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China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train trips.<p>The numbers, from the end of April, were included in a report by China's state-run news outlet Global Times, but it is unclear what offenses those targeted in the travel ban …

A New Deloitte Study of 10,455 Millennials Shows They Need Help Improving These 4 Skills

A new Deloitte study reveals younger employees speaking up about where they need help in skill development--you'll want to take note.<p>Exactly how to attract and retain Millennials and avoid creating unnecessary tension with them has become an art form, and important new context just splashed onto …

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Enterprise Software In 2017

• 81% of IT leaders are currently investing in or planning to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI).<br>• Cowen predicts AI will drive user productivity to materially higher levels, with Microsoft at the forefront.<br>• Digital Marketing/Marketing Automation, Salesforce Automation (CRM) and Data Analytics are …

Artificial Intelligence

This guy took a Facebook project people hated, made them love it ... and catapulted into an incredible career

The purchase seems almost quaint now, when the Valley is overrun with billion-dollar startups, but it blew the minds of Silicon Valley at the time.<p>It was also the turning point in the career for one early Facebook employee, Pete Hunt.<p>Today Hunt is the cofounding CEO of a security startup called …

Startups

Microsoft Releases New Power BI JavaScript API

Microsoft’s Power BI has been doing a great job of interactive data visualization so far, with the release of some new features just last week. Now …

Former Facebook Execs Raise $50 Million More for Latest Venture

Collaboration software startup Asana, which counts Zappos and Uber among its biggest high-profile customers, has raised another $50 million in …

Sorry Sunrise, I’m switching to Fantastical

Fantastical has a huge update on OS X today. There are tons of new things, like native Exchange support, checking your coworkers’ availability, notifications for shared calendars in iCloud, printable calendars and more. But enough with the release notes, and let’s talk about calendars.<p>If you’ve …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

LinkedIn Revamps Its Jobs Listings With Big Data Analytics

LinkedIn, a social network focused around the working world with nearly 400 million members, is well known for how it uses algorithms to suggest potential business connections and jobs based on your profile. Now, it’s injecting more data analytics into another part of its platform: job …

Google says its version of Facebook's instant articles will arrive early next year

AMPing up<p>Last month Google introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages, its open-source program designed to make web pages load much more quickly on mobile devices. AMP, which comes in the wake of similar efforts from Facebook and Apple, has been in a technical preview since then. But the first accelerated …

Meet The Guy Who Changed Porn Forever

The former ‘King of Porn’ surveys the destruction of his previous empire.<p>Online porn is at something of a crossroads. High-quality, high-def streaming adult videos are everywhere, but the margins for those who produce and perform are slim, and getting slimmer by the day. Earlier this month, <i>Playboy</i> …

Rocket Internet-Backed Nestpick Raises $11M To Move Entire Rental Process Online

For years you’ve been able to find a room to rent online via classified sites such as Craigslist or more vertical offerings. But once you’ve found your prospective rental, the process quickly moves off-line. Nestpick — backed, though not founded, by Rocket Internet — wants to change this.<p>The …

How Facebook Helped A Solo Entrepreneur Create Two Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Justin Goff, 31, has created two million-dollar businesses with no employees other than the owners—an eBook company and an online health supplements store. The secret of this entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio has been mastering Facebook marketing.<p>His skill at scaling revenues at these ultra-lean …

Customer Service

How Coursera Cracked The Chinese Market

Dhawal Shah Contributor<p>Dhawal Shah is founder and CEO of Class Central.<p>Coursera announced in July that they crossed 1 million registrations as China became their second largest market, overtaking India. Most U.S. consumer Internet companies have a hard time breaking into China.<p>Cultural differences …

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

Silicon Valley

To rival Amazon in the cloud, Alibaba launches new data centre in Singapore

Alibaba's cloud computing business, Aliyun, has set up its new international headquarters and data centre in Singapore.<p>Ethan Yu, Aliyun's vice …

This Snatch Of Code Can Give Any Website Better Typography

Typeset is a new Javascript tool that can make any website worthy of Gutenberg. (Not Steve.)<p>Good typography on the web is pretty rare, because it’s hard. Consider quotes. Books use smart quotes, or quotation marks that mirror each other both horizontally and vertically on either side of the term …

LinkedIn's newest app helps you learn more about your coworkers

While LinkedIn is a handy tool for connecting with new acquaintances or networking with others in your industry, the company thinks it could do a …

4 Greatest Online Collaboration and Project Management Tools

Collaboration and project management plays a key role in the growth of a business. This is especially applicable for small businesses as all the work …

How To Prepare Your Startup To Raise An Angel Round

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Derek Andersen <i>is the founder of</i> Startup Grind<i>, a 12-city event series</i> growing around the world <i>to help educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. He’s also ex-Electronic Arts, the founder of Commonred and Vaporware Labs.</i><p>A recent email from an entrepreneur and complete stranger read: …

12 Things to Know About Raising Money From Angel Investors

When you need funding, angel investors can seem like a godsend. However, raising money from angels isn’t as easy, or as simple, as it might seem.<p>To learn more, I asked 12 successful founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question:<p>I’m thinking of raising money from angels. What …

10 Things Angel Investing Taught Me About How To Raise Money For A Startup

After selling my startup, the first big “purchase” I made was an investment in another startup.<p>I loved the idea of angel investing; I wanted to give back to the community that supported me when my startup was little more than a crazy idea. I wanted to be involved with promising startups outside of …

Apple's new iPhone operating system has a ton of new features — and many of them are straight out of Android

Some of the new Siri and Spotlight features, which will have a huge impact on how people use their iOS devices, can be said to be a direct copy of Google Now. There's also the battery-saving feature, which is somewhat uncharacteristic of Apple, but has been featured in Android phones for years.<p>Siri …

Batteries

What Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban, and Mark Zuckerberg Have in Common

If you're constantly obsessing over the lives of the business elite, it's hard to become the leader you're meant to be.<p>I'm sure these three leaders share many things in common, but I've noticed that when these names appear in a headline, readership increases substantially. This made me rethink the …