If there’s one thing Silicon Valley is very good at, it’s figuring out a way to take the pain out of just about any “regular life” task or nuisance with the simple tap of a button, usually in an app on your smartphone.
Intel on Friday announced it is working with rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's SMS Audio to develop earbuds that will monitor users' heart rates. The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones will have an earhook and will be powered by the user's smartphone.
A handful of aspiring entrepreneurs just got lucky in Boston.
Ah, the relentless cadence of Techstars. All over the world, every year, from London to Seattle, its waves of ambitious startups and inventors seem to rise and surge with the inevitably of the tides. Its entrepreneurs march in step through its bootcamps to the rhythm of the seasons.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces.
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged.
It’s the kind of backroom confession that entrepreneurs typically reserve for only members of their family or their closest friends: They voice the fear that really there’s some way in which they are unqualified.
While entrepreneurship is usually associated with a “take no prisoners” kind of confidence, a surprising number of entrepreneurs deal with a very quiet, yet very real, fear that they are actually unqualified, no matter how well their business is doing.