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5 Ways to Develop Confidence in the Workplace

March 17, 2015<p>Copy by: Elli Thompson Purtell<br>• Feature Image by : Apartment 34<p>A few years ago, a friend and I were applying for jobs at the same time — …

The big search upgrade — and how Amazon could beat Google at its own game

Despite the tremendous technological innovation we’ve witnessed over the past two decades (smartphones, cloud computing, social networks), search interfaces and their underlying mechanics have remained fairly stagnant. The familiar portals of the early naughts are largely what we see today: empty …

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Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose time to negative thoughts; reframe your thinking and feel more positive<p>Think of the last time you told yourself something critical or negative. Then think of the last compliment you gave yourself.<p>Which is easier to remember?<p>Many of us—whether due to genetics, brain chemistry, our …

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Could Amazon’s global delivery vision break Alibaba?

Speculation is rife that Amazon is soon to establish itself as a global shipping and logistics expert, in a move coined internally as project ‘Dragon …

High-tech boot camps target students with no paper qualifications

Ms Gabrielle Ong, 18, was accepted into the course of her choice at five local and overseas universities, but she has decided to work in the tech …

10 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for our regular recap of funding rounds from last week. Familiar names include Thailand’s Wongnai and Korea’s Send …

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How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings

Nobody loves meetings. But they can be especially taxing for people who crave a quieter setting for brainstorming or thinking through issues, or who struggle to have their voices heard in a room full of loud-talkers. How can these folks make sure their ideas are well-represented in team meetings? …

How ‘chatbots’ could change the balance of power in tech

The tech world has been voraciously chattering about “chatbots,” and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hasalready declaredthem the new apps, the <i>next big</i> …

How to robot-proof your children’s careers | Financial Times

Pity school careers advisers. If economists are to be believed, vast numbers of jobs will have evaporated by the time today’s pupils reach the labour …

Getting Out Of Your Head

How improv can transform your creativity<p>I picked up the microphone and looked out at the crowd of business people, gathered in neat rows on the top …

Inside Project McQueen, Apple’s plan to build its own cloud

For the past several months, Apple has been working on “Project McQueen,” a plan to become more reliant on its own data center infrastructure and reduce its dependence on public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, a source familiar with the matter tells VentureBeat.<p>Apple …

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

How the Economic Machine Works [Animation] by Ray Dalio

"Ray Dalio's 'template' may be unconventional but it casts strong light on how the economy actually works."<p>"This knowledge would help everyone as …

SoftBank to Separate Domestic, Overseas Businesses

Plan shows how tech and Internet investments are becoming increasingly central to operations<p>TOKYO—SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan said Monday that it would separate its profitable but slow-growing domestic mobile business from its fast-paced but riskier overseas operations, which include a majority …

Amazon, Google and Microsoft’s cloud acquisitions

Amazon, Microsoft and Google have made a steady stream of acquisitions to support their cloud efforts in recent years.<p>+<b>MORE AT NETWORK WORLD</b>: 19 Free …

The Imposter Syndrome

Mastering the art of pretending<p>I kicked ass at Mario games, made my first website in seventh grade, and got a 5 on my computer science AP test.<p>I …

Verizon Said to Enlist AOL CEO Armstrong to Explore Yahoo Deal

Verizon Communications Inc. has given Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of its AOL unit, a leading role in exploring a possible bid for Yahoo! …

To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind In Life

You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing enough.<p>We act as if we can read enough articles and enough little Pinterest quotes and suddenly the little switch in our brain will put us into action. …

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Cisco To Buy Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion

Cisco announced today it was buying Jasper Technologies, developers of an Internet of Things cloud platform for $1.4 billion.<p>With Jasper, Cisco gets a company that understands the burgeoning Internet of Things market. While the IoT term gets bandied about quite a bit, it simply means connected …

Conversations with Tan Min-Liang: CEO Co-Founder, Razer

en_US<p>article<p>The Boomslang is part of the Colubridae snake family, and unlike most of its genus, is notable for its slow-acting venom, swallowing prey …

Business alarmed at Chinese plans to curb data transfer | Financial Times

China is building a “big data dam” to rival the Great Firewall blocking the internet, say US business leaders concerned about planned restrictions to …

Making the Case Against Data Localization in China

There is an old saying in baseball that a strong defense is so fundamental that one does not appreciate or even notice it until the moment when one …

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

Wouldn't it be great if you knew exactly what a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview?<p>While we unfortunately can't read …

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Committee on the Future Economy announces 5 key areas of work

SINGAPORE: The newly-formed Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) announced five sub-committees to set the direction for Singapore's future economic …

Why You Should Do Things You're Bad At

November 19, 2015<p>Copy by: Lyndsay Rush<br>• Feature Image By: Eli DeFaria<p>I’m not a huge fan of doing things I’m bad at. One, because who is? And two, …

Cisco's global cloud projections may blow your mind

The global cloud index is a tool developed by Cisco in an attempt to estimate global data center and cloud-based traffic growth and trends. A …

China Tech in a nutshell

or Silicon Valley on steroids<p>Summary of our high-level learnings from 31 meetings with Chinese entrepreneurs, tech companies and other players in the …