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Tesla is losing money while everyone else is making it — and the future looks ominous

There's a famous passage from Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises," in which two characters discuss financial ruin.<p>"How did you go bankrupt?" one asks.<p>"Two ways," the other replies. "Gradually, then suddenly."<p>To a certain extent, this is what's happening now with Tesla. No, I don't think …

Tesla

Is Ripple for Real? A Closer Look at the Company Behind the Third Most Valuable Digital Currency

Brad Garlinghouse is feeling good. The CEO of Ripple just brought the likes of Ben Bernanke and crypto-wunderkind Vitalik Buterin to a buzzy …

How blockchain technology can transform the security industry

Implemented correctly, the blockchain may provide the enterprise with more trust in their security systems.<p>The blockchain not only has a place in …

What happens if Kim attacks? 5 things to know about North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, raising fears that Pyongyang is getting close to constructing a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the US.<p>The weapon was the most powerful North Korea has tested to date, with separate estimates putting the explosive yield at 50 or 120 …

North Korea

Here's how to deal with those ridiculously high Bitcoin transaction fees

Four dollars. That's how much it'd cost me to send 0.01 bitcoins, or about $42, from one Bitcoin address to another right now.<p>And this is actually …

China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence

Two years ago, a Chinese chip-design expert named Micree Zhan was reading China’s seminal science-fiction novel, <i>The Three-Body Problem</i>, by Liu Cixin, while wrestling with how to create a new processor. He had already designed custom chips for the company he co-founded, Bitmain, that had made it …

Bitcoin

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

Pomodoro Technique

Why Is the Kremlin Suddenly Obsessed With Cryptocurrencies?

Putin and his people once threatened to jail bitcoin users. Now, they can’t get enough of the digital money.<p>In early June, Russian President Vladimir …

Chinese People Will Sell Their Data for Cash in the Future

These days, every footprint we leave online can be monetized. This notion first struck me when I established my data firm, Chengtai, in 2010. At that time, our fine-tuned data mapping technology enabled my company to recruit clients for a local commercial bank, bringing in 100 yuan (then about …

Morgan Stanley on bitcoin acceptance

FILE PHOTO - A Bitcoin sign is seen in a window in Toronto Thomson Reuters<p>The price of bitcoin is up over 250% since last year, but acceptance of the cryptocurrency as a form of payment among top merchants has declined.<p>A research note out Wednesday by a group of analysts at Morgan Stanley led by …

3 reasons cryptocurrency prices are in free fall

Whether it be Bitcoin or Ethereum, every cryptocurrency has suffered massive losses over the past several days. Prices have dropped to as low as 64 percent, bringing the entire cryptocurrency market cap down to $70 billion from $110 billion.<p>Ethereum’s price has gone from $400 right down to $151 in …

Cryptocurrency

Is Ethereum the Kickstarter of the Cryptocurrency World?

Money is pouring in, but can decentralized apps deliver?<p><i>Full disclosure: The author started following the dapp economy while writing for Qchain, an advertising dapp.</i><p>Ethereum is having a moment. The cryptocurrency and app platform—a cousin of the more popular bitcoin—has catapulted in price, …

Blockchain: Two Learning Paths Before Putting Your Money In

This will not be yet another technical analysis, a touching story of the dotcom bubble or a list of the strongest from the strongest fundamentals …

There’s No Such Thing as Big Data in HR

“Big data” has become such a ubiquitous phrase that every function of business now feels compelled to outline how they are going to use it to improve their operations. That’s also true for Human Resources (HR) departments, which is where most of a company’s money is spent, and where — we’d like to …

Everything You Wanted To Know About Big Data But Were Afraid To Ask

The world runs on data. Businesses are inundated by it. From information received from mobile phones, sensor networks and Internet of Things-enabled …

Big Data

Teradata: The 7 Pillars Of Big Data Culture

The world of big data analytics and data science can be fascinating but over-hyped in equal measure. But what if we could summarize the seven key ‘cultural elements’ of big data that express how firms should culturally curate and embrace the potential business advantages that are on offer.<p><b>Woolly &</b> …

Big Data

Data Fusion, Data Privacy: What We Can Learn From Walmart's Flexible Data Architecture

We are living in a world that is increasingly dependent on and driven by data. Incorporating data in your decision-making is the way companies now know that they’re fully informed. Data driven technologies can revolutionize a company’s operations at every level, including customer outreach. Having …

Big Data

7 Ways To Leverage Your Small Business Data For Enhanced Revenues | Inc.com

In today's tech-driven and a customer-centric world, using big data is pretty much a requirement. However, only just 48 percent of companies have invested in big data in 2016. While that's up 3 percent from 2015, and it's expected to increase over the next couple of years, it's still astounding …

Small Business

7 Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch in 2017 | Inc.com

It's poised to be an exciting year in artificial intelligence. Last year, artificial intelligence deals topped a billion for the first time. The White House started publishing reports on AI and the economy. Samsung just announced a new $150 million fund for early-stage AI startups. Their recent …

Artificial Intelligence

40 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Make Something Of Your Life

<b>1. “Don’t count every hour in the day. Make every hour in the day count!”— Mark Amend</b><p><b>2. “It always seems impossible until its done.”— Nelson</b> …

How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?<p>ERBIL, Iraq — In a …

Islam

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety fueled by your thoughts (which is something that everyone …

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having the Life You Want

Every generation has a "monoculture" of sorts, a governing pattern or system of beliefs that people unconsciously accept as "truth." It's easy to identify the monoculture of Germany in the 1930s, or America in 1776. It's clear what people at those times, in those places, accepted to be "good" and …