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Overstock CEO on Blockchain: 160 Industries Could be Disrupted

Overstock.com became the first major retailer to accept cryptocurrency in 2014 when bitcoin was trading under $500. Now, the company is tripling down …

Financial expert reveals her four simple strategies for turning $500 into $100,000

How to turn $500 into more than $100,000: Financial expert who saved $36,000 in 13 months shares her four simple strategies for building</b> …

A CTO perspective: When your CEO wants to become a platform company

You can’t go one day without reading that “xyz” is a new platform startup or that established market leader “abc” is now a platform company. It’s the strategy du jour, lauded by executives, sales, and marketing, but it presents an interesting challenge for CTOs, who often view themselves as …

QuarkChain Review — A New Scalable Blockchain Looking to Dethrone Ethereum?

QuarkChain is one of the <i>new blockchains</i> “<i>on the block”</i> that aims to create a highly scalable and secure blockchain that can handle <i>up to</i> one million …

24 Lessons I Learned from Interviewing Over 45 Cryptocurrency Projects in Two Months

Like most of the people who got into the blockchain space in 2017 we all had to wade through a sea of BS, incomplete information, and a whole lot of …

Understanding Blockchain: A Beginners Guide to Ethereum Smart Contract Programming

One of the hottest technologies of late is <i>blockchain</i>. A blockchain is a digital transaction of records that’s arranged in chunks of data called …

Blockchain

Moonshot Picks: Cryptos With Massive Upside (500+% Potential Gains) | May 2018

In this article, we follow up with the percentage gains from our April top picks (since our April 4th article Moonshot Picks up to this point). We …

What Customers Really Want: It Might Surprise You

You don't need the resources of Amazon or Netflix to make the moves that will keep your customers coming back for more.<p>With the unparalleled success of companies such as Amazon getting constant media attention, it's easy to assume that customers only want products or services that come cheap and …

Customer Experience

The Next Porn: How to design a service without having money

A few months ago I came up with the idea of creating a service that would give users the exact porn they needed. Whether it was just being uploaded …

How To Win Customers Without Spending A Dollar On Ads

When I was 19 years old, I was a first-time entrepreneur running a fast-growing company that sold golf clubs on the internet. I had never taken a business class in college and only knew a little about marketing from trial and error. I was getting a lot of customers through Facebook ads but didn’t …

Marketing

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to discuss dividing up the equity of his new startup with his co-founder, who also happened to be his father. George initially asked for an 80% stake in their cryptocurrency-based gaming platform Pocketful of Quarters, a proposal his father, …

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Chart Shows Bitcoin Hitting $91,000 By March 2020

Warren Buffett has concerns about Bitcoin and Allianz’s Head of Global Economics & Strategy thinks it could fall to $0. But Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors’ head of research, thinks it could rise to $91,000 by March 2020. Fundstrat and Lee have compiled an impressive database, statistics and …

Cryptocurrency

Data Reveals the Reasons Behind Bitcoin’s Big Dip

<b>As everyone knows, bitcoin has dropped roughly three-fold from its December peak. At the height of the mania it touched $20,000 but has since fallen</b> …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Entertainment

A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read

When Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown, released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 that described a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” known as Bitcoin, blockchain technology made its public debut. Blockchain, the technology …

Blockchain

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

Elon Musk's Response to Puerto Rico Is Pure Marketing Genius (and Should Be Required Reading)

The lesson from Elon Musk: Stop asking people to pay attention to your brand. Start doing things worth paying attention to.<p>"When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world."<p>Elon Musk may have said those words decades ago, but perhaps never in his storied career …

Puerto Rico

Bill Gates's and Warren Buffett's Top Advice for College Students

In a candid conversation, the Oracle of Omaha along with Bill Gates shared top advice for young people.<p>It's not every day you get treated to a master class in life and business from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.<p>Excited chatter filled the halls of Columbia University's Lerner Auditorium this past …

Bill Gates

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Get Actionable Data from Google Analytics in 10 Minutes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics.There aren’t many free, intuitive programs that give you the kind of super-valuable …

Analytics

Intel wants to use sensors and robots to overhaul in-store shopping

A wave of new technology is set to reinvent the way people shop in stores, and Intel wants to be at the center of it.<p>The chip giant announced the …

Listen up: augmented reality is coming to your ears

Music is a joy - until you start learning how to play. Then – for most of us – it immediately becomes difficult and demoralising. Unless, that is, …

Augmented Reality

The 21 coolest tech startups in Israel

The Middle Eastern country is sometimes referred to as "Startup Nation" thanks to the sheer number of entrepreneurs building businesses there, particularly in the coastal city of Tel Aviv.<p>Multinational tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft all have research centres in Israel …

Brain gain: 10 ways to think yourself younger

Fancy anti-ageing face creams are all very well, but how many of us stop to think about the importance of keeping our brains young?<p>With the average lifespan tipped to rise to 100, we’re living longer lives and asking more of our bodies than ever. But losing our memories doesn’t have to be part of …

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer opens up about Mark Zuckerberg's crazy 10-year plan

Back in April, Facebook CEO and all-around wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg went on stage at the F8 conference and shared the company's ten-year roadmap for how it thinks about new technologies— from apps like Instagram and Messenger, all the way up to futuristic tech like virtual reality and artificial …

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Self-improvement

Machine Learning Examples That Will Amaze You

When Bill McDermott, CEO of <b>SAP</b>, the world’s largest business software provider, believes the next five to 10 years will be far more disruptive than the five to 10 we just lived through, it’s time to sit up and pay attention.<p>The culprits behind this oncoming wave of disruption? <b>Machine Learning</b>, …

5 Big Data And Analytics Learning Resources That Most People Miss (But Shouldn't)

It’s 2016, and pretty much everybody who’s interested in analytics (or politics or sports) has read a bit of FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver and other bloggers write compelling posts that explain the thinking behind the predictions, so that’s a good educational resource for budding data analysts. …

Big Data

Get Ready for Magic Leap: New Patent Brings VR Device One Step Closer to Reality

Leaping out of Development<p>Florida-based startup Magic Leap has been getting considerable attention thanks in no small part to the awesome-looking …

Augmented Reality