Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, Sony: At IFA 2015, Asian Manufacturers Take The Spotlight

September 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

BERLIN – No Google, no Apple, a little Microsoft and some Intel. With American corporations either not present at Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, or with no great launches on schedule, IFA 2015 relies heavily on Asian manufacturers to get some media attention.

4 Reasons Why Low Oil Prices Mean It’s Time To Shift To Renewable Energy

September 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

With oil prices at six-year lows, now is a tempting time for consumers to buy a bigger car, fill it up with cheaper gas and hit the road. The smarter move is to use this moment to accelerate the shift to renewable energy.

‘Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’ Review, One Hour At A Time: Day Two

September 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

Because almost nobody in the real world gets the luxury of the 12-hour marathon sessions that game reviewers too often use to review videogames, I’m trying something different with my reviews. Most of us can maybe scrounge together an hour or so a day to play the games of our choice, and so that’s how I’m going to go through these games: one hour at a time. Can the biggest blockbusters in games stand up to casual play? We’ll see. Up today is the second hour of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

IAC’s HomeAdvisor Adds Instant Contractor Booking, Upping The Stakes In Home Improvement HaaS Market

September 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

As I wrote previously, “Humans as a Service” or HaaS, is looking to become one of the biggest cultural and economic phenomenon of our time. As the internet and e-commerce drove big change in the 90’s, HaaS is a major driver today. On-demand, many of us can get drivers from Uber and Lyft, a warehouse-full of goods from Amazon.com Prime Now, restaurant food from Favor, Uber Eats, and groceries from Burpy, Instacart,Google Express, or Amazon.com Prime Pantry. But what about home improvement or home fix-it services? IAC’s ( IAC/InterActiveCorp ) HomeAdvisor, who I wrote about previously as I introduced HaaS, is now jumping into the on-demand marketplace with home services by adding the ability to instantly book a contractor. IAC/InteractiveCorp HomeAdvisor led the charge for home improvement HaaS and I believe their new Instant Booking feature solidifies their lead.

DreamFunded: Where New Diversity Tech Angels Go To Earn Their Wings

September 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

When it comes to funding women and minority-led startups, sometimes it’s the little things that matter. Yes, many startups struggle to get the capital and the counsel required to scale their businesses, as the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative has noted. But getting the small cache of cash required to build the first product is challenge number one.

Liveblog: Destiny’s ‘The Taken King’ Court of Oryx Reveal Stream

September 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

Today is the last of Bungie’s three reveal streams for Destiny’s The Taken King. The first focused on Quality of Life changes to the game, and the second ran us through one of the expansion’s new Strikes. Today, we’re exploring the new playable area of the game, the Dreadnaught, nestled in the rings of Saturn, and specifically the Court of Oryx.

Apple Alumni: Where Are They Now?

September 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

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