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New in Basecamp: Sort the Message Board

Basecamp 3's Message Board is a central place for your team to post updates and gather feedback on the record. It’s great for announcements, internal pitches, and just bouncing ideas back and forth.Since Basecamp 3 first launched, the Message Board has been sorted so new posts appear at the top with older ones below. That’s great most of the time, but many of you have asked for other ways to sort your posts. New ways to sort With this update, we’ve added a new sort order setting to Basecamp ...
Tags: Productivity, Business, Design, Blogging, Signal, Message Board, Basecamp-updates, Basecamp Message Board


This speculative SpaceX timeline reveals roughly when, where, and how Elon Musk plans to colonize Mars

Elon Musk lives and breathes to colonize Mars. That's the spirit with which he founded SpaceX, his rocket company, in 2002. Musk was frustrated that NASA wasn't doing more to get people to the red planet — and concerned a backup plan for humanity wasn't being developed (for when Earth becomes an uninhabitable wasteland). Since then, SpaceX has developed several impressive aerospace systems: Falcon 1, SpaceX's first orbital rocket; Grasshopper, a small self-landing test rocket; Falcon 9, a reusa...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Port Of Los Angeles, Arizona, Reddit, Mars, Panama Canal, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, Falcon Heavy


Don't Miss Your Chance to Shape the Future of Medicine

To me, the most exciting initiative that's been triggered by President Obama’s focus on Precision Medicine is the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort program. Its goal is to recruit a cohort of 1 million people in the U.S., all of whom agree to share their health data, including their medical histories, their health records, and their genetic data, with researchers and clinicians. The mission of the Precision Medicine Initiative is: To enable a new era of medicine through research, techno...
Tags: UK, Obama, White House, US, Harvard, Healthcare, Innovation, National Health Service, Estonia, Iceland, Nih, Electronic Health Records, Google Life Sciences, University Of Michigan, Patty, Broad Institute of MIT


It took only 4 years for this CEO to build a small cloud computing startup into a $3.5 billion business — here's how he did it

When Snowflake Computing CEO Bob Muglia joined the company in 2014, the company had yet to bring in any revenue; today, it's a $3.5 billion company. Muglia says that the company's success can largely be attributed to its founding ideals: put customers first and value integrity. Now, the company is considering going public in 2020.  When Bob Muglia first joined enterprise technology company Snowflake Computing in 2014, the company was a small, 30-person startup that had yet to bring in its fir...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Snowflake, Bob Muglia, Google Pixel, Snowflake Computing, Muglia, Netflix Adobe, Sequoia Capital Altimeter Capital


Why Apple vs. FBI Matters

The Apple vs. FBI legal battle over the need to unlock a dead terrorist's iPhone has been top of mind for many IT professionals, civil rights advocates, law enforcement supporters, legal pundits, and cyber-security experts. I wasn't planning to write about this topic, given that it has been thoroughly covered elsewhere. However, our clients have been engaging in a pretty lively private debate over Apple's refusal to comply with a court order:  Who is right? Apple or the FBI? And why is the battl...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, US, Fbi, United States, Innovation, Tim Cook, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Donald, State, Scott, Office of Personnel Management, Tim, Pete, Google Facebook


Elon Musk says it's time to create a 'mecha' or giant fighting anime robot

Elon Musk tweeted about his love for a 2016 anime film and followed it up by saying it was time to create a "mecha," or giant fighting anime robot in the wee hours of Sunday morning. While governments around the world spend hundreds of billions on weapons and defense programs annually, no major military has yet outlined a need for a giant robot that swings a sword. But Musk has come through on seemingly joking propositions before. The Boring Company, a subsidiary of Musk's SpaceX company, "sta...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, DON T MISS, Boring Company, Musk s SpaceX, Musk s Twitter


Sears, once the dominant U.S. retailer, files for bankruptcy protection

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Sunday Pacific Time, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the big question is whether the shrunken version of itself can be viable or will it be forced to go out of business, closing the final chapter for an iconic name that originated more than a century ago. The company, which started out as a mail order catalog in the 1880s, has b...
Tags: Business, New York, News, Walmart, Sport, Bankruptcy, Soccer, Columbia University, Kmart, Local News, Nasdaq, Sears, Macy, Mark Cohen, Lowe, Cohen


Making the Leap From Disrupted to Adaptive

Regardless of what business you are in, likely, you will face business model disruption in the coming years. According to authors Robert Tercek, Jay Samit or Bill Jensen, digital technology and the ongoing expansion of the World Wide Web are driving new value propositions and annihilating legacy companies.   Over the last 20 years, I've witnessed disruption in multiple industries, which ushered in new leaders or defined incumbents as agile and adaptive.  What's interesting is that adaptation did...
Tags: Leadership, Adobe, Law, Steve Jobs, Kodak, Business Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Harvard Business Review, Gillette, CareerBuilder, Moore, Coverdale, Tim Sanders, Proctor Gamble, Business Effectiveness


A woman won a Nobel Prize, but science is still sexist

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news coverage has focused on the fact that she’s only the third female physicist to receive the award, after Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer 60 years later. Though biochemical engineer Frances Arnold also won this year, for chemistry, the rarity of female Nobel laureates raises questions about women’s exclusion from education and careers in science. Female rese...
Tags: Startups, Science, Marie Curie, Syndication, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Frances Arnold, Donna Strickland


We drove a $42,000 Toyota Highlander and a $46,000 Subaru Ascent to see which is the better family SUV — here's the verdict

The Toyota Highlander is one of the best selling mid-size family SUVs on the market. Through September, Highlander sales are up 14.2% over 2017. The Subaru Ascent all-new for 2019 and is the latest entrant into the lucrative mid-size three-row SUV market. The base 2018 Toyota Highlander starts at $31,230, while the top-of-the-line Hybrid Limited Platinum model starts at $48,480. The base 2019 Subaru Ascent starts at $31,995, while our top-of-the-line Ascent Touring starts at $44,695. The Subar...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen, Subaru, Business Insider, Tribeca, Mazda, Outback, Crosstrek, Subaru Ascent, Toyota Highlander Toyota, Subaru Ascent Subaru


Thread, the fashion startup that helps lazy guys buy clothes, has raised $22 million

Menswear startup Thread has raised $22 million (£16.7 million) to help men navigate clothes shopping. Thread uses a mix of machine learning and real-life stylists to learn about its customers' fashion tastes, and recommend stylish clothing accordingly. The company has well-known brands such as Hugo Boss and Barbour on board, and more than 1 million customers. The company will use the money to cement itself as a household name and build up its technical capabilities. Thread, the startup that h...
Tags: Spotify, UK, Trends, Silicon Valley, Crowdcube, Demis Hassabis, Neill, Barbour, Mustafa Suleyman, Monzo, Kieran O Niell, Niell, Balderton Forward Partners Beringea, Triplepoint Capital High


Home-security startup Ring is now in Amazon’s constellation, but moving in its own orbit

Home-security startup Ring, which Amazon bought in April, is benefiting from the online-retail giant's preference for decentralized teams and its habit of giving relatively free reign to companies it's acquired.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News


Morgan Stanley predicts how many years investors will have to wait before Disney's Netflix competitor is profitable, and how many subscribers it will get

According to a new report from analysts at Morgan Stanley, Disney's upcoming streaming service will gain over 20 million subscribers by 2024. The analysts projected the service to be profitable in 2026, and noted the service will be "more modest" than Netflix in its scope of content and spending.   With a library full of Marvel, Star Wars, and other beloved franchises, Disney is expected to be a major force in the streaming wars when it launches its own service late next year. A new report fr...
Tags: Amazon, Time Warner, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Steve Carell, Hulu, Morgan Stanley, 21st Century Fox, Disney Channel, Loki, Variety, Disney Fox, Netflix Netflix


Research: Corporations struggle to scale their blockchain solutions

Research from financial market advisory firm Greenwich Associates has found corporations are struggling to deliver on their blockchain promises. Greenwich Associates interviewed 213 companies – that claim to be working on integrating blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) into their business – to establish the challenges they face and why development has been slower than expected. Interviews took place between February and March of this year. Greenwich Associates claim that 93 percent...
Tags: Startups, Interviews, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, DLT, Greenwich Associates, Hard Fork


Celonis brings intelligent process automation software to cloud

Celonis has been helping companies analyze and improve their internal processes using machine learning. Today the company announced it was providing that same solution as a cloud service with a few nifty improvements you won’t find on prem. The new approach, called Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud, allows customers to analyze a workflow, find inefficiencies and offer improvements very quickly. Companies typically follow a workflow that has developed over time and very rarely think about why...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Machine Learning, Salesforce, Sap, Celonis, Rinke, Alexander Rinke, Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud


Sales statistics for August 2018 are now available

You can now view your Sales Statistics for August 2018 on your account at routenote.com. Log-in to see your earnings, full breakdowns are available in your Statistics page. The post Sales statistics for August 2018 are now available appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Free, Digital, Sales, Download, Stats, Online, Artists, Musicians, Earnings, Streaming, Statistics, Independent, Distribution, Bands, Routenote


Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet scored Amazon its best opening weekend ever with 'Beautiful Boy'

"Beautiful Boy" gave Amazon its best opening yet over the weekend and is set for a wide release November 2. It pulled in over $221,000 in just four theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The film's opening is a step up from Amazon's last release, "Life Itself," which misfired at the box office. Amazon's next release will be "Suspiria" later this month.   "Beautiful Boy," starring  Timothée Chalamet as a drug addict and Steve Carell as his father, handed Amazon Studios its best opening yet in j...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Los Angeles, Trends, Oscar, Steve Carell, Joaquin Phoenix, Indiewire, Don, Gus Van Sant, Amazon Studios, Luca Guadagnino, Timothee Chalamet, Chalamet, Doug Stone, Dan Fogelman Amazon


Study: Reflexion Health Virtual Therapy System Reduces Rehab Costs

Reflexion Health, which has developed a “virtual physical therapy” system for patients recovering from surgery, said results from a randomized controlled clinical trial completed by nearly 300 people showed patients who used the technology saved an average of $2,745 compared to those who underwent traditional physical therapy.The study, which evaluated Reflexion’s system for patients after total knee replacement surgery, was conducted in conjunction with the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DC...
Tags: Startups, Trends, San Diego, Physical Therapy, Fda, Healthtech, Joe Smith, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, National blog main, Xperience, San Diego blog main, San Diego top stories, Duke Clinical Research Institute DCRI, Reflexion Health, Duke School of Medicine


Builders and fans converge at Chris King factory for ‘Open House’ show

Chris King welcomed visitors to his factory on Saturday.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) As Portland’s largest bicycle company, Chris King Precision Components is in a unique position to be an industry leader. With the success of their mini-summit of bike builders and industry movers and shakers that wrapped up with a big open house event Saturday, the 42-year-old company seems to be embracing that role. The halls of the Chris King factory were jam-packed for the “Open House” show on Saturd...
Tags: Business, Sport, Front Page, United States, Cycling, Portland, Columbus, King, Chris, Open House, Eugene, Rosen, David Rosen, Cielo, Chris King, Jonathan Maus


Season 3 of Small Business Revolution Looks at Saving Small Local Shops

Last February, Alton, Illinois won a half million dollar revitalization prize package from Deluxe Corp. Giving Alton’s Main Street a facelift was part of the project, but don’t be mistaken. The transformation was also about revitalizing business and community going beyond mere physical appearances. Now in its third season, “Small Business Revolution” (the TV series Deluxe created to document this transformation) gets into the struggles faced by local businesses and how the experts at Deluxe hel...
Tags: New York City, Sales, Startup, St Louis, Hulu, Mississippi River, Amanda, Alton, Ty Pennington, Amanda Brinkman, Deluxe Corporation, Deluxe, ALTON ILLINOIS, Wabash Indiana, Alex Yong, Deluxe Corp Giving Alton


Google cloud boss Diane Greene won't attend Saudi investment event, throwing a wrench into Google's plans to tap new revenue in the country (GOOG, GOOGL)

Diane Greene, Google cloud chief, will not attend an investment event in Saudi Arabia.  Greene is the latest US business leader to pull out of the event following the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist. Greene's decision not to attend the conference comes following a year whe Google has tried to build closer ties to the Saudi government.  Google is the latest in a still growing number of US businesses to distance themselves from Saudi Arabia following accusations that the governm...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Arianna Huffington, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, San Francisco, Trends, Turkey, Davos, Aol, Pentagon, Jeff Bezos, Huffington Post, Sundar Pichai


The Murky Waters Of Translation Errors

Translating from one language to another is a risky process. Because you’re not just translating words and expressions. Google Translate can do that. You’re actually conveying the subtle nuances of the original language with the history and culture, social upheavals and folklore, and every hint and undertone that that word has in the collective consciousness of its people to another language with its own intricacies. It’s no wonder that mistakes happen more often than not. Some are accidenta...
Tags: Translation, Washington, France, White House, US, Sales, South Africa, Paris, Google Translate, Translate, North Africa, Blog & Grow, Africa Because Africa


Amazon's latest charitable donation could be a message to HQ2 candidate cities (AMZN)

Amazon announced a new grant for Seattle Public Schools on Monday. The e-commerce giant set aside $2 million for the Alliance for Education to create the "Right Now Needs Fund." It is designed for the "schools with the greatest needs" and can be used to buy anything from a "raincoat to school supplies." The grant is another example of Amazon responding to critics and investing in initiatives to give back to its local community. From a political standpoint, it might be easier for municipalities...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Brazil, Seattle, Seattle Public Schools, Alliance for Education


Amazon’s new patent will allow Alexa to detect a cough or a cold

Amazon is constantly trying to improve Alexa, its AI-assistant. A recent patent filed by the company shows just how: it wants Alexa to notice a user’s illness by detecting a change in their voice. Furthermore, it wants to suggest medicines or a recipe for chicken soup. But that’s not it. The patent suggests Amazon wants Alexa to detect more things: Emotional states, so spotting things like happiness, joy, sadness, anger, boredom, and fear The sound of the user’s voice or breath, to see if they’r...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Alexa, Insider


PS4s are being bricked by a chat exploit – here’s how you can stay safe

PlayStation 4 owners recently began reporting a strange messaging exploit, one which has already been allegedly weaponized to brick their consoles. Sony is working to fix the problem, but in the meantime, everyone just set your messages to private. Several users congregated on a Reddit thread, sharing a very similar story: A user would receive a message from someone, and after a moment several functions of their console would stop working. Some users attempted to fix their consoles, or delete th...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Sony, Reddit


9 No-Nonsense Social Media Tips Your Business Can’t Ignore

by Rachel Strella, founder of Strella Social Media With social media a marketing staple for businesses in all industries and across all parts of the globe, it has become more competitively critical than ever for brands to get their acts together. You’ll find no shortage of online articles that offer social media tips, but many of them don’t cover the foundational necessities that are at the core of a successful social media brand presence. Working as a social media strategist for the past eight...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Vine, Facebook Ads, Online Marketing, Digital Marketing, Facebook Instagram, Twitter Twitter, Facebook LinkedIn, Professionalisms, Rachel Strella


Amazon debuts a retail site for ‘Shark Tank’ products

Inventor Jamie Siminoff was rejected by the sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013 when trying to make a deal for his video doorbell startup. This year, Amazon bought his company, Ring, for a billion dollars. Now, Amazon is looking for another way to tap into breakout products from the popular TV show – by becoming an official retailer partner for “Shark Tank.” The newly announced deal allows Amazon to showcase past and future “Shark Tank” products on its website, and come with a $15,000 Amazon We...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Abc, Tech, E-commerce, Bluesmart, Hatch Baby, Shark Tank, Amazon Web Services AWS, Barbara Corcoran, Amazon Exclusives, Amazon Launchpad, Jamie Siminoff, Stasher, Boxlock, Shark Tank Collection on Amazon Launchpad


An ex-Googler who was part of a Noble Peace Prize-nominated project wants to reinvent the photography market

Patrick Ip, an ex-Googler who was involved in a Nobel Peace Prize nominated project, has a new startup called Catalog. Ip and his co-founder Jacobo Lumberas hope Catalog can create steady work and full-time jobs for independent photographers around the country.  Ip's project at Google — One Billion Acts of Peace — didn't win the Nobel Peace Prize, but has documented 53 million so-called acts of peace thus far.  When Patrick Ip joined Google in 2014, he was quickly introduced to a man named Me...
Tags: Google, Trends, IP, Desmond Tutu, Chade Meng Tan, Adwords Google, Watch Apple, Meng, Meng Meng, Patrick Ip, Jacobo Lumberas, Moonshot Capital


A Ford exec says the company can't build its Lincoln Navigator SUV fast enough — and its success is giving the brand a boost in the most important market in the world (F)

Lincoln is the luxury brand of Ford, which has been struggling amid a restructuring. After nearly being killed off after the financial crisis, Lincoln has recovered — and has scored a big sales hit with its new full-size Navigator SUV. Lincoln is led by Joy Falotico, one of the few women running any aspect of the major auto luxury brand. Ford's problems have been mounting. The auto giant has struggled over the past two years, as CEO Mark Fields was ousted in 2017 and replaced by Jim Hackett, ...
Tags: Facebook, Matthew Mcconaughey, China, US, Trends, Ford, Lincoln, Audi, Kumar Galhotra, Jim Hackett, Cadillac Escalade, BMW Mercedes, Lincoln Navigator, New York International Auto Show, General Motors Cadillac, Lincoln Motor Company


HP Introduces Labeling and Packaging Technologies Small Businesses can Leverage

During Labelexpo Americas 2018, HP (NYSE: HPQ) demonstrated the latest developments from its Indigo Digital Press portfolio. These are printers which allow converters to create labels and digital packaging. HP Indigo Digital Press Portfolio According to HP, the new Indigo portfolio has a suite of products which will give label and packing firms new business opportunities. The technology the company has developed comes as consumer demand for personalized products and services is on the rise. N...
Tags: Sales, Hp, Technology Trends, Indigo Digital Press, Graphics Solutions Business for Americas HP Inc, Dave Prezzano, Prezzano, Labelexpo, ElectroInk Silver, Premium White ElectroInk, Esko Automation Engine QuickStart



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