In this episode of One Week Plan we talk about how you shouldn’t let unfinished business ruin your work. It’s important to keep you and your team accountable and consistent. By doing so you don’t let unfinished tasks interfere with the work that has to be completed. We provide you with helpful tips, resources and action items that will assist you in keeping your business running smoothly and your work to be of the highest quality.
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|Today Dropbox rolled out a new feature that will allow those without an account to share files with Dropbox users. Called “File Requests,” the option gives anyone you ask the ability to upload files into your Dropbox account. Dropbox’s File Requests feature is meant to offer an alternative to email-based file sharing, as it puts those in need of the files in more control. The company suggests the feature can be used for a range of sharing scenarios, whether it’s collecting bids from contractors, asking for files from clients, or even asking family members to share vacation photos.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/17/dropboxs-new-requests-feature-lets-anyone-upload-files-to-your-account/|
|BlackSky Global, a “satellite-imaging-as-a-service” startup based in Seattle, wants to launch a fleet of 60 satellites to provide its customers with a near real-time view of the planet and sell those images for about a tenth of its competitors. BlackSky Global’s parent company Spaceflight Industries has raised a total of $28.5 million, enough funding to put six spacecraft into space by the end of 2016. BlackSky expects that its services will be attractive to customers in a wide range of industries, including from agriculture, forestry, defense, engineering and engineering businesses, and government customers.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/16/blacksky-global-wants-to-launch-60-satellites-to-give-you-a-near-real-time-view-of-earth/|
|At Sony’s E3 2015 press conference the company announced that it will unbundle its Vue streaming channels and offer the stations a la carte. In doing so, Sony becomes the first provider to offer (at least some) TV stations to the American consumer without bundles. To start out the selection of channels available will be limited. The service will be available starting in July.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/15/sony-to-become-first-company-to-offer-a-la-carte-tv-service-with-the-playstation-vue/|
|Skype has opened its web-based client beta to the entire world, after launching it broadly in the U.S. and U.K. earlier this month. Skype for Web also now supports Chromebook and Linux for instant messaging communication. To get at the Skype for Web Beta, just head to Skype.com and login when prompted.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/15/skype-for-web-beta-goes-worldwide-chromebooks-get-im-support/|
|Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don’t follow through on their promises. The Federal Trade Commission announced last week that it has settled charges against a man who raised $122,000 through Kickstarter to produce a board game that never materialized. This serves as a warning to online scammers however judgement has been suspended since the man has no money to pay back money he collected.||https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/federal-regulators-crowdfunding-scam-133408224–finance.html|
|On Monday password manager service LastPass admitted it had been the target of a hack that accessed its users’ email addresses, encrypted master passwords, and the reminder words and phrases that the service asks users to create for those master passwords. LastPass says it detected the attack on Friday, just days before it reset users’ passwords, required email verification, and alerted law enforcement and security forensics experts. This serves are a reminder to make your master password as long and random as possible. Two step authentication is also a good measure to take.||http://www.wired.com/2015/06/hack-brief-password-manager-lastpass-got-breached-hard/|
|Last week we told you about Google’s Project Loon. Google’s ambitious plan to deliver internet service from enormous balloons. On the two year anniversary the team traveled to McKinley Climatic Laboratory, a 55,000-square-foot hangar where the Air Force simulates extreme conditions like sub-zero temperatures, high-speed winds, rain, and snow as it tests fighter jets, bombers, helicopters, and such. Inside McKinley, Google is testing its balloons, exposing them to the kind of weather they’ll experience floating about 20 miles above the globe.||http://www.wired.com/2015/06/google-testing-balloons-giant-air-force-freezer/|
|National Public Radio, better known as NPR, is on track to break even financially for the first time in years thanks in part to the rising popularity of podcasts. Nonprofit’s stations are primarily dependent on federal funding, corporate sponsorship, and individual donations to stay on the air. NPR president and CEO Jarl Mohn first shared the news with The Associated Press. A longtime radio and TV executive, Mohn told the AP that podcasts are attracting younger listeners to the network, but not because it’s altering its message—just its medium.||http://www.wired.com/2015/06/podcasts-saving-npr/|
|Last week Amazon released it’s first transparency report making it the last major tech company in the Fortune 500 to publicly disclose the number of government data requests it has received, ZDNet reports. From January 1st through May 31st of this year, Amazon received 813 subpoenas, and responded in full to 542 of them. Of the 25 search warrants it received, Amazon responded fully to 13 of them and didn’t respond to four of them. The company says it received somewhere between zero and 249 national security requests. Amazon is not legally required to release this information, but growing public pressure has likely persuaded it to do so. In the past year, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Snapchat, and even the NSA have released transparency reports.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/12/8774857/amazon-transparency-report-2015|
Topic of The Week – Don’t Let Unfinished Business Ruin Your Work: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246752
Music Credits: “Swingin’ Jazz Blues” and “Universe of Glass” provided by Nicolai Heidlas by CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 (“Attribution” – license)