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Passing Through Babel To Eden

Whoever redacted the Old Testament was brilliant.<p>The Tower of Babel story depicted in Genesis is ancient. And yet, in spite of its age, it is impossible to avoid the great truths it seeks to tell.<p>Mankind was building the tower to reach to heaven, and God said that we, if we completed the tower, …

Microsoft apologizes for OneDrive trainwreck, backpedals slightly on downgrades but not unlimited storage

Microsoft today issued an apology for its OneDrive trainwreck. The company is backpedaling slightly on the downgrades announced in November, but not the removal of unlimited storage.<p>In other words, the situation is still a clusterfuck. Now it’s just a slightly less shitty clusterfuck.<p>In October …

Faithbox Aims to Spread Spirituality, Help Fight Child Hunger

In this Salute to American Success, we’re taking a look at Faithbox, a company that delivers Christian products through a subscription box service, and its founder and CEO Willie Morris.<p>Although he grew up a Catholic, Morris said he wasn’t always religious.<p>“There was a period where I turned my back …

The U.S. Postal Service Will Now Email You Pictures Of Your Mail

The service is currently offered in the New York City area and in parts of northern Virginia.<p>The United States Postal Service is rolling out a new email initiative to make receiving snail mail more convenient.<p>The new, free service, called "Informed Delivery," will email "black and white images of …

Twelve reasons entrepreneurs with type-A personalities are unstoppable

Personalities fit into one of two groups – Type A and Type B – it's one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type B's are typically more laid back, lacking the same level of intense …

iPad math app comes with real human tutor

The fifth-grader who just last year was at least one grade behind in math is now a year ahead and helping his classmates. Sebastian Johnson’s grasp and meteoric understanding of math did not happen because of the tutor he met with twice each week.<p>It was, his father Fred said, because of an iPad app …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Microsoft Says PowerApps Will Solve Mobile Development Woes

Microsoft on Monday announced PowerApps, software that aims to make it easier to build or connect mobile business applications using Microsoft …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Sylaps Lets You Invite People To A Video Call With A Link

Meet Sylaps, a voice-over-IP startup that lets you start phone calls without giving out your phone number. Sylaps is all about making it as seamless as possible to start a phone call with people you don’t know.<p>The startup has desktop and mobile apps for all major platforms — OS X, Windows, Linux, …

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Sean Parker on tech industry's 'tricks': 'Social media feeds our narcissism'

A generation ago, Sean Parker would have us believe, parents worried that their children were becoming couch potatoes, passive consumers of information dominated by TV. But he said that concern has now shifted in the opposite direction, acknowledging that technology companies have employed “tricks” …

Social Media

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Warning: Oil company defaults are coming

The U.S. shale oil boom lured tons of prospectors in recent years.<p>Oil companies of all hues loaded up on massive amounts of debt to fund rigs and fancy new drilling equipment.<p>The problem is the companies were banking on oil prices closer to $100 oil when they took on the debt. Now oil is around $45 …

Oil

Want Your Startup to Grow? Hire a Generalist | Inc.com

Arguably the most important decision founders ever make is: who is the first person I should bring into the company? The right answer to that question is very different today than just a few years ago.<p>Traditionally, founders either hired an engineer to accelerate product development (Microsoft, …

Startups

How this company earns millions with Instagram

Coffee grounds are the new black.<p>Skincare company Frank Body has made a business out of selling the stuff as a body scrub and expects to make over $19 million this year.<p>The Australia-based company was launched in March 2013 by five friends. They put up a total of $3,000 -- and recouped it in one …

Budget airline WOW air will offer $99 flights from California to Iceland

Iceland's WOW air plans to offer flights to Reykjavik, Iceland, from San Francisco and Los Angeles starting at $99, beginning next summer.<p>For west …

Air Travel

A-list investors back Convoy's plan to streamline freight operations

In a world full of silly apps, it’s nice to see a startup tackling a real problem, like making sure the stuff that people make and sell gets …

What Are The Web’s Most Played Out Fonts?

Fontreach is a new tool that can tell you what fonts are hot, and what fonts are not.<p>There was a time not too long ago when all the fonts on the web were pretty much the same: Arial, Courier New, Times New Roman, Comic Sans, Impact, Georgia, Trebuchet, Webdings, maybe some Verdana. But with …

This startup will tell you how much experience a doctor has treating your condition

Amino analyzed health insurance claims from 188 million Americans<p>Choosing a doctor can be a real pain. Besides looking at a physician’s credentials — where they went to school, for instance — or checking for online reviews that may not be truthful, there aren’t many resources that can help someone …

A new service will sell all your old stuff for you and take a cut of the profits

When you want to sell your old smartphone, where do you go? There's eBay, Craiglist, or a gadget re-seller like Gazelle. What about a chair you don't want anymore? Or a game console?<p>In a sea of online marketplaces for selling everything imaginable, a new startup called Sell It Easy wants to make …

Google’s Domain Registrar Expands, Now Works With Google Apps

Google is today expanding its efforts with its newer domain registry service, Google Domains, announced earlier this year. The service, which represents Google’s initial foray into selling website addresses itself, competes with those from NameCheap, GoDaddy and others, by offering individuals and …

How Elizabeth Holmes' Billion-Dollar Drug Company, Theranos, Won by Playing the Long Game | Inc.com

Steve Jobs had massive ambition, but Holmes's is arguably larger. While revolutionizing consumer technology is formidable, Holmes believes her company will actually save lives. Her diagnostic lab test upstart is aiming to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and to help grow it by another $125 billion. …

Genetic Engineering

Bank of Montreal is in an established downtrend

Today I will conclude the assignment from Sandra. Last time she wanted my thoughts on which of two bank stocks would meet her desire for an income producing investment. Last time I conducted a study of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM-T). Today's inspection of the charts for Bank of Montreal …

SpaceX and Tesla backer just invested $50 million in this startup

When the World Bank and the Philippines devised a tax program to help curb smoking in the country, they needed a way to ensure that merchants in …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

How a Fake Business Built an Awesome Online Reputation

In today's digital world, consumers are able to form a perception of a business long before they set foot in the door. But you may want to think twice before basing your opinion of a business solely on its online reviews.<p>Kashmir Hill said she built an awesome online reputation for the Freakin' …

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …