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Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales due to this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: a customer calls you, and you respond to that two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …


15 tech gadgets under $100 that make it easier to do your job

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon You might not be able to squeeze an extra hour into each day, but with the right tech, it's possible to use the time you do have …


Netflix is focusing more and more on TV shows and less on movies

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A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read

When Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown, released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 that described a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” known as Bitcoin, blockchain technology made its public debut. Blockchain, the technology …


Ryan Murphy Heads to Netflix in Deal Said to Be Worth Up to $300 Million

The streaming giant Netflix has won yet another battle against old Hollywood.<p>On Tuesday night, Netflix announced that it had poached the hit-making producer Ryan Murphy from 21st Century Fox.<p>The five-year deal is worth as much as $300 million, according to two people with knowledge of the deal, who …

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See a single atom in this magnificent photograph

See the tiny dot in the center of the photo above? That's a single strontium atom, visible to the naked eye. University of Oxford quantum physicist …

Quantum Mechanics

Microsoft to test decentralized identification powered by blockchain

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Unilever Threatens to Reduce Ad Spending on Tech Platforms That Don't Combat Divisive Content

Unilever PLC is threatening to pull back its advertising from popular tech platforms, including YouTube and Facebook Inc., if they don’t do more to combat the spread of fake news, hate speech and divisive content.<p>“Unilever will not invest in platforms or environments that do not protect our … Inc

This Tiny Hedge Fund Just Made 8,600% On a Vix Bet

Not everyone got crushed when the market collapsed.<p>For traders at a little-known Denver hedge fund who saw it coming, it was the score of a lifetime …


Why Blockchain Could Kill Uber

Just when platform businesses such as Uber thought their business model sets them up for success, a potential threat in the form of blockchain technology is gaining traction and just might disrupt these businesses. What if people could connect directly with drivers who are willing to transport …


I'm a financial planner, and this is my best advice for what to do when the stock market crashes

If you are someone who watches your portfolio closely, you probably noticed an ugly sequence of events playing out the last few days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped down to a shocking recent low on February 6th, only to start climbing back up another 1,000 points as of this writing. …


Most Crypto Coins Are Going To Zero, Says Barry Silbert, Crypto Magnate And Rich List Member

If you’re a big believer in holding lesser-known cryptocurrencies, you’ll want to sit up and take notice. Barry Silbert, CEO of crypto holding company Digital Currency Group (DCG), surprised an audience full of crypto fans at Yahoo Finance’s “All Markets Summit: Crypto” event in New York on …


Netflix is burning cash and investors are loving it

In business school, you are taught that the value of any company is the present value of all future cash flows. But on <b>Netflix</b>'s recent earnings release, the company reported negative free cash flow of over $2 billion. Not only that, but the company projected negative free cash flow of $3 billion to …


The oil rally may be nearing its end

Financial markets found their footing on Tuesday, although ongoing volatility shows that we are not out of the woods yet. For oil prices, the danger is even more acute, as the soaring rally over the past two months could be in danger of unraveling.<p>Oil prices have fallen about 4 percent from the …


Bitcoin May Evolve Into What Everyone Fears, Mathematicians Say

Prices of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may never stabilize, and digital tokens risk simply ending up being a bubble.<p>Using mathematical modeling …


GOLDMAN SACHS: What everyone's saying is Snap's biggest problem isn't really a problem

Snap<p><b>Most have warned of Snap's monetization issues, but Goldman Sachs couldn't disagree more.</b>• <b><br>Snap's switch to programmatic ads will generate revenue growth, according to Goldman Sachs.</b>• <b><br>The investment bank raised its price target for Snap shares to $23, up from $18.</b><p>Up and down Wall Street, banks have …


Snap's surging stock cost skeptics more than $375 million in a single day

It's a bad time to be betting against Snap.<p>Short sellers— or investors looking to profit from a stock decline — are taking a beating on Wednesday as shares spike as much as 35%. The move has cost those Snap skeptics more than $375 million, according to data compiled by financial analytics firm S3 …


TRUMP: The stock market made a 'big mistake' by falling after so much 'good news' about the economy

President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke his silence about the stock market's recent tumbles and volatility, arguing on Twitter that the decline was a "big mistake" that happened amid a strengthening US economy.<p>"In the 'old days,' when good news was reported, the Stock Market would go up," Trump …

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How I'm Planning To Protect My Portfolio In A Bear Market

After a magnificent rally over the past several years, markets pulled back substantially last week.<p>It’s impossible to know for sure if this is just a …


Bitcoin could fall below $5,000 if this report on a mysterious cryptotoken is right

Some people think bitcoin’s spectacular price rise last year was manipulated by a cryptotoken called Tether that’s supposed to be pegged to the US dollar. Now, an anonymous report answers the question: What would bitcoin be worth without Tether? The answer: around $4,500, based on the current …


A visual introduction to machine learning

In machine learning, computers apply <b>statistical learning</b> techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make …

Machine Learning

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Bezos is at it again, this time announcing his intention to shake up the American healthcare industry. His strategy for doing so teaches some valuable lessons.<p>Shockwaves were sent through the healthcare industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan …

Jeff Bezos

A 21-year-old college student invested 80% of his summer paycheck in cryptocurrencies and made an enormous profit

When Max Urbahn, 21, decided to invest 80% of his earnings into cryptocurrencies last summer, his family and friends immediately attempted to dissuade him. His father, a savvy investor and business executive who shepherded several companies through their initial public offerings in the past, felt …


How One Person Caused the Price of Cryptocurrencies to Plunge

It’s no secret that the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be volatile, but on January 8th the entire market took an unprecedented …


Bitcoin price BOOST: Expert reveals THIS technology will drive cryptocurrency to $30,000

Bitcoin price could see a boost of up to $30,000 by the end of 2018 thanks to a new technology that will replace blockchain, said Dan Ciotoli, a …


Millennials are flocking to cryptocurrency and cannabis stocks, TD Ameritrade CEO says (AMTD)

• <b>We talked to TD Ameritrade CEO Tim Hockey about investing, markets, and millennials.</b>• <b><br>He says the $1.2 billion brokerage has seen a huge uptick in interest surrounding cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and cannabis stocks.</b><p>Millennials are leading an investment revolution. Now the largest demographic in …


Here's why one investor is way more comfortable with marijuana than bitcoin

Cryptocurrency ETFs proved too risky for ETF Managers Group Founder and CEO Sam Masucci, but he threw caution to the wind with his latest marijuana …


Amazon Just Made a Huge Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Shopping

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your Amazon account.<p>It's called Amazon Go, and …

Richard Branson Says Work Smarter, Not Longer

The workforce of the future is going change significantly alongside new technologies. Virgin Founder Richard Branson believes these changes will benefit both workers and employers.<p>Richard Branson is one the most beloved and successful businessmen on the planet. He is an entrepreneur with flair, the …