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Internet of things to rule the future

By 2020, it is presumed that the number of things connected to the Internet will reach more than 60 billion. In fact, more than 90 million wearable …

Paris attacks: investigation spreads across Europe as terrorist identified

One attacker, Omar Ismaïl Mostefai, has been identified, as security services make multiple arrests in France and Belgium<p>The investigation to identify members of the terrorist cell behind France’s deadliest attack since the second world war has spread to Belgium, Greece and Germany as a 29-year-old …

Obama's G-20 meetings take on new urgency after Paris attack

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — President Barack Obama's talks with world leaders in Turkey this week have taken on new urgency following a series of horrific …

12 Books That shaped Elon Musk

There’s a dark side to the conveniences of the Digital Age. With smartphones that function like handheld computers, it has become increasingly …

Plot Guru Is A Trivia App That Wants To Become Your Ultimate Netflix Sidekick

A new reason to re-watch all your favorite shows for the hundredth time<p>While Netflix allows you to binge watch your favorite shows however often you want, a new app called Plot Guru wants to be your Netflix companion app: a way to showcase your trivia knowledge of your favorite shows and movies …

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3 Big Data Roadblocks and How to Tackle Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The benefits of big data are well documented, especially for organizations looking to create more personal and impactful customer experiences. However, as I've previously described, few have been successful in this realm, and a huge …

Microsoft launches cloud-based blockchain platform with Brooklyn start-up

LONDON (Reuters) - Microsoft launched a cloud-based blockchain platform on Tuesday with Brooklyn-based start-up ConsensYs, which will allow financial institutions to experiment cheaply and easily with the technology underpinning bitcoin.<p>Store employees jump and cheer for the grand opening of a …

What This 27-Year-Old Learned From Running Startup Competitions in Emerging Markets

She left her corporate job to help entrepreneurs around the world, and learned a lot about the global startup scene in the process.<p>A few years ago, Alisée de Tonnac met Pierre-Alain Masson, and the two discussed building an international network to find the most innovative and investable …

New York says FanDuel and DraftKings are illegal gambling operations

Daily fantasy services ordered to stop taking money from the state<p>New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman has hit FanDuel and DraftKings with a cease-and-desist order, demanding the two companies to stop accepting money from residents of the state, after deciding that the two daily …

New York State

Who Won the Republican Debate?

The two outsiders leading the Republican presidential field left a gaping hole in the middle of the debate stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday …

How to raise strategic VC funding and grow your startup (webinar)

<b>Join us for this live webinar — Why no one will fund your startup: A look behind the scenes of Q3 VC Funding 2015</b> <b>— TOMORROW, November 11 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. Register here for free.</b><p>VCs are making it rain on marketing tech. With nearly another $4 billion quarter in the books for …

Despite Lavish Subsidies, Fossil Fuel Loses In Latest IEA Forecast

Renewables represent the future, even if they get far less in subsidies than fossil fuels. At least according to the data in the latest report from the International Energy Agency.<p>The agency’s World Energy Outlook 2015 provides a comprehensive forecast of the use and consumption of energy …

Instagram profile tracking app harvests your usernames and passwords

Just because an app has passed iTunes' verification procedure doesn't automatically mean it's safe. Take this Instagram client called "Who Viewed Your Profile -- InstaAgent" for example, which was available on both iTunes and Google Play until an iOS developer found out that it harvests usernames …

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6 Dividend Stocks Investors Are Selling Like Hotcakes

While investors have flocked to some dividend stocks recently, they've been dumping others.<p>New York-based social investing startup Openfolio surveyed …

Santander just signed a deal with a startup building the 'Facebook of anything financial'

Meniga's white label software gives banks the "building blocks to help speed up development of online banking platforms," according to CEO and co-founder Georg Ludviksson. What that means for customers is smart apps that can help them budget, tell them what they're spending money on, and set …

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone was never that free—and might be corrupt

One of China’s most puzzling projects could soon implode, to the sounds of a familiar tune—corruption charges.<p>Ai Baojun, the vice mayor of Shanghai, is under investigation for “severe disciplinary violations,” according to the website for Central Commission for disciplinary inspection, China’s …

Here's how much income is taxed around the world

Taxes on wage income vary heavily around the world.<p>The OECD recently published a report comparing the tax burden on wages in the world's developed economies. One of the main measures the OECD used in the report is the "tax wedge". This is a combination of personal income taxes with both employer- …

How to Quit Your Day Job and Start a Wearable Tech Company

Wearable tech has introduced us to some really cool gadgets that make our lives easier, like the stylish Chevron necklace that doubles as awesome earbuds, or the cute ring that lets you pay for things on the go without carrying a wallet. Tech-savvy women entrepreneurs have been dreaming up ways to …

Hit the books, start a business

When Travis Clements-Khan started at Seneca College in Toronto last fall, he didn't know he would become the chief executive officer of his own company, having developed a product with the potential to save lives and help more than 2.5 million Canadians.<p>Through an on-campus innovation incubator, he …

Photographer Chris Burkard's Favorite Places to Photograph

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Chris Burkard has traveled the world, shooting in some of the planet's most beautiful locations. In his own words, Burkard tells us about his favorite places to visit—and photograph.

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A Food Lover’s Guide to Dining Out

Dining out can be a deal breaker. When finding a place for two (or more) people to eat together, you have to consider not just personal preferences, but food allergies, ambiance, location, price, Yelp reviews, etc. What once sounded like a simple meal can quickly evolve into a homework …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

The richest man in private equity has one piece of advice for entrepreneurs, and it's not what you would expect

That's the lesson Steven Schwarzman wants to relay to young entrepreneurs looking for success.<p>The $11.6 billion CEO and chairman of Blackstone sat down with Bloomberg News's Betty Liu to chat about his near stint at Harvard and his failures in a podcast.<p>Liu asked what advice he would have for …

Wall Street is having an important realization about Tesla

"Over the past year, the market has seen how expensive it is to launch a car company from the ground up and how much cash can be consumed when launching all-new vehicles to the market," Jonas wrote.<p>Of course, the market should have seen this coming. Established automakers routinely burn through …