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10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

Open-mindedness is a sign of intelligence.Strelka Institute/Flickr/Attribution License<p><b>A person's behavior and characteristics reveal a great deal about their intelligence.</b>• <b><br>People who enjoy their own company, work in silence, and have a strong sense of self-control tend to be intelligent.</b>• <b><br>Some traits</b> …

Psychology

How AR And VR Are Revolutionizing The Supply Chain

The process of getting products from the factory to your home, office, or facility is more complex than many people realize. Making that process as cost effective, fast, and error free as possible is the goal of any business. As it turns out, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) – …

Manufacturing

Fitbit just acquired a cloud-based health care company that you probably haven’t heard of

Nearly all Twine Health employees will join Fitbit<p>Fitbit announced today that it has acquired a small, Boston-based software startup called Twine Health for an undisclosed amount.<p>Twine Health probably isn’t a name that will resonate with a lot of people who don’t follow digital health closely, but …

Digital Health

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

Silicon Valley

Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city

Bill Gates wants to build a futuristic community in Arizona.<p>A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix.<p>The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital …

Bill Gates

Aviva is taking a majority stake in robo investment startup Wealthify

UK-based insurance giant Aviva has announced it’s buying a majority stake in robo investment startup, Wealthify.<p>The financial value and exact size of Aviva’s majority stake has not been disclosed but a spokesman told us: “It is a significant investment and importantly, gives us access to Aviva’s …

The City

NearGroup chatbot startup lands $1.6m Seed round led by OpenOcean

In Arabic, Indian or Eastern cultures where people can’t really have an open dating profile, the traditional Tinder/Happn/Bumble/Badoo etc dating apps don’t work too well as they are based on images. It turns out chat bots may be the way forward in these markets if a recent VC investment is …

Chatbots

Ikea has bought TaskRabbit

The Swedish home goods giant is looking for some digital help from the contract labor marketplace.<p>Swedish home goods giant Ikea Group has bought TaskRabbit, according to sources close to the situation.<p>The price of the deal could not be determined, but the contract labor marketplace company has …

IKEA

Zuck and Bezos back seed stage scout fund Village Global

Product Hunt’s first employee Erik Torenberg is ready to fund fresh new startups, not just reveal them to the world. Today is the soft launch of Village Global, a seed and pre-seed early stage venture capital fund looking to connect entrepreneurs to cash as well as all-star mentors. Facebook’s Mark …

Startups

Lively raises $4.2M as it adds investment capabilities for health savings accounts

Lively co-founder Shobin Uralil likes to describe the health savings account as the “401(k) for healthcare” — but that it’s woefully underused as an investment vehicle like a 401(k).<p>So instead of just relying on it as a way to pay for healthcare, Uralil and his co-founder Alex Cyriac set out to …

Retirement

ProsperWorks raises $53M for its G Suite-centric CRM service

ProsperWorks, a service that offers a set of Google-centric CRM tools, today announced that it has raised a $53 million Series C round led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from GV (the fund you probably still remember as Google Ventures). This new round brings the company’s total …

Venture Capital

Blueshift: The Tech Startup Using A.I. To Shift How Marketers Engage Consumers

Founded in 2014, Blueshift is an industry-leading marketing technology company that specializes in using artificial intelligence to help businesses implement audience-of-one targeting. Using their proprietary technology, the startup equips B2C marketers with the tools to automate their targeting …

Customer Experience

Apple Joins FDA Pilot Program for Faster Approval of Digital Health Tools

The Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has selected nine companies to join its voluntary Pre-Cert pilot program, which is designed to foster innovation through the creation of a less restrictive regulatory framework that will lead to faster acceptance of health-related software …

Walmart is slowly expanding its Uber-powered grocery delivery

Walmart has been testing a grocery delivery service since 2013, when it expanded from San Francisco and San Jose to the Denver market. It's been using ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to deliver the goods since last year, in Denver and Phoenix. The company is now expanding the delivery …

San Francisco

The Best SEO Tools of 2018

We test 10 search engine optimization (SEO) tools to help you get your website to the top of the world's leading search engines.<p>What Is Search Engine …

Sergey Brin

The “Instagram for doctors” just raised a fresh $10 million

Figure 1 isn’t for the squeamish, but investors apparently love it. The company, a kind of social network where more than a million healthcare professionals can view rare conditions, learn about novel treatments and even teach cases, has just raised $10 million in Series B funding.<p>Kensington …

Social Media

Career Coach: How to know when working from home works for you

Working from home — time-management experts and career coaches often offer the idea as a silver bullet for solving the challenges of balancing family, career and life in the modern workplace.<p>Teleworking certainly saves companies money. IBM was able to cut real estate costs by 50 percent, and 46 …

The Workplace

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success | Inc.com

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's a lot of truth to that statement. They say that overcoming--or at least being aware--of …

Public Speaking

How to find investors for early stage startups

How do you find an investor for your startup? Should you look for business angels, friends, accelerators, public funds, venture capital or banks to finance your company? This is an introduction to startup funding, with a focus on how to get business angels on board, including a case study from a …

3 ways retailers are using AI to reinvent shopping

In this new age of ecommerce, marketing means providing a seamless experience across channels, delighting customers with same-day deliveries, providing excellent customer service and recommendations, and sending real-time personalized messages your customers will thank you for.<p>But personalized …

What You Can Learn From This Angel Investor's 5 Rules of Investing

Whether you're an entrepreneur thinking about where to place your next investment or a passionate startup seeking capital funding, understanding these rules can make a big difference.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout history, startup capital has driven the …

Entrepreneurship

Flush with funding, Instacart accelerates US expansion

Grocery delivery startup Instacart recently closed a $400 million Series D round of funding at a valuation of $3.4 billion. Now, the company is putting that capital to work by accelerating its expansion across the U.S., and offering free Instacart Express memberships to entice new users wherever it …

Startups

A startup just raised another $90 million to help people save money on prescriptions

The New York-based digital health startup said on Wednesday its series B was led by venture capital firm 8VC, along with strategic investors. That, combined with the $75 million Blink Health raised previously, brings its total funding to $165 million.<p>Blink Health CEO Geoffrey Chaiken told Business …

Pharma

New self-driving electric trucking startup thinks it can replace semis

There's a new player in the autonomous trucking game, and it's coming out of the gate with some big claims.<p>Swedish transportation company Einride …

Instacart VP of operations Mike Swartz has left the company

TechCrunch has learned that Mike Swartz, an operations veteran from Amazon who joined Instacart in February last year, has left the company. Instacart confirmed the departure.<p>The departure comes at a time when Instacart is working out its place in the world after dealing with some controversy, …

eCommerce

17-year-old entrepreneur has Yelp in her crosshairs

After raising $280,000 in pre-seed funding, TagDat is off to a hot start. You’ve probably never heard of the recommendation app, as it launched just under a year ago and competes in the same space as heavy-hitters like Yelp and TripAdvisor. That could soon change.<p>Co-founded by 17-year-old Jiyuan …

Fae is a new open-source content management system based on Rails

FINE, a San Francisco- and Portland-based brand agency, is open sourcing the content management system (CMS) it has developed in-house to build sites for brands like Anchor Brewing, Kimpton Residences at Seafire, Prūf Cultivar (“Elevated Cannabis”) and others.<p>It’s no secret that there is already a …

San Francisco

India's largest mobile wallet goes global, launches app in Canada

India's largest mobile wallet, Paytm, has launched in Canada. Users can now pay their cell phone, cable, internet, water and electricity bills as …

Fritz Lanman takes CEO role at ClassPass as founder Payal Kadakia steps in as Chairman

Early investor and Executive Chairman of ClassPass Fritz Lanman will be taking over as CEO of the company, with cofounder and former CEO Payal Kadakia swapping with him for the Executive Chairman role.<p>ClassPass, for those of you who live under a rock, is a subscription service that lets users book …

Startups

App-only bank Starling is finally launching current accounts after over a year of development

Starling announced on Thursday it is going to start accepting "Beta" users of its app to help test its product, the first product launched by the company. The app will initially only be on iPhone but should hit Android by the end of March. At the time of publication, BI couldn't find the app on the …

Banking