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Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M

Snapchat’s newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bought Zenly for between $250 million and $350 million in mostly cash and some stock in a deal that closed in late May. Snapchat will keep Zenly running …

Social Media

Researchers Come Up With New, Lean, Green, Power Generating Machine

Waste heat isn’t always easy to capture and those few devices that do manage it are either ridiculously expensive or don’t work when they’re needed …

AI experts predict the future: Truck drivers out of jobs by 2027, surgeons by 2053

Hundreds of AI experts predict when their models will beat humans at everything.<p>Google has hung up its AlphaGo gloves after trouncing the world's …

90% Of Indian Startups Will Fail Because Of Lack Of Innovation, Study Says

Of late, India might have become the third-largest startup ecosystem, but it lacks successful innovation.<p>Notwithstanding the fact that market valuation of Indian startups has grown significantly over the past four years, a recent study, “Entrepreneurial India,” by the IBM Institute for Business …

America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground<p>If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s …

Tech Industry

I asked 10 historians to nominate the 'worst' year in history — here are their picks

Have terrifying events truly piled up on each other in 2016, in a way they didn't in any other year in human history? Or is it impossible to judge the awfulness of a year while it's still unfolding? Do we just notice negative happenings more these days because of our high levels of connectivity? …

History

A Quick Guide to Getting Started with User Experience Design

The better it is, the less people notice it.<p>That’s the paradox of user experience design. If you make a website or app with a good user experience …

The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts …

Outdoors

13 Destructive Things Unsuccessful People Tell Themselves Every Day

Stop sabotaging your own best efforts with negative self-talk.<p>It takes almost no time to find articles and stories that will tell you about the good habits or motivational mantras of people who have achieved success in their chosen field.<p>But, as interesting and inspirational as those articles can …

Self-help

Why ‘teleportation’ is no longer science fiction

For many people the word “teleportation” conjures up “Beam me up, Scotty” images from <i>Star Trek</i>. But in the last two decades, quantum …

3 desperate ways the U.S. clings to the myth of American exceptionalism

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>The American empire has been reduced to dust. All that remains is the stale jingoism of our Republican candidates<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>October 1, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly …

Meet the computer scientist who just got $625K for his work that helps track down human traffickers

He's building powerful data-processing programs that are open for anyone to use for anything — from tracking down human traffickers to analyzing genes.<p>He's also just been dubbed one of 24 MacArthur Foundation 2015 'genius grant' award winners, announced on September 29. The award comes with …

10 things highly successful people do to stay motivated

<i>Answer by Nelson Wang on Quora.</i><p>When I was in 20 years old and studying at UCLA, I flunked an economics class. I was devastated. Guess what happened? …

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Costa Rica

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.<p>When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already …

Astronomy: The Science of the Stars | Middle East

Imagine trying to make sense of the universe before telescopes were even invented.<p>Nasir al-Din al-Tusi<p>•13th century Persian scientist Nasir al-Din al-Tusi is mostly renowned for his innovation in mathematics and astronomy.<p>•His tables of planetary movements in his book Zij-i ilkhani (Ilkhanic …

10 Hong Kong microadventures to help you make the most of the city

Many of us yearn for adventure, but feel we don’t have the time, the money or the gear. Fortunately there’s a solution to our quandary: …

Hong Kong

How To Prepare for Long-Term Travel

As a Filipino, how do you prepare for long-term travel? Here's what I did before leaving for my 2-year (or more) backpacking trip in South …

South America

Mobile is the Journey, Not the Destination

<i>Why mobile needs to be perceived as just one element of the customer experience, rather than a conversion target</i><p>Retailers have long been frustrated …

These Photos Will Change How You Look at Airport Towers

Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Sweden. (All Photos: © Caroyln J. Russo)<p>The earliest known air traffic controller was Archie League, in 1929, in St. …

Urban Finds

Travel<p>We've scoured the globe in search of hidden gems to experience around the world. Check out this list of insider finds in the world's great cities.<p><i>From the October 2015 issue of</i> Traveler <i>magazine</i><p>Reasons to Travel Now: 67-84<p><b>67. CAR-FREE SIENA:</b><p>Less flashy than Rome or Florence, always innovative …

Travel

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11 best new restaurants in Singapore | CNN Travel

Must-sees in seven cities: How to make the best use of that stopover

Having a layover in a foreign city is one of the hassles of business travel. If it’s a couple hours, it’s at least a chance to catch up on e-mails. But nobody wants to waste half a day at another anonymous, soul-numbing airport. With that in mind, here’s a look at some great things you can do if …