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The $321 Billion Reason That Facebook Is Moving Into Enterprise Software

The report says that "Facebook at Work" will allow employees to collaborate, edit documents, collect professional contacts, and chat with colleagues.<p>So why is Facebook moving away from a social network to workplace software?<p>The market for enterprise software is gigantic. Spending in enterprise …

Enterprise Software

Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface

News and Information | UW News<p>University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain …

Suzanne Sadedin's answer to Why do women have periods? What is the evolutionary benefit or purpose of having periods? Why can’t women just get pregnant without the menstrual cycle?

I'm <i>so</i> glad you asked. Seriously. The answer to this question is one of the most illuminating and disturbing stories in human evolutionary biology, …

Why Electricity May be the Biggest Opportunity on the Planet | Inc.com

Apple's new spaceship-shaped headquarters--set to be completed in 2016--will be remarkable in a number of ways, not the least of which is that it will generate its own electricity completely off the grid. In fact, if you look at the top 50 companies in the U.S., most of them are already doing it. …

Swimming Pools

Some Killer Tools for a Mobile App Development Team

We as a mobile app development team would like to update ourselves with the latest things coming in the market. Thus, knowing about some great tools …

Apps

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.</i><p>By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success. He's CEO of …

Entrepreneurship

Will a Startup Force Facebook or Twitter to Pay You for Posts? | Inc.com

New developments in social media may revolutionize howsome of the largest companies in the space treat their users. In the last several months, new platforms have popped up that allow people to make money off their updates. Bubblews, Bonzo Me and The Influential Network are three recently …

Startups

This Startup Will Make You A Personalized Health Plan Based On Your Genes

A new startup is spending millions of dollars on a dashboard that lets doctors build health plans for patients based on their DNA.<p>When the FDA ordered 23andMe to stop giving customers medical information based on their DNA, they unintentionally opened a new market niche. The rapidly declining cost …

Google wants to define a healthy human with its new baseline genetic study

Google's got a big new project and it's you. Well, not just you, but a genetic and molecular study of humanity that aims to grasp at what a healthy human should be. It's in its early days, collecting anonymous data from 175 people, but it plans to expand to thousands later. The project is headed up …

Sharon Kong's answer to What happens to ultra smart children later in life?

I don't know very many stories about ultra-smart children, so I can't speak for all of them. I only know the story of one man, so that is the one I …

4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

20% of Europeans have never used the internet

“Most Europeans now live digital lives and they are hungry for more,” says European Commissioner Neelie Kroes. Indeed, 62% of people aged 16-74 in Europe use the internet every day, according to the EU’s latest “digital scoreboard” recently unveiled by Kroes.<p>For those who spend their lives tethered …

Net Neutrality

The Search for Genes That Prevent Disease

What can we learn from people with genetic predispositions to a disease who never end up getting sick?<p>The X-Men’s mutations gave them superpowers. Telepathy. Flight. Teleportation. Some scientists believe that there may be some among us who have a superpower in our genes, too—the ability, against …

5 Brands to Emulate on YouTube

When it comes to engaging consumers online, the bar has never been higher. A recent study revealed that 82% of Americans completely ignore most …

Balaji Viswanathan's answer to What are the $10+ billion big industries of the future?

<b>Sharing Economy</b>: There are 100s of things that we have, but don't use it all the time (home, car, office, bike). Sharing economy refers to someone …

Internet of Things

Jowita Emberton's answer to What are the biggest web design trends of 2014?

<b>CSS Shapes</b><p>Support for CSS shapes allows designers to flow content around any shape they like - not just rectangular DIVs.<p>Expect this to become very …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

24 Projects Receive a Knight Prototype Fund Grant; Deadline for New Applicants is Jan. 31

The Knight Foundation today announced 24 new projects as part of its Prototype Fund, through which innovators receive $35,000 each to explore new …

100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The novelty of drones is <i>so</i> 2013. If you are going to be <i>de rigueur</i> in 2014, you had better be thinking about how best to regulate the use of drones.<p>While digital currency is becoming increasingly part of the mainstream fiscal news cycle -- …

Google Glass

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

The Most Overpaid and Underpaid Jobs in America | Inc.com

People often have strong feelings about how much different types of professionals should earn. Notably, a driving factor in the Occupy Wall Street movement was the belief that corporate executives and finance workers earned far more than their fair share.<p>In a new Business Insider/SurveyMonkey …

Employment

We definitely don't want to keep ads. So why not make them disappear?

When Snapchat, which makes zero dollars in revenue, turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook, the Internet nearly imploded. <i>No way</i> …

These Guys Want To Make Shipping As Easy As Snapping A Photo On Your Phone

You must either go to the post office, UPS, or FedEx to drop something off, or deal with waiting for the truck to arrive. You have to look through the pricing options at different carriers. And you need to choose among different tiers of service that don't sound all that different.<p>Shyp is a startup …

eCommerce

7 Simple Steps to Writing Product Descriptions That Sell

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>How seductive are your product descriptions?<p>Does your product copy entice readers to click <i>buy</i> or <i>try</i>? Or do you simply describe your product and tell web visitors what it does?<p>The secret to writing seriously seductive product descriptions is to follow a …

Customer Service

Secret to Low Turnover? A Little Bit of Love | Inc.com

Looking to keep turnover low and morale high? All you need is love.<p>New research out of the Wharton School and George Mason University shows that workplaces with "compassionate love" lead to less absenteeism and higher job satisfaction among employees.<p>Compassionate love doesn't mean love like Jim …

George Mason

Need $50K? Move Your Startup to St. Louis | Inc.com

Missouri-based non-profit Arch Grants announced today that it will give $50,000 to a few select startups that are willing to move their business to St. Louis. The larger goal of the competition is to invest in the local economy’s long-term growth, an effort that’s been seen recently in other parts …

Startups

Nextdoor Competitor Meetey Launches Its Local Social Network Internationally

Back in October Nextdoor, the startup that lets people create private social networks with others who live in their local neighborhoods, raised a new $60 million funding round boosting its cash pot to $100 million. It’s now live across 22,500 of neighborhoods in the US. So as you can tell this is …

Here Are The 38 Startups Pitching At TechCrunch Moscow Today

TechCrunch Moscow today features a whole 38 startups pitching to enter the final on Day Two, which features the main conference. You can catch the pitches live today on the live video stream but here’s a run-down of al the companies, as they describe themselves.<p>The Startup Alley features over 70 …

Jupiter, the BitCoin Mining Monster

I don’t fully understand how BitCoin mining works, but the guys at KnCMiner apparently got it all figured out. They’ve created a machine they call …

Where Social Media Is Going With Teens Leaving Facebook | Inc.com

It's become very clear that teens are leaving Facebook in droves and that Facebook is feeling threatened. First, Facebook CFO David Ebersman reported a sharp decrease in teen daily usage on the world's largest social network. Then, teen sensation Justin Bieber announced he was investing more than …

Social Media