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Google Search starts rolling out mobile-first indexing

Google today announced it has started rolling out mobile-first indexing for its search results. The company is migrating sites that follow best practices for mobile-first indexing to use the the mobile version of the page instead of the desktop version.<p>Google first started experimenting with a …

SEO

‘Frost Boy’ in China Warms Up the Internet, and Stirs Poverty Debate

BEIJING — On a bitterly cold morning this month, Wang Fuman, 8, set out for school as he usually did, walking 2.8 miles through mountains and streams until he reached the warmth of his third-grade classroom.<p>When Fuman arrived two hours later, his classmates erupted in laughter. The freezing …

China

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Using drones to build the ambulance fleet of the future

It’s that time of year again. Sleigh bells overhead and our jolly, bearded benefactor wafting gifts down the chimney to eagerly awaiting hands. We’ve heard every version of this tale. Except, perhaps, the variant that is currently playing out in East Africa. In the funny way that magic tales and …

East Africa

The Business Case for Quirkiness

08 Min Read Time - Zappos built a billion-dollar bottom line and a reputation for customer service by letting employees bring their whole, creative …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

Exclusive: What Trump Really Told Kislyak After Comey Was Canned

During a May 10 meeting in the Oval Office, the president betrayed his intelligence community by leaking the content of a classified, and highly sensitive, Israeli intelligence operation to two high-ranking Russian envoys, Sergey Kislyak and Sergey Lavrov. This is what he told them—and the …

Donald Trump

2 of 5 FCC commissioners favor net neutrality. You have 3 weeks to convince the rest.

As December 14 – the day that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on repealing net neutrality guidelines – draws ever nearer, it’s worth noting that not all of the agency’s members are in favor of eroding the principles that keep the internet open in the US.<p>Jessica Rosenworcel and …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Warren Buffett's personal pilot reveals the incredible prioritization method the billionaire taught him

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Will Power

Trump careens off script on Russia after Putin meeting

After a week of delicate diplomacy in Asia, the president again dismissed Russian election meddling and lashed out at critics on Twitter.<p>DANANG, Vietnam — President Donald Trump stayed on script for more than a week as he crisscrossed Asia — and then Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up.<p>After …

Donald Trump

New DNS Service Launched by IBM Vows to Keep Your Browsing Habits Secret

A new online service was launched Thursday morning to keep your browsing habits out of the hands of marketers and help you automatically avoid …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

General Motors

How you can detect hackers in your encrypted traffic

More than half of web traffic is now encrypted, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). That’s a big win for businesses and all of us, since it guards against eavesdropping and tampering with content as it moves from device to server and back again.<p>The move from http to https has …

Special forces unit ambushed in Niger desperately called for help, sources say

The US special forces detachment ambushed in the Niger last month fought alone for hours after the local Nigerien forces they were accompanying fled in the first minutes of the engagement, retired and serving special forces officers with knowledge of events have said.<p>The trapped soldiers also made …

Special Forces

Microsoft rep installs Chrome mid-pitch because Edge keeps crashing

This is truly half-brutal, half-hilarious. A Microsoft employee was forced to pause his Azure presentation in the middle of a live demo session in order to install Google’s Chrome… because the company’s own Edge browser kept crashing.<p>But here is the best part: this comical occurrence was recorded …

A phone app that listens to your car and could warn of impending trouble | Ars Technica

Since it uses the phone's sensors, there's no risk someone can hack your car.<p>As cars get smarter, more and more of them are going to give their …

Artificial Intelligence

Speed as a Habit

<i>This article is by Dave Girouard, CEO of personal finance startup Upstart, and former President of Google Enterprise Apps. He’s well known for</i> …

Our 6 Must Reads for Scaling Yourself as a Leader

To succeed in tech, you have to grow not just your skills, but also your energy, your time management, and your approach to work. This is a good …

Outsourcing

Our 6 Must Reads to Make Self-Care Your Competitive Advantage

Too many of us abandon healthy habits in order to work more. But the most successful among us know that self-care is a secret weapon to get more done …

Self-improvement

The Remarkable Advantage of Abundant Thinking

Katia Verresen is one of the most sought-after leadership coaches in tech. Here's how she's seen abundant thinking transform careers and companies. …

Self-improvement

Infographic – Drones: Reporting for Work

Why drones have an economic potential that is too large to ignore

These four key areas of Trump’s tech policy are top of mind for CEOs and other industry participants

Expanding tech talent, intellectual property protection, AI and automation, and net neutrality.<p>The technology sector has been on edge, waiting to see if the new administration will make the reforms needed to spur innovation and startup activity, or whether it will make policy changes that end up …

Net Neutrality

Tesla will add automatic “enter/exit” seat positions in future software update after Twitter request

Tesla is leveraging both its CEO’s popularity on twitter and its cars’ over-the-air update capability to respond to another customer request, with CEO Elon Musk promising on twitter that a future software update will include a function to automatically move the seat and steering wheel into a more …

Tesla

How to invest in the singularity

Peter Thiel has made some shrewd bets in his lifetime: a half-million dollar wager as Facebook's first outside investor, earning him roughly $1 …

Singularity

My Journey From Struggling Actress to Successful Tech CEO

How I Traded the Stage for Y Combinator<p>If you asked me 10 years ago where I thought my career would take me, I would have answered with one word: …

How SoftBank’s $100B fund is in a league all its own

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>For the average American, the name …

Venture Capital

The Business of Artificial Intelligence

For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. The most important of these are what economists call general-purpose technologies — a category that includes the steam engine, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. Each one catalyzed …

Artificial Intelligence