• How to Hire a Python Developer With Right Skill Set?

    Bram Cohen has beautifully crafted Python language in a nutshell, as “simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation, good library support and optional named parameters”.Hence hiring a Python developer is the best approach for any company where it has a huge potential to grow any business to a great extent. Some of the pioneers in the technology industry like YouTube, Reddit, NASA, PayPal, Spotify, Quora etc are the popular projects that are built using Python language. Hire a python developer to get benefited from the compelling features of the Python program.Why Python is a preferable language among the companies?In the era of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning certain programming languages always have a standard demand in the market irrespective of the evolution of other niche (...)

    #hire-python-developers #python-programming #python-web-development #hire-python-programmers #python-web-developer

  • Elon Musk is not reading articles online about how to become Elon Musk

    If you Google ‘How to become Elon Musk’, you will come across thousands of articles that address that question in one way or another. Either they are answers on Quora to that specific question itself, or they are indirect answers to that question with titles ranging from ‘10 ways to think like Elon Musk’ (Forbes) to ‘8 things that Elon Musk does before 8am’ (Medium).You can substitute Elon Musk with any successful entrepreneur, author, sports person, actor, CEO, musician, politician, nobel laureate and you will see similar results.The Internet is full of literature on how to do things like, how to think like and how to become any of these successful people.The Internet is full of this literature because it attracts clicks.People love short cuts. They want to learn how to become successful in (...)

    #life-lessons #progress #success #elon-musk #self-improvement

  • What Kagglers are using for Text Classification

    Advanced NLP techniques for deep learningWith the problem of Image Classification is more or less solved by Deep learning, Text Classification is the next new developing theme in deep learning. For those who don’t know, Text classification is a common task in natural language processing, which transforms a sequence of a text of indefinite length into a category of text. How could you use that?To find the sentiment of a review.Find toxic comments on a platform like FacebookFind Insincere questions on Quora. A current ongoing competition on KaggleFind fake reviews on websitesWill a text advert get clicked or notAnd much more. The whole internet is filled with text and to categorize that information algorithmically will only give us incremental benefits, to say the least in the field of AI.Here (...)

    #machine-learning #artificial-intelligence #ai #data-science #deep-learning

  • What’s The Business Of #quora? It’s About Asking The Right Question

    Many believe that Quora main asset is the repository of answers the platform offers. However, the real deal is the repository of questions Quora has been able to gather. That repository of questions is critical not only to hook its users but also to its business model. Were Quora fail to have people ask the right questions the whole company would be in jeopardy.The answers merchantsIf I were to compare Quora advertising network, I’d instead compare it to Google than Facebook. Quora, just like Google tries to organize information. They do it in different ways. Google allows you to search for anything and find a perfect match with existing paid content (ads) and organic content (any site it can crawl, index and rank) through a massive algorithm comprised of many parts, which also (...)

    #business-models #technology #quora-business-model #quora-partnership

  • How to get More Free Trials from #saas Landing pages (+ real example)

    Suggested vs ImprovedIn this article, I will be showing the problems Find Better Questions’ website has that are keeping it from getting many more free trials/downloads and customers as well as what I believe the solution should look like.What’s Find Better Questions?Find Better Questions is a tool that enables you to create lists of questions from Quora, filter them and only answer the ones that will get you the most traffic. It makes all the work of making lists and sorts the best questions. It’s a great tool, check it out :)The processThis will be specific to Find Better Questions, if you want to learn my 5 step process to turn visitors into customers that you can apply to your website, here’s my 100% free email course.Things to keep in mindThis product is for Quora only.It’s targeting (...)

    #saas-freemium #saas-landing-page #conversion-optimization #landing-pages

  • The First Customer

    Week 2—RetrospectiveRead last week’s article here.The main thing I did this week was publishing the new landing page. You can view it here: I still want to add two or three images. One picture at the top, two in the how it works section. The footer might need some improvements too. I also didn’t add analytics yet.I only published one answer on Quora this week: How do I advertise on Quora?I’ve been working on an article that isn’t published yet.That’s pretty much it. I fixes two minor things about the Find Better Questions app, but the rest of my product work went into the landing page. Most of my marketing efforts too.Someone paid for Find Better Questions.That’s it for now. I hope that there are more things to tell about next week.The First Customer was (...)

    #entrepreneurship #first-customers #startup #saas #sales

  • Using Your #api as a Product

    By Ajit Kulkarni, VP of Product at Chronicled Inc (2017-present). Originally published on Quora.There’s a good chance you’ve used Uber to catch a ride around town at some point. The app is ubiquitous, partly because it’s easy and smooth to use.But unless you’re a software engineer, you may not know that Uber’s app only works so well thanks to APIs, or application programming interfaces of other services that the app works with. APIs allow the app to use navigation, send messages, and accept payments — without forcing Uber’s engineers to create those services on their own.APIs are the hidden infrastructure that keeps many of your favorite apps humming along, which means there’s also a huge, if somewhat hidden, market for them. You can build APIs and offer them as your product instead of full-stack (...)

    #quora-partnership #api-as-a-product #business-strategy

  • How #blockchain Can Help Artists’ Resale Rights

    By Jacqueline O’Neill, Executive Director at Blockchain #art Collective. Originally published on Quora.Resale rights already exist in a number of creative industries.To use a song in a commercial, a company has to license it and pay royalties to the musician. Every time a book is purchased, the author gets a small percentage of the sales.But for many visual artists, once they’ve created and sold a work of art, that’s the last they ever hear about it. Their resale rights are essentially non-existent. If the piece is sold for a few thousand dollars, and then goes for several hundred thousand a decade later, the artist is out of luck.Fortunately, that’s starting to change. The blockchain is making waves in the art world, and artist resale rights is one area where those waves may end up having an (...)

    #blockchain-artist #artists-resale-rights #quora-partnership

    • How and Why We Invented the CryptoSeal

      “We can now put a tiny computer chip with cryptographic identity into a slim adhesive seal strip form factor to secure a package,” said one of our software engineers, Maksym Petkus, “enabling mathematically- and cryptographically-closed loop integration with the blockchain and secure high-value assets with this tamper-evident technology.”

      Today, at the ID Tech Expo in Santa Clara, we announced the release of our CryptoSeal prototype, representing a major step forward in immutable supply chain provenance and the secure movement of physical assets.
      What is a CryptoSeal?

      The first in what will be a line of blockchain-registered and tamper-evident hardware products, CryptoSeals each contain a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip embedded with unique identity information. This identity data is then immutably registered and verified on a blockchain (we currently offer support for Ethereum and plan to expand to other blockchains, including Bitcoin, Zcash, Hyperledger, and Symbiont).

      The tamper-evident form factor, developed in collaboration with Cellotape Smart Products, registers not only the identity of an object onto the blockchain, but also records the identity of its registrant and packaging or asset metadata. And, with their customizable size allowing application to a variety of packages, from envelopes to shipping containers, CryptoSeals have the ability to securely verify sender identity and timestamp shipment deliveries, and provide a secure chain of custody in the supply chain.
      Why do you need a blockchain?

      Our CEO, Ryan Orr, likes to compare the CryptoSeal to the King’s Signet Ring: “you can think of it like the old system of the Signet Ring stamping a wax seal on a letter. The signet holder is analogous to the registrant of the CryptoSeal, the wax to the chip inside of the seal, and the stamping of the signet is like the signing of the CryptoSeal to the Blockchain. On its own each component, from the cryptographic chips to the tamper evident seals and blockchain registration, is necessary but insufficient to solve the problem. Together the three technologies create a strong solution.”
      Who can benefit from using CryptoSeals?

      Our CryptoSeals can be affixed to any physical item, guaranteeing its identity and authenticity in an unforgeable way. There are more than a handful of business use cases for our new product, which combines the best of blockchain technology and Internet of Things (or Everything, as we like to call it): medical equipment, fine art, electronics, cold chain, and forensic evidence tracking, to name a few. Individual consumers also benefit in being able to verify and protect their artistic creations, secure luggage, ship high-value items internationally, as well as prove authenticity of items they buy and sell on secondary markets.

      One of the most exciting use cases of the CryptoSeal for us at Chronicled is pharmaceutical tracking, where a secure chain of custody and immutable provenance are needed but often lacking. The high monetary value, along with the human suffering, associated with fraudulent pharmaceuticals necessitates new solutions for tracking authenticity. According to Interpol, Operation Pangea, their pharmaceutical investigation, seized 2.4M fraudulent pills in 2011; four years later, in 2015, that skyrocketed to 20.7M.

      The estimated monetary value? $81M USD.

      We can directly address this problem. Chronicled’s CryptoSeals can be customized to fit and seal shipments of pharmaceuticals, including individual cartons and containers. If the antenna in the adhesive seal is broken at any time, it will be impossible to verify the chip inside the CryptoSeal, ensuring that patients have confidence when they receive legitimate, untampered-with pharmaceuticals.
      When will CryptoSeals be available?

      Our CryptoSeals will begin entering the market late this year with standard offerings and unique solutions, with customizable sizing and adhesives, for clients.

      You can learn more on our website or contact us! And, to stay up to date with our work, sign up for our mailing list below.

  • TripAdvisor : The New Bully on the Travel Information Block ? – Rick Steves’ Travel Blog

    Voici une petite collection d’articles qui montrent pourqoui tu perds quand tu construis ton modèle d’affaires sur les offres gratuites des grandes plateformes. J’ai essayé de comprendre pourquoi d’un jour à l’autre un guide berlinois n’a plus de clients. C’est Tripadvisor qui lui a supprimé les infos nécessaires pour le contacter. Je viens de découvrir que cette plateforme pratique depuis l’an 2000 les choses auquelles il faut s’attendre si on utlise les services d’Alphabet, d’Uber, d’Airbnb et d’Amazon.

    I find more and more small hotels offering a free breakfast to people who promise to write kindly about them on TripAdvisor. Conversely, several hoteliers have told me that occasionally guests threaten them with a bad review unless the hotel gives them a deep discount.

    How does Airbnb detect and hide email addresses and websites in messages ? - Quora

    Wer’e only in it for the money - ou comment transformer les expressions régulières en arme contre les PMU

    They are using regular expressions mainly.

    If you are a power user on Airbnb, you must have been approached by users who want you to contact them directly. The community has been coming with very creative solutions to circumvent that kind of problem, solutions that are very hard to catch with a RegExp.
    For example:
    john d o t smith at thebiggestsearchengineintheworld d o t c o m
    + one hello $3 hello $4 hello $7 hello (you get it)
    If have seen that type of approach times and times over.

    TripAdvisor accused of deleting reviews with rape, assault - Business Insider Deutschland
    Ce sont les hôtels qui paient, alors il ne faut pas nuire à leur réputation.

    What You Don’t Know About TripAdvisor – Choking on a Macaron – Medium
    Cette étatsuniennen propose des visites guidées de Paris. Elle explique l’essentiel.

    What Every Travelers Needs to Know about TripAdvisor

    1. Created in 2000, TripAdvisor built its brand on the trademark “World’s most trusted travel site”. But after countless lawsuits in multiple countries, by 2013 TripAdvisor quietly removed the words “trusted” as well “honest” from all of its website marketing (now it’s just the “World’s largest travel site”).

    2. An entire industry of “reputation management” companies exists which businesses can hire to create highly believable fake reviews, “fix” their reputation if they’ve received bad reviews, or sabotage their competitors. To prove how easy this is, an Italian magazine got a fake restaurant that doesn’t even exist to #1 in the restaurant ratings.

    3. Even when reviews are posted by honest travelers, there are many good reasons why these are still completely useless to the average traveler when trying to plan a trip (and how spending hours trying to decipher them is a waste of precious time).

    4. Hotels which opt to pay for TripAdvisor’s hefty “Business Listing” package get preferential treatment, increased visibility and “access to traffic”, no matter their reviews, rankings and ratings by travelers.

    5. Hotels can’t ask for their listing to be removed, but unless they pay for the pricey Business Listing subscription TripAdvisor removes the hotel’s contact information (phone number and website) from the listing (so users have to go on Google to find their phone and website).

    6. Hotels, restaurants and other small businesses can lose a significant part of their business if they receive fake negative reviews or get red-flagged by TripAdvisor for “suspicious activity”, yet they often have no recourse except to take the website to court, and many simply don’t have the financial resources to do so.

    7. TripAdvisor prominently positions the tours and activities which can be booked through Viator, a company it bought in 2014, at the top and center of their pages. These companies listed on Viator pay 20–30% commissions. So TripAdvisor is blatantly promoting their own companies’ business listings above companies which are independent, even if the latter have better reviews and ratings by the anonymous users.

    8. TripAdvisor encourages travelers to book directly through its own website booking system, but takes zero responsibility for any issues with the service booked when travelers experience problems (ie overcharged on their credit card, show up with a booking confirmation but the hotel has no record, etc). This is compounded when booking through TripAdvisor for tours, because they then go through Viator’s system instead of directly to the actual tour company.

    Le musellement des clients fait peur. Je ne réserverai jamais quoi que ce soit par une de ces plateformes.

    Hotelbewertung auf Tripadvisor : Gammelhotel verlangt Strafgebühr von Gästen |

    Ein britisches Ehepaar bezeichnete ein Hotel als „heruntergekommene und stinkende Bruchbude“. Der Hotelier reagierte prompt: Er belastete ihre Kreditkarte mit dem Dreifachen des Zimmerpreises.

    Voici quelques billets d’utilisateurs désespérés.

    Were website links/phones numbers removed from listings ? - TripAdvisor Support Message Board

    CPD212, 24 Mar 2018, 13:00

    Guys hi,
    Yesterday i’ve noticed that website link and phone # are missing from our listing.
    I’ve checked other things to do listings and none have website link and phone # listed.
    Did TA removed them?
    Not sure if it’s IP specific, but we are in USA, NYC.

    My email, website and contact details are missing from my TA - TripAdvisor Support Message Board

    Adrian R, 30 Mar 2018, 18:21

    I have been a member of TA for over 5 years and have taken a lot of time to gather reviews from satisfied clients for my London taxi tours. I am now very frustrated that my contact details have been deleted from my page. When I phoned TA, I was told they were updating their algorithms and the information would be put back afterwards. It is now over a week and still the information is missing. If clients click on ’improve this listing’ details are there, but not all people would know that. I have lost a considerable number of bookings because clients do not know how to contact me. I notice it is not just my details missing but other tours in London also. Also, TA have changed the listings and how they rate them. Although my listing has gone up, there are some that have far less reviews and are literally a couple of slots back from mine? I am not sure what TA are doing but can someone throw any more light on the situation and perhaps if TA read this they can reassure owners that this is a temporary ’blip’.

    Why has TripAdvisor removed all our website links ? - TripAdvisor Support Forum

    Luke C, 2 Apr 2018, 4:32 AM

    TripAdvisor has recently removed all the website links and contact info from all of my listings of which we have 7 different attractions. Does anyone have any ideas about why they might have suddenly done this? They haven’t emailed in regards to the removal. Thanks!

    Il y en a qui disent byebye à Tripadvisor parce qu’ils peuvent se le permettre.

    Und Tschüss TripAdvisor… › Bundeskater und Bundeskatze stromern herum

    Habe ich mich doch endlich mal aufgerafft eine positive Bewertung auf TripAdvisor zu schreiben. Es ging dabei um Dolphin Pacific Diving aus Vava’u, mit denen wir bei den Walen waren.

    Der Beitrag ist nie veröffentlicht worden und war plötzlich aus meinem Profil verschwunden. Verwundert hab ich dann an Tripadvisor geschrieben und folgende Antwort erhalten:


    vielen Dank, dass Sie sich mit TripAdvisor in Verbindung gesetzt haben.

    Ihre Bewertung wurde aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach von unseren automatischen Filtern abgefangen. Diese Filter fangen Beiträge ab, die verdächtig erscheinen. Leider können wir keine Einzelheiten zu den Gründen für die Entfernung angeben und können Ihren Beitrag nicht veröffentlichen.

    Wir legen jedoch großen Wert darauf, dass andere Reisende Ihre Meinung erfahren. Aus diesem Grund möchten wir Sie darum bitten, Ihren Beitrag erneut zur Veröffentlichung auf unserer Seite einzusenden. Wir möchten Sie an dieser Stelle auch auf unsere Richtlinien für Reisebewertungen hinweisen:

    Wir entschuldigen uns für den Umstand und hoffen, dass Sie unser Bemühen, ausschließlich objektive und unvoreingenommene Informationen zu veröffentlichen, zu schätzen wissen.

    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Name entfernt”

    Ich liebe es, wenn im Hintergrund Algorithmen werkeln und Meinungen zensieren aber das Unternehmen nicht damit rausrücken will, warum der Bericht abgelehnt wurde. Ich für mich habe damit beschlossen, dass TripAdvisor für mich gestorben ist. Wer sich hinter ungenannten Algorithmen versteckt, dem trau ich nicht. Denn ich weiß nicht, wie viele wirklich relevante Bewertungen so von irgendwelcher Software einfach einbehalten wurden – und die Schreiber nichts davon wissen.

    Außerdem ist mir meine Zeit zu kostbar um gegen ein Script anzuschreiben was meine Art der Meinungsäußerung nicht mag. Ich möchte authentische Meinungen lesen und keine weichgespülte Langeweile, die sich hinter sogenannter Objektivität versteckt.

    Tschüss TripAdvisor…

    Conclusion - si tu veux jouer avec les grands, tu vas prendre des coups tant que tu n’a pas encore leur taille.

    Social Media ads are a bad deal for small businesses and individuals / Boing Boing

    #platform-capitalisme #tourisme #Berlin #Paris #visites_guidées

  • How to Run Better Business #meetings

    By Cameron Herold, COO Alliance Founder. Originally published on Quora.People are invited to meetings because they have something to contribute. If they’re in the room, you want to hear from them.But we’re all different, with drastically different personality types. Sometimes, our personalities work together to create a fantastic meeting. Other times, they clash and the meeting is next to useless. If you want to run a successful meeting, you have to know how to manage all personalities.There are four main personality types — two extroverted and two introverted. And each person has a primary trait and a secondary trait that define how they interact with others.Here’s what each type looks like and what to know before inviting them to a meeting.1. DominantsIt’s easy to spot this type.They’re (...)

    #quora-partnership #business-meeting #better-business-meetings #run-business-meetings

  • 5 Myths About Exposure I Learned By #writing 400+ Columns For Inc Magazine

    Nicolas Cole InstagramI have written over 400 columns for Inc Magazine.Before I landed my own column, I was a Top Writer on Quora with several million views on my work (this was back in 2015). My “claim to fame” was the fact that I had reached Top Writer status in less than 9 months of writing on the platform, had over a dozen of my articles go viral (100,000 to 1,000,000+ views each), and had been republished by just about every major publication on the Internet: TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Slate, Observer, Thought Catalog, Medical Daily, The Chicago Tribune, and Inc Magazine—to name a few.During the second half of 2015, there was a 6-month period during which Inc Magazine was republishing one of my Quora answers every single week.I had found my stride as a writer focused on (...)

    #marketing #founders #entrepreneurship #ceo

  • Amazon reveals simple mistake behind massive AWS cloud outage - Puget Sound Business Journal

    Members of the Amazon Simple Storage Service team were debugging an issue causing the S3 billing system to progress more slowly than expected Tuesday morning. So the team attempted to take down a small number of servers for one of the subsystems that is used by the billing process.

    “Unfortunately, one of the inputs to the command was entered incorrectly and a larger set of servers was removed than intended,” Amazon said. “The servers that were inadvertently removed supported two other S3 subsystems.”

    The mistake had a cascading effect, leading to widespread problems with Amazon’s massive network of servers that are a huge part of the internet infrastructure. After the servers were accidentally taken offline, they had to be restarted, which takes a while, according to The Verge, which reported on Amazon’s explanation.

    Websites and apps affected by the outage included the Securities and Exchange Commission, Business Insider, Quora and Slack.

    #Amazon #cloud #erreur_humaine

  • Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend frontiers of capitalism | Evgeny Morozov | Opinion | The Guardian

    La frontière électronique a repoussé les limites du capitalisme en lui permettant d’occuper une partie grandissante de notre cerveau, corps et temps. Avec ce vecteur d’omniprésence touchant aux limites de son expansion c’est à l’espace interstellaire de reprendre le relais pour les fantaisies de croissance illimitée. Bienvenu dans le far-ouest de l’espace.

    The US Congress quietly passed an important piece of legislation this month. The Space Resource Exploration and Utilisation Act – yet to be signed by Barack Obama – grants American companies unconstrained rights to the mining of any resources – from water to gold. The era of space exploration is over; the era of space exploitation has begun!

    While the 1967 Outer Space Treaty explicitly prohibits governments from claiming planets and other celestial resources, as their property, Congress reasoned that such restrictions do not apply to the materials found and mined there.

    The bill’s timing might, at first, seem surprising – after all, Nasa, the US space agency, is almost constantly fighting against budget cuts – but is easily explained by the entrance of new space explorers on to the scene, namely the Silicon Valley billionaires who are pouring millions into “disrupting” space, Nasa, and the space programme of yore. From Google’s Eric Schmidt and Larry Page to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla’s Elon Musk, Silicon Valley’s elites have committed considerable resources to the cause.

    And while the long-term plan – to mine asteroids for precious metals or water, which can then be used to fuel spaceships – might still be a decade or more away, Silicon Valley has a very different business proposition in mind. Space, for these companies, offers the most cost-effective way to wire the unconnected parts of the globe by beaming internet connectivity from balloons, drones and satellites.

    Morph’s Outpost on the Digital Frontier
    On arrive de loin. A l’époque de la space shuttle les limites du cyber-espace étaient encore inconnues et illimitées.

    Wired wrote briefly about Morph’s Outpost in the September/October 1993 issue, online at

    Morph’s Outpost - By Will Kreth

    Don’t knock programmers. Contrary to popular belief, many of them do have lives and look nothing like the bespectacled, pasty-faced, Jolt-cola- slurping traitorous overweight hacker depicted in Jurassic Park (personally, I was thrilled when he got eaten in the Jeep). Some of them ride mountain bikes, kayak, play alto sax and read books by Peter Matheissen. Some of them were never interested in programming until HyperCard, while others have been working on PC’s since the birth of the Altair in the ’70s. Until recently, they’ve been stuck wading through various patently dull programming magazines for the information they needed to stay on the edge.

    The rise of interactive multimedia has given birth to a new crop of programmers, and they’re starving for deep technical information about their current (albeit over-hyped) obsession. Now they have a new magazine dedicated to their cause. Morph’s Outpost on the Digital Frontier is the brainchild of Craig LaGrow, a founder of the popular Computer Language, and Editor-in-Chief Doug Millison. Augmenting the magazine’s seriously technical treatment of authoring environments and the like is a whimsical cartoon character named (what else?) Morph, who runs his Outpost on the boundary between cyberspace and the digital jungle. He’s the silicon- surfing Sherpa who’ll outfit you with the “intel” you need to make the right decisions on hardware, software, scripting tricks, and marketing your creations. Morph, who looks as if he just came out of a graffiti-artist’s spray-paint can, has assembled several notable names within the industry to contribute to the Outpost on a regular basis - like Rockley Miller (publisher and editor of Multimedia and Videodisc Monitor), Richard Doherty (editor of Envisioneering), Tony Bove (publisher and editor of the Macromedia User Journal and the Bove & Rhodes Inside Report), and Michael Moon (of the market research firm Gistics, Inc.). Do you know your XCMDs from CLUTs? Script-X from a 3:2 pull-down ratio for mastering a videodisc? Then Morph’s Outpost on the Digital Frontier is a must-read for all you seasoned media fanatics surfing the Digital Pipeline.

    Digital Work CyberTrends
    Un an après la catastrophe de la Challenger l’espace sans fin du monde digital se traduisait en job opportunities sans limites.

    Work in Cyberspace
    Rise of the Personal Virtual Workspace
    Rise of the American Perestroika
    The Demise of the Job
    Rise of Entreployees
    Rise of the Movable Job
    Demise of the Department
    Rise of the Project
    Demise of the Hierarchy
    Rise of Multimedia in Corporations
    Big Business in Your Little PC
    Rise of the Digital Wealthy
    Devolution of Large Entities
    Rise of the Individual
    Rise of the Video Communications
    Rise of Internet Collaboration
    Rise of the Virtual Office
    Rise of Soft Factories
    Dematerialization of Manufacturing
    Put Your Knowledge to Work
    Rise of New Organizational Structures
    Demise of the Branch
    Rise of Document-centric Computing
    Rise of Intranet
    Rise of Knowledge Worker Hell
    Rise of a New Life in the Web
    Rise of Business Ecosystems
    Death of Competition
    Rise of New Industry Definitions
    Rise of Intellectual Mobility
    Rise of the Internet Job Engine
    Rise of Coordination-Intensive Business
    Rise of the Internetworked Business Structures
    Rise of Global Networks
    Rise of Globalization
    Rise of the Underdeveloped
    Rise of Free Agent, USA

    InfluenceHR | The Shift From Wellness to Well-being : Empowering a Workforce with a Whole-employee Approach
    Depuis on chasse du cerveau dans la silicon valley , alors il faut faire des efforts pour en attirer les meilleurs.

    Dr. Michael M. Moon, CEO and Principal Analyst, ExcelHRate Research and Advisory Services
    Workplace wellness is undergoing a transformation from a limited view of employee physical wellness to a more holistic view that also includes employees’ emotional, mental, and financial well-being — inside and outside the workplace. To really engage employees, employers need to provide the right balance of resources, programs, tools, and technology to enable employees to own and manage their well-being along with building a culture that supports these initiatives. The HR vendor community has a tremendous opportunity in helping employers to empower their employees to own their well-being through innovative technologies that deliver personalized learning, feedback, and targeted interventions.

    Michael Jay Moon - Wikipedia
    C’est l’occasion pour les vieux hippies et les habitants de première heure de la vallée de silicone de vendre quelques conférences.

    Moon was a contributing editor for Morph’s Outpost from 1993-1995, launching the magazine and writing a monthly column. A technical publication on emerging multimedia design technology, it was based on the design of ’60s underground newspapers. He was a blogger for Customer Engagement Agencies, DAM for Marketing and Engagement Marketspace. In 2000, he co-authored Firebrands: Building Brand Loyalty in the Internet Age with Doug Millison. The book is now available in 13 languages.

    Closing the Digital Frontier - The Atlantic
    Une chosequi ne change jamais dans le monde capitaliste est l’incertitude. Où trouver the next big thing (#TNBT), commen investir, comment survivre. Alors les spécialistes annoncent des vérités assez simples pour plaire aux décervelés de la finance.

    The era of the Web browser’s dominance is coming to a close. And the Internet’s founding ideology—that information wants to be free, and that attempts to constrain it are not only hopeless but immoral— suddenly seems naive and stale in the new age of apps, smart phones, and pricing plans. What will this mean for the future of the media—and of the Web itself?

    Michael Hirschorn July/August 2010 Issue

    Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft : Which Will Fall First ?

    Which company will fall first, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, or Microsoft? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

    Answer by Terrence Yang, Angel investor, on Quora:

    I own stock in Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, but if I had to pick which tech giant I think will fall first, I would pick Facebook.

    That being said:

    Zuckerberg’s latest moves include:
    Keeping control of Facebook even after he donated almost all his Facebook stock to charity. Facebook shareholder suit alleges secret texts from Marc Andreessen to Mark Zuckerberg.
    Being the only public company CEO to skip Trump’s tech summit. I bet most shareholders wanted him to attend.
    Making his 2017 resolution “to have visited and met people in every state in the US by the end of the year. After a tumultuous last year, my hope for this challenge is to get out and talk to more people about how they’re living, working, and thinking about the future.” Mark Zuckerberg - Every year I take on a personal... Maybe he is sincere in trying to better understand America, given that Facebook, together with Google, account for almost all the online ad revenue. Google and Facebook are booming. Is the rest of the digital ad business sinking?
    Zuckerberg said he is no longer an atheist and that religion is very important (hat tip Hunter Johnson). (Mark Zuckerberg says he’s no longer an atheist, believes ‘religion is very important’.)
    All of these moves are more consistent with someone laying the groundwork for a possible run for political office someday than with someone singularly focused on growing the Facebook empire. What would Steve Jobs do?
    People have speculated before about Zuckerberg’s aspirations to run for President. (Does Mark Zuckerberg Want To Run For President?)
    I believe his actions are an investment risk factor. At the margin, his latest moves drove some investors to sell Facebook stock (raising its cost of capital) and possibly providing cheaper capital to the Facebook’s competitors (if investors sell Facebook and buy Snap, for example).
    Facebook’s metrics are wrong, though others (Google?) may have the same issue. It’s not just Facebook: Digital advertisers say internet metrics are often wrong Facebook Says It Found More Miscalculated Metrics.
    Robert Scoble says spatial computing will dominate, meaning you will be able to physically walk around in the real world and see virtual items placed on them. Scobleizer - Entrepreneur in Residence.
    Scoble said he would ask Zuckerberg this: “How are you going to compete with a “mixed reality” release of the iPhone that’s coming in 11 months? I expect that iPhone will sell 60 million in first weekend…"
    Scoble goes on to say: “That’s more VR sold than all others combined. In one weekend … If I were at Facebook I’d get the entire Oculus team to pivot. Toward mixed reality glasses. Why? Microsoft’s execs already told me they are betting 100% on mixed reality (with its Microsoft HoloLens product). The strategy at Microsoft is “Cloud + Hololens.” That’s it. The entirety of a $455 billion company is betting on mixed reality.” Apple Strategy 2017. Very important change to iPhone coming (hat tip to Leo Harsha).
    Oculus headset sales are low. VR is taking longer to take off than some guessed. VR headset sales by device 2016 | Statista.
    Instagram is doing a great job copying Snap’s popular features and avoiding the unpopular ones (fast follower). But they don’t have anything like Spectacles yet. Instagram’s Best Move in 2016? Copying Snapchat — The Motley Fool Snapchat vs. Instagram: Who’s Copying Whom Most?
    Even Zuckerberg’s write-up and videos about Jarvis home AI reveals Facebook’s weaknesses. While Amazon, Google and Apple can combine hardware and software to give you a better, more seamless experience via Echo/Alexa or the Google and Apple equivalents. To date Facebook only has software.
    Some others cite Microsoft or Apple as the most likely to fail. I disagree.


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