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Trump looks to critics for top jobs

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump is looking to some of his most bitter past opponents and critics as he assembles a Cabinet.<p>Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney went from being "one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of Republican politics," who "choked like a dog" …

California just legalized marijuana, and it's going to have a huge impact on the economy

California is the world's sixth largest economy, only outpaced by the US (as a whole), China, Japan, Germany, and the UK. The Golden State's economic output for 2015 came in at $2.46 trillion.<p>Let's be clear: We're talking about a single US state economy compared with those of entire countries. …

Cannabis

Lyft CEO Logan Green has a plan that's far bigger than ride-hailing

Logan Green applied for his first job out of college by submitting a resume and a document titled “Logan’s Life Plan.”<p>It was a grandiose heading, especially for a 22-year-old angling for what was a junior role as sustainability coordinator at UC Santa Barbara. But the plan itself was more wonkish …

Privacy fears: Panel has advice for drone operators

DALLAS (AP) — A panel of privacy experts and technology companies organized by the Obama administration has issued guidelines for using drones …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Elisabeth Murdoch's new company is creating a made-for-Snapchat millennial media brand.</b> "Brother" is due to launch in the coming weeks and will appear on Snapchat's Discover section.<p><b>2. "TV is the new online": Why a bunch of online media empires suddenly want to get on the box.</b> Buzzfeed, Vice, …

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?<p>Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.<p>Those are two of the jobs of the future …

Artificial Intelligence

Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago. Here’s what it took to prove him right.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The “chirp” is bright and bird-like, its pitch rising at the end as though it’s asking a question. To an untrained ear, it resembles a sound effect from a video game more than the faint, billion-year-old echo of the …

Gravitational Waves

Finding The Most Lucrative Technology Jobs In 2016

• Big Data Engineers ($183K), Mobile Applications Developers ($175,750) and Data Security Analysts ($160k) are predicted to be the highest paid IT-related jobs in 2016.<br>• Big Data Engineers and data scientists will see salaries increase 8.9% in 2016.<br>• Tech skills in the most demand include Python, Ruby on …

Financial Services

Comcast launches a $15 video streaming service that actually makes sense for cord cutters

The company we all love to hate announced the launch of its new “Stream” service in an effort to win back cord cutters. Unlike the completely misguided attempt by Time Warner to win customers back by showing fewer commercials and pulling its programming from Netflix, Comcast’s idea actually makes …

SoFi's Billion Dollar Funding Round Is One Of The Biggest Ever

One of the superstars of the online lending industry has raised $1 billion from investors, in one of the largest funding rounds ever for an American startup.<p>SoFi announced today that it was raising the new equity from Japanese technology conglomerate Softbank — a new investor — along with existing …

Venture Capital

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

By Greg Lindsaylong Read<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) …

How an Israeli hurdler and mother of two turned ClicksMob into a $10M business

Chen Levanon used to be a hurdler in college. So the Israeli woman is a natural for running a fast-moving business like ClicksMob.<p>ClicksMob is a mobile-only performance advertising platform that delivers users to app developers and publishers. As a third-party broker, ClicksMob can access more than …

Facebook just completely changed the way it charges advertisers — here's how people in the industry feel about it

From now on, advertisers who buy ads on a cost per click (or CPC) basis will only have to pay when users actually click a link to their brand's website or app. They will no longer have to pay when when the user likes, shares, or comments on the post.<p>The idea is that advertisers who care about link …

BP oil spill: Five years after 'worst environmental disaster' in US history, how bad was it really?

Healed though still scarred, the Gulf of Mexico has demonstrated a remarkable recovery since the Deepwater Horizon explosion thanks to a mix of nature's resilience and good luck<p>It was five years ago today that <b>an undersea BP oil well exploded</b>in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the Louisiana …

5 Quotes That Will Get You Off the Fence and Taking Action

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re stalled out with a project you’re working on, feeling stagnate in your personal life or simply finding you’re procrastinating instead of tackling that to-do list, inspiration can be a powerful motivator to get you …

The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …