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Where Elon Musk's Interplanetary Transporter Should Go Next

Must-see destinations out beyond Mars<p>Elon Musk has long dreamt of building the Mars Colonial Transporter--a huge spacecraft capable of carrying 100 people or 100 metric tons of cargo to Mars. The freighter of the solar system, the Mars Colonial Transporter is integral to SpaceX's plan to spread …

Why You Should Educate Your Employees On Financial Health

, Optum<p><i>By</i> <i>The OptumVoice Team</i><p>According to the 2013 Milliman Medical Index, annual medical costs for a family of four are now higher than a year of groceries. And you likely feel the pressure at home and at work.<p>As you’re thinking about how to drive health ownership among employees, it’s important to …

Health Care

How do you get on QVC? Tips from entrepreneur Lori Greiner

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a product on a home shopping channel and sell out in a matter of minutes— it's the dream of many entrepreneurs.<p>Lori Greiner, who's sold her jewelry organizers, home decor and other products on QVC since 1998, encourages other entrepreneurs to try to get on air. Greiner, who's …

Entrepreneurship

Next Apple TV model will reportedly not have 4K video streaming support

You might think that the next iteration of Apple TV, thought to arrive later this year, would offer 4K video streaming, but that’s not the case, according to a report today.<p>BuzzFeed reported that although the next Apple TV is slated to come with a wide variety of features, it will be missing one …

Apple

IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along with a partnership with The Weather …

Internet of Things

16 Common Questions About Fundraising - by Stephen McDermid

For most companies, fundraising isn’t about $100-million rounds and “unicorns”. It’s often an anxiety-ridden, lonely, frustrating process filled with …

Venture Capital

I spent 2 hours in a virtual world—and I didn’t want to leave

Today, I laughed in virtual reality for the first time.<p>It wasn’t even a good joke—some throwaway jab about the Taylor Swift video that was playing on …

Virtual Reality

Why the Future of Stock Markets Hinges on Social Networks

A study conducted a New York based university tracked the daily stock prices of popular companies like Nike, Starbucks and Coca Cola for a period of …

Global markets fall as New Year holiday nears

NEW YORK (AP) — Lingering concerns about the political future of Greece pushed U.S. and global stock markets modestly lower on Tuesday.<p>Trading was slow as most investors have closed their books for 2014. It was the eighth-slowest day of the year on the New York Stock Exchange.<p>As been the case …

Markets

Google Paid $50,000 To Hackers Who Found Some Really Bad Holes On Google's Cloud

You can earn a lot of money these days as a high tech "bounty hunter" who locates hard-to-find software bugs and turns them into the vendors for reward money.<p>Just this week, a team of security researchers in Poland got a hefty $50,000 prize from Google for uncovering some holes in Google's App …

Google

'60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness, From Google To Congress

While the world is getting more and more technologically connected, a lot of people seem to be feeling more mentally disconnected—from others, and from themselves.<p>“I’m on mobile devices all day long,” said Anderson Cooper on tonight’s <i>60 Minutes</i> (which you can watch here). “I feel like I could go …

Mindfulness

The secret of Google Maps' accuracy revealed

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards …

3 fast ways to gauge your financial health

Shutterstock.com<p>He appears confident about his finances.<p>Are you on track financially?<p>To assess where you stand, you could hire a financial planner or, alternatively, spend time plugging information into an online retirement calculator. Sound like a lot of work?<p>For couch potatoes, here are three …

Retirement

Google's cloud picks up business from Amazon customers Airbnb, Netflix, & Rovio (updated)

<i>Updated at 5:44 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday with clarifications about Airbnb’s usage of the Google Cloud Platform.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO — If you’re looking for proof that Google’s public cloud is taking off, well, Google’s got you covered.<p>During the company’s Google Cloud Platform Live event, Google cited …

Google Cloud Platform

Time's up: 5 tips to tackle student loan debt

Tackling a hefty new monthly expense can be daunting, particularly for recent grads who haven't found steady work.<p>But grads have many options for making student loan payments more manageable, even putting them off, if they qualify.<p>The key is to avoid missing payments, which can scorch your credit …

Debt Management

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Business of Software 2014: Can you build a business without compromising your principles?

On September 17th 2014 I spoke at Business of Software about our experiences at Buffer in living to our core value of Transparency, how we set down our values and how we work as a distributed team.

7 Financial Mind Games -- and How to Defeat Them

Money sure can feel like a rational thing: You earn it, you spend it. (Hopefully you're saving some of it too, but more on that in a minute.) But you …

Five Rules To Improve Your Financial Health

The term “personal finance” refers to how you manage your money and how you plan for your future. All of your financial decisions and activities have an effect on your financial health now and in the future. We are often guided by specific rules of thumb – such as “don’t buy a house that costs more …

Personal Finance

How Corporate America Could Save $300 Billion By Measuring Health Like Financial Performance

The U.S. could save more than $300 billion annually if employers adopted strategies that promoted health, prevention of chronic disease and measured progress of “working-age” individuals like they did their financial performance, according to a new report.<p>The analysis, developed by some well-known …

Health Care

How to Measure Your Company's Overall Financial Health (Infographic)

Though it may seem as simple as a cursory glance at a bank statement, measuring the financial well-being of your company is actually far more complex.<p>And a new infographic compiled by the Federal Reserve, Pepperdine University and online lending company FundWell aims to shed light on what small …

Federal Reserve
Big Data
Apps

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a battery-powered home-built horse and a flying motorcycle.<p><b>More galleries</b> <br>Speeding warbirds and a luminous Super Moon<p>Streaking space launches and menacing volcanoes<p>A tiny frog and a hitching robot<p>A …

Why Flipboard Has Authors Flipping Out

Let me speak in defense of the click for a moment.<p>There’s no term I find more puzzling in modern media jargon than “clickbait.” A story lives to be told. Writers write for their readers. What does a storyteller long for more than the gaze of a rapt listener?<p>Back in the early days of the Web, the …

Mike McCue

New Apple patents turn your phone into a car locator

This dreaded moment has happened to everyone. You walk out of a store and panic seizes you. “Where did I park my car?” you ask. You’re then subjected to the wander of shame through the parking lot as you desperately try to locate your vehicle.<p>But thanks to two new Apple patents, this …

iOS

Latest iPad Rumors: Next Gen Already in Production

Well, it’s around that time of year, when we can expect new iPad rumors to heat up and, eventually, Apple announcements to come. The latest news / rumor, via Bloomberg news, is that production for the next-gen full-size iPad is already underway:<p>Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch …

Tablets

Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term.

Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your new exercise book, and then slightly less so on the second page which was not quite so nicely padded on …

Google Apps