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Travis Kalanick has hired ‘CEO advisory’ firm Teneo to improve his tarnished image

Time for some PR? I’d say so.<p>Ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has hired high-profile “CEO advisory” firm Teneo to help him manage his own embattled interests, according to several sources close to the situation.<p>So, get ready for some positive stories on the embattled entrepreneur via open-hearted …

CNote looks to upend traditional savings with the help of good timing

Believe it or not, the money you have in your savings account right now is probably losing you money. In today’s economy, inflation outpaces the interest rates that banks pay to encourage saving money — this makes penny pinching less prudent than many might think.<p>Catherine Berman, a former Managing …

Is Trump's Victory the Jump-Start Civics Education Needed?

America’s classrooms are responsible for preparing students to be good citizens. This election indicates that they may be failing to do so.<p>The 2016 campaign produced the unthinkable: the election of a presidential candidate whom members of his own party described as a classic authoritarian. How is …

How-To: Maximize the resale value of your existing Mac

With the new MacBook Pro models not exactly cheap (especially for Brits), we all need as much help as we can get in paying for them. A decent chunk of the purchase cost for many of us will be raised by selling our old Macs, either ahead of time or once we have our shiny new Macs all set up and …

Microsoft is doing a better Apple impression than Apple is

Minus Jony Ive<p>Apple and Microsoft have both announced new computers this week built for professionals, and while the companies' hardware may be very different, the way they're selling these new devices is eerily similar. Check out the MacBook Pro overview from Apple above, then watch Microsoft's …

The Professional Burdens of Being a ‘Model Minority’

Stereotypes about Asian Americans are often held up as proof that racial labels can be flattering, but they subtly produce a number of problems in schools and offices.<p>There are a number of ways in which Asian Americans are thriving economically. They are overrepresented among the ranks of …

Reading Proust on My Cellphone

I glided through sentence after sentence, volume after volume, on my Android in the nighttime darkness. The experience was remarkably ... Proustian.<p>A long time ago I was hopelessly hung up, and not in a good way, on a certain passage in Proust’s <i>Remembrance of Things Past</i>. The offending passage, …

Catch up with the complete Dark Souls lore primer

<i>In the beginning, there were some boring dragons, and a few humanoids living underground. Fire appeared, the people took control of it, and a naked</i> …

Microsoft's Phil Spencer wants Xbox to be bold once more

Dawn of a new Xbox<p>Phil Spencer knows the Xbox lost its way. With the Xbox One exclusive Halo 5: Guardians out on October 27th and a slew of top level changes to how people use the console, the Xbox chief is now confident that the game console and its platform are back in a position where they can …

Ex-Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell wins epic legal fight with former bosses

Marty O’Donnell, the composer who created the music for the Halo and Destiny video games, has won his case in a legal battle with his former employer Bungie.<p>Under a final ruling issued today from a court-appointed arbitrator, Bungie must honor its agreements with O’Donnell that gave him the right …

Recently documents your life via a monthly photo magazine

Talk about defying a trend. At a time when paper-based publications are looking for a way to ditch production and mailing costs in favor of digital, a new app for iOS is moving in the opposite direction. Recently, a new monthly physical magazine that debuts today, differs from the periodical pack …

Cybersecurity firm hired by Hillary Clinton: 'We would never have taken it on' if we knew of the ensuing chaos

"We're normal people. We're not used to this," DeCamillis said, referring to the death threats and "phone calls from screaming strangers" that his company, Platte River Networks, has received in the past week.<p>"No one knew," he added. "It was an email server, that simple."<p>Winning the Clinton …

Why the Apple Watch is flopping

<i>By Mark Wilson</i><p>The Apple Watch, despite years of hype before it was even announced, appears to be flopping after all.<p>It wasn't a good sign when Apple announced shortly before the Watch release that they weren't going to be breaking out sales numbers. Now, a new report from third-party analysts Slice …

Changing the conversation: How Apple could modernize iMessage to be more powerful and easy to use

At this year’s WWDC, Apple devoted a lot of onstage attention to a revamp of the Notes app in both iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. One of my favorite additions is inline web link previews. Just paste a URL, and Notes will turn the link into a preview bubble with a thumbnail for the page, as well as a …

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A skeptic’s Apple Watch diary: One month in, after the novelty wore off

When I decided that I was keeping my Apple Watch after my arbitrary one week trial, several of you wondered whether that would still be the case once the novelty had worn off. Indeed, I wondered that myself.<p>Well, it’s now a month in as of yesterday, and I can definitely say the novelty has worn off …

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …

How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Lyle Stevens is the CEO and co-founder of</i> <i>Mavrck.</i><p>Seed accelerators have been around for 10 years now and their popularity doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon. Sure, criticism for the programs themselves and the proliferation of different programs around the world have taken some …

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How Chrome Won the War of the Browsers

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Google keeps on winning the internet. In less than a decade, Google Chrome has become the web browser with the biggest market share. Its features appeal casual web surfers and businesses alike. How did it do …

Spotify wants to monetize your mood with ads based on your favorite playlists

Music streaming service Spotify is taking its advertising tactics up a notch, with a new feature that will place ads based on the tone of your playlist.<p>The product, called Playlist Targeting, leverages Spotify’s listener data to push ads. In a press release, the company wrote:<p>Brands can now target …

Stalk Everyone You Know With Crystal's Eerily Accurate App

Crystal, a new app that analyzes public data to tell you exactly how to communicate with people, has had us all at TNW looking up our friends and family today (as well as ourselves, of course) to find out what it knows about us.<p>What’s surprising is that it’s often eerily accurate. The app touts …

New interview with Kevin Lynch reveals more Watch details, early prototypes used timeline UI

WIRED has posted a new story on the Apple Watch, which revolves around interviews with Apple human interface designer Alan Dye and Apple’s VP Technology Kevin Lynch, who heads Apple Watch software. The piece shines new light on the foundation of the smartwatch project at Apple as well as some new …

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Facebook Fights Info Overload With AIs That Identify What’s In Videos And Sentences

Facebook has made some breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Today at its F8 conference, CTO Mike Schroepfer described new systems for identifying the content and context of videos and sentences.<p>The second day of F8 included the open-sourcing of native mobile app development tool React Native, …

Kitchen Tech: AeroPress lets you make fancy coffee and espresso at budget prices

“Great coffee” is a moving target. Thanks mostly to Starbucks, the typical coffee drinker today laughs off Sanka and other instant coffees that were considered great three decades ago. But at the same time, “third-wave” and “fourth-wave” coffee shops consider Starbucks to be a purveyor of mediocre …

Turn your phone into a computer mouse with Remote Mouse

I'm writing this one with my wife in mind, who has been using a work-issued laptop with a broken trackpad for nearly a year. She has adapted by using a wireless mouse, but since she also has a work-issued iPhone 6, she could use that instead of the old mouse I gave her and carry one less item in …

Video games can be good for you, new research says

Imagine a hardcore video game fanatic, and the picture you summon probably won't resemble Roman Rivera.<p>He grew up captivated by games from "Pokemon" to "Call of Duty," and evaded his mom's screen time limits by covertly playing his Game Boy after lights out. Now that he's 21, he spends up to four …

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

Apple's 'Communicating Stylus' for Capturing Digital Versions of Handwritten Notes Wins Patent

Apple today was awarded a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that concerns a new type of digital stylus that translates a user's handwritten note into a digital version when connected to a smartphone, tablet, or any "digital computing device" (via <i>Apple Insider</i>).<p>The patent also …