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Tesla is in the middle of a huge debate about the future of driving

On one side is Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, who last week revisited his futuristic theory that individual ownership of cars is going away and that the "potential end of human driving" could be coming.<p>On the other side is an unlikely team of insurance analysts at Citi led by Todd …

Carsharing

Forecasting Is Hard, But It's Harder to Run a Business Without Doing It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Isn't forecasting just guessing? Why bother?"<p>I get that question a lot. It’s a good question too, because it leads to a better understanding of how and why we use forecasting to help manage a business, and to predict starting costs and …

Small Business

Building a Growth Model for Your Company

Insights from Andy Johns<p>Last week, Greylock Partners hosted our fifth Growth Community event with speaker Andy Johns. Andy was on the early growth …

HP told some employees to choose between becoming contractors with no benefits or being fired without severance

HP is lining up outside jobs for some of these workers that gets them off payroll but has them continuing to work on HP's projects or with HP's customers.<p>That's not a bad thing. Better another job than a pink slip, right?<p>But it's not 100% peachy for the workers, either, according to a person …

The Workplace

Metal Gear Solid 5's Special Edition PS4 Has a Typo on It

The new special-edition Metal Gear Solid V PS4 system sports an unfortunate typo on top of it, fans have discovered.<p>Photos of the gorgeous system, which is coming to Japan, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, surfaced on NeoGAF over the weekend. One glare-covered shot shows the image and text …

Can 2 Parents, 2 Kids Live on Minimum Wage? Not Even Close: Report

For minimum wage employees, the data may not be a surprise, but it remains a stark finding.<p>A new Economic Policy Institute report finds that, no matter where they live in the United States, minimum wage workers earn far less than they need to make ends meet.<p>Compiling data from the U.S. Department …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

You can now download 1.65 billion Reddit comments

Once our species’ greatest trove of knowledge was the Library of Alexandria.<p>Now we have Reddit, a roiling mass of human ingenuity/douchebaggery that has recently focused on tearing itself apart like Tommy Wiseau in legendarily awful flick ‘The Room.’<p>But unlike the ancient library, the fruits of …

Reddit

Apple Watch Demand Slides Significantly in June as Launch Momentum Wanes

Apple Watch sales in the United States appear to have slowed down significantly in June based on new data that research firm Slice Intelligence shared with <i>MarketWatch</i>. Following a steep decline in the days after Apple Watch pre-orders commenced, which is to be expected of any product, daily U.S. …

Apple Watch

Making All Cars Driverless Would Reduce Emissions By 90 Percent

The green argument for driverless cars<p>With large tech companies like Google and Uber circling driverless cars, the conversation has mostly been one of “how soon can we do this?” and not “should we?” Of course, autonomous cars would be cool, but what are the advantages besides the obvious luxury of …

Electric Vehicles

Migrants still die crossing the US border, and our own policies are to blame

Imagine: You are an immigrant family, waiting to hear that family members have crossed the border safely to join you in America. You receive a call, with bad reception, that your loved one is lost or injured, lacking food and water on a trek that can last two grueling weeks. Then their phone loses …

Memory alloy bounces back into shape 10 million times

<b>Engineers have produced an alloy that springs back into shape even after it is bent more than 10 million times.</b><p>"Memory shape alloys" like this have many potential uses, but present incarnations are prone to wearing out.<p>The new material - made from nickel, titanium and copper - shatters previous …

University of Maryland

Avago to buy Broadcom in $37-billion deal

Long before Snapchat or Silicon Beach were ideas, chip maker Broadcom Corp. grew from its roots in a Santa Monica condominium into a 10,000-worker powerhouse in Irvine that helped turn Orange County into a technology hub.<p>Co-founders Henry Samueli and Henry T. Nicholas III became billionaires in the …

Orange County

How to Get Respect: 5 Points Backed by Science

<b>We all want to know how to get respect.</b><p>Research shows respect is key to both your love life and your career.<p>But it’s difficult. Others size you up …

Investors bet on rate hikes as bond market tests Fed

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) – As the Federal Reserve pivots away from the bond-buying stimulus that has held benchmark Treasury yields low in recent …

All-weather stocks for 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — What stocks should you buy in the late stage of a bull market?<p>TRADING STRATEGIES: January <br>Terrence …

Twitter’s market cap drops $4B as traders sell, sell, sell

Twitter had a very merry Christmas week, with five days of consecutive stock market gains by Thursday’s close. But today, Twitter’s stock dropped more than 13 percent, slashing the microblogging site’s market capitalization from nearly $40 billion to about $36 billion.<p>Still, at $63.06 during …

Russian angel investment grew 4x in 2013

Russia’s National Association of Business Angels (NABA), Atom Partners, a Moscow-based investment consultancy and high-tech investor, and RVC, the state-owned fund of funds dedicated to innovation, have presented the results of their 2013 business angel investing study.<p>Tapping into a wide variety …

Apple Asks Judge to Keep Patent Pressure on Samsung

Back in November, Apple won a second chance to seek a sales ban against tens of Samsung smartphones and tablets found to violate its patents last …

Mobile

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might have forever altered its maker in the process.<p>The story of how Glass could change Google begins back on June 27, 2012. Sergey Brin and his cohorts, in what we now know is …

Microsoft's 2014 makeover: It's all up to the next boss

Somebody's got to be up for this job.<p>Months after Steve Ballmer announced plans to step down as chief executive, Microsoft heads into 2014 still searching for the right candidate. In the last few months of 2013, several names of rumored CEOs-in-waiting got bandied about -- Ford CEO Alan Mulally and …

Sales Decline for Iconic Boeing 'Jumbo Jet' | The Takeaway | WNYC

The Boeing 747 once ruled the skies as the largest and most popular passenger airplane. But more and more airlines are moving away from the Jumbo …

The top 10 small business stories of 2013

1. Three travel gadgets you shouldn't leave home without<p>When it’s time to hit the road, every traveler’s goal is to bring as little as possible, but be sure they have absolutely everything they need. That causes quite an interesting challenge when packing, but there are a few travel gadgets that …

For No Apparent Reason Twitter's Stock Has Gone Bananas

Merry Christmas to Twitter's shareholders!<p>On a half day of trading for Christmas Eve, Twitter's stock went nuts, soaring 8.4% to $69.96.<p>We have no idea why Twitter's stock is going bananas, but it's been on a ridiculous tear since December 2, as you can see in the chart below from Yahoo Finance.<p>For …

Rudolph the reindeer could really have a red nose, say scientists

Researchers in Sweden use thermal imaging cameras to capture the heat coming from reindeer as they graze to find that the animal's nose glows<p>The story of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer may be based on scientific fact, according to the findings from a new study.<p>Researchers in Sweden have used …