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Lexalytics Acquires Semantria To Bring Sentiment Analysis To The Masses

Sentiment analysis is an important tool for businesses looking to get a better understanding of how their customers feel about their products. Instead of surveys that offer abstract ratings, it lets companies look at the emotions underlying how users talk about their goods or services.<p>Lexalytics …

Do You Feel Pressure Or Do You Apply Pressure?

<i>To whoever think their words affect me is too stupid</i> <i><br>And if you can do it better than me, then you do it</i><i>—Kanye West, “Cold”</i><p>One obvious yet under-appreciated law of business physics is:<p><i>For any given company, the larger the company becomes, the more opportunities emerge to screw it up.</i><p>Another obvious …

Stockholm is the 'most prolific' billion-dollar startup hub behind Silicon Valley

Sweden lacks the scale to be Europe's main tech hub, but that hasn't stopped it producing the most billion-dollar online companies over the past …

Venture Capital

President Obama Calls For A Free And Open Internet, Wants It Reclassified As A Utility

President Barack Obama has come out in favor of net neutrality in a special website and video announcement wherein he lays out his plan for protecting the freedom and openness of the Internet. In a video and letter, he lays out in no uncertain terms that he believes no cable company or access …

Why Siberia is a great place to mine bitcoins

RUSSIA’S recession had taken its toll on Yuri Dromashko, an entrepreneur from the Siberian city of Irkutsk. His property investments had floundered. …

Making This One Choice Will Help You Focus As An Innovation Leader

Being an innovation leader in a large company is difficult at the best of times. However, it gets even harder when the leader is not clear on what their job is. The other day I was having a conversation with an innovation leader from a large retail company that has also launched a bank as a …

Innovation

Stephen and Robert Yoskowitz - Founders of Joinesty

Bringing ideas to life is more about discipline than inspiration, though it usually starts with one of us saying, “wait a minute!” then drawing …

Make Way For Generation Z Entrepreneurs Saying No To College

Occasionally I read stories of 13 year-old entrepreneurs who have found a niche market that has allowed them to earn income rivaling their parents. While these type of entrepreneurs may have be on the scene at a young age long before Generation Z was born, today we hear more of them because the …

Entrepreneurship

What 11 entrepreneurs and execs would tell their 24-year-old selves

In hindsight, some life lessons weren't obvious at the time.<p>Fortunately, you can glean wisdom from these 12 top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles on your path to success.

Entrepreneurship

Shark Tank Investor: Bitcoin an Asset But Requires Education to Avoid Disaster

Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary has offered both encouragement and warning to Bitcoin investors in a recent interview on CNBC’s Make It. He offered …

Chris Lesner- Founder and CEO of Project World Impact

Develop and regularly meet with a variety of mentors—experts you trust and respect in different fields like business, marketing, leadership, …

Does Your CEO Have A Personal Brand? If Not, It Could Be Affecting Your Bottom Line.

Who is the CEO of Amazon? That’s a pretty easy answer.<p>What about the CEO of UPS? Not quite as easy, right?<p>Jeff Bezos has become a household name, bringing Amazon lots of free attention and helping to propel it into an e-commerce giant with an enthusiastic international following. UPS would have to …

Public Relations

VReal Plans to Be Much More Than Just Twitch for VR Games

When you’re describing a business or piece of software, it’s often best to explain it in relation to something familiar. For example, if I were …

3 Reasons WebVR Is The Future of Virtual Reality

Since headsets have launched, attention has turned to the importance of content too. With game, interactive, and video studios playing catch up on …

Why reading aloud makes you remember better

More senses are better than one<p>The majority of people stop reading aloud once they’re past the stage of sounding out the letters, but a small study suggests that doing so will help us remember, and tells us more about why.<p>For the study published in <i>Memory</i>, scientists recorded 75 students saying 160 …

The Brain

Neural Networks Are Learning What to Remember and What to Forget - MIT Technology Review

Deep learning is changing the way we use and think about machines. Current incarnations are better than humans at all kinds of tasks, from chess and …

Machine Learning

Blockchain is bringing the sharing economy to everyone

The sharing economy relies on a distributed workforce, shareable assets, and peer-to-peer transactions and contracts. Uber and Airbnb are probably the most famous examples, allowing people to make money by sharing their homes and their cars. Now blockchain technology is making it possible to earn …

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

Blockchain

AI veteran Andrew Ng just can’t stop launching new companies

Unlike tennis balls and musketeers, AI ventures don’t typically come in threes. Unless you’re Andrew Ng.<p>The former AI leader at both Google and Baidu has been on an entrepreneurial spree, making his third major announcement in recent months to launch Landing.ai. The startup will help make large …

New Zealand launches biggest ever drive to attract Brexit Britain's builders

More than $100bn of infrastructure works are planned but country doesn’t have enough local workers to fill the gap<p>New Zealand has launched a campaign to lure thousands of UK construction workers away from their wintry building sites to deliver the country’s biggest ever infrastructure and housing …

New Zealand

21 Quotes to Carry You Through the Tough Times | Inc.com

Despite having to climb the highest mountain and cross the largest ocean, you will never hear a successful entrepreneur say the words, "good enough." A truly inspired leader does not settle for mediocre results--and they have the wisdom to separate what really matters from the minutiae of every day …

Motivation

22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>I've never found anybody that …

Hung Up
Black History

This power adapter is a must-have for frequent travelers

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The Surprising (and Overlooked) Way to Raise an Empowered Girl

In today's social and political climate, raising a daughter who grows up feeling strong, capable, and supported is as important as ever. There are a …

Illustrator Perfectly Captures How an Introvert Likes to Spend the Weekend

For an introvert, the weekend is best spent alone. It’s precious time to stay home, binge watch Netflix, and snuggle with a furry pal. But what happens when a friend suggests hanging out? The prospect can fill an introvert with dread! Landysh, one half of the drawing duo Lingvistov, perfectly …

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and one good idea — a story of grassroots entrepreneurship and …

eCommerce

Hearty Chili Con Carne – Book of Taste

19NOV<p>Ingredients: red or yukon gold potatoes extra virgin olive oil 1/2 a packet of dry zesty Italian dressing mix garlic powder 1/3 …

These ocean drones are trawling for climate change data

A fleet of unmanned boats is traveling from the Arctic to the equator, gathering vital data on climate change.<p>The autonomous vessels -- called "Saildrones" -- resemble bright red surfboards. Each is fitted with a 20-foot-high carbon fiber sail, and 16 sensors that test variables including carbon …

Time Warner

6 industries with massive potential for AI integration

Artificial intelligence represents a new way of interfacing with data. With the cost of sensors, data storage, and analytics plunging, nearly every industry can now produce exabytes of data concerning its daily operations, from the temperature of a computer processor to the vibration in a …

Artificial Intelligence