Military-funded prosthetic technologies benefit veterans, but also kids

In 1905, an Ohio farmer survived a railroad accident that cost him both of his legs. Two years later, he founded the Ohio Willow Wood company, using the namesake timber to hand-carve prosthetic limbs. The company grew, surviving the Great Depression and a fire that destroyed the plant, and still thrives today in rural Ohio. Few who work there now might remember the curious footnote in the company’s history that occurred during World War II, when the rebuilt factory was diversified to build parts for PT boats and B-17 bombers. Today, it is ironic to consider a company that specializes…This story continues at The Next Web by Mark Geil #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2017/08/20/military-funded-prosthetic-technologies-benefit-more-than-just-veterans/

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Merging big data and AI is the next step

AI is one of hottest trends in tech at the moment, but what happens when it’s merged with another fashionable and extremely promising tech? Researchers are looking for ways to take big data to the next level by combining it with AI. We’ve just recently realized how powerful big data can be, and by uniting it with AI, big data is swiftly marching towards a level of maturity that promises a bigger, industry-wide disruption. What to expect from the convergence of big data and AI The application of artificial intelligence on big data is arguably the most important modern breakthrough…This story continues at The Next Web by Anas Baig #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/08/19/merging-big-data-ai-next-step/

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How startup founders can avoid excessive debt

Cold morning light showers your back as you contemplate whether to file for bankruptcy or to continue believing in your startup’s mission. As your mind wanders, you think back to when you first set out to take on the market, what went so wrong, and what you could have done differently. The risk of going belly-up should strike fear into any startup founder as the Small Business Administration estimates that: “About two-thirds of businesses with employees survive at least 2 years and about half survive at least 5 years.” Furthermore, a poll by Gallup reveals that about one-third of small…This story continues at The Next Web by George Beall #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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Design thinking has to keep up with the future of human-machine interactions

As devices, technologies and new UI paradigms emerge and converge, consumers’ reliance on screens as the primary interface will shift, and websites and screen-based interactions will move to a more peripheral function. This will be a challenge to digital-experience providers, who for the past 20 years have been designing around screens. There are still many digital properties to build: websites, mobile apps, VR experiences. But building next-generation digital experiences will be more about physical and digital convergence than standalone pieces or Digitally Enabled Physical Experiences (DEPE), surrounding, full room interactions that will require agencies to have different skills sets and…This story continues at The Next Web by Mark Newcomer #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/08/19/future-design-thinking/

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Train to use Salesforce to guide any business the right way — for only $59

You can get a headstart on all those startup growing pains with the Salesforce Administrator and App Builder certification, on sale now for only $59 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals. by TNW Deals #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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This Excerpt from WIRED cofounder Louis Rossetto’s New Novel Parties Like It’s 1998

WIRED cofounder Louis Rossetto has written a novel that captures the optimism, greed, fervor, and madness of the dotcom era. An excerpt. by Louis Rossetto #Wired #News #Tech #Internet

https://www.wired.com/story/this-excerpt-from-wired-cofounder-louis-rossettos-new-novel-parties-like-its-1998

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