Curt Buermeyer

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday.<p><b>1. The world is continuing to mourn the death of legendary British musician David Bowie at age 69.</b> Thousands of people gathered in south London, where Bowie was born, to celebrate his life.<p><b>2. The interest-rate strategy team at RBS has advised</b> …

David Bowie

What Sunrun's IPO says about the solar industry and Silicon Valley

Eight years ago, entrepreneurs Ed Fenster and Lynn Jurich founded residential solar installer Sunrun in San Francisco with backing by some of the …

Solar Power

12 Powerful Habits of the Super Successful and Wealthy That You Need to Adopt | Inc.com

Success does not happen by luck, and wealth does not happen by accident--those who have built wealth and success have deliberate habits that make them more productive and effective. To emulate these habits, we must train ourselves and be focused; we must take our bad habits and replace them with …

Self-improvement

Summer camps across the country seek to build the next generation of cybersecurity experts

The federal government is helping to teach kids the basics of cybersecurity by offering more than 40 expenses-paid camps across the country this summer.<p>At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South …

Apple makes iWork apps available to users without any Apple devices

Beta version lets everyone use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote<p>Apple is taking its iWork for iCloud apps multi-platform, turning it into a product accessible to internet users on any device, similar to Google Docs. Where previously to use Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, you needed to own at least one …

Apps

The 7 Must-Have Qualities Investors Look For in Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Early stage venture is a lot about the entrepreneur--who that person is and what she or he is capable of. As an investor, my filter has become quite honed in terms of what to look for in the best entrepreneurs.<p>On a recent trip to Ireland, I participated in a guided hike of the rugged Cliffs of …

Entrepreneurship

Anonymous declares war over Charlie Hebdo attack

Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists Friday and promised to take revenge for the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.<p>In a video posted on YouTube, the group of hackers said they would track down websites and social media networks linked to terrorists, and take them down.<p>"We, …

Terrorism

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Doctors are ready to test temporary 'suspended animation' to save people with severe injuries

It sounds straight out of a bad sci-fi movie: doctors pump patients' veins full of a preserving agent to keep them in suspended animation. But that procedure could come to a hospital near you in the next few years.<p>The idea is to give doctors a bit more time to treat people with serious trauma. In …

How one man bypassed internet congestion and fixed his Netflix streaming

On today's internet, the shortest route is sadly not always the best<p>Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Amazon's first Fire Phone ad is all about Amazon Prime

After announcing it a month ago, Amazon is finally about to release its first smartphone, the Fire Phone. It's now beginning to air its first commercial for the phone too, and it's one of strange choices, to say the least. The ad focuses specifically on the phone's access to Amazon Prime and its …

Microsoft Is Shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, but Halo TV Series Lives On

This is the kind of day Microsoft’s having: first, the company announced it was laying off 18,000 employees, most of those from the company’s …

Steven Spielberg

Satya Nadella's job-cuts memo to Microsoft employees

Microsoft plans to slash 18,000 jobs in the coming year, as "the first step to building the right organization for our ambitions."<p>On Thursday, Microsoft announced a widely expected round of job cuts -- a breathtaking total of up to 18,000 employees in the next year. Of that total, more than half …

Employment

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Motivation

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

More evidence that the big phone is the new small tablet

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Earlier this week, tucked into commentary in a fairly dismal earnings preview, Samsung said that “the demand for 5- to 6-inch …

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

The display tech company comes out with two new 18-inch television panels, one extremely bendy and another virtually transparent.<p>LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- …

Televisions

Amazon asks FAA to let it ramp up drone developments

The company says its drones can now fly up to 50 miles per hour, and it wants to test them outside the federal government's current restrictions.<p>Amazon is asking the federal government if it can start testing drones in its own backyard to speed up its development of Prime Air shipping, according to …

Drones

Look Out Box and Dropbox — Here Comes Amazon’s Zocalo

The enterprise file-sharing dance floor is looking a little more crowded today.<p>To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon.<p>The Web retail giant, which also happens to be …

Changes — And Possibly Layoffs — Are Coming For Microsoft Employees

For one thing, he wants to measure everything and everyone by a new standard: data.<p>Nadella is creating something he calls "Data and Applied Science" for every product team. The purpose is "measurable outcomes for our products and predictive analysis of market trends."<p>He didn't clarify, but it …

Employment

Ridesharing Startup Lyft Will Continue Operating In NYC Despite Threats From The City's Taxi Commission

Lyft's run in New York City may be startlingly short-lived.<p>The ride-sharing company known for the now-ubiquitous pink mustache on its cars announced on Tuesday that it would begin operating in the Big Apple, even though it didn't have permission from the city's Taxi and Limo Commission (TLC).<p>Today …

New York City

Google Camera lends shutter control to Android Wear smartwatches

If you're the type that fancies snapping selfies or group shots from a distance, a pending update to Google's Camera app should lend a hand. The new version of the software allows Android Wear smartwatches to work as remote shutter controls. What's more, on top of tapping the watch face to snap a …

Wal-Mart's Future Fleet of Transformers

Amazon’s (AMZN) drone messengers can step aside -- Wal-Mart (WMT) has unveiled its fleet of the future, and it looks a lot like an army of Transformers.<p>From its sleek sliding doors, centered driver’s seat that bears a liking to a captain’s chair on a spaceship, to the monitors that stick out from …

12 Things You NEED To Go Off Grid NOW!

What do you need to go off grid NOW? Do you think you’re ready to live off grid?<p><b>1. MONEY</b><p>Where are you going to go without money?<p>Unless you’re …

How to Choose a Personal Locator Beacon or Satellite Messenger

Should you buy a satellite messenger or a personal locator beacon? Below we break down what works best for each application. Also, check out our …

Apple hires TAG Heuer marketing exec ahead of rumored 'Swiss-made' iWatch launch

Apple has hired the sales director for Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer. The man was apparently hired to help launch Apple's long-rumored iWatch, thought …