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The True Cause of All Middle East Conflicts

In November 2016, the International Monetary Fund approved a $12 billion loan to help Egypt cope with an economic crisis.<p><b>Jordan</b> - Kingdom ruled by 92 …

Middle East

How a 30-something couple got rich and retired by not joining home ownership 'cult'

Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung are a 30-something couple who retired last year with more than a million bucks in the bank. Now they travel the …

How to monitor Hadoop metrics

<i>This post is part 2 of a 4-part series on monitoring Hadoop health and performance. Part 1 gives a general overview of Hadoop’s architecture and</i> …

Databases

Which Company Will Change the Future of Healthcare? Here are 10 Contenders

I have yet to hear of an industry that hasn't been massively disrupted by technology. Healthcare is no stranger to this disruption. The question is which companies will actually break through the barrier and solve some of the major issues healthcare faces today?<p>Major trends are becoming anything …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You A Smarter Entrepreneur

A year ago, I had never listened to a podcast in my entire life. They seemed like this weird thing that old people might do (if you’re old and that …

Self-improvement

Why bootstrapping is the best form of independence

When you think of today's start-up ecosystem, raising funds from investors seems almost like conventional wisdom for someone stepping into the …

Security News This Week: US Admits It Uses Predictions, Not Data, to Blacklist Flyers

DefCon may be in the books, but the hacks keep coming. Make sure to keep an eye on your Corvette’s brakes, lest you find yourself at a dead stop on …

Security

Key Factors Leading to the Rise of FinTech

Since our launch in August 2014, Innovate Finance has continued to champion FinTech by raising awareness of the key trends and verticals within the …

eLearning

UBS wants fintech startups to help it keep ahead of the competition

UBS is giving away thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of coaching to fintech entrepreneurs and startups that can help it with technology.<p>The Swiss bank has launched a competition dubbed "The Future of Finance Challenge", a global search for startups that can help it improve key areas.<p>UBS is …

Peer-to-peer

New Zealand just invested millions into a startup making smart windows

Turns out that expanding manufacturing of a new type of smart window that can tint on command can be expensive. On Thursday, smart window startup …

Venture Capital

Europe in crisis: everyone from Putin to ordinary savers is stockpiling gold

Turmoil across Europe triggers wave of gold buying, as Russia's central bank continues to stockpile precious metal, according to the World Gold Council<p>European investors snapped up gold bars and coins at a rapid pace in the second quarter as turmoil in Greece threatened to push the country out of …

14 brilliant venture capitalists you need to be listening to right now

The best venture capitalists provide insight and support that can make the difference between a startup failing or succeeding. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, many VCs don't leave that advice-giving at the office, and choose to dispense their thoughts to the masses — on Twitter or on personal …

Venture Capital

Hacker Shows Off $30 Device to Unlock Nearly Any Keyless-Entry Car

Digital security researcher Samy Kamkar has been on a car-hacking kick lately. Last week, he revealed a homebuilt device that can intercept signals from the General Motors OnStar smartphone app to track, unlock, and remote-start a car connected to the app. Now, he’s showing off something even more …

Lotus Cars

Here's What Texting Really Does to Your Spine

This image will make you sit up straight, immediately!<p>Pop quiz: Are you currently reading this while hunched over your phone? If so, here's a very scary wakeup call: Looking down at your phone can force up to 60 pounds of weight on your spine, according to a new study in the journal <i>Surgical</i> …

The 9 Most Reliable Online Marketing Resources For Small Businesses

Are you a small business runner and wondering some of the resources that can help you get to the next level? Well, it is pretty understandable that …

A digital marketing CEO explains why he left his 9 to 5 to start his own business

For me being an entrepreneur is built in, I don't have to learn how to be one, I just am one to the core. My mother recently told me that my sister is looking for an apartment but can't afford one in a certain area.<p>I told her to have her rent one in a place where she can afford it and AirBnB it …

Entrepreneurship

I tried the alkaline diet and here's what happened

When Kelly Ripa revealed this summer that an alkaline cleanse had changed her life, I had to know more. Could this be the secret to her boundless energy and flawless bob? Since I've long had a life crush on Ripa and her tiny, impossibly sculpted arms, I set out to investigate.<p><b>The buzz</b><p>Superfans …

Goldman Sachs says housing is 36 per cent overvalued in lower-growth economy

Will we eventually look back and conclude that the Sydney pizza delivery boy with 10 investment properties was the canary in the coalmine for the …

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Cash, hires, growth: Mobile marketing automation is heating up (even more)

Leanplum just closed almost $12 million in new funding today. Kahuna just finished hiring an all-star cast of new executive talent, including veterans of Salesforce, Cisco, and Zendesk. And another mobile marketing automation platform that I can’t mention recently raised another $10M round for …

Marketing

Webinar Series: Improve your Data Visualization Skills and Be a Data Genius

Brush up on your skills and be THE Data Genius at work! Four top authors and thought leaders on data visualization are lined up to provide 12 free …

Data Visualization

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

It's Time to Encrypt Your Email: Using Keybase

This is the next tutorial in a series focusing on encrypting your email. In the first tutorial, we introduced the general concepts of encryption and …