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Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

1/11<p>PeopleTowels Winners Lead<p>And now for the moment you've all been waiting for! Last month we announced the talented finalists who made it through …

Startups

Big banks are 'just cracking the surface' of an exponentially powerful industry

While the use of data in this way is legal, as long as consumers don't opt out and banks have outlined what's being gathered, Wall Street's growing ambition in the big-data space may spur new restrictive regulations on how consumer data is used, said Cynthia Larose, a privacy expert at the law firm …

Big Data

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

8 New Bathroom Decor Trends You Need to Bring Home

With new decor trends popping up left and right, it can be easy to feel like every room you <i>just</i> decorated already needs to be re-decorated. However, we’ve had our eye on a few design trends that look like they’re going to stick around for a while. The eight trends (and fab finds!) below will keep …

Interior Design

The 7 hottest FinTech companies in Silicon Valley

According to recent numbers, the US is the leading country in investments in FinTech in the last year (up 200% from the previous year).<p>Payments and lending startups are both receiving huge sums of money — even big investment banks are interested in emerging players so they don't get left behind in …

Apple Pay

The 38 coolest startups in Silicon Valley

But which are the coolest?<p>Pulled from our recently published Silicon Valley 100 list, meet the coolest startups in Silicon Valley.<p>All the companies on this list are private tech companies that have raised venture-capital funding.

Startups

Smarthome gadgets reviewed: how well can Belkin, Netatmo or Parrot manage your home?

Smart plugs, facial-recognition cameras and even potted plant monitors can help automate your home – but is this first generation of products worth the effort?<p>It’s early days for the Internet of Things: we’ve been promised smarthomes, and so far we can turn on the lights from our phones. It’s a …

Home Automation

The future of a $10 billion startup rests in the hands of a star executive Tim Cook personally tried to poach

Relatively unknown outside tech circles, Woodside's hire was somewhat of a surprise. Woodside cut his teeth at Google as its top advertising sales guy, but Dropbox doesn't sell any ads. He doesn't have any engineering or enterprise technology experience, either.<p>Yet Woodside was still considered a …

Startups

A tale of two lambdas: The joys of working in a polyglot team.

A little more than a year ago, things at work were completely different for me than they are now. I was a Java programmer working on a big, …

The 7 Best Data Science and Machine Learning Podcasts

Learn the basics and keep up with the latest news in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence by listening to these great …

Venture Capital

How to set up Amazon Web Services for your small business

Cloud computing technology has matured significantly over the years, and now offers a compelling list of advantages over on-site deployments, …

Cloud Computing

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

JavaScript

Locus Pocus can track all your Bluetooth devices — and other people’s, too

That Bluetooth tracker you bought last year is pretty nifty. Misplaced your keys at home? Just ping them! Forgot where you stored that emergency flashlight (don’t laugh, that totally happens)? Let your phone guide you to it. Your dog pulled a fast one and is now running around the neighborhood? …

12 Free Tools That Every Freelancer Should Be Using | Inc.com

Freelancers often work in isolation, communicating only through email or by phone. In addition to completing assignments on time, they're responsible for keeping up with income and expenses for tax purposes, invoicing and managing their own billing processes, and marketing their services to bring …

Small Business

The $0 Marketing Stack: 41 Free Options to Popular Paid Services and Tools

What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools …

Infographics

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

From Europe’s deepest river canyon and caves that glow to a rainbow river and hills that look like chocolate, our picks prove that nature always does it better<p>Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves …

Nature

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School's Required Reading List

Looking for some great reads? Check out this list of intriguing books from Harvard Business School courses' online syllabi.

Should You Buy A Tesla Battery?

For homeowners, it may only be a matter of when–not if.<p>Ten days after launching its new Powerwall and Powerpack batteries, Tesla announced that it was sold out through 2016. At the same time, the criticism started: Were the batteries just a “toy for rich green people” that “didn’t work that well …

The 12 best open-source tools for designers

In some industries, open-source software is already dominant and leaves little space to proprietary software. In the world of design, it’s harder to …

Improve your mobile app strategy in the 10 minutes it takes to get dressed

In 2013, people spent $38 billion on mobile apps. That number is expected to grow to $77 billion by 2017, and the spending power goes well beyond just apps: A recent study shows that after browsing on a mobile device, roughly 50% of shoppers complete their purchase on a smartphone or tablet.<p>Keeping …

Marketing

The 5 Solar IT Startups You Should Know

In the basement of a co-working space in downtown San Francisco yesterday, 17 teams took turns to give an 8-minute pitch about the software and services they had developed to make selling, installing and shopping for solar simpler.<p>It looked like a typical demo day for aspiring Silicon Valley tech …

Solar Power

I want to develop Android Apps - What languages should I learn?

So, you’ve decided you’d like to learn how to develop Android apps? Great! Unfortunately, intentions can only carry you so far. Learning to code can be complicated. Sometimes it’s not even clear where to start. You’ll probably have a slew of questions to answer before you even get started?<p>What …

Android Development

Python

A curated list of awesome machine learning frameworks, libraries and software (by language). Inspired by awesome-php. Other awesome lists can be …

Get More Done with These 5 iPhone Apps

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, for better or for worse, are sources of infinite distraction. We have too many candies that must be …

Apps

Google Plus Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

A Guide to Social Media Marketing on Google+<p>Chapter 1 – An Introduction to Social Media Marketing<br>• Chapter 2 – A Guide to Social Media Marketing on …