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Google I/O 2017: 8 Reasons To Pay Attention As Google Courts Developers

Last year’s conference will be a hard act to follow, but between Assistant, Daydream, Home, and other products, there’s lots of room for news and surprises.<p>This Wednesday and Thursday, Google is holding its annual developer shindig, I/O. The conference will turn the Shoreline Ampitheatre near the …

The Coming Storm for Global Financial Markets

Global growth is weak, and will be eroded further by Brexit. Oil prices are low, and likely to plunge further. The world has excess capacity and a wage-depressing labor surplus. Corporate profits are shaky. And deflation is laying bare the impotence of central banks. So where would you logically …

Why the Berkshire Hathaway Wealth Model is So Successful

One of the least understood secrets behind the success of Berkshire Hathaway and its rise from an $8 stock in the 1960’s to more than $118,000 per …

Neoliberalism has had its day. So what happens next? | Martin Jacques

In the early 1980s the author was one of the first to herald the emerging dominance of neoliberalism in the west. Here he argues that this doctrine is now faltering. But what happens next?<p>The western financial crisis of 2007-8 was the worst since 1931, yet its immediate repercussions were …

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As Coal Country Struggles, Miners Find New Hope in Coding

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>General Electric's CEO announced that all new hires, whether or not they're working in tech, will now be required to know how to code. New York public schools are also introducing mandatory computer science classes into their curricula.<p>These …

How to Turn a Blog Post Into an Infographic

No doubt you’ve seen your fair share of infographics. They’re the darlings of marketers and social media experts because they are able to communicate …

10 Success lessons from Travis Kalanick - “CEO of Uber” for entrepreneurs

Share19<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+12<p>Shares 77<p>Travis Kalanick is a well-known American young entrepreneur CEO, and the great man behind the Uber. He earned a great …

Five Brain-Boosting Books Bill Gates Suggests You Read This Summer

The summer is just getting started, which means it’s about time for a few good books—and Bill Gates himself has five great suggestions for books …

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10 Success lessons from Mukesh Ambani - "Wealthiest Man in India" for entrepreneurs

Share55<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+11<p>Shares 148<p>Thousands of stories are told about how children inherit wealth from their parents, but not many are told where the …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…<p>Well, you’re probably …

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought

And it's giving Einstein a run for his money<p>A beautiful thing about science is that it’s constantly revised. In 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe was expanding. This means that the galaxies around ours are moving away from us as space is also expanding. As my Astronomy 101 professor …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1.</b><b>Newspapers are upping the stakes in the battle against ad blockers.</b> The Newspaper Association of America, which represents newspapers 2,000 newspapers, launched a federal complaint against ad blocking companies on Thursday, The Washington Post reported.<p><b>2. RANKED: The 37 hottest pre-IPO ad tech</b> …

Scientist Creates Possible Cure to All Viruses, Needs It to Go Viral

When MIT-trained engineer Todd Rider revealed his revolutionary idea for killing virtually any virus, everyone from fellow scientists to The White …

Facebook is using smartphones to listen to what people say, professor suggests

Facebook could be listening in on people’s conversations all of the time, an expert has claimed.<p>The app might be using people’s phones to gather data …

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentralization …

I Outsourced My Social Media Presence to a Virtual Assistant for 48 Hours

Turns out, I don't need to be on social media to have a social media presence.<p>Would you feel comfortable letting an online bot masquerade as you on Facebook and Twitter for a weekend, learning your habits and mimicking the way you interact with your human peers?<p>The opportunity to do just that was …

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

Mike Bloomberg has 6 harsh pieces of advice for people who want success

At age 73 he has become the 14th-richest man in the world, with a net worth of $40.7 billion (£26.6 billion). He is a self-made billionaire.<p>When he was in London on Thursday at a Goldman Sachs event to help small businesses, his advice was pretty harsh for anyone wanting to get ahead.<p>Appearing on …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo insiders say Marissa Mayer is an indecisive micromanager and may be looking to quit.</b>Executives and staff at the company are said to be losing faith in their leader.<p><b>2. Google is going to start telling you if apps have adverts in them.</b> From early January 2016, all apps in the Google Play …

Why Simple Brands Win

The greatest brands make life simple. Think Google, Amazon, or even Dunkin’ Donuts. They cut through the clutter by delivering what consumers want, when they want it, without hassle. By simplifying customer experience in a complex world, these brands win customer loyalty, which drives business …

“Busy” people are actually not that productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Being busy has somehow become a badge of honor. The prevailing notion is that if you aren’t super busy, you aren’t important or hard working. The truth is, busyness makes you <i>less</i> productive.<p>When we think of a super busy person, we …

Did Life Begin On Mars?

In 1877, the Italian astronomer Giovani Schiaparelli conducted an exhaustive and detailed observation of the surface of Mars.<p>He described huge streaks across the surface, which he called <i>canali</i> or "channels." In English, the word was incorrectly translated as "canals," and compared to the …

The Personal Assistant That Will Help Facebook Eat The Internet

In late March, Facebook gave the world a peek at its grand ambition: to use the Messenger platform to effectively <i>become</i> the internet. Yesterday evening, thanks to a test rollout of the company's virtual personal assistant program, M, some of us were treated to a glimpse of how that process is …

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America's wars have introduced thousands of words to English usage in the US

Speech, much like the world, is in a constant state of flux. The way that wars alter the world, they also modify the way we speak and redefine the way we think.<p>As troops have invaded nations, slang too has invaded our vernacular.<p>As early as the Civil War, military reporter R.W. McAlpine wrote about …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter confirmed it is laying off 8% of its global workforce.</b> Here's the email CEO Jack Dorsey sent to staff.<p><b>2. We spoke to two of the New York Times execs whose job it is to help double digital revenue to $800 million by 2020.</b> The Times is placing a big focus on native advertising.<p><b>3. Soho</b> …

Time-Management Tips From 8 Self-Made Billionaires

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Here's how the most successful people on the planet make the most of them.<p>When I first heard about Kevin Kruse's new book <i>15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, I was intrigued. In it, he interviews seven billionaires, 13 Olympic athletes, and 239 …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is rethinking making its own original content and reportedly laying off the team responsible for it.</b> Snapchat is planning to permanently shut its Snap Channel, which appeared on the Discover section of the app, according to Deadline.<p><b>2. Twitter Moments has been hailed as the company's</b> …

How Google’s Head Of Marketing Handles 20 Meetings A Day

A look at the ways Google’s SVP of global marketing, Lorraine Twohill, tackles her day. “Time to think is the scarcest resource,” she says.<p>“Google is a very fast-paced place,” says Lorraine Twohill, the company’s senior VP of global marketing. “It’s never gotten boring, but you also have to be …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Apple disabled its News app on iPhones in China.</b> The New York Times reports that Apple News users in china trying to open the app see a message reading "Can't refresh right now. News isn't supported in your current region."<p><b>2. Meet the most valuable startups in New York City.</b> From AppNexus to …