Expert Edge News

May 28, 2017

  • Why economists are wrong about techWhy economists are wrong about tech
    Michael Baxter is co-author of iDisrupted , a new book on disruptive technology. The problem with the economy is economists. The problem with economists is technology Pick up an economics book; any one will do, a heavy or easy read, and move to the index. See if you can […] 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
  • Bootstrapper Breakfast: Real Recognizes RealBootstrapper Breakfast: Real Recognizes Real
    I had a great conversation with a first timer after today’s Bootstrapper Breakfast  in Sunnyvale . He was a serious entrepreneur who had been bootstrapping for two years and he said, “Real recognizes real, this is the first entrepreneur Meetup I’ve been to where I have been able to […] Click title to view full […]
  • Sharper forecasts may help avert disastersSharper forecasts may help avert disasters
    South Miami-Dade County as seen during a fire department aerial reconnaissance mission in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, in this photo taken August 26, 2005. The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation […]
  • Professional & Technical Consultants Association – PATCA
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  • Twitter celebrates its 10th anniversaryTwitter celebrates its 10th anniversary
    It’s hard to believe that Twitter turns 10 years old today , given that still so many people seem to misunderstand its purpose and appeal. Twitter is not Facebook – it’s not a place for socializing among friends, but rather delivers a feed of information that matches up with your own interests. In fact, some […]
  • You’ve Got One Shot At A Consumer Unicorn StartupYou’ve Got One Shot At A Consumer Unicorn Startup
    Gaurav Jain is a principal at Founder Collective . He co-founded Polar and was an early product manager for Android. How to join the network Imagine if the founder of a very successful consumer technology company knocked on your door and offered to get you in on the ground floor of their new enterprise. Almost […]
  • How to Start a Consulting BusinessHow to Start a Consulting Business
    Editor’s note: This article was excerpted from our Consulting Business start-up guide , available from the Entrepreneur Bookstore. The dictionary defines a consultant as “an expert in a particular field who works as an advisor either to a company or to another individual.” Sounds pretty vague, doesn’t it? But […] Click to view full article
  • Consultants: How To Make Sure You Get PaidConsultants: How To Make Sure You Get Paid
    If you’re a consultant, entrepreneur or reelancer, client payments are your lifeblood. Should clients neglect to pay, business operations grind to a halt. And, if you’re not getting paid, your bills will remain unpaid — which isn’t good for anybody. While the problem of deadbeat clients has been around from time immemorial, the “Freelancer Generation” […]
  • Don’t put your kids at risk: Experts warn of dangers with children using technologyDon’t put your kids at risk: Experts warn of dangers with children using technology
    Chloe will her iPad, left, and right, children using an iPad in class SP/GETTY She may be only 18 months old but Chloe McNamara could teach many adults a thing or two about touchscreen technology. The toddler has already learnt her colours and the names of farm animals on […] Click title to view full […]
  • Pentagon Comes Knocking in Silicon ValleyPentagon Comes Knocking in Silicon Valley
    Christopher Meissner is a senior associate at Avascent specializing in growth strategies for technology companies operating within government-driven markets. How to join the network August Cole is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security , where he is also the director of their Art of Future War project. […]
  • Humanoid robot can recognize and interact with peopleHumanoid robot can recognize and interact with people
    Meet Han, a humanoid robot that can smile, frown, wink, or even act drunk, all at the push of a button. He was wowing crowds at an electronics fair in Hong Kong with his myriad of facial expressions. Loading Top News Click to view full article
  • What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up?What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up?
    An old proverb advises, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll find a use for it.” Well, it’s been about seven years since there were officially more “things” connected to the Internet than people. It looks like they’re keepers, and we’ve found countless uses for them. Now that the Internet of Things (IoT) seems to […]
  • Predicting the Next Wall Street DisasterPredicting the Next Wall Street Disaster
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, June 26, 2014. Agent-based models are being created to try to predict future financial crises. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Wouldn’t it be great if the U.S. had a heat map of the entire financial system that could alert it to […] Click to view full article
  • How to pull workers back from the brink of burnoutHow to pull workers back from the brink of burnout
    Mercedes De Luca is the chief operating officer at Basecamp . During her more than 20 years working at tech companies in e-commerce and software, Mercedes has served as CEO at MyShape, vice president of global information technology at Yahoo! and vice president and general manager of internet commerce for Sears. How to join the […]