Tom K. Birgen

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The next tech age is closer than we think

Everyone is speaking about it, blockchain this, blockchain that, but why there is so much hype around? Well, a new age is coming, and many industries …

Blockchain

Behind the myth of Elon Musk: Has the onetime Silicon Valley visionary lost his magic?

<b>Elon Musk (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)</b><p>Musk is the CEO of three companies — Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity — all of which would fail without government money<p>Paul Alexander<p>October 29, 2016 2:45pm (UTC)<p>These would seem to be heady times for Elon Musk. Recently, he announced that SpaceX, his space exploration …

17 Ultimate Data Science Projects To Boost Your Knowledge and Skills ( can be accessed freely)

Introduction<p>Data science projects offer you a promising way to kick-start your analytics career. Not only you get to learn data science by applying, …

China’s risk-loving mom and pop investors have abandoned local stock markets for bitcoin

China’s individual investors are known for their huge appetite for new assets. The government’s strict currency controls make it difficult for them to invest overseas, so their money has traditionally had to go somewhere inside the country’s borders. That’s why from property to copper to domain …

67 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Ecommerce

<b>Performance should inform business decisions, and KPIs should drive actions.</b><p>Key performance indicators (KPIs) are like milestones on the road to …

New Darknet Analytics Toolkit Can Threaten Bitcoin Pseudonymity

<b>Although the darknet is often touted as the place to be for criminals who want to keep their identity private, there are some caveats. New research</b> …

Darknet

Data Scientists vs. BI Analysts: What's the Difference?

Business intelligence and data science often go hand in hand.<p>Both fields focus on deriving business insights from data, yet data scientists are …

Four Work Habits You Need To Change At Each Stage Of Your Career

This GE exec shares how she learned to change her working methods as she’s taken on bigger leadership roles.<p>I accepted my first management role early in my career, heading up a 15-person team at GE Global Research’s semiconductor laboratory. It was a big step at the time, but today I manage 28 labs …

Leadership

13 books ambitious entrepreneurs are reading

She dropped out of law school and founded 3 startups. And she’s only 22.

According to a 2014 study, some 95 percent of students who enrolled in Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) from Harvard University and Massachusetts …

Suspected US drone strike on Isis kills 18 people in Afghanistan

Strike in Nangarhar province left 15 militants and three civilians dead, according to local police sources<p>A suspected US drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan has killed 18 people, Afghan officials have said.<p>The strike in Nangarhar province on the eastern border with Pakistan killed 15 …

7 Blockchain Startups To Watch Out For | Articles | Big Data

With blockchain still in its infancy, the race for domination is still a long way from being resolved. Evidence is there, however, that it is kicking …

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Investors around the world are scoring the debate as a win for Hillary Clinton

After an intense first presidential debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, US stocks are higher, and global markets are signaling a win for Clinton.<p>S&P 500 futures rose just over 16 points over the course of the debate. The index sat at 2,151.50 at 10:40 p.m. ET, …

9 Forms of Capital That Entrepreneurs Can Earn

Your worth is measured by more than money alone.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From financial to cultural to intellectual, there are at least nine different types of capital that an entrepreneur can obtain.<p>Shockingly, financial capital is the easiest to get a …

Entrepreneurship

Why Wells Fargo’s Executives Will Keep Their Bonuses, Even After Fake Accounts Scandal

Last week, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testified before the Senate Banking Committee after the bank paid fines for creating over 2 million fake …

Wells Fargo

The Fed Is Irrelevant: Low Interest Rates Are The New Normal

<b>The Fed Is Irrelevant: Low Interest Rates Are The New Normal by Sam McBride</b><p>It’s time to consider a new paradigm for interest rates – a paradigm where …

‘The Trump thermometer’: He lost the debate in first few minutes, according to currency markets and gamblers

Who won? Who lost?<p>Who cares? The perceived winner of Monday night’s Clinton-Trump debate is sort of an abstract distinction until Election Day.<p>That is not the case, however, for people who have money in the game — gamblers, for one, but, more particularly in this election, currency traders.<p>They …

5 Types of Music That Boost Your Productivity