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Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Minds aims to decentralize the social network

Decentralization is the buzzword <i>du jour</i>. Everything – from our currencies to our databases – are supposed to exist, immutably, in this strange new world. And Bill Ottman wants to add our social media to the mix.<p>Ottman, an intense young man with a passion to fix the world, is the founder of …

Social Media

Nuclear scientists at CERN discover color of antimatter, hope to learn much more

For the first time in history, researchers at CERN have been able to examine the spectral structure of an antimatter antihydrogen atom in full …

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Experiments underway to turn light into matter

In laser facilities in the UK, Imperial physicists are testing an 84-year-old theory which was once thought impossible to prove.<p>The theory of the …

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Microsoft releases free preview of the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit with deep integration into Visual Studio

<b>Microsoft</b> has announced a free preview of its Quantum Development Kit to allow programmers to start coding for quantum computers. <b>Quantum computers</b> …

Progressive Image Loading using Intersection Observer and SQIP

If you visit sites such as Facebook, Pinterest or Medium regularly, you may have noticed that the first time you load the page, you’ll see a page …

Web Development

Here's What The Sarahah App Is, Because You’re Probably Like “WTF Is This?"

We have answers about the anonymous messaging app that's suddenly blowing up.<p><b>1. How does Sarahah work?</b><p>Everyone gets their own personal webpage on which others can anonymously write messages to them. Ideally positive ones. Like a personal suggestions/compliments box at a restaurant, but you know, …

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …

Amazon Spark is a product discovery social network that looks like Instagram

Amazon makes it easier to shop for desirable products you see in photos.<p>Amazon encourages product discovery in many ways, including all those …

Venture Capitalists Are Going Barking Mad for Pet Startups

When it comes to their pets, American are willing to open their wallets—the pet industry brought in $66.75 billion in the U.S. last year, up more …

Five essentials to help beat your competitors at SEO

Mastering search engines is a key part of driving sales online and even a basic understanding of what makes a website appear at the top of Google can be game changing.<p>Search engine optimisation (SEO) is often regarded by businesses as a low-priority task on a long to-do list, which means that it …

Why I outsourced to Michigan instead of India

For one CTO, offshoring software development seemed like a good idea. Six years ago, the CTO joined a fintech company that had a history of sending coding projects to India, China, Vietnam, and Ukraine. Like so many U.S. corporations, this fintech company sent work overseas to take advantage of …

Can you get rich by investing in a startup? How to do it — and the pros and cons of crowdfunding.

In May 2016, a law took effect that allows anyone to invest at least some of their cash in startup companies. Until then, buying a stake in a small …

Startups

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know

Essential lessons from the founders of WeWork, ClassPass, Hint and Quest<p>There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt …

Startups

Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms.

Google just placed yet another bet on the idea that artificial intelligence will remake the world—and throw off wild profits.<p>The company disclosed …

Machine Learning

This New Explanation For Dark Matter Could Be The Best One Yet

Has it been shifting forms this whole time?<p>It makes up about 85 percent of the total mass of the Universe, and yet, physicists still have no idea …

The Future Of Astronomy: Thousands Of Radio Telescopes That Can See Beyond The Stars

How can you see neutral atoms? After all, unless you’re dealing in either reflected light or with atoms that are themselves in an excited state, neutral atoms are some of the most optically boring materials that there are. Atoms are made of negatively charged electrons surrounding a positively …

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

First trace of differences between matter and 'ordinary' antimatter

Cracow, 22 February 2017 The world around us is mainly constructed of baryons, particles composed of three quarks. Why are there no antibaryons, …

Physics

How One CEO Hit $100M In Sales By Building His Career Through Social Media

When people think about social media marketing, they tend to jump to Facebook ad strategies and content schedules, photography versus video analytics, and engagement rates. But when you really distill down social media to its most fundamental purpose, it is the thing that most often gets forgotten …

Mark Cuban, David Bach, and other successful people share their best money advice for 2017

GOBankingRates asked 17 of the most well-known names in personal finance and entrepreneurship to share their No. 1 money tip for the year.<p>They offered their advice as part of our Best Money Expert 2017 competition in partnership with ImportantScore.com.<p>1. Eliminate credit card debt<p>Self-made …

58% Abandon Mobile Transactions Before Checkout

It’s not surprising that consumers around the world are using their smartphones to make purchases.<p>However, while an overwhelming number of people …

Internet of Things: CIOs are getting ready for the next big revolution

What steps should your organisation take to be ready for the Internet of Things?<p>CIOs have woken up to the power of the Internet of Things …

Internet of Things

How Serial Entrepreneur Jennie Enterprise Builds Successful Membership Businesses

The mastermind behind one of New York City's most prestigious private membership clubs offers a few lessons on turning your business into a one-of-a-kind destination.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jennie Enterprise is not just the mastermind behind one of New …

Business Strategy