The Week that Was #8 – Through the Eyes of Improved Apps
A round up of things that the Improved Apps folk chat about over a cuppa coffee!
By Sophie Wyard – Marketing Manager @ Improved Apps
We’re a diverse bunch at Improved Apps and we enjoy sharing a story or two… our news… and views… over a cup of coffee or around the water cooler (and an occasional beer!)
So, we thought why not share a few of our newly discovered noteworthy news stories, fascinating facts, helpful hints, as well as the things that have made us smile or simply laugh out loud.
As our apps support the entire gamut of Salesforce users from sys admins to sales reps; from marketing managers to business analysts and from trainers to support staff, (and bearing in mind we’re all human), we hope that there is something of interest to everyone.
Ticket to the Moon
Some inspiration for us all from Episode One of Moon Shot – with this man’s attitude, we’ll surely reach the goals we’re striving for!…
Moon Shot, a documentary series that follows a selection of the teams currently racing to complete their mission to win the Google Lunar XPRIZE – the largest prize competition of all time with a reward of $30 million that aims to incentivise entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable access to the Moon and beyond, while inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers.
This episode explores the journey of one such team led by legendary roboticist Red Whittaker – a professor who splits his time between teaching future engineers at Carnegie Mellon and owning/operating a working cattle farm in rural Pennsylvania. With a crack team of former students, he co-founded Astrobotic because he believes robots are the best solution for exploring remote, harsh environments – from nuclear disaster zones to the moon.
Martin Little CTO @ Improved Apps
Wow!… The Wonders of Nature
Foam made by miniature frogs to protect their eggs could offer a clever way to deliver healing drugs to burns patients, say scientists at Strathclyde University.. [Read more]
Got some spare change?… Want to buy Yahoo?
An interesting opinion and insight into the future of Yahoo! from Matt Hussey, Editor-in-Chief for The Next Web.
‘Yahoo has been the media’s whipping boy for years now. But that could all change as the company begins a fire sale of its key assets.
After months of prolonged pressure from Starboard, Yahoo’s activist investor, to sack the people in charge, the company has given would be suitors until April 11 to submit bids for chunks of the business including its stake in Yahoo Japan and its slice of Alibaba’… [Read more]