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Fresh facelift for Ford facilities

"As we transition to an auto and a mobility company, we're investing in our people and the tools they use to deliver our vision," says company …

Facebook is succeeding where Google should have dominated

Facebook seems to be leaving Google in the dust in certain areas where the search giant should have dominated. Beyond giving Facebook bragging rights, the company's aggressive development of some of these new technologies has the potential to shake up the business landscape.<p>Take Facebook's recent, …

Social Media

Self-driving truck convoy completes its first major journey across Europe

EU-backed challenge sets the stage for more automation on Europe's roads<p>This morning, a fleet of self-driving trucks arrived in the Dutch port of Maasvlakte, completing a cross-continent journey that organizers say demonstrates the future of transport in Europe. The experiment is known as the …

Autonomous Cars

Inside Cyberjaya, Malaysia's failed Silicon Valley

It's past three in the morning, and our cab driver is lost – not only had he never heard of the city of Cyberjaya, but he also couldn't find our …

Africa, The Continent Of Economic Misperceptions

Africa seems to be the only continent today that is regularly referred to as a “country.” It bristles me every time I hear it said. It’s reminiscent of Ronald Reagan’s chatter with the press aboard Air Force One in late 1982 on his way back to the U.S. from a presidential visit to Latin America: “I …

South Africa

Why Amazon's Data Centers Are Hidden in Spy Country

The company powers much of the Internet, but its cloud facilities are difficult to find.<p>Once in a while—not quite often enough to be a crisis, but just often enough to be a trope—people in the United States will freak out because a huge number of highly popular websites and services have suddenly …

Amazon Web Services

Why Startups Will Dominate The AI-Powered Apps Landscape

Michael Yamnitsky Contributor<p>Michael Yamnitsky is venture partner at NYC-based venture fund Work-Bench.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The next generational shift in enterprise infrastructure has arrived<br>• AI Is About To Go Mainstream And Reshape The Workplace<p>Earlier this fall I published an article …

Artificial Intelligence

The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet

But they can't be everywhere. And there are plenty of startups that help the web run smoothly, behind the scenes, in ways you don't even realize.<p>Here are the nine startups that keep the web running smoothly — and they're doing such a good job you don't even realize you're using them.

Startups

Five Business Trends To Watch In 2016–No Matter How Or Where You Work

From big data to the gig economy, 2016 may be the year that familiar buzzwords start having real, mainstream impact.<p>Depending on the sort of entrepreneur, employee, freelancer, or company leader you might be, the year ahead holds varying degrees of promise and pitfalls. Some of the changes afoot …

Generation Z

The Great Republican Revolt

The GOP planned a dynastic restoration in 2016. Instead, it triggered an internal class war. Can the party reconcile the demands of its donors with the interests of its rank and file?<p>The angriest and most pessimistic people in America aren’t the hipster protesters who flitted in and out of Occupy …

Tea Party

9 new buildings set to define cities in 2016 - CNN Style

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Cookies

College Campuses Are The New Test Facilities For Emerging Technology

Melissa Tait Contributor<p>Melissa Tait is the senior vice president of technology and project management at digital agency Primacy.<p>College campuses have long been sites of innovation and technology. Housing superior research and development facilities, a plethora of advisory resources and brilliant …

College & University

This Singapore apartment complex was just voted the best new building in the world

One of the most prestigious prizes in architecture has just been awarded to a housing complex in Singapore.<p>The judges at the World Architecture Festival 2015, which ran from November 4 to 6, has bestowed its top honor, the World Building of the Year Award, upon an apartment complex known as The …

Architecture

The 20 most powerful people in tech

Business Insider recently released its list of the most powerful people in the world, and 12 of our top 50 were innovators, CEOs, and influencers from the tech world.<p>To determine the ranking, we considered more than 100 of the most influential players in business, politics, and entertainment and …

Silicon Valley

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

Logging

The American Way of War in the Twenty-First Century (It's a $cam!)

<i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Let’s begin with the $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, Iraqi oil money held in the U.S. The Bush administration began flying it into Baghdad on C-130s soon after U.S. troops entered that city in April 2003. Essentially dumped into the void that had once been …

War

Xiaomi just released a 20,000 mAh Mi power bank with Quick Charge 2.0 for $24… AND a fitness band for $15

Xiaomi may have outdone themselves with this one. Their phones and accessories are pretty well-known for offering insane quality for the price tag, but this might set a new bar.<p>The new 20,000 mAh Mi power bank can be fully charged in five hours, and with its six-pack of 3,350 mAh LG/Panasonic …

Mobile Technology

Jamie Dimon: Virtual Currency Will Be Stopped

Jamie Dimon isn’t on board with bitcoin.<p>Speaking on Wednesday at the Fortune Global Forum, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) said that the market for …

Cryptocurrency

The 20 most generous people in the world

Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: "No man can become rich without himself enriching others," he said. "The man who dies rich dies disgraced."<p>Scores of the world's wealthiest people have taken to his philosophy, donating their riches to …

Bill Gates

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, located outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility that plans to build the batteries for …

Tesla

The Best Historic Hotels In The United States

History buffs, you're going to love this.<p>Brush up on your history at one of these 12 incredible retreats from around the country, all winners of this year's Historic Hotels Of America awards.

Hospitality
Android News

The Hullmark Centre in Toronto’s North York a solid architectural citizen

When it comes to residential skyscrapers, Toronto could use more haute couture. A high-fashion high-rise, especially when raised at a key intersection or other conspicuous place, can be an exclamation point in an otherwise prosy cityscape. It can express the importance of a given spot on the urban …

Skyscrapers

The world's weirdest skyscrapers – in pictures

From the Elephant Building to the ‘Death Star’, architects and developers are going to ever stranger lengths in their efforts to stand out from the crowd. Where will this ridiculousness end?

Skyscrapers

New iPhones cut out the carriers in a post-contract world

The smartphone landscape has shifted since the last iPhones emerged, and Apple is about to transform it even more.<p>Apple's new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will emerge from their darkened boxes, blinking, into a US marketplace that's dramatically changed from the one that iPhone has known before.<p>It's a …

Mobile

Microsoft Office 2016 review

Today’s release of Office 2016 marks almost three years since the last major version of Microsoft’s productivity apps. More than 1.2 billion people use Office, for everything from simple word processing and personal finances, to powerful number crunching at large enterprises. It’s as ubiquitous as …

Software

Why Nigeria’s Newest Start-Ups Are Sprouting Outside the Megacity of Lagos

A new crop of entrepreneurs have turned to smaller, less expensive markets to grow their companies.<p>Even though Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy, Lagos, its commercial capital, still has a disproportionately strong hold over all business sectors. That’s due to its status as a global megacity with …

The Secret Way Publishers Are Going Viral On Facebook

Publishers distributing their content on Facebook have discovered a way to buy traffic on Facebook – but it isn’t through amplifying their …

Personal Branding Strategy: How to Get Really Famous

Everyone has a personal brand. Like a business, your brand is your reputation. It’s how people perceive you and what they say about you. You have a …

Marketing