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London fashion startup Thread just received £5 million in funding

London-based fashion tech startup Thread has secured $8 million (£5 million) in a Series A round of funding led by Balderton Capital, the co-founders of Google-owned DeepMind and a number of other angel investors from the fashion and tech worlds.<p>Thread offers a free online personal styling service …

Startups

The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features fledgling startups, some of which you may not …

Startups

Baubax jacket sought $20,000 on Kickstarter, but got $9 million - Sep. 3, 2015

Hiral Sanghavi needed $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund his BauBax travel jacket. He smashed that target and raised a whopping $9 million.<p>The crowdfunding campaign for the jacket with 15 built-in features was launched on July 7. Sanghavi had 58 days to meet the goal, but got there in just five …

Crowd Funding

Why White People Downplay Their Individual Racial Privileges

Research shows that white Americans, when faced with evidence of racial privilege, deny that they have benefited personally.<p>In the past year, the …

The Future Is African

Barrett Nash Contributor<p>Barrett Nash is the co-founder of Rwanda-based SafeMotos.<p>This is a call to action for the dreamers of the world.<p>Imagine being in a market where more people live in a high-speed mobile Internet zone than have electricity. Where farmers with $50 Android 5.0 smartphones use …

Innovation
Law Enforcement

Jeff Bezos’ email to his employees shows Amazon’s leadership problems are only beginning

Just as The New York Times<i>’</i> scathing indictment of Amazon and its workplace culture hit the internet earlier this month—before the print edition was even in many readers’ hands—Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos sent a memo to his employees in an effort to contain the impact. Perhaps admirably, he …

It’s OK to be angry about racial inequality

Nicki Minaj doesn’t care if you like her tone.<p>In the midst of the incoherent, psychedelic drag queen parade that was MTV’s Video Music Awards last night, the rap queen extraordinaire confronted host Miley Cyrus in what was arguably the most interesting—and controversial—moment of the night.<p>It was …

Feminism

To Become a Leader, Think Beyond Your Role

The world is full of people with opinions. Television, radio, and other media are brimming over with commentators making suggestions and offering seemingly authoritative advice to government officials and corporate executives about what they ought to do. At dinners and cocktail parties — and around …

Management

101 Things | U.S. Trust

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day

Last week when I laid out the 16 things you should do at the start of every work day, I said the first few hours in the office can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight. But in order to successfully accomplish your morning routine, you’ll have to end the …

Seven Of The Most Common Investment Mistakes

In life, mistakes happen. The same is true in investing. With all of the historical data and experience we possess there is still no computer program or individual that will get it right all of the time. This is because investing contains uncertainty. Moreover, investing is an emotional endeavor, …

Oath

Let’s get started. How can we help?<p>I'm an advertiser<p>I'm a publisher<p>Neither, just browsing<p>What's your goal?<p>Brand awareness<p>Performance and …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Advertising

Corporate Executives Think These Are The 10 Best Brands In America

CoreBrand polled executives from top U.S. companies about how they felt about more than 1,000 brands based on their reputation, management, and investment potential. Then CoreBrand took the 100 brands its polling audience was most familiar with and ranked them by favorability to determine the 10 …

Johnson & Johnson

Apple: Feds aim to “give Amazon a significant competitive advantage” in ebooks case

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>In court filings posted Monday morning, Apple (s AAPL) attorney Orin Snyder responded to the Department of Justice’s revised …

25 Of The Smartest Women On Twitter

BRANDfog founder and CEO Ann Charles highlights 25 of the brightest women in business, politics, news, and innovation who are maximizing Twitter’s great potential. Follow them now for an IQ injection–and tell us about the smart women you already follow.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> More On Those Smartest Women On Twitter<p>…

Social Media

4 Sales Lessons Every Business Owner Should Learn | Inc.com

Being able to sell is one of the most important skills you can have. It’s amazing how many business owners don’t realize how crucial this is, because they don’t see themselves as being in sales. But if you’re going to be the leader of a business, the skill is essential.<p>When you think about it, …

Selling

Richard Branson on Taking Risk

"Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You then have to catch up with them."<p>Join Shark Tank’s Daymond John, MailChimp's Ben Chestnut, Drybar's Alli Webb, Boxed's Chieh Huang, Harry’s Jeff Raider, and hundreds of scrappy and trailblazing entrepreneurs at this year's Grow …

New Orleans

A Crash Course in Money Management for Your College-Bound Kids

Give students the tools they need to master their finances.<p>When it comes to bank accounts, the cost of newbie mistakes adds up fast. For example, …

Personal Finance

Don’t invest in your company’s stock

If ever you needed another reason not to invest in your company’s stock inside your 401(k), this would be it.<p>A new Morningstar Investment Management …

Retirement

LinkedIn Tells Noisiest Members To Hush, And A Ruckus Ensues

When Internet sites invite millions of members to post, it’s a safe bet that before long, shouting and head-banging will ensue. Facebook had a ruckus a while back, regarding photos uploaded by breast-feeding activists, or “lactivists.” Reddit struggled last year to deal with posts known as …

Donald Trump Hits Back on Investment School $40M Suit

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a $40 million civil suit against Donald Trump, accusing "The Apprentice" TV star of defrauding …

Kevin Spacey Goes All House-of-Cards on Hollywood

In case you missed this most excellent keynote speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival’s high-profile James MacTaggart Memorial …

Kevin Spacey

Amazon's expansion primes Seattle economic growth

Amazon is constructing a new headquarters in Seattle, Washington, but the company's impact there may be a lot bigger than putting in a few impressive buildings. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, Seattle's South Lake Union is turning from a drab warehouse district into a thriving hub of workers and …