Ali Hennawy

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How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital

This underdog can help us learn to block external influences and pursue our passion.<p>Do you ever get Nonsexual Crushes on people? It's not a physical attraction - maybe you just love their intellect or charisma. Nonsexual crushes are the cheerful cousin to evil envy - you wish them no ill will, you …

Business Strategy

1MDB: The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal

How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world<p>On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years …

33 startups to watch in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on …

Max Levchin

Serbia deports Russians suspected of plotting Montenegro coup

Plotters were allegedly going to storm Podgorica parliament, shoot Milo Ðjukanović and install a pro-Moscow party<p>Serbia has deported a group of Russians suspected of involvement in a coup plot in neighbouring Montenegro, the Guardian has learned, in the latest twist in a murky sequence of events …

If It's Not an Alien Megastructure, What's Orbiting Star KIC 8462852?

The mystery behind star KIC 8462852 (aka Tabby Star) continues. Many scientists have proposed ideas as to what could be causing the star to emit such …

How to Use Military Strategy to Build Better Habits

Sun Tzu was a legendary military strategist in ancient China and he is the author of the famous book, The Art of War. He was a master of “soft power” …

Self-improvement

The Chinese firm taking threats to UK national security very seriously

Overseen by a UK government board, the Cell is a part of Huawei in Oxfordshire ensuring its own technology cannot be compromised for nefarious purposes<p>Welcome to the Cell. All visitors must surrender their phones at the door. No cameras or filming equipment allowed.<p>In a deceptively humdrum office …

Surveillance

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: Oracle is 'scrambling' for growth with $9.3 billion NetSuite deal

It may have to do with the two tech magnates' complicated history that traces back nearly 30 years, but it's also because of the increasingly competitive nature between the two companies in cloud services, a space that Ellison once ridiculed as "gibberish."<p>That rivalry intensified only after …

Marc Benioff

Here's what it will take for African countries to emulate the 'Asian Miracle'

It is a debate of particular relevance in Africa, which is home to a large number of countries in the Third World category.<p>It also has some of the fastest-growing economies in the world.<p>In recent years, economists have used the terms "developed countries" to denote First World and "emerging …

Economic Development

Here’s What Happens When Employees Have Flexible Work Hours

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Women in Tech

Oracle says that it had to give Amazon a 97.5 percent discount just to stay competitive with Google

For instance, she says, Oracle had to give Amazon a 97.5% discount on Java so they'd use it instead of Android to power the Kindle Paperwhite device.<p>Similarly, she testified, "companies like Samsung that would have licensed a $40 million product were now licensing $1 million."<p>Catz revealed these …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Digital Mobile Banking Apps Threatening Branches

<i>BI Intelligence</i><p><i>The BI Intelligence Content Marketing Team covers news & research we think you would find valuable.</i><p>More millennials are moving toward digital banking, and as a result, they're walking into their banks' traditional brick-and-mortar branches less often than ever before.<p>This generation …

Banking

IoT Ecosystem - Internet of Things Forecasts & Business Opportunities

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Internet of Things

SAP's Software-To-Cloud Growing Pains Reflect Industry Shift

SAP warned that its software license sales declined in the first quarter of 2016 and that business in the Americas was weaker than expected. Industry …

Business Technology

Oracle just bought a 20-person company for $50 million

While the company didn't announce terms of the deal, the Times of Israel is reporting that Oracle paid about $50 million.<p>Crosswise solves a hard problem for advertisers and marketeers.<p>It tries to figure out all the devices you use and match them to you as you surf the web with your smartphone, your …

Venture Capital

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness

3 Strategies to Attract Opportunities into Your Life

<b>Feeling stagnant?</b><p><b>You don’t attract opportunities because you are not upgrading</b><p>I often get asked by my coaching clients: “How can I get more …

Motivation

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Liquid metal Turing Phone delayed to Q1 2016

The so-called Turing Phone, whose alleged tight security and all-liquid metal enclosure have earned it considerable buzz, has been delayed beyond its scheduled December 18 shipping deadline.<p>According to an explanatory letter (via Android Police), penned to customers who preordered the handset, …

Mobile Technology

First Syrian refugees arrive in Glasgow to low-key welcome

As Scotland’s first refugees touch down in the rain, there are anxieties about anti-Muslim feeling in the wake of the Paris attacks<p>More than 100 Syrian refugees have arrived in Glasgow as part of the UK government’s promise to take in 1,000 people by Christmas.<p>A Boeing 737 plane touched down just …

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Nuclear Energy

An Italian energy company says it just found what 'could become one of the world's largest natural gas finds'

"Zohr is the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea and could become one of the world's largest natural gas finds," Eni said in a statement.<p>"The discovery, after its full development, will be able to ensure satisfying Egypt's natural gas demand for decades."<p>The news …

Oil & Gas Industry

'Supergiant' gas field discovered in Mediterranean

Italian oil giant Eni says field off Egypt's coast holds equivalent of 5.5bn barrels of oil<p>A "supergiant" gas field holding the equivalent of 5.5bn barrels of oil has been discovered off the coast of Egypt, the largest ever find in the Mediterranean.<p>Italian oil group Eni, which announced the …

New China stock market plunge prompts global jitters

Devaluation of yuan and Beijing’s moves to halt shares sell-off fails to prevent biggest one-day fall in three weeks for Shanghai Composite Index<p>China’s Shanghai Composite Index plunged more than 6% in its biggest drop in three weeks, amid fears that the recent change in exchange rate policy may …

Doomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose control

China currency devaluation signals endgame leaving equity markets free to collapse under the weight of impossible expectations<p>When the banking crisis crippled global markets seven years ago, central bankers stepped in as lenders of last resort. Profligate private-sector loans were moved on to the …

Stock Markets

Satanic statue unveiled in Detroit

Christians protest after the Satanic Temple unveils bronze Baphomet statue featuring a human body, goat’s head and wings.<p>Several hundred people have attended a Mass at a US Catholic church to protest against an eight and a half-foot (2.6-metre)-tall bronze statue of Satan that hundreds of people …

Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence<p>A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few …

No Man’s Sky: the game where you can explore 18 quintillion planets

It’s a game where you’re unlikely to meet other players, no one will win and it will take over four billion years to explore it all. And that’s why it’s the most anticipated title for decades.<p>Sean Murray is sweating in an Uber cab as it lurches to the staccato rhythm of Los Angeles traffic. The …