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Economists never imagined negative interest rates — now they're rewriting textbooks

In 1983, when Frederic Mishkin started writing "The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets," his seminal textbook on macroeconomics, he never thought he'd devote much space to the idea of negative interest rates.<p>"A million years no," Mishkin told Business Insider.<p>Negative rates were seen …

Azure ML Studio now supports Microsoft R Open, Python 3

In Azure ML Studio, you use a browser-based "workbench" tool to flow data through pre-built data munging, machine learning and predictive modeling …

How to Steal from the Best

Most people's New Year resolutions are to work out more, eat less, learn Python. My new year resolution is to steal and cheat more! I hope to tempt …

Radial Trees in Tableau by Chris DeMartini

Why Most People’s Charts & Graphs Look Like Crap

Data visualization is a powerful tool to communicate complex information in an engaging way. By visualizing information, our brains can synthesize …

14 Data Visualization Tools to Tell Better Stories with Numbers

<i>By Rob Petersen, {grow} Community Member</i><p><b>If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. – Peter Drucker</b><p>This succinct truth says you can’t know whether …

Getting into data visualization — where should I start?

I love data — and I broadcast that fact pretty widely.<p>If you’ve attended a party with me recently, I apologize for talking your ear off about data …

Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

Microsoft has jumped into the free, self-service data analysis space with Power BI.<p>Power BI offers basic data wrangling capabilities similar to …

Tableau 10 ups data visualisation developer-centricity - CW Developer Network

Data visualisation company Tableau Software has officially announced Tableau 10. Not just a presentation layer technology (as it would appear to the …

Data Visualization

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

Time Management

I Saw Airbnb's NYC Data for 30 Minutes, This is What I Learned [Updated]

As part of Airbnb’s charm offensive in NYC, the company has pledged to release data about hosting in the city. Of course, Airbnb’s definition of a …

Airbnb’s worst problems are confirmed by its own data

Over the last year, a tiny fraction of hosts took home a huge slice of the total revenue<p>Earlier this week, Airbnb released a massive dataset about its business in New York City. The company wanted to counter the portrait painted last year by the New York state attorney general, which accused Airbnb …

Airbnb's data sharing sham

The big day arrived, the day for which official New York had been waiting, the day that Airbnb was to reveal the facts and figures of its …

City Politics

Op-ed: This is why people hate Airbnb

Even a company worth billions can jump the shark.<p>In the wake of New Year's weekend, the news seemed inevitable. Some high school kids faked their …

Here’s What NYC Wants To Know About Airbnb Hosts

In a letter responding to Airbnb’s public data release, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen made it clear that anonymized data isn’t cutting it.<p>In the wake of Airbnb’s admission that it purged 1,500 bad actors from its website before releasing anonymized listing data to New York City, the city has requested …

Airbnb will Remove Illegal Hotels from San Francisco Listings

In a conciliatory gesture to lawmakers and residents, Airbnb will begin identifying and removing hosts who are breaking the law in San Francisco. The …

Connected Doorbells Let You Be There When Business Travel Calls

Being on the road no longer means you can't greet those at the door.<p>Business trips may be unavoidable, but--thanks to the increasing power of connected devices--at least some of the pain associated with being separated can be avoided Here are three products that can let travelers know who's coming …

Smart Homes

Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.

Over the past few years, Airbnb has been working with local lawmakers and regulators on ways that it can comply with local hotel tax and housing laws. Those efforts have been slow-going, as its public policy team has more or less had to work with each individual city to do so.<p>But things are …

San Francisco

Will the Sharing Economy Change the World?

??CRYPTED <br>Editor’s Note:For most of us, the wide world of technology is a wormhole of dubious trends with a side of jargon soup. If it’s not a …

Sharing Economy

After a disappointing Airbnb stay, I realized there's a major flaw in the review system

Thankfully, those situations are rare.<p>But there's one major issue with Airbnb that's affecting users every day: the site's review system.<p>Airbnb is a two-way marketplace: Users rent a place to stay using the site, while hosts use it to find those temporary renters. At the end of each stay, the user …

The End Of The Big Venture Formula

Well, do I have the deal of the century for you! Investors – the smartest investors in the world – are throwing billions at it! The price can only go up! People are flocking from around the globe to get their share! Time is very limited, so you have to act now! It’s so exciting, I even forgot how …

Venture Capital

Donald Trump gets his own blustery programming language

Have you ever wondered what code would look like if it were dictated by a presidential candidate's grandiose statements rather than such radical concepts as accuracy and logic? No? Well, you're going to find out regardless. Rice University students Chris Brown and Sam Shadwell have created …

The Single Biggest Mistake You’re Making At The Airport

Seriously, why are you still doing this?<p>By and large, airplane travel is one of the most stressful, unpleasant routines we put ourselves through.<p>While there isn't much you can do about crammed leg room or delayed flights, there is one major improvement you can make. It starts by getting yourself …

In memoriam: 7 once-hot startups that shut their doors in 2015

While the seven on this list collectively raised nearly $400 million in venture capital, these startups are only a few of the high-profile ones that ended up shuttering their doors in 2015. CB Insights has a full list of 146 startup failure post-mortems from the past few years.<p>Here's how they tried …

Is Europe really going to ban teenagers from Facebook and the internet?

New European data protection rules would see companies require parental consent to handle data of those under 16, effectively blocking them from social media<p>The European Parliament is set to vote on Tuesday on new rules that could see teenagers banned from internet services such as Facebook, social …

The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health

When Anne Biklé and David Montgomery fed their failing soil with organic matter, they were astonished by the results. Stimulating the microbes that live beneath the surface led the garden to flourish. Then, when Biklé was diagnosed with cancer, the couple had an idea…<p>Juicy is the best word to …

Diets

I tried an unlimited-blowout startup called Vive, and it's completely worth $99 a month

Vive, which is currently in private beta in New York City, offers a subscription-based service centered on unlimited blowouts. That includes a wash and dry, but no haircuts or coloring.<p>Professional blowouts are intended to make your hair look as sleek and smooth as possible. You might get one …

What do companies mean when they say they want a UI/UX Designer?

Is it like an either-or? One with a dash of the other?<p>Like ordering a sandwich with just a tiny bit of mayo? Which one’s the sandwich and which is …

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about learning from mistakes. You can build a design around the idea of turning bad …

UX Design