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23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

I've lived in New York City my entire life — here are the best places to actually eat

As a kid growing up in New York City, I never ate Happy Meals.<p>Why would I when I could get a great bagel or slice of pizza for the same price?<p>New York has some of the best food in the world. Even neighborhood takeout spots are top-notch eateries that people come from all over to try. So over my …

Two 37-Year-Old Aussies Just Got $700 Million Richer In 24 Hours

Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are cofounders of enterprise software firm Atlassian, a little-known company that serves some seriously high-profile clients, including Tesla, SpaceX, Spotify and every Ivy League university.<p>On Thursday, Atlassian made headlines for its first-quarter report, …

time AI

August 22, 2017 | By Microsoft blog editor<p><i>By Doug Burger, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft</i><p>Today at Hot Chips 2017, our cross-Microsoft team unveiled …

Artificial Intelligence

We Are the Stories We Tell

I’ve always kept my CV up to date. As things happen in my professional life, I tend to meticulously document everything so that I understand my …

6 Tips for Exploding Your Marketing Efforts with Chatbots

A little automation can bring massive results.<p>Many people believe that chatbots were invented to automate customer care processes; in reality, they're packed with capabilities that can help your teams across your entire company, and your marketing department is no exception. Every Marketer should …

Chatbots

This app is certified in the EU as a form of birth control. Is the US next?

Natural Cycles uses an algorithm and other factors to determine which days a woman might be fertile<p>Smartphone app Natural Cycles, the first app certified as a form of contraception in Europe, is setting its sights on the US next.<p>Though plenty of cycle-tracking apps exist, most of them don’t get the …

Andrew Ng is raising a $150M AI Fund

We knew that Andrew Ng had more than just a series of deep learning courses up his sleeve when he announced the first phase of his deeplearning.ai last week. It’s clear now that the turn of Ng’s three part act is a $150 million venture capital fund, first noted by PEHub, targeting AI …

Venture Capital

Venture capitalists have a budding interest in helping people get to the doctor

Good healthcare isn't just about what goes on inside your doctor's office. For some people, even just getting to the doctor is a challenge and it could have long-term effects on their health.<p>Now, a crop of companies is trying to addressing the "social determinants of health" — the external factors …

Baidu acquires natural language startup Kitt.ai, maker of chatbot engine ChatFlow

China’s search giant Baidu has made another acquisition to continue its push into artificial intelligence, and specifically to help it carve out a place for itself as a platform for developers who want to create chatbots and other services based on natural language technology.<p>Baidu has acquired …

Chatbots

17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know

Essential lessons from the founders of WeWork, ClassPass, Hint and Quest<p>There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt …

Startups

The Framework for Deep-Tech Collaboration

Amazon’s New Customer

Back in 2006, when the iPhone was a mere rumor, Palm CEO Ed Colligan was asked if he was worried:<p>“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here …

8 men have the same wealth as 3.6 billion of the world's poorest people. We must rebalance this unjust economy

Today just eight people have the same wealth as 3.6 billion of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. It’s actually not even “people” anymore, as …

Income Inequality

Y Combinator will accept 10,000 startups to prove there’s nothing magical about Silicon Valley

Y Combinator was a heretic among venture capitalists when it backed its first eight companies in 2005. Co-founder Paul Graham later wrote that his philosophy was that “investors should be making more, smaller investments, they should be funding hackers instead of suits, and they should be willing …

Startups

Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new internet

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have …

Blockchain

Silicon Valley has a fresh take on a new movement that could be the future of medicine

For $150 a month, it acts as your primary care provider, along with providing some extra perks and technology used with the intent to keep you healthier.<p>It's a type of doctor's office that's similar to direct primary care, a small but fast-growing movement of pediatricians, family-medicine …

The 17 best tech email newsletters you need to subscribe to

Once viewed as an anachronistic throwback to the pre-social web, email newsletters are in the middle of a glorious Renaissance.<p>At their best, they cut through the noise and provide incisive round-ups and analysis — wading through the muck of news so you don't have to.<p>Perhaps predictably, the tech …

Hillary Clinton

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan's creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the "creative genome project": he wanted to create the world's first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial.<p>And last week, Matsuzaka showed off his creation at the UK …

The Complete Machine Learning Bundle | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Quant Trading Using Machine Learning</b><p>Play the Markets Like a Pro After 11 Hours of Integrating Machine Learning into Your Investment Strategies<p>Financial markets are fickle beasts that can be extremely difficult to navigate for the average investor. This course will introduce you to machine learning, …

Farming Unicorns: Building Startup & Investor Ecosystems for Emerging Markets

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …

Win the Day With Tim Ferriss's Morning Routine

Here's how the best-selling author and serial entrepreneur starts things right.<p>1 min read<p>"If you win the morning, you win the day -- or at least, so it has been said," says author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. And he has a routine designed to set him up for success. In this video, Ferriss explains …

Tim Ferriss

Recipe: How to Make Shanghai-Style Soup Dumplings

A few years ago, I was living in LA and taking regular trips to the San Gabriel Valley, home to hundreds of restaurants serving regional Chinese food (among other cuisines). With friends in tow, I’d drive into the parking lot of whatever dumpling house living legend/noted food writer Jonathan Gold …

Food & Dining

Here's How to Tell If Your 'Impossible' Idea Will Really Work, According to a Billionaire Entrepreneur

From the nicotine patch to the DeltaWing race car, Don Panoz never does what's expected.<p>You have what you think is a brilliant new idea for a product, company, book, or other project. You've shown it to a bunch of experts, and they've all told you the same thing: It'll never work. Are they smarter …

High Blood Pressure

Prepare for a world without work

As we start the year full of good intentions to flourish at work, social scientists are warning that our careers could be over sooner than we …

What Is Going To Happen In 2017

Happy New Year Everyone. Yesterday we focused on the past, today we are going to focus on the future, specifically this year we are now in. Here’s …

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How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders

Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. But what are those organizations doing to …