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I put $600 into a roboadviser invented by a 25-year old Stanford grad and I'm beating the market — so far

The financial markets are complicated and so most people prefer to give their money to someone else to manage.<p>When Brian Barnes graduated from Stanford in 2012, he had a hard time finding a tool with which he could invest in the stock market on his own. This prompted him to start his own online …

How 2 startup founders with no product, no users and no real proof their company would work raised $3 million — then built a company worth $1.3 billion

Vlad Tenev, cofounder and co-CEO of Robinhood, says his app could not get regulatory approval without having a sizeable amount of funding from venture capitalists. But most venture capitalists didn't want to give him money, because he had no product.<p>"So there are capital requirements, which also …

Startups

Fender claims its web and iOS guitar apps can teach you to play your first song in minutes

There’s no shortage of guitar tutor apps out there, but if there’s one company that ought to know a bit about what it takes to play guitar, it’s Fender …<p>Songs you love, world-class instructors and bite-sized lessons from the most trusted brand in guitars.<p>Unlike generic apps that take everyone …

New HomeKit-enabled LED Light Bulb from Koogeek arrives at $37

Koogeek has officially released its new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb, the latest in its ever-expanding line of Apple-friendly accessories. Its $37 price tag represents one of the lowest entry-points that we’ve seen when it comes to HomeKit lighting. Unlike Philips Hue, Koogeek does …

The perfect day in France's most underrated city

Situated on the French-German border, Strasbourg is one of Europe’s prettiest cities. A popular stop on Rhine cruises, it is actually a couple of miles from the Rhine, on an island in a tributary, the River Ill.<p>From the compact and walkable centre, the cathedral’s 465ft spire rises like an …

France

Facebook's WhatsApp is so huge in India that one app reached 9 million users without spending a dime

Emerging brands in the U.S. count on Facebook to promote themselves online. In India, they also rely on a Facebook service, but one that doesn't cost …

This Muslim entrepreneur is challenging the Silicon Valley definition of success with a profitable company in the heart of Arizona

The Kittaneh brothers were originally born in Palestine, but moved to the United Arab Emirates when they were young. In 2001, they moved to Wichita, Kansas, to attend university and study biomedicine. It didn't take long for the pair to get swept away in an "entrepreneurial dream," however, Firas …

Five Places to Go in Paris

Rue de Paradis, in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris, is known as Veggietown for its many vegetarian and veganfriendly restaurants. In the 19th century, the street was a hub for ceramics and crystal. The gothic Le Manoir, for instance, now a “haunted house” where visitors can relive spooky Parisian …

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

Buying a used iPhone? Here’s an easy way to check whether it was stolen …

Nobody wants to risk buying a stolen item. Even if you leave aside the morality issue, buying stolen devices creates a market for further thefts. And with iPhones, a stolen device will be rendered useless by a combination of Activation Lock and blocks by carriers.<p>Wireless trade body CTIA has now …

Apple acquires powerful iOS automation app Workflow, makes it available for free

Apple today acquired popular iOS tool Workflow, which allows users to combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes. According to TechCrunch, Apple finalized the deal today but financial details are not yet available.<p>In a statement, Workflow developer …

Oscars 2017: Who will win, should win, and should have been nominated

The Washington Post’s three film critics have picked who will win the major Oscars, who should win and who should have been nominated:<p><b>PICTURE</b><p>“La La Land”<br>“Moonlight”<br>“Manchester by the Sea”<br>“Arrival”<br>“Fences”<br>“Lion”<br>“Hidden Figures”<br>“Hacksaw Ridge”<br>“Hell or High Water”<p><b>Will win:</b><br>Ann Hornaday: “La La …

The Brazilian billionaire who bought Heinz and Burger King is trying to strike a $250 billion deal

Jorge Lemann is behind some of America's most iconic consumer brands.<p>The Brazilian billionaire's investment company, 3G Capital, has invested in or backed takeovers of Kraft, Heinz, Burger King, Tim Hortons, Anheuser Busch and SAB Miller.<p>Now, Kraft Heinz — which counts Lemann and Warren Buffett …

Paris: Best budget hotels for families

While many know Paris to be great for romantic couples strolling along the Seine, the City of Lights is also a favorite for families on their big …

This amazing film shows what Iraq was like in the 1950s, before decades of conflict

"Ageless Iraq" is one of them, shot in the 1950s to introduce "a new country" to the world, "one that hasn't forgotten the glories of its history."<p>Since this movie was made, Iraq has been the site of repeated conflict and atrocities — chemical warfare, sectarian violence, a US-led invasion, and now …

Incredible colorized photographs show the immigrants who passed through Ellis Island 100 years ago

One amateur photographer by the name of Augustus Sherman, who served as Ellis Island's chief registry clerk sometime between 1906 and 1917, photographed a handful of immigrants who passed through. According to the New York Public Library, his subjects were most likely asked to wear their best …

James Cameron on the Trump Administration: ‘These People Are Insane’

The Oscar-winning filmmaker opens up about his new NatGeo doc ‘Atlantis Rising,’ premiering Jan. 29th, the Oscars’ blockbuster bias, and why our …

WhatsApp: 16 tips and shortcuts to make the most of the messaging app

WhatsApp needs little introduction. A constant presence on Google Play and the App Store’s top apps charts, it’s one of the first apps you’ll …

Apps

Make sure you've read these 27 important finance books

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time — none," Berkshire Hathaway vice …

Investing

Five must-see French films for 2017

Looking to watch a French film this year? These films will be the cream of the crop, say the masters of French film (with English subtitles), Lost in …

10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

The best books about Paris you need to read

<b>The Only Street in Paris</b><p>France's cook book king David Lebovitz recommends recent release The Only Street in Paris, by Elaine Sciolino.<p>"She captures a …

France

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of November 2016

Plan your autumn marathons accordingly.<p>While multiplexes will be the primary source of movie excitement for the next two months–thanks to numerous Oscar-hopeful releases and big-ticket blockbusters like <i>Rogue One</i> and <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>–the streaming services aren't simply taking …

Entertainment

6 Apps That Will Make You Life and Work Better

You're missing out if you're not using these free or inexpensive tools.<p>Whether you're looking for ways to make your smartphone work harder for you, or a browser add-on to improve the way you work online, I've tested and can recommend a few solid apps worth downloading.<p>1. Headspace<p>The daily practice …

Easy Day Trips From Amsterdam

"Is it far?" I asked after my Dutch friend informed me that he'd planned for us to drive from Scheveningen to Hoorn to Amsterdam in one day. "This is …

France Is Banning Plastic Forks, Causing The Disposable Junk Industry To Panic

Plastic knives, spoons, and cups are on the ban list, too.<p>France’s war on disposable plastic junk continues, with a ban on plastic cutlery set to hit in 2020. Disposable cutlery and plates will still be allowed, but they’ll have to be made from “biologically sourced materials,” says the AP, and be …

Paris on course to open its first nudist park

Paris's town hall has thrown its weight behind a plan to open a park for nudists in the French capital.<p>France is the world's leading nudist destination yet to date the closest Paris gets to open-air nudity is the sight of skimpily dressed sun-bathers along the banks of the Seine river and people in …

As Hollywood continues its courtship of China, it can learn all about cultural differences and censorship from the Hong Kong film-makers who went there first<p>China is the future – in cinema terms at least. As Hollywood expansionist strategy makes clear, most film-industry insiders believe that China …

Hong Kong

France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery

France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials.<p>The law, …

Sustainability