Michael English

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What Happens When Millennials Grow Up?

We spoke to a bunch of experts about what life might look like for us when we're all middle-aged.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>We share apartments with people we don't know or with our parents, live hand-to-mouth, and subscribe to a culture of anxiety. We struggle with self esteem and …

Mental Health

May We Have Your Attention, Please?

Attention is "the act or state of applying the mind to something" and "a condition of readiness involving especially a selective narrowing or …

Why we have burned 48% of the total Follow Coin supply

Yes you’ve read that correctly. We have burned 484.452.464 Follow Coin tokens (FLLW). Here is the …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

The great ICO freeze is beginning. What does it mean for crypto in 2018?

<i>This is a lightly edited version of</i> <i>my tweetstorm on ICOs</i> <i>which went viral. Mostly I just added links.</i><p><b>The long anticipated ICO freeze is coming.</b><p>The …

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One of the primary ways that Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) extends its reach into communities is through partnerships. By working …

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018 - Smarter With Gartner

How do designers make cars safer? They treat them like a school of fish. Safe Swarm, recently unveiled by Honda, uses vehicle-to-vehicle …

Machine Learning

Hennessy’s Popularity Is Not Due To Hip Hop. The Story Is Much Deeper Than That.

Black Executives Join Forces, Forming a PAC to Back Them Up

Dozens of black executives and their spouses joined Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, as well as Eric H. Holder Jr., the former attorney general, for a private dinner in July in Bridgehampton, N.Y. Over kale salad and sea bass on the grounds of a hotel, the executives sought advice about …

Obama Administration

Want Change In Education? Look Beyond The Usual Suspects (Like Finland)

In a tiny hamlet in Tanzania, children who have never been to school, and can't recognize a single letter in any language, are about to start learning basic math and reading. They'll do this with the help of a cutting-edge, artificially intelligent "tutor" who can hear what they are saying in …

Education

A Former Superagent Bets Big on a More Diverse Hollywood

During the 10-day run of the Sundance Film Festival each January, the otherwise-unassuming ski hamlet of Park City, Utah, begins to look like the Hamptons on Fourth of July weekend. Traffic inches anxiously along the snow-carpeted Main Street, littered with the accidents of those unused to driving …

Bill Cosby

This List of 2017’s Top 10 Millennial Brands Has Myriad Retail-Rich Surprises

An oft-heard critique of millennials is that they’re fickle—or, at the very least, far more youth-obsessed than our culture is, if YouGov …

Top 10

Four Tips to Successfully Scale at Your Own Speed

Companies scale best when founders follow these steps to remove themselves from the heart of every decision, set boundaries and prioritize time management.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Get this: Just one percent of startups scale correctly, while more than 70 percent …

Business Strategy

Microsoft’s new Data Box lets you mail up to 100 TB to its Azure cloud

Moving lots of data to the cloud can take a long time and cost quite a bit, even over fast connections. Like its competitors — and especially AWS — Microsoft has long allowed its Azure users to import data to its cloud by shipping hard drives to its data centers. It’s now going a step further with …

Microsoft Azure

As IBM Ramps Up Its AI-Powered Advertising, Can Watson Crack the Code of Digital Marketing?

As much as we might want to try, nobody can change the weather. However, weather does have the ability to change us—our moods, our health, our daily …

Artificial Intelligence

HBCUs Report Major Increase In Freshman Enrollment

A number of HBCUs are reporting record increases for first-year students and headcount for fall 2017. North Carolina A&T State University, the …

How to Drive More Ecommerce Sales with Your Product Pages

Main image: Landing page basicsMost ecommerce websites have many pages: the homepage, an “About” page, individual product pages, product category …

eCommerce

Inside The Tense, Unusual HBCU-White House Relationship

HBCU BuzzLast year, Omarosa Manigault-Newman wanted Howard University — the historically black school known as “The Mecca” — to welcome Donald J. …

Donald Trump

From the President: Why Public Private Partnerships Still Matter: Making the Case for P3

<i>by Geoff Durham, Durham Chamber President & CEO</i>For Durham, a booming downtown chock full of arts, culture and entertainment offerings, the economic …

Employment

Daughter Of The First African-American To Build A Billion-Dollar Company Exposes Boys Of Color To STEM Opportunities

“We all want and need a seat at the table, and then we want to run the table and then we want to have our own table. Coding is the ticket to that,” …

Tales of nightmare pitches: At least the sushi was fresh

Pitching new business is tough. Emotions run hot and tempers flare. And that’s if it’s all going smoothly. But sometimes, well, sometimes it’s more …

Nike Unveils Kevin Durant’s New ‘Red Velvet’ KDX Shoes With Cupcake Campaign

For Kevin Durant’s latest sneakers with Nike, the 2017 NBA champion and sportswear brand took inspiration from what may seem like an unlikely place …

Basketball

Galore, the publishing company focused on 16- to 24-year-old women, has flipped media's business model

When the digital-media company Galore talks to prospective advertisers, it tries to sell them on its social-media network, its ability to make content for brands, its relationship with influencers, and its track record of producing events. It barely bothers selling them paid ads.<p>Mike Albanese, …

Media Industry

Your College-Student Marketing Plan? It’s All Wrong

Is there anything more cringeworthy than brands trying to reach Millennials? I constantly see ads peppered with LOLs, emojis, and “Bye, Felicia”, and …

Marketing

For one new fund, the question isn’t which corporate backer, but why not 10?

Engage Ventures is a new, Atlanta-based accelerator fund for early-stage deals. It isn’t managing a ton of money — it just closed on $15 million for its debut effort — but it does have some interesting financial backers.<p>Unlike a corporate venture unit that’s trying to satisfy one company, Engage …

Venture Capital

Why so few Latino-owned businesses get venture capital funding

In the world of venture capital, Latino-owned businesses are rarer than billion dollar unicorns.<p>Only about 1% of all Latino-owned businesses created between 2007 and 2012 in the U.S. received venture capital or angel investments, according to a report by the Stanford Graduate School of Business …

Venture Capital

How North Carolina HBCUs rank based on grads’ median income levels (Slideshow) - Triangle Business Journal

By Danielle Chemtob <br>– TBJ News Intern, Triangle Business Journal<p>Aug 8, 2017, 2:19pm EDT<p>Historically Black Colleges and Universities are ahead of the …

Venture Investments Are Not Bets

Countless times over the last decade, I’ve heard other venture investors refer to their investments as “bets.” Earlier in my venture career, I was …

The Hurdles Facing Black Business Owners In The South

A recent study by the non-profit Prosperity Now finds white-owned businesses make, on average, nearly ten times as much as African-American-owned …

Nonprofits

Tips for Making Sales in the Tech Space: Know Your Early Adopter