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Super Powerful CRM Solutions For Business Customers Management Needs

STUFF YOU MAY LIKE<p>Making and keeping customers happy has benefits that stretch beyond simply having satisfied patrons.<p>But with thousands of customers …

How to Conduct Market Research on the Cheap

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

How this developer built a Slack bot to help him find an apartment in San Francisco

Someday, sooner than you think, chatbots will be deployed to help us with mundane tasks. My daughter, who just got married this past June, could have used one to help her find the best deals on a wedding dress. As I mentioned recently, a college campus chatbot could greet new parents and direct …

San Francisco

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Singularity

America wouldn’t need police reform now if it hadn’t botched education reform decades ago

Amid the recent storms over police shootings and deaths, we should be focusing on America’s unequal education system instead of only concentrating on police-community relations.<p>Police chief David Brown understood this when he addressed the media after a lone sniper targeted and killed five Dallas …

Brown v. Board of Education

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

This is how you make better decisions, according to science

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones, according to Chip Heath's "Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work."<p>With careers:<p>In our jobs:<p>And in our personal lives:<p>We get a lot of sketchy tips based on unreliable …

This $6-A-Month Plan Brings Solar Power To People Living Off The Grid

People talk about a flash of inspiration. But Xavier Helgesen's eureka moment came in the dark.<p>A few years ago, the American entrepreneur was traveling through Malawi to meet with clients for his book-selling company, Better World Books. He stopped in Monkey Bay, a town of about 30,000 people, to …

Off-grid

24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

Breakfast

When You Know It’s Time To Pull The Plug On A Startup

Storehouse is shutting down after three years. As cofounder Mark Kawano moves to Square, he shares lessons on calling it quits.<p>As far as startups go, Storehouse seemed poised to be a hit. It had $7 million in Series A funding and a cofounder named Mark Kawano who had been Apple’s first User …

Lettuce For Life - Arduino 101 Based Automated Controller for Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics, Etc. Intel Curie

SUMMARYA device that can be used to control up to 4 different Hydroponic/Aeroponic Systems at once. The device will control the components of the …

Arduino

Five Questions Never, Ever To Ask At A Job Interview

It’s important to bring thoughtful questions to any job interview.<p>You’ve got to ask questions at a job interview for at least three reasons:<p>1. There are things you have to know about a new job, a manager and a company before you accept a job offer.<p>2. Your questions will show your interviewer that …

Employment

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Could This New Clock Redefine The Length Of A Second?

For roughly half a century, the length of one second – assuming you don’t take into account the effects of relativity – has been measured in …

Amid Calls For Tighter Gun Control, Firearm Maker Smith & Wesson Soars On Earnings Beat

Barely 14 hours after Connecticut Senator Christopher Murphy carried out a 15-hour filibuster in the name of seeking a vote on tighter gun control measures, shares of firearm maker Smith & Wesson are soaring. But for once, the spike isn’t directly related to a gun tragedy; instead, the gun maker’s …

Guns

This Age-Old Coffee Hack Was Just Proven True by Science

There’s a lot of debate about how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Is it via a french press? A pour over? Dark roast? Light roast? Who knows. One coffee-making trick that’s either sworn by or quickly debunked is that it’s best to freeze your beans to keep them tasting fresher for longer. While …

Excel Reporting: 5 Reasons Why It Is Bad For Business

We’ve entered the age of big data, in which more and more companies are seeing the value and importance of data in many different areas of their business, from market and customer research, to internal sales figures and HR analytics.<p>But we’ve also entered big data’s awkward teenage years when more …

Data Visualization

I’m a rocket scientist designing wood stoves that burn without smoking–to save lives and save the planet

“Where did you put the smoke?”<p>When you hear that, you know a village demo is going well. It’s one of the best reactions we get in the field when we take our stove out into a public space, light a fire with a few pieces of wood, and gather a crowd just as a bright orange flame pops out from the top …

Prototypes

Why Harvard Business School teaches students about whaling

Whaling was a big business in the 19th century, but, thankfully for the whales, it’s now more or less a historical footnote.<p>A pair of Harvard Business School professors thinks there’s still value, though, in teaching students about the defunct industry that peaked in 1858. Thales Teixeira and David …

Harvard Business School

DHL challenges smart minds to develop innovative robotics and green solutions

DHL has launched two innovation challenges and invites inventors and visionaries across the globe to participate.<p>Participants are asked to generate …

The modern stock market is a badly designed computer system

When the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) signed off on the new National Market System (Reg NMS) in 2005, the goal was to transform the 188-year-old New York Stock Exchange from an old school institution where specialists shouted from the trading floor into a hyper-efficient system of …

Stock Markets

百度新闻

The appalling Philip Green is just part of the system. That’s the real scandal

Ours is a broken economic system, rigged in favour of a tiny wealthy elite whose fortunes more than doubled even as the wages of millions fell. It is an elite riddled with contempt for democracy, and will be damned if anybody wishes publicly to scrutinise its affairs. It is happy to treat the state …

Goldman Sachs

Conservatives revolt over Osborne's Brexit 'punishment' budget

George Osborne’s authority has been directly challenged by 65 pro-Brexit Tory MPs, who have signed a letter saying they will not back the “emergency” tax-raising budget he said would be necessary if the country voted to leave the EU.<p>The backbench MPs called the chancellor’s measure a “punishment …

Income Tax

Brexit: how a fringe idea took hold of the Tory party

How does an idea banished to the tundra of irrelevance make its way back to the mainstream? First, a moment of recognition – and ignition – is required. Someone must dare to make the initial leap, to retrieve the frozen thesis from its glacial prison.<p>In the case of Brexit, it was Norman Lamont, the …

Brexit

How to make runny egg yolk into delicious sauce using science

You will be the Champion of Breakfast<p>Let's agree on some things: breakfast is the absolute best. Eggs are an integral part of breakfast. Ergo, topping any plate with a poached or fried egg makes it Instant Breakfast. Don't believe me? Take that leftover pasta out of your fridge, heat it up, throw …

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Singularity

11 Super Inspiring Muhammad Ali Quotes | Inc.com

Throughout his career, Muhammad Ali--the late heavyweight-boxing champion, Olympic gold medalist, and civil rights activist--garnered a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook on life. While he never went into business himself, quite a business empire was built around his athletic …

Motivation

Build your app with the Comprehensive Android Dev Bundle

One great app can change the way the whole world operates.<p>The intersection of great ideas and technical proficiency is an enormously potent field of opportunity, resulting in game-changer apps like Instagram, Tinder, and beyond.<p>If you’ve been mulling over a surefire app idea, or you’re eager to …

What it looks like when Google pledges to train one million Africans

Johannesburg, South Africa<p>About twenty people of all ages gathered earlier this month in a chilly auditorium at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg for Digital 101. The course is aimed at youth, but people of all ages have shown up for a free crash course in web design, search …

South Africa