formed umbrella company created by Google’s founders. Most of the Google side projects we’ve been tracking in the past have been spun off into companies inside of Alphabet, but rest assured … Continue reading 2016 Google Tracker: Everything Google is working on for the new year | Ars Technica

Alphabet Becomes The Most Valuable Public Company In The World

Today was a huge day for Alphabet — the first day it finally broke out its “other bets” in its earnings report — and boy did the company not disappoint. The company smashed expectations on both ends, bringing in $21.3 billion in revenue and earnings of $8.67 per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $8.09 on … Continue reading Alphabet Becomes The Most Valuable Public Company In The World

The difference between billionaires and the rest of us

Rich people have an action mentality and are problem solvers. “While the masses are waiting to pick the right numbers and praying for prosperity, the great ones are solving problems,” he writes. This doesn’t mean they’re smarter than the average person, as Jobs noted. “They are just more strategic,” Siebold explains. “When the rich need money, they … Continue reading The difference between billionaires and the rest of us

Web 3.0: os benefícios e inconvenientes de uma Web Semântica orientada por máquinas

O aparecimento da Web 3.0 culminará com a aproximação do mundo da inteligência artificial onde a máquina passará a aprender com as ações do utilizador. Será a distinção entre fazer uma pesquisa num motor de busca com inúmeros resultados e um único adequado e personalizado à medida do utilizador. Ao fim ao cabo, a Web … Continue reading Web 3.0: os benefícios e inconvenientes de uma Web Semântica orientada por máquinas

Apple Pay Is Coming To ATMs From Bank Of America And Wells Fargo

Both Bank Of America and Wells Fargo are working on integrating Apple Pay into their ATMs, according to a source familiar with the teams on the projects. Engineers at both companies have been placed on multi-month assignments to build the Apple Pay options. I’ve confirmed the identity of at least one engineer who publicly lists themselves … Continue reading Apple Pay Is Coming To ATMs From Bank Of America And Wells Fargo

The Five Stages of Small Business Growth

Categorizing the problems and growth patterns of small businesses in a systematic way that is useful to entrepreneurs seems at first glance a hopeless task. Small businesses vary widely in size and capacity for growth. They are characterized by independence of action, differing organizational structures, and varied management styles. Yet on closer scrutiny, it becomes … Continue reading The Five Stages of Small Business Growth

Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. Silicon Valley is too new, too now, to glean lessons from. Those hoping to launch … Continue reading Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

Automatically send your important emails to a private Slack channel

There’s a certain appeal of handy tools that serve only one job, and when it comes to email, simplicity saves time. Despite Slack billing itself as a tool to put an end to email (spoiler: pretty sure nothing is going to manage that), Alert.email is a handy Slack integration that can bring you automated alerts about specific … Continue reading Automatically send your important emails to a private Slack channel

The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind | WIRED

Kennedy was himself once a famous neurologist. In the late 1990s he made global headlines for implanting several wire electrodes in the brain of a paralyzed man and then teaching the locked-in patient to control a computer cursor with his mind. Kennedy called his patient the world’s “first cyborg,” and the press hailed his feat … Continue reading The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind | WIRED