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Why you shouldn’t be afraid to ask when it comes to networking

Jennifer Fonstad, cofounder of Aspect Ventures and a seasoned venture capitalist, admits she’s more of an introvert than an extrovert. But when it comes to networking with Silicon Valley insiders, she’s a pro. Her advice: Don’t be afraid to ask.<p>Fonstad offered her advice at the Catalyst Conference …

Ask a Fool: How Often Should I Check My Stocks?

Checking your stocks every day can cause you unnecessary headaches.<p>Q: I'm new to investing and recently bought my first few stocks. How often should …

Why Your Credit Score May Go Up This Month

As the calendar flips to July, you may have more to look forward to than fireworks and Independence Day celebrations. Millions of Americans are poised to see a pop in their credit scores of anywhere from about 10 to over 40 points.<p>This is all thanks to a little-known policy change having to do with …

Personal Finance

Amazon is entering groceries just as a vicious supermarket war is breaking out

In southwest Ohio, the prices of staple foods are hitting the floor. A carton of eggs in Cincinnati supermarkets are going for as little as 39 cents. And gallon-sized jugs of milk are selling for less than a dollar.<p>The American grocery store is about to become a battleground—and consumers will love …

13 Awesome Games You Missed at E3 2017

RPG/racing hybrids, monster-battling farming sims, complex fighting games, and more.<p>E3 2017 has come and gone, leaving us with a lot of awesome games …

People who work from home make $4,000 more in salary every year

Around 3.9 million Americans are working from home — and many are getting paid more money for it than they would make in regular office jobs.<p>That’s …

42 percent of smart speaker owners have bought a second device (or more)

Here’s a promising metric for Amazon, in terms of its ability to maintain its current lead in the voice computing market: 42 percent of smart speaker owners have two or more devices, according to Edison Research. This figure is seemingly growing, too. Last year, there were about 1.18 Amazon Echo …

After Giving 1,000 Interviews, I Found the 4 Questions That Actually Matter | Inc.com

If there's one thing that keeps every founder up at night, it's hiring. Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee. If you're just starting your company, …

Employment

You've never heard of these 5 classes — but their areas of study will boost your pay in the future

If you want the excitement of working in a growing industry, like renewable energy or artificial intelligence, you could try to strike out on your …

The new leaked iPhone 8 cases show off exactly what we hope to see

Apple goes to extreme lengths to keep its products shrouded in mystery until their release, as we learned earlier this week. But the leaks continue …

Mobile Technology

Andy Rubin-backed Owl Labs just launched a robotic video conference camera

Who?<p>A startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground incubator and venture capital firm has rolled out a new hardware product, one that addresses the pain points of an unexciting but crucial area of business technology: video conferencing systems.<p>Owl Labs’ new camera, called Owl, is a thermos-shaped, …

5 Hidden Social Media Hacks Millennials Can Use to Boost Their Careers

Hello, millennials: Enjoying your avocado toast and unicorn-themed beverages? Millennial life doesn’t have to be known only for fidget spinners and …

States are treating drug makers like street dealers to address the US opioid epidemic

Drug dealers expect to deal with law enforcement scrutiny and take calculated risks that they may end up in court for pushing illegal product on the streets. Less so, prescription pain-pill makers. But now, some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are getting a taste of the medicine …

3 Questions To Ask Yourself if You’re Considering Investment Property

There’s plenty of buzz about the income possibilities of owning rental property and the opportunity to supplement your income with the extra cash, …

Steve Ballmer spent his last weeks at Microsoft secretly binging on Netflix

So when we sat down to talk to Ballmer during the Code conference a couple of weeks ago in LA, we asked him about it.<p>Turns out the story is sort of true and sort of not. When Ballmer left Microsoft he didn't binge on Netflix. He became a golf fanatic, spending nearly every minute playing, he told …

The Easiest Way to Become a Known Expert In Your Field | Inc.com

Thought leadership has become a hot topic in the age of the internet. Stunned by the success of today's high-traffic bloggers and YouTube stars, many have understandably become fixated on becoming an industry leader in some way or another. At this month's Inc. iCONIC conference in New York, I was …

Can data save the world? We asked ‘Freakonomics’ duo Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt

Journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Levitt are the duo behind the popular “Freakonomics” books and podcast, crunching numbers and telling …

Cloud Foundry makes its mark on the enterprise

Today, more than ever, it’s open source projects that are leading the charge in how modern software is developed, deployed and managed. There’s Kubernetes for containers and OpenStack for running enterprise-grade infrastructure, for example. But over the course of the last few years, another …

11 Must-Reads For Summer (Written By Badass Women)

It’s Summer, and you know what that means: Underboob sweat and endless hours of listening to your children argue. Woo!<p>Just kidding. It means it’s …

How to get rich as AI takes over the world

In 2014, MIT economists Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson created a new zeitgeist with a book declaring The Second Machine Age — a time of …

Artificial Intelligence

A Comparative Study: Objective-C Versus Swift

iOS is an operating system which has successfully created fascination world-wide. This fascination and spell-binding impact must have looked day and …

13 Podcasts You Should Listen To, Based On Your Favorite Books

Finding your new favorite podcast = easier than ever.<p>There are thousands of podcasts about any conceivable topic, which makes it that much more intimidating to get started if you’re a podcast newbie.<p>So here are 13 podcasts that you might like, based on 13 books that are at the top of best-seller …

Richard Ford’s Appetite for the Transgressive

The author of The Sportswriter and Independence Day, who recently published a memoir of life with his parents, discusses the quirks of memory, his working habits, and what he learned from living in a hotel.<p>Author <b>Richard Ford</b> has built his impressive writing career by producing award-winning, highly …

The roots of jihad, from Afghanistan to the banlieues

<b>Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in the West.</b> By Gilles Kepel. <i>Princeton University Press; 240 pages; $29.95 and £24.95.</i><p><b>Anatomy of Terror: From the</b> …

Terrorism

5 best Pokemon games for Android

There is actually a collection of Pokemon games on mobile now. It was a long time coming because Pokemon is one of the most popular gaming franchises out there. Each game plays a little differently. That means no two games offer the same experience. There aren’t many yet, but here are the best …

5 best car insurance apps

Car insurance is an important thing. In fact, in the US, you have to have it when you drive. The laws are slowly making so that you don’t actually need to carry insurance with you. Many can now carry their car insurance digitally. Some car insurance apps do this very well. Others really don’t. Here …

SHOP/Who What Wear Is Giving Away One Item Per Day

Exciting news! <b>Beginning June 15 through the end of the month we will be giving away up to $4000 in stylish products, straight from your shopping …

App Store

Android Excellence collections highlight the best apps on Google Play

Google this week revamped the Editors’ Choice section of the Google Play store in order to introduce a new initiative called Android Excellence. …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …