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U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

Here's a fact that might surprise you: All of the top 10 U.S. companies that were born on the Internet — including Google, Amazon and eBay — have overseas corporate headquarters in Ireland.<p>The American tech sector is huge in Ireland. It's growing rapidly — and having a huge impact on life there.<p>But …

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10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

Jomi’s Smart Water Bottle Sleeve-Plus-App Wants To Track & Chart Your Liquid Intake To Make You Drink More

Move over HAPIfork. Estonian startup Jomi Interactive is cooking up a pair of smart devices that will remind people to drink <i>more</i> water. Or at least whatever liquid/poison of choice you put in your water bottle. The aim, says the startup, is to encourage healthy behaviour and counteract the mild …

Why Google Will Win the Messaging Wars

Messaging standards are great! Maybe that’s why we have so many of them.<p>Don’t look now, but people communicate via the Internet. Whichever company can get the majority of users on their system wins. To quote Newman, the Seinfeld mailman: “When you control the mail, you control… information!”<p>The …

Apps

Why The Sudden Rush To Bring Google Glass To Market?

Only a couple of months back, Google co-founder and augmented reality promoter, Sergey Brin, voiced skepticism about Google Glass, claiming at an impromptu TED talk in February that it was far from the finished article, implying there were doubts it would make the trip to market.<p>Last week, however, …

Lost Soviet Mars Lander Found?

Changing Planet<p>Nearly 42 years after it landed and mysteriously died on the Red Planet, a Russian spacecraft’s final resting place may have been found thanks to the keen-eyes of an online Russian community of Mars fans, according to a NASA statement this week..<p>Poring over hi-resolution images of …

Mars Mission

Austin poised for more conventions with 4,000 new hotel rooms

The Austin, Texas, area is in line for more than a dozen hotels in the next two to three years, potentially putting an end to a shortage of rooms …

Take the Kids to Washington DC for Fun, Education and Value

PSST....Looking for a vacation bargain?<p>Head directly to Washington, DC. It's not that the nation's capitol is the best value in the country. (That honor goes to Orlando, according to a new Hotwire poll.)<p>But it's that Washington, DC has more free attractions (and more spies, by the way, according to …

This AI “solves” Super Mario Bros. and other classic NES games | Ars Technica

Program even takes advantage of bugs and glitches.<p>In the 28 years since <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> was released, and it's obviously been comprehensively …

Personal Branding Is A Leadership Requirement, Not a Self-Promotion Campaign

Developing your personal brand is essential for the advancement of your career and development as a leader. Unfortunately, personal branding has become a “commoditized” term that has lost its intention as people have irresponsibly used social media as a platform to build their personal brand and …

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What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: A Case Study

The uncertainty we all face every day—everything from wondering if we will we have a job tomorrow to whether the weather (hurricanes; massive storms) will up-end our lives—is like being on a confusing road trip. You know where you want to go, but the incomprehensible road signs, congestion, …

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Ad agencies go from jingles to entrepreneurship

Advertisers are creative, right? So what's to stop them from thinking outside the box enough to create their own product lines?<p>Rum, kids' clothing, skin-care products, software that teaches people how to play piano. Ad agencies nationwide are infiltrating an area dominated by their marketer …

Entrepreneurship

Google Wants to Create a Dotless Domain Called "Search"

It's well known that Google's competitors aren't keen on it getting hold of the .search top-level domain. But the company has outlined a new plan …

Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …

iOS

It's WW III and Big Brains are Working on Small Things

There have been a few moments in history when the fate of country and mankind tipped in the balance. World War II and the Cold War, for example, demanded that the biggest brains put their prodigious smarts toward a common cause. Jim Clifton, the Chairman of Gallup, makes a strong case that we’re in …

Jaguar XS Spied, McLaren 12C GT3, Subaru WRX Concept: This Week’s Top Photos

To start of the latest Top Photos Of The Week post, we have this stunning shot of a fleet of 2013 McLaren 12C GT3 race cars, plus one road-going 12C …

Sports Cars

To crack human brain's code, a search for visionaries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To crack the code of the human brain, Cori Bargmann figures it’s best to keep an open mind.<p>As one of two leaders of a scientific “dream team” in the initial phase of President Barack Obama’s ambitious $100 million project to map the brain, Bargmann said the first step is to …