Steve Ballmer’s secret new startup USAFacts is serving up Big Data on Big Government

With nothing to do after from Microsoft, Steve  Ballmer came up with the idea to “figure out what the government really does with the money.” On Tuesday, Mr. Ballmer will make public a database and a report that he and a Continue reading Steve Ballmer’s secret new startup USAFacts is serving up Big Data on Big Government

Mark Zuckerberg’s fear and loathing on the campaign trail

Like our new president, Mark Zuckerberg has cut out the media middleman. He’s communicating with people through his own platform, where he has amassed 88 million Facebook followers. And he’s not just talking to them about Facebook — he’s talking to Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg’s fear and loathing on the campaign trail

Four reasons startups succeed

Summary:  Start with a strong solution and discover a problem that it alleviates. Once the ground stakes are set dive deeper into the structural ramifications of that problem and discover why your solution is the best one. Then figure out Continue reading Four reasons startups succeed

A prominent VC on Machine Learning

One of the consistent characteristics of the tech industry is an endless labelling of technology and approaches. Some of it is foundational resulting from some entirely new. Much of it is re-categorizing something, either because it is suddenly trendy again Continue reading A prominent VC on Machine Learning

Google’s VR technology educates

Summary: Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program allows for students to develop their perceptive memory and study the world through VR technology. Google maps take virtual reality into it’s hands and programers develop worlds that students can access through VR glasses. The students can Continue reading Google’s VR technology educates

Microsoft introduces programs that are OS X and Linux compatible

Summary: Microsoft announced that their software can now run on OS X and Linux as the company catches on to the open source benefits. The program is called .NET CORE 1.0 and it is now compatible across the main product lines Continue reading Microsoft introduces programs that are OS X and Linux compatible

VW is sapped dry by clean emissions movement

Summary: As the sustainability drum marches onward VW was slapped with billions in fines after cheating on the emissions check. All of it’s diesel vehicles required significant revision and the campaign to buyback cars has now become a reality. The fine Continue reading VW is sapped dry by clean emissions movement