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The Way Credit Scores Are Calculated Is Changing, And Millions Of People’s Scores Will Rise

A change in the way credit agencies calculate their scores means an estimated 12 million people will see their scores rise.<p>A change in the way credit scores are calculated means almost 12 million people are likely to see their scores rise this year.<p>Many kinds of long-overdue debts and unpaid taxes …

Personal Finance

1 Startup School Every Founder Should Consider (and It's Free)

This April, a top ranked global accelerator is free for founders.<p>YCombinator just open-sourced its accelerator program.<p>"Our goal is to replicate much of the YC experience," said Sam Altman, managing director. Anyone with a startup that wants to have the YCombinator experience without the jetlag can …

Startups

New nano-implant could one day help restore sight

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the …

Coming Soon: Very Long Trump Bonds

A confluence of remarkable events is facing the issuance side of the Treasury market in the coming years. It has been heightened, at least in rhetorical terms, by words from various Fed officials, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and, not surprisingly, President Donald Trump.<p>The Fed is the easiest …

Commodities

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: 'Big data is so powerful, nation states will fight' over it

If big data really is the "new oil," does this mean that countries will fight over it?<p>This is what Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, suggested in a speech at the company's Google Cloud Next conference on Wednesday.<p>"I think big data is so powerful that nation states will …

Big Data

The first self-driving Ford could be a delivery van

The first self-driving Ford could come in the form of a delivery van.<p>Ford has said that it plans to roll out a fleet of fully self-driving vehicles for a ride-hailing or car-sharing service in 2021. But the company wrote in a press release Tuesday that the vehicle could also be part of a package …

Transportation

7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030

Hollywood's depictions of the future are usually pretty far-fetched — like the flying cars of "Blade Runner" and the hoverboards in "Back to the Future II." The World Economic forum surveyed over 800 experts and executives to find out what the future will actually look like. Here are 7 amazing …

Innovation

Microsoft and Airbus Just Got Drone Fever

The venture capital arms of Microsoft and Airbus are betting that the business of drones will one day soar.<p>AirMap, a startup specializing in software …

Drones

Wireless CarPlay is coming to more cars

Apple’s CarPlay is a terrific piece of technology that we like quite a lot. But perhaps the biggest annoyance with CarPlay (aside from its persistent bugginess) is that you have to plug in your phone in order to make it work. Sometimes, particularly for short drives, pulling my iPhone out of my …

iOS

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Mark Cuban Says This Will Soon Be the Most Sought-After Job Skill

The billionaire investor predicts one crushing reality of automation.<p>When Mark Cuban speaks, people listen. The billionaire investor and <i>Shark Tank</i> personality has a slew of wildly successful businesses under his belt. Whether he's commenting on the recent Time Warner and AT&T merger, recommending …

Business Strategy

Wal-Mart’s ‘test lab’ a sign of the digital times for bricks-and-mortar retailer

An affluent suburb of Hamilton, Ont. is ground zero for Lee Tappenden’s discount store of the future.<p>The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Canada Corp. is touring a supercentre in Ancaster that is designed for the digital age. It makes big bets on some of the retailer’s top categories, such as …

Walmart

Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses

How would you deal with the likelihood that robots and automation will likely lead to many people losing their jobs? For Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the answer is straightforward: tax the robots. In an interview with <i>Quartz</i>, Gates argues that taxing worker robots would offset job losses by …

Robots

A top Wall Street bank is looking for the next generation of dealmakers

UBS is on the lookout for the next generation of dealmakers in the US.<p>Business Insider recently sat down with Andrea Orcel, the head of UBS' investment bank, and asked about the firm's plans for its US business.<p>The bank finished 2016 ranked 10th globally for investment banking fees, according to …

Wall Street

San Francisco loves tech and fancy coffee. So of course it has barista robots

As Katy Franco waited for her morning coffee, passersby pulled out their phones and snapped photos and video of her barista.<p>A man in his 20s did a double take, recorded the scene on his iPhone and posted it to Instagram. Another woman drifted toward the barista and asked no one in particular: …

San Francisco

Opinion: Here’s the case for Dow 30,000 in Trump's first term

The fundamental case for Dow 30,000 during Donald Trump's first term has strengthened as earnings season winds down.<p>Interestingly, this is happening at a time when, from a technical perspective, the stock market has staged a successful breakout of low volatility since the election. Still, there are …

Stocks

Bank of America summed up the huge change taking places in markets in one simple graphic

For seven years after the financial crisis, it was all about Davos Man.<p>The Davos Man was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the annual global meeting of minds with the mission of improving the state of the world through global partnership.<p>Now, in the wake of the election of Donald …

Bank of America

Self-flying taxi to transport passengers in Dubai

An autonomous drone that can transport humans will start ferrying passengers around Dubai this summer.<p>The head of Dubai's transportation agency said that self-flying taxis would start taking people across the city starting from July.<p>The city will use the Ehang 184 for the airborne service. The …

Drones
Employment

The Next Great Mobility Sensor

Distracted driving killed more than 3,000 people in the U.S. in 2013. Every year, more than one million people die from auto-related incidents around …

To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million

For better or worse, drones are about to become a lot more prevalent in US airspace. The FAA expects sales of drones to spike domestically from 2.5 million last year to 7 million by 2020. Now, a startup that detects drones and helps prevent unwanted aerial intrusions, Dedrone, has closed a $15 …

Drones

PAL-V begins pre-sales of its flying car – starting at $400,000

If you still feel like you were somehow “promised” flying cars based on Popular Science magazine covers in the 1960s then you’re in luck, because Dutch company PAL-V is now accepting pre-orders for its Liberty vehicle, which it calls “the first certified commercial flying car ever.” The …

Transportation

Machines Can Replace Millions of Bureaucrats

When it comes to robots displacing humans from the job market, government bureaucrats are generally not what springs to mind. The recent McKinsey report on the future of jobs estimates the automation potential of administrative jobs at just 39 percent, far less than the 73 percent potential for …

Developed World

What Lies Ahead for Earth’s Shifting Continents Just Might Surprise You

Roughly 1,000 kilometers east of Madagascar lies the small tropical island of Mauritius. Seemingly adrift in the Indian Ocean, it's home to the extinct Dodo, rolling fields of sugarcane and — according to new research — three tiny crystals that date back 2.5 to 3 billion years. Oddly, that's …

Geology

Be Prepared for a Bear Market

Every day since President Donald Trump took office seems to bring a new political shock, so you might be surprised to learn that the stock market is just shy of all-time highs.<p>The new president may be unpredictable, but that volatility has yet to spill over into the financial markets. But remember, …

Wall Street

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

Pollution-fighting Vertical Forest buildings coming to China

Two living, breathing buildings will be able to produce around 130 pounds of clean oxygen a day.<p>China has pollution problems, and one Italian architect could have some answers.<p>The Chinese city of Nanjing is getting a Vertical Forest, a set of two buildings stylised with around 1,100 trees and a …

China

Hemp: how one little plant could boost America's economy

The plant is almost magical, advocates say, with a range of applications from paper to medicine. So why is it illegal to grow?<p>Imagine a plant that cuts cholesterol, reduces our exposure to toxins, can ease joint inflammation, proves more durable than concrete, and can provide the economy with …

Medical Marijuana

Self-driving boats will soon be setting sail

WIRED showcases three new craft designed to automate our interactions with the ocean<p>Move over, self-driving cars - self-sailing boats are here. "Autonomous systems can take on dangerous or dull tasks," says Commander Peter Pipkin, fleet robotics officer for the Royal Navy. "They allow us to employ …

Eric Schmidt