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Brick-and-mortar retailers are betting on these 5 in-store technologies to win back shoppers

To catch up with changing consumer behavior, physical retailers are adopting digital technologies — from beacons to interactive fitting rooms — to keep customers engaged and coming back for more. These in-store technologies are interactive, productive tools designed to catch the attention of …

eCommerce

12 Reasons Entrepreneurs With Type-A Personalities Are Unstoppable

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Personalities fit into one of two groups -- Type A and Type B -- it’s one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type B’s are typically …

Entrepreneurship

Government Task Force Wants All Drone Pilots To Register In A Database (Even You)

Not official yet, but rules would apply to drones as small as 0.5 lbs<p>In the near future (possibly by the end of this year) Americans will have to register almost all of the small personal drones they buy in a great big government database that the public can’t access. At least, that’s one possible …

A CEO of Harry's, the shaving startup valued at $750 million, uses a ruthlessly efficient approach to his schedule

Since he launched Harry's in 2013 with co-CEO Jeff Raider, who also cofounded Warby Parker, the company has gone up against established brands like Gillette and fellow startup Dollar Shave Club by being the only major razor-subscription service that makes its own products.<p>Harry's has raised more …

Startups

8 Principles to Keep in Mind to Reach an Unprecedented Level of Productivity

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Leadership

Justice League Movie May Introduce An Important DC Comics Hero

When DC Comics’ most famous superhero team makes their big screen debut in <i>Justice League Part One</i>, there’s going to be a lot of classic faces from …

Justice League

Are You Too Proud To Be Rich? When Uber Drivers Make More Than Most Uber Employees

Recently, I, along with several other drivers met with<b></b> <b>Uber’s</b> marketing and operations team in their offices for being the Bay Area’s top referrers. …

Foo Fighters

10 New Truths Great Leaders Know That Most People Don't

Leadership isn't the same field that it was even a decade ago. Here's a map to the new landscape.<p>Like any other field, leadership goes through trends and changes--and if you want to be successful, you need to stay on top of them. Old-school leadership is just that, and what we do today is very …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. YouTube has launched its own music app to take on Apple Music and Spotify.</b> YouTube Music will help you discover new music and lets you create "stations" based on songs.<p><b>2. The $4.5 billion startup Zenefits has lost half its value after missing sales goals.</b> The company is also on a hiring</b> …

Apple Music

Can’t get your startup funded? Maybe you suck

• Get domain experience by working as an employee at a startup in a similar space<br>• Get a degree in the field you want to start your company in<br>• Keep on working on your current startup for years, until you become an expert<p>Were you compelled by a particular personal pain point?<br>• Did you start a company to …

Venture Capital

The Best Ways to Hire Salespeople

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>Many firms talk about talent management, but few deal systematically with a basic fact: average annual turnover in sales is 25 to 30%. This means that the equivalent of the entire sales organization must be hired and trained every four years or so, and that’s expensive.<p>Consider …

Watch this self-flying drone dodge through tree branches at 30 miles per hour

No pilot necessary<p>A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have just released a video showing a drone autonomously navigating its way through tightly clustered trees at 30 miles per hour, the most advanced system of object detection and avoidance we've seen to date. It's …

Drones

Graphene nanostructures could replace computer fans

<i>This article was first published in the November 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

This Rick and Morty Portal Gun Actually Projects Portals on the Wall

<i>Rick and Morty</i>, a cartoon that started as a crass spoof of <i>Back to the Future</i>, is exploding in popularity. The adult themes mixed with ridiculous plot lines and silly jokes is an odd creole that speaks to many people’s brains. One of those people was Dave Dalton from Hammerspace, a makerspace in …

Kansas City

The CEO of this $3 billion startup is stepping back, but the timing is odd

That was the case with Keith Krach, the CEO of DocuSign, an electronic signature startup that raised $280 million at a $3 billion valuation in May.<p>Krach announced his resignation in early October through an internal memo, saying he told the board to "start the search process to identify a new long …

Startups

This man is closer than ever to building the world's first time machine

Ron's time machine would look like a circulating tunnel of light through which information could be sent into the past in the form of neutrons. The …

You have exactly 12 months to play one of the year's best board games

Years in the making, Pandemic Legacy is well worth the wait<p>The hobby games market has always been a world that creeps forward through subtlety and the clever application of themes. "Paradigm shift" isn't really a term that's used very often. The reasons seem obvious; dice with numbers on them …

A material supreme: How graphene will shape the world of tomorrow

In his book <i>Guns, Germs, and Steel</i>, Jared Diamond put forth that civilizations which spread out and conquer others do so as a result of geographic …

Graphene nano-coils discovered to be powerful natural electromagnets

A nano-coil made of graphene could be an effective solenoid/inductor for electronic applications (credit: Yakobson Research Group/Rice …

Magnetism

There's a huge obstacle to making computers as smart as humans

But it turns out even our smartest artificial intelligence (AI) is still relatively dumb.<p>So what do humans have that our machines don't?<p>For one, it's our seemingly common-sense ability to take what we know and apply it to new situations. Imagine talking to someone in a loud bar. Though you can't …

Artificial Intelligence

YouTube Millionaires

Our first ever list of the top-paid YouTubers features 13 DIY filmmakers minting millions, a combined total of $54.5 million, by commenting on video games, serving up comedy, blogging about beauty and even dancing while playing the violin.

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter confirmed it is laying off 8% of its global workforce.</b> Here's the email CEO Jack Dorsey sent to staff.<p><b>2. We spoke to two of the New York Times execs whose job it is to help double digital revenue to $800 million by 2020.</b> The Times is placing a big focus on native advertising.<p><b>3. Soho</b> …

Advertising

The Supreme Court could kill Tesla's plan to revolutionize the smart grid

On April 30, Tesla’s (TSLA) Elon Musk took the stage in California to introduce the company’s Powerwall battery energy storage system, which he hopes …

The Serenity Cast Still Argues Whether This Main Character Should Have Died

Say what you will about the culture or worthiness of visiting various comic-cons across the country, but no one can deny that they are awesome places …

Hangouts 5.0 arrives with lots of fixes

A lucky few may have noticed a new update for Hangouts download to their devices this week. This version, number 5.0 up from version 4.2, contains a selection of important fixes for Google’s messaging app.<p>There aren’t any major interface changes or new features included in the latest app version, …

Android News

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is rethinking making its own original content and reportedly laying off the team responsible for it.</b> Snapchat is planning to permanently shut its Snap Channel, which appeared on the Discover section of the app, according to Deadline.<p><b>2. Twitter Moments has been hailed as the company's</b> …

Advertising

This guy bought a $4.5 million house with the money he made from streaming 'Minecraft'

One major YouTube star you might not heard of is "CaptainSparklez." He has over eight million YouTube subscribers and averages several hundred thousand views per video. He's just 23-years-old.<p>And clearly he's making money off it, too. In fact, Maron just purchased a $4.5 million house in the …

Dining Rooms

There's nothing else like America's most expensive war machine ever

The initial squadron of America's most expensive weapons system ever built is on track for "initial combat use" by August 2016. Fourteen years ago this month, Lockheed Martin won the contract to build America's premier fifth-generation stealth fighter jet.<p>Business Insider toured Lockheed Martin's …

Aviation

How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …

Universe

Air Force Drone Crews Got So Demoralized That They Booed Their Commander

For the first decade after its invention, the General Atomics Predator drone was a special weapon. The CIA and the U.S. Air Force possessed just a …