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MAPPED: The world's network of undersea cables

<i>View the above visualization at full resolution for the best experience.</i><p>Submarine cables are decidedly uncool. But while they lack the flashiness of satellites, it's actually the world's vast network of fiber optic cables that does most of the heavy lifting in keeping our information flowing from …

Seafloor

9 Places to Get Awesome Pictures Online for Free (and Without Copyright Restrictions) | Inc.com

Everyone knows the clickability of an article or blog increases dramatically with the right image. But despite the fact that there are billions of digital pictures, it seems that finding high-quality images is still a challenge.<p>Plus, while the stock photo sites like Getty and Shutterstock are …

Web Design

Neural Networks for Machine Learning: A Free Online Course

The 78-video playlist above comes from a course called <i>Neural Networks for Machine Learning</i>, taught by Geoffrey Hinton, a computer science professor …

International relations: meet Jacky Tsai's satirical superheroes – in pictures

Jacky Tsai takes western comic book heroes and thrusts them into traditional Chinese paintings, to reflect the clashing and melding of the two cultures

Art

Court Rules the FBI Does Not Need a Warrant to Hack a Computer

Activists argue the ruling could have serious implications for how law enforcement is able to conduct remote searches.<p>In one of the many ongoing legal cases surrounding a dark web child pornography site, a judge has written that the FBI did not require a warrant to hack a suspect's …

Privacy

China's economy faces relatively large downward pressure: central bank report | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s economy still faces relatively large downward pressure, the central bank said in its 2015 annual report, adding that it hopes to keep economic growth within a reasonable range.<p>Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China, attends a news conference after a …

Economics

China will allow foreign firms to issue shares on mainland: central bank | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will continue to push forward with the two-way opening of domestic capital markets, the central bank said in its 2015 annual report.<p>Governor of the People's Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan awaits the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting during the …

China

6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Need to Join the Next Startup Grind Conference

In the entrepreneurial world, being proactive is incredibly important. One of the best ways to become involved in the community is through events organized and attended by some of the most influential voices of the industry. For education, mentorships, and everything else you need to know about …

Startups

Intel's Data Center Guru Talks About Layoffs and the Cloud

Intel is at a crossroads.<p>The semiconductor titan has seen flat to declining sales over the years as consumer demand for personal computers—which …

Amazon Web Services

How to Make a Great Pitch for Your Startup

<i>Co-written by Tyrone Howard and Steven Bussard</i><p>Stanford studies on design quality and entrepreneurial risk show that the sweet spot for startups is right in the middle of Market and Technology Risk.<p>This entails:<p>1. Taking new technology and applying it<p>2. Meeting needs that have already been …

Entrepreneurship

My 9 rules for building viable startups: Advice from a startup studio

Startup studios are a relatively new type of business. You might have heard of them before as “venture builders” or “startup factories.” There are only a dozen or so of them in the world, including the original one, IdeaLab, and others like Expa and BetaWorks. But I believe we’ll see more and more …

Hacking The Career: What Organizations Should Do

One of the most disruptive changes we’ve seen in business over the last decade is the end of the traditional “career.”<p>People used to join companies for life: We would look for a great company when we got out of school, join the new-hire development program, pay our dues working up the ranks, and …

Human Resources

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

7 Things You Should Do When Launching Your Startup

These tasks will take your business from "good enough" to "ready to go" in no time at all.<p>You've most likely spent weeks, months, or perhaps years on planning the launch of your small business. Finally, your product or service is just about ready to enter the world, and you're excited enough to …

Marketing

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South …

How to get started with Google Analytics

Google Analytics (GA) is a free online service designed to help marketers and webmasters better understand their sites' visitors — where they come …

How To Fund Your Startup: The Ultimate Startup Funding Guide

In my work as a consultant to entrepreneurs, the issue of startup funding and capital always comes up. I’ve yet to work with an entrepreneur who says …

Personal Finance

The 3 Basic Types Of Employees: A Simple Guide For Leaders And HR Professionals

Knowing the core personality traits of the people around you helps you relate to them more effectively. This is especially true at the workplace. If you have leadership responsibilities over others, this knowledge will help you relate to them more empathetically, lead them more effectively and …

Leadership

Are You Technical Enough? Here's How It Affects Your Leadership Skills

Fifty years ago management theorists had an expansive view of the role of general managers. The mantra was, “A manager is a manager and they can manage anything.” They believed a good general manager could move from managing a retail shoe company to functioning as the general manager in a precision …

Leadership

3 Ways to Develop a Successful Startup Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

Small Business

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How to partner with a larger company when you’re a startup

In the case of our partnership, the GED Testing Service was in the process of expanding their services so they could create a bridge between GED credential holders and the 21st century workforce and empower GED students with access to better opportunities.<p>However, choosing a career is not easy. …

Top Silicon Valley VC Explains What Entrepreneurs Are Doing Wrong | Inc.com

The phrase "fake it until you make it" is almost an accepted truth in Silicon Valley. If you're launching a startup and raising money from investors, you should act like you're the next Facebook, right?<p>But Nicola Corzine, the executive director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco, …

Venture Capital

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

Never Meet an Investor Without Doing This First

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Here's Why You'll Work for China, Israel, or Korea One Day | Inc.com

In constant dollars, many countries, including the US, have been on a downward trend:<p>Provisional data for 2015 indicates that public R&D budgets in the OECD area continued their downward trend since 2010 after briefly stabilising in 2014. Among countries for which 2015 data are available, two …

Israel

The Best Way to Impress Smart Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Small Business