Innovation

11 wisdoms from half a life in open source

https://opensource.com/article/17/5/wisdom-half-life-open-source?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY A software engineer at Google working on the Go programming language keynotes at OSCON this year. Fitzpatrick’s keynote at OSCON this year was based on bits of wisdom from half a life in open source. This article highlights the key points fr that keynote – worth to read.

An engineer’s guide to picking a startup | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/25/an-engineers-guide-to-picking-a-startup/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook Complexity is your enemy Most great companies are built on solving a big problem with an (after the fact) obvious new viewpoint. Market is your friend When a great team meets a lousy market, market wins. When a lousy team meets a great market, market wins. When a great team meets a great market, something special

Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well-engineered | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/24/juicero-may-be-the-absurd-avatar-of-silicon-valley-hubris-but-boy-is-it-well-engineered/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook Ben Einstein, general partner at Bolt, served up this excellent teardown of the Juicero on the company blog. If you were wondering how a juice press could possibly cost $400… well, this is how.

Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/21/analyzing-the-spectrum-of-corporate-innovation-from-rd-to-vc/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook Research and development has been an innovation lifeblood of our economy for nearly 50 years. Innovation is a hot topic, and it can be confusing. With terms like incubator, accelerator and corporate venturing frequently mentioned, but rarely defined, the menu of innovation options can be overwhelming. This article gives overview to those options.

Star Trek’s Tricorder Now Officially Exists Thanks To A Global Competition | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/star-treks-tricorder-now-officially-exists-thanks-to-a-global-competition/all/ Star Trek’s all-purpose medical device, the Tricorder, has also inspired a fair few people to recreate its near-magical ability to instantly diagnose a patient. As it happens, the non-profit X-Prize Foundation were so keen to get one invented that they started a global competition to see if any mavericks would succeed. Rather remarkably, one team has emerged victorious

Waiting for the new new thing

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/09/waiting-for-the-new-new-thing/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&sr_share=facebook The smartphone wars are over, and everybody won. Life without our phones is almost unthinkable.  But now that the gold rush is over, and we’ve entered the mopping-up phase – what next? What is, as Michael Lewis once put it, the new new thing? Conventional wisdom gives us five major contenders: AI, AR/VR, biotech,