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Salesforce Acquires PredictionIO To Build Up Its Machine Learning Muscle

Salesforce has made another acquisition to build out its technology in machine learning and big data analytics: the company has acquired PredictionIO, a startup based out of Palo Alto that had developed an open source-based machine learning server.<p>Salesforce plans to use some of the tech to build …

Machine Learning

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GM Recalls 2.7 Million Vehicles in United States

General Motors Co said on Thursday it has issued five more recalls, covering about 2.7 million vehicles in the United States and as a result is expected to take a charge of up to $200 million.<p>Still dealing with the fallout from the recall of defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths, …

How I Found Success by Age 30

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I just recently turned the “Dirty 30,” which led me to contemplate a common question I get asked from college students after my speaking engagements: “How do I become a successful entrepreneur by the age of 30?” The answer I …

Entrepreneurship

JC Penney Is Going Bonkers

Same-store sales climbed 6.2%, compared with forecasts for 4.2%.<p>Net sales came in at $2.8 billion, compared with expectations for $2.7 billion.<p>Gross margin for the quarter came in at 33.1%, in line with expectations.<p>Loss per share came in at $1.16 versus forecasts for $1.25. The firm also announced …

Looking for a Partner? Learn These 8 Essentials First.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A friend of ours founded a growing and profitable business. She was passionate about the enterprise. Aside from family, it meant more to her than anything in the world. She decided to take on a partner who brought some different …

Entrepreneurship

Hacking The Mind: How To Harness The Power Of The Body's Greatest Tool

Amid discussions about what it means to be a feminist and how to excel in male-dominated fields like finance, science and technology, the second annual Forbes Power Women Summit turned its attention to the tool that could could be the key to unlocking female power and achievement: the brain.<p>In …

3 Things You Must Master Before Expanding

The lure of a second location can be tempting. Before you start multiplying, make sure you have these three things well in hand.<p>Once your company is up and running and you have created some brand awareness, the thought of opening another office or location can be a great temptation. But expand too …

Business Strategy

The FCC Moves Forward With A Proposal That Could Throttle An Open Internet

The proposal that could make the “Internet fast lane” a reality moves into the comment phase.<p>The Federal Communications Commission is taking the next step on a proposal that many say would render a truly open Internet obsolete. It concerns the creation of what’s been hailed an “Internet fast lane,” …

The World's Most Powerful Female Entrepreneurs

16 women on the 2013 Forbes Most Powerful Women list took the biggest career leap of all--striking out on their own to build companies around the world

How Samsung Gets Innovations to Market

Let’s say you’re working in a new market, far away from headquarters, and you need to get approval for an initiative that is somewhat outside the company’s current strategy. What do you do?<p>A case study we just published on Samsung’s European innovation team offers some helpful insights. It details …

The World's Largest Helicopter Can Lift An Airliner With Remarkable Ease

But it's only when the aircraft lands that observers are truly able to appreciate the magnitude of the helicopter, the world's largest.<p>Designed and built by Moscow-based Mil Helicopters, the Mi-26 stands roughly the same height as a three-story building and its rotors have the same span as the …

Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Now Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn't Exist

The first follow-up paper came out last year in the journal Gastroenterology. Here's the backstory that makes us cheer:<p>The study was a follow up on a 2011 experiment in the lab of Peter Gibson at Monash University. The scientifically sound — but small — study found that gluten-containing diets can …

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The World's Most Reputable Companies, 2014: The Top 27

Reputation Institute, a consulting firm based in New York and Copenhagen, surveyed 60,000 people in 15 countries in January and February 2014. It asked them a series of questions about whether they trusted, respected, had good feelings about and admired the reputation of companies known around the …

Every Entrepreneur Should Heed These 3 Pieces Of Sage Wisdom

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We always look up to those who took a chance and made it big and want to know how we can find similar success. Here are three pieces of advice from super-successful entrepreneurs and why you need to listen to them now.<p><b>1. “Always</b> …

Entrepreneurship

5 states with the highest foreclosure rates

Slide 1 of 7<p>Although the housing market has been slowly recovering, foreclosures are still plaguing some markets. There were 115,830 foreclosure …

Investment Basics: First, Defeat Your Fears

What are we afraid of? Mostly, the unknown. Meeting new people, the dark, unexpected personal disasters.<p>Once we get to know and understand something, often we learn to put that fear into perspective. It becomes manageable, or least less scary.<p>When it comes to investing, fear is a big problem. …

6 Things Managers Could Stand To Learn From Coaches

Asking meaningful questions, following your intuition, checking for clarity–check out these tips on being a great manager.<p>In order to be a great manager, you need to be an effective coach with the ability to ask powerful questions, listen actively, and offer observations. You must help your …

Intense Exercise Is Tied To Surprising Risks

Instead, these results might help doctors figure out why certain people develop irregular heartbeats and how exercise might affect someone who already has heart problems.<p>Some people who train intensely more than five hours a week at age 30 are more likely to develop an irregular heartbeat later on …

1. Digital Convergence Erodes Boundaries

Physical and digital worlds are converging. As a result consumers expect uniform service whether they are in the physical world or if they are in the digital world. The convergence of the business and personal use of technology is also fueling this trend. (Text credit: Peter High)

Trends

The U.S. Military’s Zombie Apocalypse Survival Training Guide Is A Real Thing

“Because zombies pose a threat to all ‘non-zombie’ human life.”<p>Everybody knows that, in the event of a zombie apocalypse, we are on our own. That’s been drilled into us in everything from <i>The Walking Dead</i> to <i>The Zombie Survival Guide</i> to the <i>Left 4 Dead</i> games. No one believes in zombies, so no one can …

How the Lucky Get Luckier

In a study of online gamblers, those who had won several bets in a row were found to have a <b>higher</b> chance of winning their next bets, say Juimin Xu and Nigel Harvey of University College London. Losing streaks had the opposite effect, <b>decreasing</b> gamblers’ chances of winning the next bet. The apparent …

How to Buy a House When Your Spouse Has Terrible Credit

When you and your spouse are buying a home, your credit scores and histories will be considered by potential lenders. In fact, your credit score will …

13 Facts About Subway That Will Blow Your Mind

Subway's business has exploded since it opened in 1965. The sandwich chain now has more locations than McDonald's.<p>We've compiled some facts about Subway that will blow your mind:

7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

You could be putting your finances at risk if you don’t put these things on your to-do list – and actually do them.<p>We’re all busy … with work, family …

Personal Finance

The 10 companies with the best corporate cultures

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — CEOs are a lot less powerful than you probably think.<p>If you want to focus on the factors that will have the biggest …

Corporate Culture

The Amazing Story Of How Good Technology Got Itself To A $100 Million IPO

Should the IPO be a hit, it will mark one of the longest, craziest corporate journeys we've ever heard of, filled with big wins and big disappointments along the way.<p>Today, Good Technology is known for its enterprise mobile security products, which helps enterprise track and protect fleets of …

52-Week Savings Challenge No. 2: Swap On Demand for Redbox

The 52-week savings challenge began last week with $1 as the savings goal. We suggested you save that dollar by visiting an in-network ATM for cash …