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How Amazon Handholds India's Small Traders Into Digital Selling

India’s trading millions are not the sophisticated sellers of the West, and many have never sold outside their neighborhoods. To ease their transition into the digital economy, Amazon offers varying degrees of handholding.<p>Its EasyShip, for instance, steps in to take over complete logistics support …

eCommerce

Eric Schmidt to Grads: You Can Write the Code for All of Us

It’s great to be back here on campus, back in Blacksburg. Its an honor to be here. Some of my fondest memories are of this town, of this campus. When …

Rape in the American Prison

In 2003, Congress passed legislation to eliminate sexual assaults against inmates. One young man’s story shows how elusive that goal remains.<p><i>This piece was reported through</i> The Marshall Project<i>, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal-justice system.</i><p>Three years ago, the young …

Criminal Justice

White Privilege, Quantified

Recent experiments put numbers on everyday discrimination, shifting the dialogue away from victim-blaming and anecdotal observations.<p>Thirty-seven percent of white Americans believe that the police treat black people less fairly; 70 percent of black Americans feel the same way. Similar chasms exist …

A Second Chance: Education's Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration

Why it's important to lift formerly incarcerated black men out of the crime cycle<p>The <i>American Journal of Men’s Health</i> published a study this month titled "I Want a Second Chance" that explores the challenges faced by formerly incarcerated men as they seek to redeem themselves in the eyes of their …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Halo

• <b>Author:</b> Frankie Rose<p>Book 1 in the Blood & Fire series. Radicals, book two, is available for pre-order on iBooks now!<p>She has no name.<p>She has her knives. Her training. Her halo.<p>The first and second give her the ability to defeat the opponents she is pitted against each month. The third frees her from …

Anthem says hackers had access to customer data back to 2004

Insurance giant Anthem Inc. said Thursday that hackers had access to customer data going back to 2004 as investigations continue into the massive breach.<p>The nation's second-largest health insurer disclosed the new time frame as it prepares to offer two years of free identity-theft protection to …

Identity Theft

With Writing, Opportunity Comes From Small Moments

Author Katherine Heiny describes how the best details in fiction can be ripped from small talk and eavesdropped conversations on the bus.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled</b> …

Canadian Literature

MIT Alums Launch Beansprock, An AI-Based Job Platform For Finding Your Best Employer

When we think of employment, we think of jobs. We have job boards, job searches, and job listings, and yet what most of us actually care about when we change positions is the context of our new employment. Who will be our coworkers? What will the company be like? How large is it? What will be our …

Hot Beer, Anyone?

The preference for a cold brew is relatively new. Can the once-popular heated ale drink make a comeback?<p>If there’s one thing big beer marketers know, it’s that people like their beer cold. “It’s a simple fact that consumers love ice-cold beer, and we love providing it,” writes MillerCoors, touting …

Beer

A School District That Was Never Desegregated

Decades after Brown v. Board of Education, a small town in Mississippi has yet to unify its black and white students.<p>CLEVELAND, Miss.—The wheels of justice have been said to turn slowly. And few things move quickly here in Cleveland, Mississippi, a town of 12,000 people with no movie theater and a …

Black History

Why third parties jump in on civil wars - Futurity

Conspiracy theorists have long thought that oil is a motivation for interfering in another country's war. New research may back them up.

Conspiracies

Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there's no direct translation for the word "depression" in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say <i>thelea tdeuk ceut</i>, which literally means "the water in my heart has fallen."<p>Anxious or depressed Haitians, on the …

Khmer Rouge

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Investing Quarterly: Where to invest for growth?

When Internet stock analysts at brokerage Morgan Stanley wrote their 2001 investment outlook in December 2000, they laid out glowing assessments of the future for<p>Yahoo Inc.and rival America Online.<p>There would be "a few huge winners" in the long run among Internet names, and Yahoo and AOL fit the …

Markets

Hewlett-Packard to split into two companies

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) plans to break into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its …

The 10 Silicon Valley Startups Engineers Most Want to Work For

LinkedIn's annual list includes Lytro, Coursera and Fitbit.<p>Silicon Valley tech companies go to great lengths to woo new employees.<p>Free meals, unlimited vacation days, even free transportation make up just some of the perks offered by startups and tech giants, where software engineers often make …

Making An Impact At An Early-Stage Startup If You're Inexperienced And Don't Code

As a startup founder with many friends between 20-30 years old, I’m often asked for advice on how to break into the early-stage startup scene. If you’re an engineer or have a proven track record, you just put your resume out there and many startups will come to you. However, if you don’t code nor …

Apple unveils new perks to attract talent

Apple employees are getting a few new perks today (and no, it’s not free iPhone 6’s).<p>On Thursday morning the company’s head of HR, Denise Young …

In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Reuters<p>High salaries and free food aren't enough any more in Silicon Valley, where maturing companies are competing for talent with creative health care and "wellness" programs that use gadgets to promote good behavior.<p>Standard benefits at the largest …

Silicon Valley

Is Global Clean Energy Investment At A Tipping Point?

Last week, amidst the U.N. Climate Summit and historic climate march, governments, investors, and financial institutions took the opportunity to make big announcements about their investment in clean energy. Bank of America announced a $10 billion initiative to speed up investment in clean energy, …

Asking This Question Could Seriously Hurt Your Job Search

However, you make yourself look stupid — and potentially ruin all chances of getting your network to help — if you ask, <b>"Do you know of any job openings?"</b><p>Worse even, is if you follow it up with, "I'm willing to do anything!"<p>It may be true that you'd be willing to take <i>any</i> position as long as it …

Employment

Want to get back into stocks? Check junk spreads first

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A positive vibe returned to the U.S. stock market Friday, leaving some to wonder if, after two weeks of losses, the latest selloff scare was over. The best clues may come from what happens to low-quality corporate bonds.<p>The most recent decline in the S&P 500 marks the third …

The A-List

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016<p>Sunday, 21 December, 2014<p>Sunday, 21 December, 2014<p>Thursday, 18 December, 2014<p>US debate had shifted from what the island does …

Scottish Independence

The One Hire Every Startup Desperately Needs to Make

<i>Nick Marsh is the founder at Makeshift. This post originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>I want to introduce a new<br>concept — ‘talent hacking’. I define this as the creative application of technology and data to the problem of building new teams.<p>I’m trying to coin this phrase in part to highlight how we’ve …

Secure Your Mac By Setting A Firmware Password [Quicktip]

You may be using <b>a password to secure your data</b> on your Mac – and you should, but unless your Mac is encrypted, a tech-savvy thief can still access …

Linux