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This CEO Reviewed Thousands of LinkedIn Profiles -- Here Are the 5 Updates You Should Make to Yours Now

Treat your LinkedIn profile differently than your resume to make a powerful impression.<p>Think about the attention to detail you put into your resume. You know that it needs to inform and impress. It must radiate competence and respectability. The question is -- should you treat your LinkedIn profile …

This Résumé for Elon Musk Proves You Never, Ever Need to Use More Than One Page

Less-is-more may be the winning concept for writing résumés.<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history …

America's Best Data Wrangler, Jeff Bezos, Shares 5 Fascinating Ideas

Jeff Bezos has done it again. In his annual shareholders’ letter, Amazon’s founder and CEO pulls the curtain back on the way he runs a $135 billion enterprise – sharing a provocative take on the data revolution that might be relevant for your business, too.<p>Much like fellow billionaire Warren …

Three Signs You're Becoming A Real CEO

There are two ways to become a CEO. The first and most traditional route is to work your way up through the ranks of an organization until you find yourself in the top leadership position.<p>The second and far easier way is to start your own business and name yourself CEO.<p>Of course, climbing the …

Verizon's latest Samsung Galaxy S7 update adds even more bloatware - ExtremeTech

Verizon’s latest Samsung Galaxy S7 update adds even more bloatware<p>By on May 9, 2016 at 4:21 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

Nasa releases 56 patented space and rocket technologies into public domain

Nasa has released 56 of its patented technologies into the public domain, in a move which could be a great help to private space companies like …

Amazon takes on YouTube with launch of Amazon Video Direct

Amazon unveiled its own plans to compete in the user-generated video market with the launch of a new service called Amazon Video Direct in a surprise announcement this morning. This service, explains the company, allows creators to upload their own videos to Amazon’s Prime Video and generate …

Shape-shifting interface lets you touch computer simulations

Researchers want us to better interact with machines via screens and VR, but let's face it, we humans like to <i>touch</i> real objects. MIT's Tangible Media Group has been playing with that idea for awhile now with projects like InForm, an uncanny telepresence interface. It has now taken it further with …

The 4th Largest Economy In The World Just Generated 90 Percent Of The Power It Needs From Renewables

On Sunday, for a brief, shining moment, renewable power output in Germany reached 90 percent of the country’s total electricity demand. That’s a big …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Under the Sea: Microsoft testing underwater data centers - ExtremeTech

By on February 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Microsoft is evaluating the …

Top 20 Tax Deductions for Small Business - Small Business Trends

Business owners know that most expenditures can be written off, although there may be limits and timing issues. So what are the most popular …

How Humans Plus Machines Will Equal Amazing Advancements

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As people seek to unlock new potential for growth -- whether in business, science or another endeavor -- their greatest collaborators may not be merely teammates or clients in their networks but rather a machine.<p>While much focus has been …

Artificial Intelligence

Consistency Is the One Rule in Building a Great Company Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Company culture is a topic that’s been often explored by entrepreneurs and business analysts, but I fear there is a heavily circulated misconception about what company culture is, what it matters, and most importantly -- how to create a …

Team Building

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo hangs the "for sale" sign.</b> Company chairman Maynard Webb writes that Yahoo is "exploring additional strategic alternatives."<p><b>2. Yahoo will lay off 15% of its workers.</b> The company said during its earnings call on Tuesday the cuts are part of a four-point "strategic plan for growth" that will …

Advertising

U.S. private sector adds 205,000 jobs in January: ADP

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Activity in the vast U.S. services sector slowed to a near two-year low in January, suggesting that economic growth weakened further at the start of the first quarter even as the labor market remains resilient.<p>A worker climbs a fixture at a construction site along University …

The Future Of Virtual Assistants Lies In Children's Stories and Shoes

How to make Siri smarter<p>Virtual personal assistants have become another self-fulfilling prophecy of technology. When Tony Stark talks to Jarvis in <i>Iron Man</i>, we want that level of interaction in real life, and making that happen becomes the area of study for hundreds of software developers and …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft's Band 2 now lets you do more than track your weight

Microsoft released its Band 2 late last year and now it’s updating its accompanying Health dashboard and app to add some neat features, like the ability to share your workouts with friends.<p>The cross-platform Health dashboard is one of the Band 2’s greatest assets as it means users of the tracker …

Fitness Technology

The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016

When I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, everyone wanted to know what was hot this year. I get that same question every year following CES and once again I rattled off the usual hot categories of virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and drones. This year, however, I …

6 Simple Ways You Can Boost Your Work Performance (and Get Healthier)

We all work hard to improve the performance of our businesses, but that process should start with improving our own health.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by</i> …

6. The Internet Of Things Will Enter Your Home

The Internet of Things basically refers to a network of objects that have embedded technology and its coming. As much ridicule as a fridge with …

Drones and smartphones are turning California residents into citizen scientists

We’ve been crowd-sourcing the public for everything from news to the newest inventions, and now, the people are adopting a new de facto title — …

The 21 most innovative startups in tech

Eager to impress our editor's five-year-old son who wants to be wowed by the tech world, Business Insider assembled a list of crazy and unique ways startups want to change the world.<p>We polled investors and entrepreneurs to hear what audacious ideas companies are working. Here are 21 companies will …

Startups

What happens when the Windows 10 free upgrade timer runs out? - ExtremeTech

By on January 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When Microsoft launched Windows …

Making 20% Time Work

Following Google’s lead many companies have instituted “20% time” for their employees. This is one day per week in which employees can work on …

Why the war on VPNs is one Netflix can't win

Netflix has started blocking users who try to bypass country-based content restrictions by using a VPN, beginning its enforcement last week with Australian subscribers. The problem is, by forcing customers to turn off their VPN, Netflix is putting them at risk of being maliciously hacked.<p>Netflix is …

Information Systems

What you need to know about Hyperloop

Elon Musk has a plan for humanity that covers clean energy, electric cars and spreading out amongst the stars. The billionaire also wants to do away with the tired and slow railways of the past in favor of pushing people around like parcels in a mail tube. That's what Hyperloop is: a series of …

Facebook has banned person-to-person gun sales

Apparently you could buy and sell guns on Facebook before today. Note the past tense there. <i>The New York Times</i> says that this change is in response to President Obama's recent push for Zuckerberg and Co. to cull the person-to-person transactions from the social network and Instagram -- similar to …

Google Fiber testing home phone service to complete triple-play bundle

Google Fiber has Internet and TV, but not voice because of regulatory headaches.<p>Google Fiber launched more than three years ago with gigabit Internet …