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How the Book 'To Sell Is Human' Changed My Thinking

In 'To Sell is Human,' Daniel Pink discusses what it means to be human. Selling is not just a job of a salesperson. We all sell something everyday.<p>Using loads of data and multiple studies, Daniel Pink argues that 99% of us are selling something every day. This something could be a product, a …

New Platform Ranks Cryptocurrency Exchanges by Liquidity, Security, and Reliability

<b>Hacken has launched a new website that provides an all-in-one tool for rating cryptocurrency exchanges. Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) allows for side</b> …

The 25 Best Graduation Gifts for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

College may be over, but the working world is no picnic. Here's your toolkit.<p>For new grads, life after college can be tough. Student loan bills kick in. Maybe they're weighing a move or buying a car--and they're likely looking for a job. For those would-be entrepreneurs, that list grows …

How To: 14 Safari Privacy Settings You Need to Check on Your iPhone

Facebook, Equifax, even Twitter — thanks to recent security breaches and data scandals, our privacy and how it's managed is in the public eye more …

The Best Biographies to Read When You Need a Little Inspiration

Along with the lazy days of summer come plenty of opportunities to finally dig into your reading list. When you've grown tired of light beach reads …

Get Involved, Internet: Join the fight to save The Expanse 

A lot of TV shows have been canceled over the past week or so, but <i>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</i> and (to a lesser extent) <i>Last Man Standing</i> have recently proven …

These Peter Abernathy ‘Westworld’ Theories Could Explain Why This Host Is So Important

Dolores' father was set up to be a significant <i>Westworld</i> plot point from the get-go. He was the first host in the park to glitch out after he found …

How ProtonMail is pushing email privacy standards

Rumors of email’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the “age-old” communication conduit may have new rivals, it is showing little sign of letting up.<p>In 2017, active email users stood at 3.7 billion globally, a figure that’s expected to hit 4.1 billion by 2021, according to research firm …

Privacy

The truth about Tulip Mania

<b>In the 17th Century the Dutch went mad trading tulip bulbs in the hope they could make a massive profit. But was Tulip Mania - a parable of greed compared to the recent heavy investment in the Bitcoin crypto-currency - really so awful?</b><p>How much is a thing worth? An ounce of gold? A kilogram of …

Cryptocurrency

German online bank uses Bitcoins to transfer loans

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Radoslav Albrecht has founded an online bank that allows clients to transfer loans anywhere in the world using Bitcoin.<p>FILE PHOTO: A token of the virtual currency Bitcoin is seen placed on a monitor that displays binary digits in this illustration picture, December 8, …

Loans

Syfy cancels The Expanse, but the show may live on

Syfy, the network notorious for cheesy but fun movies, has canceled its science fiction hit <i>The Expanse</i>. It’s a surprising blow to fans who have …

Did Tidal really fake Kanye and Beyoncé’s streaming numbers?

A Norwegian newspaper made huge waves in the music streaming industry on May 9, claiming that on-demand music streaming service Tidal had manipulated …

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable pocket …

Apps

RANKED: The 27 fintech unicorns from around the world

Glassdoor/Coinbase<p>Financial technology, or fintech, has become a huge industry over the last decade, with new companies springing up doing everything from online lending to high-frequency trading technology or next-generation credit scoring software.<p>CB Insights, which tracks the venture capital …

Here's The Full Guide to Cryptocurrency Slang, So You Can Sound Like an Expert

To the moon!<p>Over the last few months, the world of cryptocurrency has heated up significantly: The volatile price of bitcoin, ethereum, and other …

Westworld: Here Are All the Timelines, Untangled Just For You

It wasn't enough for <i>Westworld</i> to tie your brain in knots with existential questions of what it means to be human and repeated changes in character as …

How To Rock Colourful Trousers To Work & Play Without Getting Teased

We're big advocates of bold colours on men but a big no-no is when some guys take it so far that they end up looking like shifty gelato salesmen with …

13 Books These High Achievers Say Helped Them Get Ahead

These titles foster creativity, self-improvement, and open-mindedness.<p>Reading is good for you in many ways. It fosters creativity, self-improvement and open-mindedness. Researchers even have determined it can help you live longer. Here are popular titles suggested by more than a dozen successful …

How to Create the Perfect Résumé, According to a CEO and Ex-Google Staffer

See the difference between an ordinary résumé and an extraordinary one.<p>A résumé is basically a first impression in document form. So you don’t simply …

9 of the best Firefox add-ons to make your life easier

The Firefox browser already has a lot of useful functions built in. Quantum, the latest version of the browser from Mozilla, is one of its biggest …

One of UK’s biggest banks is going digital in Africa for a share of the mobile money market

The success story of mobile money and payments in several African countries has been a boon for financial inclusion and a significant victory for telecoms companies like Safaricom and MTN. In contrast however, that success has caught major traditional banks off-guard, leaving them to play …

Financial Services

‘Secretive’ Wall Street Firm Includes Bitcoin In Its Traded Assets

Trading firm Jane Street Capital, which reportedly trades an average of $13 bln daily in equities across the globe, has included Bitcoin (BTC) in its …

Cryptocurrency

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Your home screen needs these beautiful custom map wallpapers

There are plenty of sources for wallpapers to grace your phone’s home screen, but this tool that’s presently doing the rounds on Reddit lets you add a personal touch on your Android or iOS device.<p>Over on Alvar Carto’s site, you can look up any location on the globe and generate a minimalist map of …

Buterin Presents Blockchain Scaling Solution That Could Make Exchanges ‘Hack Resistant’

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, presented a Blockchain scaling solution called Plasma Cash, an even “more scalable” version of an existing …

10 useful iMessage apps for busy people

While I think it’s true to say iMessage apps are a promise that’s still waiting to be kept, I’ve little doubt we’ll see these lightweight apps become …

Everything you wanted to know about ICOs, but were afraid to ask

We live in interesting times and there are literally thousands of ICOs — or initial coin offerings — hitting the market.

9 Industries That Will Soon Be Disrupted By Blockchain

In many industries, companies will need to adapt or be replaced.<p>Let's face it. Many people are resistant to technological changes in both their personal lives and at the office. However, what they often lack is the vision to see how the new technology they are resisting will improve their lives in …

3 Charging Cables That Work Better Than What Comes With Your Phone

You're not resigned to using the charging cables come with your phone. As long as you're using an Apple-approved cable, there are plenty of options …

Digital Exchange Bitfinex, Under U.S. Scrutiny, Gets ING Account

Bitfinex, the digital-currency exchange being scrutinized by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, opened an account with ING Groep NV after …