Expert Edge News

February 24, 2017

  • Yahoo Is Fighting To Stay Relevant In The Mobile-First WorldYahoo Is Fighting To Stay Relevant In The Mobile-First World
    Yahoo’s business has always been about using the latest tech to capture people’s attention with interesting content. They were many people’s first real home page on the web. Before search and social, you’d go to Yahoo to see links worth checking out. In the interim periods of change in consumer tech, they’ve adapted their product […]
  • What 2015 Taught Me About The London Tech SceneWhat 2015 Taught Me About The London Tech Scene
    You’d think that working in one of the world’s largest cities — especially one with a global rep for innovation and excellence — would make it pretty easy to get some traction. But that misses a vital point: London’s tech ecosystem is in its infancy. There’s a definite feeling here that working for a tech […]
  • How To Train Your Human: Part IHow To Train Your Human: Part I
    Meet Joe. He’s in his mid 30s, and has 2 kids. Trying to watch his waistline, he decides he wants to lose 20 pounds. He buys the latest in wearables and the best in fitness apps to track his food and exercise. He tracks religiously for the first week and manages to lose a few […]
  • Innovation Trends For Sensors And Wearable DevicesInnovation Trends For Sensors And Wearable Devices
    By PATCA Member Walt Maclay – In the last 18 months there has been an acceleration in the evolution of wearable devices that incorporate sensors. We think they are poised to break out of technology-enthusiast and early-adopter usage into mainstream acceptance. Wearable devices are well-adapted The real trend here is the augmentation of existing wearables, […]
  • Coyotes Are New York’s Newest ImmigrantsCoyotes Are New York’s Newest Immigrants
    Tech & Science Coyotes have slowly crept into more urban areas, as humans force them out of their habitats and into new wilds. Tom Murphy/National Geographic Creative My attire this morning: long johns under jeans, two layers of wool socks, heavy hiking boots, a turtleneck, two scarves, gloves, a […] Click to view full article
  • Google’s “Mobile-Friendly” Update Could Impact Over 40% Of Fortune 500Google’s “Mobile-Friendly” Update Could Impact Over 40% Of Fortune 500
    Google announced earlier this year that it was making a change to its search algorithms which would begin to factor in a website’s “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal – meaning that those sites which weren’t optimized for smartphones’ smaller screens would see their ranks downgraded as a result. Today, Google […] Click to view full article
  • The Evolving Technology Of The Super BowlThe Evolving Technology Of The Super Bowl
    Don Basile is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with more than 20 years of executive experience in technology, healthcare and telecommunications. As football fans gear up for the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl this Sunday, we can expect to see not only a great athletic game, but a host of dazzling new technology at […]
  • Forget Apps, Now The Bots Take OverForget Apps, Now The Bots Take Over
    As the number of mobile apps increases while the size of our mobile screens decreases, we’re reaching the limits of the mobile “OS + apps” paradigm. It’s getting harder to download, set up, manage and switch between so many apps on our mobile device. Most mobile users only use a handful of apps every day. […]
  • How Silicon Valley And Washington Can Come TogetherHow Silicon Valley And Washington Can Come Together
    As technology permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, it has become an increasingly political topic. On one hand, Washington and Silicon Valley have seemingly never […] Click to view full article
  • DroneBase Lets Any Business Rent A Drone And PilotDroneBase Lets Any Business Rent A Drone And Pilot
    You don’t want to own a drone. Or a learn to fly a drone. Or hire someone full-time to fly a drone. And you definitely don’t want to pay for a helicopter, plane, or satellite. You just want some aerial photos or videos of your work site, real estate, […] Click to view full article
  • Strong dollar vexes mid-sized U.S. exporters, local demand helpsStrong dollar vexes mid-sized U.S. exporters, local demand helps
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – First thing every morning Bill Hickey turns on the TV to see where the U.S. dollar is trading in the hope it has lost value against the euro and other currencies. “And there it is, staring you right in the face,” says Hickey, president of Chicago-based […] Click to view full article
  • Harnessing the Power of Human Waste to SurviveHarnessing the Power of Human Waste to Survive
    Tech & Science Humans are almost self-contained biospheres, says National Geographic Emerging Explorer T.H. Culhane. Courtesy Jorma Görns National Geographic Emerging Explorer T.H. Culhane talks about harnessing the power of poo. Break down your take on trash and poop. In the field of industrial ecology, the mantra is that, […] Click to view full article
  • Silicon Valley giants ‘to settle claim’ of conspiring to limit paySilicon Valley giants ‘to settle claim’ of conspiring to limit pay
    Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple and Google have agreed to a new settlement that would resolve a class action lawsuit by tech workers who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid recruiting each other’s employees. Plaintiffs accused Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems in the 2011 lawsuit of […] Click to view full article
  • How to fix agile teams that are notoriously bad at hitting release datesHow to fix agile teams that are notoriously bad at hitting release dates
    Alex Loijos is a four-time entrepreneur with nine years’ experience bringing new software to market in manufacturing, financial management, IoT devices and real estate. He holds a Master of Science from MIT. How to join the network Many of today’s best software companies tout agile development as a way to release software early and often, […]
  • Is the U.S. Government Starting A Tech Civil War?Is the U.S. Government Starting A Tech Civil War?
    Tim Cook’s open letter to customers about the FBI’s request to create a backdoor with iOS has set off a critical conversation about privacy in America. We too were shocked and saddened by the loss of life in San Bernardino. But the recent US magistrate order that Apple assist the US Government in unlocking the […]