From the moment Dan Shipper (on the left, above) stepped foot on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, he knew he wanted to learn how to build a real software business with paying customers and steady revenue. He passed with flying colors last month when he both graduated from school and sold his company Firefly (the first company backed by Dorm Room Fund) to Pegasystems for multiple millions. Shipper’s success didn’t take anyone by surprise. Targeted early as a technology wunderkind, he was receiving multiple job offers by his sophomore year. He chose to stay in school, he says, because he wasn’t done learning. Now, having seen his first company through an exit, he has a degree and perspective on what makes a real difference for young companies and entrepreneurs. In this exclusive First Round Review interview, Shipper shares the three tactics that moved the needle the most for him and Firefly, and how beginning founders can get a head start on success.
[post vacanziero in cui racconto tre casi ben riusciti di esperienza-visita per famiglie con genitori snob e figli poco pazienti] Ho appena trascorso due settimane di vacanza, come sai se ti è capitato di scrivermi e ricevere il messaggio automatico di risposta "sono in montagna, leggo la posta di rado"; ho consultato la posta e i…
Musica e foto rappresentano una parte importante dell’esperienza multimediale degli utenti Mac. Per questo motivo, però, sono anche i due elementi che, con il passare del tempo, gravano maggiormente sullo spazio disponibile del proprio disco fisso. A maggior ragione, se si considera che i moderni smartphone e le moderne macchine fotografiche scattano foto con risoluzione sempre maggiore e, conseguentemente, con un peso sempre maggiore. Per questo motivo potrebbe essere utile trasferire la propria libreria foto e quella musicale su un disco fisso esterno, in modo da liberare spazio. Ecco come copiare libreria iTunes e iPhoto su dischi esterni in pochi e semplici passaggi.
As I’ve mentioned before—it is not only important for educators to encourage students to push the technological envelope, but it’s equally essential that we teach them to navigate the digital world in a responsible manner. But in order to do so, we must first become familiar with copyright rules and fair use guidelines ourselves—a task that can seem very daunting and frustrating at times. If you’ve ever used online materials for teaching and learning, then I’m sure you have wondered one or more of the following: Do I need permission to use this image? Can I share this video on my classroom web site? Would it be best for my me and/or my students to create my/their own media? Well, it may not answer all of your burning questions, but the copyright flowchart shown below will surely help with some of the confusion surrounding this very relevant and significant topic.
Via Jamie Forshey, gwynethjones
Global warming is among the most alarming environmental issues that the world faces today. This phenomenon does not simply involve the significant rise in the earth’s temperature but a lot more. The adverse effects of global warming have become more and more apparent since the dawn of the 20th century, with more hurricanes and tropical storms causing massive destruction in different areas around the world, more animal species losing their habitats and becoming extinct, and more people dying because of too much heat. Here are 25 alarming global warming statistics.
Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Where once Greenpeace lobbied government to change policies, they have been far more effective in targeting major global companies such as Unilever, P&G, Kimberly-Clark, Mattel, Nike, McDonalds, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Nestle. They use 'market-based campaigning' - pick an area of concern, identify on-the ground producers who are contributing, follow the supply chain to a multinational corp with a widely known consumer product, suggest they address the issue, and when they do not, launch a multipronged media campaign with beloved animals and climb a building or two. Their catchy social media marketing can destroy years of work building a brand.
“This is the ninth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series.Motivation Category 8: Provide Rewards and Recognition for Virtual Learning Participation and Success.”
Via Edumorfosis, juandoming
You may have prepared for a stressful situation such as a job interview, an important meeting, or a presentation. But you're still likely to have some anxiety while you're in the situation. That's normal! Here are some things you can try.
Rate your anxiety and watch it ebb and flow. Anxiety is not an all–or–nothing condition; it exists on a continuum. When you're feeling anxious, rate your anxiety on a scale from 0 to 10, with 0 being completely calm and 10 being a state of severe anxiety. For example, say to yourself, “Oh, I'm at a 7 now. I think I'll take a few deep breaths and see what happens to my anxiety level.” After taking a few minutes to focus on your breathing, reassess your level. You'll likely find that your anxiety has decreased, even if only by a point or 2. Realizing that your anxiety level doesn't remain constant can reassure you that you won't remain in a high–anxiety state forever. Approach this task with an attitude of curiosity. Say to yourself, “I wonder what will happen to my anxiety level if I do this…”
Our bedrooms used to be quiet sanctuaries built for comfort and rest with usually nothing more than a bed, some clothes and few personal belongings. Today, technology is seeping into our bedrooms through televisions, laptops and the phones in our pockets. But how does all this technology affect our sleep patterns? Technology and Sleep Did […]
“ What do 3 tons of garbage look like? If you are Angela Haseltine Pozzi, you turn this trash into sculptures that draw attention to the problem of plastic pollution. Unlike other artists that work with plastic beach debris, she doesn't cut everything up into tiny, beautiful pieces so you don't know where this plastic came from - you can see each piece of plastic for what it is - and you know that it was purchased by someone. A jelly fish made of discarded water bottles, a fish made of flip flops, coral made from styrofoam... you get the idea... Each one of us has a hand in creating the plastic pollution that affects every beach in the world.”
Via Wes Thomas
Technology news is full of incremental developments, but few of them are true milestones. Here we’re citing 10 that are. These advances from the past year all solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology. They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come.Agricultural DronesRelatively cheap drones with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage.Ultraprivate SmartphonesNew models built with security and privacy in mind reflect the Zeitgeist of the Snowden era.Brain MappingA new map, a decade in the works, shows structures of the brain in far greater detail than ever before, providing neuroscientists with a guide to its immense complexity.Neuromorphic ChipsMicroprocessors configured more like brains than traditional chips could soon make computers far more astute about what’s going on around them.Genome EditingThe ability to create primates with intentional mutations could provide powerful new ways to study complex and genetically baffling brain disorders.Microscale 3-D PrintingInks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed.Mobile CollaborationThe smartphone era is finally getting the productivity software it needs.Oculus RiftThirty years after virtual-reality goggles and immersive virtual worlds made their debut, the technology finally seems poised for widespread use.Agile RobotsComputer scientists have created machines that have the balance and agility to walk and run across rough and uneven terrain, making them far more useful in navigating human environments.Smart Wind and Solar PowerBig data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid.
Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Challenging the allegations made by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) report to the PMO, Greenpeace India stated for the record that it is an independent organisation which campaigns for development that is sustainable and growth that is inclusive.