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Graduates from Oxford and Harvard talk about why they attended Stanford's new startup crash course in London

Stanford University launched a startup crash course in London last year for aspiring UK-based founders that wanted to learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation.<p>The $10,000 (£6,600) three-month "Ignite" programme (first rolled out at Stanford eight years ago) aimed to offer a Stanford …

Startups

Driverless Cars Could Drive Car Insurance Companies Out Of Business

When autonomous vehicles rule the roads, they will eliminate the estimated 90 percent of traffic accidents caused by human error, which could save 30,000 lives per year and, according to an advisor to car insurance companies, wipe out car insurance companies.<p>“Cars are not going to crash nearly as …

Car Insurance

Volvo's all-new V90 wagon is the future hipster car of choice

Good news, irony-loving hipsters: the Volvo wagon is back. Sure, you might not be able to afford it for 30 years. But it's nice to know what you'll …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Making soda cool: Coke, Pepsi try giving soda hipster appeal

Coke and Pepsi want to shake their Big Gulp image and cultivate a more hipster appeal.<p>The two soda giants are trying to rehabilitate soda's cheap image and fetch higher prices as Americans keep cutting back on sugary fizz.<p>That means more stylized cans and bottles of Coke and the expansion of …

Ford chairman: Our new transportation revolution will be like going from horses to cars

His appearance was reported by the Kansas City Star's Robert A Cronkleton.<p>The change in the next decade alone, Ford said at the "Kinetic" forum on transportation at the Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts, will be greater than that in the entire previous century.<p>"In the next few years, smart …

Transportation

Samsung's new dongle gives your car an LTE connection

Samsung is getting into the connected car business, but instead of building connectivity into new cars, it's providing a way for owners of older cars to add LTE connectivity to their vehicles. The Samsung Connect Auto dongle plugs into a car's OBD II diagnostic port (most cars built in the last two …

The China Edit | Zhou Chengjian Missing, Louis Vuitton Counterfeits, Fashion Sites Merge

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury</b> …

China

You See a Snow-Covered Mountain, This Guy Sees a Giant Canvas

Beck creates what he calls “snow drawings,” intricate patterns stomped out by foot on snow-covered mountain plains. The results are giant geometric …

Drawing

WATCH: Honda’s Apple CarPlay rival is ridiculously simple

Honda’s latest idea is ingeniously simple, and keeps your smartphone front and centre<p>Honda has just unveiled a futuristic vision for the car …

Google Play's new dev tools make it easier for developers to understand users

Google just introduced a few nifty tools that allow developers to monitor how people use and respond to their apps.<p>Fergus Hurley, product manager for Google Play, announced in a blog post that the latest iteration of the Developer Console will help developers “better analyze and manage ratings and …

Drivemode Offers a Cheap Alternative to CarPlay, Android Auto

The Android app uses the smartphone you already have to replace the system you probably can't afford.<p>A driver heads down San Francisco’s Market Street in a blue Honda HR-V, flicks on the right-hand turn signal and the dashboard screen switches from a map to a blind-spot camera. A couple minutes …

Chevrolet Pressroom

Chevrolet

Only corporates bought stocks last week

Via Bank of America Merrill Lynch:<p>Net sales were led by hedge fund clients, as was the case the previous week, while private clients and institutional clients were also net sellers. Corporate buybacks accelerated relative to the previous week, and are tracking above levels we saw this time last …

Hedge Funds

A Hoodie Startup Whose Target Market Is Entrepreneurs

<b>Startup</b>: The Entrepreneur Hoodie<p><b>Founder</b>: Elena Titova<p><b>Location</b>: New York City<p><b>Employees</b>: 1<p><b>Launched</b>: January 2016<p><b>The pitch</b>: Elena Titova is the founder of Et 2 Graphics in New York City, a UI/UX design firm and she interacts (and hires) lots of developers and technical geeks. She noticed they all seem …

Entrepreneurship

16 books that every introvert should read

There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so we rounded up 16 books with themes and characters that introverts will really appreciate.<p>Read on for literature real introverts need to read.

Books

Why you should choose a road trip for your next adventure | Travel Feature

You can be completely spontaneous<p>Wonder what’s down that winding dirt track? Go check it out. Want to make an impromptu detour to the beach for a …

New "Passive Wi-Fi" Could Drastically Cut Power Needs For Connected Devices

Electrical engineers at the University of Washington have come up with a new type of Wi-Fi hardware that uses 10,000 times less power than existing …

Google's Project Fi mobile network is now open to everyone in the US

No invite necessary, but you still need a Nexus<p>Project Fi is ditching the invite system. 10 months after Google unveiled its own mobile network, which lets consumers pay only for the amount of data they use each month, the company is opening access to everyone inside the United States.<p>"With Project …

You can now sign up for Google’s Project Fi cell service without an invite

You can now sign up for Project Fi, Google’s first foray into offering its own cell phone service, without an invite.<p>The service, which launched ten months ago, was an invite-only project until now — though getting an invite wasn’t all that hard. Starting today, anybody in the U.S. can simply sign …

Google launches the Android Beta Program, gives you easy OTA access to Android N

<b>Update</b>: While it wasn’t appearing at first, it seems that the Nexus Player is now being listed as a compatible device with the program. Additionally, the General Mobile 4G (Android One) device is now compatible as well.<p>Google has now — as promised — just launched the Android Beta Program. With this …

Android News

Google Docs gets speedy Android navigation and an outline tool

It'll soon be a lot easier for you to browse through Google Docs files on Android phones and tablets. With the latest version of Docs on Android, you'll now see a small overlay when scrolling through documents. Tapping on it brings up the basic structure of your file, which you can then use to hop …

What Hollywood Can Learn From China's $510M Box Office Hit 'Mermaid'

Hong Kong filmmakers have had spectacular success tailoring recent releases to the nuances of the Chinese market.<p><i>This story first appeared in the</i> …

14 Reasons Why We’re Obsessed With Danish Instagrammer Signe Bay

The innovation and success of Noma brought a lot of attention to the Danish food scene, which flourishes not only on the cobbled streets of Copenhagen, but on Instagram. It’s there that we discovered Signe Bay, whose dreamy pictures have become something of an addiction. (And we’re not alone—she …

There's More to Coffee Than Colombia: Here's Where Else to Look

For the most part, coffee grows within eighty countries in a belt thirty degrees north and south of the equator, between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Some of these countries, like Brazil and Kenya, are household coffee names, while others, like Burundi and East Timor, are lesser …

Five Places To Avoid On Your Visit To Taiwan

Taiwan’s tourist headcounts are growing. Prices here are relatively inexpensive, you can walk safely at night and it’s convenient to get around. The cost of higher headcounts is, naturally, an increase in heads and the smallish island of 23 million was hardly sparsely populated to begin. Sometimes …

Iconic Hotel del Coronado Sold in Multi-Billion Dollar Deal

Acquired in a $6.5 billion deal this week, Hotel del Coronado was sold to Chinese-based Anbang Insurance Group along with 16 other properties under …

A Stanford Psychologist Explains How to Motivate Others to Change

Nagging doesn't work and neither do inspirational speeches. This does.<p>What's harder than talking yourself into making difficult but necessary changes in your life? Getting the people you love (or even the people you work with) to change.<p>At one time or another, most of us have been told that trying …

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

Mindfulness

Behind The Scenes At Karlie Kloss’s New Coding Camp For Girls

Kode With Klossy coding camp aims to give young women a jump-start toward careers that encompass computer science and STEM skills.<p>Two years ago, model Karlie Kloss enrolled in Flatiron School’s two-week pre-college coding course and caught the programming bug. She started taking regular private …

Netflix just saved this all-star animated movie that was mysteriously pulled from theaters

Based on the famous French children's book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the film was set to be released by Paramount in the US on March 18, but in a shocking move, the studio pulled it a week before its opening.<p>The streaming giant has now bought the domestic rights to the movie and will release it …

Animation