This doodle traces the journey of two PhD students from Stanford, who co-founded the search engine -- Sergey Brin and Larry Page. They had together published an academic paper called ‘The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine’, which can be regarded as the blueprint for the Google we see today. They had conceptualised the prototype of a “large-scale search engine” in the paper, stating that it would have a database of “at least 24 million pages”. … [Read more...] about Google Doodle of the Day: Google celebrates its 21st birthday with a retro Doodle
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It’s impossible to read Twitter, watch CNN, or glance at YouTube these days and not feel bombarded by the thousand ways our federal government is failing us. From its inability to address existential problems such as climate change, healthcare, education, and immigration, to the inability of both chambers of Congress to agree on even the basic rules of impeachment, Washington is a dumpster fire in every conceivable way. But of Washington’s many, many inadequacies, one that isn’t talked about nearly enough is its inability to resolve public policy issues around new technology. … [Read more...] about ‘Total chaos’: How Trump’s Washington is killing the next generation of tech
When major food and agriculture companies decide to act, it can be effective, says Glenn Hurowitz, CEO of the nonprofit Mighty Earth. “When companies have tried to reduce deforestation, they’ve generally succeeded,” he says. The nonprofit previously worked with many of the same companies that source from the Amazon to address palm oil plantations in Southeast Asia; deforestation from those plantations has shrunk from 400,000 hectares a year to 74,000 hectares a year, he says. “The simplest way to stop deforestation is to say that we’re not going to buy from farmers that engage in deforestation. It worked in Southeast Asia.” A soy moratorium in the Brazilian Amazon, a voluntary agreement that started in 2006 as food companies pledged to stop buying from suppliers using land that was recently deforested, was similarly successful, as production moved to land that was already degraded. The nonprofit estimates that globally, there are 1.6 billion … [Read more...] about How companies are trying to de-rain-forest their supply chains as the Amazon burns
2. Give yourself leeway when it comes to deadlines At one of my previous companies, I had a strategic investor who brought in a lot of business by opening doors that I couldn’t. Although I had a good idea of what this meant for the company, I purposely downplayed how fast things could happen—leaving room for any unexpected barriers. This strategy also allowed me to cut projections by more than a third while safeguarding against contingencies. Within six months, I was smashing those projections. … [Read more...] about How to keep your next big project on track when you’re struggling to prioritize