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Get trained to crack even the most secure networks for only $29.99

Penetration testers, those guys who get paid to hack computers and networking systems for vulnerabilities, have an undeniably cool job. Of course, it isn’t all dark-web-and-mystery. It’s about knowing the tools to find the exploitable openings that others can’t find.<p>InfoSec Institute states median …

Two Facebook and Google geniuses are combining search and AI to transform HR

Two former product wizards from Facebook and Google are combining Silicon Valley’s buzziest buzz words — search, artificial intelligence, and big data — into a new technology service aimed at solving nothing less than the problem of how to provide professional meaning in the modern world.<p>Founded by …

Artificial Intelligence

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers | Inc.com

Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that what he was going to say would soon become …

Entrepreneurship

Facebook is 'destroying how society works', former executive says

One of Facebook’s earliest executives has said the social network is “destroying how society works" and that he feels “tremendous guilt” about his work.<p>Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007, accused it of “programming” its users and said he no longer uses the website or allows his …

Best Smart Home Devices for 2018 - CNET

Alexa's new flagship smart speaker is better than the first one -- and it costs a lot less, too.<p>The Amazon Cloud Cam's crisp 1080p HD live feed, prompt motion notifications and free 24-hour clip storage set a new value standard for indoor home security cameras.<p>The Lifx Mini puts out plenty of …

Smart Homes

HR and employee benefits platform Hibob raises $17.5M led by U.S.-based Battery Ventures

Hibob, an HR and employee benefits platform for small to medium-sized businesses, has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is U.S. VC firm Battery Ventures, with participation from Arbor Ventures, and Fidelity’s Eight Roads Ventures. Existing backer Bessemer Venture Partners …

Venture Capital

The 1 Type of VC You Don't Want in Your Life | Inc.com

Forty days ago I made a huge, life-changing decision. I quit my job, leaving a company I founded in 2007.<p>It was a really tough decision. After all, that business was named to Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing U.S. private companies for four years straight, and generated $22.8 million in revenue …

Venture Capital

MikMak is using mini infomercials to help retailers turn their stories into sales

MikMak, the New York-based startup that is trying to make short and catchy infomercials (aptly named minimercials) the future of commerce, is launching a new feature to help retailers monetize their stories on Instagram and Snapchat.<p>The new product is called Attach, and serves as a middleman …

What Happens Behind The Scenes When Mark Cuban And Ashton Kutcher Invest In A Company On Shark Tank | Inc.com

It's not uncommon for investors to find a company they like, throw a bunch of money at it, and then sit back and wait to collect their return. There are investors out there that feel their time isn't best spent giving individual attention to each one of their investments. Mark Cuban and Ashton …

Entrepreneurship

83North closes $250M fourth fund focused on European, Israeli startups

European VC firm 83North (formerly Greylock IL), which since 2008 has focused on backing startups in Europe and Israel, has closed its fourth fund — taking $250M in a raise that it says was both oversubscribed and its largest to date, and bringing its total capital under management to $800M.<p>The …

48 Tested Tools for Boosting Business at Every Step

The right tool executed the right way at the right time can save entrepreneurs time, money, and a whole lot of headaches. Today's digital age has ushered in countless tools that can propel your business forward.<p>But which tools are right for your organization and worth the investment?<p>Entreholic, a …

Project Management

These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …