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Amazon is paying its workers up to $5,000 to quit — and it's a brilliant strategy

Amazon is offering to pay its employees up to $5,000 if they agree to quit their jobs.<p>The e-commerce giant is dangling "The Offer," as it's called internally, in front of workers this week at the company's warehouses and customer-service centers across the US, The Atlantic reports.<p>The strategy of …

Employee Engagement

How can I find love? The answer may be in a five-year plan

Modern life is full of catch-22s. Having a partner can ease the daily grind, but exhausting routines can make dating feel like just another chore. …

How One Entrepreneur Raised A Half Billion Dollars

As an entrepreneur, you have dedicated countless hours, made endless personal sacrifices, and invested many resources into realizing your business dreams. When it comes to securing financial backing for your startup, how can all of these factors play out in a way that appeals to investors? It all …

Entrepreneurship

An Exceptional Moment with Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Exceptional moments in life are truly a rarity. Whilst there may be occasions in your week that put a spring in your step, few have the ability to …

Instagram's Kevin Systrom: People Keep Asking If My $1 Billion Was Too Small

Short answer: If he could have predicted the future and he was interested in making more money, then yes, maybe he sold too soon. Long answer: He's still pretty happy with his decision, he said at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Aspen, Colorado, last week.<p>Facebook bought Instagram in April, …

Social Media

Why the future of Facebook is (almost) all about your smartphone

10 steps to understanding how mobile is now the driving force behind the world’s biggest social network<p>Facebook started life as a website, but in 2014 it is mobile devices driving its growth. Mobile is the dominant influence on pretty much every new feature the social network launches.<p>Even back in …

The Ascent Of Early-Stage Venture Capital

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Blumberg is the Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital. David has been investing in early-stage technology companies for more than 24 years. His current investment focus includes Digital Media, Social Media, Mobility, SaaS/Technology Enabled Services and Internet.</i><p>Early-stage …

International Space Station beams a video back to Earth using lasers (video)

In April, NASA sent special equipment to the ISS that'll be able to test if laser beams can effectively transmit large amounts of data from space. Sounds like the project (called Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science) is going well thus far, because it successfully beamed a 27-second "Hello, …

Hacker group threatens cyber-attack on World Cup sponsors - source

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games in a country struggling to provide basic services, said a hacker with knowledge of the plan on Friday.<p>Earlier …

Major League Soccer has big plans for the World Cup and beyond

On June 12th, most football fans around the globe will have their eyes set on Brazil's Arena de Sao Paulo, where the host nation is set to take on Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Here in the States, ESPN has already revealed how it plans to deliver coverage of the world's …

10 Brilliant Grilling Secrets

Master the art of grilling with these tips.<p>If you can reliably grill a steak to medium-rare or a sausage until it’s just ready to burst, then you’re …

101 Ways to Save Money on Clothes

Photo: Thinkstock<p>Clothes can certainly run up your budget, especially if you have a soft spot for shopping. But, not to worry when there are many …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Mail Online passes 10m daily browsers

Daily Mail website continues spectacular growth, also attracting a record 168 million monthly unique browsers in November<p>Mail Online continues to break traffic records, topping 10 million daily average unique browsers for the first time in November.<p>The digital juggernaut is yet to see a significant …

Who Said It: Albert Camus Or Agent Cohle?

How well do you know your philosophy? It's True Detective's Agent Cohle vs. Albert Camus. Read each quote and scroll to see if you're a True (literary) Detective or just a Stranger (to knowing your stuff).

Rich Kids Of The Internet: Inside The Astounding Troll-Hole That Is Elite Daily

<i>by Brendan O’Connor</i><p>The website Elite Daily is “the premier online destination for aspiring men and women alike.” It is the first true editorial …

Amazon Prime Instant Video adds Orphan Black as a streaming exclusive

The latest TV show to become a streaming-exclusive on Amazon Prime's video service is the sci-fi series <i>Orphan Black</i>. Like Amazon's recent deal to pick up streaming rights for FX's <i>The Americans</i>, this agreement with BBC America comes just ahead of the show's return for season two. While Amazon …

Electronic Arts is exploring virtual reality

When you're the CEO of the second largest video game publisher in the world, people have a tendency to take what you say seriously. Case in point, Electronic Arts' Andrew Wilson recently revealed his company's plans for virtual reality. At a South by Southwest panel, Wilson said that his company is …

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IBM’s Watson Food Truck Brings The Supercomputer To The Kitchen

The Cognitive Cooking system is like Beats Music for food.<p>Watson, IBM’s artificially intelligent supercomputer, is known for beating the pants off <i>Jeopardy</i> contestants in trivia. But soon it might also be known for giving foodies on <i>Top Chef</i> a run for their money at cooking.<p>This weekend in Austin, …