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Guide to Innovation: Peek Inside Google Moonshot Factory Operating Manual

Guide to Innovation: Peek Inside Google Moonshot Factory Operating Manual | Urban Freight | Scoop.it
Ever since we started as Google[x] in 2010, X has had a single mission: to invent and launch “moonshot” technologies that we hope could…

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, August 2, 2016 9:45 AM

Rules that guide selection and priorization of projects in Google X, the innovation labs of Google that produced some of its most famous innovations.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Rules are different when you innovate and it is always useful to see which ones successful innovators break. Here it seems that the most important rule is acceptance of failure and very rapid decision making. Must read for anyone trying to innovate in his or her organization.

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Apple Might Be Preparing for P2P Payments, In Talks With Banks

Apple Might Be Preparing for P2P Payments, In Talks With Banks | Urban Freight | Scoop.it

Apple Inc. is in discussions with US banks to develop a mobile-to-mobile payment service that would let users transfer money to one another from their phones, which seems to be something very similar to Venmo and PayPal.

Apple’s own payments system Apple Pay along with other mobile payment systems has been focusing on moving customers away from their wallets, cash, checks and cards in mobile-to-merchant relationships. The new service will be entering the highly competitive space of mobile-to-mobile transactions where PayPal and Venmo have significant shares.

In July, LTP reported that Apple had filed a patent application titled, “Person-to-Person Payments Using Electronic Devices” to the US Patent and Trademark office. Apple has proposed using mobile devices to make payments between persons through various technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and near-field communication (NFC). Apple filed the patent on September 30, 2014 and credits Apple’s Senior Wireless Software Architect Ahmer A. Khan and Senior Director of Engineering Timothy Hurley for the invention. It got published on July 2, 2015.

What might be really interesting is that from the July patent, it looks like it might have a proximity P2P payment system apart from remote capabilities. It actually talks about the process in which a user will launch a Passbook or wallet app, such as Apple Wallet to detect “nearby devices” they want to send payments to and plug in whatever amount they want to send. The payment would then be authenticated by multiple procedures.


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Philippe J DEWOST's curator insight, November 13, 2015 5:49 AM

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently gave a speech in Trinity College in Dublin, where he shared his insights on the way digital payments will conquer the space, saying, “Your kids will not know what money is.”

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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Urban Freight | Scoop.it

Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors


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Lee Hall's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:31 AM

I don't usually include tools that cost, but Explain Everything is one app I was willing to purchase with my money. It lets you record a presentation and then export is as a mp4 to your camera roll, so you can share it with others. Great for the flipped classroom.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:36 AM

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How Responsive Web Design Works [Infographic]

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This infographic illustrates what responsive web design is, how it works, and why you should make the switch.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, October 4, 2014 1:18 PM

Responsive Web Design 
Here is an email I wrote to a friend this morning about responsive:

NO ONE understands mobile seo btw (lol). Not a huge leap to think that what makes a site responsive could also confuse the spider. Could also HELP the spider since the re-imagining of the information architecture should do things like:


* Move from novels to linked snippets. 
* Rely on tags (tags are about to be HUGE because they create new dimensions into the data). 
* Can open a site's content for social (reduce distance between THEM [customers] and US [site creators / managers]).
* Create clear meta data (goes with connected snippets). 

That last bullet puts stress on current database thinking and tech. With this many windows into the same data a developer must know about how to cononicalize a URL (or the dupe penalties will be crushing). Responsive websites become an evolving puzzle. As new pieces get created they must fit the existing framework or blow the whole thing up. 

That said, I don't see any way BUT thinking mobile first from here on out. In the end that is going to be a good thing for all of us, but transitioning is a bear :). Marty 

 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:28 AM

This infographic describes what responsive website design is and how to best accomplish it.

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Tesla's Autopilot is learning fast: Model S owners are already reporting self-improving

Tesla's Autopilot is learning fast: Model S owners are already reporting self-improving | Urban Freight | Scoop.it

During the press conference for the release of the Autopilot, Tesla CEO Elon Musk referred to each Model S owners as an “expert trainer” – meaning that each driver will train the autonomous features of the system to feed the collective network intelligence of the fleet by simply driving the electric vehicle on Autopilot.

 

He said that the system should improve every day, but that improvements might only become noticeable every week or so by adding up. Just a few weeks after the release, Model S owners are already taking to the Tesla Motors Club forum to describe how the Autopilot is improving…

 

A common problem with the early version of the system was that it had a tendency to try to take exits on the highway when it wasn’t supposed to, but after a few tugs on the Autopilot’s leash, trainers have corrected the issue.


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Philippe J DEWOST's curator insight, November 3, 2015 2:43 AM

The car is the network.

Model S owners could add ~1 million miles of new data every day, which is helping the company create “high precision maps” according to Elon Musk

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Most On-Demand Businesses Aren’t Actually Disruptive

Most On-Demand Businesses Aren’t Actually Disruptive | Urban Freight | Scoop.it

But “on-demand” is not synonymous with waste arbitrage or business model innovation. Many of the services being invested in today simply deliver convenience at a premium price – delivering users a sustaining innovation, as opposed to one similar to Uber or Airbnb’s disruptive model. If customers aren’t willing to spend more for what they’re already buying, it’s unlikely that new entrants delivering convenience alone will be able to grow the market itself, making it harder to grow a big business. Markets grow when products become cheaper and more accessible, not more expensive.So for executives and entrepreneurs looking to ride this trend and start delivering services that fully leverage the promise of on-demand, the question is “How do you tell the difference?” At Sapphire, we’ve developed a framework that helps us evaluate opportunities. Namely, we ask ourselves four questions that help us determine whether on-demand companies are downright disrupters, efficiency engineers, process engineers, or just plain old sustainers.

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OLS Urban areas in the Netherlands

OLS (=ondergronds logistiek systeem) or underground logistics system is an underground freight transport system for use within urban areas. Feasibility studi...
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