Jul 302017
 

UpCodes makes researching building regulations less exhausting for architects | TechCrunch:

“Firms that can afford it hire building code consultants, but a startup called UpCodes wants to make code compliance easier for all builders.”

*What if I’m just a homeowner and want to know what I can do to my property? A tall privacy fence is no longer an option because local codes have changed. 

Jul 302017
 

What If your only options were Amazon, Walmart and Third Wave stores? – WayfinD:

“Third Wave retailers take the best of mom & pop shops and mass retailers to create an experience that is emotional, meaningful and provides a social ethos. It’s a combination of local service and product knowledge coupled with innovation, co-creation and a significant brand expression. It’s where quality reigns over price and customers feel an emotional connection to the brand within a physical or online space.”

*Something to think about. Especially as it seems Amazon is really growing across many retail categories. Walmart is huge but Amazon is growing rapidly.

Jul 292017
 

Gone in a Flash – M.G. Siegler – Mediumhttps://medium.com/@mgsiegler/gone-in-a-flash-1c16a951007a
“This is undoubtedly a big part of what led to Steve Jobs’ famous “Thoughts on Flash” in 2010, in which he swiftly ripped apart the technology (and Adobe), while explaining why Apple wasn’t going to allow it in the iPhone. Performance. Security. Battery life. Touch. Tools.”
“in May, Google brought AlphaGo to China, where it defeated the world’s top-ranked player, Ke Jie of China. Live video coverage of the event was blocked at the last minute in China.”
“As a sort of Sputnik moment for China, the professors said, the event paved the way for a new flow of funds into the discipline.”

Select quotes from a recent post by MG.

Jul 262017
 

Haven’t Updated Your Estate Plan in a While? It’s time. – WSJ:

 

“‘It’s never a good idea to leave the fate of your heirs to luck,’”

 

*Make a plan, review and revise it on an annual basis.