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Why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg & Richard Branson Are Investing In These 2 Startups

If you could pick a dream team comprised of the world’s best executives and investors, who would you choose?<p>Well, this dream team already exists — and it has attracted some of the world’s biggest billionaires.<p>Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>Breakthrough Energy Ventures: The Dream Team</b><p>Breakthrough …

Venture Capital

I've been investing in real estate since I was 22 — here's why it's one of the best ways to build wealth

At 22 years old, I accidentally started a business when I convinced my boyfriend that we should buy a condo together. Little did I know, the small purchase would jump start an entire real estate career.<p>Throughout our twenties, we went on to acquire a couple dozen rentals in the Boston area. Along …

Real Estate

Top 10 Best Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Tools Today

<b>Top 10 Best Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Tools For You</b><p>Artificial Intelligence is profoundly changing the way we consider technology. …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …

Aiming to fill skill gaps in AI, Microsoft makes training courses available to the public

As a software engineer at Microsoft, Elena Voyloshnikova’s job is to make informed recommendations about how to improve the performance of software …

Military documents reveal how the US Army plans to deploy AI in future wars

Tomorrow’s wars will be fought with a lethal combination of soldiers, drones, and AI-powered systems. The Internet of Battle Things, as it’s being called, is a vast battlefield network of machines and humans — and the US Army is working to make it a reality.<p>In what reads like a list of kill-streak …

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 privacy DNS is real: here’s how to use it

Privacy has always been an important topic but, of late, it has become an increasingly troubling one. From smartphones to social media to plain …

Using React, Firebase, and Ant Design to Quickly Prototype Web Applications

In this guide I will show you how to use Firebase, React, and Ant Design as building blocks to build functional, high-fidelity web applications. To …

This is exactly how many days in advance you should buy a plane ticket

If you book at the wrong time, you could pay hundreds more than you need to<p>Land these savings.<p>You’ll want to book your domestic flight 70 days before …

To master artificial intelligence, don't forget people and process

Having the right technology and expertise in place is just the first step in profiting from AI. Ultimately, accountability and repeatability will be …

Artificial Intelligence

This Top Dividend Growth Stock Sees No End in Sight

After growing its already lucrative payout 30% last year, this 4.6% yielder sees at least 20% annual growth for the next five years.<p><b>Antero Midstream</b> …

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

The Quran and The Koran • Salaam One سلام

The Koran in English: A Biography is part of the series Lives of Great Religious Books launched by Princeton University Press. This series aims to …

Neural Networks in JavaScript with deeplearn.js - RWieruch

- Edit this Post on GitHub<p>A couple of my recent articles gave an introduction into a subfield of artificial intelligence by implementing foundational …

Your 5-Point End-of-Year Financial Checklist

Ready for 2018? Not until you make these key money moves.<p>It's that time of the year again -- when we not only start counting down toward Jan. 1, but …

Got a will? Here are 11 more end-of-life documents you may need

Your last will and testament shouldn't be the last word on your end-of-life wishes.<p>"We all prepare ahead of time for what we know is coming up," Amy Florian, chief executive of Corgenius, told advisors Wednesday at Schwab IMPACT 2017 in Chicago.<p>If you knew you were going to be audited next month, …

Retirement

'I had no warning:' Ashley Judd opens up about Harvey Weinstein

According to actress Ashley Judd, she escaped Harvey Weinstein's sexual advances by making a deal.<p>She said she told him, yes, she would submit to him …

Harvey Weinstein

Why You Need to Start an AI Company As Soon As Possible | Inc.com

A report about how much Silicon Valley companies are paying AI engineers caught my eye this morning. For anyone with a doctorate in AI or even a little experience in the field, companies are willing to pay as much as $300,000 per year up to $500,000 per year. The report suggested that folks with …

Bots

These Are the 10 Highest Dividend-Yielding Stocks

But will they be a year from now?<p>Dividend stocks are much-loved among investors because of the stable income and potential for growth that they …

Here’s why introverts pass up leadership opportunities at work — and how they can start taking the lead

Does your introversion hold you back from “going for it” at work sometimes? As it turns out, science may know why.<p>A new study in the journal</i> …

Leadership

Questions arise on China's plans as N. Korea war talk rises

BEIJING (AP) — Securing North Korea's missile launchers and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons sites would likely be a chief priority for China …

3 Dividend Stocks Should Thrive in a Recession

Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, and Wal-Mart could do well even if the economy falters.<p>The market's been booming and things have been going well since the …

Jeff Bezos' Top 3 Business Moves | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos sits at the top the list of world's richest people. Earlier in the summer he briefly edged out fellow billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, to become the richest man alive. Since then Amazon's stock, which accounts for the lion's share of Bezos' net worth, has pulled back a …

General Dynamics, Raytheon, Commercial Metals: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

Here's what Jim Cramer had to say about some of the stocks during the <i>Mad Money Lightning Round</i>:<p>General Dynamics (GD) : "I say buy, buy, buy. Raytheon …

Breaking Down Silos Is a Myth, Do This Instead | Inc.com

Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors ignition switch scandal. So it should be …

Management

The One Set of Skills Every Leader Needs (but Many Lack) | Inc.com

The answer varies widely depending whom you ask. Whether you're talking to researchers or practitioners, there's not a lot of consensus. But there's one trait that most agree can mark the difference between a good leader and a great leader.<p>Strangely enough, it's also a skill that many leaders …

Leadership

A former manager at Target became a millionaire using one of Wall Street's favorite trades

Just ask Seth M. Golden, who previously worked as a logistics manager at a Target store.<p>The 40-year-old, who lives in a suburb of Ocala, Florida, says he's grown his net worth from $500,000 to $12 million in five years by shorting the CBOE Volatility Index— or VIX — according to a report from …

The Senate's tax bill encourages companies to bring their cash back to the US — here's which ones have the most overseas

American companies are hoarding cash like crazy — but a huge chunk of that change isn't held in the US.<p>Under the new tax bill that Senate Republicans passed in the early hours of Saturday morning, companies would be given the chance to bring home cash stored overseas at a one-time discounted …