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SoftBank says it could invest as much as $880 billion(!) in tech

That’s not a typo.<p>SoftBank could commit as much as $880 billion to tech investments in the coming years, a gargantuan, unprecedented amount of cash that would amount to a seismic shift in tech-sector finance.<p>“The Vision Fund was just the first step, 10 trillion yen ($88 billion) is simplynot …

Venture Capital

Growth as a false signal in Y Combinator startups

Doug Renert Contributor<p>Doug Renert is a co-founding partner of Tandem Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Serious Business Of Play<p>One has to appreciate how Paul Graham built Y Combinator into the world’s flagship accelerator and handed it off to others to continue its impressive run at the …

Startups

Marissa Mayer says the secret of success is working 130 hours a week

Technically Incorrect: Apparently, you have to schedule your trips to the loo. At least that's what happened at Google. How progressive.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You're desperate to be a success, aren't you?<p>What else is there in …

Startups

How the human 'punching bag’ who created one of the internet's most controversial websites is leading an unlikely second act at Google

At 15, he founded the freewheeling online image board 4chan, which achieved notoriety early on for hatching memes among a stew of not-safe-for-work content, ranging from inventive pornography to stomach-turning gore.<p>Poole's control of the site caused him to field phone calls from the FBI and appear …

Are Brains The New Biceps? Why Mental Training Is The New Game In Town

Professional athletes and performance-driven people alike are making mental skills training part of their regimen. Here's how to train your brain like the pros.<p>The physical prowess of an athlete is indisputable. Gravity-defying dunks, aerodynamic leaps, and 100 mph throws are all part of the allure …

Top 10

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

How to Create Compelling Videos for E-commerce Marketing

According to a study led by Animoto, an online video creation service, 73 percent of survey respondents said that they were more likely to buy a product or sign up for a service if they watch a branded video that explains the product or service. What does this mean for business owners? It means …

Marketing

Skydiver Luke Aikins Sets Record For Highest Jump Without Parachute

Luke Aikins on Saturday became the first skydiver to jump from a plane without a parachute or wingsuit and live to tell the story.<p>In a stunt called "Heaven Sent," the 42-year-old daredevil leaped 25,000 feet to Earth — setting a world record. To accomplish this feat, Aikins had to direct his body …

Special Forces

The new Glif smartphone mount is the smartest of its kind

Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike any other. Studio Neat has taken its sweet time to launch the sequel, but the new Glif was worth the …

Gear & Gadgets

A former Apple employee has created this beautiful line of marijuana edibles

"User-friendly" is not a word we hear often when describing marijuana edibles.<p>Whether you're biting into a pot brownie cooked up in a college dorm or nibbling on a fruit chew purchased from your local dispensary, you never <i>really</i> know how much marijuana you're ingesting. It can take hours to get …

Cannabis

You are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger

What are the chances of finding your exact lookalike? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s on your passport. It’s how criminals are identified in a line-up. It’s how you’re recognised by old friends on the street, even after years apart. Your face: it’s so tangled up with your identity, soon it may be all …

Al Gore

The best iPhone photographs of 2016 – in pictures

The winners of the 9th annual iphone photography awards have been announced, chosen from thousands of entries from 139 countries around the world. Here’s a selection of the top entries, and the full list can be seen at IPPA Awards

Homemade

CARTO makes geographical data visualization and analysis accessible to non-specialists

CartoDB, a data visualization company founded in Madrid in 2012, changed its name to CARTO to celebrate its new analysis tool CARTO Builder and to emphasize its attempt to enlarge its audience from developers to business people and non-coders.<p>Historically, CartoDB has helped data specialists with …

Data Visualization

24 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top | Inc.com

The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 successful executives who credit simple daily habits for helping them …

Success

Cognitive Technology: What It Is And Why Marketers Should Care

At IBM’s recent Amplify conference, there was a heavy focus around cognitive technologies, an emerging area that integrates data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to mimic the way the human brain works. To better understand what it is and why CMOs should care, I consulted …

Marketing

LG shows off its latest UltraWide monitor with a little help from DevinSuperTramp

<i>This post is brought to you by LG Electronics.</i><p>Even if you’ve never heard of DevinSuperTramp, it’s a good bet your eyeballs have engaged one of his gorgeous videos of people at play.<p>Whether it’s parkour in the Shire, boogie boarding off wet rocks, parasailing, base jumping or squirrel suiting, you …

WATCH: 8th-Grader Nails Impersonations Of Trump, Clinton, Obama, Sanders

Maybe we're all just taking politics too seriously these days. Eighth-grader Jack Aiello used his 8-minute graduation speech to impersonate Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.<p>Aiello, speaking as Sanders, said his school had the best cinnamon rolls he'd ever …

Middle School

Excel Reporting: 5 Reasons Why It Is Bad For Business

We’ve entered the age of big data, in which more and more companies are seeing the value and importance of data in many different areas of their business, from market and customer research, to internal sales figures and HR analytics.<p>But we’ve also entered big data’s awkward teenage years when more …

Data Visualization

Christo unveils a modern miracle: 'For 16 days, they will walk on water!'

<b>Christo, the artist who ‘wrapped’ the Reichstag, has completed his latest show-stopper. Gaby Wood joins him in Italy for a sneak preview of 'The Floating Piers'</b><p>On the edge of a small lake in northern Italy, an 80-year-old artist looks out from his temporary headquarters. “In that lake is the …

Leonardo Da Vinci

7 Behaviors That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Productivity is purposefully and consistently moving in a desired direction.<p>Productivity is not doing lots of stuff fast.<p>You can do lots of stuff and get nowhere closer to your ideal. Most people are living their lives this way. They are burning themselves out running in a million different …

Time Management

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Data-Driven Decision Making: 10 Simple Steps For Any Business

I believe data should be at the heart of strategic decision making in businesses, whether they are huge multinationals or small family-run operations. Data can provide insights that help you answer your key business questions (such as ‘How can I improve customer satisfaction?’). Data leads to …

Data Warehousing

Here are the new features coming to the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch will have feature an acceleration in app launch time.<p>Kevin Lynch, vice president of technology, announced the update at WWDC Monday. …

'Body Hacking' Movement Rises Ahead Of Moral Answers

A curious crowd lingered around Amal Graafstra as he carefully unpacked a pair of gloves, a small sterile blanket and a huge needle. A long line of people were waiting to get tiny computer chips implanted into their hands.<p>Graafstra had set up shop in a booth in the middle of an exhibit hall at the …

Singularity

After 500,000 Apps Built, Bizness Apps Launches Apex, A New White-Label App Builder

Founded in 2010 as a DIY app and website development platform, Bizness Apps has quietly turned its attention to resellers and digital agencies, becoming one of the largest providers of white-label app development software on the market.<p>In fact, over 500,000 total mobile apps have now been created …

Apps

A simple visual tool for team problem-solving

I love simple visual tools that help individuals and teams solve problems. Most work problems that are not immediately and easily solvable involve …

Repixl Pivots To ‘On-Demand’ Image Editing Service

Everybody calls themselves the ‘Uber of X’ these days, but Repixl has definitely caught the Uber bug. The U.K. startup has pivoted from offering a simple consumer-facing photo website that let anybody upload their photos to be retouched for a fixed fee, to something more akin to a fully-fledged …

Photo Editing

9 Fascinating Facts About The Microbiome, The Trillions Of Microbes Hidden Inside Us

The still-mysterious ecosystem of bacteria living inside you determines an incredible amount about your health–and your personality.<p>“Bacteria are living things. They are not trying to hurt you. They are not trying to help you. They are just trying to stay alive, like the rest of us.”<p>So begins the …

Influencer Marketing Startup Mavrck Raises $5M

Mavrck, a startup that helps marketers recruit customers to create promotional content, has raised $5 million in Series A funding.<p>There are plenty of other companies working on influencer marketing, but Mavrck co-founder and CEO Lyle Stevens said they usually identify influencers without helping …

Marketing

The world’s most famous gorilla is showing signs of early speech

Koko, a 44-year-old gorilla famous for her ability to communicate with keepers using sign language, is now showing signs of early speech. “Koko has developed vocal and breathing behaviors associated with the ability to talk, which were previously thought to be impossible in her species,” The Daily …

Ethnology