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LinkedIn, synced in: Website now feels 'more like using an app'

After more than a year in the making, LinkedIn's desktop redesign has arrived.<p>If the makeover, which launched Thursday, looks a lot like the professional network's overhauled sleek mobile app -- well, that's part of the master plan.<p>The professional network doesn't merely want the overhauled home …

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Ads for Google products topped Google search results 91 percent of the time

The Wall Street Journal has data to demonstrate a long-suspected conflict of interest.<p>Google is still the front door to the internet, which is why advertisers spend billions of dollars bidding on search terms to win the top spot.<p>But if they're bidding against Google itself, that’s a conflict of …

New Netflix documentary series focuses on visionary designers

Netflix makes some darn good drama shows, but it’s the company’s forthcoming documentary series that really has us interested. Called <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i>, it’s an 8-part series about visionary designers, set to arrive on February 10.<p>Despite not featuring Apple (at least, based on what we’ve …

Help sell your apps with AppLandr’s professional, auto-generated landing pages

Just because you’ve built a great app doesn’t mean people are going to start buying it. To stand out in the sea of apps flooding Apple and Google’s storefronts, you’ve got to create dynamic, engaging landing pages to show why customers need it. With an AppLandr plan, you can have that impressive …

This Marijuana Stock Is on a Roll

Image source: GW Pharmaceuticals, PLC.<p>Following today's announcement, <b>GW Pharmaceuticals PLC</b>'s (NASDAQ: GWPH)Epidiolex has reduced monthly seizure rates in three separate epilepsy trials, including two trials involving patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Epidiolex's …

The complete guide to cycling to work

Crowded, sweaty subways. Delayed buses. Canceled trains. The general aura of pre-work angst. In cities around the world, the morning trek to the office via public transport is far from invigorating.<p>It doesn’t have to be this way.<p>Cycling to work is often faster and cheaper than taking public …

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Edtech is the next fintech

David Bainbridge Contributor<p>David Bainbridge is CEO and founder of Knowledgemotion.<p>Fintech is a factor of the fourth industrial revolution that has completely taken the world by storm and forever revolutionized how we bank. But many believe it is still in its infancy, with figures suggesting the …

Hotel chain lets you set your own check-in and checkout times

Hotels are trying to make the check-in and checkout process as easy as possible.<p>The Starwood hotel chain has expanded the use of technology that lets guests use their smartphones to open their hotel doors, rolling it out to 130 hotels and resorts in 30 countries from the chain's initial 10-hotel …

The 7 Skills You'll Need to Manage Smart Machines at Work

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I’ve been following <i>Fortune</i>’s recent articles about artificial intelligence, and how it will transform the business world, with great …

How Millennials in the Workplace Are Turning Peer Mentoring on Its Head

Young people aren’t the only ones who need training in the office.<p>In fact, these days, the students are more quickly becoming the teachers as …

Only 16% of American Jobs Are 'Good' Jobs

If this presidential election seems several decibels louder (and angrier) than the last one four years ago, there’s a reason. Most Americans are …

Starbucks Is Giving Employees More Health Insurance Options

The high-profile coffee chain is switching some U.S. workers over to a private exchange, where they can shop for inexpensive coverage plans.<p>Starting this week, Starbucks employees can now shop for more health insurance plans online through a private exchange, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports.<p>The …

SEC Says Morgan Stanley Complicit in Giant Hack Attack

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6 things I learned working with social media influencers

If you’re thinking about using social influencers to grow your audience, then read on.<p>As the Director of Marketing for London-based social media startup 6Tribes, I’ve been tasked with quickly growing our user base and have had great success over the last few months using YouTube influencers as a …

The Digital Era Is Crippling The Five Year Strategic Plan

Each year, strategic planning teams at multinational companies review competitor revenues, read through press releases, compare their own company’s performance to their peer set and then work with their management teams to create annual strategic plans for the next year and reiterate a five year …

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Fintech Ecosystem - Financial Technology Research & Business Opportunities

A Bitcoin ATM is seen inside a bookstore in Acharnai in northern AthensThomson Reuters<p>We’ve entered the most profound era of change for financial services companies since the 1970s brought us index mutual funds, discount brokers and ATMs.<p>No firm is immune from the coming disruption and every …

Robot CEO: Your next boss could run on code

A report shown at the 2016 World Economic Forum in January says millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the next few years. When thinking about who is most vulnerable, factory workers, drivers, and pilots come to mind. Surely the jobs requiring a human touch, such as artists, entertainers, and …

Tesla's worst nightmare ... cheap gas

Elon Musk has bigger problems than "super rude" customers and exploding SpaceX rockets. Tesla's stock has crashed and burned too.<p>Tesla (TSLA) stock is down more than 25% so far this year. It hit its lowest level since February 2014 on Wednesday.<p>Wall Street has grown increasingly skeptical about the …

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GM Is Using the Cloud to Connect Its Factory Robots

For years, robots at General Motors’ (gm) Lake Orion manufacturing plant, located 30 miles north of Detroit, have hustled on the factory floor. They …

Ford CEO Mark Fields' Daring Attempt at Transformation

Thousands, or perhaps even millions, of business leaders around the world are, in a large sense, going through what Ford (f) CEO Mark Fields is going …

From Poop To Power: Colorado Explores New Sources Of Renewable Energy

The wastewater treatment plant in Grand Junction, Colo., takes in 8 million gallons of raw sewage — what's flushed down the toilet and sinks.<p>Processing this sewage produces a lot of methane, which the plant used to just burn off into the air.<p>The process was "not good for the environment and a waste …

Hudson’s Bay chairman Richard Baker on retailer’s past, present and future

Richard Baker, executive chairman of Hudson’s Bay Co., had another whirlwind year in 2015, closing HBC real estate deals and its takeover of German-based department-store retailer Galeria Kaufhof. The Globe caught up with him a few days before Christmas.<p><b>What do you see as the big trends for</b> …

Surprise: Olive Garden is getting its groove back

A little more than a year ago, the criticism of Olive Garden was coming as fast and steady as the all-you-can-eat breadsticks at its restaurants.<p>Amid a long stretch of sluggish or declining sales at the casual Italian chain, an activist investor, Starboard Value, put together a nearly 300-page …

Rare supermoon eclipse comes Sunday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stargazers, night owls and space observers, be prepared, the eclipse of the supermoon is coming.<p>The United States and much of the world will see skies graced by a bright, big moon that will be encapsulated in a total lunar eclipse late Sunday evening into early Monday, according to NASA.<p>The …

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Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Cranberries, a Thanksgiving Staple, Were a Native American Superfood

The berry helped Indians and colonists survive.<p><b>Every schoolchild learns that the Pilgrims couldn't have survived life in the New World without the help of the Indians. The tribes taught them which crops to plant. They introduced them to corn and other nutritional mainstays. One of these, the</b> …