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London's top five areas with the biggest house price rises

Homeowners in Merton have seen the biggest house price growth in London over the past year, according to the the first full look at how much homes …

Housing

The Most Promising Housing Apps To Watch In 2018

No matter where you go, having a place you can always come back to is pleasant and heartwarming.<p>However, house search remains a big issue for a majority of home-seekers. For most, buying a house is a life-changing decision. Even if you decide to rent a place, you want to make sure that everything …

Apps

How to Use Aristotle's 3 Tips to Persuading Others When Writing Your Next Pitch Deck

Having trouble closing deals? Use the oldest trick in the book.<p>Over 2,000 years ago Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle cracked the code to persuasion. Aristotle is most known for his knowledge and ideologies surrounding abstract, political and rational topics.<p>Aristotle often dealt with the …

Public Speaking

Why east London house prices are still on the up, despite UK slowdown

House prices are continuing to climb, at a slow and steady pace, up 1.6 per cent in <b>London</b> compared to this time last year.<p>Areas on the fringes of the …

Housing

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …

Parenting

The 1 Thing Elon Musk Got Right With Tesla and Almost Every Other Entrepreneur Gets Wrong

Look for a "hair on fire" use case<p>Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and rightly so. Tesla, not to mention his other ventures, has the mark of a business that can truly change the world. When he co-founded the company in 2003, electric cars seemed like a pipe dream. Today, however, just …

Tesla

Foreign buyers are avoiding luxury homes in the capital

There is a dramatic shift going on at the top end of London's housing market, as foreign buyers shy away and new-build homes rise in popularity, new …

Housing

40-Year-Old Stanford Study Reveals the 1 Quality Your Children Need to Succeed in Life

Understanding delayed gratification is essential in shaping your childrens future.<p>The world is becoming fiercely competitive. As each year passes, new industries emerge, only to quickly become saturated with competition to launch successful businesses or obtain top jobs.<p>How can you, as a parent, …

Self-improvement

Mobile comes of age: the rise of the intelligent chatbots

<i>Mobile apps promised to radically change the way businesses engage with customers – but too many haven’t achieved their goals. Could intelligent bots</i> …

Chatbots

Ghost towers: half of new-build luxury London flats fail to sell

Developers have 420 towers in pipeline despite up to 15,000 high-end flats still on the market<p>More than half of the 1,900 ultra-luxury apartments built in London last year failed to sell, raising fears that the capital will be left with dozens of “posh ghost towers”.<p>The swanky flats, complete with …

Housing

The most expensive home for sale in every US state

There's nothing like America's over-the-top real estate to remind you that nearly one-third of the world's billionaires call the US home.<p>But luxury comes in many forms — and at varying price points — across the country. Our friends at Trulia helped us compile a list of the most expensive homes …

Real Estate

Moving out of London: where should you buy a house?

<b>London can be an expensive place, especially if you’re</b> <b>trying to get on to the property ladder – leading many homebuyers to look further and further</b> …

13 apps for landlords to manage a buy-to-let portfolio on their mobile

<b>Being a landlord can be a stressful business, especially if you own more than one property – but new technology is making it easier than ever to</b> …

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

India has 600 million young people – and they’re set to change our world

This new generation is motivated: it combines the cultural values of the traditional Asian family with the life goals of the American teenager<p>An illuminating and sometimes alarming book, Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing the World, is published this month. About 600 million people, more than …

4 examples of AI’s impact on the estate market

Many consider real estate to be one of the last markets requiring the dying art of human interaction. However, that may change drastically in the coming years. Real estate companies are looking to streamline efficiency and results and thus look toward artificial intelligence for the answers. Soon, …

Real Estate

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

Peer-to-peer real estate marketplace Homie wants to replace your realtor with a bot

Just a few weeks ago I was in Utah for the holidays, spending time with the many family members my husband and I both have there. At one family gathering, a cousin began talking about how he bought a brand new home and sold his own home all without a real estate agent on a site called Homie.<p>It …

Turning Design Mockups Into Code With Deep Learning

Within three years deep learning will change front-end development. It will increase prototyping speed and lower the barrier for building …

The newest $1 billion startup is led by one of tech’s youngest female CEOs

The archetype of success in Silicon Valley has long been young, male, and potentially a dropout from one of three or four elite universities. That may be slowly changing.<p>This week, Canva announced a $40 million founding round making its founder, Melanie Perkins, 30, perhaps the youngest female CEO …

Venture Capital

How much has the average house price gone up in a year?

The average cost of a home in the UK went up by more than £5,000 over the course of 2017, according to figures released today.<p>The latest house price …

Six factors influencing the property market in 2018

It could be a better year in Britain’s dysfunctional housing market for first-time buyers and tenants<p><b>Interest rates will stay low</b><p>Another 0.25% hike is expected in late spring, taking the Bank of England base rate to 0.75%. That will add £22 to the typical £175,000 tracker mortgage, but with more …

Total returns in prime central London set to rise

The rate of new lettings properties coming onto the market has slowed. Indeed, November was the first month in 2017 that recorded a year-to-date …

Inside the Hollywood Home of Social Media’s Stars. (Don’t Be Shy.)

LOS ANGELES — On any given day, something crazy is likely to be happening at 1600 Vine Street, a 550-unit apartment complex in Hollywood.<p>A scary-looking clown might be shimmying across a narrow ledge eight floors above the sidewalk, or a young woman dangling from a balcony while a masked man wields …

Social Media

8 ways to scour the internet to learn about your prospective home

Aka how to internet-stalk a home before you move in<p>In the past decade, potential home buyers and renters—along with the entire real estate industry—have had to contend with an explosion of online real estate sites completely changing the way we look for homes. The ability to find the sales price of …

Ditch Your Lame PowerPoint And Try These Apps Instead

The cultishly popular app maker FiftyThree releases tools for people who use visual slide decks at work–but don’t need the bloat of PowerPoint or Keynote.<p>Four years ago, FiftyThree—the team of ex-Microsoft creatives who launched a wildly popular iPad sketching app called Paper—was flush with …

Amazon Transcribe is a sophisticated transcribing service for AWS

Amazon is hosting AWS Re:INVENT today, its developer conference for all things AWS. And the company just announced a promising new service called Amazon Transcribe. The service is now available as a preview and goes beyond many automated transcribing service.<p>Now that video and audio have overtaken …

Data Mining: Top 20 Web Crawler Tools to Scrape Websites for Actionable Data

Web crawling (otherwise called web scraping) is a technique by which a program or automated script scours the entire web in a methodical, automated …

This site lets you take Harvard’s most popular computer science class and more courses from top universities for free

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Online learning has made education more accessible than ever, but few platforms make getting a quality education easier or more affordable …

Online Education

What Amazon Gets About Customers (That You Probably Don't)

The surprising thing? It's so crazy simple.<p>Let's say you order a PlayStation on Amazon, as a Christmas present for your son. This was delivered to your doorstep; your neighbor signed for it, and left it on your front porch.<p>But then it mysteriously vanished. Now you have to fork out a few hundred …

eCommerce