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This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …

Artificial Intelligence

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 5 years — here's what you have to look forward to

Walt Disney Studios made a major update to its theatrical schedule in March ahead of its annual shareholder's meeting.<p>The company outlined its movie schedule through 2023 where it announced dates for a mix of live-action films, Marvel superheroes, sequels, and many more trips to a galaxy far, far …

Walt Disney Company

13 Items on Amazon People Are Going Absolutely Nuts for Right Now

The best of the best.<p>It’s hard to know when you order something online if what you’ll be getting is the real deal or a cheap whisper of what you were …

Shopping

The Average Salaries of Tech Works in Major Cities (Infographic)

In 2017, most tech workers brought in a enviable yearly salary.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s pretty standard for people in tech to take home some big salaries. But just how much money are these people making? A recent study by Hired.com analyzed data from more …

How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 42 major US cities

Everything in life is relative.<p>That phrase is especially true when looking at how much money it takes to be considered "rich" in different US cities.<p>While terms like "middle class" and "rich" are used broadly — and often incorrectly — they can be quantified using federal data.<p>About 20% of Americans …

Backpacking Checklist: 10 Essentials to Bring on Every Adventure

The only way to completely prevent accidents in the backcountry is to never go outside. But that’s no way to live. The next best option is to pack …

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

The New Rules of Talent Management

Working in small, cross-functional units, squads can resolve issues quickly.<p>Agile isn’t just for tech anymore. It’s been working its way into other areas and functions, from product development to manufacturing to marketing—and now it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop, and manage their …

Project Management

10 Items of Gear Every Outdoors-Person Needs to Own

<b>What outdoor activity excites you?</b> Ski-touring? Stand-up paddleboarding? Canoe-tripping? Whatever turns your crank (cycling?), there's specialized …

GOODS | 12 Reasons To Visit Granville Island Now That (Most Of) The Tourists Have Gone

by Michelle Sproule | Vancouverites are very familiar with the delicate transition that they’re in the midst of right now. Truly, it’s not until we …

Acquainted

Start Networking with People Outside Your Industry

Most professionals build their network over time through proximity — people from your business school study group, or colleagues from your current company or past jobs. You may have a few outliers in the mix, but unless you’ve been deliberate about your networking, the vast majority of people you …

An Open Letter From Technology Sector Leaders On Donald Trump's Candidacy For President

Trump would be a disaster for innovation.<p>We are inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector. We are proud that American innovation is the envy of the world, a source of widely-shared prosperity, and a hallmark of our global …

Starting Up? You Ignore These Practices, You'll Be Done in a Year

Three simple management habits predict success. Do yourself a favor: Start them now!<p>Its an exciting time to be involved in startups, especially with so much practical advice easily at hand. People are eager to share their knowledge on new product development, venture capital funding and the startup …

Online

10 Worst traits of even the great entrepreneurs

Share39<p>Tweet<p>Share7<p>+11<p>Shares 47<p>The difference between success and failure in entrepreneurship can have a lot to do with your own traits and habits. …

Entrepreneurship

MORGAN STANLEY: European stocks will fall 15-20% after Brexit vote

Among the wide-ranging impacts, financial markets are going wild following the monumental vote and Morgan Stanley strategist Andrew Sheets thinks this will be a huge downside for markets.<p>"It looks likely that the UK has voted to leave the EU," Sheets said in a note to clients following the …

Morgan Stanley

Airbnb's Brian Chesky: If 100 People Love Your Product, That's Enough

The Airbnb co-founder also believes the next batch of great entrepreneurs will not come from the United States.<p>As the CEO of a company worth $25.5 billion, Airbnb's Brian Chesky knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship, and on Thursday, he shared his thoughts with a group of international …

How to build a killer sales team, according to a $1.7 billion marketing-software maker

Having a strong sales team is critical for any company trying to sell its product.<p>But it's not easy to put together the right mix of people that can maximize your sales potential.<p>HubSpot, a marketing-software company worth $1.7 billion, has published this slide deck with tips on how to build a …

Sergey Brin: Don't come to Silicon Valley to start a business

It's easier to start a company outside the Valley than in it, he said onstage at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.<p>"I know that sort of contradicts what everyone here has been saying," he said with a laugh.<p>Google got started at Stanford University, where the conference is taking place. But he …

Ring's compact Wi-Fi doorbell makes a big impression - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Ring's $249 Video Doorbell Pro has 1080p HD video resolution and a slimmed-down design that's more likely to fit on a doorframe than its oversized competition.<p><b>The Bad</b> You have to pay a minimum of $3 per month for cloud video storage.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Video Doorbell Pro is a solid smart …

Home Security

This Richard Branson-backed startup failed on 'Shark Tank' — but just raised $61 million from Kleiner Perkins

After struggling for the first three years, Ring's smart video doorbell business has been on a wild ride, appearing on ABC's "Shark Tank," getting funded by Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, and becoming one of the hottest startups in the world.<p>"It doesn't even feel real," Siminoff told …

Insider | The Next Web

All stories in Insider<p>It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'<p>Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the …

Here’s What Might Make Email Obsolete (Sooner Than You Think) | Inc.com

Let's face it: we're living in a world with too much communication.<p>"It's definitely a crowded space," says Andrew Wilkinson, CEO of Flow, a company that makes project management software designed to simplify teamwork. "Everyone is picking a single part of team communication and trying their best to …

Project Management

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job | Inc.com

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur--except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Entrepreneurship

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>Are you thinking of quitting your job and starting your own thing but not sure if it's the right decision?<p>Are you scared of failing? of going broke? of living uncomfortably? of disappointing your loved ones?<p>Are you scared that you might not be …

Google’s OnHub is the Wi-Fi Router Apple Should’ve Designed

Google wants to be your home network's one-stop-shop with its just announced OnHub. The OnHub bundles together a Wi-Fi router, smart home device …

Why Microsoft might buy a two-year-old startup called Mesosphere for as much as $1 billion

Mesosphere has reportedly caught Microsoft's attention and the software giant has been trying to buy the startup, reports The Information's Amir Efrati.<p>Mesosphere believes it's worth $1 billion, Efrati reports.<p>Whether Microsoft bites for that price is questionable, but the company may not be the …

San Francisco

Google's WiFi router runs Linux, offers home automation hooks

Google and TP-Link unveiled a Gentoo Linux based “OnHub” WiFi-ac router for consumers with 13 antennas, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, controlled by a mobile …

The Top 9 Startups From Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

Smart mattress covers, RNA diagnostics, and photosynthetic grow lights were among the big ideas that shone brightest on stage at Demo Day 1 for Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 batch. Fifty startups presented on the record, including a massive influx of hardware companies and biotech firms. You can read …

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Entrepreneurship