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Renren's Investments In Innovative Tech Startups Look To Boost Core

Chinese social networking site Renren has been making steady investments in tech startups as it seeks to broaden its revenue stream, become profitable, and boost its stock price.<p>All of these new investments led by CEO Joseph Chen have been far afield from its core business in social networking, and …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Palantir, Already Valued At $15 Billion, Is Looking For More

This would be on top of the round it raised at the end of 2014 that reportedly valued the company at $15 billion.<p>Palantir, a notoriously tight-lipped company, didn't talk about that round. But a form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicated that the company raised $50 million in …

This Tiny Tech Startup Has Figured Out How To Turn Twitter's Trove Of Free Data Into A Goldmine

But there is tiny tech startup in London that has come up with a way of monetising all the free data that is coming out of Twitter. It's a mobile app called "Twizoo." It helps you find bars and restaurants based on how good they are, how close they are to you, and how expensive the prices are. It's …

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Tutorials

Billionaire Harold Hamm Slashes 2015 Drilling On Low Oil Prices

<i>On calmly pulling in his horns: “I’ve seen this six or seven times.”</i><p>Harold Hamm, the billionaire CEO of Continental Resources has proven that he is comfortable taking big risks. He is so bullish on oil prices that in late October and early November he monetized all his crude price hedges. By …

Japan Post to go public in September

The Japan Post group, now 100 percent controlled by the government, is expected to announce the IPO plan by the end of December, the Nikkei business daily said.<p>The group, which owns Japan Post Bank, Japan Post Insurance and postal service unit Japan Post, will submit a preliminary application to …

Nightmare day for oil stocks

Call it a "crude awakening." Energy stocks plunged Friday after OPEC announced no cuts in production, a decision that sent oil prices crashing to their lowest levels since May 2010.<p>Shares of Dow components Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) fell 4% and 5%, respectively. And they were among the</i> …

BARCLAYS: Stocks Are Going Nowhere Next Year

Barclays' Jonathan Glionna falls into that latter camp.<p>He cites familiar worries: share buybacks will slow and profit margins are peaking.<p>With this in mind, Glionna offers his 2015 year-end target for the S&P 500: <b>2,100</b>.<p>That's a meager 1.4% gain from today's 2,070 level.<p>From his Nov. 20 note:<p>"We …

GOLDMAN: So Far, Larry Summers Has Been Wrong About The US Economy

The basic idea behind secular stagnation is that the economy in its current condition is unable to create enough demand to sustain its growth trend, requiring negative interest rates for the Fed to hit its employment and inflation goals.<p>In a note to clients over the weekend, Goldman Sachs economist …

A Major Long-Term Change In The Labor Market Is Bad News For The US Economy

That's the conclusion from Steven Davis and John Haltiwanger, two National Bureau of Economic Research economists (Davis is at U Chicago and Haltiwanger at the University of Maryland). The two presented at the Fed's Jackson Hole conference over the summer and an updated version of the paper was …

Europe, China tread dangerous waters as North America sets sail for inflation

Rapidly shifting and diverging global economic currents have thrust the world's central bankers into the spotlight, as European and Chinese policy makers take bolder steps to stanch their bleeding while their North American counterparts grapple with new evidence of inflation's long-awaited …

Want to invest in silver? Read this first

Small investors are pouring money into silver, which has seen prices plunge to a four-year low.<p>See: Small Investors See Silver Lining<p>Financial …

Investing

Xiaomi, The Chinese Smartphone Company That's Crushing Everyone, Is Earning A Lot More Money Than People Realize

Xiaomi is currently trying to raise $1 billion in funding, the Journal reports. As part of the fund raise, it has a document detailing its financial performance. The Journal saw that document, and it reports the following:<p>A table in the document showed that Xiaomi's net profit last year rose 84% to …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

HERBALIFE GOT SMOKED

Herbalife's stock fell 20.50%, or $11.46, to end the day at $44.44 per share.<p>Shares of the nutrition company opened lower on Tuesday following disappointing third-quarter results reported on Monday after the closing bell.<p>Earnings, revenue, and guidance all came in lower than Wall Street had …

It’s not too late to buy this 41% stock gainer

Sometimes the best thing a company can do for its investors is break off a piece of its business to tap hidden value.<p>Manitowoc Inc. MTW, +5.06% is a …

investment

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

THE MACHINE: HP Unveils Revolutionary Computer That Could Shrink A Data Center To The Size Of A Refrigerator

The new computer was the highlight of a keynote speech by CEO Meg Whitman and CTO Martin Fink, the head of HP Labs, at the company's HP Discover customer conference being held this week in Las Vegas.<p>The Machine is a project that, if successful, could replace a giant data center worth of gear with a …

12 Little Known Photoshop Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Processing Time

If you’re not using keyboard shortcuts throughout your workflow, chances are you’re wasting tons of time. You’d be surprised how much cursor travel …