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Surprise! This Company Holds the Most Blockchain Patents

Hint: Despite what you might think, it's not a technology company. However, it is a household name.<p>If you've been waiting for the greatest thing …

Investing

Buying and selling bitcoin, explained

A quick and dirty introduction to trading the world’s most exciting cryptocurrency.<p><i>Before you jump into this overview of how to buy and sell bitcoin, check out our first article in this series,</i> <i>Bitcoin, explained</i><i>.</i><p>Mining bitcoin isn't the only way to get your hands on the stuff, you know.<p>In fact, …

Bitcoin

What Is Ripple? Cryptocurrency Passes Major Dollar Milestone

As investors worry about a cryptocurrency correction with bitcoin falling a third in value after reaching record highs, digital currency advocates …

What zero-knowledge proofs will do for blockchain

Zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs are generating excitement in financial circles lately due to their potential for increasing privacy and security for blockchain participants. The concept itself is not new, as cryptographers have been working with zero-knowledge/interactive proofs for years. But the …

The First $100 Billion Dollar Blockchain Company Could Be The Next SAP

There can be a lot of hype around how disruptive blockchain technology will be where some trumpet how it will change everything in our world today and every industry is primed for disruption. While I am excited about blockchain technology, I do not believe it’s a cure-all technology.<p>The most common …

South Korea

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

The 15 highest-paying jobs in the US, according to LinkedIn

What occupation earns the biggest bucks in America?<p>According to LinkedIn's first State of Salary report, the answer is orthopedic surgeons.<p>To find the highest-paying occupations, LinkedIn analyzed data from two million members who submitted their total compensation, including bonuses and …

Employment

Two ex-Googlers are using AI to guarantee interviews for tech job seekers

Two former Googlers are guaranteeing workers in the tech industry that they get interviews with their dreamer employers thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>The past year or so has seen AI deployed to tackle a broad range of issues, and with their startup Leap.ai, ex-Google engineers Richard Liu and …

Employment

Blockchain Technology Is Set to Disrupt Every Industry--and Music Is Next | Inc.com

What is happening today with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is how I imagine the dot-com gold rush in the 90s felt.<p>Since I was too young to experience those years (I was 5 years old), I am paying extra close attention to what is happening today. And for those that don't realize it yet, …

Blockchain

People have invested £260 million with robo-advisor Moneyfarm

Annual accounts filed with Companies House and shared with journalists on Friday show that Moneyfarm, which operates across Italy and the UK, now has £260 million in assets under management (AuM).<p>It puts Moneyfarm behind Nutmeg, which announced AuM of £600 million in December, and Scalable Capital, …

Robo-advisors

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

Justin Kan confirms $10.5 million in funding for his legal tech startup Atrium LTS

In April we reported that Justin.tv founder and Y Combinator alum Justin Kan had assembled a team to “disrupt the legal industry” and was raising $10 million to do so. This week Kan confirmed that the company has completed its fundraising process, raising $10.5 million in what ended up being one of …

Startups

Mobile Smartdome homes pop up almost anywhere starting at €20k

Dome homes are durable, efficient, and—above all—fun to live in. Now you can get your hands on your very own mobile dome home with Slovenian firm …

Design

Twitch is currently playing the stock market with one man’s $50,000

Will they make millions or lose it all?<p>Over the past few years, Twitch has played everything from <i>Pokémon</i> to <i>Dark Souls</i>, but the latest iteration of the interactive gameplay experience may have the most to gain financially.<p>Stock Stream, an interactive Twitch stream taking place right now, is an …

The 30 best closing lines in films

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Talent.io grabs $8.8 million for its recruitment platform

French startup Talent.io is turning headhunting into a marketplace by connecting promising engineers with tech companies. The company just raised $8.8 million (€8 million) from existing investors Alven Capital and Ventech.<p>While Talent.io started with Paris, the company is now operating in other …

Startups

Who needs brainstorming? Brainwriting gets way more ideas, this prof says

There’s a better way than a brainstorm to get creative thinking out of your team, says Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She teaches teamwork and negotiation to aspiring company leaders and explains techniques that she says are scientifically …

Creativity

Newly discovered Homo naledi lived alongside our early ancestors

Dating the fossils accurately proved to be quite a challenge for scientists as traditional carbon dating techniques result in destruction of the …

Humanity's Strange New Cousin Could Transform Our Understanding of Human Evolution

Homo naledi is shockingly young.<p><i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything …

Scientists Think They Have Another Reason Humans Became Smarter Than Our Ancestors - Blood

It's not just about brain size.<p>Anthropologists have been curious about the evolution of human intelligence for many decades. The main lines of …

The Brain

How Blockchain is overshadowing Bitcoin

Steve Jobs once said that <i>“the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do”</i>.<p>That’s the motto an anonymous person took to heart as he shook up the financial world by creating an unregulated tech-based currency in early 2009. That very currency was developed using …

Why 2016 Was the Year of Female Empowerment on Screen

Historically in America, during tough times people go to the movies.<p>They look for a romantic distraction or a place to cry or for characters who speak to their struggles. Whatever your political leanings, the presidential election of 2016 was ugly and fractious. And yet, the movies last year were …

Top UI Design Trends to Expect in 2017

Serif Combos by Marina Matijaca for Spelar<p>This guest column is authored by John Stone, SEO Consultant at Nirmal Web Design<p>The last couple of year saw …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.<p>The movie year is just about over, and a review of the past twelve months makes clear that cinephiles have been spoiled with sterling movies, from blockbuster superhero sagas and low-budget …

New Orleans Saints

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 …

Happiness

Salesforce also made a bid for LinkedIn, CEO Benioff confirms

It bought Demandware instead<p>Salesforce was also a serious bidder for LinkedIn, the business networking site that sold to Microsoft for $26 billion this week, said CEO Marc Benioff.<p>Benioff confirmed the effort, after I contacted him earlier today following a report that there was a second buyer also …

Salesforce

Microsoft makes some moves to lift Dynamics CRM marketshare

Microsoft has been searching for ways to strengthen its flagging Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) tool, and it made a couple of moves this week (one quite significant) with an eye toward making life easier for sales people and enhancing its marketshare in the process.<p>For starters, …

Markets

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement