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Mastercard opens access to its blockchain tech

The payments giant has opened its blockchain APIs to developers to progress work in cross-border transactions.<p>Mastercard has opened its blockchain …

Blockchain

Dear Elon–Forget Killer Robots. Here’s What You Should Really Worry About

Panicking about killer robots is foolish when you have many more immediate problems, writes columnist Caroline Sinders.<p>Dear Elon,<p>We’ve never met but I feel confident telling you this: It’s going to be okay, I promise. Put the coffee down, and the whiskey. The killer robots aren’t coming for us, …

Munich Startup Triples As It Takes Share From IBM, Accenture In $15 Billion Market

Can artificial intelligence do the work of high-powered consultants?<p>A Munich-based startup founded by a math major is doing just that. His fast-growing software startup offers companies like 3M, Cisco, and General Electric better results at a fraction of the cost — and he’s grabbing market share in …

Artificial Intelligence

69 Videos Every Designer Should Watch

Design has a history; design shapes culture; design is creative; design is a process; design is helpful; and design is human. Whether you’ve two …

Skype’s Niklas Zennström backs London fintech startup Cleo

Cleo founders Aleksandra Wozniak and Barney Hussey-Yeo<p>London-based Cleo, a startup that’s developed an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances, has picked up $700,000 in funding from an impressive list of angel investors, including Skype founder Niklas Zennström.<p>He’s joined by Zoopla …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Online Education

Innovation Needs Exploration

In <i>Sapiens</i>, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari argues that it was the exploratory mindset that led to European dominance over the world. Other empires, such as the Chinese and the Ottomans, had far greater military and economic power in the 18th century. Yet, it was the Europeans quest for …

Innovation

5 Ways to Identify the Best Innovation Opportunities

The new theory of 'jobs to be done' goes beyond demographics to uncover disruptive potential.<p><i>In their book</i>Competing Against Luck<i>(HarperCollins, 2016,) Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, along with co-authors Karen Dillon, David S. Duncan, and Taddy Hall propose to explain how</i> …

Google Brain's Quoc Le speaks about Deep learning's progress and its future

Dr. Quoc Viet Le is a research scientist at Google Brain known for his path-breaking work on deep neural networks (DNN). He is especially famous for …

Artificial Intelligence

Gain Clarity & Deep Peace with Doreen Virtue - Monday Meditation

Leadership and Business Courses

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

Get Your Creativity Flowing with Daily Practice

Get a free workbook with coaching from professional artist, Cherry Jeffs<p>Many of us put our creative passion projects off for “someday”, but unless we …

Motivating Millennials Takes More than Flexible Work Policies

A 2015 Gallup Poll found that Millennials are the least engaged cohort in the workplace, with only 28.9% saying that they are engaged at work. This, combined with high turnover rates and greater freelance and entrepreneurial opportunities, means that if companies want to retain these valued …

A Stanford professor explains how 'design thinking' can help you lose weight, stop worrying, and change your life

What's something you've always wanted to accomplish but never have?<p>Maybe it's launching your own company, or maybe it's finally getting in …

Design

15 Websites You Should Know To Make Your Life Easier

One thing that people don’t seem to talk about enough when it comes to the Internet is its daily utility. The whole thing with social media and …

Guide Books

9 TED Talks to Kickstart Your Creativity | Inc.com

Innovation is a key to success in business. More than that, to innovate is to break the bonds of who you've always been and to open a door to real change. Every step you take can be toward reinvention, whether of how design a product, run a business process, or address important aspects of your …

Creativity

5 Ways to Spot and Capitalize on Trends

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many successful businesses were started by entrepreneurs with an ability to see a trend before everyone else. They were able to take their insight and capitalize on it in a new and creative way. Businesses from Uber and Lyft to Airbnb and …

Five ways work will change in the future

As part of our report on how work is changing, we take a peek into a world where your boss is tracking you, your neighbour is a robot, and it’s cool to be old… employment, but not as we know it<p>• ‘My father had one job in his life, I’ve had six in mine, my kids will have six at the same time’ • Life …

The Workplace

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

As a driver of technical innovation for a software company, a huge part of my job depends on forecasting how current tech trends will play out, merge, dissipate or expand. Here are some of my predictions of what the world will look like in 2020.<p>Revised Notions Of Ownership<p>Think of the things you …

Augmented Reality

Toronto startup League lets businesses customize wellness benefits

One of Toronto's most successful entrepreneurs has kindled his latest fast-growing startup by tackling two irritating problems of working life: how to find good-quality non-medical health and wellness professionals and how to claim those expenses on your benefits plan in a simple way.<p>League is the …

How to Design (and Analyze) a Business Experiment

<i>Jimmy Musto</i><p>The rise of experimental evaluations within organizations — or what economists refer to as field experiments — has the potential to transform organizational decision-making, providing fresh insight into areas ranging from product design to human resources to public policy. Companies that …

How The Internet Of Things Is Changing Work

Here’s how technologists think the world of IoT will change the workplace–and how it’s already changing how we do business today.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting concept, a future where “billions of things are talking to each other,” as technology consulting company SAP describes it. …

5 Books Guaranteed to Unlock Your Creative Genius

Why does it seem like some people can effortlessly “follow their passions”, while others can’t? What’s the secret of successful entrepreneurs and …

Creativity

How the 'Internet of Things' will affect the world

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Internet of Things

All Aboard the Sensor Revolution: How the Internet of Things is Driving Innovation

Keeping up with every new buzz and innovation is undoubtedly whiplash-inducing. But look away and you’ll be left behind. Are you going to be a mere …

Internet of Things

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Relationships