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Former BP geologist: peak oil is here and it will 'break economies'

Industry expert warns of grim future of 'recession' driven 'resource wars' at University College London lecture<p>A former British Petroleum (BP) geologist has warned that the age of cheap oil is long gone, bringing with it the danger of "continuous recession" and increased risk of conflict and hunger.<p>…

Twitter’s market cap drops $4B as traders sell, sell, sell

Twitter had a very merry Christmas week, with five days of consecutive stock market gains by Thursday’s close. But today, Twitter’s stock dropped more than 13 percent, slashing the microblogging site’s market capitalization from nearly $40 billion to about $36 billion.<p>Still, at $63.06 during …

The Fast Track to Retirement: Reduce Consumerism

Big Ideas: The Minerva Project | Inc.com

There may be no brand more venerable than the Ivy League. Individually and together, its eight members connote the pinnacle of scholarship. No university has emerged to challenge its intellectual supremacy in more than a century. On that timeline, Caltech, founded in 1891, is a start-up.<p>But now …

Higher Education

A Good Thing: Cause Marketers Came Together in 2013

For many businesses and NGOs seeking to do well by doing good, 2013 was the year in which collaboration reached new heights. In addition to typical pairings of corporations and nonprofits, we saw meaningful alliances take many shapes — even between companies that otherwise view one another as major …

10 Signs You're Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About half of Americans dream of opening their own businesses, according to a recent survey by the UPS Store, but with 50% of small businesses failing within the first five years, how do you know if you're an entrepreneur ... or a …

Entrepreneurship

Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask | Inc.com

Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by …

Employment

10 Hiring Tips for Your Small Business

Hiring is one of the most important things an entrepreneur will do to grow her company. For a small business, each new hire has a tremendous impact …

73% of US Online Adults Use Social Networks; 71% Use Facebook

Almost three-quarters of US adult Internet users (73 percent) now use a social networking site. Furthermore, some 42 percent of online adults in the country now use multiple social networks.<p>The latest figures come from Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. Unsurprisingly, Facebook continues to …

Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness. That concept is illustrated in the article I coauthored for Harvard Business …

Venezuela's Inflation Rate Is 56%

The national consumer price index decelerated from 5.1 percent in October to 4.8 percent in November and 2.2 percent in December, the central bank said in a report that was 20 days late.<p>President Nicolas Maduro said the figures led to annual inflation of 56.2 percent -- the highest in Latin America …

Latin America

Germany's Energy Goes Kaput, Threatening Economic Stability

If you want to do something big, you have to start small; and German innovation is well known around the world. Yet when it comes to energy policy, the country looks to have placed the cart before the horse. Germany has led much of Europe with ‘Energiewende’ or the renewable energy transition. …

The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2013 [Year In Review]

2013 was an enormous year for Apple. Yes, there were hyped keynotes galore, fabulous new products, record breaking sales, and much, much more. But 2013 was about more than just hardware for Apple Inc. During Tim Cook’s second full-year reigning over Apple we saw the CEO really settle into his role …

Facebook still king of social networking, and 63 percent of its users check in daily

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Zef Nikolla<p>Facebook may or may not have a problem with teens, but it is entrenched in mainstream American life, …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

This will be the trend that we hope never ever dies. As the Web grows and becomes more involved, and as more things are developed, designers and Web developers are going to get their hands on them. If you thought parallax scrolling techniques were cool, just you wait.<p>Expect to see many more things …

Nokia Closes Out 2013 With 92% Of The Windows Phone Market

The fine folks at AdDuplex have provided Paul Thurrott with an early look at their final Windows Phone market data for 2013, giving us in the public a final look at the key statistics of Microsoft’s smartphone platform’s OEM and device makeup.<p>The figures are much as they have been all year, only …

Mobile App Growth Is Now In DECLINE

For those of you who believe the mobile economy is still in gold rush/bubble territory — an industry whose greatest growth years are in front of it — think again.<p>Flurry, one of the larger mobile ad companies, measured device activations and app download traffic over Christmas and discovered that …

Mobile

How the Great Recession Really Affected Early Retirement

One of the worrying trends in the labor market in recent years has been a decline in the percentage of Americans working or actively looking for …

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The Unlikely Secret to a Happy Retirement

With a savings crisis so deep that more than half of American adults are unsure they could scrape together $2,000 within a month for an emergency, it …

Google Analytics Secondary and Custom Dimensions

Explore how audience targeting plays an important role in the future of audience based advertising.<p>Explore how the layered targeting approach can be …

What’s next for Ultra HD?

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: LG<p>Ultra HD was a star with great promise at last year’s CES. The big question for this coming CES 2014 is, “When will …

The future of mobile is motion

When the Samsung Galaxy S4 debuted, there was a lot of hoopla over its Air Gesture and Eye Scroll features. With Air Gesture, users can simply wave a hand over the phone and it will respond accordingly, by answering a call or skipping to the next track. Eye Scroll uses eye movement to move up or …

Teens In The UK Are Calling It: Facebook Is Dead And Buried

In a European Union-funded study on social media, the Department of Anthropology at University College London is running nine simultaneous 15-month ethnographic studies in seven countries to find out how teens were perceiving Facebook.<p>We read about what U.K. teens think on The Conversation:<p>What …

Social Media

Find top colleges and universities

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College & University

Amazon buys math education company TenMarks

Amazon continues to make a push into education tech, an area Apple's been trying to conquer as well.<p>Amazon has purchased TenMarks, an online math tutoring service, the companies announced Thursday.<p>Dave Limp, Amazon's vice president of Kindle, said in a press release that TenMarks is a good match …

Education