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10 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurial Graduates

Take command of your success with these essential reads.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new class of graduates are entering the workforce, and many are doing it on their own terms. Unlike previous generations, a large percentage of this "internet generation" …

Entrepreneurship

California passes landmark data privacy bill

A data privacy bill in California is just a signature away from becoming law over the strenuous objections of many tech companies that rely on surreptitious data collection for their livelihood. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 has passed through the state legislative organs and will now …

Privacy

We Have Reached Peak Screen. Now Revolution Is in the Air.

Smartphones were once the best thing to happen to the tech industry — and for a while, it seemed, to all of us, too. In the 11 years since the iPhone made its debut, smartphones have subsumed just about every other gadget and altered every business, from news to retail to taxis to television, …

Tesla Model 3

Trump's tech crackdown on China less restrictive than expected

The White House won't be looking to block companies with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership from buying certain U.S. tech-related …

Donald Trump

Harley-Davidson to Move Some Production From U.S. Because of E.U. Tariffs

WASHINGTON — As President Trump pursues a protectionist trade policy, he has pointed repeatedly to Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer, as a company that will ultimately benefit.<p>Instead, it is getting caught in the crossfire.<p>The Wisconsin company said on Monday it would …

Globalization

Volvo is making a true ‘Autopilot’ that’ll let you eat, sleep, or watch movies – coming in 3 years

Self-driving cars have gone from DARPA project to roaming our streets much faster than anyone predicted, but if you bring the topic up with a grouchy …

Volvo

From boat makers to farmers, US-led tariff war inflicts pain

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida boat builder absorbs $4 million in lost business and expects more pain. An Ohio pork producer is losing access to a vital export market and fears the damage will last years. A motorcycle shop near Cologne, Germany, wonders if it even has a future.<p>A brawl that the United …

Mitch McConnell

California bill could be a major boost to personal data privacy

California legislators have introduced a bill that would give the state's residents more control over their online data and notably, would take the place of a proposed ballot measure that has been rigorously opposed by tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman …

Privacy

Amazon launches an Alexa system for hotels

Alexa is coming to your hotel room. Amazon this morning is announcing a new program called Alexa for Hospitality, designed to bring its voice assistant technology to everything from chain hotels to vacation rentals. The system can be customized to include key guest information, like checkout time …

Hospitality

Trump threatens additional tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods

President Donald Trump just raised the stakes in the fight with China over trade.<p>The White House said Monday evening that if China goes through with its promise to retaliate against the US tariffs announced last week, the United States will impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of …

China

As US, UK 'retail apocalypse' deepens, EU chains grow nervous

The amount of US retail space lost in 2018 is expected to beat the record set last year. But the demise of Toys R Us, and the shutdown of a third of …

Commercial Real Estate

Mobile Apps Are Musts for Most Brands, as Long as Users Like Them

Jared Guynes has hundreds of apps on his mobile phone. So when Mr. Guynes, a 34-year-old from Rockwall, Tex., took his family to Chili’s Grill & Bar and saw an ad offering free chips and salsa if he downloaded the restaurant’s app, he didn’t hesitate.<p>Then, within minutes of leaving the restaurant …

Apps

iOS 12 will include a new life-saving feature for iPhone customers in the US

Apple is announcing a new life-saving feature in iOS 12 that hasn’t been publicly disclosed before today. Starting this fall when iOS 12 is released, first responders will be able to access location data “securely and automatically” when iPhone customers call 911.<p>The move is intended to …

Emergency Medicine

Amazon, Microsoft, Uber donate to oppose the California Consumer Privacy Act

Amazon, Microsoft, and Uber have made large contributions to a group attempting to prevent a privacy act from becoming law in California. As per …

Privacy

Snap launches a developer platform to bring Snapchat’s camera and Bitmoji to other apps

Starting with Bitmoji in Tinder and camera effects for Postmates<p>Starting today, developers will be able to put a little Snap in their apps. The maker of Snapchat has introduced Snap Kit, a full-fledged developer kit that allows app makers to bring core features of Snapchat to their apps. If …

Apps

Millennials are moving to the exurbs in droves

For years, an unwavering certitude of industry, think tanks, demographers, policy-makers and city planners everywhere has been that humanity is …

Apple hits Facebook, again

Apple is taking active steps to block Facebook's data collection practices.<p>The Safari-maker said Monday that it will give users the ability to stop Facebook, Google and other platforms from tracking them across the web through "like" and "share" buttons.<p>The announcement is Apple's most significant …

Privacy

Elizabeth Warren has a great idea for making Tax Day less painful

You shouldn’t have to file your taxes. The government should do it for you.<p>If you’re finishing up your income tax return at the last minute and frustrated by this annual ritual of busywork, you should know about a bill that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced last spring that would make doing …

Finance

Want Your Employees to Rave About Your Leadership Skills? Make Sure Any of These 6 Things Happen Daily

It's been found that you can achieve great results and have meaningful relationships at the same time.<p>Whether your company is a startup or an established firm, I want to share a compelling leadership model that will get the best out of employees.<p>It's based on the seminal research of Jim Laub, …

Leadership

Lyft tests $199 monthly subscription plan for rides

Lyft is experimenting with a new subscription model as it tries to find more waysto end car ownership.<p>Rather than a traditional monthly car payment, some Lyft passengers can pay a monthly fee for access to its network of transportation services.<p>For a couple months, Lyft has been offering select …

Lyft

A growing percentage of Millennials have absolutely nothing saved

A 2018 Bank of America survey found that 1-in-6 Millennials — which BoA defined as those between age 23 and 37 — now have $100,000 or more in savings. That's impressive, considering few Americans can cover a $1,000 emergency.<p>But that stat doesn't tell the whole story: While some Millennials are …

Retirement

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

BEIJING — Amazon and two other American titans are trying to shake up health care by experimenting with their own employees’ coverage. By Chinese standards, they’re behind the curve.<p>Technology companies like Alibaba and Tencent have made health care a priority for years, and are using China as …

China

Revolut now lets you automatically buy travel insurance based on your phone's location

One of the most overlooked parts of going abroad is travel insurance. That’s probably because there’s a massive dichotomy between how easy booking a flight within Europe is, and how tedious it is to pick out a policy.<p>London fintech startup Revolut plans to make things even easier. The company has …

Unbabel raises $23M for its ‘AI-powered, human-refined’ translation platform

Lisbon-headquartered Unbabel, a startup that has developed what it describes as an “AI-powered, human-refined” translation platform that makes it more cost effective to conduct business globally, has raised $23 million in Series B funding.<p>The round is led by Scale Venture Partners, with …

Startups

As Economy Strengthens, Fed Ponders New Approach

WASHINGTON — In the wake of a deep economic crisis and a disappointingly slow recovery, a growing number of experts, including some Federal Reserve officials, say it is time for the Fed to consider a new approach to managing the economy.<p>Since the mid-1990s, the Fed has focused on keeping inflation …

Apple Creating a Link Between its App Stores Could Be a Sign of Even Bigger Things to Come

Earlier this week, Marc Gurman of Bloomberg, a man well known for his sources within and knowledge of Apple, dropped a bit of a bombshell. He reported that Apple will be shifting its App Store policies to allow Universal Binaries to be created that include dual iOS and macOS compatibility.<p><b>Big News,</b> …

Walmart is testing personal shopping and cashier-free stores

Walmart's quest to counter Amazon at every turn has taken its next logical step: helping you avoid as much human interaction as possible. <i>Recode</i> has learned that Walmart has started testing a pair of services that cut the usual retail staff out of the equation. The first, from a new Code Eight …

eCommerce

Beyond chatbots, banks are now investing in ‘brains’ behind them

The customer experience in banking is about to get a lot more personal, as shown by an investment announced Wednesday in technology that will act as …

Chatbots

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …