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8 Startups Disrupting Multiple Industries From The World's Largest Startup Accelerator in Boston

<i>Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup. You can sign up to stay up to date with this series here.</i><p>Startup Insider got to visit MassChallenge, which is said to be the world's largest …

Startups

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Here's how much we’d all get if the UK dumped its welfare state and introduced a universal basic income scheme instead

In 2017, Finland will introduce a type of universal basic income scheme, in which most of the country's welfare state will be abolished and replaced with a single €800 (£579, $879) per month stipend, payable to all Finns, regardless of their income, tax-free.<p>Citizens of Finland will be allowed to …

Universal Basic Income

What Was Photographer Jimmy Chin’s Scariest Climb?

Photographer and climber Jimmy Chin shares stories with us about his scariest climb and more.<p>It’s not very often that a world-class climber and photographer agrees to answer any question asked—live! But that’s just what happened last week on our Nat Geo Adventure Facebook page when Chin chimed in …

8 Creative Ways to Make Money with Your Photography

Photography doesn’t just have to be a hobby, in fact, it can be a brilliant way to gain some extra money – and quite a lot at that! I’ve put together …

Negative interest rates in Switzerland have started a bizarre debate among economists over whether cash should be abolished

The Swiss franc fell to a sharp low today after the head of the Swiss National Bank said on November 26 that he was prepared to drive interest rates …

4 marathon running tips no one will tell you about

Runners make the biggest mistake of clocking most miles, but the quality of running is poor. Which is why they don’t see results.<p>While training you …

Marathon Runners: Things to Bring on a Run Like the NYC Marathon

In case you haven't noticed (or haven't heard friends and coworkers chattering about), it's marathon season! And while 26.2-milers take place throughout the year, the really big races happen in the fall, such as the New York City marathon this Sunday. Whether you're running it, watching it, or just …

Marathons

Dubai Buildings Are So High, You Can Look Down at the Clouds

Daniel Cheong's surreal cityscape photos capture some of the world's tallest skyscrapers engulfed in fog. The photographer stakes out incredible vantage points in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to shoot the tops of ghostly gray buildings as they puncture the thick carpet of fog.<p>Because …

Skyscrapers

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

How U.S. Businesses Can Succeed in India in 2015

On January 26, 2015, President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit India twice. Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last September, the U.S.-India Business Council found that its large company members were prepared to invest $40 billion into …

Indian Entrepreneur Taps into a Global Offline Market

Some companies see value in spilling the beans. That is, sharing their secrets.<p>Earlier this year, Tesla announced that it would open up its blueprints, enabling innovators across the world to see the design behind their famous electric car.<p>Deepak Ravindran, a young entrepreneur, and founder of …

4 CEOs Who Are Making Frugal Innovation Work

In 2004, the French car maker Renault launched Logan, a no-frills sedan priced at €5,000 euros ($6,000). Initially destined for emerging markets, the low-cost car became a huge hit in Western Europe where, due to the recession, budget-conscious consumers had begun seeking affordable products that …

Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave

One of the most consistent patterns in business is the failure of leading companies to stay at the top of their industries when technologies or markets change. Goodyear and Firestone entered the radial-tire market quite late. Xerox let Canon create the small-copier market. Bucyrus-Erie allowed …

Facebook will reportedly challenge Google and Microsoft in the office

Facebook wants to become your office's social network. The company is said to be working on an official launch of Facebook at Work, an app that Facebook's employees currently use internally for collaboration and chat. The way <i>Financial Times</i> describes it, Facebook at Work sounds like it meshes …

We Spent A Day With The 18-Year-Old Who's Starting A Hedge Fund In His Dorm Room

Julian Marchese was 9 years old when he made his first trade. In high school, he skipped class on Fed Days.<p>When the Canadian finance wunderkind was just a teenager, he developed a quantitative, long-short equity strategy that runs on an automated basis on his computer. Investing his parents' money, …

Berlin Wall anniversary: photographs from the symbolic rise and fall of the Iron Curtain - Telegraph

The Last Phone You'll Ever Buy: Google Demos New Lego-Style Smartphone

Google’s Project Ara – the modular smartphone that has replaceable parts – is making big strides in development, according to a recently released video update.<p>The team behind Project Ara, which originally started as a Motorola project whilst it was still a subsidiary of Google, showed off a fully …

Autumn in Mallorca: the perfect weekend break

Author Helen Walsh set her latest novel, The Lemon Grove, in the glamorous north of Mallorca, but it’s the bucolic south of the island that keeps drawing her back, and is especially lovely at this time of year with the crowds gone<p>It’s 11 am, and I’m sipping fresh orange juice outside Café Sa Placa …

How to prepare for Asia’s digital-banking boom

A generation of digital-banking customers is rising across Asia. They will want full digital access to the latest offerings and a more personalized …

Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over …

Beginner

Jul 27, 2018<p>With these tips, you don't have to leave a credit card or phone at home during long miles.<p>Jul 18, 2018<p>Tracking your heart rate could take your training to the next level.<p>Jul 12, 2018<p>This tool allows you to figure out how fast you're going when using a run/walk plan.<p>May 8, 2018<p>Got a …

Marathons

Jack Dorsey: The 3 Keys to Twitter's Success

The $16 Billion WhatsApp Sale Was Planned Around a Reward Miles Flight

You'd think that a $16 billion business deal would be a good reason to change your travel plans—after all, what's it to a billionaire? But according …

The Periodic Table of Cloud Computing: An Elemental Approach

Last year, businesses continued to adopt cloud computing at a rapid pace. IDC estimated that worldwide spending on public IT cloud services reached $47.4 billion in 2013 and will grow at a rate of 23.5 percent per year through 2017. The marketplace of public cloud services offers myriad choices …

Keeping an eye on software-defined networking: what will it break, and how will it perform?

The adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN) may not have progressed as rapidly as some may have thought, with less than 10 percent of …

Amazon and the "profitless business model" fallacy

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Teradata Turns to the Cloud, Offers Data Warehouse as a Service

Are you ready for a big data cloud? Teradata is aiming to make it happen. At its Partners Users Group Conference in Dallas this week, Teradata …