Diana Ascher

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Snapchat Just Raised a Massive, New Funding Round

Is Snapchat about to I.P.O.?<p>At a time when lesser start-ups are shuttering because they can’t raise enough funding to stay afloat, ephemeral messaging behemoth Snapchat has no problem finding new investors. According to a new report from TechCrunch, and a brand-new S.E.C. filing, Snapchat has …

Dubai Has 3D-Printed An Entire Building

Furniture not included<p>3D printing is still a young technology, but when you can use it for important tasks like making gummy snack figures of yourself, or building a home, it's no longer in its infancy. And Dubai has reached that second (and arguably more important) milestone, with an entire …

Jury finds Google’s implementation of Java in Android was fair use

Software developers can breathe a massive sigh of relief — a jury found today that Google’s implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android qualified as fair use. However, Oracle attorneys have already indicated that they will appeal the decision.<p>“Today’s verdict that Android makes fair use of Java APIs …

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Apple Proposed Buying Time Warner, May Consider Netflix

Apple raised the idea of buying entertainment giant Time Warner at a meeting between the two companies late last year, but the notion never got off …

US surveillance court reportedly rejected zero spying requests last year

According to a Justice Department memo seen by <i>Reuters</i>, the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, tasked with approving or denying electronic spying requests for foreign intelligence purposes, did not deny any requests made by the government in 2015.<p>1,457 requests made in …

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'BLATANTLY ILLEGAL': 17 newspapers slam ex-Mozilla CEO's new ad-blocking browser

Brendan Eich's new browser, Brave, announced its launch early this year. The browser — available on iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, and Linux — has ad-blocking software baked into it, which blocks all ads by default and replaces them with its own ads that it says load quicker and "protect data …

A company making Bluetooth-enabled suitcases wants to solve your biggest travel problems

Having luggage that is both durable and functional can take your trip from stressful to seamless.<p>While travel bags can often be hefty and easily lost, a new company called Raden is aiming to change this by introducing a line of design-focused and app-connected suitcase.<p>"I used to work at Aldo and …

Jubilant scenes in court as Myanmar frees scores of jailed students

Judge tells activists arrested more than a year ago over education protest they can go home, after Aung San Suu Kyi’s promise<p>A Burmese court has freed dozens of jailed students after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to make releasing activists and political prisoners the first priority of her new …

Privacy advocates and security experts condemn leaked Senate encryption bill

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Security researchers and civil liberties advocates on Friday condemned draft legislation leaked from the U.S. Senate that would let judges order technology companies to assist law enforcement agencies in breaking into encrypted data.<p>The long-awaited bill is emerging just as the U.S. …

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Behavioral Economics: Understanding and Shaping Customer and Employee Behavior | Negotiation | Programs - HBS Executive Education

Structured to broaden and deepen leaders' analytical and decision-making skills, this program applies the principles of behavioral economics across …

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Behavioral Science & Policy Center

Obesity rates among children are rising, and school lunch programs are often to blame. Behavioral economics is an emerging field that allows schools …

Behavioral Science & Policy Center

Using Behavioral Science to Improve Government and Business<p>Professor Sim Sitkin advises leaders on policy tweaks<p>Op-ed by David Brooks (BSPA advisory …

Top retirement financial concern: Health care bills

Only 15% of pre-retirees have tried to figure out how much money they might need for health care and long-term care in retirement.<p>People over 50 say their top retirement financial worry is health care costs, a survey, out Friday, shows.<p>But only 15% of pre-retirees have tried to figure out how much …

The Easy Way to Beat the High Cost of Health Care in Retirement

Out-of-pocket healthcare costs may total $318,000 in your retirement, new research shows. This expense is most peoples' biggest worry. But it needn't …

17 Books About Money Everyone Should Read In Their 20s

Head back to the gym, explore a new neighborhood ... learn more about managing money and building wealth.<p>If that third one is on your list, you're in luck.<p>Here, we've highlighted some of the best personal finance books out there for 20-somethings, from expert-recommended classics to some of our …

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Behavioral Science & Policy Association

bsp vol. 3 issue 2 – out now<p><b>bsp is an international double peer-reviewed journal featuring short, accessible articles describing actionable policy</b> …