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Why Spotify’s IPO-less IPO is a smart idea

Yeah, it’s weird. We explain.<p>Here's a smart idea: If you have a startup and you want your investors to get as much as they can for their shares, consider listing your stock without an IPO.<p>That’s what Spotify is thinking of doing, according to Mergermarket and the Wall Street Journal.<p>Yeah, it’s …

Venture Capital

The Future Of Work: The Intersection Of Artificial Intelligence And Human Resources

Artificial intelligence is transforming our lives at home and at work. At home, you may be one of the 1.8 million people who use Amazon’s Alexa to control the lights, unlock your car, and receive the latest stock quotes for the companies in your portfolio. In total, Alexa is touted as having more …

Artificial Intelligence

China is funding Baidu to take on the US in deep-learning research

While US-based companies like Alphabet, IBM, Facebook, and Microsoft typically dominate US artificial-intelligence headlines, China’s government is now accelerating the country’s own contributions to the field.<p>China’s National Development and Reform Commission, a government agency tasked with …

Artificial Intelligence

Forget Coding–Here’s The Skill You Need Most When You Start Your Career

Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.<p>It used to be that the only way to climb a career ladder was to pick up more skills. Learn how to do X, get paid more for it, and earn job-title Y. Up you went. Each new capability you mastered …

Employment

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking Warn of Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have joined prominent artificial intelligence researchers in pledging support for principles to protect mankind from …

The most complex problem in physics could be solved by machines with brains

I work in computational quantum condensed-matter physics: the study of matter, materials, and artificial quantum systems. Complex problems are our thing.<p>Researchers in our field are working on hyper-powerful batteries, perfectly efficient power transmission, and ultra-strong materials—all important …

Machine Learning

Investing in Bonds 101 - An Introduction to Fixed Income Securities

Investing in Bonds 101 - What Bonds Are & How They Work<p>Updated October 13, 2016<p>As you learned in an article called <i>What Is a Bond?</i>, bonds are a type …

This Is the Year of the Machine Learning Revolution

To predict the future, we look at the data we have about the past.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In San Francisco, self-driving cars roaming around and people having conversations with Siri have become common sights. Just yesterday, Alexa told me that the meaning of …

Stocks Are No Longer the Most Actively Traded Securities in Stock Markets

Stock exchanges are increasingly getting out of the stock trading business.<p>As weird as it may seem, individual shares no longer are the most actively …

Exclusive: Regulators criticize banks over Uber loan - sources | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Federal regulators criticized several Wall Street banks over the handling of a $1.15 billion loan they helped arrange for Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] this past summer, according to people with knowledge of the matter.<p>A photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile …

The evolution of startups, told through an analysis of thousands of company bios

By itself, the company bio of a startup doesn’t make for great reading.<p>But in aggregate, company descriptions reveal important trends in Silicon Valley. Do founders still aspire to create the next big app? How big is “big data” now compared to five years ago?<p>To answer these these questions, we …

Startups

1 Company Is Already Winning AI

<b>NVIDIA</b> (NASDAQ: NVDA) is primarily known as the company that revolutionized computer gaming. The debut of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in 1999 provided gamers with faster, clearer, and more lifelike images. The GPU was designed to quickly perform complex mathematical calculations that were …

What to do when a financial planner gives bad advice

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I personally like my fee-only financial advisor, who has been managing my portfolio (gained as inheritance) for the last six years. But she has me invested in bonds and gold only and insists that we wait until stock prices fall to get back in the stock market. We have been waiting for six …

Personal Finance

Algorithms 'could wipe out the global economy', experts fear

Used in almost every industry, algorithms have transformed the way we work - but they have the capacity to do immense damage.<p>Experts have called on …

World Economy

China’s plans to lead the global economy are being foiled by… China

America’s traditional stewardship of the global economy is in limbo. As president-elect Donald Trump sees it, the United States’ role in the world isn’t necessarily to lead it. Sure, the US will still engage with other countries—but only in line with Trump’s guiding principle of “America …

Economics

'Vultures dressed up': the entrepreneurs rejecting venture capital funding

It’s seen as the holy grail for many small businesses. But could VC investment do your company more harm than good?<p>Entrepreneur James Davis* secured £100,000 in venture capital finance to start an IT business, in exchange for a 50% stake in his company. He was assigned a “handler” to talk to, but …

Venture Capital

The Biggest Loser: Nvidia Tumbles 6.9%

By<p>Dec. 28, 2016 4:15 p.m. ET<p><b>Nvidia</b> (NVDA) tumbled to the bottom of the <b>S&P 500</b> today after short seller <b>Citron Research</b> tweeted that the …

Best and Worst Performing Sectors of 2016 | Investopedia

Despite a toxic start to 2016, the best performing sectors in the equity markets this year were energy and materials. Oil prices more than doubled …

Cash versus stocks - which returned the most in 2016?

It’s the perennial question: should you place your trust in the stock market or is safe cash the best place for your savings? As we near the end of 2016, we look back to see how the two alternatives fared over the past year.<p>It was a period that saw two mammoth political events, the Brexit vote and …

Stock Markets

NVIDIA: Are We Reaching Bubble Territory?

Stock's epic run continues towards $120 a share.<p>As growth slows, does valuation become a problem?<p>200-day moving average is 50% below current …

Should I buy stocks or bonds? Here are the basics you need to know.

Wondering what to do with the rest of that bonus check, or the little bit of extra Christmas cash your grandmother tucked inside your holiday …

Investing

3 Reasons Altria Group Inc. Stock Could Rise in 2017

Tobacco giant <b>Altria Group</b> (NYSE: MO) has had an exceptionally strong 2016, producing total returns in excess of 20% for shareholders. Yet even with the gains that the company has produced, Altria has plenty of positives looking ahead, and success in the future could produce even more share-price …

Greed is trumping fear: Investors give stocks another chance

NEW YORK — Investors may finally be giving stocks another chance.<p>For years, many refused to buy into the hype even as the stock market climbed to record after record. Wounds from the 2008 financial crisis were still too raw, and investors couldn't stomach the risk of watching their nest eggs drop …

Why index investors are suddenly coming under attack

Index investing, the Bambi of the financial world, is suddenly back in hunters' cross-hairs.<p>Consider the shot fired earlier this year by Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., a respected Wall Street research firm. Analysts at Bernstein suggested in a report that indexing – or "passive" investing in financial …

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for activist investors

Sometimes success for activist hedge funds is as simple as showing up at the right time.<p>Just ask Jeffrey Ubben of ValueAct Capital, who turned up on …

Markets

An oil company’s new bet on wind power signals the latest shift in energy investments

Oil and gas giants are starting to take a lot more interest in renewable energy than they have for decades, and it could mean a huge shift in direction for the industry. The latest sign of change was Statoil, the $59 billion oil giant, selling its Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) assets in Alberta's oil sands …

The genesis of 'Rogue One,' the first 'Star Wars' you might not want to take your kid to

For nearly 40 years, the "Star Wars" franchise has been targeted at all ages, from the youngest padawans to the most grizzled Jedi masters. Speaking to The Times in 1977, shortly before the release of "A New Hope," George Lucas said he thought of the film — which was initially rated G until its …

Star Wars

EY’s Jeff Wong brings startups into the boardroom

In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Ernst & Young’s Jeff Wong. Jeff is a former startupper and early member of the eBay team. Wong is EY’s future guru now and is helping his clients build out interesting new products in the blockchain space.<p>We had a far reaching-conversation but what I really …

Startups

The New Intel: How Nvidia Went From Powering Video Games To Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence

Nvidia cofounder Chris Malachowsky is eating a sausage omelet and sipping burnt coffee in a Denny’s off the Berryessa overpass in San Jose. It was in this same dingy diner in April 1993 that three young electrical engineers–Malachowsky, Curtis Priem and Nvidia’s current CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang–started …