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Bill Gates gave 50 friends this novel

Bill Gates is an avid reader: he consumes about 50 books a year.<p>And, while the self-made billionaire doesn't often pick up fiction, "I loved the …

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With its Apple Watch event, Apple redefines itself as a luxury brand

Is owning an Apple Watch a privilege?<p>Tim Cook and other members of the Apple team used the word privilege a handful of times during today's Apple Event. The word usually signified graciousness, like "It's a privilege to be here" or "It's a privilege to present this new product." Privilege describes …

Big Data for Small Business: Don't Be Shy in 2015

Your data is unique and can help you grow--make the most of it.<p>The 2014 holiday season was a hit for small businesses, and 2015 will likely be even better if growth rates remain anywhere near where they were last year.<p>On Small Business Saturday alone (the day after November's Black Friday), a …

Big Data In Retail: How To Win With Predictive Analytics

A few years ago, Stage Stores—a $2 billion department store chain across 40 American states—decided to use analytics to drive sales. But its executive team faced a problem: not enough employees to handle the data.<p>In today’s hyper-competitive sales environment, buyers compare prices with a click and …

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The Rise Of The Tech Superwoman

A curious thing has happened in Silicon Valley.<p>Despite the fact that there are tons of fabulous women leading today’s most innovative tech companies, we (both the media and general public) seem to have collectively latched onto two or three. Can you guess who they are?<p>This isn’t to say that the …

What Should Data Scientists Know?

Are there really 28,504 data scientist positions posted on the recruiting site Dice.com? That’s the number that comes up when you search for “data scientist,” but that incorporates listings that include both words, together or not. According to Dice, the number at any given time is actually more …

The 10 best quotable novels

Photograph: National Portrait Gallery<p>Laurence Sterne by Sir Joshua Reynolds.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/15/1421317833170/6d467751-a7ea-4e8d-a0ef-9f2039fc1dc6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: National Portrait Gallery<p>Laurence Sterne by Sir Joshua …

How Jacques Torres Became the Chocolate King of New York

This entrepreneur built his chocolate empire using quality materials, great negotiation skills, and a bit of kinky marketing.<p>I come from a family of craftsmen. We like to make things with our hands. Better than the pleasure of making money is the pleasure of making the product and saying, "Wow. I …

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Science and technology predictions for 2017

Telegraph writers share their science and technology predictions for 2017, from the rise of artificial intelligence to new breakthroughs in cancer research and the first human head transplant.<p>The rise of biometric identification technology, from fingerprints to vein scanners<p>By James Titcomb, …