This feature from The Washington Post looks at a new buzzword for 2015—Positive Computing. The “positive computing” movement, championed by Rafael Calvo and Dorian Peters of the University of Sydney is a message that’s starting to attract interest in places such as MIT and Stanford. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links. >>>
Entrepreneurs are invited to the 247th FREE online 1M/1M roundtable mentoring session on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/9:30 p.m. India IST.
If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea to Sramana Mitra. You’ll gain straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and she’ll answer any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat.
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I was one of the few people bullish about Tim Cook’s ability to steer Apple forward. I was right. It appears that there is nothing to stop Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) blockbuster growth. The recent quarterly results reported earlier this week blew out market expectations and showed the strength of the company’s financials. Apple not only reported record earnings, but also ended the quarter with an unimaginable $178 billion in cash.
Sramana Mitra: Let me understand the open source strategy a little bit better. You offer a portion of your technology as open source, right?
Mike Oeth: Correct.
Sramana Mitra: It’s a freemium open source model. You have other functionalities and features. It’s a classical commercial open source model.
Mike Oeth: Right. On top of that, we can provide a behind-the-scenes-service. You can use this software on your servers and it would work. You may need some consulting. At a certain point, if you want to scale this and get to a million users, you’re going to need a much more scalable platform. That’s where we would come in for the SIP.js. >>>
During today’s roundtable, we celebrated the launch of my new book, Billion Dollar Unicorns, with Vineet Jain, founder and CEO of Egnyte, a potential Unicorn company in the same space as the much-hyped Box – Cloud Storage and File Sharing. In this discussion, we did a deep-dive on the space and how it is likely to evolve over time, including expanding into data management.
As for the pitches, first up, Binny Mathews from San Francisco, CA, pitched DeZyre, an online education play with a live instructor and employer certification model. The company has $200k of angel financing, $400k of revenues, and shows strong promise.
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Microsoft has had an eventful beginning to the year 2015. The company is charging down the path of its mobile and cloud-first initiative and Windows gradually becomes a supporting actor in their movie.