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The Latest: Bitcoin futures end 1st day 20 pct higher

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local):<p>3:50 p.m.<p>The first-ever futures contract for the digital currency …

Corrected: Facebook AI Bot Scare Debunked

Reports over an AI bot research project were hype.<p><i>Correction: The original version of this column was based on inaccurate reporting and hype that has been debunked. The column inaccurately portrayed the outcome of a Facebook chatbot research project and the company’s reason for ending it. That bots</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Leadership

Steve Cohen is about to find out if he's the most notorious hedge-fund manager in America or 'the best investor of all time'

Less than four years after his old firm pleaded guilty to insider trading, Cohen is launching a new fund, reportedly with a goal of managing as much as $20 billion.<p>That'll include $11 billion already in his family office, The Wall Street Journal reports, adding that Cohen plans to raise another $9 …

How Simple Lighting Techniques Can Dramatically Enhance Your Photography

It doesn't matter if you shoot weddings, portraits, or work in the commercial world. With the smallest about of kit and a little bit of knowledge you …

5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design

Even amateurs can and should master the basics of design, insists this pro.<p>As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something …

UI Design

Meet The Royal Family's Tech Kingmaker

“So what do you do?”<p>Queen Elizabeth II was looking up at Michael Rolph, a 35-year-old software nerd, who stood in a line of entrepreneurs in one of the state rooms of St. James’s Palace.<p>The queen’s second son, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, who perhaps had the most at stake in the conversation, stood …

Snapchat picks London for international base in boost for UK tech

Snapchat has set up an international base in London and will book sales from outside of the US in the UK.<p>The move is a significant departure from other internet companies like Google and Facebook, which have registered the majority of their international advertising revenues in Ireland, as well as …

What is good design in a Snapchat world?

Let’s be honest: Snapchat has defied conventional design aesthetic and user experience.<p>By any objective measure, the app should not have been a …

The ultimate UK bucket list: 29 things to do before you die

Rapid Prototyping for Designers

This curated column is authored by Product Strategy & Design Consultant, Kevin Bury<p>Imagine you are trying to describe an elaborate dance to someone …

AT&T Agrees In Principle To Buy Time Warner

AT&T has reached an agreement in principle to buy Time Warner for about $85 billion, sources said on Friday, paving the way for a blockbuster deal …

MORGAN STANLEY: Here are 30 stocks that'll thrive no matter what

In a note published on Thursday, the firm highlighted 30 stocks that its analysts believe would thrive even if the global economy grows slower than they forecast.<p>To compile the list, Morgan Stanley first screened for stocks it had previously classified as growth stocks for 48 straight months, which …

Zuckerberg laments loss of Internet.org satellite in SpaceX rocket explosion

The Facebook CEO said he was ‘deeply disappointed’ in explosion of Falcon 9 rocket carrying satellite intended to provide internet coverage to parts of Africa<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg struck a bitter tone in his response to the explosion of the SpaceX rocket carrying a satellite intended for use …

Silicon Valley

How to Start Your Own Tech Startup from Home

> How to Start Your Own Tech Startup from Home<p>Views25959<p>If you’re reading this you’ve probably asked yourself this exact question more than once. …

30+ Cottage Garden Ideas With Different Design Elements

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24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Employment

How to supercharge your iPhone apps like a pro

From calendar to email, here’s what to replace the iOS defaults with to work better, harder and hopefully less<p>Face it: the best thing about iOS is the App Store. The iPhone has come a long way since version one, but the ability to add to the fifteen built-in apps has been the biggest …

How Silicon Valley, Flush With Free Food, is Struggling With Waste

Bay Area tech companies are known for their perks, especially their free food. That means tons — literally — of uneaten food going wasted every week.<p>Food waste isn't just Silicon Valley's problem, either. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization determined that the world has 870 million …

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is reportedly working on developing its own smartphone.</b> The company currently licenses the Nexus line of phones with companies like LG and Huawei.<p><b>2. Uber is going to start letting people request a hot air balloon or boat ride.</b> The services, which will initially be exclusive to China, are …

Why Investments In Big Data And Analytics Are Not Yet Paying Off

Working smarter, rather than simply investing more, is the key to gaining value from Big Data and analytics in business, according to a new report.<p>The report, Broken Links: Why analytics investments have yet to pay off, from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and global sales and marketing firm …

Big Data

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Popular life stories<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a …

Employment

Do You Need To Be A Geek To Be A Tech Startup Founder?

Do you need to be a geek to be a tech startup founder? No, absolutely not. Let me put it out there, I don’t code, I don’t hack, but I do have vision and know what I want, and I do know how to hire the right people to make it happen. It’s valuable to have a technical background, but it is not a …

Startups

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman explains why most managers and employees need to rethink their relationship

Reid Hoffman's career has given him a reputation for being a master of entrepreneurism and management. He's not only helped build two multi-billion-dollar companies with PayPal and LinkedIn, but he's invested in and advised companies like Facebook and Airbnb.<p>In a recent interview for Business …

Kickstarter just did something tech startups never do: It paid a dividend

In early March, Kickstarter quietly sent shareholders a dividend.<p>In the wider world of business, such an action would be unremarkable. More than 80 …

Intro to Adobe Illustrator: Tips, Tricks & Tools for Non-Designers

Washington, D.C. campuses<p>GA D.C., 1776 <br>1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor <br>Washington D.C. 20005<p>Past Locations for this Workshop<p>Stay up to date<p>Follow this …

Labour MP Dan Jarvis backs call for levy on richest 0.1% to help cut deficit and protect public services<p>A one-off tax on Britain’s super-rich is the only feasible way to tackle the government’s spending deficit and protect vital public services, according to a report backed by the Labour MP Dan …

10 Cool Tools To Build Apps Without Code

Building an app doesn't always require skill in software development. All it takes is one of these tools and you too can create effective …

The future of the IoT job market

Since the dawn of technology, we’ve been afraid of technology eliminating our jobs. Look at the birth of the steam engine. When it was invented in the late 1700s, people believed its arrival signaled the end of manual labor and thousands of hardworking individuals would be out of jobs.<p>Instead, the …

Internet of Things