Here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
Les tablettes Windows sont parvenues à exister au premier trimestre 2013. Mais avec 3 millions d’unités livrées, elles sont très loin derrière l’iPad (19,5 millions) et Android (17,6 millions). Android dont la croissance est forte.
“ Les Anglais diplomates, les Français autocrates On y apprend notamment, comme le résume Business Insider, que les Britanniques sont plutôt "diplomates", ils aspirent à trouver un compromis juste, tout en étant parfois rudes en affaires. Mais aussi que le poids de la tradition les empêche parfois de comprendre des valeurs différentes des leurs. De leur côté, les managers américains sont plutôt agressifs et orientés vers les résultats avant tout. Ils sont ouverts au changement, fortement tournés vers le travail d'équipe et le côté corporate, mais sont aussi guidés par la liberté individuelle qui gouverne leur carrière. ”
Scott Robertson is one of my favorite concept designers of all time, a true master (both figuratively and literally). Anyone who loves science fiction and space and cars and mechs and any kind of awesome vehicle should own at least Blast and Drive.
The quest to effectively share knowledge within a company is one that still appears elusive. How do you keep on top of your competitors’ developments? How do you monitor articles that mention your brand? How do you make sure your teams get the information they need to make decisions and to learn?
While we never had more ways to disseminate intelligence and knowledge within companies, it's easy to feel overwhelmed so that we're still often perceiving a lack of communication in the corporate world.
"Now that more users have updated to iOS 7.1, a continuing (yet fairly small) stream of complaints have surfaced about battery life for some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users that have moved to the latest version of iOS."
Buffet's Startup Tips Are so important I created a @HaikuDeck for his tips and for implied startup tips such as:
* Multiple Money - don't depend on one income source.
* Spending - buying things you don't need means selling stuff you do...eventually.
* Savings - Save then spend not the other way around.
* Investment - Never put all eggs in one basket no matter how beautiful the egg. * Honesty - Honesty and character and lack of it are expensive and amplifed by money so don't expect from "cheap people".
Lancer une application qui aura du succès est difficile. Réussir à la monétiser, encore plus. L'analyste VisionMobile s'est intéressé aux types d'applications qui ont permis de développer le plus de revenus.
“ 1. Ils mettent l'accent sur les émotions et les relations. Les dirigeants qui ne pensent qu'aux résultats obtiennent de moins bons résultats que les dirigeants qui accordent plus d'importance à leurs relations....”
What should an ecommerce site do with product pages when a product is no longer in stock or has been discontinued? Well it depends. Google's Matt Cutts offers advice, using three examples ranging from small to large ecommerce websites.
Scientists have long argued about what caused the extinction of many species of megafauna—giant animals including mammoths, mastodons, and moas—beginning between 9000 and 13,000 years ago, when humans began to spread around the world. Often, the animals disappeared shortly after humans arrived in their habitats, leading some researchers to suggest that we exterminated them by overhunting. But other scientists have pointed to natural causes, including volcanic eruptions, disease, and climate change at the end of last Ice Age, as the key reasons for these species’ demise. The moas present a particularly interesting case, researchers say, because they were the last of the giant species to vanish, and they did so recently, when a changing climate was no longer a factor. But did other natural causes set them on a path to oblivion, as some scientists proposed in a recent paper?
Morten Allentoft, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Copenhagen, doubted this hypothesis. Archaeologists know that the Polynesians who first settled New Zealand ate moas of all ages, as well as the birds’ eggs. With moa species ranging in size from 12 to 250 kilograms, the birds—which had never seen a terrestrial mammal before people arrived—offered sizable meals. “You see heaps and heaps of the birds’ bones in archaeological sites,” Allentoft says. “If you hunt animals at all their life stages, they will never have a chance.”
Using ancient DNA from 281 individual moas from four different species, including Dinornis robustus (at 2 meters, the tallest moa, able to reach foliage 3.6 meters above the ground), and radiocarbon dating, Allentoft and his colleagues set out to determine the moas’ genetic and population history over the last 4000 years. The moa bones were collected from five fossil sites on New Zealand’s South Island, and ranged in age from 12,966 to 602 years old. The researchers analyzed mitochondrial and nuclear DNA from the bones and used it to examine the genetic diversity of the four species.
Usually, extinction events can be seen in a species’ genetic history; as the animals’ numbers dwindle, they lose their genetic diversity. But the team’s analysis failed to find any sign that the moas’ populations were on the verge of collapse. In fact, the scientists report that the opposite was true: The birds’ numbers were stable during the 4000 years prior to their extinction, they report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Populations of D. robustus even appear to have been slowly increasing when the Polynesians arrived. No more than 200 years later, the birds had vanished. “There is no trace of” their pending extinction in their genes, Allentoft says. “The moa are there, and then they are gone.”
The paper presents an “impressive amount of evidence” that humans alone drove the moa extinct, says Trevor Worthy, an evolutionary biologist and moa expert at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, who was not involved with the research. “The inescapable conclusion is these birds were not senescent, not in the old age of their lineage and about to exit from the world. Rather they were robust, healthy populations when humans encountered and terminated them.” Still, he doubts even Allentoft’s team’s “robust data set” will settle the debate about the role people played in the birds’ extinction, simply because “some have a belief that humans would not have” done such a thing.
As the artillery rolls into Ukraine, and the notion that Vladimir Putin’s Russia is an ally has been revealed to one and all to be a fantasy, it’s time to finally end our policy insanity of relying on Russian spaceships for American access to space.
Since the last space shuttle flight two-and-a-half years ago, our only means of getting NASA astronauts (or anyone) to the ISS has been on the Soyuz launch system, at an ever-rising cost, now over $70M a seat as of last August. Alternate competing U.S. means to replace it are under development in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, but Congress has been continually underfunding the effort in order to instead funnel money to the Space Launch System, a giant rocket with no funded payloads and no apparent mission other than providing job security in the states and districts of those on the congressional space committees.
Deloitte predicts over 90% of Fortune 500 companies will have partially or fully implemented an enterprise social network by the end of 2013. An ESN is an internal workplace that streamlines communication among co-workers. They give employees a sense of online community and help forge connections between departments, especially within larger corporations.