The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing. People can be independent and autonomous. They can be entrepreneurial.
“The question today is: has lock in (due to social network power) become so powerful that power users can’t leave, even if they’re tired of being treated like people who marketers seem to believe want something too-simple* and dumb? Without a doubt, networks yearn to be bigger and more inclusive. The challenge is to do that without losing what made them work.”—
Hi I’m Tatiana Becker, Founder and CEO of Beander. I created Beander because buying green coffee sucks. Here’s the story of why I created Beander, how it works and why I believe it can change the industry.
Coffee is my life. I’ve owned Trabant Coffee, one of Seattle’s best coffee shops, for…
Excellent startup business case bringing collaborative trading to under utilized coffee inventories. Around the dawn of this century the development costs for the site alone were often upwards of $400K. Including $100K for an Oracle database, $100 for RazorFish front end design then $200 for development work. Now with NoSQL, Paypal, and open source this is all changed. One set of costs has’t changed, people costs, unless you’re a startup and attract and assemble an awesome people team.
Crude apps, patronizing behavior. For some, “bro” culture offers one explanation for why there are so few women in tech.
“We see these stories, ‘Why aren’t there more women in computer science and engineering?’ and there’s all these complicated answers like, ‘School advisers don’t have them take math and physics,’ and it’s probably true. But I think there’s probably a simpler reason, which is these guys are just jerks, and women know it.” - Lauren Weinstein
SDN or Software Defined Networking is a step in the evolution towards programmable and active networking. SDN allows network administrators to have programmable central control of network traffic via a controller without requiring physical access to the network’s switches.
Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the worlds top scientific journals, Nature. Without needing the results of a single medical check-up, they were nevertheless able to track the spread of flu.
Big data” has arrived, but big insights have not. The challenge now is to solve new problems and gain new answers – without making the same old statistical mistakes on a grander scale than ever.
The US Supreme Court will on Monday hear oral arguments in a landmark patent infringement case that could restrict the types of software and computer programmes that are eligible for patent protection. The case, between Alice Corp of Australia and CLS Bank of the UK
Startups evolve selecting a leader. [EA... Riak..?]
An open letter to the Empire Avenue Community
I want to personally thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of the Empire Avenue Community and family.
From a small social stock market we created four years ago in the northern reaches of Canada, we’ve climbed the Alexa rankings, reached over 75 countries, and our Missions socially engage communities in ways that cannot be easily duplicated on the web.
Our entire team is committed to move Empire Avenue to greater heights, but we need your help.
While I will remain on the Board of Directors, we have decided that we need a new leader and an enhanced management team to lead Empire Avenue into the next phase of its worldwide growth.
In order to do that we urgently need to raise sufficient funds to transition to a new team, raise institutional capital, and significantly grow our Empire Avenue membership to better serve our entire world-wide community.
We’ve created a new Empire Avenue Leaders Exclusive Community, limited to 2,000 people. Entry into that Community will be through our Shop at $100, and it comes with $1500 of value with membership-only dividends, all the Pie in the world and some new ones, Eaves and more. Purchasing this Exclusive Community access will help us fund the next transformation and find new leadership from outside or from within this community.
Again, we are limiting this community to 2,000 members; however, you can join from multiple accounts.
Act now to become an Empire Avenue Leader. I want you to help transform our platform into a global social marketplace connecting the world to people’s knowledge and networks.
Thanks again from the Empire Avenue Team — past, present and future — for your active engagement in our community,
“Agile teams are very resistant to work on things that are open ended or hard to estimate. Part of the problem is that we expect our Agile teams to accurately estimate their work and then rate them on how well they do this (that they are accountable for their estimates). This has the side effect that they are then very resistant to work on things that are open ended or hard to estimate. Generally for innovation to take hold, the performance management system needs a bit of tweaking to encourage innovation and higher risk tasks, rather than only encouraging meeting commitments and making good estimates.”—Unstructured Time at Sage - Stephen Smith’s Blog
No doubt, this has been a tough weekend for Meetup. Since Thursday, we faced a massive attack on our servers — a DDoS attack, which is a barrage of traffic intended to make service unavailable. We’ve had many hours of downtime over several days, a first for us in 12 years of growing the…
We have many partners within Microsoft, such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, Bing, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and SharePoint, who build sites that serve millions of visitors and who have the engineering experience to help validate the changes that we made to the CLR GC.
No mention of Office.com server teams… The rumor mills in Seattle says Redmond engineers are rewriting certain C# server services in C++ to deal with multi-core processor issues.
Thinking through any time processor architecture has fundamentally changed new languages have been ushered in…
Node.js | Scala + Akka | Go | Angular Dart,
.NET… days have to numbered….I’m sure MSR has something excellent, but will Microsoft pull it out of the research hopper?