Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

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satya nadella Microsoft is a company with a new cloud focus, a new CEO, and new re-org, and a massive new hardware business that brought in around $3.5 billion in revenue in its most recent across two device categories alone. So if you aren’t completely sure what the hell Microsoft is, I don’t blame you. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, speaking to the media last week at an event on… Read More

Raspberry Pi Model A+ Arrives — The Cheapest And Smallest Pi Yet

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Raspberry Pi Model A+ The low cost Raspberry Pi microcomputer which has fired up a cottage industry of makers and hardware tinkerers since hitting the market in 2013 — even enabling multiple Pi-powered startups — just got even cheaper. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an updated version of its Model A board, called the Model A+, along with a $5 price drop to just $20. The new Model A board is… Read More

If you hear “perception is reality” you’re probably being screwed

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I was once told in a performance review that “perception is reality.” I was infuriated, and the words stuck in my mind as the most toxic thing a manager could say to an employee. I have avoided writing about it, but the “This American Life” episode about Carmen Segarra’s recordings at the Fed has inspired me to change my mind. Here’s the relevant section, emphasis mine:
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#NoProjects/#BeyondProjects: A Developer Footnote

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Recently I delivered a revised version of my “The End of Projects and What to do Next” presentation – otherwise known as #NoProjects / #BeyondProjects. The presentation is on Slideshare if you missed it – or at Lean Kanban UK 2014.
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During the post-conference drinks I was chatting with a developer – Matt from New Zealand if my…

Coca Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing

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Workers in front of Mac laptop with Coke cans scattered around it. Suddenly major brands are looking to get into the startup funding game, whether we’re talking GE, Yammer or even non-tech brands like McDonalds. Coca Cola is another consumer brand looking for an edge by funding new startups. Coke isn’t doing it for pure investment purposes necessarily, but because they believe lean startups can give them the creativity, agility and speed to… Read More

Man, Woman, Dog: A Task from the Past

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This article is a personal reflection more than some kind of tutorial or how-to article–which I have mostly written in the past. It describes solutions for an exercise that was given to students by  economics faculty who visited the computer science department. The task is relatively easy but somehow we couldn’t manage it at that time.
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Evernote Raises $20M From Japanese Media Giant Nikkei, Forms Content Partnership For Evernote Context

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Evernote HQ Evernote announced today that it has raised $20 million in new capital from Nikkei, the Japanese media conglomerate that publishes the influential financial newspaper Nikkei, as well English-language Nikkei Asian Review. In addition, the Nikkei will also start feeding articles into Evernote’s Context feature, which launched last month. Read More

Digital News Asia Raises $300K To Bring Old School ICT Journalism To The Web In Southeast Asia

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typewriter A tech news site writing about another tech news site has the potential to get very insider baseball-ery, so I try to carefully pick and choose which of our peers to shed light on. With that in mind, Digital News Asia (DNA) – a small but interesting collection of unashamed “old school” journalists – has raised a $300,000 seed round as it aims to expand its brand of… Read More

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