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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s wild prediction about 2015 is looking less and less absurd

Back in January, Apple CEO Tim Cook dubbed 2015 “the year of Apple Pay.” His bold prediction about Apple’s mobile wallet, which turns a year old this week, might have been a bit optimistic.<p>But we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss Cook’s claim outright. The year 2015 could turn out to be a major …

FinTech

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Oil Prices: Is the Next Stop for Oil Really $20 Per Barrel?

Source: aepg via Flickr.<p>This past week, venerable Wall Street investment management firm <b>Goldman Sachs</b>issued its latest oil price forecast. It noted that "[t]he oil market is even more oversupplied than we had expected and we now forecast this surplus to persist in 2016." Because of this, the price …

Markets

7 Ways to Declutter Like a Goddess with the KonMari Method

I want to share with you a book that has absolutely changed my life. It’s called <i>The Life Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way To Banish</i> …

The AP adds 550,000 old newsreel clips to YouTube

The Associated Press has teamed up with British Movietone to share more than a century's worth of newsreel footage with the denizens of the internet. The pair will upload more than a million minutes of archival clips to YouTube with the intention of creating a "view-on-demand visual encyclopedia" …

The Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America

The ‘Industrial Internet’ is poised to overhaul the way companies manufacture goods, in turn changing our everyday interactions with products.<p>Imagine yourself five years from now, sitting around a picnic table with a group of friends. One of them just landed a coveted manufacturing gig right after …

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make

A true dedication to success and happiness takes much more than just hard work and a cheerful demeanor. Here's what you need to do.<p>While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an …

Entrepreneurship

Slavoj Žižek on Greece: This is a chance for Europe to awaken

The Greeks are correct: Brussels' denial that this is an ideological question is ideology at its purest – and symptomatic of our whole political …

Sci-Fi Crime Drama With A Strong Black Lead

The practice of rendering appearance from forensic samples is called “Forensic DNA Phenotyping” (FDP) or “molecular photofitting,” and there are a …

12 Steps to Go From Employee to Entrepreneur

If you’re fed up with your job, it may seem like there are only two steps to becoming an entrepreneur. The first is to quit your job, and the next step is to start a company. While it is possible to transition successfully from employee to entrepreneur, it’s a little more complex than that.<p>Here are …

Reddit revolt continues as user petition calls for resignation of CEO Ellen Pao

Petition surpasses 150,000 users upset after firing of talent director Pao has apologized for handling of transition, but users unsatisfied<p>More than 150,000 Reddit users have signed an online petition calling for Ellen Pao, the site’s interim chief executive, to step down. The petition arose after …

5 ways you’re killing your productivity and how to fix it

How diligently do you work each weekday?<p>Americans waste a supposed $1.8 trillion in lost workplace productivity, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Pay is launching in the UK on July 14.</b> There will be a £20 limit on transactions — but this should rise in the fall.<p><b>2. A petition to have Ellen Pao removed as the CEO of Reddit has gained more than 100,000 signatures in 3 days.</b> Last week, popular Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was let go …

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