Google is rumored to be in the process of developing its own ride-hailing service, similar to the likes of Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. Google is also rumored to be implementing its self-driving car technology into this new service. Would you ride in a driverless car?
Last Wednesday at the Grace Hopper Conference, Facebook, Box and Pinterest announced they would be joining together and launching a brand new pilot mentorship program called WEST—Women Entering and Staying in Tech. The ideal goal of the program is to provide women interested in careers within the technology industry with one-on-one mentorship. The mentorship program will do so by providing support, advocacy and community development which will give women the resources needed to build successful careers in technology. The program will be able to do so by having female staffers from each of the above companies serve as mentors for the women who sign up.
This week marks the official launch of Apple Pay. It made its U.S. debut this Monday, October 21st, 2014. For those unfamiliar with Apple Pay, it is the new mobile payment program for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners. With Apple Pay, users have the ability to make purchases simply by pointing their phone to the Apply Pay reader while holding the TouchID fingerprint sensor.
Social media has no doubt become one of the most widely used forms of communication today. With the tap of a button, we can share just about anything—including photos, important occasions, or personal opinions. It allows us to share even the most mundane aspects of our daily lives, with hundreds of people in an instant. In a way, social media helps us convey our personalities through the Internet. Despite having such freedom to do so, there is still one major concern that haunts avid social media users, more specifically Facebook users: the issue is privacy. Ironic isn’t? Why do we value privacy on social media when we are willing to display ourselves so candidly online?
As an entrepreneur, just getting through the day can be quite a struggle. Between endless phone calls, inboxes flooding with e-mails and scheduling business meetings, you simply don’t have the time or luxury to sit down in an office to deal with these logistics. Since you’re consistently on the go, your phone is your office. So to make life a little less hectic, here are a few apps that will help you maintain your priorities, and possibly preserve your sanity.