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3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People | Inc.com

If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They have high expectations of not only themselves but also of the people they work with, which ups the …

Employee Engagement

The Benefits of Leading Data-Driven Organizational Change | Inc.com

In<p>theimmediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the American militaryquicklyrealized that transformation of mindset and culture would be necessary to sustain the fight and defeata dangerous, dynamic and vastly decentralized enemy. We had the best warriors, intelligence specialists and civilian …

Big Data

The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business & life

Below, BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has outlined those applications across finance, business, government, and other industries.<p>Blockchain Use Cases in Banking & Finance<p>Blockchain technology is simple to understand at its roots. Basically, the tech exists as a shared …

Flying taxi has test flight in Dubai - CNN Video

The prototype of an electric self-flying taxi took its first test flight in Dubai.

TestFlight

73% of Executives Are Researching & Launching IoT Projects In 2017

• Manufacturing-based IoT connections grew 84% between 2016 and 2017, followed by energy & utilities (41%).<br>• 73% of executives are either researching or currently launching IoT projects.<br>• The IoT platform market is expected to grow 35% per year to $1.16B by 2020.<br>• B2B uses can generate nearly 70% of the …

Internet of Things

From Equifax to the SEC: Who is behind massive cyberattacks?

A recent string of high-profile cyberattacks has revealed not only vulnerabilities within U.S. companies and federal agencies but also an increasingly intricate and complex set of planned attacks, indicating there could be state-sponsors behind them, one cybersecurity expert said.<p>“The scale you’re …

Cybersecurity

12 Apps That Help You Stay Connected to Remote Teams

As more companies build remote teams, finding the right software to keep your team in sync is critical to production and growth. We asked 12 founders …

Video Comparison: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

With two of Apple's newest iPhones in hand, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, we thought we'd compare them to the previous-generation iPhones, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, to give our readers a clear picture of the differences between the devices and an idea of whether the new phones are …

Don't fall for this Netflix phishing scam

Today's big phishing scam: Netflix accounts. In the past 24 hours, customers have been receiving emails purporting to be from Netflix soliciting …

Identity Theft

Amazon's new Echo is smaller and costs $99

A smaller, more powerful voice device<p>Amazon introduced a second-generation version of the Echo today with a dedicated bass tweeter and a modified, shorter design. The new device looks to be about half the size of the original Echo, is cloth-covered, and goes on sale today for $99. The company is …

This Android spyware can record calls, take screenshots and video, targets Gmail, LinkedIn, Snapchat data

Google has uncovered espionage malware, which monitors and steals information about the target --including emails, messages and calls.<p>A new form of …

Apps

A visual introduction to machine learning

In machine learning, computers apply <b>statistical learning</b> techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make …

Machine Learning

Emirates will hand out Surface tablets on flights from Dubai

In mid-March, the US hastily instituted an indefinite ban on electronic devices larger than a cellphone from being carried on to the flights of nine Middle Eastern airlines. Reportedly, it was to prevent terrorists from sneaking an explosive-laden fake iPad into the cabin, though few details on the …

Apple faces legal action for refusing to repair iPhones bricked by 'error 53'

Remember the dreaded "error 53?" Apple apologised for the bug in early 2016, when it turned out its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones were being …

U.S. Federal Courts

How to find out what Trump's favorite big data machine knows about you

Cambridge Analytica is a dirty, Dementor-focused big data research outfit that provided the analysis and psych profiles that the Trump campaign used …

IBM Watson opens $200 million IoT headquarters in Munich

IBM Watson Group opened a $200 million Internet of Things (IoT) headquarters today in Munich, Germany, what the company is calling its biggest investment in Europe in more than two decades.<p>There more than 1,000 IBM engineers and designers will work with IBM clients and partners in what IBM Watson …

Edge Computing -- Redefining The Enterprise Infrastructure

With the industry experiencing massive adoption of the public cloud, it is clear that the enterprises have crossed the cloud chasm. Some of the most skeptic CXOs from the financial and public sector domains are now convinced about the value of cloud. With cloud computing becoming mainstream, what’s …

Machine Learning

IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures. So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their …

Big Data

Apple joins Google, Facebook and Microsoft in AI research group

'This is a pivotal moment for the Partnership on AI,' the non-profit said.<p>Apple is joining fellow tech giants Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and …

iOS 10.3: 7 new features to try right away

Apple has just released the official version of iOS 10.3 for everyone, the last major software update for iPhones, iPads and iPods before the big iOS 11 roll out in June.<p>Don't expect obvious changes in this version of iOS, but there are a few subtle tweaks that may be worth the upgrade.<p>1. Apple ID …

IPhone 7

Security is the categorical imperative of the Internet of Things

If it isn’t secure, it shouldn’t be allowed on the Internet. There, I said it.<p>The litany of increasingly menacing cyber hacks, breaches and blockages of 2016 casts a dark shadow on our collective rush to innovate. While not responsible for every new attack, the rise of the IoT has demonstrably …

What the AI? Trends in Artificial Intelligence, and What’s to Come

<i>Artificial Intelligence</i> (AI): the term often brings to mind one of two distinct images of the future. The first: a world in which AI technologies …

Artificial Intelligence

A leaked report shows how much money publishers make from platforms like Facebook, Google, and Snapchat

The report, from premium publisher trade body Digital Content Next (DCN), claims that the (mean) average premium publisher generated $7.7 million in revenue from distributing their content on third-party platforms in the first half of 2016 — equivalent to around 14% of their overall revenues in the …

Oracle lays off more than 1,000 employees

Oracle is firing numerous employees, mostly from its hardware SPARC division. SPARC, and its Unix-based Solaris operating system, appear to be …

AI and Cyber-security will be more important than ever in 2017

<i>This story originally appeared on VentureBeat on December 27, 2016 and was written by</i> <i>Hira Saeed</i><i>.</i><p>Artificial intelligence may be the hot trend of 2016, …

Artificial Intelligence

This Trendy App Can Help You Stay Positive This Year

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>It’s no secret that on New Year’s Eve most of us were …

Hacking

Starbucks has big plans for artificial intelligence

Starbucks also led the way with Mobile Order & Pay. That technology allows people to skip the line, creating a better experience for regular customers while offering shorter lines for casual visitors. That system, which has since been copied by rivals Dunkin' Brands, and Panera Bread (along with …

How to build a better chatbot

The rise of chatbot technologies has not been the stunning success many people anticipated. The technology is now ubiquitous, but chatbots are more famous for their failures than successes. For instance, Microsoft’s Tay faced a wave of media scorn after the internet trained it to become a …

Chatbots

3 ways to play the Internet of Things boom in 2017

As far as investment themes go, it’s hard to think of one as exciting as the Internet of Things (IoT) boom. With self-driving cars, smart cities and …