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Futurist Thomas Frey predicts by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live

November 12th, 2015 at 5:38 pm » Comments Off

Thomas Frey, a futurist from the DaVinci Institute in the United States predicts that by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live.

Leading a digital transformation by learning to code

October 27th, 2015 at 3:15 pm » Comments Off

Leaders reach their positions by mastering yesterday’s and today’s business. Almost by definition, they don’t have first-hand experience with a disruptive shift in their market when they encounter it. A lack of intuition around the new and different can at best slow progress and at worst lead to serious strategic missteps. NOTE: For those wanting […]

Micro-learning & the future of education

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:40 pm » Comments Off

The average human has an attention span of eight seconds Nathan Bernhard: Over the last several months my co-founder Chirag and I have spent a lot of time thinking about micro-learning as we build our startup, Lrn. We are big supporters of the micro-learning format -specifically on mobile- and believe it can make educational content easily accessible to […]

Apps, app stores and Apple could cause the demise of the cable industry

September 23rd, 2015 at 6:21 pm » Comments Off

Benedict Evans, a veteran mobile industry analyst turned venture capitalist, tweeted a chart  on September 3, 2015, showing how traditional TV is losing its share of screen to smartphones and tablets. While Evans’ chart was not the first chart to alarm the cable industry, its timing was particularly interesting, as it came exactly a week before Apple’s […]

The Companion app lets users’ friends ‘virtually walk them home at night’

September 21st, 2015 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

A free personal-safety mobile app is now being used by tens of thousands of people around the world.  The new app allows friends to virtually walk you home at night.

1099 or W-2? Uber, changing the way we think of transit

September 10th, 2015 at 3:48 pm » Comments Off

The success of companies like Uber can be attributed to one factor: independent contractors. A business model built around the sharing economy, it’s brought about a boom of cash flow in niche markets. But with new territory comes new challenges, and already these industries are feeling the heat for their approach to labor management.

An iPad app that lets you “see” Wi-Fi signals

September 9th, 2015 at 7:33 pm » Comments Off

If you could see the invisible world around us you would see it ripples with information as the radio waves pulse around us and an electromagnetic tide washes over everything.

Project Sunroof uses Google Maps data to tell you if it’s worth installing solar panels on your roof

August 20th, 2015 at 5:50 pm » Comments Off

With the help of Google Maps, there is a new service called Project Sunroof that aims to provide a “treasure map” of solar energy. Sunroof gives homeowners detailed information about how much solar power their roof can generate and how much money they could save on electricity costs by adding solar panels.

Vail Resorts uses EpicMix app to offer crowdsourced, real-time wait times for ski lifts

August 17th, 2015 at 8:27 pm » Comments Off

Vail Resorts is trying something different on its ski slopes this winter. The resort has updated its EpicMix smartphone app to offer its crowdsourced, real-time wait times for ski lifts. The app will collect data from the RFID-enabled season passes skiers carry at the resort. It’s one of the most ambitious efforts yet to bring […]

Google Search will now tell you when a restaurant or store is too busy

August 3rd, 2015 at 7:52 pm » Comments Off

Google’s new search feature shows users when local restaurants are booked up and what stores have the most foot traffic. The Google Search tweak is rolling out today on mobile for some users, and shows graphs—presumably based on geolocation from smartphones—indicating when a given venue is busiest during the day.