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This is Uber's first air taxi prototype

Today, Uber gave <i>CBS News</i> a first look at design models for its new air taxi, which it hopes to fly by 2020. They will be on display at the Uber Elevate Summit this Tuesday in Los Angeles. You can see the model in the video below at a timestamp of approximately 1:02.<p>The design looks a bit like a …

Kevin Durant: Why the NBA Superstar Had to Blow Up His Life to Get His Shot

In the glass-box proscenium of the Nolan Ryan Building on Nike’s Brussels-size campus outside Portland, Oregon, Kevin Durant is walking the sacred …

Basketball

Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs

Venture capital is a hell of a drug. Used properly, it’s like adrenaline energizing many of the greatest companies of the past fifty years. Used incorrectly, it creates toxic dependencies.<p>The conventional wisdom in the startup community is that when building the very best companies, more capital …

Venture Capital

Why Good News for Travelers Is Killing Airline Stocks

Turbulent times might be coming back to airline business.<p>Last month, Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest (luv), warned on the carrier’s second quarter …

Last Yahoo CEO standing: Here’s Marissa Mayer’s letter to employees on the sale

She says she’s staying, but sources said it will only be until the deal is officially completed.<p>CEO Marissa Mayer is trying mightily to put a shiny, happy face on a deal that will effectively be taking away her job and washing away her efforts to turn around Yahoo as what has turned out to be its …

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Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company's fulfillment centers, where Amazon's orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has offered a program called "Career Choice," where the company pays 95% of tuition for its …

Apple might be preparing a 'cutthroat' move against Spotify

If successful, this would be a giant blow to Spotify, which has 60 million users, only 15 million of whom are paid subscribers.<p>One source in the music industry even told The Verge that Apple was "cutthroat."<p>The Department of Justice is said to be looking into Apple's practices. Apple is most likely …

The Last Man on Earth

“Why was I even talking about this?” Dwight Yoakam says to his sandy-colored Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots. “Do you remember? I don’t remember.”It’s …

What your email inbox reveals about your personality

"I've got three emails in my inbox. What does that say about me?"<p>"It means you're the worst," I texted back.<p>By "you're the worst," of course, I meant, "your ability to manage your digital life is everything I aspire to, and I am therefore insanely jealous."<p>At the moment, my personal inbox contained …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Harvard Business School

Can Multinationals Innovate In China?

<i>Co-authored with Bruce McKern</i><p>China is now a huge part of multinational companies’ plans for globalizing their R&D activities. There are now over 1,500 foreign R&D centers in the country, and each year there are more being set up in China than anywhere else in the world. For example, since 2003, …

Finding the Next Big Thing: How to Jumpstart the Innovation Process

Silicon Valley -- home of big dreams, grand innovations and countless awkward networking events.<p>The general innovation process in Silicon Valley goes …

Innovation

Gadget guide: six new technologies to watch in 2015

<i>It’s sink or swim for many new gadgets in 2015.</i><p><b>A year ago,</b> <i>SmartCompany</i> listed the top new technologies <b>set to race into 2014.</b><p>Well, another year has …

Here's What The Pros Are Predicting For Oil Prices

So, what are the oil market pros predicting for prices after the crash of 2014?<p>Overall, they're expecting prices to go up.<p>However, futures traders are positioned much more conservatively than what the professional oil price forecasters are predicting.<p>"Forecasters and market participants disagree …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Opinion: Tony Robbins tells you how to make money like a billionaire

After watching the global financial system almost melt down, I began an amazing journey several years ago to find a way for individual investors to …

Self-improvement

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

Ebola

Procter & Gamble sells soap brands to Unilever

Procter & Gamble (PG) has agreed to sell some of its soap brands to Unilever, the latest move by the consumer-products giant to slim down its product …

Sony Threatens To Sue Twitter For Spreading Hacked Emails

Sony might sue Twitter because of people tweeting screenshots of the leaked info, according to emails obtained by Motherboard. Sony's lawyer, David Boies, sent a letter to Twitter's general counsel saying it would hold Twitter responsible for any damages that come from disseminating "stolen …