A Brief History of Text Messaging Where would we be without text messaging? The feature has grown from being favored by the tech-savvy to a universal staple. It's allowed us to be more efficient, independent and direct. When you're running late, you text someone to let them know. When you're in class or a meeting and there's an emergency, you know immediately. How to build a startup - by Steve Blank When does the course begin? This class is self paced. You can begin whenever you like and then follow your own pace. It’s a good idea to set goals for yourself to make sure you stick with the course. How long will the course be available?
Cloud Platform Blogger 13 hours ago Backflip Studios scales mobile games with Google Cloud Platform Curriculum Vitae: Chris Eliasmith Professor Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience Department of Philosophy Department of Systems Design Engineering University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada email: email@example.com [Education] [Books] [Refereed Journal Articles] [Refereed Conference Papers] [Chapters, Encyclopedia, etc.] [Edited Publications] [Awards] [Conferences] [Committees and Professional Affiliations] Research Positions Education The Anatomy of a YC Pitch The other night I had an opportunity to attend Demo Day at Y Combinator. It was a fantastic full frontal assault of entrepreneurial energy. 43 pitches, 2 min each back to back for well over 2 hours. It was clear from the outset that these teams were trained to give a certain kind of pitch with their allotted time. For those who didn’t get the chance to attend, I thought a peek into the anatomy of a Demo Day pitch might be helpful or at least entertaining. So here goes:
Online Learning – Google for Entrepreneurs Between UX, UI, and IA, there are many acronyms floating around in the tech and design world. Learn the basics on UX, what a UX designer does, and how you can adopt a UX mindset to make your product better. Class led by Julie Blitzer. [8:21] Coal-Eating Microbes Might Create Vast Amounts of Natural Gas Fracking technology has already made it practical to exploit previously inaccessible natural gas and oil in the United States (see “Natural Gas Changes the Energy Map”). Now several companies are demonstrating a way to use microörganisms that eat coal and excrete methane—the main ingredient in natural gas—as a possible means of extracting fuel from coal resources that had been too expensive to mine. Many coal beds contain large amounts of methane that can be harvested by drilling wells. In recent decades, researchers have demonstrated that a large fraction of the natural gas found in the coal beds is produced by naturally occurring microörganisms that feed on coal, and they have found ways to stimulate the microbes to produce more methane. Luca Technologies, based in Golden, Colorado, is using this approach to increase production from coal beds with existing methane wells.
How to name your startup Choosing a name is one of the parts of a startup I find the most difficult. It’s also something you can easily get hung up on. We all know that the key thing is to move on to actually building something we can put in front of users. Top Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Ubuntu 15.04 final beta is already out couple of weeks before. The final version of Ubuntu 15.04 will be released on coming April 23, 2015. Check the release notes for more details. Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta, And It’s Official Flavours Are available For Download This comprehensive tutorial describes how can we enhance Ubuntu 15.04, and other older versions such as Ubuntu 14.10/14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04 etc., further for day to day activities. Also, this article will show you some interesting insights and ideas about what you can and should do after a successful installation of Ubuntu latest desktop version.
Misadventures in VC Funding: The $24 Million Moz Almost Raised Date / / Category / Startups Over the course of this year, I’ve written a couple times about raising a potential round of venture financing for my company, SEOmoz. At last, the saga’s over, I’ve been released from terms of confidentiality and I can share the long, strange story of how I first rejected, was eventually persuaded, but ultimately failed to raise a second round of investment capital. photo credit A Deeper Look At Blackbox’s Data On Startup Failure And Its Top Cause: Premature Scaling [Infographic] Earlier this week, we covered Blackbox, the young company responsible for creating The Startup Genome Report, an ongoing, collaborative R&D project designed to take a comprehensive dive into what makes Silicon Valley startups successful — and not. (Read our initial coverage here.) On Tuesday, we covered the company’s launch of what it calls the Startup Genome Compass, a benchmarking tool for startups that helps founders monitor their progress in different growth categories.
Nice collection of icon sets for your Linux Desktop with installation instructions This is a nice collection of iconsets for your Linux Desktop, so if you are a fun of changing default themes of your Linux Distribution, then this post is for you. I tried to collect the nicest and most updated icons themes existing in this moment, i included also a detailed howto install the themes for Ubuntu/ LinuxMint and Fedora based distributions. I tested the icon themes in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Beta1, icons did work just fine.