AneeshVarma

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2016 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurship

Google’s search finds a future where devices don’t matter: It’s all AI

In the foreseeable future, we likely won’t even notice our devices. That’s the vision Google CEO Sundar Pichai cast in the search giant’s annual …

Google

Wall Street Executives from the Financial Crisis of 2008: Where Are They Now?

It’s been nearly seven years since a financial meltdown almost destroyed the global economy. Some of Wall Street’s major players reflect on riding out the maelstrom.<p>Once upon a time, Jimmy Cayne, now 81, had a lot to say about the sad fate that befell Bear Stearns, the Wall Street investment bank …

Wall Street

Inside Facebook’s Ambitious Plan to Connect the Whole World

SCROLL DOWN<p>Hemmati, Cox, Zuckerberg, and MacGuire photographed in Menlo Park.<p>The stern woman behind the press desk at the United Nations is certain …

Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World. Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI

Rubin’s ambitions go beyond building gadgets or companies. He wants Playground to be the factory that creates the building blocks for an AI-infused …

Google

Searching For Google CEO Sundar Pichai, The Most Powerful Tech Giant You've Never Heard Of

You may not know him by name just yet, but he’s one of the most powerful people alive. Google’s new CEO Sundar Pichai wants to bring the internet to the rest of the world, all while winning back your trust.<p><b>The Consumer Electronics Show,</b> universally known as CES, is a riot of technology. Held …

Google

Regis McKenna's 1976 Notebook And The Invention Of Apple Computer, Inc.

On Apple's 40th birthday, an exclusive look at the notes its original media strategist took as he formulated an advertising and PR plan.<p>At first blush, it appears to be an utterly unexceptional spiral-bound notebook. Manufactured in the U.S. by the National Blank Book Company of Holyoke, …

Apple News

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

Entrepreneurship

The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

Virtual reality is posed to become a fundamental technology, and outfits like Magic Leap have an opportunity to become some of the largest companies …

Startups

Bezos Prime

After driving voracious growth at his company, he’s conquering media—and possibly even space.<p>Bezos Prime<p><i>Amazon’s CEO has driven his company to all-consuming growth (and even, believe it or not, profits). Today, though, as he deepens his involvement in his media and space ventures, Bezos is becoming</i> …

Amazon

Developer hacks Apple Watch to boot and run Windows 95

Developer Nick Lee has managed to hack a working version of Windows 95 onto his Apple Watch. The utility of this is close to zero — but it is hilarious to watch. It highlights how smart wristwatches like Apple Watch are now as powerful as (if not more than) desktop computers from the turn of the …

Apple Watch

Surprise! Your Credit Score Matters More Than Ever In 2016

If you entered into adulthood after 2008, you probably became accustomed to thinking your cash savings are more likely to grow when safely tucked under your mattress than in most bank accounts, and that interest rates on auto loans and other loans are set in the single digits. But in December 2015, …

Money

68% of Twentysomethings Will Make This Grave Financial Error

Don't let bad credit be a weight on your life. Image: www.StockMonkeys.com.<p>One of the worst financial mistakes you can possibly make is to destroy your credit. Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of Americans do just that by making a major credit-damaging error before their 30th birthday. Most end …

9 helpful tools for fixing your credit

Here are some tools to diagnose and help repair your credit score.<p>You know you have a problem — a credit score problem — but you don’t know how to fix it.<p>There are so many different possibilities that could be the source of your credit problems that it’s hard to know where to start. Here are some …

Finance

6 Stealthy Credit Report Errors You Can Quickly Eliminate

Contact the credit reporting company immediately to avoid headaches down the line.<p>Financial institutions rely on one major determining factor when deciding whether or not to give you a loan (or a loan with favorable terms, at least) — and that’s your credit report.<p>Credit reports contain a lot of …

Credit Report

IBM makes a big shift into cognitive computing

IBM's California research lab sits atop a green hill in Almaden, 15 miles south of downtown San Jose.<p>There aren't any signs that suggest if you drive up the narrow road that wraps around the hill you'll find a research facility at the top. No signs that the research center is home to a Fortune 500 …

IBM

Drive.ai to test 'deep learning' autonomous cars on California roads

Another self-driving car startup is about to hit the roads. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Drive.ai, a Silicon Valley startup that received $12 million in funding last year, has been granted a license to test autonomous vehicles on California roads. It's the 13th company to receive …

American West

Europe's legal showdown with Google could start at any moment

It sounds like Europe is preparing for an epic legal showdown with Google.<p>Europe's antitrust chief said on Monday that she was looking closely at Google's deals with phone makers and operators, concerned that conditions related to its popular Android mobile operating system may be restricting …

Europe

Amazon's Echo speaker can now give you health advice

Amazon's Echo speakers can now give you health advice, The Verge reports.<p>Boston Children's Hospital has developed an app for the Echo speaker that can field questions about illnesses.<p>Parents could ask their Echo speaker questions like "My child has a fever of 101. Should I be concerned?" and the …

Amazon

Acquisitions Should Boost IBM’s Outlook for 2016

This year’s outlook for computing giant IBM may be about to improve, as recent acquisitions in areas like cloud computing and health care technology start to have an effect.<p>Big Blue will report quarterly earnings after markets close today. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are calling for a …

IBM

Bill Campbell, tech executive and CEO coach, dies at 75

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Bill Campbell, the former Intuit CEO known for coaching countless entrepreneurs and advising such powerhouse companies as …

Steve Jobs

Artificial Intelligence Helps Diagnose Cancer

By analyzing cells' abnormalities<p>Identifying cancer based on blood samples can be surprisingly challenging. Often, doctors add chemicals to a sample that can make the cancerous cells visible, but that makes the sample impossible to use in other tests. Other techniques identify cancerous cells based …

Cancer

Intelligent app monitors your lending portfolios across multiple marketplaces

LendingRobot today launched a pretty important mobile app for peer lenders. It’s LendingRobot Dashboard, and it lets these lenders monitor all their portfolios across three separate services: LendingClub, Prosper and Funding Circle. It’s the only mobile app available that allows investors to …

Apple News

Sweden's Klarna stalked legendary Silicon Valley VC Sequoia on Google Street View before bagging it as an investor

Sequoia Capital is arguably Silicon Valley's best investors and definitely the most legendary.<p>The firm, founded in 1972, was an early investor in Apple, Google, PayPal, Oracle, Yahoo!, Instagram and more recently startups like Airbnb and Stripe. It knows how to spot a winner.<p>So when Swedish …

Sweden

Intel eyes safety of self-driving cars, robots with IoT acquisition

Intel has its eyes on making self-driving cars, robots and industrial equipment safer with a new acquisition.The chip maker has acquired Italian company Yogitech, which provides circuits and software tools for IoT devices to automate decision-making based on data patterns. Intel declined to comment …

Robots

Messaging app Kik just launched a bot store

Today, messaging app Kik announced a new bot store to urge users and developers alike to embrace the trendy new form of artificial intelligence-powered software. The company has offered bots in its chat app in the past, which you can converse with over text and use to perform basic web tasks. But …

Software

A 'robo-advisor' startup founded by a team of ex-Goldman Sachs employees is coming to the UK to take on Nutmeg

Scalable Capital, a fintech startup launched by a group of former Goldman Sachs employees, has launched in the UK and raised £5.6 million in a Series A funding round.<p>The company first launched its digital wealth management platform in Germany in 2015. It plans to go live with it in the UK in the …

Startups

Messaging app Line raided by Japan regulators over use of payment tokens

<i>TOKYO (By Takahiko Wada and Yoshiyasu Shida, Reuters)</i> – Japanese financial regulators have raided the offices of messaging app operator Line Corp, the company said on Wednesday, over what a person familiar with the matter said was the use of tokens in one of its online games.<p>Line, a subsidiary of …

Bitcoin

Barclays becomes the first big UK bank to back a digital currency firm

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays has become the first big British bank to form a partnership with a digital currency firm, social payments app Circle, which runs partly on bitcoin's blockchain network and launched in the UK on Wednesday.<p>In what Britain's Treasury called a "major milestone" in its push …

Finance (UK)

Latest Siri exploit is super specific (and avoidable)

Siri might be a (halfway) decent digital assistant, but it makes for a lousy security guard.<p>We’ve heard about a bunch of “sneaky” ways that evildoers can use a Siri to get access to your photos, contacts, or just completely unlock your phone without entering a passcode or using Touch ID. Luckily, …

Apple News