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Reducing friction for each user through UX design or improved rendering is only part of the problem. The bigger issue becomes how to coordinate the data bouncing around between all of these devices and servers in the cloud. This coordination is the primary problem that the JavaScript app platform Meteor has set itself to solve.
Apps are what will turn the global network of smartphones into a massively distributed computing platform. Meteor will make it much easier to build those apps.
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A five-minute workout from a five-minute workout app doesn’t count as five minutes of exercise on the Apple Watch. But 75% of your lawn mowing minutes count. Go figure!
Did you get an Apple Watch today as a Father's Day gift? Good news: mow a half-acre suburban lawn and it will track the same level of activity as if you ran a 10K race!
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Why would Apple release a product designed to reduce the time we spend with its most profitable product? Because without it the iPhone model will eventually collapse under its own cognitive load. The friction of each interaction needs to be reduced in order to create more throughput.
The real action is not in what the Apple Watch can do today, but in paving the way for what the iPhone will be able to do in the future.
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Not having enough data to create meaningful customization for customers is an example of the "cold start problem," Mani Doraisamy, CEO and founder of Guesswork, tells me. There are many resources available for companies with the right sort of data sets, like Google's Prediction API, but these technologies require an onramp to get up to speed quickly.
Guesswork's strategy has been to build vertical applications on top of Google's Prediction API. Doraisamy contends that the lead qualification in his machine learning-powered product is 10x better than conventional CRM practices.
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Like the Automatic car dongle, the Jibo robot is in Apple’s sweet spot for minimum hardware required to distribute useful and engaging software. A question for Carl Icahn: how would you value an Apple that entered these two new product categories?
Apple is neither a hardware or a software company, but a software distribution company. The company is most successful when it deploys the minimum amount of hardware possible to distribute its software platform.
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How do flow and feedback lead to rapid growth? Trust is the inhibition of feedback that can otherwise derail feed forward growth.
The reason Apple and Disney are printing money is not just about the products or their past success. It is a very specific evolutionary formula that—like life on earth—is very hard to reproduce.
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Swift's tone is that of a high-minded teenager appealing to the high school principal. The principal is, of course, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Swift goes out of her way to be respectful, like the class president who does not want to undermine her chance to be valedictorian. 
Tim Cook can turn this into an easy win with the same conviction as he has addressed user privacy. The common denominator is how Apple's customers feel about Apple.
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The issue is whether larger tablets like the Surface Pro 3 and the iPad Pro will define a new category that competes successfully with svelte laptops like the MacBook.
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“I don’t know, but you’re all gonna need structured data!”
There is so much information on the web, but it has been hard to read it at scale. Diffbot makes it easy to compile exactly the data you need to make apps.
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There is something different in kind about these new robots compared to previous industrial robots. These collaborative robots take humans into account. They need us to learn, as children do. And they are deferential to us in space, as well-trained pets are.
Recent developments at the intersection of robotics and the branch of artificial intelligence called deep learning give us some clues about how our relationship to machines is going to evolve.
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One word... biology!
Biology is now accelerating at a pace faster than Moore’s Law. The potential of synthetic biology is far greater than the risk of altering the inherent mutability of nature.
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Let’s say I approach the #AppleWatch   like Emma Peel in the mod 60s British spy-fi series “The Avengers“—as a “talented amateur.”
If you look closer at the history of Apple design it becomes clear that all of that intuitive easy-ness has been there to make the new product ideas assimilate faster.
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I am a content strategist, designer and developer. I use my experience as a magazine art director and web editor to help publishers, marketers, non-profits and self-branded individuals tell their stories in words and images. I follow all of the technologies that relate to the content business and try to identify the opportunities and pitfalls that these technologies pose. At the same time I am immersed in certain sectors through my content practice and am always looking to find connections between the worlds of neurology, economics, entertainment, travel and mobile technology. I live near the appropriately-scaled metropolis of Portland, Maine, and I cover the creative economy in Portland as the editor of liveworkportland.org. A more complete bio and samples of my design work live at wingandko.com.

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