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Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

LINE, WeChat, WhatsApp, Facebook: Where Most Of Asia's Business Deals Are Being Done

Like any smartphone junky, the moment my plane touched down in Jakarta, Indonesia, I immediately turned on my phone to get to work.<p>I skipped my inbox completely; Gmail tends to eat a lot of data when it syncs, and besides, nothing there was really time-sensitive or important. Whatever was there …

IBM's Watson 'is a joke,' says Social Capital CEO Palihapitiya

IBM isn't at the forefront of artificial intelligence, Social Capital CEO and founder Chamath Palihapitiya told CNBC on Monday, and he certainly …

The Portuguese Entrepreneurs Who Are Protecting Your Javascript

Tech firms have an obligation to guarantee the integrity of their applications, but it seems that many are failing to do so, and risk compromising their users as they fall prey to client-side or browser hacks. An example is the GozNymin malware, a hybrid of two strains of known malware, targeted …

Entrepreneurship

Risky stem cell procedure for ALS may be done safely, study shows

The procedure was only tried on 15 patients<p>A complicated procedure for transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord of patients with a fatal neurodegenerative disease may be done safely, new research shows. Although it’s unclear whether the stem cell treatment can actually slow down the …

Microsoft is using synthetic DNA to store data

Microsoft's data might be intact for thousands of years to come, now that it's looking into DNA storage as an option. The company has purchased 10-million-long oligonucleotides (DNA or RNA molecules) from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience. According to <i>IEEE</i>, Redmond converted a chunk of data …

Business card with built-in ECG is perfect for cardiologists

Some people can make business cards that stand out <i>and</i> show off their skills. Take for example, that one engineer who created a card that lights up and that programmer who designed one that can play <i>Tetris</i>. But what if you're a medical professional, specifically a cardiologist? A company called …

No one has solved this British spy agency's doozy of a Christmas puzzle

LONDON — Thousands of aspiring codebreakers have tried, but no one has yet succeeded in solving the British spy agency's doozy of a Christmas …

We asked industry experts what the 'Uber of healthcare' would be — here's how they responded

At JPMorgan's annual healthcare conference this month, Business Insider had the chance to sit down with industry leaders and ask them what could disrupt healthcare in the same way.<p>In as varied areas as gene therapy and robotics, these are their predictions:<p>The difference between healthcare and …

Genetics

The End Of The Big Venture Formula

Well, do I have the deal of the century for you! Investors – the smartest investors in the world – are throwing billions at it! The price can only go up! People are flocking from around the globe to get their share! Time is very limited, so you have to act now! It’s so exciting, I even forgot how …

Startups

Real-Time Video Software Puts Someone Else's Facial Expressions On Your Face

Yes, it is extremely creepy<p>Researchers from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and Stanford University have developed a new method for "real-time facial reenactment." This means that you can have one person making faces or mouthing words, and those …

Stanford University

Facebook’s first intern just landed $50 million from Peter Thiel and other investors

Soon, Shirazi was able to build some strong connections in the Valley, and got himself hired as Facebook's first-ever intern when there were just about 12 total employees. He worked directly under Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for nearly two years before pulling himself out to go to college.<p>His time …

Peter Thiel

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and the engineers on the WebKit project today announced that they have teamed up to launch WebAssembly, a new binary format for compiling applications for the web.<p>The web thrives on standards and, for better or worse, JavaScript is its programming language. Over the …