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EU proposal would classify robots as 'electronic persons'

Parliamentary motion aims to create a legal framework for automation, amid concerns over unemployment and social security<p>A new proposal from the European Parliament calls for working robots to be classified as "electronic persons," and for their owners to pay social security on their behalf. The …

The Future

White Cop Growing Pot Gets Off Easy. Black Teens Do Hard Time.

A North Carolina cop was allegedly caught growing pot plants and got off with a misdemeanor. A black man sold $20 of weed to an officer and got life …

10 Success lessons from Jack Ma – “Wealthiest Man in Asia” for entrepreneurs

Share53<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+11<p>Shares 92<p>Jack Ma, a short, lean man in his early fifties who came across a computer when he was 31, went on to build the most …

How 'Deleted' Yahoo Emails Led to a 20-Year Drug Trafficking Conviction

Yahoo has provided statements from staff and other information explaining what happened, but the defense says it’s not enough.<p>In 2009, Russell Knaggs, from Yorkshire, England, orchestrated a plan to import five tonnes of cocaine from South America hidden in boxes of fruit. Somehow, he did this all …

Retro Active

7 Biggest Expenses Companies Are Wasting Money on

Want to ensure your startup makes it through year one? Don't waste money on these seven things.<p>It's no secret that entrepreneurs make a lot of mistakes. I've made my fair share that have yielded less-than-desirable results. Those mistakes aren't always bad and it's contributed to my growth as an …

Small Business

4 Strategies to Help Conquer Procrastination

No matter how early you wake up, it might seem like there are never enough hours in the day to squeeze it all in. It, of course, being your job, your …

Time Management

White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a …

Unmanned Aircraft

10 Business Lessons Learned From the Founders of America's Biggest Wine Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's most humbling is that they had absolutely no idea what they were doing at first. From the start, with virtually no money and no wine industry experience, they had to employ innovative ideas to overcome obstacles, create new markets …

Entrepreneurship

This Is the Kiss of Death for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Beyond the Tank, the companion series to ABC's Shark Tank, follows the outcomes of Shark Tank entrepreneurs. The Sharks evaluate the businesses, coach the entrepreneurs, provide advice and feedback, and nudge the entrepreneurs toward success.<p>It's no surprise that many Shark Tank entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Will Smith Speaks the Truth Every Entrepreneur Needs to Hear

Even when you're winning and making tons of money, you can still feel like you're losing. Why finding purpose is more than just a touchy-feely objective.<p>This week featured Cannes Lion, the biggest gathering of the advertising industry where corporate heavyweights mix with celebs mix with artists …

Action Movies

What History Teaches Us About Demagogues Like The Donald

You wouldn’t know it by watching cable TV news, but the debate about demagogues—and their dangers—did not begin with Donald Trump.<p>Demagogues have …

Political Science

Number26 raises another $40 million for its vision for the future of banking

Berlin-based startup Number26 just raised a $40 million Series B round led by Horizons Ventures. With 200,000 clients, Number26 wants to become a major consumer-facing bank in Europe providing all the services you’d expect from your bank. And this funding round is an important milestone in order to …

Peter Thiel

On The Internet, The World's Diversity Of Languages Is Completely Absent

The world’s languages aren’t dying online. They never even existed.<p>There are two ways of looking at the fact that just 2% of the world’s 6,000-odd languages are thriving online.<p>One is that 98% of our human communication heritage is doomed, as more people switch to more global languages to …

America's gun problem is so much bigger than mass shootings

US politicians often cite Australia as providing a model of impactful reform. Here’s why such blueprints likely won’t work to combat gun violence in the US<p>A disturbed man with an AR-15-style rifle walked through a popular historic site in 1996, shooting up the cafe and gift shop. He left 35 people …

Guns
Housing

You Must Have This Characteristic to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book <i>Main Street Entrepreneur</i>. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Marti McMahon was one of the first entrepreneurs I interviewed nearly 20 years ago. As soon as I met her, I …

Entrepreneurship