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Here are the startups Goldman Sachs is wooing in Las Vegas next week

It’s not a startup, but it’s SoftBank that will capture much of the bankers’ attention next week.<p>Goldman Sachs’ annual conference in Las Vegas serves as an effective hot list for which tech startups are worth the giant investment bank’s interest each November.<p>Goldman is on the hunt for the tech …

Las Vegas expands its self-driving shuttle tests this week

Las Vegas' initial self-driving shuttle trial clearly went well, as the city is coming back for another round. AAA and Vegas are launching a year-long trial on November 8th that will see one of Navya's shuttles drive a half-mile circuit in the downtown Fremont East district. It'll only make three …

24 Ways to Improve Your Lead-Generation Efforts so you can Make More Money

Focus on lifetime value (LTV). While the idea of reducing the number of leads you generate can be scary, fewer and better-qualified leads will convert better and have a greater LTV.<p>Identify the characteristics of your highest- and lowest-value customers. Don’t make the common mistake of chasing …

13 ways AI will change your life

From helping you take care of email to creating personalized online shopping experiences, AI promises to transform the way we live and work.<p>But with all the hype out there, how do we know which benefits we’ll actually see? In order to learn more, I asked a few members of YEC the following</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence will change America. Here’s how.

The term “artificial intelligence” is widely used, but less understood. As we see it permeate our everyday lives, we should deal with its inevitable exponential growth and learn to embrace it before tremendous economic and social changes overwhelm us.<p>Part of the confusion about artificial …

7 Tips for Attracting a Following on Social Media | Inc.com

If you use social media and click around on the profiles of random individuals, you'll notice that the vast majority of users do not have thousands of people following their activities. But for anyone serious about using social media to build a personal brand, a strong following can be a …

Social Media

“Creepy . . . but impressive” facial recognition software is going to the next level

Soon our faces will unlock doors and buy socks for us — and allow us to be tracked and ID’d with scary precision<p>Facial recognition systems — computers that can verify a person’s identity from a digital image or video still — have been around for a few years now. Following a recent explosion in big …

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something …

Renewable Energy

Five Slack Hacks That Can Keep You Productive No Matter What

Here’s how to get notified only when you want to, master some handy keyboard shortcuts, and turn off that annoying red dot.<p>Slack is designed to replace your inbox and be the one place where all your communications would happen, keeping you and your team productive and informed at the same time. But …

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World

Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the sprawling …

What Is 802.11ax? The Solution to Crowded Wi-Fi

If you suffer from congested Wi-Fi, 802.11ax may be the solution for you.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

The Elimination Workouts: 3 routines that reconstruct your body

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just pick and point where you wanted to cut body fat from your body? It would! But unfortunately it’s not exactly …

3 Causes of Self-Doubt and How to Conquer It for Good

<b>“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Self-doubt and I are old friends. We go way back, to …

Farms Are Turning to Solar as Electricity Prices Soar

Solar energy is now cheaper than fossil fuels for many large farms.<p>Step onto a farm in California, and you're likely to find solar panels planted near almonds or oranges.<p>Solar energy is a growing presence in the agriculture industry, partly as a way to offset increasing energy demands from water …

7 DIY SEO Tactics for Companies Not Ready to Hire a Consultant

Simple tactics, like claiming your listings and managing social media, can increase your ranking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has ever registered a domain name can tell you that there is no shortage of people out there willing to sell you search engine …

Are You a Good Boss? 5 Signs That Will Tell You | Inc.com

So you're the boss. Whether you are in charge of a small department or an entire company, you take your responsibility seriously. Things are going well, but you wonder if you're a good boss. It's not always easy to tell. It's not about whether all your employees like you. There are plenty of …

Employment

How to Validate Your Business Ideas Without Spending a Dime

Here are two extremely cheap (read: free) ways to test ideas.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business. You rushed to the desk to write it down, with water still dripping down your back. Your [insert the …

7 Things Every Company Website Should Include

What elements to include in your company website? This is the first question you should ask yourself before you start designing the site. We’ve …

Customers

20 Ways to Look Younger — Without Looking Like You’re Trying

Your Daily Stretches: #1 Hip Flexor<p>Stiff joints aren’t Inevitable as you age (despite any evidence you’ve seen at family reunions). “Release tight …

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York: The Power of Storytelling In Documentary Photography

How does an out of work, amateur photographer manage to acquire a following of 18 million people and publish two best-selling books? “Through a lot …

Street Photography

42 Facebook Post Ideas from Businesses That Know What They’re Doing

Are you marketing on Facebook, wondering what to post next or what’s going to work best for your business?<p>We’ve all been there, our creative juices …

Marketing

10 Best Carbs For Weight Loss, According to a Dietitian

Trying to lose weight, and you think you have to ditch all carbs? No way! It's painful to live without bread and pasta and fruit, and the best news is you don't have to! Certified dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD, of Whole Health Nutrition recommends eating carbs to give you energy and fill …

Healthy Eating

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

Startups

Uber's Political Adviser Has Advice for Other Startups

Bradley Tusk, the New York political consultant, is best known for his pioneering work on Uber’s multi-state, multi-city regulatory campaign to make …

Confessions of a digital hoarder

I have a confession to make: I am a digital hoarder and I don't want to stop.<p>Emails, photos, files, screenshots, apps — I don't know why but I have …

Apps

You Must Stop Doing These 5 Things to Be Productive

Don't confuse being busy with getting results.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where everything moves at a rapid pace and people lose patience after waiting for five seconds, it feels like there are more and more tasks we need to attend to right away. We need …

Free Architecture School? It’s Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Some schools are changing architectural education by eliminating tuition. Could it help make the profession more relevant and diverse?<p>When it comes to diversity in architecture, the statistics are jarring. For instance, African-Americans comprise 12% of the U.S. population, but only 2% of …

Thanks to advances in technology, many jobs that weren’t considered ripe for automation suddenly are<p>In the battle for the 21st century workplace, computers are winning. And the odds of us puny humans making a comeback are not very good.<p>A January 2017 report from the McKinsey Global Institute …

The Future

A rash of invisible, fileless malware is infecting banks around the globe

Once the province of nation-sponsored hackers, in-memory malware goes mainstream.<p>Two years ago, researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab discovered …

Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Colin Curwen-McAdams opens the door to his greenhouse in Mt. Vernon, Wash., and a rush of warm air pours out.<p>"Basically, it's summer all year long here," he jokes.<p>Curwen-McAdams, a PhD student at Washington State University, and WSU professor Steven Jones have developed a new species: a cross …

Forestry