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5 ways to get the latest AI news

"The world's first trillionaires," Mark Cuban told a SXSW crowd in March, "are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives and applies it in ways we never thought of."<p>The famously brash billionaire and Shark Tank star may or may not be right about that, but he's hardly alone …

Google joins Facebook's game-changing project that's eating the $140 billion hardware market

OCP, the extraordinary project that started as a controversial idea inside Facebook about five years ago, is revolutionizing the computer hardware industry. Google's news was announced as part of the OCP tech conference taking place in San Jose this week.<p>OCP is doing for hardware what Linux, …

Inventions

The SEC just made it easier for startups to raise money

The regulation allows companies to raise up to $1 million by selling stock to small investors.<p>"There's been a lot of pent-up demand for this," said Ryan Feit, CEO of crowfunding platform SeedInvest.<p>These so-called unaccredited investors will be able to buy $2,000 of a startup's shares through …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Books

24 books you've probably never heard of that will change your life

"Classics" are classic for a reason, of course, and are certainly worth reading, but there's a wealth of knowledge to be gained from the titles that rarely appear on school reading lists.<p>Ryan Holiday, the author of "The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph," is a …

Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

How the dating app changed the way single people get together<p>Entering Tinder's modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor …

Relationships

14 Classic Business Books You Can Download For Under $5

Some of the most influential business books are available for next to nothing (or even nothing) in the Amazon Kindle store.<p>For less than $5, you can gather timeless wisdom from classics like Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," build your economic background with …

10 Free Online Courses That Every Professional Should Check Out

Sure, you got a great education from top schools, and you've been working for awhile now. But as you get deeper and deeper into your career, it can become easy to stop pushing yourself to acquire new skills or retain what you've already learned.<p>The Khan Academy, an online learning nonprofit backed …

6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

Some people choose not to accept those limits.<p>Neil Harbisson was born without the ability to see color. Now, he can perceive more than 360 colors and even discern the infrared spectrum. Kevin Warwick, the U.K.-based cybernetics professor and author of "I, Cyborg," was the first person to implant a …

This New App Helps You Get Poached By Your Dream Employer, Like Google

Over 2,000 people have already joined the site including 1000 people in the tech industry.<p>The site was launched by a group of ex-Google, Microsoft, and Amazon employees and is angel-backed by execs from eBay, Facebook, Nike, and law firm WSGR.<p>It's certainly not the only job-hunting site trying do …

Here Are 12 Books That Every Investor Should Read

The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil's Most Infamous Brothel

Full of beautiful women and XXX behavior, Rio de Janeiro's Centaurus has enticed celebrities, soccer stars and anyone else willing to pay a fee and …

Brazil

Everybody Should Read This Explanation Of Where Money Really Comes From

More and more people are calling for a "ban on banking," but that's not as crazy as it sounds.<p>Under a new regime, there would still be entities called "banks." But they'd have a radically scaled back function. They would primarily serve as places that process payments and hold deposits, but they …

A Different Approach To Tech M&A

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i><i>. This is part of a series on the tech M&A market.</i><p>Many top Silicon Valley buyers like Google, Facebook and Twitter have a standard process for how they manage acquisitions.<p>One main part of that is the technical interview. In this …

Five Hard Things That Great VCs Do

Michael Driscoll Contributor<p>Mike Driscoll is the CEO of Metamarkets.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Engineering management may be the most unnatural act of all<p>In Ben Horowitz’s <i>The Hard Thing About Hard Things</i>, he recalls a conversation in 1999 where one of his investors asked coldly: “When are you …

Avoid Stagnation: Acceleration Trumps Incubation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bill Aulet is the managing director of the</i> <i>Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship</i> <i>and a senior lecturer at the</i> <i>MIT Sloan School of Management</i><i>. He is the author of the recently released book,</i> <i>Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup</i><i>.</i><p>Interest in startup …

25 Books That Blow Minds

On a recent Reddit thread, readers commented on this very phenomenon.<p>Asked about the most mind-blowing books they'd ever read, users brought up dystopian novels like "1984" and "The Handmaid's Tale." But books that engender hope for the human spirit like "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Kite …

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Share The Best Books They Read In 2013

The responses vary — from works of fiction to nonfiction titles, both new and old.<p>Some deal with finance, but most don't, at least directly.

The 22 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

In case you missed them, we've compiled a list of 22 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>These are the books that show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the fundamentals of investing to the stories behind …

The 15 Most Influential Thinkers In Business

The organization seeks to identify those select few business thinkers whose writing, research, and work genuinely influences the way leaders and companies operate.<p>These thought leaders are evaluated by 10 criteria that measure short-term and long-term influence.<p>Recent impact, defined as the past …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, According To The Internet

The genre forces both readers and writers to think beyond the confines of their own universe while considering major themes like morality, family, and war.<p>The best sci-fi books show both the opportunities and consequences of human innovation, while demonstrating the infinite possibilities of what …

Networks Are Revolutionizing Our World — And It's As Big A Deal As The Assembly Line 100 Years Ago

The rise of social media, big data, and the cloud, combined with the widespread use of mobile technology, are revolutionizing our understanding of what networks are — and what they can do for us.<p>Networks are reaching beyond corporate walls to help solve global problems.<p>They're building smart …

ROBERT SHILLER: We May Be On The Verge Of A Revolution In The US Housing Market

Yesterday, the FT's Tracy Alloway and Anjili Raval reported that Blackstone will launch a "novel security" this week that will pay investors with the rental income coming from these properties.<p>This caught the attention of newly-minted Nobel Prize winner and housing markets guru Robert Shiller, who …

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

- Albert Einstein<p>Genius is a rising stock market.<p>- John Kenneth Galbraith<p>Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when circumstances are set in extremes.<p>- Prince Metternich<p>You can almost feel it in the fall air (unless you are in the Southern Hemisphere). The froth and foam on markets of all …

Here's The Evidence That The Tech Sector Is In A Massive Bubble

The stock market is at an all-time high. Tech startups with no revenue have billion-dollar valuations. And engineers are demanding Tesla sports cars just to show up at work.<p>Here's the evidence that we're in a new tech bubble, heading for a crash, just like the dot com bust of 1999.<p>People with money …

Here's What It Would Take For The Fed To Start 'Tapering' As Soon As December

The consensus seems to be that the FOMC will wait until 2014 to start to taper QE purchases. As an example, from Michael Hanson at Merrill Lynch:<p>The thresholds to taper are not as high as some think, but we see a relatively low chance that the data will be strong enough to allow tapering in time …

China Is On The Verge Of Historic Reforms, And Big Investors Should Be Salivating

The Bank of England is keeping tabs on the boom, concerned that the flood of foreign cash pushing up the price of mansions could - if left unchecked - herald the start of the next bubble.<p>Well, you ain't seen nothing yet. The freeing up of China's economy over the past 35 years has been methodical. …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things

The Future Of Renewable Energy Can Now Be Found Inside A Shipping Container Sitting Off The I-95 Corridor

If you want to see the future of renewable energy in the U.S., you should check out the large container sitting next to a nondescript office building off the I-95 corridor in Maryland.<p>Inside of it is a system that helps solve one of the key problems in the renewable industry: how to store power for …