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Pluralsight IPO follows in Dropbox’s footsteps with first-day pop

Enterprise tech startups are a hit with investors, while Snap and other consumer tech companies flounder.<p>The tech IPO drought may finally be over–for a certain kind of tech company.<p>Utah-based startup Pluralsight made its public debut this morning, raising $310.5 million at a valuation of nearly $2 …

Four of the top 25 Github projects are written in Chinese, six contain no code

The language of code is English. Though, a quick glance at the top projects on code-sharing site Github this week might have made you think otherwise.<p>A peak into the four projects show that it’s not only the description field. All of the projects are written in Chinese. If you can’t read it, you’re …

China

She Built Her Startup With No Money or Team. How the CEO of Piazza Did It.

Pooja Sankar gave new meaning to the word 'scrappy' as she built her online question-and-answer forum.<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series My First Moves, we talk to founders about that pivotal moment when they decided to turn their business idea into a reality—and the first steps they took</i> …

Women in Tech

Google needs to catch up on blockchain before it's too late, this former Google manager says

We're a week past Google's I/O developer conference, where some impressive technology involving artificial intelligence generated big headlines and stirred some controversy, but calls to former Googlers revealed not everyone has bought into the AI craze.<p>I/O is a big deal and Google really pulled …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Bill Gates

Why Google wants to take over all your boring chores

Google can do a lot of things for us, like finishing our e-mails with auto replies and keeping us company via the Google Home speaker. But time for a …

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?

Thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse.<p>Precisely how and when will our curiosity kill us? I bet you’re curious. A number of scientists and engineers fear that, once we build an artificial intelligence smarter than we are, a form of A.I. …

Artificial Intelligence

This Recent Graduate's Job Application Stunt Was Absolutely Brilliant. Here's Why It Worked (And Why Most Stunts Don't)

Jade Delaney really, really wanted to work for advertising agency McCann. So she did something most people would never think of.<p>Jade Delaney really, really wanted to work for McCann, the global advertising agency.<p>So much so that the recent graduate sent a LinkedIn message to the managing director …

7 Agonizing 2-minute Workouts That’ll Torch Every Muscle in Your Body

You can’t step foot in a gym these days without hearing rabid talk about the VersaClimber. Thanks to the excruciating full-body workout it provides, …

I started a business with less than $600 in just two weeks and it's already profitable after week one

As a reporter at CNBC Make It who's covered some of the most incredible ways people have made money online — including a 28-year-old whose company …

Small Business

Adopt These 3 Mindsets and You'll Become an Unstoppable Entrepreneur

The first and biggest step toward getting rich eventually is to give up on getting rich quick.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite the difficult circumstances that may happen in your life, there is always an opportunity to overcome them as you build your …

Entrepreneurship

10 Fiber Foods To Start Eating Immediately To Lose Belly Fat According To A Nutritionist

Fiber is a very important thing that you can find in many foods. It is very good medium to lose weight in an easy manner. It is a very essential …

This unusual cryptocurrency company made $32,000 in 30 days — now it's moving to Canada to avoid American regulation

In January, Auston Bunsen and two of his friends stumbled upon a very lucrative idea: help the tech illiterate learn about cryptocurrencies by taking the guesswork out of investing.<p>That idea became CBlocks, a mystery box of cryptocurrencies, sent on demand. The concept was simple: Interested …

The 1 Reason Why You Should Worry About Google Most of All (It Involves a Word That Might Be New to You)

If companies' visions come from the top, Google's seems to be a particular nightmare.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Artificial intelligence has but one problem: the part where it becomes reality.<p>As it progressively enters human …

These online data science courses are taught by a Harvard biostats professor — and can help you land the best job in America

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Glassdoor<p>The best job in America right now isn't technically dog surfing instructor. It's not even professional TV watcher. According to …

Stripe expands its Atlas startup kit to let founders form LLCs

Payments company Stripe is today taking another step to expand its operations into a wider set of business services, targeting the startups that form its core base of customers.<p>Today, the company is announcing that Atlas, the all-in-one service Stripe started two years ago to help founders …

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

Welcome to 2018 and a children's book that teaches us how to find our place in the world... using the blockchain.<p>At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about …

How to Stay Positive When Everyone Around You Is Negative

It's so easy to end up in a bad mood when someone close to you is feeling down. Being there for our friends, family, and partners when they're going …

Happiness

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star's case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be …

Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.<p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University …

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos' annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years Amazon has soared from revenues fo $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Leadership

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley

<b>T</b>he most desirable career of the 21st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being a billionaire. Prior to the incorporation of US Steel in 1901, the world didn’t have a single billion-dollar company, much less a …

Silicon Valley

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

As it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence will replace ever-more jobs in the coming years, a growing number of politicians, nonprofits, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have started thinking about how we'll cope with a world in which not everyone can — or needs to — work.<p>Basic income …

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

Chinese authorities nab fugitive in a crowd of 50k thanks to facial recognition AI

A Chinese fugitive was arrested after an AI-powered facial recognition system alerted authorities to his presence in a crowd of 60,000 people attending a pop concert. Welcome to the age of robot snitches.<p>Wanted for “economic crimes,” the 31 year-old man was reportedly surprised when police …