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Amazon doubles deliveries in 2016 for third-party sellers

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) shipped 50 percent more items during the past holiday season than the prior year for third-party vendors and doubled the amount for 2016 overall, the world's largest online retailer said on Wednesday.<p>The data may offer hope to investors looking for Amazon to post …

Enterprise Tech

What a Lack of Eye Contact Says About You, According to Science (and How to Fix It)

Failing to meet someone's gaze could send not-so-flattering messages about who you are and what you're capable of.<p>What you do with your clothes, hair, accessories, posture, gestures--it all conveys deep, rich meaning. But your eyes send messages, too, and failure to maintain good eye contact with …

The Science of Sleep: A Brief Guide on How to Sleep Better Every Night

If you want to learn how to sleep better, then you're in the right place. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know if you want to …

Immune System

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

This German startup wants to be your bank (without being a bank)

BERLIN — “That is f*cking clever,” said Ben Floyd, 33, as we sat in a trendy cafe in Berlin’s Mitte district. Floyd, who runs a digital agency in …

Winning Companies Lead With A New Culture Mindset

With today’s interactive social media and the real-time Internet, both customers and employees see inside your company easily, so you can’t hide your real company culture. At the same time relationship perceptions have become the biggest drivers to customer loyalty and employee engagement. Thus in …

Leadership

Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

It’s been a while since news broke in early 2015 that Uber was working on self-driving cars. Earlier this year, the company openly admitted it was testing cars in Pittsburgh, but we haven’t heard much more over the last 18 months.<p>With Google, the self-driving car leader, slowly making progress with …

Tiny Stanford invention purifies water in minutes using the sun

A device smaller than a postage stamp could make a big impact on the everyday hiker, and possibly developing nations.<p>Is that a piece of bark in your drink? A bug, maybe? Nope. It's a tiny water-purifying tablet powered by the sun.<p>The device comes from scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC …

Stanford University

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

The Kickstarter economy: 29,600 full-time jobs, $5.3 billion in activity

Palmer Luckey did not storm into Mark Zuckerberg's office to pitch the innovation that is now steering Facebook's future. First, he took to …

Ex-Apple store employees reveal how customers try to fool them

Technically Incorrect: In an entertaining exposé, three former Apple store workers explain what customers fail to mention about their malfunctioning iPhones.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Complaints, complaints, complaints.<p>That's all we …

Apple Store

Uber to invest $500m in mapping project to skirt Google Maps: Report

Uber wants to reduce its reliance on Google Maps and improve its pickups.<p>Uber plans to invest $500 million into a global mapping project that will …

Uber Surrenders In China, Will Join Forces With Rival Didi

Uber’s prolonged land war in China is over: Uber’s China unit will merge with competitor Didi Chuxing, ending a fierce multi-billion-dollar battle for the largest ridesharing market in the world.<p>As part of the deal, Uber and its Chinese investors will reportedly receive 20% of the merged company, …

Transportation

Grab CEO: Didi victory shows we can beat Uber in Southeast Asia

Didi Chuxing’s proposed acquisition of Uber’s Chinese business hasn’t even been confirmed, but the significance of the deal has already prompted responses from others in the global ride-hailing industry.<p>Anthony Tan who is the CEO of Grab, the company that rivals Uber in Southeast Asia and took …

Learn the Science of How Michelle Obama Captivates an Audience | Inc.com

There's a scientific reason why you couldn't stop listening to or considering what Michelle Obama was saying when she spoke at this week's Democratic National Convention.<p>If you want to be an influential leader and deliver a highly regarded, respected speech, you'd do well to take note and make use …

Michelle Obama

Here's how Intel CEO dodged a question about one of the biggest threats facing his company

And with ARM getting acquired for $32 billion by Japan's Softbank, which is pledging to invest more in the company, Intel can't take the situation lightly.<p>During Intel's earnings call with investors, CEO Brian Krzanich was asked about the ARM acquisition and what he thinks about the growing …

Amazon wants to turn church spires and street lights into drone recharging points

Amazon's patented the use of aerial structures such as church spires and street lights as recharging points for its as-yet grounded fleet of delivery …

Microsoft’s shift to the cloud is a silver lining

Microsoft Corp. still has a way to go in its shift to cloud services, but that’s nothing the technology giant or its bottom line can’t handle, …

Facebook wants to use lasers to deliver gigabit fibre speeds

Facebook hopes to commercialise an experimental laser system that it's shown can deliver speeds of up to 2.1Gbps.<p>Instead of using radio or microwaves …

Nanotech

The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour

A former pro racer has built the drone of his dreams<p>George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. "I was immediately hooked," the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a test pilot for new aircraft. Now 18, he recently …

Drones

Robots Replacing Developers? This Startup Uses Automation To Build Smart Software

The role of technology within our personal and professional lives continues evolving at an exceptionally fast pace. From utility-based mobile apps and wearable devices, to the emergence of augmented and virtual reality, the digital revolution is expanding to cover every aspect of the human …

Artificial Intelligence

Adorable self-driving robots will start making deliveries in Europe this month

Remember those little six-wheeled robots we told you about in April? They’re now set for a commercial rollout in London and three other European cities. The robots, from Starship Technologies, will be deployed this month to make deliveries for food-ordering services Just Eat and Pronto, and carry …

Robotics

The Most Over-The-Top Burgers In Every State

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LinkedIn Deal Shows Social Media's Golden Era Is Over

The heyday of standalone social networking companies may already be in the past.<p>Trumpeting his company's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Monday morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered no shortage of rationales for the deal. LinkedIn's vast trove of data showing who in the corporate world …

Walmart Canada to stop accepting Visa cards

Retailer claims credit card provider charges merchants ‘unacceptably high’ fees<p>Walmart Canada stores will stop accepting Visa cards, claiming the credit card provider charges merchants “unacceptably high” fees.<p>Walmart has been unable to agree with Visa on an “acceptable fee,” and will no longer …

Wal-Mart Stores

Science Says This Is How to Make the Perfect First Impression | Inc.com

Positive first impressions can link you to all kinds of crazy-good friendships and securities, so the more of them you can make, the better your odds often are for achieving personal and business goals. On the contrary, a negative first impression can obviously be much more damaging. Have no fear, …

Public Speaking

Here's how Amazon decides when to kill new projects

Hint: It's not when people call it crazy.<p>If Amazon listened to conventional wisdom, a lot of its big ideas never would have seen the light of day, CEO Jeff Bezos says.<p>But how does the company decide when it actually is the right time to abandon one of these ideas?<p>"I think it's when the last …

Bitcoin May Not Survive, But The Technology Behind It Will Live On

In an article I wrote two years ago about the future of money, I explained that despite the libertarian fantasies that were being bandied about at the time, Bitcoin was unlikely to ever be a mainstream currency. News in January suggested that Bitcoin may be collapsing and key figures in the …

Blockchain

Seagate 4TB Portable, Bus-powered USB 3 Hard Drive w/ 200GB Cloud: $105 shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Newegg/ebay offers the Seagate Slim 4TB portable hard drive bundled with 200GB of cloud storage for <b>$104.99 with free shipping</b>. …

Portable