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The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice …

5 Android navigation apps for those who are sick of Google Maps

Don't get me wrong: Google Maps is the king of the online mapping industry, but that doesn't mean that the Google Maps app is the best navigation app for your Android phone. There are plenty of other navigation apps on the market, and most of them are just as speedy and accurate as Google Maps …

Here are 18 books Wall Street will be reading this spring

Dave Lutz — head of ETF trading and strategy at JonesTrading whom BI readers know from his "super quick guides to what traders are talking about" briefs— compiled a dizzying list of the books Wall Street will be reading on "spring break" this year.<p>This year, Lutz got more than 700 responses.<p>And …

Wall Street

Four Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Read in 2016

With a new year upon us, there is no better time than the present to start actually abiding by that New Year's resolution to start reading more. If you are an entrepreneur, chances are you may feel like you simply don't have time to read for fun, but it is very important that you do what you can to …

Entrepreneurship

The 30 Oscar contenders that critics loved the most

With the 2016 Academy Awards fast approaching — nominations are announced January 14 and trophies are handed out February 28 — we decided to take a look at the films with the best chances of taking home an Oscar, according to critics' reviews.<p>To determine the ranking, we found the highest-rated …

Walt Disney Studios

50 Free Apps To Make You An Incredibly Productive Person

Communicate with ease, tame your schedule, and get things done with these great tools.<p>You’re running a million miles an hour, trying to hold down a tight schedule full of tight deadlines on a tight ship. From messages to meetings to managing meddlesome minutiae, these 50 apps can help you work …

The Best Movies to Watch in August 2015

The most promising releases in theaters and on Netflix and Blu-ray in the coming month.<p>August is typically one of—if not the—dreariest months for movies, though this year, a surprising number of strong premieres will make going to the theater anything but a chore. From stripped-down genre efforts …

Rare, unusual Beatles and Rolling Stones photos surface via eBay sale

A shirtless Mick Jagger, relaxing poolside in Savannah, Ga., in 1965, intently studies the back cover of Bob Dylan's then-new "Bringing It All Back Home" album, still in the shrink wrap.<p>John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr gaze with delight as George Harrison tosses a yellow balloon into the …

Stanford study: IPOs slow down innovation at tech companies

For many entrepreneurs, it is a dream on par with finding the Holy Grail: an initial public stock offering that can turn a startup into the next Google and a 20-something founder into the next mega-millionaire. Yet, for all that money and drama, do initial public offerings—IPOs—speed up …

Innovation

Google Climbs Over Apple As Top Holding In Fidelity's Contrafund

At the close of 2012, Fidelity Contrafund portfolio manager William Danoff’s shareholder update indicated that the massive mutual fund spent the fourth quarter trimming its position in Apple, but that he still viewed the iPhone maker “as an inexpensive blue-chip stock.”<p>While that may remain the …

Apple begins seeding first OS X 10.8.4 beta to testers, developers

Apple has begun seeding its next OS X Mountain Lion update, OS X 10.8.4, to AppleSeed testers. Apple will likely begin seeding this to registered OS X developers soon…<p>Apple does not specify what the update includes, but it is likely focused on bug fixes and performance improvements like most OS X …

Why Facebook's Future Is In Mobile

When you first switch on an iPhone, you are asked for your Apple account. Switch on an Android device and nine times out of ten you’ll be asked for a Google account (the other ten percent will be Amazon asking Kindle users to log in). Windows Phone will ask for a Live account. BlackBerry will ask …

'Largest' public denial of service attack in internet history linked to European spam dispute

If your internet service has been running slower than usual lately, your cable company may not be the one to blame: a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that began on March 18 against the website of Spamhaus, a European volunteer spam-fighting organization, has increased to the …

Thousands of accounts found to host unsecured passwords, photos, and other files on Amazon's cloud

By not setting their cloud storage accounts to private, businesses and developers have been inadvertently allowing unauthorized parties to retrieve sensitive documents, images and other files previously believed to be inaccessible. According to <i>Net Security</i>, just by probing Amazon's S3 servers with …

Google brings live transit data to New York and Salt Lake City

Public transportation carries millions upon millions of people to and from their destinations every day, so it makes sense that Google is wanting to …

Three arrested for trying to cut undersea Internet cable

Attacks on the submarine cables running along the ocean floors carrying massive amounts of Internet traffic aren’t terribly uncommon. A series of the …

Middle East

Google uninvites some winners of Google Glass contest

Google giveth Google Glass invitations and Google taketh away.<p>The Web giant has begun notifying winners of its Glass Explorer #ifihadglass contest, which invited people to submit their applications of Google's high-tech specs if they were among the first chosen to have access. Kicked off a month …

How To Land That Job When You Think You Can't

When candidates prepare for potential make-or-break interviews that could land them their dream job or a spot in their dream school, the checklist often reads like this: What do I wear? How do I differentiate myself from the other candidates? How should I react if the interviewers ask me a question …

Buffett out-Goldmans Goldman

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Warren Buffett didn’t need the financial crisis to prove his chops to the investing world.<p>If anything, the announcement …

Investing

The Rise of Female Chief Operating Officers: Meet Fab's Beth Ferreira

To all the high-performing women with experience in finance, business development, marketing / communications, administration, and talent development: <b>consider working towards the role of Chief Operating Officer.</b><p>As compared to other C-suite roles—namely the CEO, CMO and CFO roles—I have found that …

The 12 Most Disruptive Names In Business: The Full List

Who are the people shaking up their fields most dramatically? To answer that question, we sifted through hundreds of names in scores of categories to come up with a dozen disruptors less content to improve the status quo than to blow it up.<p><b>Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, Charles Adle</b><b>r, cofounders,</b> …

Cybersecurity and the Threat to Networked Business

Beware the dark side of networked business.<p>There is substantial risk of meaningful disruption to operations for any organization whose business model relies on an information network to connect its employees, partners and customers. The public networks we use daily are foundational to networked …

Facebook Survey Questions Reveal The Company's Biggest Fears

Facebook is taking a different approach.<p>After rolling out a major redesign of its "News Feed" a couple weeks ago, Facebook is now surveying users to see if they like it.<p>By chance, I was one of the users Facebook surveyed.<p>Clicking through it, I realized the survey questions reveal a lot about …

Social Media

How Big Data Technology Is Making Your Favorite Sport Even Better

A company called STATS has created a product called SportVU that takes videos of games - like soccer, basketball and football - and converts it into insights on player performance and other stats.<p>Using a system of high definition cameras that feed the output to computers running complex software, …

Big Data

Employee referral programs are making the workplace a lot whiter

It’s a common workplace practice: Recommend a friend or former colleague for a job and collect a handsome bonus.<p>But a Rutgers University management professor finds that such referral programs actually cut off opportunities for minority candidates. Nancy Di Tomaso says that corporate America could …

African-American News

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …

The 10 Highest-Paid Fortune 500 CEOs

USA Today looked at the 170 Fortune 500 companies that had filed proxy statements as of March 22nd, and that had a CEO that served for the entirety of fiscal 2012.<p>16 CEOs managed to pass the $20 million mark, and a couple managed to break $30 million. One tech CEO saw a massive 81 percent jump in …

Warren Buffett On Teaching Kids Smart Investing, With Cartoons

Warren Buffett is a very busy businessman. He is in fact, currently the third richest person in the world, knocking off Zara billionaire Amancio Ortega from the number three spot on the Forbes Billionaire list. As of the end of the trading day on Monday, Warren Buffett had a net worth of $54.9 …